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EU Agrees on Stricter Privacy Rules, Sharing Passenger Data

Companies breaking privacy regulations will be slapped with fines of up to 4 percent of their annual turnover following a European Parliament vote in Strasbourg, of a tougher data protection law for Europe’s citizens.

Travel Agents See High Interest for Greece at ITB 2016

A tourism delegation of Greek travel agents visited Berlin during the ITB trade show on March 9-13 to promote Greece, exhibit their services and discuss partnerships with foreign tour operators.

PPP in Tourism to Boost Growth, Create Jobs in Europe

Public and private tourism players have joined forces for the first time and are calling on the European Union to do more for the growth of the sector through the “Tourism for Growth and Jobs Manifesto”.

Spanish, Greek Travel Agents Discuss Creation of Mediterranean Union

Strengthening existing ties and boosting Spanish tourism to Greece through new products topped the agenda of a meeting on Tuesday, between the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) and the Business Federation of Regional Associations of Spanish Travel Agencies...

European Private Entrepreneurs in Tourism Call for Policies that Foster Industry’s Competitiveness

Unless Europe is competitive in terms of tax and regulatory regime, destination appeal, perceptions of value and visa facilitation, its tourism growth will continue to lose out, according to NET, the Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism.

Basque Country Welcomes Travel Agency Unions to Talk Tourism in November

The Basque Country will host the 3rd Summit of Travel Agencies Associations in Euskadi, on November 4-6 with the opening ceremony to kick off at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

Europe’s Tourism Stakeholders Call for Smarter EU Visa Policy

CLIA Europe and ECTAA have called on the EU to bring more flexibility to the EU Visa Code in order to facilitate the entry of legitimate tourists and travellers from third countries into Europe whilst maintaining the current high level of security.

Debate: VAT Rate on Hotels in Greece

The hotly debated value-added-tax (VAT) rate issue has been the main topic of discussion among tourism professional circles for the past months in Greece.

Travel Agency Body Chiefs to Meet in Basque Country in November

The heads of the trade bodies representing travel agencies worldwide will meet in Euskadi, Basque Country, on November 4-6, for the 3rd Summit of Travel Agencies Associations.

ECTAA: Tourism Industry Needs Certainty About Upcoming VAT Reform in Greece

European tour operators and travel agents have called on the negotiating parties for the Greek bailout program to make a decision, without further delay, on the future VAT rates for tourism services in Greece.

Formation of Tourism Intergroup at European Parliament Receives Applause from Sector

The tourism industry across Europe has applauded the recent formation of a new Intergroup by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on the subject of Tourism.
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Tour Operators And Travel Agents Called To Join “112” Emergency Number Campaign

The European Commission and The European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations (ECTAA) are asking tour operators and travel agents to promote the pan-European emergency number “112” on their websites, on e-tickets, and at major tourist destinations.

ECTAA Sees Recovery Of Greek Tourism

“The European markets are receiving optimistic messages in regards to the recovery of Greek tourism,” President of the European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Associations (ECTAA) Irene Gueorguieva said at a dinner held during the 102nd ECTAA Biannual Meeting in Athens last...

Tourism Crisis Not Critical

European Union travel agencies may be suffering somewhat financially, but for the moment the repercussions from the September terrorism attack are not near as bad as first anticipated, said Carl Axel Rheborg, president of ECTAA, which is the group of national agents and tour...