European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierri Breton, he suggested organizing a European tourism summit, which could take place in September or October.
Tis an option for the summit to be held as early as June, in the form of a video conference, if agreed, transmits Tourism Review.
The aim of the summit would be to “think together about the future and build a plan for sustainable, innovative and resilient European tourism”, Breton explained.
The idea is to bring together representatives of institutions, state, regional and local authorities, as well as representatives of the tourism industry.
The main topic of the summit is defense of European companies in tourism
Breton also insisted on defense of European companies in tourism, which could be covered by foreign investments.
The sector also needs to “protect itself especially against aggressive investment strategies by non-European countries that might see the current crisis as an opportunity to buy European gems at lower prices,” Breton warned.
European tourism accounts for 10-11% of the total GDP of the European Union, and 12% of employment within the Union.
Last week, the IMF warned of the risks facing southern eurozone countries – Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece – whose economies are heavily dependent on tourism.
EU has approved an ambulance package worth 540 billion euros, which includes credits for part-time programs for small and medium-sized enterprises.
The EU also discussed a reconstruction fund. The EU has indicated that as a result of the pandemic, tourism revenues in Europe will be reduced by 70% due to the virus corona.
The pandemic is expected to cause the tourism industry to lose between 275,000 and 400 billion euros.
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