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Tourism Committee
Mr. Sérgio GUERREIRO   
Mr. Eric Philippart   
Mr. Armando PERES   
Ms. Hyeri HAN   
Mr. Richard KÄMPF   
South Africa   
Russian Federation   
Open to all Member countries 
Observers (International Organisations):   
Council of Europe (COE)   
World Bank   
Date of creation:
30th September 1961
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]




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;


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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