Towards sustainable tourism policies in Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean

This document summarizes the main findings generated in a bi-regional dialogue between the European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) regions of perspectives, knowledge, practices, instruments, and effective policies to tackle the effects of the pandemic in the tourism sector. The aim of the initiative “Good practices and recommendations to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and sustainably transform tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean and the European Union” – a cycle of five digital and hybrid events held from September to December 2021, was to address challenges and opportunities associated with the recovery of the tourism sector and discuss with governmental and non-governmental experts from both regions recommendations and good practices to enable governments to develop tourism policies for a resilient tourism sector, by strengthening the capacities of all parties involved, thus building a tourism sector that is beneficial for society – economically, culturally, and environmentally sustainable and inclusive – and contributing to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda.