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IFTTA 35th Annual Conference 2024
Vienna, Austria

24-25 September 2024

Mo 23-09 IFTTA Board meeting (IFTTA directors only)
Tu 24-09 IFTTA Annual Conference (day 1)
We 25-09 IFTTA Annual Conference (day 2)

Please visit the conference page here
for program and registration information


Friendly atmosphere and active participation!

As befits a body of lawyers that specialises in Travel and Tourism Law and the hospitality sector, IFTTA is a warm and friendly organisation that fosters a sense of mutual support and professionalism.

Everyone who attends our conferences speaks of the friendly atmosphere. We encourage active participation from all present.

No long, dull speeches here, but real debate, real engagement with our subject. We do not shy away from controversy; indeed, we enjoy robust debate and critical analysis – but always in the spirit of friendship and professional respect.

And, as Travel and Tourism lawyers, we have FUN at our conferences.

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In Rehder v Ari Baltic (C-204/08) the Court of Justice of the Europena Union had decided that in the case of air transport of passengers from one Member State to another Member State, carried out on the basis of a contract with only one airline, which is the operating carrier, ...
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Editors: V. Franceschelli, Professor, University of Milan Bicocca ; F. Morandi, Professor, University of Sardinia; C. Torres, Professor Adjunct, Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies [ESHTE]. Publisher: ESHTE/INATEL, Portugal, 2017. 596 pages. Reviewer: Hermes Navarro del Valle, Chief of Tourism Investment; Costa Rica Tourism Board, San José, Costa ...
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The claimant was about to embark for his flight from Düsseldorf to Hamburg on Feb. 9, 2013, when he slipped on the boarding bridge because of a wet floor caused by condensation. As a result he suffered from a fracture of his patella. He filed a claim for damages against ...
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