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May 20, 2024

Paris je T’aime Olympic Coverage and Lodging Update April 2024

An update from Paris je T’aime (in French, with some charts in English). The presentation looks at press coverage ahead of the Games, as well as hotel occupancy rate forecasts and international arrivals by origin market.
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April 9, 2024

Destinations Exchange Europe 2024

The complete slide deck from Destinations Exchange Europe 2024.
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March 15, 2024

Pulse Check: Tourism support from local governments

ETOA Pulse Check: Our members' opinion on support for tourism from local governments.
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February 28, 2024

ETOA Industry Day Brussels February 2024

The complete slide deck from our Industry Day in Brussels in February 2024.
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February 13, 2024

UNWTO Barometer January 2024

The latest UNWTO analysis indicates that in 2023 the number of international overnight trips reached 88% of its pre-pandemic level. Looking ahead to 2024 international tourism is expected to exceed 2019 volumes by around 2%.
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December 20, 2023

UNWTO Barometer November 2023

The latest UNWTO analysis confirms that in the first nine months of this year the volume of international tourism recovered to 87% of its pre-pandemic equivalent, with Europe doing rather better at 94% of its 2019 tally.
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November 2, 2023

ETOA Industry Briefing November 2023

The complete slide deck from our Industry Briefing in November 2023.
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September 29, 2023

UNWTO Barometer September 2023

The latest UNWTO analysis paints a broadly positive picture for how 2023 has evolved with an increasing number of destinations seeing international arrivals approaching the levels seen in 2019, with a handful actually exceeding this tally. A note of caution is struck in relation to the economic wellbeing of potential tourists as we head towards 2024.
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September 27, 2023

Euromonitor blog on Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Challenges and Opportunities for French Tourism

Euromonitor article on the impact of the Paris Olympics on visitor numbers, regular tourism business ad post games legacy.
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August 17, 2023

CELTH Research and Reports Archive

A full listing of relevant reports from our partners at CELTH.
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July 19, 2023

ForwardKeys on the importance of events in destination marketing

ForwardKeys blogs on the importance of events in destination marketing, with supporting data from the events module of their Destination Gateway platform.
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July 19, 2023

ETOA Olympic Report Archive

Archive of ETOA's Olympic Games Reports dating from 2006-2010
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July 18, 2023

The impacts of tax-free shopping in the EU – Global Blue and Oxford Economics

A synopsis produced by Global Blue that mainly relies on a detailed study undertaken by Oxford Economics to assess the contribution that tax free shopping makes to EU jobs, GDP and tax revenues.
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July 18, 2023

Unlocking Travel’s Potential – The importance of UK-EU mobility for jobs and growth

An ABTA report discussing the barriers that have arisen following the UK’s exit from the EU, focussing on the ability of UK businesses to hire UK nationals to work in the EU. The short report contains a multitude of statistical nuggets to demonstrate the importance of outbound travel to the EU from Britain.
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July 10, 2023

ETOA Webinar | Show Me The Money: Visitor Spend in Europe

We have plentiful information on visitor numbers to Europe, but how much are they spending?
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May 23, 2023

WTTC Economic Impact of Tourism Infographics and 2023 forecasts

Headline infographics showing the economic value of tourism in world regions in 2022, the change from 2021 and the relative position compared with 2019.
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May 23, 2023

UNWTO Barometer May 2023

The latest UNWTO analysis suggests that last year Europe welcomed 595 million international tourist arrivals, compared with 744 million in 2019, and that in the first quarter of this year volumes have reached 90% of their pre-pandemic level.
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March 1, 2023

ETOA & NTC Webinar | Sustainable Tourism: special focus on Nordic Accommodation

The Nordic region is one of the world's leading destinations for sustainable tourism and the products available for responsible travellers are in abundance. This webinar looks at the amazing examples of sustainability and nature in the region, with a particular focus on accommodation.
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February 1, 2023

ETM North America Webinar | Youth & Student travel

The North American student and youth market for Europe is rebounding, and promising strong growth in the next two years. Pan-European in scope, is a vital sector. Important in itself, it acts as an introduction to Europe as a destination for a new generation of clients.
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January 31, 2023

ETOA Webinar | Tourism in 2030: tough choices ahead

The climate emergency is forcing change, and creates new dilemmas for government. When they look at their economy’s overall carbon footprint, which sectors will have more time to transition, and which must accept stricter controls to keep overall emissions within legally binding commitments?
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January 19, 2023

ETOA Insight Webinar | Euromonitor Travel Reset: Outlook and Innovation for European Tourism 2023

Caroline Bremner shares Euromonitor's forecasted outlook for European tourism, pinpointing growth opportunities such as blended travel and the metaverse for further exploration
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January 19, 2023

UNWTO Barometer January 2023

The latest UNWTO analysis indicates that last year international tourism had recovered to 63% of its pre-pandemic level with 900 million trips. In an upbeat assessment the Barometer predicts that this year volumes will reach between 80% and 95% of their 2019 equivalent.
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December 12, 2022

UNWTO Barometer November 2022

Cautious optimism is the phrase summing up the latest analysis by UNWTO, while there are growing headwinds it is expected that international tourism will reach 65% of its 2019 volume by year end, with Europe one of the strongest performing world regions.
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November 25, 2022

ETOA Webinar | Europe’s border formalities in 2023

An update on Europe’s upcoming new border formalities for visitors and how they will work.
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November 14, 2022

ETOA Industry Briefing | 3rd November 2022

Download the presentations from our Industry Briefing on 3rd November in London.
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November 14, 2022

ETOA Webinar | Tax and tourism – EU options for change to VAT, and Germany’s plans for 2023

In this webinar, Tom Jenkins and David Bennett discuss EU options for change to VAT, and Germany’s plans for 2023.
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November 8, 2022

UNWTO Barometer September 2022

The latest analysis from UNWTO suggests that many parts of the world continued to see a steady recovery in international tourism during recent months, especially in Europe and the Middle East. While sentiment among experts remains positive for the remainder of the year there are growing worries as to the impact of a slowing economy and high levels of inflation.
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October 5, 2022

ETOA & NTC Webinar | The importance of preserving Nordic cultural heritage in Nordic tourism with WTACH

In this webinar we will hear how important this is to tourism globally and look at how tourism itself can ensure that the worlds unique attributes, history and cultural values are celebrated and preserved for generations to come.
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October 5, 2022

Summer 2022 overview and opportunities for 2023

A presentation offering an overview of 2022 Summer season and 2023 opportunities specifically focusing on Italy.
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September 7, 2022

UNWTO – The Economic Impact of Restricting International Mobility

A report that pulls together a range of data demonstrating the devastating impact that the pandemic and subsequent restrictions on international mobility has had on the tourism sector since 2020.
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September 7, 2022

UNWTO Barometer July 2022

The latest analysis from UNWTO confirms that international tourism continues to consolidate its recovery despite mounting economic headwinds.
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June 29, 2022

UNWTO Barometer June 2022

The latest analysis from UNWTO highlights a strong start to the year for international tourism in many parts of the world as restrictions ease and travellers regain confidence. However, it is noted that the amount of travel being undertaken remains significantly down on 2019 and that major headwinds remain.
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June 27, 2022

ETOA Snapshot | Hosting events: Measuring impacts and benefits

Ten minute video session with Rachel Read and David Edwards on measuring the impacts of hosting major events.
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June 27, 2022

ETOA Snapshot | Sustainability metrics

Ten minute video session with Rachel Read and David Edwards on varying approaches to measuring sustainability.
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June 27, 2022

ETOA Snapshot | Tourism Statistics and Surveys: Perils and Pitfalls

Ten minute video session with Rachel Read and David Edwards on the points to look out for when interpreting tourism statistics and surveys.
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June 27, 2022

ETOA Snapshot | Value of Tourism to the European Economy

Ten minute video session with Rachel Read and David Edwards on quantifying the value of tourism to the European economy.
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April 26, 2022

UNWTO Barometer March 2022

Latest edition of the UNWTO Tourism Barometer summarised by the line “tourism enjoys a strong start to 2022 while facing new uncertainties”. Data is presented showing the performance of different world regions in 2021 along with bespoke analysis that considers the likely impact of the conflict in Ukraine on international tourism.
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April 20, 2022

Webinar | Supporting tourism’s recovery: destination and regional perspectives

CityDNA, ETOA and NECSTouR represent city destinations, the travel trade and regional governments’ tourism interests. Developing mutual benefit while securing a safe space for a vibrant visitor economy is our common concern.
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February 17, 2022

ETOA Webinar | Mediterranean product and demand

In this free webinar we explore product development and diversification in the Mediterranean region and current demand from global source markets. Expert panellists will share insights about evolving travel trends and business needs and we will discuss prospects for 2022, planning cycles and product development for the region.
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January 24, 2022

CELTH Report on Societal Value of Tourism and Recreation

An exploration of what the Netherlands, and wider world, would look like were the hospitality sector not to survive the current coronavirus crisis, including its economic value, its value to the wider environment and its value to what are referred to as social processes.
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January 24, 2022

WTTC Paper on Staff Shortages Jan 22

A reminder of how vital a tool travel and tourism has been in global job creation in the past decade which then highlights that in many countries the sector’s recovery from the pandemic is being hampered by staff shortages as former workers have found roles in different parts of the economy. The report makes a number of recommendations as to how governments and businesses can help alleviate the situation.
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January 24, 2022

UNWTO Big Data for Better Tourism Policy, and Sustainable Recovery

A comprehensive report which defines Big Data in relation to tourism, highlights the variety of sources of big data and looks at the opportunities and challenges that its use presents. The study highlights the ways in which the adoption of big data could aid both recovery from the pandemic and ensure that tourism has a future grounded in sustainability.
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January 24, 2022

UNWTO Barometer Jan 2022

An overview of international tourism performance in 2021 showing that while there was some year-on-year growth, volumes remain far short of those seen in 2019. Growth is anticipated in 2022 but even the more optimistic scenario sees volumes 50% below 2019 by the end of the current year. The panel of experts questioned by UNWTO now mostly believe that it will be 2024 or later before we return to pre-pandemic levels.
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November 22, 2021

WTTC Report on Investment in Travel and Tourism

A report which highlights the reduction in travel and tourism during the pandemic and the need for capital investment to help bolster recovery. The focus is on ensuring destinations develop an ‘enabling environment’ for investment, and that it is targeted at market segments offering the greatest growth opportunities.
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November 22, 2021

WTTC Report on Adapting to Endemic COVID-19 – The Outlook for Business Travel

A 27- page report which after an Executive Summary goes on to discuss the context for business travel and how endemic COVID-19 may reshape the sector. Evidence is presented to demonstrate how badly the sector has been impacted but this is countered with a discussion on the opportunities for the sector to diversify.
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October 19, 2021

WTTC Government Policies Enabling Travel & Tourism Recovery During COVID-19

A round-up of various policies adopted by governments around the globe to try and support the travel and tourism sector, whether in the form of fiscal measures, liquidity support, protecting workers or facilitating travel.
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May 24, 2021

WTTC Global Economic Impact Infographic May 2021

A 2-page infographic providing the assessment of WTTC regarding global tourism fortunes in 2020. As might be expected data is firmly in negative territory with a halving in the relative importance of travel and tourism to global GDP and 62 million fewer travel and tourism jobs. WTTC is gradually producing updated infographics for nations around the world detailing key travel and tourism metrics for 2020.
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December 31, 2020

ETOA Webinar Archive

ETOA Webinar archive from 2020 and earlier.
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July 2, 2020

Eurostat tourism industries analysis

A useful, if at times somewhat technical, article that describes the number of ‘tourism industry’ enterprises and number of persons employed by these enterprises in the EU27 countries as of 2017. Detailed tables are presented, including those setting out figures for individual EU27 Member States. The article highlights that almost 12 million people were employed in ‘tourism industries’, that’s one-in-five of all those working in the service sector.
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