EU Tourism Ministers reinforce pledge to green and digital transition

On 20 February, Tourism Ministers gathered in Louvain-la-Neuve to discuss priorities for the industry during the next European term.

The central theme of the session was the green and digital transition to strengthen the resilience of the tourism ecosystem.

The Tourism Ministers exchanged good practices of national and regional strategies aimed at the green and digital transition. Such strategies included strengthening data sharing and enhancing the attractiveness of working in the sector. Member States also shared their perspectives on tourism priorities during the next EU mandate. The Belgian Presidency called on the Commission to continue its support to the tourism industry in the next term. The Presidency also put tourism on the agenda of the next Competitiveness Council taking place in March which shows the importance of tourism for European competitiveness.

The European Commission (DG GROW) thanked the Member States for their active commitments on sustainable tourism and the progress that has been made towards creating a shared European space on tourism data. The Commission reassured its continued engagement with Member States and stakeholders in the tourism ecosystem.

More information can be found on the Belgian Presidency website.

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