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January 19, 2024

ETOA Webinar | VIVA – Sourcing sustainable tourism

VIVA - Sourcing sustainable tourism
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December 20, 2023

IRU Intelligence Briefing: IRU Green Compact

Almost all tourism journeys feature the use of a road vehicle at some point, whether that’s a hire car, taxi, or travel by coach – this study examines ways in which Europe can fulfil its ambition of making road traffic (including commercial vehicles) carbon neutral by 2050.
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November 13, 2023

Data Appeal: Data-Driven Sustainable Strategies, The DMO Handbook

A free handbook from our partners at Data Appeal, exploring how destinations can champion responsible travel through the strategic use of data.
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November 2, 2023

ETOA Industry Briefing November 2023

The complete slide deck from our Industry Briefing in November 2023.
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October 3, 2023

ETOA Webinar | Climate Action and Tourism: Sourcing Sustainable Product

With expert panellists from the European Commission, national tourism bodies and the private sector, this webinar explores the wider context for sectoral transition from policy and support mechanisms to market and product developments.
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August 17, 2023

Tootbus Study: Attitudes to Sustainable City Breaks 2023

A study from ETOA member, Tootbus, asking travellers in France, Belgium and the UK what type of city break they prefer, their perceptions of sustainable city breaks and the impact of inflation on these perceptions.
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August 17, 2023

Envisioning Tourism in 2030 and Beyond: The changing shape of tourism in a decarbonising world

The study describes a scenario under which the tourism sector could achieve decarbonisation, highlighting that this will entail a dramatic change in travel behaviours if overall trip volume growth is to continue at its historic rate, with shifts in the distance people travel and the modes of transport that they use.
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August 17, 2023

CELTH Research: Strategies for Sustainable Events

A study that brings together a range of research evidence gathered at festivals in the Netherlands with a focus on ways of reducing the amount of waste generated and the extent to which waste might lessen the visitor experience.
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June 7, 2023

Mabrian Study: Rethinking the sustainability of long-haul travel

A study from our data partners at Mabrian that analyses the impact of long haul travel on the environment and questions how long-haul travel can be a viable and sustainable option.
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May 23, 2023

UNWTO Experiences in measuring the sustainability of tourism

The report sets out to provide a synopsis for policymakers based on the findings of a series of eleven pilot studies in different destinations around the world focussed on measuring the sustainability of tourism
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May 23, 2023

WTTC Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Opportunities and Implications for Tourism Destinations

A report which at its heart is making the case for the public and private sectors to focus on developing Sustainable Aviation Fuels that will allow the sector to decarbonise without the need for governments to introduce policies aimed at curbing the extent to which individuals can choose to fly.
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May 3, 2023

Open Destinations The 3 Growing Pains of Heritage Railways: The Case for Online Ticket sales

A case study from ETOA member Open Destinations on how Heritage Railways are modernising their online ticketing capability.
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March 1, 2023

ETOA & NTC Webinar | Sustainable Tourism: special focus on Nordic Accommodation

The Nordic region is one of the world's leading destinations for sustainable tourism and the products available for responsible travellers are in abundance. This webinar looks at the amazing examples of sustainability and nature in the region, with a particular focus on accommodation.
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January 31, 2023

ETOA Webinar | Tourism in 2030: tough choices ahead

The climate emergency is forcing change, and creates new dilemmas for government. When they look at their economy’s overall carbon footprint, which sectors will have more time to transition, and which must accept stricter controls to keep overall emissions within legally binding commitments?
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December 12, 2022

Euromonitor Travel and Hospitality Global Outlook and Innovation Guide

This report looks at the views of both business professionals and consumers, suggesting that technological change and a growing focus on sustainability will be key factors shaping travel and tourism in the next few years.
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November 8, 2022

Amadeus Hospitality Market Insights Report Sept 2022

A report packed with charts detailing hotel performance across leading markets and world regions, focussing on recent trends and forward bookings.
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October 5, 2022

ETOA & NTC Webinar | The importance of preserving Nordic cultural heritage in Nordic tourism with WTACH

In this webinar we will hear how important this is to tourism globally and look at how tourism itself can ensure that the worlds unique attributes, history and cultural values are celebrated and preserved for generations to come.
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June 27, 2022

ETOA Snapshot | Hosting events: Measuring impacts and benefits

Ten minute video session with Rachel Read and David Edwards on measuring the impacts of hosting major events.
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June 27, 2022

ETOA Snapshot | Sustainability metrics

Ten minute video session with Rachel Read and David Edwards on varying approaches to measuring sustainability.
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June 27, 2022

ETOA Snapshot | Sustainability travel intent versus actual behaviour

Ten minute video session with Rachel Read and David Edwards on traveller intentions versus their actual behaviour around suitable travel products, and the barriers between the two.
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May 23, 2022

WTTC: Destination 2030

A substantial report that brings together a host of indicators across multiple pillars to examine the readiness of 63 destinations around the world for sustainable travel and tourism growth between now and 2030, including the showcasing of examples of policies and strategies being implemented in different cities to underpin success.
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May 3, 2022

ETOA Webinar | Climate action and tourism: turning plans into practice

Watch this practical discussion about the travel industry and climate action with a panel of experts on carbon reduction, sectoral advocacy and consultancy. They provide current insight into what organisations of all sizes can do, and talk through the challenges and opportunities as plans turn into action.
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April 26, 2022

Expedia sustainable travel study

A report detailing findings from a survey of 11,000 consumers from around the world investigating attitudes towards sustainable travel, what motivates consumers to make sustainable choices and their (stated) willingness to pay more to make their travel decisions more sustainable.
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April 20, 2022

Webinar | Supporting tourism’s recovery: destination and regional perspectives

CityDNA, ETOA and NECSTouR represent city destinations, the travel trade and regional governments’ tourism interests. Developing mutual benefit while securing a safe space for a vibrant visitor economy is our common concern.
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March 24, 2022

Webinar | Rebuilding city tourism through product diversification

City tourism will regain strength in 2022 and due to built-up demand from global and European source markets many destinations expect 2019 volumes to be reached by 2023. In this webinar we discuss how dialogue between destinations and in-bound tour operators can support a healthy growth in city tourism.
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February 24, 2022

Webinar ETOA | Prospettive sulla ripresa del turismo in Italia

E’ iniziato un nuovo anno ed è tempo di fare il punto sul 2021 e volgere gli occhi e le speranze al 2022. Quali lezioni possiamo imparare dall’anno appena trascorso e quali sono gli elementi che ci permetteranno di aiutarti a raggiungere i tuoi obiettivi entro il 2022?
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February 22, 2022

Expedia Traveller Value Index 2022 Outlook

Based on the views of 5,500 respondents the report claims that people value travel and personal time more than ever and that four-in-five are planning at least one leisure trip in 2022, with flexibility still a top consideration for many travellers
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February 17, 2022

ETOA Webinar | Mediterranean product and demand

In this free webinar we explore product development and diversification in the Mediterranean region and current demand from global source markets. Expert panellists will share insights about evolving travel trends and business needs and we will discuss prospects for 2022, planning cycles and product development for the region.
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November 22, 2021

WTTC: A Net Zero Roadmap for Travel and Tourism

A 59- page report which serves to describe a potential new target framework for the travel and tourism sector in its journey towards becoming ‘net zero’. The report describes the current status quo with regards to the transition to net zero before setting out a target-based way forward and a call to action addressed towards key stakeholders from accommodation, tour operators, aviation, cruise and online travel agencies.
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October 19, 2021

ETC Handbook: Encouraging Sustainable Tourism Practices

A detailed synopsis that explores what sustainable tourism is, why it is important and what destinations and businesses around the world are doing to encourage its adoption. The centrepiece of the report consists of twenty case studies, but perhaps of equal value are the chapters bookending these case studies which help the reader develop a better understanding sustainable tourism and consider the many challenges faced by entities wishing to adopt such practices.
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September 30, 2021

ETOA Webinar | Climate action and tourism declaration to delivery

ETOA’s new sustainability partner, Travelife, will join its other partners NECSTouR and Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency to discuss the the Glasgow Declaration, and how its commitments should turn into action.
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March 17, 2021

ETC Sustainable Tourism Toolkit

A comprehensive document aimed at European NTOs to help guide their creation and implementation of sustainable tourism strategies. While much of the 53-page handbook is dedicated to a series of modules that guide practitioners in their work it also contains helpful sections that introduce the importance of sustainability within the tourism sector, the benefits of developing a national approach and a recognition of the many challenges that can hamper progress.
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January 11, 2021

Group NAO Tourism Taxes by Design

A detailed study that came about on the back of an ever-growing number of tourism taxes but coincided with the dramatic decline in tourism flows due to the pandemic. The research is wide-ranging, looking at examples of different forms of tourism tax, the wide range of rationales used for their introduction, the evidence about their effectiveness and an analysis of how tourism taxes can be introduced in a way that is underpinned by stakeholder support and consumer willingness to pay. Findings from an extensive survey of DMOs is also included, revealing the significant funding shortfalls that many currently face.
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December 31, 2020

ETOA Webinar Archive

ETOA Webinar archive from 2020 and earlier.
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November 11, 2020

WTTC: You have reached your destination

WTTC has recognised the need for public and private sectors around the world to learn from each other rather than ‘reinvent the wheel’ in terms of best practice in delivering travel and tourism, with this report highlighting fascinating examples from destinations around the world under a variety of headings including ‘prioritising the sector’, ‘planning for sustainable and inclusive growth’ and ‘securing and facilitating travel’.
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October 12, 2020

UNWTO Measuring Sustainable Tourism Brochure

The brochure presents the aim of creating a common statistical language for measuring the impact and contribution that tourism makes to the economy, society and environment, thereby allowing for a fuller account to be taken of sustainability issues when crafting tourism policies.
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September 10, 2020

UNWTO Recommendations on Urban Tourism

A short 10-page report that builds on a series of Urban Tourism Summits held in recent years as well as research conducted by UNWTO itself in order to make a series of recommendations on how destinations can develop urban tourism in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner.
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September 10, 2020

Airlines for Europe position paper on Sustainability and the Environment

Containing a range of insights and data this paper examines what it is European airlines are already doing to move towards a low-carbon economy, but equally points out the need for political leadership to foster wise regulation, more efficient use of air space and to support research and development in terms of alternative fuels.
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August 10, 2020

Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership – Climate Change: Implications for Tourism

A report that succeeds in its task of making the IPCC Assessment Report findings much more digestible to the layperson within the tourism sector, describing the scale of likely impact that climate change will have as well as setting out some of the adaptations and mitigation measures that could help deliver a more resilient industry. The report includes a helpful two-page infographic looking at various tourism sub-sectors.
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August 10, 2020

Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership – Rewiring the Economy: Ten Tasks, Ten Years

A report from 2017 that put forward ten tasks to be carried out within a decade by leaders in the fields of government, finance and business, with the aspiration being to ensure economic development benefits rather than harms broader needs such as healthy ecosystems, climate stability and wellbeing.
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August 10, 2020

Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership – Working towards a climate neutral Europe: Jobs and skills in a changing world

A discussion relating to how the interplay between megatrends such as demographic and technological change and ongoing policy development to bring about a climate neutral European economy will likely shape the job market, and the skillsets needed by workers, across Europe over the next three decades. While a number of ‘case studies’ are presented none of these relate directly to the travel or tourism sector.
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August 10, 2020

Euromonitor Travel 2040: Climate Emergency

A white paper describing a vision of how consumers might book and experience travel two decades from now, with a focus on how technology may help alleviate growing consumer concerns regarding the environment.
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