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ETOA have issued a full update of guidlines to guiding throughout Europe. To access full details, click this link. (posted 14/10/2019)

To find more infomation and advice on the recent collapse of Thomas Cook, click on this link

A message from ETOA regarding the Tour Manager ID Card

We would like to inform you that from the 14th October the online application form for the Tour Guide ID Card 2019 on the ETOA website will be closed. The application form for the 2020 season will open in January with cards valid until 31 March 2021.(posted 25/09/2019)

The full version of the 2020 IATM, AGM and Convention is available. Click on to this link to access the programme and booking form. Book early to make the most of the earlybird discount and best available flights(posted 22/07/19)

An invitation to join the Italian Region for their AGM and weekend in Abano Terme, Italy. (posted 22/07/2019)

The latest Newsletter is now available on the website. Log on with your user name and password and go to Members/ Newsletters and click the link under Latest Issue to access this(posted 03/04/19)

The latest bulletin from British Region is now available on the website. Log on with your user name and password and go to IATM Regions, British and click the link under Latest Bulletin to access this(posted 27/03/19)

There are still some places available for the two-day, CTM training course in Utrecht, April 3rd and 5th. If you are interested you can find more information on the webpage https://www.ivor-reisbegeleiding.nl/certified-tour-manager-ctm-training/ or contact Ingrid at IVOR +135801312 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (posted 14/03/19)

International Association of Tour Managers

Report of the meeting with Georges Depoorter as Chairman of IATM with Alderman Koen Kennis of the City of Antwerp on 06 March last. Please contact by email if you have any queries, questions or comments.(posted 11/03/19)

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, 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)

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)