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April
2020
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ETOA’S NEW WEB HUB PROVIDES VITAL BUSINESS RESOURCES

The European Tourism Association (ETOA) has significantly increased its business resources for members with a new Coronavirus hub on etoa.org which includes a programme of business support webinars and a resources page with links to a range of official information from the European Union, national governments, tourism boards and research from multinational organisations such as UNWTO and OECD. There is also a wealth of relevant online information on COVID-19.

ETOA recognises that members are operating under significant cash flow pressures and limited staffing levels. The webinars and resources page are designed to help businesses learn, discuss and save time sourcing the range of government financial support available to survive and plan for recovery. ETOA is also monitoring travel restrictions across Europe and key long haul source markets as well as national governments’ temporary application of the Package Travel Directive.

ETOA has also re-scheduled its City Fair event in London for buyers and suppliers of cities in European destinations which will now take place on Monday 20 July 2020.

In addition, ETOA’s weekly bulletin provides an update on current developments.

Tom Jenkins, ETOA CEO said: “We have ripped up our current schedules to boost our support systems for our members. Our members are facing an immediate and urgent cash crisis. We have added to our existing resources and stepped-up lobbying efforts in the UK and the EU to ensure that jobs and companies survive these extraordinarily challenging times.”

Contact: Frances Tuke, frances@wearelotus.co.uk, 07415 136 001 / 0207 953 7470.

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About ETOA

ETOA is the trade association for better tourism in Europe. We work with policymakers to enable a fair and sustainable business environment, so that Europe remains competitive and appealing for visitors and residents. With over 1,200 members serving 63 origin markets, we are a powerful voice at local, national and European levels. Our members include tour and online operators, intermediaries and wholesalers, European tourist boards, hotels, attractions, technology companies and other tourism service providers ranging in size from global brands to local independent businesses. We are connected with over 30,000 industry professionals across our social media channels. ETOA offers an unparalleled networking and contracting platform for tourism practitioners, running 8 flagship events across Europe and in China that collectively arrange over 46,000 one-on-one appointments every year. We have offices in Brussels and London and representation in Spain, France and Italy.