ECTAA's Publications

Latest Press Releases 


21/11/19 The tourism sector calls on MEPs to vote next week on the approval of the Sustainable Tourism Intergroup
The tourism sector calls on the Members of the European Parliament to vote within their political groups in support of the re-establishment of the Sustainable Tourism Intergroup. Due to its horizontal nature, its positive impact in the EU economy, and its many challenges, tourism deserves to be heard through a dedicated intergroup

12/11/2019 Joint Business Statement on the Proposal on Representative Actions
The European business community is following with interest and concern the progress of the Proposal for a Directive on Representative Actions before the Council. The members of our organisations support simple, balanced and efficient civil justice systems.


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.


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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