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Profile of registrant

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

Identification number in the register: 88072891086-36
Registration date: 06/02/09 13:42:13

The information on this organisation was last modified on 12/01/15 08:52:27
The date of the last annual update was 12/01/15 08:52:27

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: ECTAA, Group of National Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations within the EU
Acronym: ECTAA
Legal status: International Non Profit Organisation
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Michel de Blust
Position: Secretary General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Michel de Blust
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 36 Rue Dautzenberg 
Brussels 1050
Telephone number: (+32) 26443450
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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, Montenegro, Norway and Switzerland. All together, ECTAA represents some 80,000 European undertakings.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Michel DE BLUST 21/01/15 19/01/16
Benoît CHANTOIN 08/11/14 06/11/15
Ewa Grabiak 21/01/15 19/01/16
Frederika RUSSE 21/01/15 19/01/16


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

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.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Taxation
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

ECTAA is Member of NET, the Network of European Private Enterpreneurs in the Tourism sector.

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2011 - 03/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 400,000 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 14,000 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.