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May 16, 2017

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and European Cities Marketing (ECM) announce partnership – American & European Destination Organizations & CVBs join forces

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and European Cities Marketing (ECM) recently announced a Memorandum of Understanding that will promote and deliver key research and educational resources […]
May 15, 2017

The ECM Summer School: a reference for Meetings Industry professionals since 1987!

This year will see the 31st ECM Summer School take place in Dresden, Germany, 26-30 August 2017.  The renowned educational programme on the Meetings Industry will […]
May 3, 2017

Constant change is the only constant in urban travel

At the European Cities Marketing International Conference in Dubrovnik, May 31-June 3, 2017, Europe’s city marketers and tourism professionals will meet industry thought leaders and leading […]
April 4, 2017

2016 reflects great disparities between European destinations in the hotel industry

The latest ECM-MKG European Destinations Observatory report* points out that in European cities, in 2016, the Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR)** experienced a modest growth (+ […]
March 29, 2017

DMOs setting up new challenges at European Cities Marketing’s meeting to tackle their future

Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs) are facing new challenges. During the last European Cities Marketing’s meeting in Gdansk, attendees were asked to determine and overcome 32 challenges […]
March 17, 2017

International arrivals in Europe on fourth quarter of 2016 are increasing, boosted by long haul travellers

The latest results from the Air Travellers’ Traffic Barometer* produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys highlight a recovery for International arrivals in Europe on Q4 […]
March 16, 2017

Time for Destination Marketing Management Organisations?

The Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs) are facing new challenges. The need to strategize their future and their own existence is real. During the last European Cities […]
March 7, 2017

Tourism in European Cities continued to grow by 3.6% in 2016

European Cities Marketing (ECM) announced a 3.6% growth in city tourism in 2016, with the domestic market increasing by 6.0% and the international market by 2.3%, […]
February 14, 2017

Gdańsk to host European cities’ debate on the future role of DMOs

In one week, European cities will debate the future role of the City Marketing and Tourism Organisations during European Cities Marketing Spring Meeting in Gdańsk, February […]
January 31, 2017

European cities are strategizing the DMO of the future

At the European Cities Marketing Meeting in Gdansk, February 22-25, 2017, European cities will debate the future role of the City Marketing and Tourism organisation. Industry […]
December 21, 2016

Europe’s hotel industry still observe disparities between cities for first 9 months of 2016

The latest ECM-MKG European Destinations Observatory report* points out that for the first nine months of 2016, the Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR)** experienced slight growth […]
December 15, 2016

International arrivals in Europe still hit on third quarter of 2016, softened by resilience in long-haul travel

The latest results from the Air Travellers’ Traffic Barometer* produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys highlight that terrorist fear is still weakening arrivals in Europe […]