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February 2015
This February ETOA has held events bringing together experts to discuss and present topics around the Italian visitor economy and growing inbound traveller spend in luxury retail. Hundreds more travel professionals came together to place business with hotels from across Europe at the HEM (Hoteliers European Marketplace) in Paris. ETOA stands at the Travel & Adventure Show, Travel Technology Show and upcoming ITB (Hall 9, stand 301) have seen considerable interest in ETOA’s tourism advocacy work and workshop portfolio. To meet with us or simply ask us a question contact us now.

ETOA Newsletter February 2015 Jersey Boys
On March 18 2015, Jersey Boys London will celebrate its seventh birthday, so we are offering you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show.

Discover the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in JERSEY BOYS

WINNER of 55 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for BEST NEW MUSICAL. 

JERSEY BOYS, the internationally acclaimed hit musical, tells the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history. 

Discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own unique sound, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 100 million records worldwide. With spectacular performances of all their hits, JERSEY BOYS is the electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; the mob, the heartaches, the triumphs and the music. 

Read more about Jersey Boys >

The Future of Travel, an innovative new conference organised by The Economist Events, will take place on March 24th in Madrid. The event will gather 120+ industry experts for a day of discussion on the key trends facing the global travel industry, and predict what the business will look like in 2025. 

Confirmed speakers include: Michael O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer, Ryanair; Tony Wheeler, Co-founder, Lonely Planet; Luis Maroto, CEO Amadeus, Simon Vincent, President EMEA, Hilton Worldwide, among others.

This is an invitation-only event with a limited number of places available. We recommend that you apply for your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please quote ETOA when applying for your seat.
Email: or call: +44 (0) 20 7576 8118. 

Read more about Future of Travel here > 


Invitation to the European commission and European Travel Commission workshop at ITB 2015

3:00 - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 4th March 2015
Room M1, ITB Citycube Berlin

European Travel Commission (ETC)  

The high-level discussions on the occasion of the European Tourism Forum and European Tourism Day 2014 highlighted that it is crucial that European tourism organizations at all levels continue to strengthen their collaboration under the umbrella of a common European approach and positioning. This would be best done through a joint initiative of public-private promotion of Europe as a tourist destination.

View the invitation here >  


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TTI Spring Conference 2015: "The Mobile Customer"
Our partners at the Travel Technology Initiative (TTI) are holding their Spring Conference in London on Tuesday 17th March. This year’s theme is “The Mobile Customer”. Smartphones are now part of everyday life. Our customers are mobile, using sophisticated apps that make their lives easier. Is the travel industry grasping this  mobile opportunity or is it being left behind? Speakers include:
• Marco Ryan, Chief Digital Officer, Thomas Cook Group 
• Sam Smith, Industry Manager Travel, Google 
• Ben Scott-Robinson, Head of Interactive Experience, The Ordnance Survey 
• Deepak Jha, Head of Mobility Hub, TUI Travel 
• Fabrizio di Martino, Manager Mobile & Social Europe, InterContinental Hotels Group 
• Daniel Wishnia, Director - Digital Promotion & ECommerce Manager, GCH Hotel Group 
• Jeroen van Velzen, Chief Executive Officer, The Sound of Data 
• Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Director eTourismLab, Bournemouth University 

ETOA members benefit from £100 discount off the standard delegate rate.  

Click here for full information and registration details >   


Could Team GB cycling coach Sir Dave Brailsford help your business performance?
The sixth generation of the ‘Investors in People’ Framework will be launched later this year and contains nine indicators that put management excellence at the heart of any organisation. Developed in partnership with accredited organisations, academics and market leaders, the Framework clearly sets out the features of high performance, and accreditation highlights successful organisations as a truly great place to work. 

We all recognise that the tourism industry is entirely reliant on its people and how well we engage, develop and deploy our most valuable assets is absolutely critical to our future success. This new standard is something that any forward looking tourism employer should be giving serious consideration to.

Is your organisation going to be one of the first to ‘raise the standard’ of people management in 2015?

Read more here >

Find London's Official Guest of Honour  L&P_CREST_Asset_GoldBlend-nolight_ENG_GB_onWHITE-0
In 2014 London & Partners, together with VisitBritain and the GREAT Britain campaign, launched an international search to find London's Official Guest of Honour; thousands applied but only one would claim the title. Meet Adaeze, London's Official Guest of Honour and follow her journey as she enjoys a series of truly unforgettable moments.

Register for a chance to win your own trip to London here >

Mint Leaf Restaurant
Group Dining at Mint Leaf Restaurant, London
Ideally located in the heart of the West End and Theatreland, minutes from Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, Mint Leaf Restaurant offers contemporary Indian cuisine in sumptuous surroundings.  Relax in the stylish restaurant and enjoy a mouth watering selection of innovative Indian dishes, blending delicate flavours and light textures prepared using the very finest ingredients and Halal meats.  We cater for groups up to 220 with two course menus from £13.95 per person for lunch and dinner and pre/post theatre dining. Large parties can be catered for semi-privately within the main restaurant or in the private Jaipur Room which seats up to 66. Exclusive hire is available. Bespoke menu packages for groups and Cocktail Master Classes are also available. Coach parking/drop-off/alight is located nearby. Mint Leaf's sister venue, the Lounge is located behind the Bank of England in the City of London. Mint Leaf of London recently opened in DIFC, Dubai. 

Mint Leaf Restaurant & Bar, Suffolk Place, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HX 
T: +44 (0)20 7930 9020 
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Over 37,000 travel industry contacts under one roof

Moscow’s leading international travel industry exhibition opens next month
When: 18 - 21 March
Where: Moscow, Russia

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Due to the demand from international travel companies, MITT 2015 has launched the new sector, Global Village. The sector will host international hotel chains, airlines, destination management companies, technology companies, tourist attractions and entertainment, wholesalers, educational institutions and car hire companies. 
> Request further information

Meet Key Buyers
MITT provides a unique opportunity to meet key decision makers and buyers responsible for outbound travel from Russia and the CIS. 

The must-attend annual event attracts over 37,000 unique visitors. The first two days of the show are dedicated to TRADE VISITORS ONLY! 
> Apply to participate

Be Amongst the Leading Players
Last remaining spaces at MITT 2015 are selling fast. Tez Tour – one of the leading Russian tour operators – is amongst the recent confirmed exhibitors. Newcomers to MITT 2015 include: Bahrain, Yemen, Iran, Guam, Fujairah, Myanmar and Crete.
> View the 2015 exhibitor list

Visit Russia on a Budget
This year, travel professionals can participate at MITT 2015 on a budget, as we are delighted to announce a new partnership with international airlines, Qatar, SkyTeam Alliance and Lufthansa Group offering discounted airfares to exhibitors, visitors and journalists attending the exhibition.
> Claim your MITT 2015 discount

Read more about MITT here >
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