ECTAA's Publications

Latest Press Releases 


09/12/19 ECTAA is holding its semi-annual meeting in Ras Al Khaimah, the Preferred Destination for 2019-2020
ECTAA,is delighted to hold its semi-annual meeting in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from 8-10 December 2019. Ras Al Khaimah has a rich heritage, which dates back over 7,000 and has a lot to offer to guests

28/11/2019 The European travel agents and tour operators call upon the new Commission to work towards a competitive, transparent and sustainable travel market
The European Parliament approved yesterday the new von der Leyen Commission that will lead the European Commission until 2024. All the Commissioners are now ready to take office. ECTAA, the European organisation representing the travel agents and tour operators, is committed to help them make the travel market more competitive, more transparent and more sustainable

Recent Position Papers 

06/05/2019 ECTAA’S Position regarding the Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers
ECTAA considers that the directive proposal does not provide sufficient safeguards to prevent abusive claims and will create an unbalanced environment where the right of the defence is clearly ignored. It is therefore of outmost importance that safeguards are in place to guarantee the right of defence and prevent abuses from claims management companies

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


28/11/2019 For a competitive, transparent and sustainable market, ECTAA priorities for the EU Institutions 2019-2024
The European travel agents and tour operators call upon the “von der Leyen” Commission to work for a competitive, transparent and sustainable travel market

2018 GDPR Frequently asked questions 
These FAQs are intended to provide a general guide to the GDPR for Travel Agents and Tour Operators and cannot be treated as definitive advice on specific circumstances. The supervisory authorities in each Member State can be approached for more detailed guidance on the specific requirements in each jurisdiction

The 2019 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.

January 2018: ECTAA's Annual Activity report 2017 

24/10/2017 Study on airline distribution costs  
Examination of direct versus indirect distribution costs for airlines 

11/10/2017 Study on the impact of Airline Consolidation on Consumer Choice 
The role on indirect distribution channels in ensuring price transparency and promoting competition 

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