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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Attractions’ visitation on the rise this summer. September showing a rebound of satisfaction. Sentiment on Sanitary Safety remains positive overall.

European Cities Marketing (ECM) and TCI Research partner to monitor the COVID-19 city tourism rebound with the TRAVELSAT© Cities’ Heartbeat Dashboard. This partnership promotes and delivers […]

Urban tourism organisations hit hard by crisis

New 2020 DMO Funding Survey published by European Cities Marketing shows severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Europe’s urban Destination Management and Marketing Organisations (DMOs). […]

ECM launches new Mentor Programme for newly-appointed Meetings Industry professionals

European Cities Marketing (ECM) has launched its first ever ECM Mentor Programme, during the ECM Summer School 2.0 this week. The industry supported initiative has been […]

ECM and ICCA form European Partnership

ECM (European Cities Marketing) and ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) have agreed to launch a European partnership to solidify collaboration and provide better aligned benefits […]

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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

Last days to register for the Online City Cards Expert Meeting! Inspiring case-studies from members, external speakers presentations and breakout sessions... The FREE event is open to ECM members working on city cards schemes.
Register now: https://t.co/Ny2Yrpr7ND #ECMCC2020

The #ECMMentorProgramme has now begun!
The new mentors & mentees, from all over Europe, are now virtually meeting & exchanging their experiences & challenges!
Programme endorsed by @ICCAWorld, @IAPCO, @IBTM, @IMEX_Group & @HQGlobalMag
#WeAreECM #eventprofs #meetingsindustry

ATTRACTIONS VISITATION ON THE RISE THIS SUMMER. SEPTEMBER SHOWING #REBOUND OF SATISFACTION /// Read our press release to know more about ECM & @TRAVELSAT_Index partnership to monitor the COVID-19 city tourism rebound https://t.co/ozIZsOd1tP
#WeAreECM #allinthistogether #research

During our last webinar, we asked you to answer 3 questions about the #recovery and the current #crisis situation. What do you think of these results? Comment below!
🔜 Next webinar will be held in November
#ANewTomorrow is produced in collaboration with @group_nao
#WeAreECM

[WEBINAR 💻] Our webinar on “Planning for Recovery” is taking place right now!
For members only!
Olivier Henry-Biabaud @TCIResearch / Jaume Mata @Valenciaturismo / Harry Mirpuri @londonpartners / @CorinneMenegaux @ParisCVB / @group_nao

#ANewTomorrow #WeAreECM #AllInThisTogether

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Thursday October 22nd

ECM - European Cities Marketing

[#ecmcc2020] Last days to register for the Online City Cards Expert Meeting 2020! The 3-day event will provide you with inspiring case-studies from City Cards Project cities, external speakers presentations and breakout sessions... This event is FREE and open to ECM members only, specifically to tourism professionals working on city cards schemes (Product Managers, Project Leaders, Marketing Managers...).
🎫 Register now: buff.ly/31vQ73I
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[#ecmmentorprogramme] The ECM Mentor Programme has now officially begun!
The new mentors and mentees, coming from all over Europe, are now starting to virtually meet and exchange their experiences and challenges!
Stay tuned for more testimonials from the participants!
This programme is endorsed by ICCAWorld, IAPCO, IBTM, IMEX and Headquarters Magazine. #WeAreECM #eventprofs #meetingsindustry
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Tuesday October 13th

ECM - European Cities Marketing

[PRESS RELEASE 📣]
/// ATTRACTIONS' VISITATION ON THE RISE THIS SUMMER. SEPTEMBER SHOWING A REBOUND OF SATISFACTION. SENTIMENT ON SANITARY SAFETY REMAINS POSITIVE OVERALL. ///
European Cities Marketing and TCI Research partner to monitor the COVID-19 city tourism rebound with the TRAVELSAT© Cities’ Heartbeat Dashboard. This partnership promotes and delivers unique and timely destinations’ data to ECM members, with a focus on Visitors’ experience, City e-reputation and Resident sentiment. The exclusive Dashboard enables cities across Europe to monitor the pace, the profile and the quality of visitation rebound in the region.

Read the press release: buff.ly/3dlJjKN
#WeAreECM #eventprofsunite #allinthistogether #research #recovery
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