International tourism events

13th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum

Reviving tourism in times of global change



The Presidency is focusing on achievable, practical, and visible priorities, one of which is dedicated to sustainable development as well as green and maritime tourism as an important sector in reviving regional economy, increasing region‘s visibility and giving employment opportunities to young people.

The Presidency intends to work on a new forward-looking Vilnius Declaration ‘A Vision of the Baltic Sea Region until 2030’, which will be the vision of future tourism in the Baltic Sea Region. The tourism vision will be prepared during the 13th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum (BSTF) organised by the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania,  Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tourist Board, Policy Area Tourism of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and the Palanga resort municipality.

The BSTF will be held on 10–13 November 2020 in the Palanga resort — for the first time it will be an online event to last for four days.

November 10 – Warming up for the BSTF “Sustainable entrepreneurship during challenging times”

November 11 – EUSBSR PA Tourism Steering Committee Meeting (by invitations only) and the

1st Sustainable Tourism Award of the Baltic Sea Region

November 12 – 13th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum – „Reviving tourism in times of global change“

November 13 – the BSR Tourism ministers’ meeting on the topic ‘Times for new beginnings: where

                     do we go from here?’ BSR 2030

The detail programme and more information is available at:

We are very much looking forward meeting you online in November: From Palanga to your office!