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UK tour group: What we are doing to visitors “extraordinarily damaging”

UK-based European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has always had a reputation of being vocal about its position in matters pertaining to the travel and tourism industry.

VisitBritain chairman quells London Olympic myths and mysteries

eTN: I have been talking to UK tour operators, and the sentiment is that they feel that London hoteliers might be shooting themselves in the foot by overpricing and room blocking.

Rise in UK departure tax could cut London’s European gateway role...

London could lose its place as a main gateway to Europe if the UK government goes ahead with plans to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) next November.

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.

ETOA protests ‘retrospective taxation’ in Italy

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) is writing to the government of Italy to protest against the sudden increase in charges to bring coaches in to popular destinations in Italy.

Can inbound tourism lift UK hoteliers’ spirits?

In the run-up to the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA)'s annual workshop, the Hoteliers European Marketplace, the hotel industry is facing a bleak year.

ETOA is to apples as WTM is to oranges

LONDON (eTN) – The rain poured inexorably yesterday all over London, but this has not dampened the spirit of thousands from around the world to flock to the ExCel Exhibition Center, where this year

ETOA workshop does more business than WTM, Guttman says

LONDON (eTN) - The chairman of the European Tour Operators Association's (ETOA) Associate Committee, Felix Guttman, has made a bold statement: that ETOA’s Global European Marketplace is more signif