Visit Europe

The European Travel Commission is a non-profit association of National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) created in 1948 to promote Europe as a tourism destination. ETC’s mission is to strengthen the sustainable development of Europe as a tourist destination and to increase competitiveness, through knowledge gathering and sharing amongst members and lobbying, as well as by establishing a professional marketing platform for the successful promotion of member countries in overseas markets. ETC promotes pan-European thematic and transnational experiences, including Europe’s gastronomy, on its VisitEurope.com portal in order to stimulate competitiveness and sustainable growth of the European tourism. The European Region of Gastronomy Platform collaborates with the Digital Department of the ETC in order to upload content concerning gastronomy, recipes, peculiar products and food related events receiving prominent visibility on the VisitEurope.com website.