Tourism needs better policy co-ordination at a European level
2014 sees the formation of a new European Commission and Parliament. NET calls on both to prioritise tourism and ensure effective policy co-ordination.
NET calls for one of the Commission’s services to be responsible for all issues related to tourism, including:
• Review of proposed EU measures to identify those which may affect tourism;
• Consultation with industry on all policy that have an impact on tourism.
The Council of Ministers for Tourism should meet at least once during each Presidency to identify and review the impact of EU measures on tourism.
NET also calls for the creation of an Intergroup on Tourism at the European Parliament. This intergroup should involve all relevant stakeholders and should monitor all political developments likely to have an impact on tourism sectors.