Tourism is one of the activities endowed with most significant potential to generate growth and employment in the EU. Moreover, tourism contributes to the develop ment and socioeconomic integration in rural, peripheral or less developed regions.
The Lisbon Treaty foresees a new competence for the EU in the tourism sector, changes the institutional context for the European tourism and offers the opportunity for a political initiative from the Commission in the field of tourism in 2010.
The attached discussion document invites to continue the consultations started in 2009, in view of preparing a future common strategy plan.
We are really interested in knowing stakeholders' opinion! Please send your contributions -by specifying your position- to the indicated e-mail address.