Press Releases

Press Releases

March 20, 2018

2017 was the year of global growth for European hotel industry

The latest ECM-MKG European Destinations Observatory report* points out that, in European cities, the Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR)** experienced in 2017 a 6% growth compared […]
March 19, 2018

Europe´s urban tourism destinations move to promote urban entrepreneurship

At the European Cities Marketing (ECM) Spring Meeting in Reykjavík, ECM followed the footsteps of the best of Jedi knights, looking towards the dark side to […]
March 9, 2018

Long-haul arrivals during fourth quarter of 2017 consolidated a year of solid growth for tourism in Europe

The latest results from the Air Travellers’ Traffic Barometer*, produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys, consolidated a year of solid growth for long-haul inbound tourism […]
March 5, 2018

Successful Recovery in European City Tourism in 2017: +7.7%

European Cities Marketing (ECM) announced a 7.7% growth in city tourism in 2017, with the domestic market increasing by 5.2% and the international market by 9.2%, […]
February 7, 2018

Reykjavík to host European cities’ talk on morphing DMOs business models and engaging the city

In two weeks, representatives of European cities in the fields of City Marketing, Meetings Industry and Tourism will discuss how to “Hack the City” during European […]
December 15, 2017

European Cities to work on morphing DMO’s business model and engaging the city!

At the European Cities Marketing Meeting in Reykjavik, February 21-24, 2018, ECM will follow in the footsteps of the best of Jedi knights, looking towards the […]
November 27, 2017

Positive growth continues to support hotel industry in Europe during third quarter of 2017

The latest January-September edition of the quarterly ECM-MKG Destinations Observatory report1 reveals that in European cities, in Q3 2017, the Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR)2 grew by 6.1% […]
November 21, 2017

Summer Holidays maintain steady growth in International arrivals in Europe for third quarter of 2017 thanks to long-haul travellers

The latest results from the Air Travellers’ Traffic Barometer* produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys feature an overall recovery of International arrivals throughout Europe for […]
November 20, 2017

Accelerating change: Global Destination Sustainability Index releases 2017 results

The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) has released today its second ranking of the sustainability performance of 40 meeting and events cities worldwide. The GDS-Index is a collaborative platform that promotes the […]
October 17, 2017

European Cities Marketing to announce new Vice-President dedicated to the Meetings Industry

During ECM last Board meeting on October 13, 2017 in Graz, Pier Paolo Mariotti (Bolzano) was elected as the Association’s new Vice President for the Meetings […]
October 4, 2017

ECM’s new Meetings Statistics Report: 2016 brings resilient growth back to Meetings Industry

In a context of strong new challenges following different kinds of political crises, knowledge of the Meetings Industry in Europe is a real issue for many […]
September 12, 2017

ECM Summer School: another international success for the Meetings Industry’s career Launchpad

At the ECM Summer School 2017 in Dresden, sixteen motivated ECM members and other associated Industry Partners acted as faculty to broadcast each of their own particular skill […]