IAAPA Europe, Middle East, Africa
Welcome to IAAPA Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Our team is here to serve IAAPA members by promoting and representing the interests of the attractions industry in the region. IAAPA EMEA provides valuable educational content, offers exchanging opportunities during virtual meetings such as Live Chats, or in-person events, develops positioning papers in support of Public Affairs, and works diligently to promote industry safety and security standards. We also focus on enhancing member services and are always on a lookout for new ideas to benefit the industry community.
Whether you are a small or large-attraction owner, theme park, museum, supplier or consultant, IAAPA EMEA is here to support your business and bring the global attractions community together. We invite you to share your expertise by volunteering on one of our many committees or attending an in-person or online programme.
Please don‘t hesitate to contact us in case we can be of any assistance.
Peter van der Schans
Executive Director and Vice President, IAAPA EMEA
COVID-19 Support for Members in the EMEA Region
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic IAAPA has been working to support members around the world. Guest and employee safety has always been our industry’s top priority, and IAAPA continues to provide resources, guidance and connections to members around the world.
IAAPA's thorough resource, “COVID-19 Reopening Guidance: Considerations for the Global Attractions Industry” is available in both English and Spanish. IAAPA continues to share it with local and regional governments and public authorities tasked with reopening their communities to help communicate the work the industry is doing to ensure safe operations for guests and employees. The guidelines have also been referenced by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in their Global Guidelines to Restart Tourism, and the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) in their Attractions: Global Protocols for the New Normal resource.
For additional resources and support, IAAPA members can access the exclusive COVID-19 resource center for timely information, contacts, updates and data, as well as current advocacy efforts.