On 20 July 2023, the Commission released a publication presenting their proposed journey towards a common European data space for tourism. It outlines their commitment to build a data space that aligns with the EU strategy for data and provides opportunities for all stakeholders in the tourism ecosystem, boosting their innovation capabilities, sustainability and economic competitiveness.
The Commission's communication presents the objectives and key enablers of a common tourism data space. It highlights the importance of meeting the needs of the ecosystem and building the data space progressively to ensure the requirements and insights of all interested parties are considered. The Coordination and Support Actions under the Digital Europe Programme (DEP) will deliver a blueprint for the creation of the data space by end of 2023.