Collective Commentary about the New Package Travel Directive

The implementation of Directive 2015/2302 on package travel and linked travel arrangements in Poland Piotr Cybula 1 I. Introduction; II. The Process of Implementing Directive 90/214 into Polish Law; III. Act on Package and Linked Travel Arrangements as a Legal Act Implementing Directive 2015/2302 into Polish Law; IV. Conclusions. I. INTRODUCTION The Republic of Poland has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004. The process of adapting Polish law to the EU law in connection with the efforts to obtain this membership also included Directive 90/314 on package travel, package holidays and package tours 2 . The need to regulate the package travel contract in Polish law had already been noticed earlier. It was proposed to introduce it into the Civil Code of 23 April 1964 3 . Even more generally, it was indicated that this contract should be regulated in every modern codification 4 . However, only the process of implementation of Directive 90/314 became the driving force behind work on the introduction of such protective provisions into Polish law. 1 Assistant professor at the University of Physical Education in Crakow, Poland (e-mail: piotr.cybula@awf. , attorney-at-law, author of the blog about travel and tourism law: 2 Council Directive 90/314/EEC of 13 June 1990 on package travel, package holidays and package tours, OJ L 158, 23.6.1990, p. 59–64. 3 See Z. Radwański, E. Łętowska, Miejsce kodeksu cywilnego w systemie źródeł prawa cywilnego , “Państwo i Prawo” 1985, No. 3, p. 9. 4 See M. Sośniak , Zagadnienia typologii i systematyki umów obligacyjnych, Katowice 1990, p. 87.