In June 2021, the European Commission launched a process to co-create the "Transition Pathway for Tourism" as part of a request from the European Council to design a European Agenda for Tourism 2030/2050.
The process started with the publication of a working document, which was used to collect input and proposals among EU stakeholders. ISTO participated in this consultation through its European section (ISTO Europe) by providing input, as did 200 other stakeholders from 24 EU countries. Stakeholders responded to an online survey, which was structured around three main issues: a resilient and competitive EU tourism ecosystem; greener tourism destinations and services; and the digitalisation of tourism. ISTO was also invited to participate in two workshops, giving it the possibility to further develop its ideas and priorities.
This co-creation process concluded in January 2022, when DG GROW published its policy report “Transition Pathway for Tourism”.
Among the 27 topics presented in the report, two sets of topics must be underlined, as they reﬂect some of the most important proposals made by ISTO:
- The ﬁrst set of topics linked to ISTO’s priorities comes under the chapter on “Regulation and public governance”.
- The second set of topics linked to ISTO’s priorities comes under the chapter on “Resilience” and deals with the social dimension of tourism
Please check here the details of the contribution made by ISTO to the Transition Pathway for Tourism.