The Package Travel Regulations (PTR) apply to businesses that sell products that combine two or more of transport, accommodation and "other tourism services" into a single product that is sold to a customer.
Under the current EU Regulations, businesses that combine products are deemed to be selling "package travel" and are subject to a range of requirements aimed at protecting the rights of customers. Two of the main requirements are that the business needs to be bonded (or to keep customers funds in a trust account) and that the business that sells the package must be legally responsible for all components of the package.
Whilst we are all in favour of protecting the rights of customers, it can been argued that the regulations currently governing package travel have, particularly for small or micro businesses, stifled our industry's ability to construct packages. As a result of BREXIT the UK Government now has the opportunity to review and amend this legislation. Please complete our survey.