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European Commission publishes results of the Online ticket Sales Sweep

Results of the 2010 sweep websites selling tickets to cultural and sporting events are positive, the Commission announced on 29 Sept. 2011: 88% of the websites checked for breach of EU consumer rules are now in line compared to only 40% in 2010.

This sector was chosen after European Consumer Centres received numerous complaints.

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Conference: EU Passenger Law – Towards 2020, Leuven

I am happy to announce (on behalf of Jens Karsten) an upcoming conference organised by the Leuven Travel & Transport Law­‐Forum (LTTL-Forum):

 EU Passenger Law – Towards 2020

 Leuven (Belgium), December 6, 2011

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EU Commission publishes responses received on the ADR consultation including IFTTA paper

The EU Commission has now published the responses received on the ADR consultation. The responses filed by experts include an IFTTA paper drafted by Larry Gore, Tom Marigiotti and John Downes. It is the second time that IFTTA participated in an EU legislative process. The commission also published a Feedback Statement to the responses received until the end of March 2011.

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Survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism 2011

Eurobarometer published a Survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism based on fliedwork in Feb 2011.

A summary can be found here: Summary

The entire analytical report cam be found here: Report

European champion in traveling are the Finns!

Stephan

 

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EU: Commission updates list of air carriers subject to an operating ban

The European Commission has adopted the 17th update of the list of airlines banned in the European Union. Some airlines – including four all-cargo air carriers from Indonesia and one air carrier from Ukraine – have been removed from the list as safety concerns have been satisfactorily addressed.

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EU: towards stricter enforcement of passenger rights

European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas today (note: April 11, 2011) announced a series of measures to clarify and strengthen the enforcement of passenger rights legislation, so consumers can more effectively access their rights and industry has more certainty and a level playing field across the EU. Vice-President Kallas also announced his intention to open a dialogue with stakeholders with a view to revising the EU's air passenger rights Regulation 261 – with a proposal from the Commission in 2012.

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European Union: consultation on collective consumer redress

The main purpose is to identify common legal principles on collective redress. The consultation should help examine how such common principles could fit into the EU legal system and into the legal orders of the 27 EU Member States.

To read the consultation document, click here.

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European Union: consultation on ADR

Within a consultation process on the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as a means to resolve disputes related to commercial transactions and practices in the EU, the European Commisson has invited all citizens and organisations to contribute. The purpose is to consult on the difficulties identified in relation to ADR and the ways to improve the use of ADR in the EU.

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EU: Commission updates list of banned air carriers

The European Commission has adopted the sixteenth update of the list of airlines banned in the European Union. All air carriers certified in Afghanistan and Mauritania Airways are banned. One air carrier certified in Kyrgyzstan and one in Gabon are also added to the list whilst nine Kazakh operators were removed from the list and operating restrictions modified for one Ghanaian operator.

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European Union: legionella blacklist to come?

Following a widespread outbreak of legionella cases in France, Italy, Spain, Turkey and other European tourist destinations, EU health authorities are considerung a black list unless strong measures are scheduled.

Source: PATA; find article here>>.

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