History- ATA Major Events
ATA Purpose


3-7 December 2007
11th Annual Ecotourism & Culture Symposium
Djibouti City, Djibouti

27-28 February 2008
1st Africa Sports & Tourism Marketing Seminar
Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

19-23 May 2008
33rd Annual Congress
, Arusha, Tanzania


22 August-1 Sept 2007
Osun Festival, Osogbo
, Osun State, Nigeria,

9-11 September 2007
, Las Vegas, NV

25-28 September 2007
PATA Travel Mart
, Bali, Indonesia

Oct. 4-6:
3rd Annual Adventure Travel World Summit,
Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC, Canada

10-14 October 2007
3rd International African Diaspora Heritage Trail
Nassau, Bahamas

28-30 October 2007
World Tourism Marketing Summit
, Beijing, China

12-15, Nov. World Travel Market, London, UK

17-18 November 2007
South Florida Travel Expo
, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

22-25 November 2007
Abuja Carnival
, Abuja, Nigeria

12-13 January 2008
Adventures in Travel Expo
, New York, NY

26-27 January 2008
Adventures in Travel Expo, Chicago, IL

9-11 February 2008
Adventures in Travel Expo
, Long Beach, CA

22-24 February 2008
Boston Globe Travel Show
, Boston, MA

29 February to 2 March 2008
New York Times Travel Show
, New York, NY

5-9 Mar. 2008 ITB Berlin

2-14 Mar. 2008
: Globe 2008 Business & Environment Expo, Vancouver, BC, Canada

13-16 Mar. 2008: Salon Mondial du Tourisme, Paris, France

29-30 March 2008
Adventures in Travel Expo
, Washington, DC

12-16 April 2008
International Destination Expo
(ASTA), Lyon, France

14-16 April COTTM China Outbound, Beijing


ETOA Global Marketplace


August 12, 2013

In February 2014, ETOA will bring the Hoteliers European Marketplace workshop (HEM) to Paris for the first time in eighteen years. HEM is ETOA’s only B2B workshop focussed on a specific sector within the industry, bringing accommodation buyers (from wholesalers to tour operators and online intermediaries) directly to the table with hoteliers from across Europe.

HEM provides an opportunity for professional buyers to meet with global brands and independent hotels alike. Previous HEM workshops have been attended by representatives on the accommodation side from major chains such as Accor, Best Western, Carlson Rezidor, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Starwood and Wyndham. Buyers have included Cox and Kings, Globus, Hostelbookers.com, Kuoni, Miki Travel and Shearings Holidays.

HEM 2014 will follow the highly productive B2B appointment format common to all ETOA workshops. Each delegate is guaranteed a minimum of fifteen appointments and up thirty-two in one day. HEM 2013 attained an 85% satisfaction score from both buyers and hoteliers, Kate Sawbridge from Alfa Travel said the workshop was ‘a fantastic contracting opportunity – a day could not have been better spent in terms of productivity’.

The workshop itself will take place on Monday 17th February at Disneyland’s Hotel New York®. Buyers attending the workshop will be hosted and invited to enjoy a programme of fam trips and social events during the preceding weekend, organised by the Paris Ile-de-France Tourist Board, both at Disneyland Paris® and in the centre of the city. Hoteliers will benefit from preferential accommodation rates.

François Navarro, Director of Communications at the Paris Ile-de-France Tourist Board said: ‘The Paris Region Tourist Board is proud to welcome a new edition of the Hoteliers European Marketplace in 2014. It is a huge opportunity for our destination and for all of our tourism professionals. Paris is the perfect setting for an important tourism industry event where European hoteliers to meet with leading tour operators.’

Eloi Courcoux, Director of Business Solutions at Disneyland Paris said: “As a leading European player in the business group industry, Business Solutions – Disneyland Paris is delighted to welcome Hoteliers European Marketplace to France next year and more specifically to Ile-de-France with the co-operation of the Paris Ile-de-France Tourist Board. Our teams are proud to showcase the diversity of their expertise to tourism and hospitality professionals’.

Tom Jenkins, Executive Director of ETOA said: ‘We are thrilled to be taking HEM to Paris Ile-de-France. Paris is one of the most compelling tourist destinations in Europe, and it is ensuring professional buyers experience some of its best attractions at a crucial moment in the contracting season. It also gives ETOA a wonderful opportunity to stage a workshop in the impressive conference facilities of Disneyland Paris.’

About ETOA

Since its foundation in 1989, ETOA has grown exponentially to include over 400 member organisations, of which over 100 are Tour Operators. Collectively, ETOA represents over ¤6 billion spending on accommodation and travel services annually.

ETOA provides representation at the European government level for companies that bring tourists to Europe.

The Association promotes greater awareness of the benefits provided by the group travel industry in Europe - particularly increased income and employment. ETOA also influences European tourism policy and legislation.

Areas of specific activity include:

• Promoting Europe as a tourism destination

• Establishing codes of conduct and guidelines for its members

• Establishing commercial opportunities between buyers and sellers

• Working with other travel & tourism associations to raise the industry's profile



Brochure for ETOA Global Marketplace

Registration for Non Members