ECTAA's Publications


Latest Press Releases 


09/11/2018 IATA airlines unilaterally decide to dismantle local travel agents’ consultation process and undermine airline/agent mediation programme
IATA held its 41st Passenger Agency Conference in Geneva on 30/31 October 2018. The latter is the body of airlines deciding on the rules of the Passenger Agency Programme under which IATA accredited agents are allowed to sell air tickets and report and settle their sales to airlines. Despite strong opposition from the agent community, the Conference unilaterally adopted two major changes to the rules that significantly undermine (i) agents’ consultation process on accreditation criteria and (ii) agents’ ability to seek mediation from an independent mediator.

24/07/18 Leading EU Tourism Associations join A4E efforts to minimize impact of damaging ATC strikes
n the first half of 2018, EU travellers were subjected to an unprecedented 29 Air Traffic Control (ATC) strike days -- 22 of them occurring in France -- affecting millions of passengers through delays and cancellations. Today, the Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism, NET, a grouping of major European tourism trade associations, announced it is joining A4E’s efforts to minimize the strikes’ damaging impact on travellers and tourism across the EU24/07/18 Leading EU Tourism Associations join A4E efforts to minimize impact of damaging ATC strikes.

                                               


Recent Position Papers 


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

May 2017 Call for a new model to govern indirect air distribution
A recent study carried out by ETTSA and ECTAA identified five key areas of concerns to the non-airline distribution chain players. Based on interviews with senior representatives of different distribution chain stakeholders, including agents, airlines, and GDSs, the study makes a number of recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the IATA Passenger Agency Programme.


 
Publications

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 

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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