ETOA: Coronavirus fear is powerful deterrent to tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020 22:15

Speaking from the ETOA Britain & Ireland Marketplace on 28 January, Tom Jenkins, CEO of ETOA said: “Everyone’s thoughts are with the Chinese people at a time of national crisis. ... Read More

New partnership to focus on sustainable tourism in Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 18:15

Four leading tourism organisations and academic institutions – CELTH (the Center of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality), ETC (the European Travel Commission), ETOA (European Tourism Association) and NECSTouR (the Network ... Read More

Aloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending Hawaiians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 22:44

Do not say ALOHA or better ALOOOOOHA when visiting Hawaii. "Those of you particularly in the tourist industry and in entertainment, stop saying "ALOOOOOOOHA".  There is no such word and ... Read More

Traffic chaos in Rome against new rules on tourist buses

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 24, 2018 19:47

Approximately 200 vehicles parked under the Campidoglio blocked the center of Rome to protest against the new bus plan restriction. Read More

Tourism industry reacts with dismay at prospect of funding cut

editor editor- June 21, 2013 05:30

LONDON, England - Inbound tour operators have reacted with dismay at rumours that VisitBritain, the government agency responsible for promoting the UK as a tourist destination is to suffer further ... Read More

ETOA and Athens collaborate to boost tourism

editor editor- April 20, 2013 06:43

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) and the city of Athens are joining forces to stimulate tourism to the capital of Greece, often referred to as the ‘cradle of Western ... Read More

Voice your opinion about visa situation

editor editor- October 24, 2012 07:24

In 2010, ETOA ran an extensive survey on Schengen, UK, and Ireland visa processing in origin markets across the globe. Read More

New regulations for headsets in the Vatican Museums

editor editor- October 19, 2012 10:17

ETOA has been informed that the regulations for the use of headsets in the Vatican Museums are to change as of January 2, 2013. Groups will not be permitted to ... Read More

GEM expands with new attendees

editor editor- October 4, 2012 09:22

Registrations for the Global European Marketplace (GEM12) now stands ahead of last year’s record numbers. Read More

Olympic tourism performance in London earns gold

editor editor- July 26, 2012 05:33

Tom Jenkins, Executive Director of the European Tour Operators Association, said: “It is important to emphasize how well London is doing compared with other Olympic Games, and what good news ... Read More

Barcelona and Amsterdam coach plans: a tale of two cities

editor editor- June 16, 2012 05:43

Barcelona City Council has imposed coach restrictions around the Sagrada Familia in the face of calls from the local tourism sector for more consultation and time to consider the plans. Read More

Momentum taking off for ETOA City Fair 2012

editor editor- May 18, 2012 01:10

In just five weeks, City Fair 2012, organized by the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA), will take place in London with more than 60 buyer companies attending the workshop for ... Read More

UK visa issues making Britain unattractive

editor editor- May 16, 2012 05:17

On Tuesday May 15 at 11:00 am, the UK’s Immigration Minister, Damian Green, appeared before the British parliament’s Home Affairs Committee to answer questions about queues at passport control in Read More

Barcelona coach plan comes under scrutiny

editor editor- May 4, 2012 08:57

Following an open letter to the Ajuntament (City Hall) of Barcelona regarding tour coaches in the city, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) took part in a meeting there on ... Read More

VisitBritain chairman quells London Olympic myths and mysteries

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- March 16, 2012 03:35

eTN: I have been talking to UK tour operators, and the sentiment is that they feel that London hoteliers might be shooting themselves in the foot by overpricing and room ... Read More

ETOA supports research on tour coaches in Barcelona

editor editor- March 8, 2012 07:09

The European Tour Operators Association sent an open letter to the Barcelona City Council (Ajuntament de Barcelona), shared here: Read More

ETOA launches survey about visa processing

editor editor- February 14, 2012 08:20

ETOA opened its seminar program for 2012 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Brussels on the February 6. Read More

Opportunities and challenges for tourism between Russia and rest of Europe

editor editor- February 1, 2012 05:37

Russian Ambassador-at-Large to the EU, Anwar Azimov, and the Director General of Home Affairs at the European Commission, Stefano Manservisi, will both deliver keynote speeches at ETOA’s forthcoming Read More

Take part in a survey of the visa process

editor editor- December 8, 2011 08:29

ETOA is currently running a short snapshot survey of the Schengen visa process in five major origin markets: China, India, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa. Read More

Tour operators predict US travelers will return to Europe in growing numbers

editor editor- November 12, 2011 05:51

Despite the downward revision of the country's economic growth forecast, US tour operators predict US travelers will return to Europe in growing numbers. Read More

Prospects for US outbound travel to Europe

editor editor- October 28, 2011 04:14

As the global economic situation remains volatile and the demographic make-up of the USA alters, we can expect changes in the way Americans travel. But what form will these changes ... Read More

Registrations for Global European Marketplace up 15 percent

editor editor- September 30, 2011 08:32

GEM11 is the annual members-only event organized by the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) at which tour operator buyers sit down for a series of pre-scheduled meetings with a wide ... Read More

European Tour Operators speak out on problems with travel visa

editor editor- September 10, 2011 06:16

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) will be releasing new research on September 13 at the opening of its Markets of the 21st Century Seminar in Switzerland, the latest in ... Read More

European Tour Operators Association holds travel meeting in Venice

editor editor- September 8, 2011 07:46

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) held a meeting on August 23 with the assessors in charge of tourism and transport in Venice. Read More

Ground-breaking hotel ID scheme

editor editor- August 9, 2011 05:08

Travel Technology Initiative (TTI) together with the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) are set to launch a revolutionary new hotel identification service. Read More

ETOA and UKinbound join forces with VisitBritain

editor editor- August 5, 2011 06:15

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) and UKinbound have joined forces with VisitBritain to deliver a unique business-to-business event in 2012. Read More

Europe expecting more visitors from Japan this summer

editor editor- August 2, 2011 07:05

Following the tragic events of March 2011 in Japan, ETOA surveyed its members working there and is pleased to report that the responses show that business is recovering well and ... Read More

An Olympic bubble

editor editor- June 24, 2011 17:49

As a Brit, living close to London, I am incredibly excited by the prospect of the Olympics coming to me. Read More

European tour operators address concerns with commissioner

editor editor- June 24, 2011 06:49

On Monday, June 20, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) raised tourism concerns with Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission (EC) and the Commissioner in charge of Industr Read More

Hotel tax vote in Venice postponed

editor editor- June 23, 2011 06:31

Following scenes of protest, walkouts by certain councillors, and ultimately a lack of quorum, the debate and vote on Venice’s proposed accommodation tax was delayed on Monday evening (June 20). Read More

Participation of European Commissioner welcomed at London City Fair

editor editor- June 15, 2011 05:50

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) is pleased to announce that Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, will a Read More

Fueling a recovery in European tourism

editor editor- May 27, 2011 10:14

With less than four weeks to go until the first ever City Fair, over 80 destinations from 23 different European countries and 130 buyers are attending what promises to be ... Read More

European Tour Operators Association asks where hotel tax dollars will go

editor editor- May 25, 2011 06:05

Various hotel associations and other representatives of the travel industry were told in a special meeting yesterday with city authorities that Florence (Italy) plans to introduce an accommodation tax Read More

Ireland reforms travel visa requirements

editor editor- May 13, 2011 04:21

Since last year, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has been calling for an overhaul of the Irish visa regime, whereby visitors who require a visa for the UK also ... Read More

ETOA welcomes Italian round table on coach tourism

editor editor- May 4, 2011 05:21

The main focus of the Italian round table forum is to look at how Italian cities handle their permit systems and the future of coach tourism in the country. Read More

ETOA to hold tourism meetings in European destination cities

editor editor- April 9, 2011 05:39

Following European Tour Operators Association's (ETOA) recent City Tourism seminar in Florence, the association is planning to hold further such meetings in other European destinations. Read More