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On Tuesday 31 January, the Tourism & Mobility Eco Forum 2023 took place at the European Commission Office in Barcelona.

The event was divided into two sessions for which we had great panelists and discussed the decarbonisation of tourism mobility and its potential for modal shift.

Here are some of our conclusions:

  • The railway is a key element in the decarbonisation of tourism.
  • It is necessary to make tourist visits compatible with care for the environment.
  • Measures must be promoted to stimulate demand for rail mobility.
  • Revalue existing infrastructures to decarbonise mobility and improve intermodality.

Read or download the summary document of the event here.

Session I: The decarbonisation of tourist mobility

Moderator: Jérémie Fosse, Director of eco-union

  • Marc Montlleó, Biologist, Director of environmental projects at Barcelona Regional
  • Oriol Martori Gallissà, Director General of Transport and Mobility, Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Jaime Moreno García-Cano, Director General for Land Transport, Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA)
  • Enric Cañas Alonso, Civil Engineer, Member of the Board of Fundació Mobilitat Sostenible i Segura

Session II: The potential of modal shift in tourist mobility

Moderator: Pau Noy, Fundació Mobilitat Sostenible i Segura (FMSS)

  • Asunción Blanco, Geographer, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the TUDISTAR research group.
  • Martí Sarrate, Vice President, Corporate Association of Specialist Travel Agencies (ACAVE).
  • Carles Casas, Director of Strategic and Prospective Planning, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat and President of Toprail (UIC).
  • Joan Carles Salmerón, Historian, Director of the Centre d’Estudis del Transport (CET).
  • Albert Arias-Sans, Postdoctoral Researcher at the URV. Project coordinator of Visitmob 

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