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TOURISM BRIGHT SPOT IN EUROPEAN ECONOMY

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Tourism is one of the bright spots in the European economy, commissioner Christos Papoutsis said last week. ...
Tourism is one of the bright spots in the European economy, commissioner Christos Papoutsis said last week.

Addressing the World Travel and Tourism Council in Brussels, he said tourism represented about six per cent of employment and GDP.

The commission was building on its tourism green paper, Mr Papoutsis said, by moving towards three goals: creating conditions for a competitive tourism industry; taking action on environmental protection and improving training; and strengthening the role of tourism, linking it with other policy areas.
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