Safety of Tourist Accommodation (Green Paper)
The Commission wants to get an insight into national safety regulations for tourist accommodation. By way of this Green Paper, it wants to present its ideas and thoughts on how the confidence of providers and consumers can be increased, including, where necessary, by way of follow-up measures at EU level. In addition, the Commission wants to collect additional information on the safety of tourist accommodation by holding a public consultation.
Information, available EU-wide, about safety regulations in the Member States and how they are monitored and enforced can make safety one of the parameters in the international competition to attract tourists. However, the decision on "special safety measures" for "vulnerable" consumers – namely for old people in relation to fire safety measures – should be left up to the Member States.