Policy areas


 Transport is one of the main elements of travel agents' and tour operators' activities. ECTAA monitors and takes action on the numerous European  legislations on transport and on the rules of the distribution system.

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 The European legislation on consumer protection is of particular interest for the Members of ECTAA, since in the course of their business, they  conclude contracts with consumers on a daily basis.

 In this respect, Directive 90/314 on package travel, package holidays and package tours is the main legislation for the Members of our association.

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 While the European Union does not have direct competency for a European tourism policy, many legislations, measures and activities directly impact  on the trade and the traveling public...

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 ECTAA closely monitors all developments in respect of the VAT legislation and any other fiscal matters directly affecting their business, notably:

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 Internal Market

 The Internal Market offers numerous opportunities for the Members of ECTAA, who can take advantage of the freedom of establishment and of the  freedom to provide services provided for in the EC Treaty. Therefore, ECTAA closely monitors the development of the European legislation in this  area.

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 ECTAA aims to create the best possible conditions to ensure that destinations worldwide are able to thrive whilst also being sustainable. It also  aims to  minimise the barriers which prevent the free movement of people (through taxes, visas, charges, etc.) as they also have an indirect impact on  sustainable development, the promotion of goods and best practice planning, etc.

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