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HOTREC Position Paper on "Coastal Tourism: challenges & opportunities"

Monday, 25 May 2020
tourism position-paper
  Under normal circumstances, coastal areas in Europe attract more than one-third of European tourism businesses -- generating almost 1 million jobs and €67.2 billion in turnover in 2017 (+25.7% compared to 2009) -- and are important for growth and jobs, in particular for young people (45% of workers between 16-35 years old). Nonetheless, coastal tourism businesses -- many of them being SMEs -- still face diverse challenges, namely: seasonality; sustainability; skills shortages; accessibility. Our position paper analyses these challenges and presents possible solutions to tackle them, including:
  • Stimulate business performance
  • Overcoming insularity
  • Skills and innovation
  • Improving accessibility
  • Facilitating access to EU funding
Click to read the HOTREC Position Paper on "Coastal Tourism: challenges & opportunities".