Package Travel Regulations

Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

These new Package Travel Regulations of 2018 are the biggest change for the travel industry in over 25 years. Their reach is far more wide ranging than the now repealed Package Travel Regulations of 1992. Their impact will be felt by all sectors in the travel industry. The following are some of the key elements of the 2018 Regulations;

• Applies to ‘packages’ and ‘linked travel arrangements’ or LTAs
• Definition of a package has been greatly extended from the previous regulations
• Much wider range of travel arrangements are now caught
• Significantly more prescriptive and restrictive regime that the previous the 1992 Package Travel Regulations
• Extensive prescribed pre-contract information and information must be included in the holiday                           confirmation
• Enhanced right for the traveller to transfer their holiday to someone else on short notice
• Enhanced restrictions on post contract price increases
• Greater restrictions on other post contract changes
• Restrictions on cancellation charges including the obligation to take account of the possibility of resale
• Right to terminate in the event of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances with a full refund
• Extensive and specific rights for the traveller in the event of a ‘lack of conformity’ between the contracted       services and what’s actually provided
• Limited rights to limit or exclude liability
• Obligation to provide appropriate assistance to a traveller in difficulty
• Extended financial protection in the event of insolvency for packages and LTAs

For advice and assistance in preparing for these changes, please contact

Claire Ingleby claire.ingleby@mb-law.co.uk

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