The new edition of Travel and Tourism Law in the UK is a comprehensive textbook covering the substantial developments in law in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland since 2005.
These include the constitutional developments in Wales and Northern Ireland, the new Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and other changes in the legal systems of the three jurisdictions.
It updates chapters on business organisations, business premises, agency, contract law, consumer law and fair trading, taking into account the distinctions in English, Scots and Northern Irish Law. It adds many new cases on the application of the Package Travel Regulations, particularly following the impact of ABTA v CAA. It also addresses proposals by the EU to revise or replace the Package Travel Directive. Updates are also provided on the rights of air and rail travellers in the EU. New Hotel Law cases are added.
Changes in the framework for the domestic tourism industry are included. The chapter on Employment Law is updated and a substantial number of cases added, paricularly in the field of equality and anti-discrimination, discipline and dismissal.
Detail about the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 is now available. These Regulations represent the biggest change in the law in consumer protection in 40 years. They replace the provisions of the Trade Descriptions Act and the Consumer Protection Act. They set new standards of protection for consumers and implement a Council Directive that harmonises the law in this area across the whole European Union.