Collective Commentary about the New Package Travel Directive

New Package Travel Act in Slovakia 1 Monika Jurčová 2 ABSTRACT : The Directive on Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements is applicable under the Package Travel Act effective from 1 January 2019, in Slovakia. The paper points out the positive impact of the new legal regulation addressing the numerous problems and questions relating to the previous legal regulation. The attempt of the legislator to tackle new forms of tourism organisation and contracting in the travel industry brings about also the flexible definition of ways to conclude a package travel contract and to create package travel. The paper deals with issues of parties to contract, obligations and responsibilities for providing package travel in the new legal regulation. Keywords: Package travel, linked travel arrangements, traveller, organiser, conclusion of package travel contract. 1. Introduction; 2. Application Issues that Are Likely to Belong to the Past; 3. Some Questionable Improvements; 4. Questions Pertaining to the “Flexible and Dynamic Definition” of the Conclusion of the Package Travel Contract and of the Package Travel; 5. Conclusion; Bibliography. 1. INTRODUCTION Directive on Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements 3 (hereinafter referred to as “Directive” or “New Directive”) was transposed into the Slovak 1 The paper has been prepared under project APVV-17-0562 Platform based contracts. This paper is partially based on the original paper published in the Slovak language as Jurčová, M. Vybrané otázky implementácie smernice o balíkoch cestovnýchslužieb a spojených cestovných službách. In NOVOTNÁ, M. (ed.) Zásady európskeho súkromného práva v aplikačnej praxi. Spotrebiteľský kódex: áno či nie? Praha: Leges, 2018, ISBN 978-80-7502-343-8, s. 96-110. 2 Faculty of Law, Trnava University in Trnava, Slovakia. 3 Directive (EU) 2015/2302 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on package travel and linked travel arrangements, amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2011/83/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directive 90/314/EEC.