“How to design transformative and sustainable projects that are in line with EU funding & policies”.

Free workshop in Bruxelles We invite you to meet Jlag & FEST during our event next week on the 15th of October, 14:30-17:30h at the European Travel Commission on “How to design transformative and sustainable projects that are in line with EU funding & policies”. This event is intended to give a short insight on … [Read more…]

UN RESOLUTION: “Promotion of sustainable tourism, including ecotourism, for poverty eradication and environment protection”

A milestone resolution recognizing the contribution of sustainable tourism to poverty eradication, community development and the protection of biodiversity has been adopted by consensus by the United Nations General Assembly. Emphasizing the need to optimize the economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits stemming from sustainable tourism, particularly in developing countries, the resolution entitled “Promotion of … [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…]

Environment: Commission to streamline rules on environmental impact assessments of projects

The European Commission today (26 October 2012) outlined new proposals to streamline legislation on environmental impact assessments. The proposals are intended to lighten administrative burdens and make it easier to assess the potential impacts of major projects, without weakening existing environmental safeguards. Current levels of environmental protection will be strengthened, and businesses should enjoy a … [Read more…]

EP TOURISM TASK FORCE PRIORITIES FOR 2012/2013

The European Parliament Tourism Task Force, in line with the Report on “Europe the world’s No 1 tourist destination” (2011),  proposes six priorities to work on for 2012 and 2013 : Cooperation, Tourism for all, Attracting New Flows, Diversification, Quality, Resources.  The Task Force is chaired  the TRAN Chair, currently  Mr Brian Simpson, and the standing Rapporteur from the … [Read more…]

EU Call for proposal: EUROPEAN EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR ACCESSIBLE TOURISM

The EU Commission has published a new call for proposals in the framework of the Preparatory action “Tourism and accessibility for all”, financed by the European Parliament. The overall purpose of this call is to” incentivise and reward European destinations which make accessibility as a key priority in their promotional offer”. Specific aims of the European Excellence … [Read more…]

Full EU legal coverage reached in timeshare accommodations

Once Spain and UK (for Gibraltar area) have notified the Commission of a new law transposing the EU Timeshare Directive in their correspondent territories, all Member States have now transposed the Directive into their national law, looking to protect this tourist activity with an economic significance demonstrated by the fact that roughly 1.5 million European … [Read more…]

EU holiday destinations will delight tourists with high quality bathing water

The annual summary report on the quality of bathing water provided by the WISE (The Water Information System for Europe), reveals that 92% of bathing waters in the European Union meets the minimum water quality standards set by the Bathing Water Directive, which must be implemented by December 2014. Results show that 77.1 % of … [Read more…]