As announced in action 3 of the Communication "A European Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism", the Commission promoted a structured dialogue on cruise tourism to enhance synergies in the sector, targeting best practice sharing in innovation, competitiveness and sustainability strategies. The launching conference took place in Brussels, 5 and 6 March 2015, and follow up events at regional level are foreseen in the coming months.
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Study: Tourist facilities in ports
Presentations and speeches
Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Antonio Deudero [2 MB] All available translations., Director General for Ports and Airports of the Regional Government of the Balearic Islands, on behalf of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR)
Session 1: Ports for the future - managing congestion and other challenges, building solutions for the future
Session 2: Environmental sustainability - greener solutions for the cruise sector
Session 3: The shared return - cruise tourism opportunities for coastal economies
Session 4: A new impetus for regional cooperation in cruise tourism
Jan Korthoudt [2 MB] All available translations., Tourism Director of Flanders International Department, Executive Committee Member of Network of European Regions for a sustainable and Competitive Tourism (NECSTOUR)
(1) Challenges and opportunities for cruise tourism in the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Arctic
Steven Young [2 MB] All available translations., Director of Port Services and Government Affairs, Carnival UK
(2) Challenges and opportunities for cruise tourism in the Baltic Sea
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UNFSA Review Conference – A step forward towards the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources
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