ETOA, the European tourism association, in partnership with VisitEngland, Visit Wales VisitScotland and Tourism Ireland, as well as the British Hospitality Association (BHA) and the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) will present the best tourism product that the nations and regions have to offer. Tour operators representing domestic and global markets will attend ready to discover, negotiate and contract.
In a strategic step-change and following extensive market research, Britain & Ireland Marketplace will take place in January to better fit the contracting calendar and on a Tuesday to avoid weekend travel for delegates. Prices for suppliers will start at £395 to match the high demand on budgets around the busy event season, ETOA tour operator members will attend free of charge.
Martine Ainsworth-Wells, Director of Marketing & Commerce at ETOA said: “Britain & Ireland Marketplace has a proven track record in creating new business for suppliers from across the UK and Ireland, this is their opportunity to engage with operators who sell to domestic clients as well as those from the rest of Europe and around the world. The refreshed Britain & Ireland Marketplace will build on past achievements and ETOA, along with our partners, will continue to provide a forum for efficient and worthwhile business networking”.