Declaration of the Intermediterranean Commission – 2020 General Assembly

This document constitutes the Final Declaration approved by the CPMR Intermediterranean Commission General Assembly, gathered online on October 26, 2020

In Europe and for the European Union, tourism is one of the major economic activity with wide-ranging impacts on economic growth, employment, and social development.1 More particularly in the Mediterranean, tourism can be a powerful tool in fighting economic decline and unemployment, mostly among the youth, in peripheral areas and fragile territories as islands. Nonetheless, in its long-lasting existence, this sector and destinations have been facing a series of challenges in terms of demographic pressures, the use of resources, data, waste and water management or seasonality (to cite a few). Sustainability is therefore a key concept and way of developing touristic activities, transports and services in general that should be exploited to a much further extent at all governance levels and in a transversal way.

 

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