The Association

FATTA is a registered non-profit employers’ association set-up to promote, service and represent the interests of the Travel & Tourism Industry.

Our Goal

The major role of FATTA is to keep a close and constant watch on developments in the field of travel and tourism in general, giving advice to Government on legislative, commercial and related matters and intervening in the interest of its members and the nation whenever necessary.

Aims & Objectives

The principal objectives for which the Association is established is to act on behalf of members, groups of members or all members, on their request, in the regulation of relations between employers and employees as an employers’ association.


FATTA is registered as a full member of ECTAA – The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association, as well as a full member of UFTAA – United Federation of Travel Agents Associations.


Incoming Tourism Operators Directorate –  (ITOD)

Destination Management Companies

Destination Management Companies Directorate – (DMCD)

Destination Wedding Planners

Destination Wedding Planners Directorate – (DWPD)

Outgoing Tour Operators

Outgoing Tour Operators Directorate – (OTOD)

Outgoing Travel Agents

Outgoing Travel Agents Directorate – (OTAD)

The European travel agents and tour operators call for pragmatism and flexible application of the refund rules

Covid-19 has brought travel and tourism to a standstill. Travel agents and tour operators call on the European Commission to allow a more flexible application of the European rules on package travel. Each day the Covid-19 outbreak is further slowing down the European economy. The unavoidable decisions to contain the corona pandemic are severely restricting…

ECTAA files antitrust complaint against IATA

On Friday 24 May 2019, the European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association filed a complaint against the airline trade association IATA with the European competition authority for breach of articles 101 and 102 of the EU Treaty. This follows years of failed negotiations with IATA to modernize the distribution programme and make it more…


The Federated Association of Travel & Tourism Agents (FATTA) welcomes the establishment of Malta Air and its acquisition as a Malta based subsidiary of Ryanair. In addition to increased connectivity and an increased Malta based fleet, the initiative is also positive as it should boost the growing aviation industry by increasing the number of commercial…

Cancelled travels: the European Commission invites customers to consider travel at a later date rather than getting a refund

The European Commission has published this morning an information note on clarifying rights of package travel customers in the context of mass cancellation of travel. ECTAA welcomes this updated information note on the rights of package travel customers, but still hopes for more. Brussels 19 March 2020. In an effort to contain the covid-19 spread,…