A research study on “European Tourism – Latest Developments and Future Challenges” for the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament is being undertaken.

Please fill in the survey before the 31st of August!


We are undertaking a research study “European Tourism – Latest Developments and Future Challenges” for the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament.

The primary aim of the project is to investigate status quo, future challenges and emerging opportunities for the European tourism sector, as well as any other topic which can be considered as key issues in the coming parliamentary term (2019-2024), in relation to the tourism sector. This research will allow Members of the Committee (particularly new ones) to get a good overview of EU tourism policies, while becoming aware of some of the main challenges and opportunities in these areas. Thus, it should provide Members of the TRAN Committee with clear conclusions and recommendations on what could be done, in particular at the EU policy level, to further support the growth and competitiveness of the sector.

Tourism is a vital segment of the EU economy, supporting its growth and job creation. Notably, it employs some 12 million people, while the contribution of inbound tourist visiting the EU reaches some EUR 365 billion on an annual basis. The current EU tourism policy aims at maintaining Europe's standing as a leading destination and at supporting the tourism’s contribution to employment in Europe. Growing competition from the emerging new markets, development of innovative technological solutions, expansion and success of the sharing economy industries and e-commerce together with evolving consumers’ requirements represent some of the latest trends with potential to impact tourism services world-wide. In consequence, there may arise a need for additional actions to enable achievement of the EU policy goals in this area. A thorough investigation of these major challenges, their impacts and opportunities is crucial for policy makers to take informed decisions.

As part of this study we are carrying out a consultation exercise with key stakeholders in the tourism industry and would appreciate your participation in a short survey, which should take no more than 10 minutes. The survey can be found here.

If you are not the best person within your organisation to complete this, please feel free to forward it to them or to send us their contact details and we will send a personal invitation. The deadline to fulfill the survey is 31st August.

If you are interested in the results of the study, please let us know, and we will be happy to keep you informed about the different ways in which the results will be disseminated, including the final presentation in a plenary session of the European Parliament, and also links to available documents to be downloaded.