The European Tourism Days are an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss specific themes.
The European Tourism Day is an annual event. The themes are selected on the basis of current policy priorities.
In 2017, European Tourism Day was organised on 28 November. This year's theme was 'the future of tourism'.
In 2016 European Tourism Day returned to Brussels on 29 November. The theme was “Enhancing synergies between tourism and cultural and creative industries. Innovative solutions as the driver for jobs and growth”.
European Tourism Day 2015 took place on 16 December in Brussels. Topics for discussion included digitalisation, interconnectivity, sustainability and responsibility, accessibility, and governance.
European Tourism Day 2014 looked towards the future of tourism in Europe. Open discussions focused on the future competitiveness and sustainable growth of European tourism.
The ‘European Day of Persons with Disabilities’ and ‘European Tourism Day’ 2013 were celebrated with the Joint Conference, ‘Accessible Tourism in Europe’ on 3-4 December. The aim of the event was to raise awareness on the right of everybody to equal access to tourism services and destinations and to present some success stories and best practices in the field.
European Tourism Day, 27 September 2012, discussed the growth and sustainability of the tourism industry. The conference addressed ‘Seasonality’ and ‘Maritime and Coastal Tourism’.