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Voice your opinion about visa situation

In 2010, ETOA ran an extensive survey on Schengen, UK, and Ireland visa processing in origin markets across the globe.

GEM expands with new attendees

Registrations for the Global European Marketplace (GEM12) now stands ahead of last year’s record numbers.

Olympic tourism performance in London earns gold

Tom Jenkins, Executive Director of the European Tour Operators Association, said: “It is important to emphasize how well London is doing compared with other Olympic Games, and what good news there i

London Olympics: And the winners are…

The debate on whether the 2012 Summer Olympic Games will bankrupt London’s travel and tourism industry may have long dissipated, but recent events confirm that neither UK tour operators nor London h

Momentum taking off for ETOA City Fair 2012

In just five weeks, City Fair 2012, organized by the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA), will take place in London with more than 60 buyer companies attending the workshop for the first time.

ETOA supports research on tour coaches in Barcelona

The European Tour Operators Association sent an open letter to the Barcelona City Council (Ajuntament de Barcelona), shared here:

London Olympics: On par to destroy travel and tourism?

Tour operators in the United Kingdom are waiting with bated breath, as the date gets closer and closer to July 27, 2012, the day when to the 2012 London Olympic Games will hold its opening ceremony.

ETOA launches survey about visa processing

ETOA opened its seminar program for 2012 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Brussels on the February 6.

Registrations for Global European Marketplace up 15 percent

GEM11 is the annual members-only event organized by the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) at which tour operator buyers sit down for a series of pre-scheduled meetings with a wide range of su

UK riots: a tour operator’s perspective

The news that there have been riots in London has flashed round the world. Modern technology may have helped the looters co-ordinate their actions.

Riots leave UK tourism untarnished

VisitBritain has said Britain has a strong and positive image overseas and we hope these incidents will be short-lived and that inbound tourism will show its customary resilience.

BREAKING NEWS: London riots extend to its third night

Riots have spread to new areas of London while looting erupted in the cities of Birmingham, Liverpool and Bristol as Britain's worst violence in decades extended into the third night.

ETOA: UK to suffer tourism downturn due to 2012 Olympics

The UK is set to suffer a downturn in tourism because of the 2012 Olympics, according to a leading tour operator group.

European tour operators address concerns with commissioner

On Monday, June 20, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) raised tourism concerns with Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission (EC) and the Commissioner in charge of Industr

European Tour Operators Association sends message to Japan

Thomas Jenkins, Executive Director of the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA), has written to Mr. Akira Kanai, Chairman of JATA (Japanese Association of Travel Agents).

European tour operators welcome new UK tourism policy

European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) broadly welcomes the new tourism policy, released today by the Tourism Minister.

ETOA welcomes funding for tourism in London

ETOA welcomed the news that the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced a £14m per annum, four-year funding deal for a new promotion agency for London.

New interactive homepage for ETOA

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has launched a new homepage at www.etoa.org .

European Tour Operators Association to highlight city tourism in 2011

European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) will be running several events in 2011 looking at various aspects of city tourism, with City Fair in London being the highest profile of these.

Rome City Council to go ahead with accommodation tax

"In order for the city of Rome not to tax Romans, we have decided to tax the tourists," said Councillor Federico Guidi.

ETOA hoteliers workshop wins support of Belgian tourist organizations

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) is pleased to announce that Brussels International Tourism and Congress, the Tourist Office for Flanders, the Belgian Tourist Office Brussels, and Wallon

Tour operators condemn Cologne’s spontaneous culture tax

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has condemned the Cologne City Council over the introduction of a new tax.

2012 London Olympics: ETOA versus Visit Britain

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) believes that the 2012 London Olympics will cause considerable damage to the city’s tourism industry and that the event could cost the British capital

ETOA monitoring Scotland boycott threat

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) is closely monitoring the Boycott Scotland campaign by protesters in the USA angered by the release of the Libyan Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only man con

ETOA makes statement on tourist guides in Croatia 

The tourism authorities in Croatia had expressed concern that unqualified and untrained “guides” were operating in the cruise ports and other heritage sites.

ETOA’s City Break: Great way to experience the new EU countries

Gothenburg, Sweden, played host to this year’s well-received City Break, organized by the European Tour Operators Association in partnership with Reed Travel Exhibitions.

ETOA: Responding to swine flu ‘seems to pander to stupidity’

The European Tour Operators Association has said ever since Dr Margaret Chan, the director of the World Health Organization (WHO), raised the pandemic alert on the H1N1 virus (swine flu) to Level Five

Tough new visa regulations for visitors to the UK

A series of new UK visa regulations comes into force this month, as a result of an extensive review by the UK’s Borders and Immigration Agency.

Risky road to revive the twelve-day rule

Talks are underway in Brussels that could pave the way to restoration of a 12-day rule for coach tours.

Executive Talk: ETOA’s Jenkins candidly addresses tourism issues

eTN: Let’s start with UK domestic tourism. It was all the hype last year. You were saying there wasn’t much need for advertising outside since the hotel rooms were being filled up.