EU STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Created on Friday, 26 Mar 2021 15:16:08

On 25 March 2021, a resolution on establishing an EU strategy for sustainable tourism was adopted by 577 votes to 31, and 80 abstentions.

Tourism and travel sectors account for almost 10% of the EU's GDP and the COVID-19 outbreak has put 6 out of 27 million jobs at risk. To address such a critical situation, the resolution does not only suggest to temporarily reduce VAT on these services, but also urges them to implement common European traveling conditions through the Digital Green Certificate.

On the long term, the sanitary crisis is expected to launch a transition to a more 'sustainable, responsible and smart tourism', as well as a rethinking process aiming to plan the future of the industry.

As part of this rethinking process, sport and sporting events have been highlighted as opportunities for the tourism sector:

63. Points out the major contribution of sport to European tourism and highlights the opportunities arising from sporting events and activities, while not forgetting the importance of improving the sustainability of major events;

Partner Network

Four new partners join the office (Rugby Europe, ENGSO, LEN and FIFA)

The European Handball Federation (EHF) becomes partner of the office

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) becomes partner of the office

The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) becomes partner of the office

The Czech Olympic Committee becomes partner of the office

The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 23

The European Basketball Federation (FIBA Europe) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 24

The British Olympic Association (BOA) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 25

The NOC of Portugal becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 26

​The NOC of Croatia becomes partner of the office

​The NOC of Lithuania becomes partner of the office

The NOC of Cyprus becomes partner of the office

The Belgian NOC becomes partner of the office

ASOIF becomes partner of the office

The NOC Poland becomes partner to the office

IBU becomes partner to the office, bringing the total number of partners to 31 !

 

 

 

 

 

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17-18 May 2021
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