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European Tourism Forums 2006-2010

Strengthening Europe's Role as the Leading Tourism Destination, Mellieha, Malta - 18-19 November 2010

18 November:

Issues discussed (panels):

19 November:

  • Plenary session on the new policy framework for tourism.
  • Ministerial debate (restricted meeting of EU ministers) on implementing the Commission communication.

Programme of the European Tourism Forum 2010 in Mellieha (as per 22.11.2010) pdf - 37 KB [37 KB]

Speech - Mr Zoltan Somogyi pdf - 740 KB [740 KB]
UNWTO, Executive Director for Member Relations and Services

EU Tourism and the Economic Downturn: New Opportunities for a Sustainable and Prosperous Future?, Brussels, 9 October 2009

Issues discussed (panels):

  • Consumer behaviour vis-à-vis sustainability and the economic downturn
  • Employer-employee relations in tourism
  • The regulatory framework in tourism
  • A 2020 perspective: Promoting competitive and sustainable European tourism.

Programme - 2009 European Tourism Forum pdf - 200 KB [200 KB]

Summary report – 2009 European Tourism Forum pdf - 86 KB [86 KB]

Tourism quality and sustainability vis-à-vis demand trends, Bordeaux, 18-19 September 2008

Issues discussed (panels):

  • Europe's adaptability to world tourism demand trends
  • Integrating competitiveness and sustainability criteria in the adaptation of the European tourism offer
  • Facilitating the adaptation of EU quality tourism jobs.

Parallel events - the EDEN exhibition, EDEN awards ceremony and an informal ministerial meeting (18 September).

20 European Destinations of Excellence to offer high-quality, sustainable tourism(press release)

Summary report – 2008 European Tourism Forum pdf - 18 KB [18 KB]

Sustainable management of tourism destinations, Algarve, 25-27 October 2007

Issues discussed (panels):

  • Management and conservation of natural and cultural heritage
  • Management of resources & waste
  • Sustainable management: corporate responsibility for competitiveness and job creation.

Parallel event – Awards ceremony for the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) (26 October).

Competitive, sustainable destinations discussed at European Tourism Forum(press release)

Summary report – 2007 European Tourism Forum pdf - 79 KB [79 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) português (pt)

European tourism: new opportunities, Limassol, Cyprus, 16-17 November 2006

Issues discussed (panels):

  • New technologies, new tourists
  • New instruments, innovative partnerships
  • New trends, new markets.

Summary report – 2006 European Tourism Forum pdf - 26 KB [26 KB]

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