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CJEU provides another clarification of the Air Passenger Rights Regulation (EC) 216/2004

In its judgement of today, the Court of the European Union (CJEU) held that the ‘arrival time’, which is used to determine the length of the delay to which passengers on a flight have been subject, corresponds to the time at which at least one of the doors of the aircraft is opened, the assumption being that, at that moment, the passengers are permitted to leave the aircraft.

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IFTTA Law Review 2-2014 available online

The IFTTA Law Review 2-2014 is now available online. It contains an article by Maria Goretti Sanches Lima on The Brazilian World Cup Statute and Part 1 of IFTTA's Submission to the UNWTO on the Draft Convention on the Protection of Tourists and Tourism Service Providers. The journal can be downloaded from the members area.

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ABTA Launches Manifesto

Following on from ABTA’s ‘Travel Matters’ conference, the association has now launched its manifesto for the industry with its eye on the next election. Top of the agenda is ABTA’s push for a decrease in the airport duty tax to give a boost to the industry. There was no commitment from the party speakers on reducing the tax. ABTA is calling for expansion of airport capacity in the South-East. ABTA backs the reform of the Package Travel Regulations to take account of the rapid growth of internet trading. http://abta.com/news-and-views/policy-zone/more/abta-manifesto
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USA: TSA announces tighter security measures at certain airports

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) directed the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to implement enhanced security measures in the coming days at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States. All electronic devices are screened by security officers. During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cell phones. Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft. The traveler may also undergo additional screening.

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USA: court finds 'No Fly List' unconstitutional

A federal judge in Orgeon struck down as unconstitutional the government’s procedures for people on the No Fly List to challenge their inclusion.

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Travel firms urged make costs more transparent for travellers

Travel companies need to ensure their customers have consented to all additional payments added to the price of their holiday, to ensure compliance with the new Consumer Contracts Regulations, which came into force in the UK on 13 June 2014.

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Travel firms urged make costs more transparent for travellers

Travel companies need to ensure their customers have consented to all additional payments added to the price of their holiday, to ensure compliance with the new Consumer Contracts Regulations, which came into force in the UK on 13 June 2014.

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Travel firms urged make costs more transparent for travellers

Travel companies need to ensure their customers have consented to all additional payments added to the price of their holiday, to ensure compliance with the new Consumer Contracts Regulations, which came into force in the UK on 13 June 2014.

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ABTA Travel Matters Conference

ABTA TRAVEL MATTERS CONFERENCE Tax on tourism is hampering growth in the industry and a new runway is needed in the South East. The theme of ABTA’s annual Travel Matters conference held on 18th June 2014 was ‘Targeting Growth, 2015 and beyond’. The conference boasted an impressive panel including the Under Secretary of State for Transport and the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.
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US Department of Transportation Rule on Web Accessibility for Large Travel Firms Takes Effect

I published a blog on a new US Department of Transportation rule which requires certain travel companies to implement procedures aimed at ensuring that people with disabilities receive equal access to airfare information quoted online. Click here to view the article http://zimtravellaw.com/travel-blog

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