Europe requests UK support to boost tourism

IN a letter to the UK’s Minister for Tourism and Heritage, John Penrose, Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for tourism has asked for the country’s backing for several new and ongoing initiatives.

They include the development of certain ‘Cultural Routes’ such as the ‘Via Francigena’, a pilgrimage itinerary from Canterbury to Rome that passes through the UK, France, Switzerland and Italy.
A Memorandum of Understanding has already been signed on the concept by the Italian and French tourism ministers, with the Swiss keen to get involved too.
Other projects include the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) project and the ‘50.000 Tourists’ pilot, aimed at expanding the tourism flows between Latin America and Europe.

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