The Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, in coordination with HospitalityLawyer.com, is producing the first-ever Global Congress on Legal, Safety, and Security Solutions in Travel - a conference that places legal, safety and security solutions for the travel industry under one roof.
I would like to announce the upcoming European Travel Law Forum, which is going to take place June 30th to July 1st in Salzburg. It will be connected to the IFTTA Europe Workshop which is going to follow on July 2nd.
Some IFTTA members as our Co-president Michi, Klaus Tonner, Josep Bech, Ronald Schmid and Ernst Fuehrich will present and discuss recent topics of international travel law. Full translation EN/DE will be provided!
As bed bugs have infested hotels across the country, the Federal Government is convening a second national bed bug summit on February 1 and 2, 2011. The goal for this summit is to review the current bed bug problem and identify and prioritize further actions to address the problem.
Grassroots airline boycott effort "We Won’t Fly" is organizing mass x-ray scanner opt outs at airports around the nation for National Opt Out of the Airport Scanners Day, November 24 in order to highlight the health and privacy dangers of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) backscatter x-ray airport scanners.
Italy was unanimously elected to the presidency of World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during the 89th council meeting on the island of Kish (Iran) and will exercise its mandate, renewable, for the entire 2011. The ceremony of installation in office of Ms. Brambilla, as chairman of the executive council will be held in Madrid on November 12, 2010.
UNWTO has called on delegates attending the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) in Nagoya, Japan, to recognize tourism’s role in safeguarding biodiversity as they shape and agree on a global strategy to save the world’s ecosystems. As part of the decisions adopted by the Parties, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will continue collaboration with UNWTO, including a review of the implementation of the CBD Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development.
The Academy of European Law (ERA) in Trier is organising a seminar on "EU Passengers' Rights - Strengthening the role of transport users" the objective of which is to analyse and discuss the existing legislative framework and its application, proposals for further initiatives in the field, as well as the interaction of passengers' and consumers' rights and the challenges for the future.