<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/tourism/news/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:28:19 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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
<![CDATA[New European rules for airports safety]]> Published : Thu, 06 Mar 2014

The European Commission is putting in place on 6 March 2014 a legal framework providing common standards for safe design, operation and maintenance in over 700 EU and EEA airports.

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Europe more innovative but regional differences persist]]>

Published : Tue, 04 Mar 2014

Europe is closing its innovation gap with the United States and Japan but differences in performance between EU Member States are still high and diminishing only slowly.

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission presents new European strategy to promote coastal and maritime tourism]]> Published : Thu, 20 Feb 2014

The European Commission presented on 20/02 a new strategy to support coastal and maritime tourism in Europe.

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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New tourism quality principles – Good for tourists, good for small enterprises]]>

Published : Thu, 20 Feb 2014

The European Commission proposed on 20/02 a set of voluntary European Tourism Quality Principles.

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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[State aid: Commission adopts new guidelines for state aid to airports and airlines]]> Published : Thu, 20 Feb 2014

The European Commission adopted today new guidelines on how Member States can support airports and airlines in line with EU state aid rules.

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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Industrial structure report highlights need for industrial renaissance]]>

Published : Mon, 17 Feb 2014

According to a European Commission report published today on the current status of EU industry, most sectors have still not regained their pre-crisis level of output and significant differences exist between sectors and Member States.

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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Tourism expected to grow again in 2014, led by strong domestic and European demand ]]>

Published : Thu, 13 Feb 2014

Tourism has been one of the strongholds of European economy during the recent economic crisis, and according to the results of the new Eurobarometer survey, the positive trend will continue in 2014.

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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A new gastronomy portal: discover exciting food events during your holidays!]]>

Published : Thu, 13 Feb 2014

On the occasion of the opening of the International Tourism Fair in Milan (BIT), European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani presented a new European gastronomy portal, which lists food fairs and festivals in Europe.

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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Call for testing the European Tourism System of Indicators for Sustainable Management]]>

Published : Wed, 05 Feb 2014

The European Tourism Indicators System for Sustainable Management at Destination Level (ETIS) is a tool to help destinations to measure and monitor the sustainability of their tourism management.

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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Record for tourist accommodation ]]>

Published : Wed, 29 Jan 2014

In 2013, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU28 reached a peak of 2.6 billion nights, up by 1.6% compared with 2012.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission calls for immediate action for a European Industrial Renaissance]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Jan 2014

The European Commission is urging Member States to recognise the central importance of industry for creating jobs and growth and to mainstream industry-related competitiveness concerns across all policy areas.

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New leisure boat rules to help business and the environment]]>

Published : Wed, 18 Dec 2013

In the summertime, Europe’s waters come to life with several million motor boats, sail boats, jet skis and other recreational crafts. These tourist favourites are set to become safer and cleaner, with new legislation making the use of such crafts less harmful to the environment.

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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Barrier-free travel: a win-win for society and EU tourism]]> Published : Sun, 15 Dec 2013

Making tourism more accessible is essential to the development of new markets and services that will help Europe’s tourism industry thrive.

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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Cultural Routes showcase remote destinations]]> Published : Sun, 15 Dec 2013

To further solidify Europe as the world’s number one tourist destination, new markets are continuously being explored.

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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Give your opinion on the tourism policy]]>

Published : Thu, 12 Dec 2013

The European Commission has launched today two public consultations to get the opinion from the tourism sector on the European Tourism of the Future and the Regulatory and Administrative Framework on EU Tourism

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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Aviation: EU extends the use of electronic devices on planes]]>

Published : Tue, 10 Dec 2013

The EU's Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has updated its guidance on the use of portable electronic devices on board (PED), that can be now used in "flight mode" in all phases of the journey.

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT