Throughout the years, City Destinations Alliance has built strong relations with partners. You can find them below.
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Headquarters Magazine

Supported by the Union of International Associations (UIA), the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) and the Interel Group, the global public affairs and association management consultancy, Headquarters Magazines serve the needs of international associations organising worldwide congresses.


Kennisnetwerk Destinatie Nederland VVV

Kennisnetwerk Destinatie Nederland met VVV

Kennisnetwerk Destinatie Nederland, an initiative of VVV Nederland, is a knowledge network of, for and by professionals of 65 destination management- and city marketing organisations in the Netherlands. The knowledge network pledges for the development and the reinforcement of destination management field by uniting, meeting and sharing expertise on topics such as lobby, strategy, finance, hospitality, human resources, insights in the customer journey and digital innovation.  The objective is to contribute to the development of attractive destinations for visitors, inhabitants and businesses.



CELTH is a cooperation of Breda University of Applied Sciences, NHL-Stenden University of Applied Sciences and HZ University of Applied Sciences, supported by the Universities of Groningen, Wageningen and Tilburg. CELTH brings people together to share and develop knowledge on leisure, tourism & hospitality.


ForwardKeys focuses on travel industry data optimisation and distribution. The company Forward Data is an innovating and trend changing start-up bringing a new approach to operational traveller data intelligence for the travel industry: unleashing the power of traveller data for the whole industry, and anticipating market trends and making immediate decision to improve business.



MKG brings together all of the products and services for the accommodation, tourism and food service industries: a vast database, customised studies, industry studies, quality assurance and assessment.

MODUL University Vienna

MODUL University Vienna is Europe’s leading research platform for the tourism industry and for public sector institutions and is the first contact partner when seeking scientifically-based solutions in these fields. The international university is an attractive partner for international research projects.

Saint Elmo’s

Saint Elmo’s Tourism Marketing is an agency for holistic consulting and marketing in tourism. Data-based marketing, local proximity, global expertise, holistic creation and experience in tourism marketing along the entire tourism value chain are their core competencies. Saint Elmo’s Tourism Marketing stands for creative, global, data-based tourism marketing.

TCI Research

TCI Research helps destinations navigate the complex and competitive visitor economy. They measure destinations’ performance, identify travel market and consumer trends and detect opportunities for making destinations’ brand stand out from the competition, by using standard and custom advanced research solutions based on conventional surveys and controlled Big Data integration.


TOPOSOPHY provides tourism organisations, associations and companies (both public and private) with practical solutions to develop, manage and market places as tourism destinations. Services focus on offering complete solutions for destination strategy & planning, place marketing & branding, market intelligence, trade marketing, advocacy & government support.



Transparent is a Spain-based specialized data intelligence company that builds and maintains data analytics products for institutions seeking a better understanding of the short term rental industry. Transparent has the largest data set for the market and is pioneer of this type of services for the alternative accommodation market.



CrowdRiff is the visual marketing software innovative DMOs rely on through the COVID-19 recovery and beyond. Over 800 travel brands drive results with CrowdRiff by sourcing, acquiring rights to, and leveraging visuals.


IBTM World

IBTM World is the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, held in the award winning business and tourism destination of Barcelona. The event delivers three days of focused access to a dynamic business environment, thought provoking professional education and business networks for all attendees.


IMEX Group

IMEX is taking place in Frankfurt where the global Meetings Industry continues to do business while maximising connections, networking opportunities and over 70 sessions of education. IMEX America gives unprecedented business opportunities combined with a great industry gathering and complemented by extensive free education and networking.


Simpleview has empowered more than 900 DMOs with customized tools, knowledge and creativity to help tell these destinations’ unique stories. Simpleview believes the world’s top cities and smallest towns each have a role to play in promoting travel and tourism, and they are here to provide solutions that are built for the way destination marketing works.


JMIC – Joint Meeting Industry Council

The JMIC is the association for the exchange of information and perspectives amongst international associations engaged in various aspects of the Meetings Industry.

UNWTO – United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation

This specialised agency of the United Nations is the leading international organisation in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and practical source of tourism know-how. City Destinations Alliance is an affiliate member of the UNWTO.


ETC – European Travel Commission

ETC is the non-profit making organisation of national tourist offices or tourism departments whose role is to market and promote tourism to Europe in other continents and to lobby for tourism on the European level.

ETOA – European Tour Operators Association

ETOA was founded in 1989 by a group of tour operators who wanted representation in Europe. After 20 years ETOA still remains the only trade association offering European level representation for the interests of inbound and intra-European tour operators, wholesalers and their European suppliers. Today, ETOA is the voice of European Inbound Travel, with over 500 members.

GDS-Movement – Global Destination Sustainability Movement

The GDS-Movement is a collaborative business initiative created to help Destinations, Convention Bureaux, Event Planners and Suppliers drive the adoption and recognition of sustainable practices in their city and in the global events industry.


HOTREC is the umbrella Association of Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes and similar establishments in Europe, which brings together 40 National associations in 29 countries, and is the voice of the hospitality industry in Europe.

ICCA – International Congress & Convention Association

ICCA represents the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events and comprises 800 member companies and organisations in 80 countries worldwide.

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