The Academy of European Law (ERA) will be holding a conference on the latest developments in European Travel Law in Trier (Germany) on Dec. 5-6, 2013. The objective of this conference is to analyse the existing legislative framework in the field of travel law at EU level and proposals for reform, focusing on package travel and air passengers’ rights. The conference language is English. The key topics of the conference include:
The Egypt Tourist Authority released a YouTube video of Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou asking the travel industry to help lobby their governments to ease travel advisories and to assist Egypt's tourism recovery, which has been crippled by the country's ongoing political violence and unrest.
The newest ediiton of the IFTTA Law review, containing information on the EU commissions proposal for a revised Air Passenger Rights Regulation and a U.S. judgement on cruise liabilty and forum selection with a case note by Klaus Tonner, is now available within the Members' area of the website. Log in to get more information.
The European Commission has put together a webpage with key consumer tips on how to plan a successful, stress-free trip to the Olympics – and avoid consumer hassle with travel, accommodation or shopping. This page offers essential, hands-on information and links to services that can help visitors in case of a problem.
The European Commission will hold a half-day stakeholders' conference on the revision of the Package Travel Directive (90/314/EEC) on 05 June 2012. The conference will take place at Charlemagne, room Jenk –– Rue de la Loi 170 – 1049 Brussels. It will primarily aim at hearing and collecting stakeholders' views on certain key issues related to the revision of the Directive.
The Institute for Human Rights and Business and Tourism Concern are convening a multi-stakeholder roundtable to explore the challenges and human rights responsibilities faced by the Tourism Industry. The event will take place in London on May 29, 2012.
The event will explore what corporate human rights due diligence means for the tourism industry. For detailed information look here>>.
During the 19th General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mexico was unanimously selected for a seat on the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization. As a member of the Executive Council, Mexico will help lead the more than 150 member nations in creating policies that promote investment, employment, and foreign exchange.