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18 November 2014 - IATM accounts

The IATM accounts for 2014 are now available using the above link.

17 November 2014 - Your link to the Electronic Visa Application for USA

Members attending the East Coast USA Convention should apply for their electronic visa using the above link.

17 November 2014 - New Taxes for Lisbon

From 2015 €1 will be collected from all visitors arriving by air or sea to Lisbon. From 2016 another €1 per night will be added to all overnight stays.

14 November 2014 - Nordic Members Christmas meetings

IATM Nordic Region has posted details of meetings in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm as well as the latest Nordic News.

 12 November 2014 - Ebola Crisis

The World Health Organisation has issued an update on the Ebola Crisis. Members wishing to donate can visit the Disasters Emergency Committee Website.

07 November 2014 - IATM Netherlands AGM

All Members are invited to join IATM-Netherlands for their AGM in Groningen, the Netherlands, on 29 November. Coach from Amsterdam and buffet lunch included.

 05 November 2014 - Latest IATM Newsletter now available

Members may now log-in to read the November issue of the IATM Newsletter.

04 November 2014 - BR November Bulletin available

The lastest British Region Bulletin is now available for all members to read (log-in required).

04 November 2014 - New app to locate War Graves

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.

03 November 2014 - IATM Convention 'early-bird' date extended

Good news for all those who have not yet made arrangements to attend the IATM West Coast USA Convention. The date for 'early-bird' bookings has now been extended to 30 November. Take another look at the extensive programme that has been prepared for you and, if you cannot join us for the entire programme, why not consider attending the 'Washington only' portion.

15 October 2014 - Groups stopping at Schwanenplatz, Lucerne

During construction work there are temporary arrangements for buses stopping at Schwanenplatz in Lucerne.

13 October 2014 - Mobile bookings continue to grow

Bookings through smartphones and tablets represent the biggest part of the growth in the online travel sector globall (Tourism Review).

24 September 2014 - Trafalgar to add smaller tours in 2015

Trafalgar Tours has announced 11 new tours for smaller groups in 2015.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

 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.