During the last meeting organised by DG GROW on the "Collaborative Short -Term Accommodation Rental Services" NECSTouR has been invited to present the available policy means by nine of its member Region, to protect the identified policy objectives.
"Innovative Nation Branding: Creative Economies, Sustainable Tourism & Responsible Foreign Investments" is the title of the intervention of Mr Patrick Torrent at the Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy, on the 9th of March at the ITB event in Berlin.
On the previous day, Mr Torrent attended the UNWTO session on the "so-called sharing economy" as well.
The European Commission officially launched the Project on Accommodation Rental Services with an Open Plenary and a first Workshop on the "Market Access Requirement for Accommodation Providers" organised in Brussels on the 14th of February.
NECSTouR's Working Group on Digital Platforms actively participated to both the events.
The EU published last week a communication on the Mid-Term Review on the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy - A Connected Digital Single Market for All. Please find in attachment the report, that also showcases digital transformations in the tourism sector such as on-line platforms,...
This report analyzes the state of hotel distribution with a focus on direct booking. Rather than taking the view that it’s a booking war, we believe the landscape is far more nuanced where hotels need to take a holistic approach with their distribution channels. Readers will gain insight from our interviews with over 20 executives across the hotel and online travel ecosystem along with the results from our survey of 370 hotels around the world, which was powered by Skift and Trivago.
This research paper has benn published the policy department of the European Parliament.
This briefing has benn published the policy department of the European Parliament.
A new legislation on the Collaborative Economy has been produced in Iceland. Here is a link to an English overview on that new legislation: https://eng.atvinnuvegaraduneyti.is/publications/news/new-legislation-on-home-sharing-to-take-effect-in-iceland.