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26 March 2020 - 19:10
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,...
 
26 March 2020 - 19:06
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...
 
21 June 2019 - 13:44
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...
 
27 May 2019 - 10:53
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...
 
25 September 2018 - 13:07
Travel and tourism agents are extremely concerned by the impact on their operations resulting from newly introduced free school transport system. Several key coach operators have advised tourism agents that their coaches are no longer available before 9:00am and between 1:45pm and 4:00pm on school days, causing havoc on full day and afternoon excursion programmes....
 
18 January 2018 - 10:46
  Following the record number of airline failures in 2017, ECTAA calls on the EU Commission to introduce an efficient mechanism to protect EU passengers against airline insolvencies. ECTAA calls on the EU Commission to introduce an efficient mechanism to protect EU passengers against airline insolvencies. In the last three months 3 important European airlines,...
 
18 January 2018 - 10:31
  Travel and Tourism Agents are extremely concerned with the current situation at Air Malta especially in the light of recent statements reported in the media regarding the airline’s future related to the stalemate in ongoing the dispute with the pilots’ union. Notwithstanding it’s dubious future, Air Malta continues to aggressively promote early bookings, collecting...
 
2 May 2017 - 13:38
Tourism stakeholders call on the Malta Tourism Authority to confirm or deny the report that appeared in the local media that it has given a sponsorship of €1 million to a private business airline. The Federated Association of Travel & Tourism Agents (FATTA) strongly objects to any such type of sponsorship which appears manifestly beyond...
 
1 November 2016 - 17:29
FATTA is calling on Government and the Malta Tourism Authority to deny press reports implying that customers who suffered losses from the bankruptcy of Fantasy Tours will be compensated by the recently launched insolvency fund. The Legal Notice setting up the fund clearly states that the fund will only cover bookings made from the date...
 
26 October 2016 - 11:35
What is the scope of this Fund? The purpose of these regulations is to set-up an Insolvency Fund to provide security for the refund of all payments made by or on behalf of travellers insofar as the relevant services are not performed as a consequence of the organiser’s insolvency, including repatriation where applicable. The fund shall be managed and...