TRAVEL & TOURISM LAW: Participation at IFTTA Conference

Adv. Dr Jacqueline Tanti-Dougall, Partner and Adv Dr Rebekah Tanti-Dougall, Junior Partner, at Advocates Tanti-Dougall & Associates, have participated at the 30th International Forum of Travel & Tourism Advocates [IFTTA] Conference held in October 24 – 26, 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia, at the Comenius University.

As elected President of IFTTA, Adv Dr Jacqueline Tanti-Dougall made the opening talk of the International Conference welcoming the participants, experts in their own fields of specialisation, from numerous countries, including Austria, Israel, Germany, Canada, Poland, Scotland, Uruguay, United States of America, Hungary, Slovakia, Greece, United Kingdom, Ireland, Serbia, Mexico, Italy, Brazil, Finland and Malta. EU Commission representation attended the important event on travel & tourism.

Ing, Mgr. Lenka Sprochovia, Director of the Department of International Co-operation in tourism within the the Ministry of Transport and Construction as well as JUDr. Livia Trellova, Vice Dean for International Relations and Foreign Language Studies and Erasmus+ Co-ordinator, also participated at the opening of the International Conference.

Subjects addressed by the various international speakers, included liability of package organisers for injuries and illness under the Package Travel Directive, booking via internet and liability for booking errors, insolvency protection of tour operators in EU Member States, the implementation of the Package Travel Directive, by different jurisdictions including by Germany, Slovakia and Greece, tourist accommodation, the EU/EFTA-Mercosur Trade Agreements and their impact on travel and tourism, the legal status of the independent contractor travel agent in the US, as well as the UNWTO Global Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics and the EU Commission’s experiences with the implementation of the New Package Travel Directive in Member States.

Adv. Dr Jacqueline Tanti-Dougall, presented a paper entitled : “The Responsibilities of the Hotel or Accommodation Provider – certain complexities arising therefrom” whilst Adv Dr Rebekah Tanti-Dougall, presented her legal paper entitled : “The Cyber Threat in Aviation: New Developments from an EU and International Perspective“.