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European Tourism. New Partnership for Jobs. Conclusions and Recommendations of the High Level Group on Tourism and Employment. October 1998

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  • Ecology
  • Economics

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Report of the High Level Group on Tourism and Employment European Commission EUROPEAN TOURISM NEW PARTNERSHIPS FOR JOBS Conclusions and Recommendations of the High Level Group on Tourism and Employment October 1998 Chairman: Dr. Ralf Corseen Table of contents I. THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TOURISM AND ITS POTENTIAL FOR FURTHER GROWTH 8 II. CONDITIONS AND MEANS FOR ENCOURAGING GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT 10 1. Activate tourism businesses to meeting the needs of guests 10 2. Making the tourism market work better by improving the business environment 12 3. Modernising and improving the efficiency of tourism-related infrastructures 14 4. Up-grading human resources in tourism 16 5. Encouraging sustainable development of tourism 20 III. GETTING THE POLITICAL RECOGNITION EUROPEAN TOURISM DESERVES AS A LEADING PLAYER 22 High Level Group on Tourism and Employment - 1998 - 1 . . . 2 - European tourism - new partnerships for jobs Foreword The report of the High Level Group on Tourism and Employment confirms, once again, the major role tourism plays in the achieve- ment of the goals of the European Union. Tourism generates growth through a wide variety of services and economic sectors, assists regional development and creates employment. In order to fully exploit the potential which tourism offers, we need to develop partnerships and co-operation at all levels: European, national, regional and local, and between all the private and public partners. The conclusions and recommendations of the High Level Group will be a valuable instrument for our future work. The European Commission will examine the extent to which these recommendations can be implemented at Community level under existing programmes, and which recommendations would require supplementary measures to be adopted by the Council and by the Member States. The Commission will report to the European Parliament and to the Council of Ministers by giving an overall assessment of the repor

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