The European Tour Operators Association has opened its seminar program for 2012 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Brussels. The focus was tourism to and from Russia, and if there was a thread that ran throughout the day, it was the issue of visas.
Russian ambassador-at-large to the European Union, Anwar Azimov, and the director general of home affairs at the European Commission, Stefano Manservisi, will both deliver keynote speeches at the forthcoming European Tour Operators Association Russian Seminar. The event will be held in Brussels on the February 6th.
GEM11 is the annual members-only event organized by the European Tour Operators Association at which tour operator buyers sit down for a series of pre-scheduled meetings with a wide range of suppliers and trade contacts, ranging from hotels and specialist retailers to visitor attractions and tourist boards.
The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) will be releasing new research on September 13 at the opening of its Markets of the 21st Century Seminar in Switzerland, the latest in the Origin Markets Series.
The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) held a meeting on August 23 with the assessors in charge of tourism and transport in Venice.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with the European Tour Operators Association designed to enhance cooperation between the two bodies. Under the terms of the deal, the organisations will share research, intelligence, information and work together to carry out lobbying and policy development activities.