Momondo Group is the only high tech travel business involved as a founding member of the European Tech Alliance.
The alliance has been created “to share our collective experience with policymakers and challenge mindsets about Europe, technology and the internet,” according to group president and Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström.
European Commission vice-president Andrus Ansip, who is leading its digital single market strategy, endorsed the creation of the alliance.
Momondo’s chief executive, Hugo Burge, said: “Our businesses boast a terrifically diverse assortment of digital strengths, consumer and technological advances built over the last few decades.
“It is therefore right that we’re joining forces with other technology leaders from across Europe, to use our collective influence to help policy makers understand and realise the potential of the digital economy to create jobs and improve opportunities here.”
He added: “Brussels’ legislators need to understand the role they have in helping the home-grown European technology industry to scale up and compete globally.
“There are many issues impacting both our industry and our consumers that this Alliance can support lawmakers in navigating, and we’re delighted to be contributing to that conversation.”
Zennström said: “The next 12 to 18 months will be particularly critical because the European Commission is writing rules to carry out its digital single market strategy, aimed at clearing the way for all tech players – from the EU and beyond – to invest, grow, and prosper in Europe.”