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Low-cost air carriers and tourism

26-11-2019

The liberalisation of air transport, which resulted in the creation of new routes and new business models for airlines, in particular the development of low-cost carriers, has led to lower fares and wider access to air transport. In many countries, air transport is a catalyst for the development of tourism. As low-cost carriers in the EU have experienced substantial growth, serving mostly short-haul destinations, they are increasingly looking into investing in the long-haul market. This is an updated ...

The liberalisation of air transport, which resulted in the creation of new routes and new business models for airlines, in particular the development of low-cost carriers, has led to lower fares and wider access to air transport. In many countries, air transport is a catalyst for the development of tourism. As low-cost carriers in the EU have experienced substantial growth, serving mostly short-haul destinations, they are increasingly looking into investing in the long-haul market. This is an updated edition of an 'at a glance' note from June 2017, PE 607.263.

The external dimension of EU tourism policy

03-07-2018

The European Union is the most visited tourist destination in the world, and EU tourists are one of the largest groups travelling to third countries. In order to maintain and increase these tourist flows in a sustainable way, the EU cooperates with a number of international bodies and third countries.

The European Union is the most visited tourist destination in the world, and EU tourists are one of the largest groups travelling to third countries. In order to maintain and increase these tourist flows in a sustainable way, the EU cooperates with a number of international bodies and third countries.

The EU and tourism

13-12-2013

Tourism is an important sector in the EU economy, providing an estimated 12-14 million jobs and accounting for over 5% of EU GDP. Collectively, EU Member States attract more tourists every year than any other part of the world. This InfoGraphic looks at the EU and tourism, providing in a graphical way various key data for the industry, including numbers of tourists, top EU destinations and breakdowns for the modes of transport and types of accommodation which are used.

Tourism is an important sector in the EU economy, providing an estimated 12-14 million jobs and accounting for over 5% of EU GDP. Collectively, EU Member States attract more tourists every year than any other part of the world. This InfoGraphic looks at the EU and tourism, providing in a graphical way various key data for the industry, including numbers of tourists, top EU destinations and breakdowns for the modes of transport and types of accommodation which are used.

The Impact of tourism on Coastal Areas: Regional Development Aspects (study and handbook)

15-04-2008

The present study examines the role that Structural Funds play in supporting tourism interventions in coastal regions. Although tourism is not a high priority, and in quantitative terms the proportion of Structural Funds spent on tourism is only a small proportion of the total, the impact in qualitative terms on regional development is substantial, especially in those coastal regions that are highly dependent on the tourism sector. The findings of the study show that a significant impact is related ...

The present study examines the role that Structural Funds play in supporting tourism interventions in coastal regions. Although tourism is not a high priority, and in quantitative terms the proportion of Structural Funds spent on tourism is only a small proportion of the total, the impact in qualitative terms on regional development is substantial, especially in those coastal regions that are highly dependent on the tourism sector. The findings of the study show that a significant impact is related to aspects of institutional building, especially in the new Member States. Another important impact concerns awareness-raising, especially with regard to the environmental sustainability aspects of tourism projects. It is well recognised by policy-makers that the sustainability of a fast-growing sector such as tourism, particularly mass tourism in coastal regions, is a key challenge for the future.

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CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies in Zusammenarbeit mit Touring Servizi

European Union Action in the Tourism Sector - Improving Support Measures for Sustainable Tourism

15-02-2002

The report is based on the analysis of a number of documents from the EU and the industry relevant to the nature of the tourism sector, policy-making issues, and the more general area of sustainable development. The introduction to the report outlines the process of sustainable tourism. It briefly discusses the effects of the 11th September, and provides a brief overview of the European tourism industry and its place in the global economy. The first part of the report presents options on EU policy ...

The report is based on the analysis of a number of documents from the EU and the industry relevant to the nature of the tourism sector, policy-making issues, and the more general area of sustainable development. The introduction to the report outlines the process of sustainable tourism. It briefly discusses the effects of the 11th September, and provides a brief overview of the European tourism industry and its place in the global economy. The first part of the report presents options on EU policy improvements that would facilitate the move towards this process. A total of 26 recommendations are suggested, alongside a systemic methodology to guide their implementation. The second Part of the report examines the arguments and evidence behind the policy improvement recommendations. It separates current EC funding programmes and EC sustainable development strategies, demonstrating current types of support measures for sustainable tourism. Evidence from four Member States (Germany, the UK, Portugal and Italy) is presented in this section to augment the perspective from which to view the policy recommendations of Part A. A series of Annexes support the document, including the reports from the four countries and information on EU funding programmes.

External author

Herbert Hamele (Ecotrans e.V. of Saarbrücken, Germany)

The Role of the EC in Regard to Tourism and Regional Development

01-10-1993

This study concludes that, while no new Community initiative is desirable, changes to the Commission's management of tourism policy are needed and greater human and financial resources are required for the implementation of the Action Plan for Tourism.

This study concludes that, while no new Community initiative is desirable, changes to the Commission's management of tourism policy are needed and greater human and financial resources are required for the implementation of the Action Plan for Tourism.

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Fitzpatrick Associates, Dublin (IRL)

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