Package Travel Directive
When developing policy and legislation, the European Commission consults widely with EU citizens and stakeholders through public consultations.
In 2007 the Commission published a Commission working document to set out the main regulatory problems in the area of package travel and consult stakeholders on issues related to the Directive.
In January 2009 the Commission launched a "Study on Consumer Detriment in the area of Dynamic Packages ", which focuses on measuring consumer detriment in the area of the so-called "dynamic packages" (travel packages put together by the consumer online).
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 outline the problems with the existing Directive, this consultation focused on possible ways of solving the main problems with existing package travel rules. It also aimed to quantify the impact of various possible legislative options. The outcome of the consultation is presented in this summary of responses . A detailed list of responses is also available.