Nowadays, data is everywhere, generated from diverse sources at unimaginable speed. However, it is often fragmented, in different formats, and difficult to access. To harness the full potential of data, the European Commission has outlined the European Data Strategy, envisaging a single market where data flows across sectors within the EU for the benefit of society.
The Data Space for Tourism is one part of this marketplace that shall enable all sector stakeholder groups (e.g., SMEs, governmental agencies, technology firms, and tourism entities at the national, regional, and local scales of operation) to share and access the data they require when they need it.
A consortium of four trusted tourism parties with different fields of expertise had been established to set out the foundation of this secure data space. These are the European Travel Commission, City Destinations Alliance, Modul University and ForwardKeys.
The consortium will follow a bottom-up approach, which builds a “culture of data sharing” among stakeholder groups, thus ensuring that the Data Space for Tourism is a sustainable solution, mirroring the diversity of needs within the European tourism sector.
To lay the foundations of a secure data space for tourism, the preparatory actions shall attain four milestones:
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The project is funded by the European Union.
IMPORTANT: In parallel to the four organisations mentioned above, another consortium of partners works on the same initiative. More information can be found on this page. The two consortiums will cooperate to create the best possible blueprint for Data Space for Tourism.
The final phase of designing the blueprint of the Data Space for Tourism has started and the consortium cordially invites all European Stakeholders to join the last consultation activity by taking 15 minutes to evaluate various design options for the future #Data Space for Tourism by completing the following survey:
Deadline: 15 September, 2023 (EoD).