A 596 page hard bound publication entitled ‘The New Package Travel Directive’ was launched during the Second International Conference on ‘Sustainable Tourism Law’ held on October 8 – 9, 2017 at the Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies in Lisbon, Portugal. The publication carries the papers of the leading experts on the travel and tourism from different countries who had participated at the successful International Conference of the preceding year at the same venue, with speakers coming from Italy, Spain, Germany, Malta. United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Austria, Uruguay, Argentine, the United States of America, Brazil and Portugal to mention but a few as well as the United Nations World Tourism Organisation [UNWTO] which was celebrating the International Year of sustainability.
The subjects addressed included international liability for tourism service providers, travellers and consumer right to information, legislative shortcomings in the new directive, withdrawal from contract before the package, package travel and linked travel arrangements, implementation of the travel directive in various jurisdictions such as Malta, Germany and Brazil, protection of travellers in the digital age as well as harmonisation.
Adv. Dr. Jacqueline Tanti-Dougall‘s published paper was on ‘The Package Travel Insolvency Fund Regulations – the Maltese Perspective’, delving into The Malta Travel and Tourism Services Act and the enactment of the Package Travel Insolvency Fund Regulations.