The Minister of State for the Economy and the Digital Transition, Pedro Siza Vieira, accompanied by the Secretary of State for Tourism, Rita Marques, will be chairing an informal video conference of European Union Ministers of Tourism on Monday next, 1 March, at 09h00 (Lisbon time).
The aim of this informal meeting in virtual format is to discuss the current situation in this sector in the EU and reflect on a set of measures aimed at its recovery. As it is decisive for the future of tourism, the joint effort being made by the Member States will also be addressed. The aim is to restore the confidence of travellers as we gradually come to grips with the pandemic, particularly through the ongoing coordinated vaccination campaigns and clear, coordinated measures for restricting movement.
Also taking part in the meeting will be the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Zurab Pololikashvili, and the President of the World Travel and Tourism Council, Gloria Guevara Manzo.