The association for Tourist Boards, Convention Bureaux
and City Marketing Organisations in Europe

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EUROPEAN CITIES MARKETING

European Cities Marketing is a non-profit organisation
improving the competitiveness and performance of the leading cities of Europe.
ECM provides a platform for Leisure, Meetings Industry and City Marketing professionals
to exchange knowledge, best practices and widen their network to build new business.

MEMBERS

SO MUCH DIVERSITY UNITED BY A COMMON GOAL

Our members are Tourist Boards, Convention Bureaux and City Marketing Organisations represented by their CEOs, managers and their best experts.

ECM is committed to give equal benefit and profile to members from capital, leading and smaller European cities.
While keeping its focus on cities, European Cities Marketing proposes National Tourist Boards, National Convention Bureaux and Regional entities (whether it refers to Leisure, Meetings Industry or City Marketing) to tackle this perspective by establishing permanent contact and working together with cities, one of the basis to enhance national business.

European Cities Marketing is the only organisation to work with Leisure, Meetings Industry and City Marketing. We believe in the vision that “everyone in the city sells the city”.

MEMBERS

SO MUCH DIVERSITY UNITED BY A COMMON GOAL

Our members are Tourist Boards, Convention Bureaux and City Marketing Organisations represented by their CEOs, managers and their best experts.

ECM is committed to give equal benefit and profile to members from capital, leading and smaller European cities.
While keeping its focus on cities, European Cities Marketing proposes National Tourist Boards, National Convention Bureaux and Regional entities (whether it refers to Leisure, Meetings Industry or City Marketing) to tackle this perspective by establishing permanent contact and working together with cities, one of the basis to enhance national business.

European Cities Marketing is the only organisation to work with Leisure, Meetings Industry and City Marketing. We believe in the vision that “everyone in the city sells the city”.

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contacts and business leads they cannot afford to miss out on.

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European cities to take a new role after urban tourism being the most hardly hit by the COVID crisis

The release of the leading benchmark of the tourism industry – the ECM Benchmarking Report 2020-2021 demonstrates the immense impact of the pandemic on European city […]

This is not a tourism conference: how European cities step out of their comfort zone to create change!

The European Cities Marketing (ECM) Autumn Conference which was held online on September 23-24, 2021 with a pre-conference on September 16, was the opportunity for the […]

ECM Pre-Conference / After the Pandemic: The Whats and Whatnots

The Pre-Conference gathered experts of data, trends, marketing and decision-making that helped answer many questions for what’s next. The fast-paced exploration started with the completely fresh […]

This is not a tourism conference… but very much a conference for DMOs’ professionals!

At the European Cities Marketing (ECM) Online Autumn Conference, September 23-24, 2021, attendees will deliberately expose and challenge themselves and their colleagues to seek inspiration from […]

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MEMBERS KNOW BEST

  • “ECM is the only organisation to gather once a year all CEOs of European destinations to discuss the latest market trends and new developments in policy, strategy and operations.”
    Michael Otremba
    CEO | Hamburg Tourismus
  • “Knowledge exchange and best practice sessions are core activities in ECM: from meetings statistics to ambassador programmes, we are always kept up to date by the best examples in Europe and from around the world.”
    Bettina Reventlow-Mourier
    Deputy Convention Director | Wonderful Copenhagen
  • “ECM is a member organisation. It is for the members and by the members. Its core mission is to empower members to inspire, co-develop and promote a sustainable visitor economy for the city. Through its new strategy, ECM will explore a more sustainable tomorrow together with a great purpose and appetite for experimenting in the visitor economy that contributes to a better life in the city.”
    Dieter Hardt-Stremayr
    CEO | Graz Tourismus
  • “Every year we have more and more City Cards specialists participating in the City Cards Expert Meeting and strengthening the network. Through best practices and knowledge exchange, these meetings allow ECM member destinations to fine-tune their City Cards, their communication and marketing & sales strategy with the goal of a sustainable growth of the destination.”
    Gianluca Camaggio
    Products Department Sales Manager | Turisme de Barcelona
  • “ECM knows that we, as members, have specific interests and provides us with the opportunity to have our own platforms, events and forums. ECM also helps us members align our own strategic agenda with whatever demands, challenges and opportunities tomorrow will bring.”
    Ann Nyström
    Director of Destination | Malmö Tourism
  • “By providing data, we can benchmark the performance of our destinations in bednights and in meetings statistics, as well as the financing and spending structures of our organisations. For the 50% of our members who do not have their own research departments, ECM can provide a unique and essential source of information.”
    André Moura
    Head of Research | Turismo de Lisboa
  • “When it comes to looking at the future, the ECM Summer School is a unique opportunity for young professionals just entering the Meetings Industry to spend three days with some of the biggest names in our business, understand the nature of the Meetings Industry, and acquire practical marketing skills. An unforgettable career-defining experience!”
    Romana Vlašić
    Director | Dubrovnik Tourist Board
  • “The ECM Knowledge Groups play a strategic role in helping us develop new ideas, products, insight and solutions in the areas of City Cards, Digital Destinations, Meetings Industry, Research & Insights, Sustainability, Tourist Information Centres, Trend Room. They are a goldmine!”
    Erwin van de Wiele
    Manager | Ghent Tourist Office

ECM LIVE

💻 Our webinar "Clever Ideas to Integrate Stories & UGC into your Holiday Strategy" just ended!
We discussed clever ways destinations could use Stories & #UserGeneratedContent to create holiday content w/ @CrowdRiff
#ECMPowerOfCommunity in collaboration with @group_nao
#WeAreECM

💻 ECM Members, did you register yet for our webinar "Clever Ideas to Integrate Stories & UGC into your Holiday Strategy", Oct 20 @ 3PM CET?
Register: https://t.co/GFVaV1QxdB
With @seekerloverdrmr from @CrowdRiff
#ECMPowerOfCommunity in collaboration with @group_nao
#WeAreECM

📣 THIS IS NOT A TOURISM CONFERENCE: HOW EUROPEAN CITIES STEP OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE TO CREATE CHANGE! //
Read the press release: https://t.co/KqLt1Ri695
#THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE #WeAreECM #education #cities #destinations #tourismindustry @group_nao

ℹ️ Last chance to register for the 8th #ECMTIC2021, that will be hosted in @girona_cat @catexperience next week!
Learn how the less expected feature of any of our destinations can make us Unique, & so, Universal. What makes U-nique?
Register: https://t.co/ar915WQIsB
#WeAreECM

🖼️ Did you know that the whole ECM Pre-Conference is available to all for free on https://t.co/KMw5l50jEK?
During our pre-conference, experts of data, trends, marketing & decision-making helped us answer our many questions for what’s next!
#WeAreECM #THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE

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[WEBINAR 💻] The Power of Community webinar "Clever Ideas to Integrate Stories and UGC into your Holiday Strategy" just ended!
We discussed clever ways destinations could use Stories and #UserGeneratedContent to create holiday content that gives visitors ideas for thoughtful local gifts, amplifies local businesses, highlights ways to celebrate the #holidays in your #destination!
With:
➡️ Zoë Weldon, Community Growth Lead, CrowdRiff
#ECMPowerOfCommunity is produced in collaboration with Group NAO
#WeAreECM
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[WEBINAR 💻] The Power of Community webinar Clever Ideas to Integrate Stories and UGC into your Holiday Strategy just ended! We discussed clever ways destinations could use Stories and #UserGeneratedContent to create holiday content that gives visitors ideas for thoughtful local gifts, amplifies local businesses, highlights ways to celebrate the #holidays in your #destination! With: ➡️ Zoë Weldon, Community Growth Lead, CrowdRiff #ECMPowerOfCommunity is produced in collaboration with Group NAO #WeAreECM
[WEBINAR 💻] ECM Members, have you registered yet for our webinar "Clever Ideas to Integrate Stories and UGC into your Holiday Strategy", October 20 at 3PM (CET)?
Christmas Holidays are just around the corner and destination marketers are doubling down on getting creative to support #localbusinesses and their communities. Find out clever ways destinations are using Stories and #UserGeneratedContent to create holiday content that gives visitors ideas for thoughtful local gifts, amplifies local businesses, highlights ways to celebrate the #holidays in your #destination, and more!
Register before it's too late: buff.ly/3lCuER0
With:
➡️ Zoë Weldon, Community Growth Lead, CrowdRiff
(For ECM Members only)
#ECMPowerOfCommunity is produced in collaboration with Group NAO
#WeAreECM
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[WEBINAR 💻] ECM Members, have you registered yet for our webinar Clever Ideas to Integrate Stories and UGC into your Holiday Strategy, October 20 at 3PM (CET)? Christmas Holidays are just around the corner and destination marketers are doubling down on getting creative to support #localbusinesses and their communities. Find out clever ways destinations are using Stories and #UserGeneratedContent to create holiday content that gives visitors ideas for thoughtful local gifts, amplifies local businesses, highlights ways to celebrate the #holidays in your #destination, and more! Register before its too late: https://buff.ly/3lCuER0 With: ➡️ Zoë Weldon, Community Growth Lead, CrowdRiff (For ECM Members only) #ECMPowerOfCommunity is produced in collaboration with Group NAO #WeAreECM
[PRESS RELEASE 📣]
/// THIS IS NOT A TOURISM CONFERENCE: HOW EUROPEAN CITIES STEP OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE TO CREATE CHANGE! ///
The European Cities Marketing (ECM) Autumn Conference which was held online on September 23-24, 2021 with a pre-conference on September 16, was the opportunity for the 300 registrants from European #cities and beyond to listen and be inspired by the 80+ speakers coming from many different circles (city design & development, learning from nature’s genius, e-gaming, #education, creative studio, podcast, art…). “This is not a tourism conference” focused on setting new agendas, taking time to ask the difficult questions and discussing some of the uncomfortable truths that are needed to create change: #climatecrisis, #socialtourism & #citizenempowerment, racism & stereotypes in tourism, destination wellbeing, new business of events, attractivity of the #tourism career path…
Read the press release: buff.ly/3n6imjj
#THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE #WeAreECM #destinations #tourismindustry
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[PRESS RELEASE 📣] /// THIS IS NOT A TOURISM CONFERENCE: HOW EUROPEAN CITIES STEP OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE TO CREATE CHANGE! /// The European Cities Marketing (ECM) Autumn Conference which was held online on September 23-24, 2021 with a pre-conference on September 16, was the opportunity for the 300 registrants from European #cities and beyond to listen and be inspired by the 80+ speakers coming from many different circles (city design & development, learning from nature’s genius, e-gaming, #education, creative studio, podcast, art…). “This is not a tourism conference” focused on setting new agendas, taking time to ask the difficult questions and discussing some of the uncomfortable truths that are needed to create change: #climatecrisis, #socialtourism & #citizenempowerment, racism & stereotypes in tourism, destination wellbeing, new business of events, attractivity of the #tourism career path… Read the press release: https://buff.ly/3n6imjj #THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE #WeAreECM #destinations #tourismindustry
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