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October 2014
This week we are delighted to welcome a record 255 buyers all under one roof, for ETOA’s 25th Anniversary GEM members workshop. For more information on these B2B workshops, tourism summits and fam visits, as well as ETOA’s crucial role in securing future growth for member tourism businesses across Europe, meet with us on our stand ETOA GV400
                                               
 
Meet ETOA at WTM 2014
City Tourism Seminars at WTM
Wednesday 5th November, 2-3pm and 3.30-4.30pm, South Gallery 21-22

ETOA is running two seminars this year on City Tourism, looking at how people visit cities in 2014 and what does the rise of anti-tourism in some destinations mean for the industry. 

Session One: Is the Beaten Path a Thing of the Past?
image_dot_newsletter How visitors research destinations and navigate around cities
image_dot_newsletter What cities are doing to respond to technological developments
image_dot_newsletter How group operators are tailoring their product
image_dot_newsletter To what extent tourists will continue to visit the same places 
image_dot_newsletter What are the potential pitfalls for destinations

Session Two: Tourists Out!
image_dot_newsletter How does tourism change a city, for good and for bad
image_dot_newsletter Does tourism have an image problem in some destinations
image_dot_newsletter How aware are populations of the economic importance of tourism
image_dot_newsletter What role should the travel industry play in responding to these concerns 
image_dot_newsletter To what extent is it possible to integrate tourism into the everyday life of a city 


Read more about Session One >
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See us at World Travel Market 

It’s not long now until the big event where ExCel London opens its doors to the 50,000 global travel professionals at the prestigious World Travel Market 3rd to 6th November.

Hospitality Line – the UK’s leading supplier in travel, leisure and entertainment products will be attending across the four days with a host of exciting activities to get your teeth into.

We have teamed up with Fuller’s to give you the ultimate beer tasting session sampling the finest ales to coincide with the launch our highly-acclaimed pub passport. With this handy little guide, you can offer your customers the biggest and best discounts to handpicked and authentic pub venues across London. 

To book an appointment please contact Michiel Steneker on 020 8295 8617, e-mail Michiel.Steneker@hospitalityline.co.uk or see us on stand UKI405.
 
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    Let’s discover “PARIS REGION DESTINATION” at GEM or WTM, with the Paris Region tourist board!

At WTM, you will discover the new booklet “PARIS REGION DESTINATION” which enables Tour Operators to develop tourism packages and to renew their tourism offers on Paris region. This new guide is designed also to encourage the tourism professionals to go on our new website pro.visitparisregion.com providing better information and improved programming access. At GEM and at the Paris region zone at WTM (STAND N°: EM 2000) get the chance to discover everything that the Paris region and the Tourist
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Board can offer the travel trade in order to ensure that you get the most out of your business to Paris. A wide range of key suppliers (22 Paris companies will be present at the WTM), and everything else you require will be at your disposal during those days. For any more information concerning Paris Region destination, do not hesitate to ask: Lanika LEGER lleger@visitparisregion.com
    Read more here ›
     


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Come and meet the Cultural Heart of Germany in London
It’s never too late to get to know the Cultural Heart of Germany: The regions of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia are not only rich in culture and spirit but also combine urban sophistication with enchanting landscapes. At the Global European Marketplace (GEM) on 31 October and at World Travel Market (WTM) from 3 to 6 November tourism professionals  Dresden Silhouette-®Anja Upmeier

can meet up with representatives of the Cultural Heart of Germany to learn more about this corner of Germany where the Peaceful Revolution, whose 25th anniversary is being celebrated this year, led to the Fall of the Wall in November 1989.

Travellers visiting in 2015 can join in another round of celebrations on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the reunification in 1990. The many sights related to the division of the country offer a fascinating glimpse into Germany’s most recent history from different angles: The “Green Ribbon”, for example, a project protecting nature and the historic heritage along the former inner German border, features well appointed hiking paths and allows visitors to explore the beautiful natural habitats in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia in this former no man’s land as well as old watchtowers and memorial sites along the route.


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Diamond Club Sponsorship Opportunities at Moscow’s Leading Travel Trade Event
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Invitations are now open for sponsors of Moscow’s International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT 2015). 

When: 18 – 21 March 2015
Where: Moscow, Russia 

Download sponsorship brochure | Visit website | Request more information 

MITT is the largest travel trade exhibition in Russia and the CIS. The 2014 edition attracted 2,056 companies from 198 countries and regions, and welcomed over 37,000 unique visitors.

The event provides an interactive business platform for professionals from a range of travel sectors, including luxury, MICE, medical and travel technology. 

New to MITT 2015 will be the VIP Diamond Club. The exclusive Diamond Club is a specifically designed lounge for luxury travel buyers to network. Carefully pre-selected and highly influential travel agents from Russia and the CIS will be attending. 

Sponsorship of MITT’s Diamond Club offers luxury resorts, five-star hotels, cruises and yacht charter companies, DMC and luxury operators a unique opportunity to give brand exposure to the region’s travel buyers before, during and after the show. 

Hurry! Sponsorship opportunities will be allocated on a first-come-first-secured basis.


Read more about MITT >
 
 

Upgrade your City Card with Leisure Pass Group!

Leisure Pass Group has over a decade of experience operating successful city passes in top destinations around the world, including London, Paris and New York. Recently winning a spot in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, they were recognised for their bespoke technology management systems, LPOS and the Live Platform, which now successfully track over 6 million attraction visits globally, each year.
Designed by city pass operators, for city pass operators, LPOS and the Live Platform provide full lifecycle tracking of cards from stock orders to agents, to usage and profitability. In the wake of their success, the technology systems have been rolled out into 14 city passes from Stockholm to Singapore.

If you are interested in taking your city card to the next level with a state-of-the-art technology system, get in touch at lpos@leisurepassgroup.com or come and visit us on stand UKI329 at World Travel Market.


Read more about the key benefits of our systems here › 
 

THE ORIGINAL TOUR LAUNCHES A DIGITAL FUTURE FOR TRADE SALES AT WTM
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Travel trade partners of open-top bus tour specialist The Original Tour can now enjoy the option of connecting their ticketing systems with The Original Tour’s 80+ boarding points via APIs. 

Their mutual guests will be able to present barcoded mTickets and paper tickets to The Original Tour’s network of on-street and visitor centre staff, allowing instant validation and redemption via a newly launched market-leading ticketing system.
The Original Tour’s head of commercial development, Daniela Eddleston said: “Our figures show that London sightseeing tours have become an increasingly important income stream for our trade partners in recent years. We are launching this new system to streamline our customer experience and meet the growing demand for connectivity, security and paperless ticketing from the trade and their guests alike.”
Added Daniela Eddleston: “The Original Tour team prides itself on its commitment to supporting our partners and mutual customers. We believe the connectivity options we are launching at WTM are another big step forward in The Original Tour’s service levels”.
For more information on working with The Original Tour please contact the Travel Trade team on traveltrade@theoriginaltour.com or call +44 (0)20 8877 2107


Contact Travel Trade team here › 
 

Generator
Left: Mauritskade building in 1950 / Centre: Reception sketch render / Right: Boiler room bar sketch render.
Generator continues its European expansion with the acquisition of a site in Amsterdam

Generator Amsterdam will be located adjacent to the Oosterpark and is planned to be the third property to open in 2015 after Paris and Rome.

The new Generator will be located in the University of Amsterdam’s former health sciences and zoological department, and will accommodate up to 566 guests in 168 twin and quadruple rooms with park or garden views and en-suite bathrooms. An exclusive luxury apartment overlooking Oosterpark will be fitted for six people and include self catering facilities. The building is an imposing brick structure completed in 1917 and features elegant, grand spaces and very high ceilings throughout. Two new floors with all glass facades will be added, marrying modern architecture with the unique heritage of the property.


Read full press-release here › 
 

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Upgrade your City Card with Leisure Pass Group!

Leisure Pass Group has over a decade of experience operating successful city passes in top destinations around the world, including London, Paris and New York. Recently winning a spot in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, they were recognised for their bespoke technology management systems, LPOS and the Live Platform, which now successfully track over 6 million attraction visits globally, each year.
Designed by city pass operators, for city pass operators, LPOS and the Live Platform provide full lifecycle tracking of cards from stock orders to agents, to usage and profitability. In the wake of their success, the technology systems have been rolled out into 14 city passes from Stockholm to Singapore.

If you are interested in taking your city card to the next level with a state-of-the-art technology system, get in touch at lpos@leisurepassgroup.com or come and visit us on stand UKI329 at World Travel Market.


Read more about the key benefits of our systems here › 
 


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