Are you ready for Europe?

Summer is coming… It’s time to discover Europe! Ready for Europe is an ever timely initiative by the European Commission to promote Europe, the world’s number one tourism destination. Ready for Europe is a multimedia campaign that, through the slogan “Europe is ready for you. Are you ready for Europe?”, aims to show the beauty of Europe in each single aspects … [Read more…]

VisitEngland launches accessible tourism campaign in 2013

VisitEngland has unveiled plans for a national marketing campaign to promote accessible tourism in England next year. The national tourist board will work with five destinations to develop exciting itineraries with top class accommodation and attractions that provide a warm welcome for all visitors including those with access needs.  The campaign, a first of its … [Read more…]

DG MARE just announced the availability of the results of the consultation on challenges in the maritime and tourism sector.

As a Blue Growth sector, coastal and maritime tourism has been identified as an area with special potential to foster smart, sustainable and inclusive Europe. Europe’s coasts combine a rich maritime heritage and tradition with an unrivalled diversity of landscapes and natural refuges. Its oceans and seas are known for its biological richness and indescribable beauty. … [Read more…]

A visa policy to spur economic growth in the EU

In a strategic Communication adopted the 7th of November, the Commission has examined how the implementation and development of the common visa policy could help growth in the EU by facilitating travel opportunities for third country nationals willing to visit the EU. With a total of 18.8 million jobs in 2011, tourism has become one … [Read more…]

The “Destination Europe 2020” initiative will be officially launched today at the World Travel Market

The official launch of the“Destination Europe 2020” initiative will take place at the World Travel Market in London today. On 1 October 2012, the Commission signed an ad hoc grant agreement to support an 18 month programme of joint activities with the ETC in long haul markets. Based on the signed joint declaration at the  European … [Read more…]