Travel Package Directive UK implementation
UK Government have issued their response to the consultation on Updating Consumer Protection in the Package Travel Sector. It gives the gist of the responses and lays out how they now intend to implement the revised EU Package Travel Directive of 2015 by the due date of 1 July 2018. The new regulations have obvious implications for international package travel but also increasingly for the domestic travel trade and for accommodation and tourism and visitor service providers who wish to work with other suppliers. In certain circumstances it may even impact on how destinations sell local product online.
I have added an implementation update on the drop-down menu from the EU tourism policies & programmes main menu tab on Britishdestinations.net which tells you the main points I think destination managers need to know immediately and gives links to the response and other more detailed documentation. For ease you can access that page directly at: