<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/tourism/news/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:56:36 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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[Zamestnanosť: nový európsky pas zručností uľahčí nábor v cestovnom ruchu]]> Published : Tue, 17 Jun 2014

Európska komisia spustila iniciatívu Európsky pas zručností v cestovnom ruchu, nástroj vyvinutý na uľahčenie kontaktu medzi uchádzačmi o zamestnanie a zamestnávateľmi v sektore ubytovania, stravovania a cestovného ruchu v Európe.

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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 awards for Accessible Tourism]]>

Published : Fri, 06 Jun 2014

The European Excellence awards for Accessible Tourism have been annouced on 6 June 2014. They reward 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
<![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