The seminar focused on the exchange of good practice and presented recent developments in EU tourism. There was a particular focus on sustainability. Participants engaged in dialogue and debate.
The possibility to extend European Commission initiatives such as EDEN (European Destinations of Excellence, promoting sustainable tourism models) and Calypso (enabling tourism in the off-season) to Mediterranean countries was also explored.
Representatives from Croatia, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia explained their national strategies for improving sustainability in tourism.