The European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations
The European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations
The European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations
The European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations
The European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations

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14/06/2024 ECTAA announces Frank Oostdam as President

Frank Oostdam from the Dutch Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ANVR) has been reelected today as President of ECTAA for the period 2024-2026. ECTAA, the European umbrella organization for travel agents and tour operators, is pleased to announce the re-election of Frank Oostdam as President for a second consecutive two-year term. In addition to Oostdam's re-election, the ECTAA representatives elected Heli Mäki-Fränti from Finland as Vice-President and Jan Van Steen from Belgium as Treasurer


26/04/2024 Macau becomes the “Preferred Destination” of European Travel Agents and Tour Operators for 2025

ECTAA and the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) agreed today to make Macau ECTAA’s preferred destination in 2025. ECTAA will help promoting Macau as a unique travel destination to ECTAA members and beyond.
With its stunning blend of Portuguese and Chinese culture, world-class resorts, and vibrant nightlife, Macau offers a unique experience for travellers seeking adventure and luxury. Its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site also adds to its allure, attracting history enthusiasts from around the globe. Good arguments are a many to convince European travellers to come in Macau.


11/04/2024 Mize joins ECTAA Travel Industry Partner Programme
ECTAA is pleased to announce the addition of Mize to its Travel Industry Partner Program. This new partnership marks a significant milestone in ECTAA's mission to foster collaboration and innovation within the travel sector. Mize, known for its innovative solutions and commitment to enhancing customer experiences, brings its knowledge and technological expertise to the program. As a Travel Industry Partner, Mize will play an important role in shaping the future of travel by sharing insights, participating in strategic discussions, and contributing to the development of initiatives aimed at driving the industry forward





ECTAA Travel Industry Ambassador Programme


With the support of our Industry Partners





Preferred Destination 2024 - Bulgaria


Bulgaria - Your exciting adventure or a wonderful tale...


#DiscoverBulgaria#Find Your Story


Positioned on the crossroad between Europe and Asia, Bulgaria is the treasury that combines Thracian, Byzantine and Roman culture.

Bulgarian lands enjoy the magnificence of four different seasons – fragrant spring, hot summer, golden fruit-bearing autumn and snowy winter. Each season is splendid and brings different types of entertainment - for those who are fans of extreme sports, for those who appreciate good taverns and colourful festivals, for the ones who seek unique natural landmarks and ancient culture…

A wonderful combination of nature, ancient culture, healing springs and warm sea… Eyes and heart would be enough to taste the incredible colour of the Balkans, the magical variegation of the Koukers festivals, the motley national costumes, the songs from the Rhodope Mountains and the astonishing beauty of Bulgarian nature. 


Bulgaria is famous for its 600 healing mineral water springs. Another main advantage is that the bioclimate and the balneological resources are in rare combinations known as mountain combination and sea combination. The mixture of wonderful nature and modern Spa-complexes contributes to Bulgaria being a preferred Spa and wellness destination.

Important stop points in your trips in Bulgaria are the unique cultural monuments of UNESCO. Boyana Church and its exquisite wall-paintings, Madara Rider – the largest rock -relief in Europe, Tomb of Kazanlak – emblematic monument of the Thracian culture, Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo – impressive stone complex, Thracian Tomb in Sveshtari, Rila Monastery, Old town of Nessebar…

Bulgarians value tasty cuisine, delicious dishes, good wine and grape brandy (rakia). What they value even more is the sharing of these pleasures with friends. What awaits you includes a fine mixture of delicious culinary dishes, tastes and scents that are difficult to describe and wonderful presence of a lovely garden full of flowers or sight of a mountain spreading as far as the eyes can see. Bulgarian yoghurt has an extremely favourable effect on human health. It balances the micro-flora of the stomach, removes the harmful substances and strengthens the immune system. Its origin dates back to the Thracian times some 4000 years B.C.

Bulgaria is famous for its wine. Southern sun, fruit-bearing soil, old traditions originating to the Thracians and a lot of diligence and love are the reason for the Bulgarian wine to be known and highly valued worldwide. Vine-growers pay special attention to the typical Bulgarian sorts of wine. The oldest sort is called Mavrud, which has been around since ancient times and is unique to Bulgaria. The local sorts, “Wide Melnik Vine”, “Cabernet Sauvignon” and “Merlot”, are grown in the Struma river valley. The produced wine is characterized with warm southern tones in the aroma and depth of taste.

Vistosha, Rila, Pirin and the Rhodope mountains, and near them the impressive shape of the Balkan Range. There are also other mountains – smaller in size, but perfectly suitable for a walk. If you start counting the Bulgarian mountains you may count as many as 37 mountains… Rock climbing, rafting, trekking, gliding, mountain biking… If you look for adventures and extreme experiences, Bulgarian mountains will offer these to you to the maximum. 


The winter resorts of Bulgaria - Modern infrastructure, excellent ski racing tracks, lifts, comfortable tea houses and restaurants, and skilled ski instructors will make your winter vacation unforgettable. The ski tracks of the Bulgarian winter resorts host European and world championships for different winter sports. Along with the excellent conditions for sports there are also wonderful opportunities for relaxation in the recreational Spa and wellness complexes of the neighbouring hotels.

The Bulgarian seaside is a magical place! Here warm sea joins caressing sun and ancient culture… The beach has fine sand and gradually sinks in the embrace of the sea. Sunlight is beautiful and is in a large dose here. If we add to this splendour the luxury of the new hotel complexes and the comfort of the small seaside towns and villages then the scene is complete…

Yachts, golf, sandy beaches and an infinite desire to enjoy life! Open your heart and eyes for the hot charm of the Black Sea resorts where the party never ends. And be sure to find time to visit Sozopol, Balchik and cape Kaliakra – romantic stop points in your vacation.

We can tell you much more about Bulgaria, about its hospitability. But that would not be enough! You should come here yourself and create your own story seeing with your eyes and feeling with your heart. Find new emotions, taste various dishes and wine, hear the enchanting national songs… Later, you will come back home with a heart full of love. And when the desire for going to Bulgaria starts haunting your mind again – do not hesitate…




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