IAAPA Europe, Middle East, Africa Public Affairs
Making Your Voice Heard
Working together the members of IAAPA are a positive influence on the legislation that impacts our industry. IAAPA leaders actively lobby national and local officials on wide ranging issues and rules.
IAAPA Europe, Middle East, and Africa has impacted local public affairs in a number of ways...
- The regional security subcommittee works on issues relevant to the area.
- The European Commission’s Operators’ Forum was created to bring together private sector operators and public authorities. IAAPA has established a position within the group and delivered a presentation in 2018 at the mass events sub-group where Tomorrowland provided a case study. IAAPA will continue to work on security guidelines for its members, a document we also will use in engagement with officials.
- IAAPA participates in the European Tourism Forum and European Tourism Day, the European Commission’s flagship forums for the tourism sector.
- The Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism (NET group), a network of representative trade associations from the private sector in European tourism, provides IAAPA with information and is a cost-efficient vehicle for lobbying. In 2018, the NET group successfully lobbied on the new Visa Code proposal, securing positive amendments for the tourism sector.
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