ECTAA's Publications


Latest Press Releases 


07/12/2018 Łódź revealed as destination for ECTAA’s spring 2019 meeting
ECTAA will hold its semi-annual meeting in Łódź in June 2019. ECTAA is delighted to announce that Łódź will be the destination for the next ECTAA semi-annual meeting in June 2019. Łódź is the third largest city of Poland and a prime example of how to successfully reinvigorate a city.

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.

                                               


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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