Working groups provide opportunity for ETOA’s members and partners to cooperate on issues to do with the business environment for tourism in Europe. They are topic or destination focused. Activities can range from in-person meetings to ad hoc consultation and information sharing.

Their composition is not fixed and expressions of interest are welcome. We try to ensure access to insight from various business models and origin markets, and specialist expertise where applicable. For destination-focused groups, representatives from members’ local offices are especially valuable.

Current activity and priorities

With coach access already heavily restricted, the current concern is whether the booking and ticketing process for the Colosseum will improve sufficiently in 2024 after its new ticketing partner takes over. The group recently discussed how best to illustrate the different types of B2B clients who need to access tickets, in dialogue with a representative of Parco Archeologico del Colosseo.

Topics generally discussed in the Rome working group:

  • Coach Access and parking
  • Group restrictions
  • Attractions and ticketing
    • Colosseum and Vatican
  • Accommodation
  • Overnight Tax

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Our current dialogue with Parco Archeologico was supported by group work contributing to a presentation explaining different business models within ETOA’s buyer network. For more information see the Attractions and Ticketing page.

Companies represented at recent meetings