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

Latest news

02/06/2023 Industry letter to the attention of Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice:
Limiting pre-payments for travel packages will not enhance travellers' protection in the EU 

As Europeans are preparing for their annual summer break, the European Commission is finalizing its impact assessment on a revised Package Travel Directive, which will have big implications for their travel experiencee in the future. 

01/06/2023 ECTAA and Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Tourism Successfully Conclude Webinar Series Promoting Cyprus as a Premier Destination
ECTAA and the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Tourism are happy to announce the successful conclusion of their joint campaign, featuring a captivating webinar series aimed at promoting Cyprus as a premier travel destination. The webinars were specifically tailored for travel agents and advisors who are members of national travel agent associations in Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

31/05/2023 Industry stakeholder statement - Urgent need to review the EU’s proposed VAT platform rules

We acknowledge the ViDA package’s objective of revamping the current VAT structure to align with the changing VAT landscape in the EU, but are concerned that several parts of the proposal are likely to compromise the competitiveness of the European economy and adversely affect EU consumers and smaller service providers and small online travel companies.






World Aviation Festival 2023


After last years’ big success, ECTAA agreed again with Terrapin on a cooperation for the World Aviation Festival 2023. This will take place from 26-28 September in Lisbon.

Like in 2022, ECTAA will once again organize sessions at the Summit day (26 September).





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Whether you are a business traveler or a leisure traveler you can always trust your travel agent


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Interested in a tour operator sustainability management tool? Then join the SUSTOUR project


SUSTOUR is an EU-funded project that aims to foster the capacities and skills of tour operators (SME’s) to implement training, management systems, standards and solutions, which will improve their sustainable management and performance and open up new market opportunities. Interested tour operators can sign up for free training material and reporting. They can also participate in the project and receive funding to help them through the certification process.




Preferred Destination 2022 - Greece


Greece a Year Round Destination 2022

Greece is a fascinating year-round holiday destination in the Mediterranean. With its loving and hospitable locals, its stunning coastlines, beautiful islands, delicious cuisine and high-quality tourism infrastructure offer memorable holidaying throughout the year. There is always more for the visitor to enjoy!


It has been quite a year. A year you’d probably prefer to leave behind and move on. You have waited patiently for better days to come. Now that these days are almost over, you can start dreaming about your next holiday in Greece. A place tailor-made for you. 


Read more about our Preferred Destination 2022 

Special newsletter publications in the frame of ECTAA's semi-annual meeting in Thessaloniki end of November 2022 

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