Well, we are here today to discuss about
skills and careers in the tourism sector Why? It’s because it’s a very important
issue for tourism businesses in the EU The EU remains the leading destination
in the world However, the competition, the global competition is fierce and we have to stay competitive. Staying competitive means that we can give the right skills to the people working in the tourism sector, help them evolving their careers and give them quality jobs. This is a difficult discussion, a lot of questions to ask. Some of the answers are given through the actions of the European Commission and the Member States on the national level. We’re trying to work
together, it’s very important to join forces with policy makers, with the
industry and with education institutions. It’s a difficult battle, but if we stay
together we can make sure that European tourism remains competitive.