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Tourism Stakeholders Warn of ‘Holiday Travel Chaos’ Due to Reintroduction of Restrictions

Tourism stakeholders are warning of a ‘holiday travel chaos’ due to the reintroduction of travel restrictions in response to the new Covid variant Omicron.

Global Travel Agency Associations Agree: Closing Borders is Not the Answer

Global travel agency associations are calling on government leaders around the world to expedite the lifting of all country- and region-specific Covid-19 travel bans.

Travel Sector Tells EU to Not Shorten Covid Vaccine Certificate Validity

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance is calling on the European Commission to not shorten the validity of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC).

EU Digital COVID Certificate Must Be Ready By July 1, Says European Tourism Manifesto

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance is urging EU Member States to ensure swift and effective implementation of the Digital COVID Certificate for travel by July 1 at the latest.

EU Auditors Probe the Protection of Air Passenger Rights During Covid-19

The European Court of Auditors has launched an audit to assess whether the Commission was safeguarding the rights of air passengers during the Covid-19 crisis.

Europe’s Tourism Sector Calls for EU Task Force to Restore Travel

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, a group of more than 60 travel organisations, has called for the creation of Commission-led Task Force to restore freedom of movement.

ECTAA Calls on Airlines to Refund Travel Companies

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) is urging airlines to fulfil their refund obligations.

ECTAA Calls on EU to Revise VAT Rules for Travel Agents

Europe’s travel agents and tour operators are urging the EU to review a set of special VAT rules to meet the demands of the digital era.

Greece Set Example on Opening Tourism for Business in 2020, Says ECTAA

ECTAA has referred to Greece as an example of a country that restored consumer confidence and opened tourism up for business during the Covid-19 pandemic.

ECTAA: 2020, the Year Travel Stopped

This year has been catastrophic for travel companies with turnover down to 20 percent compared to 2019, ECTAA, the European Travel Agent and Tour Operator Association, said in a review of 2020.

Aviation Industry Welcomes EU’s Smart Mobility Plan

Aviation bodies in Europe have welcomed the European Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, which promotes EU's green and digital transformation.

Europe’s Aviation Bodies Commit to Reach Net Zero CO2 Emissions by 2050

Over 20 European aviation associations have come together and announced a joint commitment to work with policy makers to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

Covid-19: Aviation, Tourism Sectors Not Happy with EU Guidance on Travel Restrictions

Aviation and tourism bodies are disappointed with the EU's guidance to member states on better coordinating Covid-19 travel measures.

Greece Βecomes ECTAA’s Preferred Destination

Greece has become the "Preferred Destination" of ECTAA, the European umbrella association of travel agents and tour operators, for the second semester of 2020.

EU Commission Urges Vacationers to Accept Vouchers for Future Travel

Τhe European Commission is encouraging customers to opt for vouchers instead of refunds and consider traveling at a later date, in an attempt to offset losses for the travel industry due to COVID-19.

Greek Travel Agents Urge Penalty-free Cancellations in View of China Virus

Greek travel agents are calling on tourism stakeholders and authorities to jointly formulate a clear action plan in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Europe’s Travel Agents Call on New Commissioner to Ensure Competitiveness

European travel agents are calling on the new Commissioner to work towards achieving a competitive, transparent and sustainable travel market.

Stakeholders Call for ‘Transport and Tourism’ Portfolio in European Commission

Fifty European tourism stakeholders are calling for the European Commission to create a “Transport and Tourism” portfolio.

EU Votes to Protect Consumers, Employees in Bankruptcy Cases

Stronger and better consumer and employee protection in cases of corporate failure is the focus of a resolution which was recently adopted by the European Parliament.

ECTAA Backs EU Parliament Calls for Post-Thomas Cook Support Measures

ECTAA has welcomed a European Parliament decision to support measures that help tourists and tourism businesses address issues created from Thomas Cook's collapse.