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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.

Lewis Solomon's picture

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.

Lewis Solomon's picture

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.

Lewis Solomon's picture

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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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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German Supreme Court: general strike or breakdown of the radar system qualify as "extraordinary circumstances"

The German Supreme Court (BGH) recently decided two cases related to flight delays.

In the first case, the plaintiff's flight from Frankfurt/Main to Menorca was delayed more than 3 hrs because of a general strike in Greece which affected the previous circulation of the aircraft. The return flight to Frankfurt was also delayed more than 3 hrs because of a breakdown of the radar system in the Greek airspace which, again, delayed the arrival of the aircraft from a previous circulation.

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High Court ruling in Huzar v Jet2.com Limited is a ‘blow’ for the industry

The UK travel industry will be bracing itself for potentially the largest financial threat of all time, following the High Court ruling today in the case of Ron Huzar Vs Jet2.com Limited. The airline Jet2, has lost its appeal against a County Court Ruling, which held it was liable to pay compensation to a passenger, Mr Ron Huzar and fellow passengers were subjected to a 27-hour delay on a flight from Manchester to Malaga on 26 October 2011.

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More references for CJEU prelimiary ruling on Air Passenger Rights Regulation lodged by German courts

With regard to Reg. EC No 261/2004 (" Air Passenger Rights Regulation") the follwowing issues have recently been referred to the CJEU by German courts:

1. Reference of Feb. 4, 2014 by Landgericht Hannover  (C-79/14 - TUIfly):

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European Commission: Member States still need to strengthen enforcement of air passenger rights

The European Commission has published today a review of passenger rights' complaint handling and enforcement in the European air transport sector between 2010 and 2012. The review shows that complaints to national authorities for compensation and assistance have returned to lower levels since the exceptional year 2010 (ash cloud crisis, snow disruptions). Also, airlines get sanctioned in only 1% of the cases as most of the complaints are settled without having to resort to such measures in order to ensure enforcement.

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