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This page contains a list of links to websites concerned with tourism. There are official websites of all Member States' tourism ministries, and the EFTA states. In addition, it contains links to national tourism organisations, European institutions and international organisations and associations, and other relevant websites of the European Union.


Through the site of the European Travel Commission


European Parliament: Council of the EU European Economic and Social committee
-EP committee on transport and tourism Committee of the Regions EUROSTAT
-EP Register of documents    


Europos Taryba OECD UNEP
UNESCO Pasaulio turizmo organizacija  



ACI -Airports Council International

Airports Council International (ACI) is the only worldwide professional association of airport operators.

AER - Assembly of European Regions

The AER voices the interests of over 250 Regions from 32 countries in Europe. Close to their citizens, Regions are eager to implement sustainable policies that bring economic, social and environmental development to their communities. Tourism has become a priceless tool to value local initiatives and to promote eco-development which is why the AER has taken it at heart to assist its members in building sustainable tourism practices.

AEA -Association of European Airlines

AEA - the Association of European Airlines - brings together 31 major airlines, and has been the trusted voice of the European airline industry for over 50 years.

BEUC -Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs

Fédération de 40 organisations nationales et indépendantes de consommateurs en Europe.

BITS -Bureau International du Tourisme Social

Organisation du tourisme mondial, le Bits regroupe plus de 145 organismes membres dans près de 40 pays

CECTA - Central European Countries Travel Association

It is an umbrella organisation, at the heart of New Europe, bringing together the collective interests of Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland and the travel industry servicing them.

ATLAS - European Association for Tourism and Leisure Education

ATLAS provides a forum to promote staff and student exchange, transnational research and to facilitate curriculum and professional development. ATLAS currently has members in more than 70 countries.

EFCT - European Federation of Conference Towns

The unique European federation of Convention Bureaus is the fast, accurate and independent source of information to search for destinations in Europe out of 90 destinations in 30 European countries!

ARTITS -European Federation of Artists' Colonies

Artists’villages vous présente, par de-là les métropoles, des lieux qui, au titre du tourisme culturel, vous offrent un composé unique d'art, de culture, de tradition villageoise et de paysage champêtre.

ENAT - European Network for Accessible tourism

ENAT is the European network made up of over 180 member organisations which are directly concerned with the promotion and development of tourism destinations, products and services, accessible for tourists of all ages and abilities.

ERA - European Regions Airline Association

ERA has grown to represent over 220 companies and is the only body representing the interests of the intra-European air transport industry in Europe.

ETAG - European Travel & Tourism Action Group

Group who seeks to identify and promote the common interest in tourism development which links all the sectors together to encourage effective technical liaison and co-operation between governments, national tourism agencies and the tourism operating interests in the public and private sectors.

ETOA - European Tour Operators Association

Pan-European trade association for European Tourism companies with over 400 members.

ITTFA - European Tourism Trade Fairs Association

Brings together some of the worlds best tourism exhibitions.

EUFED -EU Federation of Youth Hostel Association

EUFED is the Federation that represents the interests, at European Union level, of the national Youth Hostel Associations of Europe, and the young people who stay at Youth Hostels.

EURADA - European Association of Development Agencies

Non profit-making organisation aiming to promote regional economic development through dialogue with the European Commission services, interchange of good practice among members, trans national co-operation among members, regional development agencies as a concept. EURADA gathers around 150 development agencies from 25 countries of both the European Union and Central and Eastern Europe.


The Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry represents 44 national associations of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, a European network of 2000 regional and local Chambers with over 18 million member enterprises in Europe.


EuroCommerce représente le commerce de détail, de gros et international en Europe et compte plus de 100 membres, notamment des fédérations du commerce dans 28 pays européens, des associations européennes et nationales représentant des branches spécifiques du commerce ainsi que des entreprises à titre individuel.


European Federation for Farm and Village Tourism


The Federation of National Associations of Leisure Parks and Attractions in Europe

ECHOR - European Castle Hotels and Restaurants

Promotion of Castle tourism

EUTO -EU Tourist Officers

EUTO is an organisation that fosters Trans national networking between all European middle and top managers principally engaged in the work of tourism promotion and development

UEAPME -European Association of Craft SMEs.

It is a non-profit seeking and non-partisan employer's organisation representing the interests of European crafts, trades and SMEs at EU level.

European Cities Tourism

Leading professional tourism network, promoting and linking the interests of European cities tourism. The network connects more than 105 major cities from 30 countries.

HOTREC - Hotels, Restaurants & Cafes in Europe

HOTREC represents hotels, restaurants and cafés in the European Union.

IAAPA - International Association Amusement Parks & Attractions

Non-profit association, that works behind the scenes to help attraction owners run their business smoothly and profitably. From

IACA -International Air Carrier Assocation

IACA represents 39 airlines operating over 850 state-of-the-art, environmentally efficient aircraft and directly employing more than 50,000 people

IATA - International Air Transport Association

Is the prime vehicle for Inter-airline cooperation in promoting safe, reliable, secure and economical air services. Today it has over 270 Members from more than 140 nations in every part of the globe.

IATAN - International Airlines Travel Agents Network

IATAN provides a vital link between the supplier community and the U.S. travel distribution network.

IATM - International Association of Tour Managers

Professional Association of experienced Tour Managers (Active Members), founded over forty years ago and having members all over the world.

ICC - International Chambers of Commerce

En tant que porte-parole des entreprises, ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) défend la mondialisation de l'économie - moteur de la croissance, de l'emploi et de la prospérité.

ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) is the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity.

ICCL - International Council of Cruise Lines

The mission of the International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL) is to participate in the regulatory and policy development process and promote all measures that foster a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment

ICOMOS -International Council of Monuments and Sites

ICOMOS is an international non-governmental organization of professionals, dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites.

L'ICOMOS est une organisation non-gouvernementale internationale de professionnels, qui œuvre à la conservation des monuments et des sites historiques dans le monde.

IFITT - International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism

The International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism (IFITT) aims at the promotion of the international discussion about information technologies in the field of tourism

IHRA - International Hotel & Restaurants Association

Business organisation, representing the hospitality industry worldwide.

IRU - International Road Transport Union

Through its national associations on every continent, the IRU speaks for the entire road transport industry. Assists bus and coach as well as taxi and truck operators throughout the world and briefs them on developments affecting their business.

ITF - International Transport Workers' Federation

624 unions representing 4,500,000 transport workers in 142 countries are members of the ITF. It is one of several Global Union Federations allied with the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

IUF - International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurants, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers


The IUF is currently composed of 336 trade unions in 120 countries representing a combined membership of over 12 million workers. It is based in Geneva, Switzerland

CABI -Leisure tourism

Leisure tourism data base gives rapid access to leisure, recreation, tourism and hospitality research. The site hosts information that maps and mirrors the latest research developments in key areas of the industry – giving the content a real research currency.

OTE -Organisation for Timesharing in Europe

OTE is a direct membership Organisation with over 130 members from all sectors of the industry across Europe, including resort developers, exchange companies, management and marketing companies, trustees, finance houses and resale companies.

ECTAA - Travel Agents and Tour Operators in Europe

Groupement des Unions nationales des agences et organisateurs de voyages de l'Union européenne et association internationale sans but lucratif, de droit belge, dont le siège social est situé à Bruxelles. Elle représente les intérêts de plus de 120,000 agences de voyages et tour opérateurs, engagés dans la vente de voyages réceptifs et vers l'étranger

UNI - Union Network International

Regional and global Organisation for Trade Unions in a global services economy.

UNI EUROPA - Union Network International

In Europe, with seven million members, UNI-Europa is a major trade union player in Brussels

WATA - World Association of Travel Agencies Association

Global Network of Travel Experts. WATA is registered as an association under Swiss Civil Law and is essentially a non - profit making organization.

WTTC - World Travel & Tourism Council

WTTC is the forum for global business leaders comprising the presidents, chairs and CEO’s of 100 of the world's foremost companies. It is the only body representing the private sector in all parts of the Travel & Tourism industry worldwide.


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