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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EVENTS

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

NEWS

The reference for Leisure, Meetings Industry and City Marketing in Europe.

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ECM Members Come Together to Overtake the Coronavirus Crisis

The outbreak of Covid-19 strongly encourages our industry to deal with new challenges and emergencies worldwide. In this unprecedented situation sustainability, collaboration and innovation become even […]

A New Tourism Stigma After Corona?

May 13, 2020 In a focused session, our ECM partners shared some of their newest insights and data to help face the reputation issue the tourism […]

ECM-TOPOSOPHY webinar presenting DMMO Covid-19 Continuity Checklist

May 6, 2020 On April 28, European Cities Marketing published “The DMMO Covid-19 Continuity Checklist – An ECM Guide for Sustainable Recovery”. Elaborated in partnership with […]

The DMMO Covid-19 Continuity Checklist

European Cities Marketing, the network of 125 European DMMOs improving the competitiveness and performance of leading cities of Europe, is publishing today “The DMMO Covid-19 Continuity […]

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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

#aNewTomorrow is ahead as our societies and borders start to reopen, but what has changed in the strategic outlook for urban tourism and for European city DMOs?
The CEO panel conversation is taking place right now with @myhelsinki, @Hamburg_CVB and @MadridDestino
@group_nao

Our webinar is taking place right now! @MeganEplerWood, pioneer in ecotourism and sustainable tourism development, is restarting our discussion on how to plan for a sustainable #recovery. Stay tuned for the #CEOpanel with: @myhelsinki, @Hamburg_CVB, @MadridDestino

@group_nao

Our webinar on “Strategies for Sustainable Recovery” will take place on June 3 at 2PM (CET) with: .@MeganEplerWood (.@EplerWood) .@aalto_laura (@myhelsinki) Michael Otremba (.@Hamburg_CVB) and Miguel Sanz (.@MadridDestino)
#ANewTomorrow: produced in collaboration with @group_nao

Don’t miss our webinar on Strategies for Sustainable Recovery, June 3 at 2PM CET. ECM partners will share with us their vision on sustainable finance, redesign of destination management goals and the outlook of DMMOs in recovery. ANewTomorrow, in collaboration with @group_nao

We recently published the Covid-19 DMMO Continuity Checklist, in partnership with @TOPOSOPHY. A practical and pertinent tool to guide destinations on their Covid-19 response. Read it or download it now:
#WeAreECM #aNewTomorrow #Covid_19 #recovery

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[WEBINAR 💻] #aNewTomorrow is ahead as our societies and borders start to reopen, but what has changed in the strategic outlook for urban tourism and for European city #DMOS?
The CEO panel conversation is taking place right now with My Helsinki, Hamburg Tourism and Madrid Destino. Cultura, Turismo y Negocio

#ANewTomorrow is produced in collaboration with Group NAO

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[WEBINAR 💻] Our webinar on “Strategies for sustainable recovery” is taking place right now! Because now is the time to build back better for #aNewTomorrow of sustainable tourism, Megan Epler Wood, pioneer in ecotourism and sustainable tourism development and owner of #EplerWoodInternational, is restarting our discussion on how to plan for a sustainable recovery, beyond the immediate panic and urge to return to “business as usual”.

Stay tuned for the CEO panel with: My Helsinki , Hamburg Tourism and Madrid Destino. Cultura, Turismo y Negocio

#ANewTomorrow is produced in collaboration with Group NAO

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[WEBINAR 💻 ] Our webinar on “Strategies for Sustainable Recovery” will take place on June 3 at 2PM (CET) Want to know more about our next #speakers?

➡️ Megan Epler Wood (Managing Director of Sustainable Tourism Asset Management Programme of Cornell University, Director of International Sustainable Tourism Initiative with Harvard University and Owner of #EplerWoodInternational)

➡️ CEO panel with Laura Aalto - CEO of My Helsinki, Michael Otremba – CEO of Hamburg Tourism and Miguel Sanz – CEO of Madrid Destino. Cultura, Turismo y Negocio.

#ANewTomorrow is produced in collaboration with Group NAO

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