Vote on Package travel and assisted travel arrangements:
- extracts from the vote
- statement by Hans-Peter MAYER (EPP, DE), rapporteur
EP Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 10/02/2014 First transmission: 10/02/2014
New rules to reinforce consumers’ rights when buying a travel package were voted on by the internal market committee. They should include a guarantee of repatriation, a 24-hour withdrawal right after booking online, better assistance from travel agencies and provisions for people with reduced mobility.
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||Exterior view of the EP, Brussels
||Arrivals, cutaways of the voting room (5 shots)
||Rapporteur (2 shots)
||Amendments voting (5 shots)
||Calls for the vote
||Final vote: 35 votes in favour, 2 against
||SOUNDBITE (English) Hans-Peter MAYER (EPP, DE): "I am really happy because the result is a balanced result between consumer and organiser. And especially, I am glad that we have clear definitions, we have regulation for insolvency, we have regulations for extraordinary circumstances and still remains the click through, the very important thing for consumers."