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About ECTAA

ECTAA is the Group of national travel agents’ and tour operators’ associations within the EU. It actively cooperates with European Union institutions and international organizations to ensure that their interests and special requirements are taken into consideration.

ECTAA was founded in 1961 at Bad Kreuznach (Federal Republic of Germany) by the national associations of travel agents and tour operators of the 6 founding Member States of the Common Market. Other national associations joined ECTAA with the successive enlargements of the European Union.

ECTAA now represents the national associations of travel agents and tour operators of 27 EU Member States, of 2 EU accession countries as well Switzerland and Norway, and 3 international Members .

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Latest press releases

01/2018 ECTAA is recruiting a full-time Legal Advisor
ECTAA is looking to recruit a full-time Legal Advisor with a European law and public affairs background for an immediate position to join the team in Brussels

09/02/2018 European Court’s ruling confirms need for urgent reform of the special VAT rules for travel agents
In its decision rendered on 8 February 2018, the Court held that travel agents’ supplies to taxable persons have to be taxed under to the special VAT scheme for travel agents and that VAT must be calculated on a sale by sale basis. This creates serious distortions of competition and is wholly impractical.


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Position Papers
19/06/2017 Open letter to the European Commissioner for Transport
Airlines' surcharges and other discrimination against neutral independent distribution theaten transparency and consumer choice.

May 2017 Call for a new model to govern indirect air distribution
A recent study carried out by ETTSA and ECTAA identified five key areas of concerns to the non-airline distribution chain players. Based on interviews with senior representatives of different distribution chain stakeholders, including agents, airlines, and GDSs, the study makes a number of recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the IATA Passenger Agency Programme

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Partnership opportunities
Partnerships in European Tourism
US & China targeted B2B matchmaking events 


Discover how to grow your business internationally 

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Preferred destination
ECTAA's Preferred Destination for 2018 is Malaysia

    
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