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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France, Benelux and Portugal led the European hotel industry growth during first semester of 2018

The latest ECM-MKG European Destinations Observatory report* points out that, in European cities, the Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR)** experienced a 3.6% growth after 6 months […]

The Theatre of Terror

Time after time, in every city and continent “The Theatre of Terror” looks for stages to perform their acts: blood, panic, ambulance wailing, media cameras, fear, […]

Long-haul arrivals in Europe still grew steadily during Q2 2018 balancing the decrease of intra-European arrivals

The latest results from the Air Travellers’ Traffic Barometer*, produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys, highlighted that the good growth of long-haul arrivals in Europe […]

ECM Summer School 2018, the bridge to a successful career in the Meetings Industry, graduated 62 students from 3 continents in Thessaloniki

The second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki, hosted the 32nd edition of the ECM Summer School on August 25-29, 2018, providing evidence of the importance of […]

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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.”
    Laura Aalto
    CEO | Helsinki Marketing
  • “The ECM Knowledge Groups play a strategic role in helping us develop new ideas, products, insight and solutions in the areas of City Cards, City Marketing, Digital Destinations, Research & Statistics, Tourist Information Centres or the Meetings Industry. They are a goldmine!”
    Erwin van de Wiele
    Manager | Ghent Tourist Office
  • “ECM also recognises that we, as members, have specific interests and provides us with the opportunity to have our own platforms, events and forums. As a delegate I like to go home, feeling loaded with insights into the topic, the challenges and the solutions, being able to project them on our situation.”
    Petra Stušek
    Managing Director | Ljubljana Tourism
  • “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.”
    Olivier Occelli
    Marketing Director | ONLYLYON
  • “By providing data, we can benchmark the performance of our destinations in bednights and in the Meetings Industry, as well as the financing and spending structures of our organizations. 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!”
    Zlatan Muftic
    Convention Bureau Director | Zagreb Tourist Board & Convention Bureau
  • “I love the fact that I can go to any ECM gathering with challenges that I face locally and come back home with a solution, all thanks to a unique environment within ECM. It’s a very open, friendly and informal environment which opens for a honest dialogue and best practices sharing.”
    John Donnelly
    CEO | Marketing Edinburgh
  • “Knowledge exchange and best practice sessions are set up according to our needs: from ambassadors’ programmes to meetings statistics, we always keep up to date of the best examples in Europe.”
    Laurence Papouchado
    Deputy Director | Monaco Convention Bureau

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In the words of its most well-known member, a truly collaborative economy requires a balanced set of policy principles. @EuropeanCommiss policy progress on short-term rentals, an essential step for a level playing field. @HOTREC_EUROPE @europeancities

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