Publications

  • EHHA AND ETTSA CALL FOR DEEPER UNDERSTANDING, FAIRER RULES AND PRO-ACTIVE COOPERATION IN CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR SHORT-TERM RENTALS

    The European Holiday Home Association (EHHA) and the European Technology & Travel Services Association (ETTSA) welcome the European Commission conference on the collaborative economy as an opportunity to conclude on the Commission workshops on the collaborative economy in the accommodation sector held during the course of 2017.  EHHA and ETTSA - which together represent the entire short-term rental sector - would like to use the occasion of the Commission conference to pro-actively commit to a roadmap of actions to help create a sustainable future for short-term rentals.

     
    11 Oct 2018
  • ETTSA publishes Industry Guidance for compliance with EU Package Travel Directive

    ETTSA has on 2 July 2018 published detailed Industry Guidance to ease compliance with the EU's Package Travel Directive, in light of a serious lack of regulatory clarity and legal certainty.

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    02 Jul 2018
  • Expert study shows direct bookings are not cheaper for hotels

    New evidence shows that shifting consumers from indirect to direct channel has no measurable impact on hotels’ costs, but could impact occupancy rates.

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    Download the related Report “The Economic Impact of OTAs in the EU” (Oxford Economics)

     

    02 May 2018
  • Expert study refutes airline claims that direct distribution is less expensive

    A research report prepared by Infrata, aviation economists, during 2016-2017. It makes a comparison in real terms of the cost of direct vs indirect distribution of airfares. The report has been supported by the European Federation of Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations (ECTAA) and the European Technology & Travel Services Association (ETTSA).

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    24 Oct 2017
  • Airline consolidation limits competition and reduces consumer choice, study confirms

    A research report prepared by GRA, aviation economists, during 2016-2017. It analyses 72 academic, scientific and industry reports from the period 1961-2016 covering the airline industry in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. The report has been supported by the European Federation of Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations (ECTAA), the European Passengers' Federation (EPF), the European Technology & Travel Services Association (ETTSA) and air passenger watchdog Friendly Flying.

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    11 Oct 2017
  • Consumer views on booking airline tickets

    The European Federation of Travel Agents and Tour Operators Associations (ECTAA), the European Passengers' Federation (EPF) and the European Technology & Travel Services Association (ETTSA) supported a survey, conducted by Brunswick Insight, of 1000 air travellers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium in June 2016. The survey inquired inter alia about consumers' views of transparency of airfare information and comparison shopping.

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    12 Jul 2016
  • Independent Travel Distribution Explained

    ETTSA and the European branch of the Global Business Travel Association  (GBTA) teamed up to produce an entertaining video showing how far technology has come in giving consumers the power to choose the best and most economical way to travel, and the need to protect those benefits.

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    08 Nov 2011
  • Socio-Economic Study: Technology and Independent Distribution in the European Travel Industry

    Online travel and the technology that powers travel distribution have revolutionised the European travel industry, maintaining strong growth prospects despite tough economic conditions, according to a study by industry authority PhoCusWright. The first-of-its-kind report commissioned by ETTSA shows how independent travel distribution has stimulated pricing transparency and eased consumer access to travel product and pricing information for airfares, hotel rooms, car rental and other travel products, and promoted growth and innovation.

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    30 Sep 2010