“Tourism is the third socio-economic
activity in Europe and one of the backbone of the EU economy. It brings more
than 13 million direct jobs and keeps growing. Its importance for Europe’s
growth and jobs should be visibly reflected in the structure of the next
said Mr. Jens Zimmer Christensen, President of HOTREC.
“Tourism is impacted by various EU
policies falling under the portfolio of several EU Commissioners. This makes
necessary for the next Commission to attribute tourism to the portfolio of one
Commissioner tasked with the overall coordination of all other Commissioners’
policies impacting tourism” stated Mr. Christian de Barrin, CEO of HOTREC.
Currently, tourism is not explicitly
recognised in the portfolio of the Juncker Commission. It is supervised with
all other sectors of the economy by the Commissioner for Internal Market,
Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, whom HOTREC would like to thank, as well
as DG Grow, for their support over the five past years.
For further information: www.hotrec.eu
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