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On September 15, the European Travel Commission (ETC), representing 33 national tourism organisations in Europe, has published the new ‘Handbook on Encouraging Sustainable Tourism Practices’, a guide which explains how national and local tourism organisations can encourage tourism stakeholders at every level to build sustainable tourism practices into their everyday operations. 

As Europe opens up after months of lockdowns and restrictions, interest in travel has risen distinctly, with two-thirds of Europeans intending to take a trip by the end of November.

European Travel Commission (ETC) is calling on EU governments to better coordinate their COVID-19 recovery efforts by adopting a harmonised approach to lifting or reinstalling restrictions and safety measures, as tourism confidence plummets to a record low across the continent.

According to the European Travel Commission's latest quarterly report, European Tourism - Trends & Prospects 2019, Europe kicked the year off on a positive note following an impressive six percent growth in 2018.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the European Travel Commission (ETC) launched a new report on health tourism. Part of their joint research programme, the study is the first attempt to set a coherent conceptualisation of health tourism and define the motivations behind travellers looking for health-related services.

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held an international seminar in Santiago de Compostela on marketing transnational tourism themes and routes.