The Council agreed a “general approach” on reform of the directive at a meeting on Thursday and confirmed: “The revised directive will extend the current protection for traditional pre-arranged packages to combinations of separate travel services . . . sold online.” The European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA), which represents leading OTAs including Expedia, warned the directive would be “damaging”. Christoph Klenner, secretary-general of ETTSA, said: “It tries to shoehorn any type of arrangement between online traders into a framework designed for traditional tour operators in the 1990s.” Get the full story at Travolution