Package Travel Regulations

Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

The Package Travel Regulations of 2018 dictate what the organiser of a package holiday or linked travel arrangement can and cannot do. 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 is now so broad that most combinations of arrangements are a package
• Significantly more prescriptive and restrictive regime in comparison to the 1992 Package Travel Regulations
• Extensive prescribed pre-contract information and information must be included in the holiday confirmation
• Right for the traveller to transfer their holiday to someone else on short notice
• Restrictions on post contract price increases
• 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 ensuring your business is complying with the Regulations, please contact

Claire Ingleby

Becky Cackett

Practice areas

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Studio 3, The Quays,
Concordia Street,
Leeds LS1 4ES