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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

24/10/2017 Expert study airline claim that direct distribution is less expensive
New evidence shows that inceasing so-called "direct" bookings does not reduce costs for airlines, sugggesting the true motive of some airlines is to curtail consumer access to independent, neutral booking channels.

19/10/2017 Transport connectivity and multimodal transport key for seamless travel and tourism
Transport connectivity and intermodality are critical success factors for the European Tourism Sector. From a travel agency perspective, a lot still needs to be done to improve connectivity and ensure seamless door-to-door multimodal transport.

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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

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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 2017 is Turismo Centro do Portugal

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