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For any member concerned about the recent activity of Mount Etna we are happy to report the following news from Sicily. "After the one significant and very localized event of 26th December 2018, the activity on the volcano has gone back to spectacular but not harmful – as it is 99.9% of the time. The local section of INGV (Instituto Nazionale di GeoVulcanologia) has been monitoring the situation 24/7, and now the activity is stopping. As at the 27th December the authorities granted access to tourists to the volcano and life goes on as normal". We look forward to seeing you in Sicily. (posted 02/01/19).

IATM, Annual Accounts 2018. We are pleased to publish the final accounts for the year ended 31st August 2018, prior to the AGM in Sicily. To view the accounts please click on this link (posted 17/12/18).

The Latest December Bulletin is now available to view using the link on the British Region Bulletin section.(posted 17/12/18).

IATM, AGM Sicily and Post Tour, January 2019. There has been some confusion over the final day of the Post Tour of Catania, Sicily. The accommodation for the night of 22nd January 2019 is included in the programme but members have the choice of returning to the hotel in Catania or continuing on to Palermo and the Hotel Frederico for the last night. This is to facilitate ease of access to return flights on the 23rd January 2019. The booking form has also been updated to show the late booking fee after 17th December 2018. (posted 14/11/18).

IATM, The Latest Newsletter is now available for all members. Please log on with your user name and password and go to Members/Newsletters to access this (posted 5/11/18).

Käthe Wohlfahrt in York Stonegate 17:

Käthe Wohlfahrt are proud to announce the opening of their New, year-round Christmas Store in York/ England. The beautiful store is located in the old town of York only a few minutes away from York Minster and in the well-known house called “Mulberry Hall”. The House was built in the 15th Century and is one of the oldest houses in town. It fascinates by its remarkable architectural style.

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday (10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.): Sunday (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Please support our loyal Allied member if you are working over the autumn/winter period, or at any time during the coming year. For further information contact Eva Stodal at Käthe Wohlfahrt (posted 22/10/18)

The CER Region will hold its Annual General Meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia 16 - 18 November 2018. All members are invited to attend. (posted 02/10/18)

IATM, NETHERLANDS REGION are pleased to announce that their AGM Will take place in Arnhem on the 27th November 2018. (posted 20/09/18)

IATM, 57th Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting of the International Association of Tour Managers Ltd will be held on Thursday 17st January, 2019 in Palermo, Sicily. This will be followed by a Post Tour of Sicily from 19/23 January 2019. More details are in the Latest Newsletter. (posted 10/09/18)

IATM, NORDIC REGION are pleased to announce that their AGM and Annual Meeting will take place in the P. Hotel, Oslo on the 6th December 2018. (posted 10/09/18)

ETOA & Brexit

On Wednesday 25th April, Tom Jenkins, CEO, ETOA, the European Tour Operators Association, gave evidence to the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism. (click link for more details)(posted 01/05/18)

Tour providers who offer tours of the 'Wallen' – Amsterdam’s red light district – will face stricter rules from April this year. Guides giving tours to groups of five or more people will need a permit to enter the area. (posted 12/03/18)


New rules for guiding tours in Bruges and the links on how to apply for a licence in Dutch, French, German, English, Spanish and Italian.


Français https://www.visitbruges.be/reglements-tourisme

Deutsch https//www.visitbruges.be/regelungen-tourismus"&gt

English https//www.visitbruges.be/guidelines-and-rules

Español https//www.visitbruges.be/reglamentos-turismo

Italiano https://www.visitbruges.be/regolamento-di-polizia-in-materia-di-passeggiate-turistiche-guidate-2 (posted 24/11/2017)


The Netherlands Region is pleased to announce that IVOR became a new associate member. IVOR is thé Institute of Education for Tour Managers. They are leading in the Netherlands and they are also ANVR certified. The training is for incoming and outgoing tourism. (posted 16/10/17)


08 August 2017. The latest edition of On the Road magazine is now available on line.Click this link to access it. On the Road has also advised that Albatross and Voyages Jules Verne are recruiting experienced Tour Managers for the 2018 season.

A reminder from the Moulin Rouge of the dress code required for all clients.

Correct clothing required. Jacket, tie and shoes appreciated. Shorts, bermudas, sports clothes and flip-flops are not allowed. In case of non-respect of this dress code, we will be obliged to refuse clients access to the venue.(posted 22/06/2017)

Cheaper travel insurance for EU members

IATM members resident in EU States are reminded that Citybond offers a discount for travel insurance. Click the link above for further information. (Member log-in required).(posted 07/07/2014)