BEIS conducted an initial 6 month review of the impacts of the 2018 Package Travel and Linked Travel Regulation 2018 (PTR 2018) which can in to force across the UK on 1 July 2018.
Since the introduction there have been a number of concerns expressed by British Destination members and their local partners regarding the unnecessary complexity of some areas of the UK’s interpretation of the EU wide regulation, potentially overly zealous application of certain protections and an apparently alarming lack of knowledge of what the regulations actual now cover among the industry , consumers and in some case even the enforcement agencies. There is therefore a concern that the unintended impacts of PTR 2018 may not begin to bite until well after the two promised reviews periods have closed and the opportunity to sensibly amend the application of the regulation has passed . The first review closed for comment on 8 March 2019.
The consolidated Tourism Alliance response to which we contributed and have since endorsed can be found at:
2019 Package Travel Regulation review TA response
Government’s response published in July 2019 can be accessed at:
2019 The package travel and linked travel arrangements regulations 6 month review report
The original consultation document can be accessed at:
2019 PTR 2018 – Letter – 6 months review_