City Destinations Alliance : New name for Eur...
City Destinations Alliance

New name for European Cities Marketing

Foto: City Destination Allicance

From March 31, 2022, City Destinations Alliance is the new name and identity of the organisation formerly known as European Cities Marketing. The rebranding marks a key shift that has been underway for several years, and accelerated by the pandemic, namely that destination leadership involves much more than marketing.

With this relaunch, the City Destinations Alliance emphasises the unity, alliance and shared values of European cities in times of crisis and war. City Destinations Alliance’s President, Petra Stušek says; “As a community of urban tourism professionals and an alliance of more than 115 European city destinations, we are as European as ever, we share the passion and love for urban experiencing and city life in general. As an alliance, our purpose is to improve quality of life in Europe’s cities. We are committed to a sustainable and responsible visitor economy that works for people, place, and planet.”

„We are as European as ever, we share the passion and love for urban experiencing and city life in general.“
Petra Stušek, City Destinations Alliance’s President

Over the last decade, the business of Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs) has changed significantly. Whereas most DMOs used to focus narrowly on city marketing and visitor welcome, today’s operations are much more complex and diverse. Today, lead destinations are tasked with ensuring sustainable and responsible practices in the visitor economy, understanding and managing visitor behaviour, facilitating public engagement and ensuring usage of smart applications across the urban landscape.

Over the next months, the Alliance will gradually apply the new visuals across all platforms and channels.

About City Destinations Alliance

City Destinations Alliance is a knowledge sharing network for cities and urban regions working to unfold the potential of the visitor economy. The vision is for all cities in Europe to flourish as great places to live, work, meet and explore. As a community of professionals, the promise to each other is to always be curious and forward thinking, share inspiration and never stop learning.