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Long-haul Markets Still Have Travel to Europe High on Agenda

Europe is winning over travelers from across the globe despite trade tensions and a weakening global economy, a recent study reveals.

Europe Food, City Experiences Winning Over Tourists – Study

Gastronomy experiences and city life are the two main factors attracting tourist crowds to Europe, a recent ETC study reveals.

ETC: Greece-Russia Tourism Year Fails to Hit the Mark

The Greece - Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018 did not generate the anticipated results, according to a report by the European Travel Commission (ETC).

EU and China to Discuss Tourism and Culture Cooperation in Brussels

The 2018 EU-China Tourism Year initiative will be the focus of a cooperation summit at the European Parliament in Brussels on February 28.

ETC: European Destinations Break All Records, Greece Gains Ground

Greece in 2017 recorded a 10.3 percent increase in tourist arrivals compared to 2016, the ETC said.

Philoxenia 2017 Tourism Expo to Host Conference on Asian Market

Greece’s potential as a destination for the Asian market will be the focus of a conference to be held during the Philoxenia 2017 tourism expo in Thessaloniki.

Commission Urged to Adopt a European Tourism Strategy

Tourism industry professionals, MEPs and regional authorities are urging the European Commission to adopt a comprehensive European tourism strategy.

New Program to Promote Europe as Tourism Destination to China and the US

Europe is launching a program of matchmaking events to promote itself as a tourism destination to the target markets of China and the US.

EU Talk of Visa Requirements for US, Canada Causing Commotion

The European Union may do away with the current visa waiver program applicable to US and Canadian citizens as a retaliatory move for restrictions imposed by the U.S. and Canada on some EU countries.

ETC: Scholarship for a Master Thesis in Sustainable Tourism Development in Europe

The European Travel Commission is partnering with the Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism (FEST) to award a scholarship funding research on the framework for sustainable tourism development in Europe.

European Travel Commission: Πρόσκληση για παροχή υποτροφίας

Η European Travel Commission (Ε.T.C.) σε συνεργασία με το Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism (F.E.S.T.) προσφέρουν μία υποτροφία σε έναν φοιτητή κράτους μέλους της.

European Destinations Withstand Socio-Economic Upheavals, International Tourist Arrivals up 5%

At midyear, European tourism continues to grow steadily, and has proven resilient to economic woes, geopolitical tensions or threats of terrorism, according to the European Travel Commission’s latest report “European Tourism – Trends & Prospects”.
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Visit Europe-ETOA: Destination Europe Summit 2015

A conference on how Europe is faring as a destination, with a particular attention on the most important origin markets, including China, Russia and the United States, will be held by the European Travel Commission/Visit Europe and the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA)...

ETOA: Arrivals to Europe May Exceed 600 Million This Year

It’s never been a better time to visit Europe, according to ETOA, the European tourism association and Forward Keys, traveller data intelligence.

Report: European Tourism on a Firm Footing Towards Peak Travel Season

European tourism maintains a firm footing this year, according to the European Travel Commission’s Q2 2015 report “European Tourism 2015 – Trends & Prospects”.

ETC Report: European Tourism Towards Another Positive Year

The majority of European destinations recorded positive results for the first months of 2015, according to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest report “European Tourism 2015 – Trends & Prospects (Q1/2015)”.

ETC: Greece Welcomes Most Arrivals in Southern and Mediterranean Europe in 2014

Greece led growth in Southern and Mediterranean Europe last year with a 22 percent increase in arrivals, the European Travel Commission (ETC) said in its recently released European Tourism 2014 - Trends & Prospects quarterly report.

New European Gastronomy Portal Launched

A new gastronomy portal that gives travelers the chance to experience the soul of European culture, history and traditions through its food, was recently launched by the European Commission and the European Travel Commission.
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European Tourism On Modest Upward Trend This Year

International arrivals and nights to Europe for the first months of 2013 point to a slower, but continued growth for most of the destinations referred to in the European Travel Commission's first quarterly report "European Tourism in 2013 – Trends & Prospects" that was recently...
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ETC Gets New Vice President

The director general of the Cyprus Tourism Organization, Marios Hannides, has been elected vice president on the European Travel Commission’s Board of Directors for the period 2012-2013.
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