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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 26 EU Member States, of 2 EU accession countries as well Switzerland and Norway.

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Latest press releases

01/04/2014 NET welcomes Schengen visa simplification
Today the European Commission proposed a package of measures to facilitate Schengen visa processing. Application processes will improve, repeat travel will be facilitated, and a new visa allowing stays longer than 90 days will be introduced.

13/03/2014 Next step in the Data Protection Reform – EU Parliament Plenary Vote of 12 March 2014
The EU Parliament unanimously confirmed its strong support to the European Commission's data protection reform by adopting the reports of MEPs Jan-Philipp Albrecht and Dimitrios Droutsas (LIBE Committee) as the official position of the EU Parliament.

11/03/2014 Package Travel Directive: ECTAA calls on the European Parliament to close the gaps in consumer protection legislation
The European Parliament is about to vote on the 12th of March on the report for a revision of the Package Travel Directive. In July 2013 the European Commission published the long awaited proposal for the revision of the Package Travel Directive.

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Position Papers
The Package Travel Directive was adopted in 1990 and was covering most of the holiday market at the time of its adoption.
However, Consumer patterns have changed over the last 23 years, and new distribution channels have emerged thanks technological developments and the widespread usage of internet. Today, the European Consumer has access to multiple distribution channels from the classical paper brochure to mobile applications.
Taking into consideration these market changes, the European Commission has published a proposal for revision of the Package Travel Directive. 

29/03/11 Position on the proposal for a Directive on EU Passenger Name Records (PNR)
Travel agents and tour operators are involved in the booking and sale of air travel services, which would be subject to the Directive on EU PNR. The Directive proposal provides for the collection of PNR for flights between the EU and third states. It puts obligations on carriers to transfer the data to national authorities, but also refers to travel agents to inform passengers.
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Tourism Link
TOURISMlink is about creating link between smaller local tourism enterprises to improve their competitiveness. This European demonstration will facilitate the flow of information among service suppliers, customers and traditional tourism enterprises, in a B2B environment through the use of modern ICT.

REGISTER & JOIN the TOURISMlink Pilot tests 
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Preferred destination
ECTAA's Preferred destination for 2014 is

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