The European Tour Operators Association was founded in 1989 by a group of tour operators who wanted representation in Europe. After 20 years ETOA still remains the only trade association offering European level representation for the interests of inbound and intra-European tour operators, wholesalers and their European suppliers.
Today, ETOA is the voice of European Inbound Travel, with over 500 Members.
► To influence European tourism legislation so that it ensures members are provided with a viable environment in which to do business
► To keep members informed of the latest developments in the issues that affect their business
► To create commercial opportunities between buyers and sellers in the travel industry and act as a forum for cooperation between members
ETOA full members include leading International Tour Operators, Online Travel Agents and Wholesalers whose business is to bring passengers into Europe. ETOA also has a strong membership of leading European suppliers (Associate Members) including individual hotels, hotel groups, tourist attractions, ground handlers, technology systems and services, transport providers, tourist boards and other tourism services.