ECTAA, Group of National Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations within the EU

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

400,000€ - 499,999€

Financial year: Apr 2021 - Mar 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

4

High-level Commission meetings

14

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    ECTAA, Group of National Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations within the EU   (ECTAA)

    EU Transparency Register

    88072891086-36 First registered on 06 Feb 2009

    Goals / Remit

    ECTAA is representing European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations. It counts among its membership associations of 27 Member States of the European Union as well as associations of Serbia, UK, Norway and Switzerland. All together, ECTAA represents some 80,000 European undertakings.

    Main EU files targeted

    Package Travel Directive
    Passenger Regulations
    Data Protection
    Visa Package
    VAT
    Passenger Name Record (PNR)
    Competition issues
    Insurance Mediation
    Collaborative Economy/Platforms
    Digital Single Market

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue Dautzenberg, 36
    Brussels 1050
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue Dautzenberg, 36
    Brussels 1050
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    4

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%4

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    3

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    4 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 02 Dec 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Benoît CHANTOIN 22 Jun 2022 21 Jun 2023
    Mr Christian MOELLER 15 Jun 2022 14 Jun 2023
    Ms Frederika RUSSE 15 Jun 2022 14 Jun 2023
    Mr Eric DRESIN 11 Jun 2022 09 Jun 2023
    Mr Christian MOELLER 04 Jun 2021 03 Jun 2022
    Mr Christian MÖLLER 04 Jun 2021 03 Jun 2022
    Mr Eric DRESIN 02 Jun 2021 01 Jun 2022
    Mr Benoît CHANTOIN 02 Jun 2021 01 Jun 2022
    Ms Frederika RUSSE 02 Jun 2021 01 Jun 2022
    Mr Benoît CHANTOIN 15 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2021
    Ms Frederika RUSSE 14 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2021
    Mr Eric DRÉSIN 19 Nov 2019 30 Nov 2020
    Mr Christian MÖLLER 18 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2020
    Ms Frederika RUSSE 15 Jan 2019 14 Jan 2020
    Mr Michel DE BLUST 15 Jan 2019 14 Jan 2020
    Mr Benoît CHANTOIN 15 Jan 2019 14 Jan 2020
    Mr Christian MÖLLER 04 Jul 2018 03 Jul 2019
    Ms Frederika RUSSE 15 Jan 2018 11 Jan 2019
    Mr Michel DE BLUST 15 Jan 2018 11 Jan 2019
    Mr Benoît CHANTOIN 15 Jan 2018 11 Jan 2019
    Ms Ewa Grabiak 25 Apr 2017 18 Apr 2018
    Ms Frederika RUSSE 23 Jan 2017 17 Jan 2018
    Mr Michel DE BLUST 23 Jan 2017 17 Jan 2018
    Mr Benoît CHANTOIN 23 Jan 2017 17 Jan 2018
    Ms Frederika RUSSE 20 Jan 2016 19 Jan 2017
    Mr Michel DE BLUST 20 Jan 2016 19 Jan 2017
    Ms Ewa Grabiak 20 Jan 2016 19 Jan 2017
    Mr Benoît CHANTOIN 10 Dec 2015 08 Dec 2016
    Ms Frederika RUSSE 21 Jan 2015 19 Jan 2016
    Mrs Frederika RUSSE 21 Jan 2015 19 Jan 2016
    Mr Michel DE BLUST 21 Jan 2015 19 Jan 2016
    Ms Ewa Grabiak 21 Jan 2015 19 Jan 2016
    Mr Benoît CHANTOIN 08 Nov 2014 06 Nov 2015
    Mrs Frederika RUSSE 30 Jan 2014 28 Jan 2015
    Mr Michel DE BLUST 30 Jan 2014 28 Jan 2015
    Ms Ewa Grabiak 30 Jan 2014 28 Jan 2015
    Mr Benoît CHANTOIN 09 Nov 2013 07 Nov 2014
    Mr Samuel Laurinkari 01 Mar 2013 27 Feb 2014
    Mrs Frederika RUSSE 27 Feb 2013 25 Feb 2014
    Mr Michel DE BLUST 27 Feb 2013 25 Feb 2014
    Mrs Isabelle Jane LEROY 07 Feb 2012 28 Feb 2013
    Mrs Frederika RUSSE 07 Feb 2012 28 Feb 2013
    Mrs France PIERRET 07 Feb 2012 28 Feb 2013
    Mr Michel DE BLUST 07 Feb 2012 28 Feb 2013

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    ECTAA is Member of NET, the Network of European Private Enterpreneurs in the Tourism sector (http://net-tourism.eu), and WTAAA, World Travel Agents Associations' Alliance (www.wtaaa.org)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Apr 2021 - Mar 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant SUSTOUR 20,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Multimodal Passenger Mobility Forum#E03826#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3826 #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#Telematic Applications for Passengers (TAP) Steering Committee#E02689#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2689 #Observer #C#Professionals#Stakeholder expert group to support the application of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Directive (2015/2302)#E03617#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3617 #Member #C#Industry, SMEs

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Tourism Task Force
    COVID-19 pandemic: lessons learned and recommendations for the future

    Other activities

    ECTAA monitors European legislative and non legislative initiatives, which may affect European travel agents and tour operators. Among others, we focus on matters in relation to consumer policy, internal market, transport, tourism, taxation and sustainability.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    14 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 08 Jul 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject EU Digital COVID Certificate
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Commission
      • Didier Reynders (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 01 Jul 2021 Location Brussels (Teams)
      Subject EU COVID Certificate
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 01 Jul 2021 Location online meeting
      Subject Implementation Covid Certificate
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Margaritis Schinas
      Portfolio Promoting the European Way of Life
      Commission
      • Despina Spanou (Cabinet member)
      • Maria-Myrto Kanellopoulou (Cabinet member)
      • Chris Uregian (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Mar 2021 Location Conference call
      Subject ECTAA presentation of their position paper on Strategy for restart of travel and tourism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Pablo Fabregas Martinez (Cabinet member)
      • Gaëlle Michelier (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Mar 2021 Location video conferencing
      Subject consumer protection and the application of the Package Travel Directive (PTD); exchange of views and update by ECTAA on the current situation for travel agents; possible solutions to prevent further damage to their businesses.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Commission
      • Isabelle Perignon (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Nov 2020 Location Conference call
      Subject Follow up meeting to discuss latest developments in the sector.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Gaëlle Michelier (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 15 Apr 2020 Location videoconference
      Subject impact of COVID-19 on the sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Commission
      • Geneviève Tuts (Cabinet member)
      • Didier Reynders (Commissioner)
      • Isabelle Perignon (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Apr 2020 Location Video Conference
      Subject Impact of Covid-19 crises on Tourism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Gaelle Garnier (Cabinet member)
      • Valere Moutarlier (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Apr 2020 Location video-conferencing
      Subject impact COVID-19 on consumers
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Commission
      • Isabelle Perignon (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Mar 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Representative actions and Package travel
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Commission
      • Eduard Hulicius (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jan 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting with Mr DE BLUST and Ms Ewa GRABIAK
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Blaz Pongracic (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Sep 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Common rules for the operation of air services, Computerised Reservation System
      Commission
      • Henrik Hololei (Director-General)
    • Date 22 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting with representatives of ECTAA (Group of European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations within the EU)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Commissioner)
    • Date 27 Mar 2015 Location Bruxelles
      Subject Package travel Directive
      Commission
      • Paraskevi Michou (Acting Director-General)
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