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ECTAA is the Group of national travel agents’ and tour operators’ associations within the EU. It actively cooperates with European Union institutions and international organizations to ensure that their interests and special requirements are taken into consideration.

ECTAA was founded in 1961 at Bad Kreuznach (Federal Republic of Germany) by the national associations of travel agents and tour operators of the 6 founding Member States of the Common Market. Other national associations joined ECTAA with the successive enlargements of the European Union.

ECTAA now represents the national associations of travel agents and tour operators of 27 EU Member States, of 2 EU accession countries as well Switzerland and Norway, and 3 international Members .

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Latest press releases

17/01/2018 ECTAA is recruiting a full-time Legal Advisor
ECTAA is looking to recruit a full-time Legal Advisor with a European law and public affairs background for an immediate position to join the team in Brussels

11/01/2018 ECTAA calls on the EU regulator to effectively protect EU passengers against airline insolvencies
Following the record number of airline failures in 2017, ECTAA calls on the EU Commission to introduce an efficient mechanism to protect EU passengers against airline insolvencies. In the last three months 3 important European airlines, notably Air Berlin, Monarch Airlines and NIKI have ceased operations, leaving many passengers stranded abroad and with no real prospects of claiming refund of unused tickets.

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Position Papers
19/06/2017 Open letter to the European Commissioner for 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

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Partnership opportunities
Partnerships in European Tourism
US & China targeted B2B matchmaking events 

Discover how to grow your business internationally 

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Preferred destination
ECTAA's Preferred Destination for 2018 is Tourism Malaysia

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