Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market for transport and tourism: tourism policy and passenger rights (Annex III)

28-10-2014

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the Single Market in transports, as well as to examine the benefits from further action in the tourism sector. This particular study - the third in a series - looks at the cost of non-Europe in European tourism policy and passenger rights legislation. For passenger rights, it analyses existing legislation and policy measures, identifying specific gaps where legislation or further initiatives at European level could be beneficial. In the tourism area, it quantifies in economic terms the potential for efficiency gains and identifies the main areas, in which EU action would further support the development of tourism and help realise the potential gains identified.

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the Single Market in transports, as well as to examine the benefits from further action in the tourism sector. This particular study - the third in a series - looks at the cost of non-Europe in European tourism policy and passenger rights legislation. For passenger rights, it analyses existing legislation and policy measures, identifying specific gaps where legislation or further initiatives at European level could be beneficial. In the tourism area, it quantifies in economic terms the potential for efficiency gains and identifies the main areas, in which EU action would further support the development of tourism and help realise the potential gains identified.

Ārējais autors

This study has been written by Richard Weston and Nicholas Davies of the University of Central Lancashire and Anna Scuttari, Matthias Wagner and Harald Pechlaner of the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano, at the request of the European Added Value Unit, of the Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, within the European Parliamentary Research service (EPRS) of the European Parliament.