Contact Group on Tourism



Rokas Morkūnas

Policy Manager and Strategic Member Engagement

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    Our Contact Group on Tourism is continuously informed of up-to-date policy developments of the OECD Tourism Committee, OECD tourism policy briefs and other tourism information. The Committee organizes roundtable discussions on current and upcoming OECD work to engage with Senior OECD tourism leadership and exchange on member priorities.


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    Business engagement at OECD

    OECD work on tourism involves monitoring and evaluating tourism policies for stronger performance and maintaining a database on tourism economics, particularly through providing comparative knowledge through thematic chapters and country-specific policy and statistical profiles. The OECD is also reviewing tourism governance frameworks for the digital economy and providing tailored tourism policy advice and implementation support to enhance tourism performance, competitiveness, innovation, and increase knowledge about tourism policy design and evaluation.
    Key policy priorities moving forward will include drawing lessons from COVID-19 to foster sustainable and resilient tourism development and to support the just transition to a green tourism economy that improves environmental outcomes while delivering benefits to local economies and communities.
    The Informal Contact Group on Tourism follows to the work of the following OECD bodies:
    • OECD Tourism Committee
    • OECD Working Party on Tourism Statistics
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    2023 priorities

    • Building resilience for tourism
    • Stimulating regular dialogue between tourism and health actors
    • Evolving support and incentive schemes for tourism sector
    • Mitigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the tourism sector
    • Leveraging digital opportunities for tourism while promoting business sustainability
    • Building travel confidence