Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne is the French Minister delegate for tourism, French national abroad, francophonie and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises since July 2020. First appointed Minister of State in 2017, he was previously elected as Senator of the Yvonne department in 2014 and 2020. In 2014, he also served as the mayor of the city of Vallery. He is a graduate of the Strasbourg Institute of Political Science and ESSEC Business School in Paris.
Josianne Cutajar is the youngest Member to ever represent the Maltese Islands in the European Parliament. As a member of the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy, as well as the Committee for Transport and Tourism and that for Regional Development, she strongly advocates for tourism to be adequately recognized at the European level. Through her work on DSA first, and DMA after, she has called for efficient regulation on digital platforms to ensure fair markets and end abusive practices that can hurt SMEs within the tourism sector. MEP Cutajar is also an active member of the European Parliament’s Tourism Task Force, wherein she has been advocating for greater coordination at the EU level as well as the importance of addressing issues faced by the travel and tourism sector during this pandemic and strengthening connectivity.
Over the course of October 2021, the European Commission opened a survey to gather stakeholders’ feedback on the ‘Principles and Recommendations for Good Practice in online consumer reviews and ratings’. Draft principles have been produced based on the work of the multi-stakeholder platform on the quality of tourism accommodation in the framework of a study commissioned by the European Commission.