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European tourism of the future

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Consultation on the European tourism of the future

Consultation on the European tourism of the future

Objectives of the consultation Tourism is the 3rd largest economic sector in the EU after trade & distribution and construction. Despite increasing competition, the EU managed so far to remain the world's n°1 tourist destination. Its tourism industry however is confronted with various changes in the EU and the rest of the world - see description in downloadable file below. These (will) have a major impact on the structure of the tourism sector and its activities. The main objectives of this consultation are twofold: better identify the key challenges and opportunities for the European tourism industry; help revising, if necessary, the Action Plan for the sector adopted by the European Commission in 2010 (COM(2010)352). The European Commission is organising in parallel another consultation on ways to further reduce the regulatory and administrative burden on the sector, tourism-related public administrations and other tourism stakeholders in the EU. Target groups The consultation is mainly targeting tourism-related businesses, business associations, trade unions, public authorities at all levels, as well as (members of) academic institution, think tanks and NGOs. Contact: ENTR-TOURISM-SURVEYS@ec.europa.eu Responsible service: European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Tourism and cultural instruments Unit - Avenue d’Auderghem 45 - B-1049 Brussels - Belgium Protection of personal data http://ec.europa.eu/geninfo/legal_notices_en.htm

Objectives of the consultation

Tourism is the 3rd largest economic sector in the EU after trade & distribution and construction. Despite increasing competition, the EU managed so far to remain the world's n°1 tourist destination. Its tourism industry however is confronted with various changes in the EU and the rest of the world - see description in downloadable file below. These (will) have a major impact on the structure of the tourism sector and its activities.

The main objectives of this consultation are twofold: better identify the key challenges and opportunities for the European tourism industry; help revising, if necessary, the Action Plan for the sector adopted by the European Commission in 2010 (COM(2010)352). The European Commission is organising in parallel another consultation on ways to further reduce the regulatory and administrative burden on the sector, tourism-related public administrations and other tourism stakeholders in the EU.

Target groups

The consultation is mainly targeting tourism-related businesses, business associations, trade unions, public authorities at all levels, as well as (members of) academic institution, think tanks and NGOs.

Contact: ENTR-TOURISM-SURVEYS@ec.europa.eu

Responsible service: European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Tourism and cultural instruments Unit - Avenue d’Auderghem 45 - B-1049 Brussels - Belgium


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1. Respondent profile
1. Respondent profile
1.1. You are / belong to*
mainly responsible for
1.2. Name*
1.3. Job title
1.4. Name of the entity you represent where appropriate
1.5. Email address to contact you in case we need to clarify some of your answers
1.6. In which country are you / your entity based?*
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1.7. On which market are you mainly active? Select one or more*
Please specify
1.8. What are your main types of activity? Select one or more*
Please specify
1.9. Do you consent to the publication of your reply and name? Contributions to public consultations are normally made public together with personal data, unless you say otherwise. Please indicate your choice below.*
2. Challenges & opportunities
2.1. Assess the likely impact of the following challenges for your business in the next 5 to 10 years from 1 (not concerned) to 5 (very serious concern)
Please specify
2.2. How important could the following opportunities be for your business? from 1 (no important at all) to 5 (very important)
Please specify
2.3. How do you intend to exploit these opportunities? Select one or more
Please specify
2.4. Explain concretely how you would exploit these opportunities
Supplying tourism services usually require the collaboration of many actors. They form a value chain. Some categories of suppliers are stronger for various reasons. They are for instance in a position to pass on increases in energy costs to their customers while other have to reduce their profit margin. The following questions help identify which sub-sectors are particularly vulnerable or performing particularly well, how much leverage they have when buying and selling ...
2.5. How strong are you when negotiating with your main suppliers? Score from 1 (I have to accept their terms and conditions whatever they are) to 5 (my main suppliers have to accept my terms and conditions whatever they are)
2.6. How strong are you when negotiating with your main customers? Score from 1 (I have to accept their terms and conditions whatever they are) to 5 (my main suppliers have to accept my terms and conditions whatever they are)
2.7. Between your suppliers and customers, are you
2.8. Between your suppliers and customers, where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years from now?
2.9. Which sectors are the biggest winners in the “tourism value chain”? Select one or more*
Please specify
Please specify the transport sector (aviation, train, ...)
2.10. Which sectors are likely to be the biggest winners in 5 to 10 years? Select one or more*
Please specify
Please specify the transport sector (aviation, train, ...)
2. Challenges & opportunities
2.1. Assess the likely impact of the following challenges for your sector in the next 5 to 10 years from 1 (not concerned) to 5 (very serious concern)
Please specify
2.2. How important could the following opportunities be for your sector? from 1 (no important at all) to 5 (very important)
Please specify
2.3. How does your sector intend to exploit these opportunities? Select one or more
Please specify
2.4. Explain concretely how your sector would exploit these opportunities
Supplying tourism services usually require the collaboration of many actors. They form a value chain. Some categories of suppliers are stronger for various reasons. They are for instance in a position to pass on increases in energy costs to their customers while other have to reduce their profit margin. The following questions help identify which sub-sectors are particularly vulnerable or performing particularly well, how much leverage they have when buying and selling ...
2.5. How strong is your sector when negotiating with its main suppliers? Score from 1 (I have to accept their terms and conditions whatever they are) to 5 (my main suppliers have to accept my terms and conditions whatever they are)
2.6. How strong is your sector when negotiating with its main customers? Score from 1 (I have to accept their terms and conditions whatever they are) to 5 (my main suppliers have to accept my terms and conditions whatever they are)
2.7. Between its suppliers and its customers, is your sector
2.8. Between its suppliers and its customers, where do you see your sector in 5 to 10 years
2.9. Which sectors are the biggest winners in the “tourism value chain”? Select one or more*
Please specify
Please specify the transport sector (aviation, train, ...)
2.10. Which sectors are likely to be the biggest winners in 5 to 10 years? Select one or more*
Please specify
Please specify the transport sector (aviation, train, ...)
2. Challenges & opportunities
2.1. Assess the likely impact of the following challenges for the European Tourism Industry in the next 5 to 10 years from 1 (not concerned) to 5 (very serious concern)
Please specify
2.2. How important could the following opportunities be for the European Tourism Industry? from 1 (no important at all) to 5 (very important)
Please specify
2.3. How should the European Tourism Industry exploit these opportunities? Select one or more
Please specify
2.4. Explain concretely how these opportunities could be exploited
Supplying tourism services usually require the collaboration of many actors. They form a value chain. Some categories of suppliers are stronger for various reasons. They are for instance in a position to pass on increases in energy costs to their customers while other have to reduce their profit margin. The following questions help identify which sub-sectors are particularly vulnerable or performing particularly well, how much leverage they have when buying and selling ...
2.5. Which sectors are the biggest winners in the “tourism value chain”? Select one or more*
Please specify
Please specify the transport sector (aviation, train, ...)
2.6. Which sectors are likely to be the biggest winners in 5 to 10 years? Select one or more*
Please specify
Please specify the transport sector (aviation, train, ...)
3. Priorities for future EU policy and actions

3. Priorities for future EU policy and actions

3.1. What should the EU do by priority to support the competitiveness of its tourism industry? Select one or more*
Regulatory environment Please score the following actions sector from: 1 (not a priority) to 5 (top priority)
Please specify
Investment Please score the following actions sector from: 1 (not a priority) to 5 (top priority)
Please specify
Support to the promotion & development of tourism products Please score the following actions sector from: 1 (not a priority) to 5 (top priority)
Please specify
Better knowledge of the evolution of the sector Please score the following actions sector from: 1 (not a priority) to 5 (top priority)
Please specify
Better governance of the tourism sector Please score the following actions sector from: 1 (not a priority) to 5 (top priority)
Please specify
3.2. Could you roughly estimate the benefits of what you see as the most important priority? Select one level or more
For my company, from (€)
to (€)
For my sector at national level, from (€)
to (€)
For my sector at EU level, from (€)
to (€)
For the EU tourism industry in general, from (€)
to (€)
Comments and Suggestions
Comments and Suggestions
Respondents may upload a file developing in more details their vision for the future of the European tourism sector
Respondents may upload a file developing in more details their vision for the future of the European tourism sector
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