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Tourism: keeping Europe the world's top destination

Tourism: keeping Europe the world's top destination

The consolidated political framework and coordinated approach proposed for the European tourism sector aims at supporting this essential sector of the European economy and proposes initiatives to promote its competitiveness, its sustainable and quality-based development and the visibility of Europe as an outstanding tourist destination, thus striving to maintain Europe as the world's top tourist destination.

09.03.2010The Eurobarometer survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism: promises upbeat prospects for 2010 season
14.04.2010A first high-level tourism stakeholders’ conference is held in Madrid paving the path for the new strategic vision for the EU's Tourism Policy
30.06.2010A new coordinated political framework to increase tourism competitiveness and its capacity for sustainable growth is proposed by the Commission in its Communication “Europe, the world's No 1 tourist destination – a new political framework for tourism in Europe”
27.09.2010Twenty five European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) in Aquatic Tourism are awarded and joined the bigger family of EDEN destinations
27.09.2010The European Tourism Day 2010 is dedicated to the promotion of European Cultural Routes and cultural tourism
12.10.2010Member States welcomes the new political framework for action in the European tourism (Council Conclusions on the Communication on tourism)
19.11.2010The European Tourism Forum 2010 in Malta explores ways for “strengthening Europe's role as the leading tourism destination”, while also welcoming recovery in the European tourism sector

What's Next

March/AprilThe results of the Eurobarometer survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism 2011 will be unveiled
12-13.05.2011A high-level tourism stakeholders’ conference in Budapest (Hungarian Presidency event) will look into ways for the tourism industry to grow in a sustainable and responsible manner
27.09.2011New emerging European destinations will receive the EDEN award for “tourism and the regeneration of physical sites” on the occasion of the European Tourism Day 2011 which will welcome tourism stakeholders to a discussion on tourism, European archaeological and industrial heritage and major sport/cultural events
05-07.10.2011The European Tourism Forum 2011 in Krakow (Polish Presidency event) will debate about how to stimulate competitiveness in the European tourism sector
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