ECTAA's Publications

Latest Press Releases 

07/06/17 ECTAA calls the EU regulator to effectively enforce EU legislation on Air Services and take appropriate measures to protect the EU consumer
Following the IAG’s recent announcement to apply the 9.5 EUR charge to British Airways/Iberia tickets booked via GDS, ECTAA condemns this decision and calls the EU regulator to take appropriate steps to protect the neutral and transparent access to air fares
31/05/2017 European travel agents’ and tour operators’ associations exploring colourful Coimbra
ECTAA, the European Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, has been invited to hold its semi-annual meeting in the beautiful Coimbra city in Centre of Portugal on 31 May to 2 June. A delegation of 70 CEOs and Presidents of travel agents and travel agents’ associations will come to Coimbra to obtain up-to-date industry, government affairs and legal developments impacting the European travel industry.             

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.


 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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