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European Tourism Manifesto
Tourism lies at the heart of the European Unions’ economy
and everyday life of its citizens.

Tourism Matters

Tourism is an important driver of economic and social development. The sector stimulates economic growth by generating income, employment and investment in Europe, and through its exports to origin markets worldwide. It helps to sustain our cultural and natural heritage, provides revenue to fund facilities and infrastructure enjoyed by visitors and residents, and promotes an awareness of a common European identity and citizenship distinguished by its diversity.

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* WTTC, 2019 data & UNWTO, 2019 data

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About Us

We are an alliance of 70 European public and private organisations, covering the whole tourism value chain and beyond. Together we call on the European Union for action on key policy priorities for the sector.

Who we are

Airlines for Europe
A4E
Airline Catering Association
ACA
Airports Council International
ACI Europe
Multinational IT Provider for the Global Travel and Tourism Industry
Amadeus
Airport Services Association
ASA
Italian Tourism Association
ASSOTURISMO CONFESERCENTI
International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals
CIFFT
City Destinations Alliance
CityDNA
Cruise Lines International Association
CLIA EUROPE
Unified Grouping of Italian National Organisations Representing Enterprises and Professions in Tourism
Confturismo Confcommercio
European Association for Aquatic Mammals
EAAM
European Alliance for Responsible Tourism and Hospitality
EARTH
European Association of the Via Francigena ways
EAVF
European Boating Industry
EBI
European Cyclists' Federation
ECF
The European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Association
ECTAA
European Cultural Tourism Network
ECTN
European Destinations of Excellence
EDEN
European Exhibition Industry Alliance
EEIA
European Festivals Association
EFA
European Federation of Campingsite Organisations and Holiday Park Associations
EFCO & HPA
European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
EFFAT
European Greenways Association
EGWA
European Hotel Forum
EHF
European Historic Houses Association
EHHA
European Historic Thermal Towns Association
EHTTA
European Network for Accessible Tourism
ENAT
European Regions Airline Association
ERA
European Ramblers' Association
ERA
European Union Road Federation
ERF
European Spas Association
ESPA
European Travel Commission
ETC
European Transport Workers' Federation
ETF
European Trade Union Liaison Committee on Tourism
ETLC
European Tourism Association
ETOA
European Travel Retail Confederation
ETRC
EU association representing global distribution systems and travel distributors
eu travel tech
European Federation of Youth Hostel Associations
EUFED
The Organization Marketing and Managing the Eurail and the Interrail Pass
Eurail
The Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe
Europa Nostra
National Travel and Tourism Federation
Federturismo Confindustria
European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations
FEG
Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism
FEST
Global Business Travel Association
GBTA
Tourism Shopping Tax Refund Company
Global Blue
International Cultural Organization
Historic Cafés Route
Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés in Europe
HOTREC
Health Tourism Industry
HTI Partner Ltd.
The Global Association for the Attractions Industry
IAAPA
International Association of Tour Managers Ltd
IATM
International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism
IGCAT
International Road Transport Union
IRU
International Social Tourism Organisation
ISTO
The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show
ITB Berlin
European federation representing leasing and automotive rental industries
Leaseurope
The European portal of Craftsmen and Cultural Heritage Restorers
Mad’ in Europe
 to promote UNESCO sites
Mirabilia European Network of Chambers of Commerce
Network of European Regions for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism
NECSTouR
Membership Association for Nordic & Baltic Travel and Tourism
Nordic Tourism Collective
Observatory on Tourism in the European Islands
OTIE
European federation in the Performing Arts and Music Sector
Pearle* – Live Performance Europe
European Federation of Rural Tourism
RuralTour
represents Spirits Producers
spiritsEurope
Italian Tourism Startup Association
Startup Turismo
Membership Body for People Working in all Sectors of the Visitor Economy
Tourism Society Europa
Technology Company
Travelport
The world's leading tourism group
TUI GROUP
European Trade Union Federation for Service Workers
UNI Europa
Association of the alpine tourism industry
Vitalpin
Tourism Innovation Platform
Welcome City Lab
World Travel & Tourism Council
WTTC

Priorities

COMPETITIVENESS
DIGITALISATION
GOOD GOVERNANCE
JOINT PROMOTION
REDUCE SEASONALITY
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
SUSTAINABILITY
TRANSPORT CONNECTIVITY