Tourism Manifesto - "Exit Strategy: preparing to restart travel and tourism”

10 Mar 2021

The "Exit Strategy: preparing to restart travel and tourism” has been prepared by the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, which gathers more than 60 European public and private organisations, covering the whole tourism value chain and beyond. The alliance calls on the European Union for action on key policy priorities for the tourism sector.

More specifically, the paper stresses out the need to collectively prepare for a coordinated and smooth reopening of travel and tourism, in time for the critical 2021 summer season. after the backdrop of last summer due to COVID-19. Therefore, the European Tourism Manifesto alliance calls for the development of a concrete EU roadmap to restart travel and tourism. Such a roadmap should be developed by the EU in close cooperation with industry and social partners, primarily via a newly created Commission Task Force for the Restoration of the Free Movement of People. Additionally, some recommendations are also detalied in this paper that could be integrated in such a roadmap, supported by travel and tourism stakeholders. More information you can find here