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ECTAA: EU Package Travel Directive Must Be Revised to Better Protect Travellers Rights

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) is urging the EU to strengthen travellers rights in areas not addressed by the existing Package Travel Directive.

Greece Looking to Increase Tourist Flow from Poland

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis is on an official visit to Poland, looking to increase Greece’s share of Polish tourists.

ECTAA: Safe Travel is Possible this Summer

ECTAA is calling for a travel restart plan focused on a common approach of risk-based travel restrictions, based on testing and health certificates.

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.

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.

European Travel Agents Send Message from Athens: ‘Traveling is Safe’

European travel agents’ and tour operators’ recently met in Athens and sent the message that traveling is safe in Covid-19 times if hygiene safety measures are respected.

European Travel Agents and Tour Operators to Meet in Athens

The European Travel Agents & Tour Operators Association (ECTAA) will hold its annual meeting in Athens during October 8-9.

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.

Airlines, Travel Agents Say EU Covid-19 Guidelines for Vouchers are ‘Confusing’

Europe’s airlines and travel agents said that the Commission's recommendations for travel in Covid-19 times are confusing, unclear and non-binding.

ECTAA: Concrete Actions Only Way for Tourism Value Chain to Continue

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) is asking for concrete actions so that the tourism value chain can continue to operate after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

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.

ECTAA Calls for More Flexible Refund Rules for Package Travel

As Covid-19 has brought tourism to a standstill, European travel agents and tour operators are calling for a more flexible application of refund rules for package travel.

Covid-19: ECTAA Applauds Commission’s Acknowledgement of Travel and Tourism

ECTAA has applauded the European Commission's acknowledgement of the immense damages the coronavirus outbreak has caused to the travel and tourism industry.

German Travel Association DRV to Hold 2020 Conference in Greece

The German Travel Association (DRV) will hold its high-profile annual conference in Greece this year.

European Travel Industry Calls for Measures in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

ECTAA is calling upon the European Commission to set-up an official working group with the travel industry on coronavirus issues.

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.
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