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› UK tourism bodies
face 'bonkers' 12% funding cut

Travel Weekly
26 | June | 2013

› Opertors fund campaign to promote europe as holiday hotspot
26 | June | 2013

› ETOA launches campaign with BBC and Lonely Planet to promote Europe as a destination
Incentive Travel and Corporate Meetings
25 | June | 2013

› Turismo promocionará Sevilla en un encuentro de tour operadores en Londres
Diario De Sevilla
25 | June | 2013

› Visitbritain appeals to culture secretary over cuts fears
Opodo Travel News
25 | June | 2013


BBC Advert Promoting Europe


Together with the BBC and ETOA members, we have launched a new advertisement promoting Europe as a number one tourist destination.  View the video via ETOA’s YouTubeAll ETOA members are encouraged to use it in their marketing materials, please contact us for details.

City Fair 2013

This month’s highlight has been ETOA’s City Fair, welcoming hundreds FIT, group tour and short break specialists. Buyers, particularly those attending for the first time, met with more suppliers and destinations than ever. City Fair has established itself as the b2b showcase for Europe’s cities in  cooperation with European Cities Marketing (ECM) and registrations are already open for next year’s event. Please contact Laura Baggio to pre-register.


Thank you to ETOA team for organising such good event – good contacts, great venue, good food/hospitality, and to the sponsors who contributed to make this event such a success – Well done all
Philippe MAREE, Belgian Tourist Office



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The year 2013 marks the fourth centenary of the birth of André Le Nôtre (1613-1700), the most famous French gardener and landscape architect. Confidant of Louis XIV, the Sun King, his work represents the height of the French formal garden style, or jardin à la française with its great perspectives, water fountain, a reflection of the absolute monarchy. Le Nôtre worked extensively in Ile-de-France on nine prestigious sites: Fontainebleau, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Saint Germain-en-Laye, the Tuileries Gardens in Paris, Sceaux, Meudon, Saint-Cloud, Chantilly without forgetting of course Versailles, which occupies a privileged position in his extensive work.

The palace of Versailles is therefore organizing a series of events throughout the year that will pay tribute to his talent. For more information please click here.

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The palace of Versailles is therefore organizing a series of events throughout the year that will pay tribute to his talent.

The Labyrinth grove. Destroyed in the eighteenth century, this magical place has been brought back to life by an exhibition at the Versailles municipal Library. 

- The King flowers: the flamboyance and diversity of the species in the Trianon gardens. From 2 July to 29 September.

- Guiseppe Penone: for its annual encounter with contemporary creation, the Palace of Versailles welcomes the artist Guiseppe Penone, a leader in the Arte Povera movement. Le Nôtre’s gardens will be puncutated by Penone’s tree sculptures, in which vegetable and mineral come together to reveal their essence. From 11 June to 31 October 2013.

- Le Nôtre in perspective: the grand finale of the year, this exhibition offers a surprising new image of the man, his art and his influence. It also explores his fascinating modernity in today’s world. From 22 October to 23 February 2014.
For more information please click here

Prices for independent group visits.
Admission prices for all areas accessible without a guide and to temporary exhibitions – audio guide included:
- €13 pp full price
- €10 pp before 9:45am and after 3pm reduced price
The gardens are free of charge.
Contact and booking: 01 30 83 04 05
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For any more information concerning Paris Ile-de-France destination, do not hesitate to ask:

You can also go to our new website aimed at professionals to get  accurate information: economic indicators, study summaries, photo library, and download our Destination guides.
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English National Opera

The Coliseum, London 

English National Opera is one of the world’s most innovative and accessible opera companies with an international reputation for highly theatrical productions. Based at the spectacular London Coliseum theatre in St Martin’s Lane, with great seats, friendly staff it’s a fantastic place to experience opera. Highlights of the 2013-2014 Season include Calixto Bieito’s groundbreaking new production of Fidelio, Simon McBurney’s spectacular new staging of The Magic Flute and Christopher Alden’s Art Deco-inspired Die Fledermaus, along with Anthony Minghella’s award-winning production of Madame Butterfly, and the return of David Alden’s five-star sell-out staging of Peter Grimes.

For information on FIT and Groups & Schools pricing, or for approved images & copy please contact, Matt Littlechild at made Tourism Marketing; Or for a diary of what's on go to:



› Lucern Tourist Summit
Lucern, Switzerland

08 | Oct | 2013

› Global European Marketplace (GEM) 2013
London, UK

01-02 | Nov | 2013





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ETOA would like to thank everyone who participated in making City Fair 2013 such a success. Yesterday a post-event feedback was sent to all attendees. You can find the photos from City Fair drinks reception on Sunday and Monday workshop on ETOA Facebook page.



ETOA was formed to give Europe’s Inbound Industry a political voice. Since 1989, ETOA has represented its members in the European political arena, delivering specialist seminars and hosting major workshops.

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