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Published: 03 September 2013

Providing expert guidance for the future of sustainable tourism

Professor Graham Miller, Head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, has been appointed as a ‘Core Expert’ by the European Commission (EC) to help guide the continued development of the European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS).

As part of the Core Experts panel, which consists of 10 sustainable tourism specialists chosen from across Europe on the basis of their professional skills and the added value of their expertise, Professor Miller will advise over the continued development and implementation of the ETIS.

The EC commissioned Professor Miller and the University of Surrey — in collaboration with Sustainable Travel International and The INTASAVE Partnership — to develop the ETIS, which was launched in Brussels to over 200 delegates in February. The system provides destination management organisations and stakeholders across Europe with a tested, approved and easy-to-use toolkit and system of indicators through which they can assess, monitor, manage and enhance their sustainability.

For more information on the ETIS, visit the project website.