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Tourism Committee
Chair:   
Mr. Sérgio GUERREIRO   
(Portugal)
Vice-Chairs:   
Mr. John DONNELLY   
(Australia)
Ms. Brigitte JOLY   
(Canada)
Mr. Eric Philippart   
(EU)
Mr. Armando PERES   
(Italy)
Ms. Michiyo MACHIDA   
(Japan)
Ms. Hyeri HAN   
(Korea)
Mr. Richard KÄMPF   
(Switzerland)
Participants:   
South Africa   
Romania   
Croatia   
Philippines   
Russian Federation   
Peru   
Egypt   
Members:   
Australia   
Korea   
Austria   
Latvia   
Belgium   
Lithuania   
Canada   
Luxembourg   
Chile   
Mexico   
Colombia   
Netherlands   
Czech Republic   
New Zealand   
Denmark   
Norway   
Estonia   
Poland   
Finland   
Portugal   
France   
Slovak Republic   
Germany   
Slovenia   
Greece   
Spain   
Hungary   
Sweden   
Iceland   
Switzerland   
Ireland   
Turkey   
Israel   
United Kingdom   
Italy   
United States   
Japan   
EU   
Associate:   
Morocco   
Observers (International Organisations):   
Council of Europe (COE)   
World Bank   
Date of creation:
30th September 1961
Duration:
31st December 2021

Mandate:   Resolution of the Council approved at its 1337th Session held on 13 July 2016 [C(2016)95, Annex, and C/M(2016)12, item 155]

 

 

 

Resolution of the Council [C(2016)95, Annex]

DRAFT RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL REVISIng
THE MANDATE OF THE tourism COMMITTEE

 

   THE COUNCIL,

Having regard to the Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development of 14 December 1960;

Having regard to the Rules of Procedure of the Organisation;

Having regard to the Revised Resolution of the Council on Partnerships in OECD Bodies [C(2012)100/REV1/FINAL];

Having regard to paragraph 33 of the Report of the Preparatory Committee concerning the creation of a Tourism Committee, whose mandate was last revised in 2011 [C(2011)142] and [C/M(2011)19, Item 206];

Having regard to the results of the second cycle of the In-depth Evaluation of the Tourism Committee [C(2014)66] and [C/M(2014)8, Item 102];

Having regard to the proposed revision of the mandate of the Tourism Committee [C(2016)95];

Considering that tourism is a significant contributor of wealth and employment to economies;

DECIDES:

A.   The Tourism Committee (hereafter the “Committee”) is renewed with the following revised mandate:

I. Objectives

   The objectives of the Committee are to:

1.Maximise the economic, social and environmental benefits of tourism through medium and long-term strategic development, soundly-developed tourism policy and an integrated governmental approach promoting greater coherence between tourism and related policies;

2.Promote the shift to sustainable tourism consumption and production which contributes to sustainable destinations, involves and benefits local communities, creates jobs and promotes development;

3.Improve the competitiveness and the attractiveness of destinations for the benefit of residents, visitors and investors, and promote tourism as a tool for economic diplomacy and development;

4.Support the design, adoption and implementation of tourism policy reforms to enhance long-run productivity, growth performance and inclusiveness;

5.Promote mutual understanding of tourism policy developments and contribute to the advancement of international co-operation in tourism.

II. Working methods

   To achieve these objectives, the Committee shall:

1.Carry-out high-profile, influential policy analysis, evaluations and peer-reviews at national, local and thematic level to promote the effective implementation of best practices and integrated approaches ensuring linkages and coherence with related policies;

6.Identify innovative approaches, trade-offs and synergies, and linkages between various key policy perspectives for improved travel and tourism policies;

7.Maintain and develop robust, comparable and timely statistical indicators to strengthen evidence-based analysis and policy performance, providing relevant tourism data online for free;

8.Provide a forum for dialogue, innovation and benchmarking on tourism issues and policies, introducing a global and cross-sectoral perspective;

9.Enhance its visibility and impact, and develop targeted policy communications utilising a variety of tools, including publications, policy briefs, OECD Tourism Papers, OECD website, social media channels, and policy events.

III. Co-operation arrangements

   The Committee shall:

1.Collaborate with other relevant bodies of the OECD on cross-cutting issues related to tourism, including transport, trade, investment, crisis management, inclusive growth, digital economy, environment, innovation, skills, local development, SMEs and entrepreneurship;

10.Co-operate, as appropriate, with the Business and Industry Advisory Committee and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD, tourism industry organisations, as well as the civil society and academia.

11.Engage non-Members, as appropriate, in the analytical work and policy dialogue of the Committee in accordance with the Committee’s Global Relations Strategy and the OECD’s Global Relations priorities;

12.Co-operate with other international organisations such as the United Nations World Tourism Organization and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, as determined by the needs of the Committee’s work.

B.   The mandate of the Committee shall remain in force until 31 December 2021.

 

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