While tourism continues to grow, the problems faced by injured tourists and the lawyers seeking redress for them do not diminish. The Tourism EEG aims to help exchange information and know how to assist lawyers acting in tourism and travel claims.
Any existing or prospective members of the Tourism EEG who are keen to develop the group further are urged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Claims arising from domestic or international aviation incidents can raise a range of complex legal issues. This is a topic which will feature at the forthcoming PEOPIL conference in Antwerp on 26 & 27 May 2006.
Key materials which may be relevant to aviation claims include
Regulation 90/314/EEC introduced a regime for regulating rights and duties relating to Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours. Member states have implemented the regulations and in some members states their effect has been profound.
The PEOPIL Tourism EEG is keen to gather the implementing legislation used in the various states which can then be used not only as a data base for PEOPIL members but also to consider comparative law issues in this field. PEOPIL members are invited to forward to Wolfgang Resch a copy of the legislation implementing directive 90/314/EEC in their jurisdiction.
Likewise, if there are any Court decisions in relation to Regulation 90/314 that may be of interest to members of the Tourism EEG please forward details to Wolfgang Resch.
Key issues which are of interest to members of the Tourism EEG include how the courts interpret:
Personal injury claims arising from International Carriage by Sea are largely governed by the Athens Convention and related legislation. If any anybody has any materials which they think may be of interest to members of the Travel and Tourism EEG in relation to maritime claims please provide details to Clive Garner at email@example.com
Materials which may be of interest:
The international Conference on the revision of the Athens Convention took place in London in 2002. The agreed revisions in the form of the 2002 Protocol are not yet in force and will not come into force until 12 months after such time as 10 State Parties signify their acceptance. Amongst other things, any revisions are likely to increase the personal injury damages limitations.
The conduct of skiers is governed by the rules of the International Ski Federation and a link to the rules can be found below: