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Cruise conference - May 21-23, 2012

Cruise conference - May 21-23, 2012

Stenden University of Applied Sciences’ School of International Hospitality Management in Leeuwarden, Netherlands is calling for papers for its Fourth International Cruise Industry Conference.

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UK: OFT takes next procedural step in airline fuel surcharges case

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) issued a Statement of Objections to British Airways (BA) and Virgin Atlantic in its civil law investigation into alleged collusion over the pricing of passenger fuel surcharges for long-haul passenger flights to and from the UK between August 2004 and January 2006. Issuing a Statement of Objections is a necessary procedural step before the OFT can proceed to a final decision. The Statement of Objections outlines the OFT's proposed decision and invites the parties to make representations.

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USA: DOT issues first fine for tarmac delay rule violations

The U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) fined American Eagle Airlines USD 900,000 for lengthy tarmac delays that took place at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on May 29, 2011.

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India: tiger reserves may ban tourists

Based on a recent petition filed by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), India's Supreme Court is to decide whether to accept proposals to shift tourists to "fringe" or "buffer zones" outside core tiger habitats in order to protect the endangered species. India, home to the world's largest number of wild tigers, attracts 17 million foreigners each year, granting more than USD 100 billion in revenues, according to tour group Travel Operators for Tigers.

Source: CNN

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Court of Cassation (FR) on Deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is not an accident under Warsaw Convention

[forwarded by Jackie Tanti Dougall]

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UNWTO: European tourism grows above expectations

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.5% in the first eight months of 2011 to a total of 671 million (29 million more than in the same period of 2010).

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European Consumer Centre Network launches Air Passengers Rights Report 2011

On October 28th 2011, the European Consumer Centres Network (ECC-Net) launched the report “Air Passengers Rights Report 2011 – in the aftermath of the Volcanic Ash Crisis”. The report focuses on several aspects regarding air passengers’ rights in the EU today, in particular during 2010.

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USA: DOT fines Caribbean Airlines for improperly limiting reimbursements for delayed baggage

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) fined Caribbean Airlines, a carrier based in Trinidad and Tobago, USD 60,000 for limiting reimbursements for lost, damaged and delayed baggage to less than consumers were entitled under the Montreal Convention.

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USA: House approves European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act

On October 24, 2011, the United States House of Representatives approved H.R. 2594, the “European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act". If passed by the Senate and signed by the President, the bill would force the Department of Transportation to bar U.S. airline operators from complying with the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

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German Supreme Court clarifies scope of PTD insolvency protection

In judgement of Nov. 2, 2011 the German Supreme Court (BGH) held that insolvency protection pursuant to Art. 7 PTD also covers the repayment of the travel price if the organiser had cancelled the package trip before going bust. Neither Art. 7 PTD nor German law would require a causal connection between the insolvency of the organiser and the cancellation of the trip. Due to clear wording of Art. 7 PTD in this regard, the BGH saw no reason to file a reference for preliminary ruling to the ECJ.

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