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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.

ECTAA Announces Eric Drésin as New Secretary General

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) has appointed Eric Drésin as its new Secretary General.

Passengers Need Protection Against Airline Failures, Says ECTAA

There is a lack of adequate consumer protection against airline failures, according to the European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Association (ECTAA).

European Travel Agents Charge IATA with Ticket Distribution Abuse

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) has lodged a complaint against IATA for restricting competition in the market for air ticket distribution.

ECTAA Calls on Commission to Protect EU Air Passengers

Following a record number of airline failures in 2017, ECTAA is calling on the European Commission to protect EU passengers against airline insolvencies.

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.

European Travel Professionals Express Concern on Possible ‘Hasty’ Hotel VAT Hike in Greece

Tour operators and travel agents in Europe have joined Greek tourism professionals in their request to the Greek Government to not increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent.

Travel Package Directive: European Council Agrees on “General Approach”, Industry Professionals Express Concern

The Council of the European Union has agreed on a "general approach" for the reform of the Travel Package Directive, amending the European Commission’s earlier proposals. The "general approach" is on the basis of a compromise text prepared by the Italian Presidency.

ECTAA and HOTREC Strongly Disapprove of Rushed Agreement of Package Travel Directive

The European Council will adopt a general approach on the revision of the Package Travel Directive during the Competitiveness Council held on Thursday. The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) and HOTREC, the European association representing the...