European Tourism Convention 2020
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12 October 2020, Online. The European Commission is organising the European Tourism Convention to launch a dialogue on sustainable recovery and the strategic orientations for the tourism of tomorrow. Recordings available online.
Following nine consecutive years of growth, the EU tourism ecosystem is among the hardest hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic affecting Europe since early 2020.
The European Commission is organising the European Tourism Convention which will launch a dialogue on sustainable recovery and the strategic orientations for the tourism of tomorrow and guide future work and cooperation on tourism (towards a European Agenda for Tourism 2050).
Update: 14 October 2020
Recordings of the plenary session of the Convention are now available on the home page of event: http://www.tourism-convention.eu/ or at:
In the framework of the European Tourism Convention, the European Commission will organise three on-line thematic workshops, which will be held in parallel in the morning of 12th October:
- Safe and Seamless Tourism Experience,
- Greener Holidays, and
- Tourism Powered by Data
The aim of the workshops is to map key issues, generate a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of the EU tourism sector linked with the three topics mentioned above and propose a set of SMART action points to be presented and discussed during the Plenary of the European Tourism Convention in the afternoon.
Each workshop will gather up to 30 participants, including representatives of the EU institutions, representatives of public authorities, European sectorial industry associations of the tourism and travel industry, international organisations, academics, as well as other relevant stakeholders. Places are limited and, following the Open Call for Proposals, (closed 17th September) the selected participants will have a unique chance to guide the future work on tourism recovery and transition. Participants with significant operations in EU countries or serving the EU tourism market will be prioritised.