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May 2015
This month we approach the fifth annual City Fair workshop, dedicated to the rapidly growing European city break market. The event now consists of three days of networking, product development meetings and first specialist Selling Cities - City Tourism Conference. Hundreds of global operators and agencies will meet city destinations and providers spanning all of Europe, from Iceland to Armenia. 

For your last chance to participate or find out more, please contact Laura Baggio on +44 (0)20 7290 1204 today.

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Newsletter May 2015 Spice girls
World Record breaking Spice Girl collection on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London can tell what you want, what you really, really want.
Until 30th June 2015, the Ripley’s London attraction is hosting a very special ‘Spiceworld’ exhibition which consists of limited edition merchandise collected from the height of the Spice Girl phenomenon. Specialist collector Liz West holds a Guinness World Record for the largest collection of Spice Girl memorabilia in the world. The impressive collection is made up of nearly 5,000 items and has been built up over the past 18 years.

The collection includes designer and hand-made outfits, jewellery and shoes all of which were worn by the Spice Girls in music videos, live concerts, on screen and at high profile public engagements. Alongside these rare items, the collection showcases award discs from all over the world, unique endorsement items, sponsorship merchandise, official products and worldwide releases on vinyl, CD, cassette, VHS, DVD and other formats. Guests can ‘spice up their lives’ all over again and stroll through the exhibition, whilst listening to the greatest hits!

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Europe a never ending journey

Your invitation to attend a seminar om MCCI
ETOA has been asked to extend an invitation to you to attend a seminar on MCCI, which is being organised by ETC and UNWTO in Antwerp. The invitation is open to any ETOA member who wishes to know more on this topic.

Find out more about the seminar and register here >  


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Invest in training today and reap the rewards for years to come
You may know Amadeus as the technology partner to the global travel industry. However, we understand that the tools you use to sell travel are only part of the recipe for success. Travel professionals also need the soft skills and mindset to cope with a dynamic marketplace and fierce competition. So with more than 20 years of training experience, and trainers with more than 200 years of experience between them, Amadeus has built an enviable reputation of high quality education for the travel industry

Amadeus has recently expanded its training catalogue to include personal skills training courses that will help you equip yourself or your consultants with the know-how and expertise to set your company apart. If you, or somebody in your team need sales skills training or perhaps wish to improve their presentation skills, we can help.

The courses below include tuition, lunch and certification at our bespoke training facilities close to Gatwick airport. You can easily reach our training centre by rail, road or air. Please contact and quote your ETOA membership to receive a 10 percent discount.


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ETOA at wtm 2014
Places are available at WTM London on the ETOA Stand 

Located in the Global Village, ETOA's stand, GV400 features:

24 high visibility EXTERNAL LOCATIONS 
Shared Networking Tables

Prices start from £1,650+VAT
Last year's stand sold out, book immediately to secure a space
For further details contact Arran Wiltshire at or +44 (0)20 73070834

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New Clayton Hotels brand arrives in the UK
On May 5th Dalata Hotel Group PLC announced that its newly acquired hotels, Crown Moran Cricklewood and Chiswick Moran Hotel in London, as well as Silver Springs Hotel in Cork have now been rebranded as Clayton Hotels.
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This is the first step in a planned roll out of the exciting new Clayton Hotels brand across Ireland & UK which will see further  5 properties, coming on stream in early June in Manchester Airport, Leeds and 3 hotels in Dublin including Dublin Airport, Leopardstown & Ballsbridge.
These hotels, which were formerly Bewley’s and Moran hotels, will be joined in autumn by the original Clayton Hotel in Galway, as well as hotels in Cardiff, Belfast, Wexford and another key location in Dublin city centre. By the end of 2015, there will be 13 hotels in the portfolio.

Clayton Hotels offer luxury accommodation at prime locations across Ireland and the UK, each with its own unique personality but with the same sincere welcome from a dedicated team. Clayton Hotels’ portfolio offers a range of strategic city and airport hotel locations in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Wexford as well as hotels in London, Leeds, Manchester and Cardiff. More details are available on

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ETOA Research
MAMA15 intelligence 3

Approximately 1.55 million leisure visits to London are on a packaged travel basis

• London accounts for 65% of all the UK’s overseas leisure visits. It can be assumed that national trends for packaged travel are broadly applicable to London’s visitor economy.
 The volume and value of packaged travel to London are estimated by applying the packaged travel figures seen at a national level to London.
 Leisure visitors to London buying their trip as a packaged option offer a valuable business opportunity
• It is estimated that in 2014, about 1.55 million leisure visitors in London choose the packaged travel option.
• These visitors generate about 5.7 million overnights for London accommodation providers.
• As London makes its mark in developing long-haul markets, the packaged travel option is an important choice for first time visitors.d.

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