Towards a Common European Tourism Data Space: boosting data sharing and innovation across the tourism ecosystem

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Series Details C 263, Pages 1-13
Publication Date 26/07/2023
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Communication published by the European Commission on 20 July 2023, presenting the building blocks for a common European tourism data space.

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The European Union's (EU) strategy for data introduced common European data spaces in key economic sectors and domains of public interest as essential policy developments to empower both public and private sectors with the value of data. Tourism is particularly sensitive to the opportunities of a European single market for data because it is a sector thriving on users' experiences, which are varied and constantly evolving. It is a versatile sector when it comes to data, both generated and shared.

This Communication presents the journey towards the common European data space for tourism, which involves all stakeholders in the tourism ecosystem. The data space provides it with a tool in supporting its transition towards more sustainability and deeper digitalisation, as foreseen in the Transition Pathway for Tourism (2022) and in full alignment with the European Strategy for Data (2020). It does not aim at regulating data sharing in the sector, nor set obligations for data providers or users to collect specific data. It aims at increasing data sharing and reuse in the sector by shaping a data governance model, based on the respect of existing EU and national legislation on data.

The text was unveiled by the European Commission on 20 July 2023 and later published in the Official Journal on 26 July 2023.

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European Commission: Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs: Tourism
European Commission: Press Release, 20/07/2023: Commission boosts data sharing and innovation for a smart, sustainable and resilient EU tourism ecosystem

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