It represents the interests of its members on a national and international level, is actively involved in shaping the economic framework and lobbies for political, economic and public interests.
The Guarantee Fund of the Swiss Travel Industry will reimburse you any monies paid for package tours in the event of bankruptcy or insolvency of your contractual partner prior to departure. In the event of insolvency after departure, the Guarantee Fund will pay the return travel costs if the service provider fails to meet its obligations.
ETOA works to enable a fair and sustainable business environment, so that Europe remains competitive and appealing for residents and visitors. With over 1100 members representing most areas of the industry, ETOA is a powerful voice at local, national and European levels. ETOA welcomes a range of tour operators and European suppliers from global brands to independent businesses.
USTOA was founded in 1972 by a small group of California tour operators concerned about tour operator bankruptcies. These founding members recognized the need for a unified voice to protect the traveling public, as well as to represent the interests of tour operators.