Throughout the years, ECM has built strong relations with industry partners. You can find them below.

Would like to come onboard? See our Partnership document 2017!


Communication Partners

logo_HQHeadquarters and MIM Magazine
MIM Magazine is the only pan-european meetings and incentive magazine. Written in english, MIM Magazine boasts a high level of editorial content: corporate interviews, destination reports, industry news and in-depth analyses of meeting and incentive trends.




Business Partners

Leisure Pass Group
The Leisure Pass Group is a sightseeing and tourism technology specialist, which develops and manages city passes in some of the world’s top destinations. An award-winning company, the aim of the group is to offer international city visitors the best sightseeing product on the market, saving them time and money.


Pangea Digital BigPangea
Pangea is a destination marketing expert company that focuses on redefining and reshaping the future of travel with cutting edge technology. Their primary focus is to partner and walk along with the DMOs on their digital & social transformation journeys. Pangea’s extensive destination marketing methodology and expertise built on Travel Analytics, Digital and Social Strategy & Content and Media Execution enable DMOs to achieve a complete digital presence and promotion with the highest ROIs.


PRESEND provides Visa gift cards for city/town centers, shopping centers, food courts, hotels, restaurants and recreation. Gift cards generate footfall and retail spending for businesses participating in the gift card program, and are aimed at local and visiting consumers, businesses and government. The giver supports the local economy and the receiver can choose from a wide selection of local businesses to spend their gift card at.



vvv Nederland
Netherlands VVV is a Dutch organisation gathering DMO / Tourist organizations in the field of information management, knowledge sharing, advocacy, research and collective promotion of the tourist brand. They organize knowledge, symposia and workshops on various topics, develop tourist sites and develop and maintain the National Database for Tourism, Recreation & Culture.



Knowledge Partners

dtttDigital Tourism Think Tank
The Digital Tourism Think Tank aims at providing thought leadership to the tourism industry in digital marketing best practice. This project was created by Nick Hall, Managing Director at SE1 Media, who has more than 10 years experience working in digital tourism marketing, both in the marketing sector and in the tourism industry.  In addition, The Digital Tourism Think Tank puts together a team of experts in diverse and varied fields of the tourism industry.


ForwardKeys focuses on travel industry data optimization and distribution. The company Forward Data is an innovating and trend changing startup bringing a new approach to operational traveller data intelligence for the travel industry: unleashing the power of traveller data for the whole industry, and anticipating market trends and making immediate decision to improve business.


MKGMKG Hospitality
MKG Hospitality® brings together all of the products and services for the accommodation, tourism and food service industries: a vast database, customised studies, industry studies, quality assurance and assessment.


TCITCI Research
The company provides ECM member cities with accurate and timely data highlighting city competitiveness issues based on city brand experience, with a different and special focus covered in each of these quarterly reports.


modulMODUL University Vienna
The 22 interdisciplinary faculty members of MU Vienna continuously inform the public about their study results, describe major events, and outline trends from any of MU Vienna’s core competence and research areas.


Industry Partners

Arrival Guides LogoArrival Guides
ArrivalGuides is the world’s largest distributor of destination content, with over 340 distribution partners using our library of destination information, including photos and videos, to improve customer interaction, experience, loyalty and transactions with their brand.


etoa-logoETOA – European Tour Operators Association
ETOA was founded in 1989 by a group of tour operators who wanted representation in Europe. After 20 years ETOA still remains the only trade association offering European level representation for the interests of inbound and intra-European tour operators, wholesalers and their European suppliers. Today, ETOA is the voice of European Inbound Travel, with over 500 Members.


IBTM World – The Global Meetings & Events Exhibitionibtm world
IBTM World is the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, held in the award winning business and tourism destination of Barcelona. The event delivers three days of focused access to a dynamic business environment, thought provoking professional education and business networks for all attendees.


IMEX – The worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events.IMEX_Logo
The show taking place in Frankfurt where the global meetings industry continues to do business while maximising connections, networking opportunities and over 70 sessions of education.


IMEX AmericaIMEX – America’s Worldwide Exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events
America’s newest trade show, with unprecedented business opportunities combined with a great industry gathering and complemented by extensive free education and networking.


Toposophy provides tourism organizations, associations and companies (both public and private) with practical solutions to develop, manage and market places as tourism destinations. Services focus on offering complete solutions for destination strategy & planning, place marketing & branding, market intelligence, trade marketing, advocacy & government support.


ECM is member of:


JMIC-logoJMIC – Joint Meeting Industry Council
Association for the exchange of information and perspectives amongst international associations engaged in various aspects of the meetings industry.


unwtoUNWTO – United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation
This specialized agency of the United Nations is the leading international organisation in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and practical source of tourism know-how. ECM is an affiliate member of the UNWTO.



ECM also works with:

DMAI_logo_100yearsDMAI – Destination Marketing Association International
DMAI protects and advances the success of destination marketing worldwide. DMAI’s influential membership includes nearly 600 official destination marketing organizations (DMOs) from nearly 20 countries that command more than $2.5 billion in annual budgets.


ETAG-logoETAG – European Travel & Tourism Action Group
It aims to provide a forum for all the key interests concerned with the provision of visitor services and facilities in Europe and is a lobby group at the E.U. in Brussels.



ETC – European Travel CommissionETC
The European Travel Commission (ETC) is the non-profit making organisation of 33 national tourist offices or tourism departments whose role is to market and promote tourism to Europe in other continents and to lobby for tourism on the European level. ETC is partner of ECM e.g. in the field of research and statistics.


ICCAICCA – International Congress & Convention Association
ICCA represents the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events and comprises 800 member companies and organisations in 80 countries worldwide.


International Meetings ReviewInternational-Meetings-Review
The website and news for the global meetings community.


MPI – Meeting Planners Internationallogo_mpi
Professional membership organisation for corporate, association, and independent meeting planners.


logo_bus coach smart move enSmart Move – Bus and coach, the Smart Move
Every year, buses and coaches around the world bring passengers safe and sound to their intended destination with the lowest impact on environment of all transport modes.


tmf-dialogmarketing_logo_highres-kopie-1050x702tmf dialogue marketing
tmf dialogue marketing Europe / India is expert for dialogue marketing with focus on international Meetings, Incentive, Conferences and Events (MICE) markets. Convention bureaux, tourist boards and suppliers benefit from tmf’s unique expertise in providing innovative solutions in brand marketing & communication, lead generating services for association business and market research.


Trip AdvisorTripAdvisor-logo
Reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, travel packages, and lots more!




We Love City Cards See more, pay less with a city card!
Produced by European Cities Marketing, this unique website sells city cards from 23 countries and 40 cities. In a few clicks, you can research and plan your trip around Europe. You can also find all the contact details and specifications for each city card. Make your choice and buy in advance of your trip!

TourMIS Get free statistics. TourMIS is a Marketing Information System for tourism managers providing on-line tourism survey data, as well as various tools to transform data into precious management information.

European Union and Tourism Six E.U. countries are in the world’s top ten destinations for holiday-makers. Not surprisingly the sector is very important to the European economy. As an industry, tourism belongs to the General Directorate XYZ of the European Commission.