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ITFT- UFTAA

  1. 1. UFTAA UNITED FEDERATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS ASSOCIATION
  2. 2. Creation & Name The United Federation Of Travel Agents Associations •Called “ UFTAA” •UFTAA was created in Rome (Italy )‫‏‬ •Date:November 22, 1966.
  3. 3. UFTAA = IFTA+ UOTAA International Federation Of Travel Agencies + Universal Organization Of Travel Agent Association
  4. 4. QUICK FACTS • UFTAA started its operation as a Confederation on January 1st, 2003. • In 1989, coming from Brussels, UFTAA set up its General Secretariat in the Principality of Monaco.
  5. 5. President of UFTAA Mr. Mario BEVACQUA Vice President of UFTAA Mr. Patrick Mwale
  6. 6. • Represents Travel Agents and Tour Operators views • Consults with other international organizations such as • (IATA) • (IH&RA) • International Union of Railways (IUR), • International Road Union (IRU) • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
  7. 7. • Has consultative status with the UN/NGO/ECOSOC, • Works closely with other world bodies such as UNESCO, WHO etc. for a sustainable and responsible tourism • UFTAA is an affiliate member of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) and its Business Council (WTOBC)
  8. 8. MEMBERS • Represents 114 National Associations and additional Affiliate members in a total of 121 countries.
  9. 9. MISSION •To be an International Forum…. where matters affecting the world travel industry are addressed.
  10. 10. • Representing and Defending the interests of ….. Incoming Tour Operators, Travel & Tourism Agencies before the government bodies, suppliers and other entities on International scope..
  11. 11. •To strengthen its members image and enhance the world travel and tourism industry as a sustainable industry.
  12. 12. FUNCTIONS • To unite and consolidate the Federations of Travel Agents’ National Associations and to globally enhance the interests of their members • To represent the travel agents’ activities before various world-wide bodies, governmental authorities and suppliers • To work towards the adoption of measures that will ease travel for the consumer and to offer services to its member federations
  13. 13. • Investigation and information Centre • To offer, as a voluntary mechanism, an arbitration service which assists in solving conflicts resulting from commercial relations for which amicable settlement cannot be reached • To organize a world congress of travel agents and other meetings necessary to the exchange and transmission of knowledge.
  14. 14. Legal Status UFTAA is a non profit Confederati on of internation al scope, under Monaco Law.
  15. 15. Languages •The legal reference language is French. •UFTAA official languages are French, English & Spanish
  16. 16. UFTAA Regions •There are nine regions: •Region 1 Latin America •Region 2 North America & Caribbean •Region 3 Europe 1 •Region 4 Europe 2 •Region 5 Africa 1
  17. 17. • Region 6 Africa 2 • Region 7 Middle East & North America. • Region 8 South Asia • Region 9 Asia / Pacific
  18. 18. Who can be its members? • Travel agencies • Hotels • Tourist offices and other stakeholders of the travel and tourism industry
  19. 19. About UFTAA Members Affiliates This category includes individual travel agencies, hotels, tourist offices and, stakeholders of the tourism and travel industry. Members: This category includes the national or regional associations of travel and/or tourism.

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