Partners

Throughout the years, ECM has built strong relations with partners. You can find them below.
Would like to come onboard? See our Partnership document below!

COMMUNICATION PARTNERS

Headquarters Magazine

Supported by the European Society of Association Executives (ESAE) and the Union of International Associations (UIA), Headquarters Magazines serve the needs of international associations organizing worldwide congresses. Supported by the European Management Assistants Association (EUMA), European Cities Marketing (ECM) and Site, MIM Europe is designed for corporate meetings and incentives planners based all over Europe.

BUSINESS PARTNERS

BOISEN – For the Love of Place

BOISEN – For the Love of Place provides cities and regions with state-of-the-art advice on place marketing, place management and place branding. BOISEN works with many different types of places, on different scalar levels – ranging from the street level to metropolitan regions – and in different countries around the world. Below you can browse through a number of selected cases.

Eurail Group

Eurail Group G.I.E. is responsible for the marketing and management of the Eurail and Interrail Passes that provide unlimited, flexible rail travel through Europe. As such, Eurail Group continuously innovates Pass products and distributes them, satisfying worldwide different geographic, demographic, and social market segment needs. The organisation is wholly owned by more than 35 railway and shipping companies. Eurail Group partners with Tourism boards, hotels, transport companies and attractions to offer additional special benefits to all Eurail and Interrail Pass holders.

GainingEdge

GainingEdge’s mission is to deliver major competitive advantage to their clients which dramatically improves their success, and to enhance the performance and sustainability of the global meetings industry. GainingEdge’s goal is to be the acknowledged global leader in conventions and meetings consulting: the go to place for innovation that will be transformative for businesses and destinations.

SightRun

SightRun provides FREE audio guided tours which combine running with sightseeing! That way you can do your daily run at any time while getting to know the city.

VVV Nederland

Netherlands VVV is a Dutch organisation gathering DMO / Tourist organisations in the field of information management, knowledge sharing, advocacy, research and collective promotion of the tourist brand. They organise knowledge, symposia and workshops on various topics, develop tourist sites vvv.nl and develop and maintain the National Database for Tourism, Recreation & Culture.

KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS

CELTH

CELTH is a cooperation of Breda University of Applied Sciences, NHL-Stenden University of Applied Sciences and HZ University of Applied Sciences, supported by the Universities of Groningen, Wageningen and Tilburg. CELTH brings people together to share and develop knowledge on leisure, tourism & hospitality.

Digital Tourism Think Tank

The Digital Tourism Think Tank aims at providing thought leadership to the tourism industry in digital marketing best practices. This project was created by Nick Hall, Managing Director at SE1 Media, who has more than 10 years experience working in digital tourism marketing, both in the marketing sector and in the tourism industry.  In addition, The Digital Tourism Think Tank puts together a team of experts in diverse and varied fields of the tourism industry.

ForwardKeys

ForwardKeys focuses on travel industry data optimisation and distribution. The company Forward Data is an innovating and trend changing start-up bringing a new approach to operational traveller data intelligence for the travel industry: unleashing the power of traveller data for the whole industry, and anticipating market trends and making immediate decision to improve business.

MKG Hospitality

MKG Hospitality® brings together all of the products and services for the accommodation, tourism and food service industries: a vast database, customised studies, industry studies, quality assurance and assessment.

MODUL University Vienna

MODUL University Vienna is Europe’s leading research platform for the tourism industry and for public sector institutions and is the first contact partner when seeking scientifically-based solutions in these fields. The international university is an attractive partner for international research projects.

StudentMarketing

StudentMarketing is a global market intelligence and strategic development firm that specialises in international student recruitment and marketing strategies. The company provides comprehensive insights on global student mobility patterns and market trends, and help institutions to grow in international student recruitment.

TCI Research

TCI Research provides ECM member cities with accurate and timely data highlighting city competitiveness issues based on city brand experience, with a different and special focus covered in each report.

Toposophy

Toposophy provides tourism organisations, associations and companies (both public and private) with practical solutions to develop, manage and market places as tourism destinations. Services focus on offering complete solutions for destination strategy & planning, place marketing & branding, market intelligence, trade marketing, advocacy & government support.

INDUSTRY PARTNERS

ArrivalGuides

ArrivalGuides is the world’s largest distributor of destination content, with over 340 distribution partners using its library of destination information, including photos and videos, to improve customer interaction, experience, loyalty and transactions with their brand.

ETOA – European Tour Operators Association

ETOA was founded in 1989 by a group of tour operators who wanted representation in Europe. After 20 years ETOA still remains the only trade association offering European level representation for the interests of inbound and intra-European tour operators, wholesalers and their European suppliers. Today, ETOA is the voice of European Inbound Travel, with over 500 members.

IBTM World

IBTM World is the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, held in the award winning business and tourism destination of Barcelona. The event delivers three days of focused access to a dynamic business environment, thought provoking professional education and business networks for all attendees.

IMEX Group

IMEX is taking place in Frankfurt where the global Meetings Industry continues to do business while maximising connections, networking opportunities and over 70 sessions of education. IMEX America gives unprecedented business opportunities combined with a great industry gathering and complemented by extensive free education and networking.

ECM IS MEMBER OF:

JMIC – Joint Meeting Industry Council

The JMIC is the association for the exchange of information and perspectives amongst international associations engaged in various aspects of the Meetings Industry.

UNWTO – United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation

This specialised agency of the United Nations is the leading international organisation in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and practical source of tourism know-how. ECM is an affiliate member of the UNWTO.

ECM ALSO WORKS WITH:

Destinations International

Destinations International is about serving destination marketing professionals first and foremost. Together with their members and partners, Destinations International represents a powerful forward-thinking, collaborative association; exchanging bold ideas, connecting innovative people, and elevating tourism to its highest potential.

ETC – European Travel Commission

ETC is the non-profit making organisation of national tourist offices or tourism departments whose role is to market and promote tourism to Europe in other continents and to lobby for tourism on the European level.

GDS-Index – Global Destination Sustainability Index

The GDS-Index is a collaborative business initiative created to help Destinations, Convention Bureaux, Event Planners and Suppliers drive the adoption and recognition of sustainable practices in their city and in the global events industry.

HOTREC

HOTREC is the umbrella Association of Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes and similar establishments in Europe, which brings together 40 National associations in 29 countries, and is the voice of the hospitality industry in Europe.

ICCA – International Congress & Convention Association

ICCA represents the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events and comprises 800 member companies and organisations in 80 countries worldwide.

MPI – Meeting Planners International

MPI is a professional membership organisation for corporate, association, and independent meeting planners.

Smart Move – Bus and coach, the Smart Move

Every year, buses and coaches around the world bring passengers safe and sound to their intended destination with the lowest impact on environment of all transport modes.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site. Reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, travel packages, and lots more!

We Love City Cards

See more, pay less with a city card! Produced by European Cities Marketing, this unique website gathers city cards from European cities. In a few clicks, you can research and plan your trip around Europe. You can also find all the contact details and specifications for each city card. Make your choice and buy in advance of your trip!

TourMIS

Get free statistics. TourMIS is a Marketing Information System for tourism managers providing on-line tourism survey data, as well as various tools to transform data into precious management information.