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16 September 2014 - Hotel tax to impact Rome bookings

Rome is now the most expensive destination in Europe and this is expected to  impact the number of visitors.

15 September 2014 - British Region Bulletin

Members may now log-in to read the latest British Region Bulletin.

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.

20 August 2014 - IATM is moving!

After 37 years at 397 Walworth Road, the IATM office is moving on Monday, 01 September, 2014. The present telephone and fax numbers will cease to work after 29 August. The new address and contact numbers are shown below left.

06 August, 2014 - Health warnings on Ebola

The World Health Organization is putting out risk assessments and warnings for travellers in West Africa as the incurable Ebola virus spreads.

28 July 2014 - Who is travelling where?

Watch this video from the BBC to see where the world takes its holidays

22 July 2014 - World War 1

Marking the centenary of WWI the Commonwwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has set up special website pages with vast amounts of information on events and topics.

15 July 2014 - Change of free entry policy for Italian museums

Free admission to Italian museums for over 65's, which had benefitted over a third of visitors, has been withdrawn (Tourism Review).

07 July 2014 - 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).

01 July 2014 - Cheaper roaming in the EU

From today roaming charges in EU countries have been cut in half ahead of plans to scrap them completely (BBC).

01 July 2014 - Vladslo German War Cemetery

Read more about the final resting place in Belgium of over 25,000 German soldiers from WWI.

01 July 2014 - Keyless hotel rooms

Technology has advanced to the point where your smartphone will soon replace room keys (USA Today).

19 May 2014 - IATM Convention 2015

The destination for the 2015 IATM Convention will be East Coast USA. The dates are 15-24 January, 2015 from Washington to New York via Philadelphia and Atlantic City, with a possible extra two days in Newport to attend the ITMI Syposium and on to Boston. Watch this space for further details!

14 April 2014 - be careful how you use your hands!

The hand sign that is a friendly gesture in your country may start a fist fight in another...

04 April 2014 - Good news for EU mobile phone users

The EU plans to scrap mobile phone roaming charges by December 2015.

17 March 2014 - EU to restrict air passenger rights?

EU Member States are considering whether to greatly restrict air passengers' rights to compensation for cancellation or delay.

 11 March 2014 - What distinguishes Chinese and Western tourists?

 This article from Tourism Review highlights five distinctions.

10 March 2014 - EU produces European food trails

Here is a website to make your mouth water, and to give you ideas for future tours.

26 February 2014 - US Travel Industry recovery

The US Travel Association reports that the industry has recovered 99% of the jobs lost during the recession.

24 February 2014 - Protect yourself from card fraud

This UK website gives excellent advice about how to protect yourself from card fraud and much more. We suggest copying the helpline telephone numbers and carrying them with you.

17 February 2014 - European Tourist expected to grow

The European Commission predicts further growth in tourism for 2014.

03 February 2014 - Looking for a tour with a difference?

Check out these seven tours with a difference, including Crop Circles, Prisons, Chernobyl and a Marijuana farm.

13 January 2014 - Large increase in visitors to Italy

Figures for the Christmas holiday season show a rise of 55% in European visitors and a 62% rise in visitors from other countries.

 22 November 2013 - Value of British tourism highlighted

A Visit Britain report shows that British Tourism supports 3,000,000 jobs.

 22 November 2013 - A&K launches two week tour for US$1.5m

Abercrombie and Kent have unveiled a $1.5 million round the world tour by private jet.

04 October 2013 - Passport validity in Europe

Effective 19 July 2013, some European countries will be implementing a requirement for all passports issued by non-EEA (European Economic Area) countries to be valid for 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. British and Swiss passport holders, plus other EEA nationals, may continue to enter these countries with passports that are valid on arrival.

14 May 2013 - World's most expensive tour?

Veryfirstto.com and Hurlingham Travel are offering probably the world's most expensive tour - two years visiting every UNESCO World Heritage Site - at a price of $1.5m (including a $14,000 donation to UNESCO).

13 March 2013 - New EU flight passenger rights

New EU rules with additional rights for air passengers are due to come into force in 2014. 

27 July 2012 - WTTC - "Travel and Tourism accounts for 1 in 12 jobs on the planet"

G20 leaders have for the first time recognized the importance of Travel and Tourism to the world economy.

27 April 2012 - Trafalgar says TMs are 'No. 1 element' in group travel

In a debate with Globus over marketing strategy, President of Trafalger, Paul Wiseman, says that the No. 1 element in group travel is a professional travel director. Read the full article by clicking the above link (travelweekly.com).

12 November  2007 - IATM Board makes statement on employment status of TMs.

At a meeting of the IATM board of directors held in London, 9-11 November, 2007, the board made an important statement of policy regarding the employment status of Tour Managers.

08 November 2004 - IATM Policy on GVI Class Action

A meeting of the IATM Board of Directors held 5-7 November, 2004, considered the implications of the recent GVI Class Action. A policy statement was agreed stressing the desire of Tour Managers to retain their freelance (independent contractor) status and encouraging Tour Operators to give greater recognition and value to their Tour Managers.