Revision of the Package Travel Directive
On 9 July 2013 the Commission proposed a reform of the Package Travel Directive to bring it up to date with the developments in the travel market. Read full details here.
The proposed directive is a result of thorough analysis of the main regulatory problems in the area of package travel and multiple stakeholder consultations:
In 2007 the Commission published a working document [70 KB] and consulted stakeholders on issues related to the Package Travel Directive (Directive 90/314/EEC). The consultation showed strong support for a revision of the Directive (summary of responses).
In January 2009 the Commission launched a "Study on Consumer Detriment in the area of Dynamic Packages ", focusing on the measurement of consumer detriment in the area of so-called "dynamic packages".
Against this background, the Commission launched a public consultation on the revision of the Directive in November 2009. While the consultation in 2007 sought to identify the problems with the existing Directive, this consultation focused on possible ways of solving the identified problems.
It also aimed to quantify the impact of various possible legislative options. The outcome of the consultation is presented in this summary of responses.
On 22 April 2010 the Commission held a full-day stakeholders' workshop on the revision of the Package Travel Directive.
The aim of the workshop was to discuss the policy options identified during the revision process.
On 5 June 2012 the Commission held a further conference with stakeholders and Member States on the revision of the Package Travel Directive (agenda ).
The purpose of the conference was to discuss and clarify some key issues for the presentation of the new proposal.