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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ECM events provide members with information,
contacts and business leads they cannot afford to miss out on.

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TIME TO EXPLORE YOUR DMOJO: European cities to explore recovery and reshaping the visitor economy

At the European Cities Marketing (ECM) Online International Conference & General Assembly, March 17-19, 2021, attendees will take a deep dive into reshaping the future of […]

COMMUNITY HEROES SERIES #1 – Meet Katarina Thorstensson!

MEET, SHARE AND GROW SUSTAINABLY! The secret of any strong community? … people! Our ECM community is powered by members and partners working to not only […]

European Cities Marketing announces new partnership with CrowdRiff to support European destinations on rebuilding towards a sustainable and healthy tourism economy

European Cities Marketing, the association for Tourist Boards, Convention Bureaux, and City Marketing Organisations in Europe just signed an agreement with CrowdRiff, provider of a visual […]

The Power of Community

THE PROMISE OF 2021. Just one month into the new year and it seems we are in for a rocky ride, as the pandemic challenges continue […]

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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, City Marketing, Digital Destinations, Research & Statistics, Sustainability, Tourist Information Centres or the Meetings Industry. They are a goldmine!”
    Erwin van de Wiele
    Manager | Ghent Tourist Office

ECM LIVE

📣 TIME TO EXPLORE YOUR DMOJO: EUROPEAN CITIES TO EXPLORE RECOVERY AND RESHAPING THE VISITOR ECONOMY ///
Read our PR: https://t.co/1uUwVKRzKy
#WeAreECM #ECMOnlineConference2021 #ExploringYourDMOJO #recovery #visitoreconomy @group_nao

WHAT'S THE SOUNDTRACK OF YOUR CITY’S RECOVERY: Ever wondered what's your city's music profile? Join us @ #ECMOnlineConference2021 to explore the role of music in your city's recovery with @SoundDiplomacy CEO @shainshapiro
🎫: https://t.co/NajJm8U3fC
#WeAreECM #ExploringYourDMOJO

#ECMOnlineConference2021 How are destinations formerly challenged by overtourism and negative local sentiment towards tourism planning for a different return of tourism post-covid? Join us to discuss THE TOURISM WE DON'T WANT and how not to get it.
🎫: https://t.co/NajJm8U3fC

💹 During our last webinar “Hello 2021: is it you we've been waiting for?”, we asked our members 2 questions about the return of #internationaltravel
What do you think of these results? Comment below!
#ECMPowerOfCommunity is produced in collaboration with @group_nao
#WeAreECM

💻ECM Members, don't miss our webinar "Hello2021-is it you we've been waiting for?" TODAY @ 2PM CET
With Justin Reid @TripAdvisor, Olivier Henry-Biabaud @TRAVELSAT_Index & @rasbech @Airfinity
In collaboration with @group_nao
Register: https://t.co/iBYdMUopOA
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[PRESS RELEASE 📣]
/// TIME TO EXPLORE YOUR DMOJO: EUROPEAN CITIES TO EXPLORE RECOVERY AND RESHAPING THE VISITOR ECONOMY ///
At the European Cities Marketing (ECM) Online International Conference & General Assembly, March 17-19, 2021, attendees will take a deep dive into reshaping the future of tourism and destinations in Europe in a time of recovery with industry frontrunners, lead destinations and ECM partners. Participants will explore what the future role of #DMOs could, should and must look like in order to strengthen their role in the next normal.
Read the press release: buff.ly/3kDtEKA
#WeAreECM #ECMOnlineConference2021 #ExploringYourDMOJO #recovery #visitoreconomy
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[PRESS RELEASE 📣] /// TIME TO EXPLORE YOUR DMOJO: EUROPEAN CITIES TO EXPLORE RECOVERY AND RESHAPING THE VISITOR ECONOMY /// At the European Cities Marketing (ECM) Online International Conference & General Assembly, March 17-19, 2021, attendees will take a deep dive into reshaping the future of tourism and destinations in Europe in a time of recovery with industry frontrunners, lead destinations and ECM partners. Participants will explore what the future role of #DMOs could, should and must look like in order to strengthen their role in the next normal. Read the press release: https://buff.ly/3kDtEKA #WeAreECM #ECMOnlineConference2021 #ExploringYourDMOJO #recovery #visitoreconomy
[#ECMOnlineConference2021] WHAT IS THE SOUNDTRACK OF YOUR CITY’S RECOVERY: Ever wondered what is the music profile of your city? And how that music profile relates to your destination strategy? Join us at ECM conference to explore the role of music in the recovery of your city and destination.
With:
➡️ Shain Shapiro, Founder & CEO, Sound Diplomacy
Register now: buff.ly/2NfOpzb
#WeAreECM #eventprofs #ExploringYourDMOJO
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[#ECMOnlineConference2021] WHAT IS THE SOUNDTRACK OF YOUR CITY’S RECOVERY: Ever wondered what is the music profile of your city? And how that music profile relates to your destination strategy? Join us at ECM conference to explore the role of music in the recovery of your city and destination. With: ➡️ Shain Shapiro, Founder & CEO, Sound Diplomacy Register now: https://buff.ly/2NfOpzb #WeAreECM #eventprofs #ExploringYourDMOJO
[#ECMOnlineConference2021] THE TOURISM WE DON'T WANT: Amsterdam city council reports plans to relocate its red-light district out of the city center. How are destinations formerly challenged by issues of overtourism and negative local sentiment towards tourism planning for a different return of tourism post-covid? What are the desired changes, how will they make them happen and what role does the DMO play making this change happen? Join us for the ECM conference, where destination leaders of Amsterdam and Barcelona will discuss the tourism we don’t want and how not to get it.
With:
➡️ Geerte Udo, CEO, Amsterdam & Partners
➡️ Marian Muro, CEO, Barcelona Tourism
Register now: buff.ly/2NfOpzb
#WeAreECM #eventprofs #ExploringYourDMOJO
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[#ECMOnlineConference2021] THE TOURISM WE DONT WANT: Amsterdam city council reports plans to relocate its red-light district out of the city center. How are destinations formerly challenged by issues of overtourism and negative local sentiment towards tourism planning for a different return of tourism post-covid? What are the desired changes, how will they make them happen and what role does the DMO play making this change happen? Join us for the ECM conference, where destination leaders of Amsterdam and Barcelona will discuss the tourism we don’t want and how not to get it. With: ➡️ Geerte Udo, CEO, Amsterdam & Partners ➡️ Marian Muro, CEO, Barcelona Tourism Register now: https://buff.ly/2NfOpzb #WeAreECM #eventprofs #ExploringYourDMOJO
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