Simon Bunce, ABTA’s Director of Legal Affairs explains why attending this year’s Travel Law Seminar is more important than ever.
This year has seen an unprecedented amount of new legislation that travel companies have had to deal with. It has not been easy.
With the Package Travel Regulations coming into force in a matter of months, it’s vital that travel businesses understand what changes need to be made before 1 July 2018.
ABTA’s 20th annual Travel Law Seminar will be unravelling what’s in the new regulations. Travel companies will need to understand whether their business will be able to sell travel services in the same way and what their obligations will be.
The event will also focus on Brexit, looking at what regulatory certainty we currently have and what the industry needs to do to plan for the future.
We have heard a great deal about the new GDPR which all companies have to comply with by 25 May 2018. At this seminar we will be discussing how you can manage your customers’ data post May as this is going to be an ongoing process. Questions such as ‘can you still use your data for marketing purposes’ and ‘how do we deal with special category data’ will be answered.
The Posted Workers Directive, VAT-TOMS and your responsibilities to PRMS will also be discussed before a final round up of the two days with the essential case law update, where delegates will hear about relevant cases from the last 12 months.
This event brings together 200 senior people from within the travel industry as well as legal experts. It is the perfect opportunity to network with other organisations and find out what your priorities should be in the coming months.