TD&A NEWS: IFTTA World Conference 2016


Dr Jacqueline Tanti-Dougall, Partner, and Dr Rebekah Tanti Dougall, Senior Associate, at Advocates Tanti-Dougall & Associates, have participated in the 27th International Federation of Travel & Tourism Advocates [IFTTA] Worldwide Conference held in Tel-Aviv, Israel between the 2nd -5th November 2016.

Dr Rebekah Tanti-Dougall made a presentation on ‘Investigation of Accidents and Incidents in Aviation’, focusing primarily on the legal instruments pertaining to accidents and incidents, namely ‘Annex 13 of the Chicago Convention’ as well ‘EU Regulation 996/2010’. She also delved into particular instances that are not covered by international or European regulations.

Dr Jacqueline Tanti-Dougall was appointed chairperson for the session entitled ‘National Perspectives – Recent Developments‘, having key speakers addressing the IFTTA Worldwide Conference on the U.S. Regulation of Foreign Internet Travel Sellers, on recent Austrian Case Law on Tour Operator Liability as well as on the implementation of the Package Travel Directive in Finland.

Advocates Tanti-Dougall & Associates have been active for a number of years in IFTTA which brings together lawyers from different countries around the globe, specializing in travel & tourism and representing hotel chains, airlines, airports, cruise liners as well as travel agents.

Advocates Tanti-Dougall & Associates have provided advice on the complexity of issues pertaining to travel & tourism including airport security and emergency plans, airline health and safety issues as well as security and have drafted various laws on travel and tourism for a number of countries on behalf of the United Nations World Tourism Organization [UNWTO].