Supporting tourism for recovery

Leaseurope joins over 60 European organisations calling for tourism to be firmly anchored in EU national Recovery and Resilience plans

As part of the European Tourism Manifesto Alliance, Leaseurope is proud to support the goal of ensuring tourism is a part of national recovery & resilience plans to generate jobs and growth, and to reap the benefits from green and digital transitions. Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, tourism has been facing a deep crisis, impacting tens of millions of employees, and with knock-on effects across multiple sectors. The EU's new Recovery and Resilience Facility provides an opportunity to not only rebuild this important part of the economy, but to do so in a more sustainable, resilient and innovative manner.

The alliance recently published a ‘Call for Action: Accelerate Social and Economic Recovery by Investing in Sustainable Tourism Development’ paper, which presents concrete investment proposals in travel and tourism in line with the EU flagship initiatives listed in the European Commission’s Guidance to Member States on Recovery and Resilience Plans. This includes proposals with direct relevance for leasing and car rental, covering areas like multi-modality, alternative fuels, fleet renewal, transport infrastructure, connectivity, renovation and much more.

To support the alliance’s call to action, a new #Tourism4Recovery campaign has been launched with the goal of raising awareness of the devastating impact of the Covid-19 crisis on European tourism and showcasing how investment in sustainable tourism can be a key driver for the EU’s recovery. You can find more info on this below.