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The Covid-19 lockdown measures have caused the first global recession since 2009. Europe is particularly hit by the crisis at sanitary and economic levels. While the current crisis could resemble previous ones, the exceptionally long lockdown make today’s situation unique. 


The challenge now is to revive the economy, and more specifically, local demand, especially in the most seriously impacted industries, such as travel and tourism, food and hospitality, and leisure and transportation.


While tourism industry is facing an extremely challenging situation, the support of public authorities is more than ever needed through multiple means (i.e. VAT reduced rates, fundings, adaptation of health and testing protocols). The sector itself is investing to survive and to adapt to the challenges still ahead. Some other industries and stakeholders affected by the tourism turmoil may also have a role to play to support tourism sector while developing innovative and disruptive solutions.



This session will address the following questions:


  • The means at the disposal of public authorities, at national and supranational levels, to support the tourism sector (i.e. integration of tourism within national recovery plans; VAT reduced rates, etc.);
  • The challenge brought by the covid situation and the role it may play in the acceleration of the tourism’s digitalization and integration of sustainability approaches;
  • The backing that partnerships and solidarity between public and private entities may bring to sustain tourism recovery. 


Confirmed speakers to share their views during the debate include:


  • Karima Delli, Chair of European Parliament’s committee on Transport and Tourism, MEP (Greens/EFA, France)
  • Milosz Momot, Deputy Head of Unit, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Marie Audren, Director General, HOTREC




Tuesday 28 November, 2023





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