EU Conference on Managing and Promoting Sustainable and Accessible Tourism Destinations

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28 January 2016, Brussels, Belgium. Highlighting the results of the implementation of the European Tourism Indicators System (ETIS) and focusing on the contribution of tourism accessibility to sustainability of destinations.

ETIS Toolkit Cover image by EU CommissionPhoto. ETIS Toolkit Cover, EU Commission.

28 January 2016, Brussels, Belgium. This is a joint event combining a conference on the European Tourism Indicators System (ETIS) and a workshop on accessible tourism.

The European Commission invites you to attend its conference on 'Managing and promoting sustainable and accessible tourism destinations'.

At this event sustainability and accessibility are presented as complementary strategies to successfully manage and promote tourism destinations.

The purpose of this event is to:

  • present the results of the second ETIS pilot testing phase,    including recommendations and the revised toolkit of ETIS
  • identify policy priorities for accessible tourism in destinations, in particular focusing on accommodation, transport, attractions and customer satisfaction
  • present a promotion strategy for Europe as a 'Sustainable Tourism Destination for All'.

The  occasion  is  also  an  opportunity  to  explore  potential  synergies  and  complementarities  between ETIS and other existing methodologies and initiatives at European and International level. Finally, the conference will put a specific focus on accessible tourism. Participants will be able to explore this issue in depth in an interactive "World Café".

The  "World Café" is a  structured conversation, which allows linking ideas within a larger group and gathering collective knowledge and experience from the participants. Participants will be invited to form small groups and move between them following 3 rounds of questions. The overarching question will be: "How can we best fit in accessibility needs and concepts in the overall sustainability framework?"


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More information

From the European Commission website:

Download the Provisional Conference Agenda (20 January 2016) in PDF format from the right-hand panel.

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