Research for TRAN Committee – European Tourism Labelling

Weston, Richard orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-2411-6019, Grebenar, Alex, Lawler, Mary orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-0106-5418, Hemele, Herbert, Sillence, Gordon, Balas, Martin, Denman, Richard, Pezzano, Antonio and Reiner, Karl (2018) Research for TRAN Committee – European Tourism Labelling. Technical Report. European Parliament, Brussels.

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This study focusses on the current situation in the European Union regarding quality and sustainability labelling in tourism. There is concern that the existing volume and variety of labels has become a barrier to consumer choice, which in consequence may lead to lost opportunities to increase the competitiveness of the European tourism industry. The study
analyses the possibility of the introduction of an EU standard(s) for tourism services through the initiation of a harmonised EU certification system and the potential for the establishment of a single European tourism label.

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