1. To research, safeguard and promote the position and contribution of tourism to sustainable economic, social and cultural growth and development at both a national and European level.
2. To support and promote entrepreneurship (both conventional and social) in the tourism sector, and in any other service sector which is directly or indirectly associated with it.
3. To enhance Human Resources development policies and tools for the tourism sector and any other service sector which is directly or indirectly associated with it.
4. To provide scientific, technical or other form of documentation and support to SETE on issues relevant to its activities and operations, and to help it achieve its objectives.