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European Commission Launches Open Consultations On EU Tourism

European-Commission-logoThe European Commission has launched online open consultations on the future of European Tourism and on the regulatory and administrative framework of tourism businesses in the EU.

Closing date for both open consultations is 15 March 15 2014.

Open Consultation on the European Tourism of the Future

eu_tourismAiming to support the European Tourism of the Future, the European Commission launched this consultation to:
– better identify the key challenges and opportunities for the European tourism industry’s future;
– help revising, if necessary, the Action Plan for the sector adopted by the European Commission in 2010 (COM(2010)352).
Contact: DG ENTR Tourism and cultural instruments Unit –

For further information, press here.

Open Consultation on Regulatory and Administrative Framework on Tourism Businesses, Public Administrations, and other Tourism Stakeholders in the EU

The European Commission would like to examine roots of regulatory and administrative burden on tourism businesses, which may impede their capacity of growth and their competitiveness, as well as burden hindering the effectiveness of tourism policies at national, regional or local level.

The flags of the 27 EU Member States following enlargement on 1 January 2007The objective of this public consultation is to identify all the EU, national, regional and local policy initiatives (legislative or not) and administrative practices, where there may still be scope for further reducing the burden for SMEs, and in particular for micro businesses, as well as for EU tourism destinations, public administrations and tourists visiting EU Member States from within or outside Europe.

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The Commission would also like to obtain the views of a wide circle of public and private stakeholders and individuals on possible good practices and initiatives that may be taken as an example of bringing positive impact on those affected by them.

For further information, press here.


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