ECTAA is the group of national travel agents’ and tour operators’ associations within the EU. It actively cooperates with European Union institutions and international organizations to ensure that their interests and special requirements are taken into consideration. ECTAA now represents the national associations of travel agents and tour operators of 27 EU Member States, of 2 EU accession countries as well Switzerland and Norway, and 3 international Members.
ECTAA typically organizes two meetings a year for its Members, International Members and Affiliated Members. In 2016, the 1st meeting took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 25 till 27th May 2016. During the two days, a delegation of 70 CEOs and presidents of travel agents and travel agents’ associations were discussing industry and EU policy developments impacting on the travel trade in Ljubljana, the European Green Capital 2016.
Lars Thykier, the former president of ECTAA and President of the Association Tour Agencies of Denmark added: ”I am very pleased the Annual Meeting took place in Slovenia. I am impressed with the beautiful nature. Slovenia captures everything necessary to become a top tourist destination in Europe.”
Gregor Jamnik, General Manager at Best Western Premier Hotel Slon added: “We are so proud that European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) selected our country and especially our Hotel for such an important meeting. Furthermore, ECTAA declared Slovenia for so-called Preferred Destination of the Year 2016 and we couldn’t be more proud.”
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