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ETOA's events programme includes travel trade B2B workshops, conferences, seminars, shows, networking events and familiarisation opportunities

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ETOA organises market-leading B2B workshops throughout the year; among which the Britain and Ireland Marketplace (BIM)Hoteliers European Marketplace (HEM), City Fair and the Global European Marketplace (GEM). The format of these events allows for delegates to have up to 32 appointments in a single day. The ‘speed-dating’ style arrangement allows tourism buyers to sit down with tourism suppliers from across Europe; to make first introductions or to build on existing relationships.


Before a workshop delegates are contacted with the names of the companies scheduled to attend and asked to create a ‘wish list’ of businesses with whom they wish to meet. Using all the gathered information each delegate is then assigned as many appropriate appointments as possible.


As well as the scheduled meetings, ETOA workshops also allow time for open networking in the form of free appointment slots and breaks, including drinks receptions to bring proceedings to a close.

All previous Workshops

Seminars & Summits

In addition to promoting business networking, ETOA also provides its members access to informative seminars which engage in the current topics and issues impacting the tourism industry.


ETOA Seminars


ETOA maintains a presence at major annual international travel exhibitions, hosting its own stand at the World Travel Market in London, ITB Berlin and Fitur in Madrid. ETOA members have the opportunity to co-exhibit at these major events for a very affordable price.


All Exhibitions

Networking & Social

Gala Dinner

ETOA organises an annual Gala Dinner, traditionally held the day after the GEM workshop. This is an exclusive event where you will find only but the most important decision makers from ETOA’s membership.


Tour Operators Drinks Reception

ETOA's annual Tour Operator's drinks reception is usually held at the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. It is an exclusive opportunity to network with tour operator managers.

All social events

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Workshop sponsors receive fantastic brand and product recognition, with a variety of opportunities at each event to suit a range of budgets.


From logos and links posted on the workshop website and in the sponsor recognition email to on-the-day branding and recognition, sponsorship really  does ensure great visibility.   In 2013, our workshops were attended by a total of 667 buyer delegates from almost 400 companies.  


2. HEM logo 3. MAMA logo
  • Headline Sponsor 

  • Welcome Breakfast 

  • Coffee Breaks 

  • Lunch 

  • Massage (City Fair) 

  • Shoe Shine (GEM)

5. City Fair logo 1. GEM logo


Workshop Headline Sponsor

  • Official ‘Headline sponsor’ status 

  • Logo on big screen in workshop room during event 

  • Free attendance with appointments 

  • Logo on delegate badges 

  • Logo and link on the event homepage 

  • Logo in event email footers used by ETOA staff 

  • Free advertising space in event directory


If any of the opportunities above are of any interest then please email Arran Wiltshire or call +44 (0)207 3070834.

*Prices are for ETOA members and exclude VAT. For non-member prices, please contact for a quote.