ORGANISERS LIABILITY INSURANCE
AN EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT FOR AGTO MEMBERS
Organisers Liability Insurance is an essential consideration for any group organiser regardless of whether you are oranising day trips or international trips.
AGTO has negotiated an exclusive rate for all members.
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PACKAGE TRAVEL DIRECTIVE – EFFECTIVE 1ST JULY 2018
Group Travel Organisers should keep up to date with current legislation relating to their activities. particularly in connection with the Package Travel Directive.
What is the EU Package Travel Directive?
The latest version of the EU Package Travel Directive, which brings it up-to-date with developments in the travel market, is applicable from 1 July 2018.
It extends the 1990 EU Package Travel Directive beyond traditional package holidays to protect consumers who book other forms of combined travel, such as a flight plus a hotel purchased together online. Under the new directive, such combinations are regarded and protected as a package for insurance purposes.
How does the EU Package Travel Directive affect tour operators, travel agents and group organisers?
The directive applies to three different types of travel combinations:
Pre-arranged holiday and travel packages – pre-arranged packages from a travel agent, tour operator or holiday operator made up of at least two elements, such as flights, transportation, accommodation, car rental, etc.
Customised holiday and travel packages – a selection of holiday and travel elements for the same trip, bought by the traveller from a single business, whether in an online or offline sale.
Linked travel arrangements – other linked marketing combinations for travel services. For example, if a traveller, after booking a travel service through a website, receives a targeted or specific invite and makes another booking through the same portal within 24 hours, they are not formally being offered a package. However, under the new regulations, in certain conditions his or her pre-payments will be protected by TRIP.