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…]

Tourism into the EU Cohesion Policy Strategy for the Atlantic Area

The Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) of the European Parliament adopted an opinion on the EU Cohesion Policy Strategy for the Atlantic Area. In the document presented by rapporteur Silvia-Adriana Ticău, the TRAN Committee calls on the Committee on Regional Development (REGI) to incorporate some suggestions in its motion for a resolution. The TRAN official position, regarding the cohesion policy strategy for … [Read more…]

First tourism industry results from RIO+20

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (RIO+20) officially opened today, June 20 in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil). On the occasion of the Summit, tourism related events took place such as the conference “Green Innovation in Tourism”. The event, organised by the UNWTO, gathered 300 international tourism experts. As highlighted, shifts in tourism practices can produce … [Read more…]

UNWTO and the Tour Operators’ Initiative together to promote sustainable tourism

The Tour Operators’ Initiative (TOI) is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 by tour operators for tour operators with the support of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) who are also full members of TOI. Through this Initiative, tour operators commit … [Read more…]

Naples, Tourism in the waste?

The waste crisis in Campania is far from being resolved. After 20 years of waste emergency, for the umpteenth time, Christmas time 2010 in Naples was characterized by piles of rubbish into the street. “On Christmas the hotel reservations in Naples fell down below 10% compared to 2009” said Neapolitan hotelkeepers, “the main reason of … [Read more…]