Where: Brussels, Belgium
Topic: Transport and travel
Organiser: European Commission
The European Commission will put forward a proposal that aims to modernise the current Package Travel Directive (Directive 90/314/EEC), taking into account recent developments in the travel market. This proposal will also be accompanied by a Communication explaining the wider legal and economic context.
In 1990 the EU adopted the Package Travel Directive, which grants travellers important rights across the EU when purchasing package tours and holidays. These rights relate, for instance, to information, liability for inadequate performance of the services and insolvency protection/repatriation.
Since the adoption of the Directive, the travel market has been transformed, notably by the internet. The Directive thus needs be modified and adapted to these developments. This modernisation is one of the actions listed in the European Consumer Agenda (May 2012) and in the second Citizenship Report (May 2013).
This proposal responds to calls from stakeholders, the European Parliament and Member States to modernise the Package Travel Directive to take into account recent developments in the travel market.
IP and MEMO will be available on the day.