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ECM Benchmarking Report 2016-2017

European Cities Marketing (ECM), the leading network of city tourism organisations in Europe, launched the 13th edition of the “European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report” during the annual conference in Dubrovnik in beginning of June.

The report - produced by the ECM Editorial Group in collaboration with MODUL University Vienna - includes the latest figures about the performance of European cities in 2016 and illustrates the main trends in city tourism of 126 European cities between 2012 and 2016. With more than 100 pages of tables and graphs, the report presents major developments concerning bednights (total and international), bed capacities and growth rates. In addition, the report includes detailed information about the performance of the top 9 European source markets.

Over the past five years, bednights in the ECM report’s cities have been increasing at a faster rate than those of EU 28 nations, which demonstrates the importance of city tourism. The growth rate for the ECM report‘s cities between 2012 and 2016 was 14.2%, while for EU 28 nations the growth in the same period was 8.8%. Further, the report provides insights into the tourism density of cities (relation bednights – inhabitants) including detailed densities according to the different seasons. As of this year, the report features also information about bed occupancies.

The European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report is the main information source for city tourism statistics today. Different versions (€ 490.00 for the <light package> including the report / € 990.00 for the <professional package> including the report and full data file) of the report (in English) are available here.

For further information, please contact directly the ECM Head Office or visit their website:

Tel: +33 380 56 02 04




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