ETOA welcomes 43 new delegates to its Britain & Ireland Marketplace (BIM)
- 250 buyers and suppliers of British and Ireland tourism product to negotiate and contract on 29 January 2019
- BIM to generate 6,350 contracting appointments at the London Hilton on Park Lane
ETOA will welcome over 40 new businesses to its first flagship event of 2019 – the Britain & Ireland Marketplace (BIM) – on 29 January at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
BIM, which showcases the best of UK and Irish tourism product to tour operators and other global buyers expects to host a total of 250 delegates and generate 6,350 contracting appointments.
New tourism attractions and hotels exhibiting in 2019 include Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Leeds Castle, Loch Ness by Jacobite, Manx National Heritage, Original Irish Hotels, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, The Johnstown Estate and Visit Portsmouth. They will join established suppliers such as VisitBritain, Visit Wales, Historic Royal Palaces and Royal Collection Trust.
New buyers include AIFS, Booking.com, Contiki, Cox & Kings, Culture Trip, Europass, Quatro Passi, Shearings Holidays, Travco, TripAdvisor Experiences and WorldStrides who will join Back Roads Touring, E-Voyages Group, G2 Travel, JTB Europe, Kuoni Global Travel Services, Trafalgar/Costsaver and Worldwide DMC.
Buyers who are ETOA members can register for free, while non-member rates start from £195 per delegate.
Tom Jenkins, CEO at ETOA said: “We are delighted to be welcoming over 40 new businesses to BIM in 2019. Delegates tell us that they love the cost and time savings that this highly efficient one day B2B workshop provides tour operators and travel buyers when it comes to contracting with destinations and products from UK and Ireland.”