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CTA Fines Carriers

In late November of 2019, the Canadian Transportation Agency levied fines against four carriers, three of which involved breaches of Canada's new Passenger Protection rules. Briefly: 

1.  United was fined CDN$10,000 for four separate offences involving a failure to post information about the new pro-consumer rules at its check-in counters and self-serve kiosks.

2.   Delta was fined CDN$2,500 for a single instance of the same offence (so it appears that a rule of thumb has been established for this type of offence).

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IATA AGM passes five resolutions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that five resolutions have been passed by the 75th Annual General Meeting. These are:

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30th Worldwide IFTTA Conference - Bratislava

The 30th Worldwide IFTTA Conference is scheduled to take place in Bratislava, Oct. 24 to 26, 2019. The conference will be hosted by the Comenius University Bratislava. Save the date - more information to follow!

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IFTTA Law Review 3-2018 online

With a short delay, the last edition of the IFTTA Law Review 2018 is now available in the members area of the website. Prefaced by an editorial by Enrique Mota Flores, it contains articles on the liability of tourism intermediaries in Brazil (Rafael Viana) and the relation between European Passenger Rights and the Montreal Convention (Michael Wukoschitz).

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IFTTA Law Review 2-2018

The latest edition of the IFTTA Law review is now available in the members area of the website. It contains an editorial by Timothy Law, an article on price indications on online bookings by Klaus Tonner, a report about the IFTTA North America Conference by Douglas Crozier and a recent CJEU judgement on air passenger rigths. Enjoy reading!

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Death of Thomas Dickerson

The Hon. Thomas Dickerson of the New York State Supreme Cour died  on 26 July 2018. Judge Dickerson was a colossus of Americana travel and tourismm  law. He authored and regularly updated a major text, was a prolific writer on all aspects of this growing area of  law, and was a great and kind help to newcomers worldwide to travel law. We in  IFTTA extend our condolences and sympathies to Judge Dickerson's wife and family.

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IFTTA Law Review 1-2018 available online

The IFTTA Law Review 1-2018 is now available for download in the members' area. It contains a message by IFTTA President Marc Mc Donald and articles by Larry Gore, Doug Crozier and Michael Wukoschitz which cover U.S., Canadian and European issues. The Law Review also contains a case summary on a recent judgement of the CJEU regarding air passenger rights. Enjoy reading!

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Book Review: The New Package Travel Directive

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 Rica; Member of United Nations World Tourism Organisation [UNWTO] Working Group on the draft Convention on the Protection of Tourists etc.

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Irish High Court decides against hill-walker injured in fall on boardwalk on mountain slope

The hill-walker fell on a dry day when one foot struck the lip of a hole in a wooden ex-railway sleeper laid as part of a boardwalk in a mountain area of scenic and habitat importance. This caused her to fall forward and her right knee hit raised u-nails hammered into the sleeper and deliberately proud of the surface to prevent slipping in wet conditions. The hole in the sleeper was not wider than her walking boot and resulted from exposure in the open and use over time.