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ECJ ruling clarifies protection for holidaymakers
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Published on 17-02-12

The Court of Justice has ruled that consumers are still protected in the case of insolvency of a travel organiser, even if the organiser sold the package fraudulently. The ruling is important because it clarifies the protection given to travellers by the Package Travel Directive.

    ECJ ruling clarifies protection for holidaymakers

    “Today’s EU court ruling is good news for travellers. The European Court of Justice has ruled that holidaymakers will get their money back in case a travel company goes bust – even if the package had been sold fraudulently. This means that the EU’s Package Travel Directive does not leave any gaps in protecting consumers. This will also be the spirit that will guide the Commission when we will modernise the EU's Package Travel Directive later this year,” said EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding.

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