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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

11/05/2017 Implementation of the Package Travel Directive - Steering through troubled waters?
Brussels, - Industry and European legislators meet in Brussels today to discuss the implementation of the new package travel Directive. The new law is meant to provide further protection to consumers buying traditional or dynamic packages (packages put together by the customer) but also combinations of travel services.

10/03/2017 Malaysia selected as ECTAA’s Preferred Destination for 2018.
The European travel agents’ and tour operators’ Association will cooperate closely with Tourism Malaysia to boost European outbound tourism to Malaysia in 2018. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia) and the European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations (ECTAA) on 9 March 2017 at the International Tourism Fair ITB in Berlin, Germany.

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Position Papers
For ECTAA's position papers, click on "read more" hereunder

"Support to the internationalisation of EU tourism operators" Project 2017-2019

ECTAA is part of a 24 months project financed by the European Commission for the promotion of trans-European tourist products and the organization of B2B matchmaking during international fairs.

The objective of the project is to bring European operators from different MS together, facilitating partnerships, the development of transnational products and complementarities and improve the visibility of European trans-national touristic products in third countries markets."

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Workshop: "Package Travel Directive: Challenges Ahead"

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Preferred destination
ECTAA's Preferred Destination for 2017 is Centro do Portugal

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