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Lisbon Declaration on Cities for all: building cities for citizens and visitors

Apr 08, 2019

 

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon Municipality concluded Friday in Lisbon, Portugal. The event gathered Mayors and high-level city representatives from around the world, UN agencies and the private sector, to design a shared leadership aimed at ensuring that tourism helps creating cities for all.

EU-China Tourism Year - Summary of Actions and First Results

Mar 29, 2019

 

Agreed in 2016 by the Chinese Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission, the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY) was a unique opportunity to attract more Chinese travellers off the beaten path, stimulate European investment in China, and give extra impetus to EU-China visa facilitation (negotiation launched in May 2017) and air connectivity (Horizontal Agreement initialled in Dec 2017).

The Year was implemented by the European Commission and the Chinese Ministry for Culture and Tourism.

EP Briefing: Digital tourism in the European Union

Mar 12, 2019

 

SUMMARY

Tourism is a major economic activity in the European Union, contributing about 10% to the Union gross domestic product and employing up to 26 million people through its direct, indirect and induced impact on the economy.

While it is true that the EU is the global leader in terms of international tourist arrivals and receipts, fast-growing tourism to some other destination is challenging this status quo

The EU tourism sector is also facing changes brought on by the digital revolution.

UNWTO Report "‘Overtourism’? Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth beyond Perceptions", Volume 2: Case Studies

Mar 07, 2019

 

The first volume of the report "‘Overtourism’? – Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth beyond Perceptions" examines how to manage tourism in urban destinations to the benefit of visitors and residents alike, showcasing eleven strategies and 68 measures to help better understand and manage visitor growth in cities. This second volume includes 18 case studies across the Americas, Asia and the Pacific and Europe.

 

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UNWTO Report "‘Overtourism’? Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth beyond Perceptions"

Mar 07, 2019

 

This first volume of the report "‘Overtourism’? – Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth beyond Perceptions" examines how to manage tourism in urban destinations to the benefit of visitors and residents alike, showcasing eleven strategies and 68 measures to help better understand and manage visitor growth in cities.

 

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Reflection paper: Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030

Mar 01, 2019

 

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. It is a concept deeply rooted in European policies. Over 40 years, Europe has put in place some of the world's highest environmental standards and ambitious climate policies, and championed the Paris Agreement.

The Commission is now launching a forward-looking debate on sustainable development, as part of the broader reflection opened by the White Paper on the Future of Europe in March 2017.

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