November/December 2015


The European Commission has developed a tool, Virtual Tourism Observatory, to support policy makers and businesses develop better strategies for a more competitive European tourism sector.

EDC News: EC’s Virtual Tourism Observatory (VTO) & Other Initiatives

One of the European Commission’s (EC) main priorities is to improve the access to employment for European citizens. It has recognised that tourism is would be a key player in achieving this objective. Tourism has proven to be a major economic activity in the EU and has a wide-ranging impact on economic growth, employment and social development.

The EC is now faced with the task of maintaining Europe’s position as a leading tourist destination while maximising the industry’s contribution to growth and employment. It has decided to address this by providing tools, information and support:

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