New Deal Europe Marketplace and Forum 2023 IS SOLD OUT. Registration NOW Closed.
New Deal Europe Marketplace and Forum 2023 IS SOLD OUT. Registration NOW Closed.
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New Deal Europe's new partnership with European tourism association (ETOA) gives members additional support across the SE Europe region, and gives New Deal Europe's partners a fantastic opportunity to join one of the leading tourism associations in the world.
ETOA membership gives greater exposure to our region on the global market, and will accelerate promotion and sustainable growth. NDE fully supports ETOA in its campaign for a fair and constructive legislative framework for tourism in Europe.
Since Marketplace and Forum 2022, ETOA ha gained over 20 new members from the NDE region, and our partnership is proving to be a dynamic and successful one.
For special NDE exclusive rate on membership and events participation, please contact us here.
Watch this webinar to learn how to make the most out of meetings at New Deal Europe Marketplace and Forum 2022.
The Webinar will walk you through some of the most important things you need to focus on during the 15-minute meetings, and explain the technical parts of Delegate Select Meetings software.
These are the words of Tim Alderslade, chief executive of Airlines UK, following the UK Government’s announcement that all Covid requirements for travel are being dropped.
“We can now look forward to the return to pre-Covid normality throughout the travel experience” he added.
From This Friday, 18th March, travellers to the UK face no restrictions on entry. Those who are not fully vaccinated will no longer have to take Covid tests before and after travelling to the UK and the passenger locator form will be abolished.
This is great news for anyone who was thinking of coming to the New Deal Europe Live event in London on 4th April, but were unable to travel due to their vaccine status, or the financial barrier created by testing. T
The UK, London and New Deal Europe are open for business, and we look forward to welcoming delegates from the 12 countries of the New Deal Europe region to the only Marketplace and Forum dedicated to tourism to the South East of Europe.
USAID EDGE project will support* 30 companies to participate in either the live or virtual New Deal Europe Marketplace and Forum in April 2022, where they will meet with key industry buyers and decision-makers.
EDGE invites interested potential participants to submit their Expression of Interest (max 200 words).
The deadline for submission of applications is March 14th 2022.
New Deal Europe will provide all successful applicants for the live event with a visa support letter.
* - The EDGE project will support companies from Albania, BIH, Kosovo, Montenegro, N Macedonia and Serbia interested in either or both events, by offering to cover up to 90% of the registration fees. Travel and visa expenses to be covered by the applicant.
The team of Balkan focused New Deal Europe Marketplace and Forum, taking place in London on 4th April, have urged the travel trade to get behind the countries bordering Ukraine, and show solidarity during the current crisis.
“We have exhibitors coming from Romania and Moldova, countries which border Ukraine and are currently receiving refugees”, said New Deal Europe co-founder, Robert Dee.
“Like us, their tourism industry has suffered from two years of Covid, but it has now received an additional blow. Therefore, it’s really important that the UK travel trade, representing one of the most resilient customer bases in the world, shows solidarity at this time, and turns up en masse at the New Deal Europe live event on 4th April to meet with these delegates. This will send out a clear message of support and will be widely reported in the region. We all feel powerless in this situation, but this is one action we can take which we know will make a difference.”
Tine Murn, New Deal Europe’s other co-founder added, “Registrations for our event are coming in every day. We have just returned from a visit to seven countries of the region and interest is very high. It’s great to see that people are engaging with destinations beyond the honeypots of Croatia, Greece and Slovenia, and have full confidence in the long term future of the region as a sustainable tourism destination in the heart of Europe. We are looking forward to hosting a great event on 4th April.”
Registrations are coming in daily for the New Deal Europe Marketplace and Forum, live in London on 4th April.
We have great suppliers attending from the Balkans region including these tourist boards. If you are a tour operator or wholesaler with interest in the region, register now, it's free for buyers!
In 8 days we travelled almost 3000km, visited eight countries (even more if you count all the administrative units) and conducted over 30 meetings with key decisions makers. Humbled by the reception we received and delighted with the feedback, we returned even more convinced that the New Deal Europe region has enormous potential and energy to become the leading region in sustainable focused tourism.
'UK tourists head to Albania for ‘sense of exotic’ without long-haul flight'
Last week we were asked by The Guardian to provide more insights on the rising interest from UK holidaymakers for one of the New Deal Europe countries - Albania.
We are seeing a growing interest in the Balkans by British holidaymakers who have an appetite for new and little known corners of Europe.
In turn, search engine reports show that there is increased online activity indicating a strong online interest in New Deal Europe and its 12 country destinations. As a result our partners are seeing a rise in bookings.
We are very proud to make a small contribution in highlighting Albania, one of the most fascinating countries in the region to the wonderful people at The Guardian.
PLEXAL @ HereEast, London
New Deal Europe Marketplace and Forum 2022 live event will take place at Plexal; a modern venue in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a fast growing area of London. Conceived as a cornerstone of the Olympic legacy project, Plexal, in the bustling HereEast innovation centre, is a vibrant, modern event venue and shared workspace centre, which fits well with New Deal Europe’s sustainability ethos. With good transport connections, numerous hotels, restaurants, shops and hip bars, this fast growing area of London is waiting to be discovered. And for those travelling by car, it’s easy to park and avoids the congestion charge zone.
Now in its fifth year of operation, Plexal has helped over 175 start-ups get off the ground since it opened in the Olympic Park's Here East campus and New Deal Europe is delighted to partner with the Plexal team to launch our first live event.
Carlos Cendra Cruz, Mabrian Technologies from Spain
This week we met with Carlos Cendra Cruz, Sales & Marketing Director of Mabrian Technologies, at FITUR 2022 in Madrid, one of the first travel trade events of the year. New Deal Europe has partnered with several organisations which we believe can really make a difference to tourism in the Greater Balkans region, and Mabrian is one of these. They gather and analyse data, which helps tourist boards and tourism enterprises to make better informed decisions, and guaranteeing that they target their marketing resources to the right areas. Crucially for us, they are very focused on sustainability in tourism and are one of the first companies to develop ways to measure this. Read interview.
Balkan suppliers and worldwide buyers interested in the Balkans:
Meet us at Firtur 2022 at IFEMA in Madrid.
At our virtual briefing on Thursday 25 November 2021 we announced our next Marketplace and Forum dates:
Other opportunities presented:
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