Working Group #4

How to address the complexity of the tourism sector, including local actors, decision-makers and consumers? Governance mechanisms to guide a wide variety of stakeholders towards a more sustainable and responsible tourism?

The development of long-term governance mechanisms will contribute to a better coordination and monitoring of the tourism sector and its interactions and synergies with other sectors in the Mediterranean region.

How to tackle the lack of cooperation and common understanding among tourism actos? How to implement collaborative partnerships at local and regional levels (public-private partnerships, multi stakeholder platforms)?

How to support the implementation of more sustainable tourism policies through integrated decision-making mechanisms and policy design processes, as well as development and combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches?

This working group will focus on actions to reach a better understanding of the concept of “sustainable development” among tourism stakeholders, including: horizontal interventions promoting promoting establishment of generally accepted standards and rules, and improved cooperation between public bodies and private tourism associations.