European Tourism Forum: how can we reach a more sustainable tourism ecosystem?
On 30 October 2023, took place the European Tourism Forum – an event organised by the Spanish Presidency in cooperation with the European Commission.
The topic of discussion was ‘The competitive and sustainable dimension of tourism in Europe’. The round table discussions focused on the social sustainability of tourism, dealing with aspects such as the establishment of indicators that allow tourism sustainability to be measured; the training and education of workers at the community level; and seeking a balance between tourists and residents in areas of high tourist intensity are other key issues.
HOTREC participated in the event. We are committed to developing a product environmental footprint for accommodation; we encourage the European Parliament and the Council to conclude the negotiation procedures of the Short-Term rental proposal for Regulation and strive to attract and retain the workforce in the sector.