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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

14/04/2016 Next step in the EU Data Revolution – Plenary Vote on the EU PNR Directive and Data Protection Package
The EU Parliament adopted the EU PNR Directive and the Data Protection Package during the Plenary Session on 14th April 2016 in Strasbourg. It is a strong signal that EU data protection system will change for good

15/03/2016 Europe's Tourism Sector calls on the LIBE Committee to adopt a smart Schengen Visa Package
The Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism, which gathers the main travel and tourism and trade associations in Europe, is calling on the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) to adopt a smart Schengen Visa package.
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Position Papers
15/10/2014 ECTAA and GEBTA call for the revision of the VAT scheme for travel agents 
ECTAA and GEBTA call on the European Commission and Member States to start a dialogue on the revision of the special VAT scheme for travel agents, as provided for in articles 306-310 of the VAT Directive. The provisions are in dire need of revision as they are outdated (from 1977), resulting in major distortions of competition in the market for the supply of travel services. 
Position and annex

14/11/2013 Position Paper on the Revision of the Package Travel Directive 
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.

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Slovenian Incoming Workshop
Slovenian Incoming Workshop (SIW) is the largest business event in the Slovenian tourism industry. We provide time-efficient and business-efficient meetings for the registered tour operators. We like to form and strengthen partnerships. This year, they will be marked by well-being.

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Preferred destination
ECTAA's Preferred destination for 2016 is Slovenia 

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