ECTAA's Publications

Latest Press Releases 

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.
             
13/12/2016 Call for a new model to govern indirect air distribution
The Travel Agent Community met with IATA Director General to discuss the modernization of the rules governing the indirect air distribution. Today’s IATA Passenger Agency Programme is no longer fit for purpose as it does not optimally address the broad and varied needs of all the stakeholders within the distribution chain.           
                                                                               

Recent Position Papers 

October 2014  ECTAA and GEBTA call for the revision of the VAT scheme for travel agents
ECTAA and GEBTA call on the European Commission and Member States to start a dialogue on the revision of the special VAT scheme for travel agents, as provided for in articles 306-310 of the VAT Directive. The provisions are in dire need of revision as they are outdated (from 1977), resulting in major distortions of competition in the market for the supply of travel services.
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November 2013 Position Paper on the Revision of the Package Travel Directive
The Package Travel Directive was adopted in 1990 and was covering most of the holiday market at the time of its adoption.
However, Consumer patterns have changed over the last 23 years, and new distribution channels have emerged thanks technological developments  and the widespread usage of internet. Today, the European Consumer has access to multiple distribution channels from the classical paper  brochure to mobile applications.


 Publications

 01/12/2016 ECTAA's Activity Report 2015-2016

 The 2016 ECTAA Digest: EU Legislation & the Travel Trade 
 Over 160 pages long, this document offers an up-to-date overview of the adopted or proposed legislation and the different initiatives and  programmes impacting on tourism. The issues presented range from general horizontal industry questions such as the development of electronic  commerce to very specific travel trade problems, such as the implementation of the Package Travel Directive with regards to tour operators' financial  guarantee in the case of bankruptcy.


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