20 September, 2018 - IATM, NETHERLANDS REGION are pleased to announce that their AGM Will take place in Arnhem on the 27th November 2018.
10 September 2018 - IATM, 57th Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting of the International Association of Tour Managers Ltd will be held on Monday 21st January, 2019 in Palermo, Sicily. This will be followed by a Post Tour of Sicily from 23/27 January 2019. More details will follow as soon as possible.
10 September, 2018 - IATM, NORDIC REGION are pleased to announce that their AGM and Annual Meeting will take place in Oslo on the 6th December 2018.
10 September 2018. A reminder to register for the 3 day pass to World Traval Market, 5/7 November 2018. Click on the WTM logo on the home page to bring up the Registration Form. Please remember to quote IATM as your Company to receive the full 3 day pass.
01 May 2018 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)
12 March 2018 -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.
24 December, 2017 - THE IATM BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE CENTRAL OFFICE STAFF would like to wish all the members A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
24 November, 2017 - 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.
On the 16 October, 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.
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.
07 July 2017. The latest News is now available for all members to read (log in required)
29 March 2017 - New Coach Regulations in Amsterdam from 13 April 2017
01 February 2017 - ASTA has issued an update on Immigration Executive Order issued by Homeland Security, USA.
26 November - Passenger Drop-Off and Pick-Up at Bucherer, Lucerne
From November until further notice buses are allowed to drop off and pick up passengers again anytime during the day without restrictions. Remember that coaches are allowed to use the separate bus lane on Haldenstrasse (between the Swiss Traffic Museum and the Cathedral). Bucherer fought very hard for this permission. Take advantage of it and ask your coach driver to use the bus lane.
6 July - Drubbas are pleased to announce their new shopping experience.
The PR Office for tour managers is now in “Drubba Moments” so please come in and visit us there! http://www.drubbashopping.de/drubba-information/
22 June- 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.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has launched a new app that allows users to search for war graves in more than 23,000 locations in 153 countries.
Bookings through smartphones and tablets represent the biggest part of the growth in the online travel sector globall (Tourism Review).
09 September 2014 - Schönefeld airport Berlin
Berlin: As one of Europe's short haul weekend favourites with 1.18 million British visitors in 2013, there are many "no-frills" flights available, and most of these use Schönefeld Airport, a 45 minute ride by rail from the centre. However the airport lies just out side AB zone, A ticket to zone C is €3.20, only 60 cents more expensive than AB. If you are caught without the correct ticket there is an on-the-spot fine of €40. Signs in English are not readily visible.
Free admission to Italian museums for over 65's, which had benefitted over a third of visitors, has been withdrawn (Tourism Review).
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).