Main issues must be clearly stated

The European Commission has published a Communication presenting the components of a common European data space for tourism, which will enable tourism businesses and public authorities:

  • share a wide range of data to contribute to the development of innovative tourism services,
  • improve the sustainability of the sector and
  • strengthen its economic competitiveness.



Main facts/points outlined in body of text

  • The common European tourism data space aims to facilitate the exchange of information from a variety of sources (such as businesses, local authorities and academia) by bringing together stakeholders to shape the key characteristics of the data space.
  • It will promote access to the data by a wide variety of users, including destination managers, commercial intermediaries and tourism service providers.
    • For example: start-ups offering artificial intelligence-driven tourism services will be able to use this data and local authorities will have more information on visitor flows, which will help businesses and administrations to create, improve and personalize services, as well as support decision-making on the sustainability of the tourism offer.
  • It will foster a coherent, reliable and efficient framework for the governance of this common European data space for tourism with a model developed by all stakeholders of the tourism ecosystem.
  • It will be aligned with existing national and European legislation and common standards established at EU level.
  • It will provide interoperability between data domains and sectoral data spaces, such as the common European data spaces for mobility, energy, environment, health, smart communities, cultural heritage and other sectors linked to the tourism experience.

Key statistics and data must be included

Master plan for the creation of the data space:

  • The European Commission Communication presents the key enablers of a data space for tourism and explains the need to build it in a progressive manner in order to ensure that the requirements of all stakeholders are taken into consideration and that the process is in line with the creation of other sectoral data spaces, so as to ensure interoperability.
  • Coordination and support actions under the Digital Europe program will provide a roadmap for the creation of the data space by the end of 2023.

Access the communication: https: //single-market-economy.ec.europa.eu/system/files/2023-07/C_2023_4787_1_EN_ACT_part1_v4.pdf