2010/0063(COD)

Statistics on tourism (repeal. Directive 95/57/EC)

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2010/0063(COD) Statistics on tourism (repeal. Directive 95/57/EC)
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead TRAN SIMPSON Brian (S&D) FIDANZA Carlo (EPP), UGGIAS Giommaria (ALDE), DURANT Isabelle (Verts/ALE), VLASÁK Oldřich (ECR), KOHLÍČEK Jaromír (GUE/NGL)
Lead committee dossier: TRAN/7/02672
Legal Basis TFEU TFEU 338-p1
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  • 2011/07/22 Final act published in Official Journal
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  • 2010/11/17 Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
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  • 2010/10/04 Deadline Amendments
  • 2010/09/07 Committee draft report
  • 2010/04/21 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/03/29 EP officialisation
  • 2010/03/29 Legislative proposal
    • COM(2010)0117 summary
    • DG Eurostat, REHN Olli

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32 2010/0063(COD) Statistics on tourism (repeal. Directive 95/57/EC)
2010/05/10 TRAN 15 amendments...
source: PE-449.025
2010/09/07 TRAN, TRAN 17 amendments...
source: PE-445.969

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      • PURPOSE: establish a common framework for the systematic production of the European statistics on tourism.

        PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

        BACKGROUND: the crucial role that tourism plays in generating growth and jobs in the European Union was stressed by the European Council in its Presidency Conclusions of 14 December 2007.

        Any appraisal of the competitiveness of the European Union's tourism industry, which occupies an important place in the economy of the Member States with tourist activities representing a large potential source of employment, requires a good knowledge of the volume of tourism, its characteristics, the profile of the tourist and tourism expenditure.

        Council Directive 95/57/EC on the collection of statistical information in the field of tourism provided for the establishment of an information system on tourism statistics at European Union level. The Directive has helped create national data collection systems with data on the capacity and occupancy of accommodation establishments from a business perspective, and on tourism demand from a visitors' perspective.

        Although this system has been a success, both users and producers of the data have underlined the need for it to be updated. Over the past decade, communications from the Commission and resolutions adopted by the European Parliament have called for changes to the legal basis of tourism statistics.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the Commission looked at two options:

        • Option 1: (baseline option, i.e. no new European Union involvement).
        • Option 2: (involvement of the European Union, as proposed).

        The Commission considers that the proposed framework for European statistics makes the data more comparable and thus more relevant for users at both European and national level. Additionally, the use of common concepts and reporting formats can help to make the collection and use of tourism statistics more efficient, e.g. by not collecting information on the same trip in both the country of residence and the Member State visited.

        LEGAL BASE: Article 338 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).  The objectives of the proposal can be better achieved at European Union level on the basis of a European legal act, because only the Commission can coordinate the necessary harmonisation of statistical information at European Union level; the collection of data and compilation of comparable statistics on tourism, on the other hand, can be organised by the Member States. Comparability is a central quality concern for any statistical data. The Member States cannot achieve comparability to the necessary extent without a clear European framework, i.e. European legislation laying down common statistical concepts, reporting formats and quality requirements.

        CONTENT: the aim of this proposal is to update and optimise the existing legal framework for European statistics on tourism, namely Council Directive 95/57/EC. Its objective is to establish a common framework for the systematic production of European statistics on tourism, by means of the collection, compilation, processing and transmission by the Member States of harmonised European statistics on tourism supply and demand.

        In line with the requirement that official statistics should be relevant, i.e. that they should satisfy current and potential user needs, the proposal revises such variables as tourist expenditure, and takes into account recent phenomena such as more short trips of less than four overnight stays or the use of the internet for booking trips.

        From a supply side perspective, the proposal responds to changes in user needs, e.g. for data on bedroom occupancy. It also updates the deadlines for data transmission.

        The proposal further harmonises the variables and concepts and also significantly improves the completeness of tourism statistics, for instance by covering all rented accommodation and including statistics on same-day visitors and non-holiday makers, for which there is heavy demand.

        The level of additional requirements, especially information from businesses, is intended to keep the overall burden comparatively stable. As regards the information to be collected from households or tourists, the efficiency of data collection and the respondent burden is monitored by introducing rotating questions for variables that are expected to be of a more structural nature and by introducing the transmission of micro-data for statistics on tourism trips.

        BUDGETARY IMPACT: the proposal in itself has no impact on the budget of the European Union. Nevertheless, and subject to the availability of relevant appropriations entered in the budget of the European Union, Member States may receive from the Commission a financial contribution of a maximum of 70% of the costs eligible under the rules on grants in the Financial Regulation, in relation to future possible ad hoc modules as referred to in the proposal.

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    • The Committee on Transport and Tourism adopted the report drafted Brian SIMPSON (S&D, UK) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European Statistics on tourism.

      It recommended that the European Parliament's position at first reading under the ordinary legislative procedure should be to amend the Commission proposal as follows:

      Same-day visits: for the purposes of analysing the various travel patterns, as is necessary in order correctly to formulate policies in the sector and business strategies, Members consider it necessary to distinguish statistically between those travelling as genuine tourists and those travelling from place to place within the space of a single day for different reasons, particularly in cross-border regions.

      Limited delegation of powers: Members consider that the delegation of powers to the Commission to adopt delegated acts should be limited to nonessential elements of the Regulation. The subjects covered and information required should be subject to the ordinary legislative procedure.

      Furthermore, the delegation of powers should be time-limited (with automatic extension in the absence of a revocation of the delegation by the European Parliament and the Council).

      Tourism satellite accounts (TSAs):  Members suggest measures to introduce the development of tourism satellite accounts. They propose that the Commission shall draw up a programme under which Member States shall carry out pilot studies into developing tourism satellite accounts showing the effects of tourism on the economy and jobs. The results of the pilot studies shall be evaluated and published by the Commission. If these results show that harmonised tables for tourism satellite accounts need to be compiled, then the Commission shall take appropriate action, including the submission of a legislative proposal, in order to address this issue adequately.

      Moreover, with a view to enhancing the knowledge base for the promotion of sustainable tourism, it is proposed that the Commission draws up a programme for pilot studies to be carried out by Member States on a voluntary basis in order to develop a system for the compilation of data showing the effects of tourism on the environment.

      Evaluation report: within five years after the entry into force and every five years thereafter, the Commission shall submit an evaluation report to the European Parliament and to the Council on the statistics compiled pursuant to this Regulation and on their relevance.

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    • PURPOSE: to establish a common framework for the systematic production of the European statistics on tourism.

      PROPOSED ACT: Regulation (EU) No 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism and repealing Council Directive 95/57/EC.

      CONTENT: the Council adopted, following a first reading agreement with the European Parliament, this Regulation which establishes a common framework for the systematic development, production and dissemination of European statistics on tourism. For this purpose, Member States shall collect, compile, process and transmit harmonised statistics on tourism supply and demand. For all data required by this Regulation, the first reference period, unless otherwise specified, shall begin on 1 January 2012.

      Under the Regulation, the term 'tourism' shall mean the activity of visitors taking a trip to a main destination outside their usual environment, for less than a year, for any main purpose, including business, leisure or other personal purpose, other than to be employed by a resident entity in the place visited.

      The Regulation stipulates that the Commission shall draw up a programme for pilot studies which may be carried out by Member States on a voluntary basis in order to:

      • prepare the development, production and dissemination of harmonised tables for tourism satellite accounts and to assess the benefits in relation to the cost of the compilation;
      • develop a system for the compilation of data showing the effects of tourism on the environment.

      The Commission (Eurostat) shall, in close cooperation with the Member States, draw up and regularly update a methodological manual which shall contain guidelines on the statistics produced pursuant to this Regulation.

      By 12 August 2016 and every 5 years thereafter, the Commission shall submit an evaluation report to the European Parliament and to the Council on the statistics compiled pursuant to this Regulation and, in particular, on their relevance and the burden on business.

      ENTRY INTO FORCE: 11/08/2011.

      DELEGATED ACTS: the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of adapting the deadlines for data transmission and the Annexes. The Commission should also be empowered to adapt the definitions to the changes in international definitions. The delegation of power shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of 5 years from 11 August 2011. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than 9 months before the end of the 5-year period. The delegation of power shall be tacitly extended for periods of an identical duration. A delegated act shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of 2 months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by 2 months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

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