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Welcome to the most vibrant community of tourism industry business leaders

ETOA – European tourism association, is the leading trade association for tour operators and suppliers with business in European destinations. Over 850 members contribute more than €12bn of business within Europe and include tour and online operators, intermediaries and wholesalers; European tourist boards, hotels, attractions and other tourism suppliers.

ETOA offers an unparalleled networking/contracting platform for tourism professionals organising B2B events (BIM, HEM, City Fair, GEM). The organisation provides advocacy support on a European level, high profile industry campaigns and B2B marketing representation opportunities; all in order to promote Europe as a number one tourism destination.

ETOA – European tourism association Constitution. 

Make the most in 2016 with ETOA

 

Buyers

Global travel buyers bringing tourists into Europe

Who can join?

  • Long and short haul operators

  • Groups and FIT

  • Wholesalers

  • Online Intermediaries/OTAs

  • Educational Operators

  • Group Travel Organisers and Meeting Planners

  • City Break, Cultural Holiday and Coach Operators

  • Luxury Travel, Special Interest and experiential travel 

  • MICE Specialists

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Why join?

  • Get introduced to a broad selection of European suppliers

  • Receive free invitations to major contracting workshops

  • Be inspired with new programmes and products

  • Attend specialist industry seminars on issues affecting your business

  • Be represented at EU, national and local government level

  • Participate in working groups to confront the challenges in the industry

  • Access to the Member Area

  • Sign up to the European Tour Guide ID Card scheme

  • Promote your brand with B2B marketing opportunities

  • Extend your business network and contact base

  • Be supported by the multilingual and knowledgeable ETOA team

  • Exclusive invites to Showcase.travel destination fam-trips and workshops:

“Very competent organisation that allows me to save a lot of time at the moment of contracting the over 350 hotels on a yearly basis”

Hotels

Accommodation is the number one purchasing requirement of ETOA’s global travel buyer members

Who can join?  

  • Individual Hotels

  • Hotel groups

  • Hotel chains

  • Accommodation representation companies 

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Why join?

  • Showcase your venue to global travel buyers 

  • Discounts on event attendance

  • Accommodation specific contracting workshop (HEM)

  • Brand exposure with B2B marketing

  • Specialist seminars and briefings on the trends and legislation affecting your business

  • Working groups to confront the challenges in the industry (including Hotel group)

  • Advertising

  • Extended contact base and networking

  • Advice & market intelligence

  • Access to the Member Area

  • Multilingual and knowledgeable ETOA team 

“For anyone with an interest in European Tourism, becoming a member of ETOA should be top of your list. They offer the best events, parcelled with knowledgeable staff”

Tourist Boards

ETOA was founded to support the promotion of Europe as a destination that welcomes tour and online operators and their clients

Who can join?  

  • City, regional and national tourist boards

  • DMCs

  • DMOs

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Why join?

  • Showcase your destination to global travel buyers 

  • Discounts on event attendance

  • Destination specific contracting workshop (City Fair)

  • Brand exposure with targeted B2B marketing

  • Make sure your destination is featured in tour operators’ brochures and programmes

  • Advertising

  • Host qualified buyers in your destination by organising fam-trips:

  • Extended contact base and networking

  • Advice & market intelligence

  • Partnership opportunities

  • Specialist seminars and briefings on the trends and legislation affecting your business

  • Access to the Member Area

  • Working groups to confront the challenges in the industry 

“ETOA helps me expand my network and provides the right tools to meet interesting parties centrally”

Tourist Attractions

Attractions targeting the groups and FIT markets find buyers from both sectors at workshops

Who can join? 

  • Tourist attraction

  • Representation companies and consultancies

  • Canal/Lake/River Cruises

  • Folklore Shows/Restaurants/Cabarets

  • Mountain Railways

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Why join?

  • Showcase your product to global travel buyers

  • Discounts on event attendance

  • Brand exposure with targeted B2B marketing

  • Advertising

  • Extended contact base and networking

  • Advice & market intelligence

  • Origin markets and sector specific seminars and briefings 

  • Access to the Member Area

“Being a member means having the opportunity to meet partners, exchanging know how, doing business or even evaluate partners. Knowing whom to call when information is needed”

Technology Suppliers

ETOA represents a wide range of member tourism suppliers across Europe, ranging from ticketing agents, local operators, transport companies and technology providers. These offer a specialist service which tour operators welcome

Who can join? 

Technology providers and business services including:

  • Data Management/CRM 

  • Booking & Reservation Systems

  • Ecommerce/Payment Systems

  • Yield & Revenue Management

  • Marketing (SEO, Web Design, Social Media, Mobile Apps, Email)

  • Analytics & Review Management

 

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Why join?

  • Showcase your product to global travel industry buyers

  • Discounts on event attendance

  • Brand exposure with targeted B2B marketing

  • Targeted advertising

  • Extended contact base and networking 

  • Advice & market intelligence

  • Market and sector specific seminars, webinars and briefings

 

Other Suppliers

ETOA represents a wide range of member tourism suppliers across Europe, ranging from ticketing agents, local operators and  transport companies. These offer a specialist service which tour operators welcome

Who can join? 

  • Ground Handlers/Local Tour Operators

  • Online Intermediary Suppliers

  • Shops/Cultural Demonstrations

  • Transport providers: Coach and Rail Services

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Send to Colleague

Why join?

  • Showcase your product to global travel buyers

  • Discounts on event attendance

  • Access to the Member Area

  • Brand exposure with targeted B2B marketing

  • Advertising

  • Extended contact base and networking

  • Advice & market intelligence

  • Origin markets and sector specific seminars and briefings 

“For anyone with an interest in European Tourism, becoming a member of ETOA should be top of your list. They offer the best events, parcelled with knowledgeable staff”

“If one is serious about working with incoming group tour operators then being a Member of ETOA is essential - as essential as my first cup of coffee in the morning!”


Membership Benefits

Knowledge

Lobbying and Industry updates

Get the latest news & updates affecting your business 

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Advice

Expert hotlines

Benefit from free Taxation, Legal and Technology advice 

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Prestige

Exclusive invitation to GEM and hosted buyer fam-trips

Over 600 delegates and over 7,000 meetings in one day, plus private ETOA gala dinner

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Reputation

ETOA member logo

Display the ETOA Members logo on your website and printed material

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Introduction

Newsletter introduction

Get introduced to 18,000 industry specialists and potential clients through ETOA B2B e-marketing campaigns

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Brand Exposure

B2B Marketing

Take advantage of our unique B2B representation, advertising, sponsorship and e-marketing opportunities

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Networking

Events, seminars and exhibitions

Invitations to four B2B workshops, WTM, ITB & Fitur opportunities, free seminars & networking receptions

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Visibility

Company listing and click-through logo

Get your name noticed via online & offline listings on the ETOA website, directory and e-directories 

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Leadership

Working Groups

Influence campaigns and decisions affecting your business 

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