Need and added value of a European Tourism Data Space

As a transversal industry, tourism is an integral and important part of the European economy, directly linked with other sectors such as mobility, logistics, health, agriculture, culture, media, automotive, food and beverage, etc. The interdependencies of tourism with other industries could be well observed during the COVID19 pandemic,
when many of the sectors mentioned above were directly affected by travel restrictions and lockdowns for tourism businesses. As a consequence, there is a great need for efficient data exchange in all directions, as different applications need to access and combine data to provide added values for users and decision makers
across all sectors.