Brussels, 25 February 2021. The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, a group of more than 60 public and private travel and tourism organisations and the voice of the sector in Europe, today unveiled a series of joint recommendations for EU Member States on how to relaunch travel and tourism in Europe in time for summer 2021. At the heart of the recommendations is the development of an EU roadmap for safely restoring travel once countries emerge from national lockdowns to be developed and implemented in close cooperation with industry and social partners.
A summary of the recommendations to EU Member States includes:
1) Creation of an EU Task Force to restore freedom of movement of people
2) Coordination of travel restrictions
3) A harmonised EU framework for travel-related testing
4) E-Health certificates: EU coordination of national initiatives is urgently needed to avoid having 27 different certificates covering testing, vaccination and/or immunity.
Below you can find the full text of the press release and the Travel & Tourism Exit Strategy.
The European Tourism Manifesto alliance gathers more than 60 European public and private organisations, covering the whole tourism value chain and beyond. The alliance calls on the European Union for action on key policy priorities for the tourism sector. Supporting organizations include HTI PARTNER, and the full list is available at https://tourismmanifesto.eu/who-we-are/