The members of the Research & Statistics Experts Group have shown commitment and enthusiasm in preparing a busy schedule for the coming months. Here is a brief overview.
In 2009, the R&S Experts Group will generate new data on city tourism with the development of a shopping index. The index will compare the prices of various services and commodities purchased by tourists during their stay in European cities. The group will also facilitate access to statistical data and reports by building a new e-library for its members. As communication is a key objective, a newsletter will be published twice a year. Furthermore, partnerships and networks will be developed. The group will continue to foster the exchange of expertise by organising at least two knowledge group meetings a year.