<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/tourism/news/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:28:06 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[COSME: Access to Finance - Ready to aid 330 000 SMEs]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Oct 2014

Proving their unyielding commitment to stimulating the economy from the foundation up, the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) signed an agreement on 22 July that will guarantee Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Europe access of to up to €25 billion of additional finance over the next [...]

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Destinations of ExcelleNce : a network for sustainable tourism]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Oct 2014

The network of European Destinations for ExcelleNce (EDEN) met on 21 October 2014. Participants shared good practices to develop sustainable tourism and benefited from learning sessions on innovative communication channels.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

The "Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector (2014-2020)" gathers information on the various sources of EU funding of interest for the European tourism industry and its different actors, from both private and public sector.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Passenger rights: smartphone app upgraded for summer holidays]]> Published : Tue, 08 Jul 2014

The Commission's free smartphone application for passenger rights has been upgraded just before the summer holidays.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Huge cuts in roaming charges as of 1 July]]> Published : Tue, 24 Jun 2014

From 1 July 2014, the EU will cut the price caps for data downloads by more than half: down from 45 to 20 cents per megabyte (plus VAT).

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[REFIT – Commission making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly ]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Just a few days ahead of the European Council, the Commission pushes the EU's smart regulation agenda further.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Call for Proposals explained: Cultural Routes and Luxury Goods]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

The Commission recently launched a Call for Proposals, aiming to create a Cultural Route which showcases one high-end product, either perfume, chocolate or jewellery. In doing so it hopes to promote cooperation between tourism and the luxury goods industries.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Tourism: Heading in the right direction]]>

Published : Tue, 17 Jun 2014

Tourism was Europe’s most resilient sector during the recent economic downturn and will act as a main driver on the road to recovery.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Заетост: нов европейски паспорт на уменията в областта на хотелиерството и ресторантьорството]]> Published : Tue, 17 Jun 2014

Европейската комисия представи европейския паспорт на уменията в областта на хотелиерството и ресторантьорството — инструмент, чиято цел е да се улесни контактът между търсещите работа и работодателите в сектора на хотелиерството, ресторантьорството и туризма в Европа.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Multimodal journey planners: Commission pushes for better travel solutions]]> Published : Mon, 16 Jun 2014

The European Commission has published an analysis of the current situation of multimodal travel planners in Europe and its plans for the way forward

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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Excellence Awards for Accessible Tourism]]>

Published : Fri, 06 Jun 2014

The European Excellence Awards for Accessible Tourism were announced on 6 June 2014. They rewarded the efforts of private enterprises or public authorities in making services and facilities more accessible to tourists with special needs.

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Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Moving forward with the European Industrial Renaissance]]>

Published : Tue, 03 Jun 2014

At the beginning of 2014, European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani unveiled his plan for a ‘European Industrial Renaissance’.

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Air passenger rights]]> Published : Thu, 15 May 2014

The European Commission has published a report reviewing passenger rights' complaint handling and enforcement in the European air transport sector between 2010 and 2012.

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Wed, 14 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SILC II is a funding opportunity for EU industry to cope with the climate challenge]]>

Published : Tue, 13 May 2014

The European Commission has launched the Sustainable Industry Low Carbon II (SILC II) initiative with a budget of €20 million.

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Mon, 12 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU CSR policy: The Commis­sion seeks stake­holders’ views on achievements and future challenges]]>

Published : Tue, 29 Apr 2014

The Commission is seeking stakeholders’ views about the impact of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy over the past three years and on the role it should play in the future.

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Six partnerships to develop sustainable transnational tourism in Europe ]]>

Published : Wed, 23 Apr 2014

Six new tourism projects have been awarded with EU grants in 2013 through a call for proposals aimed at “Supporting the enhancement and promotion of sustainable transnational thematic tourism products” under the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP).

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Indicators for Sustainable Tourism ]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Apr 2014

The European Tourism Indicators System for Sustainable Management at Destination Level (ETIS) is entering a second testing phase involving more than 100 destinations. These destinations volunteered to use the toolkit developped by the European Commission to measure and monitor their sustainable tourism management performances.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Business services crucial for keeping Europe's industry fit]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Apr 2014

The importance of Business Services should be adequately reflected in the Europe 2020 Strategy according to a report of the High Level Group on Business Services.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[More flexible visa rules to boost growth and job creation]]>

Published : Tue, 01 Apr 2014

Many non-EU nationals wishing to travel to the EU are often faced with cumbersome, lengthy and costly visa procedures.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission supports Maritime and Coastal Tourism and assists SMEs to access markets in Greece]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Mar 2014

Coastal and maritime tourism is one of the key drivers for creating growth and new jobs in Europe, in particular in coastal areas which often suffer from high unemployment. It is a pillar of the "Blue Growth" strategy and has a potential to create growth and new jobs, particularly in [...]

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT