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The travel industry

Created in 1945, LES ENTREPRISES DU VOYAGE (formerly SNAV) is the interlocutor of the public authorities for all the professions it represents :

  • Travel in France,
  • Tour operators,
  • Distributors and Travel Assemblers,
  • Business travel,
  • Group travel organisers,
  • Organisers of seminars, congresses, incentives, fairs and exhibitions,
  • Youth travel.

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Key figures :

  • 1,600 companies, 3,650 sales outlets
  • 9 regional delegations
  • 7 technical commissions
  • 8 delegations
  • 1 training centre: TravelPro formations, created jointly with the APST.
  • 150 elected volunteers who participate in the work of the organisation.
  • 11 permanent employees.

Its objective :

to support the development of companies through its representation, studies and training activities :

  • Attentive and vigilant with regard to the future and changes in the professions, LES ENTREPRISES DU VOYAGE has developed strong relations with the public authorities.
  • It is the employers’ representative body for the sector and as such negotiates with the social partners on behalf of all companies in the sector.
  • It acts at the European level: it is a founding member of ECTAA – European Confederation of Travel Agents’ Associations.
  • It is committed by agreement, for the entire profession, to the national carriers (Air France /SNCF) and IATA.
  • It assists its members in the following areas: legal, social, tax, relations with IATA, financial guarantees, etc.
  • It intervenes in disputes between professionals, and for the defence of the consumer in the context, for example, of airline bankruptcies.
  • In partnership with the APST, he initiated the creation of the TravelPro formations training centre.
  • In the context of relations with consumers, it initiated the creation of the Tourism and Travel Mediation.
  • By contributing to the deciphering and analysis of tourism issues, he is considered a key contact for the media.
  • Since June 2017, LES ENTREPRISES DU VOYAGE is a founding member of the Confederation of Tourism Actors with 13 other representative professional organisations and associations of the tourism sector.

It’s Missions :

1. Represent

At the European and global levels:

  • In the Commission and the European Parliament.

  • As a member of ECTAA:

At national level:

  • With the Government and parliamentarians.

  • With IATA, the SNCF Financial Committee, the C.C.A.V., the B.A.R.

  • With national employers’ organisations, MEDEF, CGPME, CSAC.

  • With Atout France.

At the local level :

  • Through the regional delegations.

  • With the Regional Tourism Committees, Departmental Tourism Agencies and/or Departmental Tourism Committees, Tourist Offices and Tourist Information Centres, hotel and restaurant federations, etc.

2. Advisor

LES ENTREPRISES DU VOYAGE responds to its members’ requests in the following areas

Legal : liability, transport, consumer affairs, customer and supplier relations, sales documents, IT law and personal data.

Social : social relations in the company, employment contracts.

Tax : VAT, tax-related issues.

3. Defend and act

With the public authorities on :

  • The evolution of the legislation

  • Financial security

  • Professional liability insurance (PII)

  • Adjustment of the taxation system

  • VAT/taxation

  • Educational content of tourism-related diplomas

With major suppliers :

  • Rail transport

  • Airline companies

  • Shipping companies

  • GDS

  • Insurers

  • Car rental companies

With trade unions on :

  • The collective agreement

  • The status of guides

  • The salary scale

  • Training agreement (Personal Training Account)

4. Communicate

To members, media and the general public :

  • Via the websites :, and, social networks, newsletters and notes to members, trade fairs and general public as well as through specific communication campaigns (Radio, Press).

  • Via the crisis unit

Train members on changes in the professions : In order to meet the new requirements in terms of training in the tourism sector, LES ENTREPRISES DU VOYAGE and APST have created TravelPro formations, the Training Centre for Tourism Professionals in Paris and the regions:

The 5 commitments of NED

The members of the Travel Companies must respect the following 5 commitments for the consumer :

1. Access to the offer

We guarantee you access to the widest range of products and services, best suited to your needs, in the branch, by telephone or via the Internet.

2. Transparency and benevolence

You select the trip best suited to your needs. Because the travel agent will quickly identify your desires and respond to them.

3. An offer in line with the market

We ensure that you get the most comprehensive offers in France and around the world at the right price.

4. Professionals at your service

We ensure that you have a reliable and efficient contact person in all circumstances, even at the other end of the world, before, during and after your trip.

5. A powerful network

With more than 1,700 registered companies, you have a local contact person, wherever he or she may be, throughout France.