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Profile of registrant

HolidayTravelWatch

Identification number in the register: 63992152960-12
Registration date: 07/01/10 11:14:52

The information on this organisation was last modified on 17/12/13 19:12:32
The date of the last annual update was 17/12/13 19:12:32


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: HolidayTravelWatch
Acronym: HTW
Legal status: Limited Company
Website address: http://www.holidaytravelwatch.com

Sections

Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Other similar organisations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Frank Brehany
Position: Consumer Director/Managing Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Frank Brehany
Position: Consumer Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 100 Talbot Road Stretford
Manchester M16 0PG
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone number: (+44845) 0179229
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Consumer Postal Address:

HolidayTravelWatch
25-29 High Street
Kingston-Upon-Thames
KT1 1LL
United Kingdom

E Mail Address:

information@holidaytravelwatch.com

Consumer Helpline Contact Telephone Number:

08450179229

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Holidaymaker or Traveller:

The primary function of the Organisation is to assist holidaymakers or travellers who have suffered as a result of travel problems. It is a further aim to act as a resource, provide information, advice and assistance to those who use our services. It is a further goal to promote better health and safety warnings for the holidaymaker or traveller. The Organisation will seek to, where possible, to guide the holidaymaker or traveller toward options to resolve their complaints.

The Holidaymaker or Traveller’s Health & Safety:

The Organisation will seek to create a wider dialogue through National or International Medical & Environmental agencies or bodies. Such contact is to be designed with the aim of improving hygiene, sanitation, and safety standards both within the UK and in other countries. In addition, through the assistance of such experts and bodies, to promote the goals of sustainable tourism.

The Travel Industry:

The Organisation will seek to ensure that all Travel Arrangers, Providers or Organisers be honest in their brochures or through selling by other methods. It is the aim to promote the provision of reliable and appropriately trained resort representation. It is the goal of the Organisation to encourage the Industry to promote a fair and timely handling and redress of complaints.

The Travel Debate:

The Organisation aims to facilitate an open and frank exchange of views on a wide range of travel opinion. Such debate to be open to governments, travel providers, lawyers, health & safety experts, holidaymakers or travellers.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information: The primary lobbying activities are carried out by Mr Frank Brehany on behalf of HolidayTravelWatch

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


The primary focus of HolidayTravelWatch is the collation of data and Consumer experiences. The Organisation compiles that data and submits reports both in and out of Consultative periods, which present the Consumer travel experience. The Organisation further presents the Consumer experience and detriment suffered, through meetings with UK Members of Parliament, House of Commons Select Committees and by attending various political functions at Westminster. Presentations are made to professional conferences, for example, The Chartered Institute for Environmental Health, Cranfield University, Royal Aeronautical Society, local Trading Standards, Environmental Health. Cooperation is given to EU sponsored inquiries and meetings are held with EU Commission Officials. Further reports have been or are being submitted to the FAA, CASA, UNWTO (2014), UK Government Departments & The Australian House of Representatives

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




HolidayTravelWatch supports the aims of Tourism Concern

HolidayTravelWatch supports the aims of CO Gas Safety

HolidayTravelWatch support the aims of the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group

HolidayTravelWatch is an Associate Member of the Global Cabin Air Quality Executive.

Mr Frank Brehany serves on the ASHRAE SSPC 161 Cabin Air Quality Committee which meets twice a year in the USA.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 5,500 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

HolidayTravelWatch very occasionally receives Consultancy Fees from TV Companies (this is not an annual receipt). HolidayTravelWatch is licensed to provide Referral Activities through the UK Claims Management Regulator (Licence Number CRM2162). Providing services to Solicitors is our principal commercial activity. Due to the substantial changes in the UK legal market, the Organisation secured a new partnership to ensure the continuation and operational independence of HolidayTravelWatch - this was achieved in July 2011. Case Transfer activities are openly declared to Consumers and full details are provided within the webpages of HolidayTravelWatch. Case Transfer activities account for - 10% or less - of its commercial activities. The following are the links to those pages that guide Consumers on this service:

Introduction Page:

http://www.holidaytravelwatch.com/action/recommendations-to-our-partner-lawyers-and-you

How recommendations are made to Transfer Cases:

http://www.holidaytravelwatch.com/action/recommendations-to-our-partner-lawyers-and-you/how-a-recommendation-and-acceptance-to-transfer-your-case-to-our-partner-lawyers-is-made!

Holiday Complaints, The Claims Management Rules & Your Rights:

http://www.holidaytravelwatch.com/action/recommendations-to-our-partner-lawyers-and-you/holiday-complaints-the-claims-management-rules-your-rights

The total budget for all of the Organisation's activities in 2013 & 2014 is estimated to be €200,000. Our total spend on political lobbying (both at Westminster, EU & USA) for the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 financial years was €3,200 to €5,000 pa. Our estimate on total spend for political lobbying for the 2013 financial year is a maximum of €5,500.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
HTW Confirms that it has subscribed to the Code of Conduct of the Transparency Register