Sustainable tourism across Europe

UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, first visit organised by the the Tourism Manifesto First Next Tourism Generation Alliance project kick off meeting  Advancing sustainable tourism across Europe is at the centre of an agreement signed today between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Parliament. During his first official visit to Brussels (27-28 February), UNWTO … [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…]

Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability to be discussed at the Bournemouth University

The International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR) of the Bournemouth University organises the conference “Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability” which will be celebrated at the School of Tourism of Bournemouth University (UK) from the 13th to the 14th of September 2012. The aim is to debate the broader conceptual ideas and contested relationships … [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…]

Cohesion Policy and Sustainable Development

How can the Cohesion Policy contribute to the transition to green economy? A research recently carried out by a consortium led by the Institute for European Environmental Policy with the support of the European Commission, explores this issue. The publication assesses the impact of Cohesion Policy investments 2007-2013 on the environment and how sustainable development … [Read more…]

Green Tourism Report: investing in energy and resource efficiency

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has recently published the Green Economy Report which is the result of a three-year global research involving hundreds of experts and economists worldwide. The Report includes a chapter on tourism, developed in partnership with the World Tourism Organization; the document underlines the importance for investing in the greening of tourism … [Read more…]

A survey highlights the importance of Sustainable Tourism in Mediterranean countries

Tourism is a key lever for economic development in the Mediterranean Sea Basin. Despite this great potential, the region faces problems in relation to water resources, energy needs, waste production. Moreover, the area  needs for environmental protection, with an increasing demand for environmentally friendly tourism services. Responding to this need, the Special Agency of the … [Read more…]