42 cities came together in May to exchange good practices during discussions on strategic vision, digital transformation governance, open data platforms and the digitalisation of the tourism sector. These cities are participants in the European Commission’s ‘Digital Cities Challenge’ who met at the second ‘academy seminar’ in Brussels.
A summary of the consideration of the draft opinion is available.
The European Union continues to support sustainable tourism development in the Western Balkans and has recently, in collaboration with the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), launched a grant scheme worth 1.62-million-Euros that will be used to improve infrastructure and the quality of services along regional cultural and adventure tourism routes.
By developing unique and sustainable tourism models based on natural, traditional and cultural values and promoting the best features of the Western Balkans, the European Union helps boost economic development, generate income and jobs and increase cross-border cooperation in the region’s most beautiful corners.
Thanks to EU rules on travelling with pets, people are free to move with their furry friend within the EU.
In the first half of 2018, EU travellers were subjected to an unprecedented 29 Air Traffic Control (ATC) strike days — 22 of them occurring in France — affecting millions of passengers through delays and cancellations. Today, the Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism, NET, a grouping of major European tourism trade associations, announced it is joining A4E’s efforts to minimize the strikes’ damaging impact on travellers and tourism across the EU.
A summary of the presentation of the priorities is now available.