Collective Commentary about the New Package Travel Directive

The transposition in Spain of the New Directive on Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Sergio Castel Gayán 1 Introduction; 1. General Provisions; 2. Obligations of Information and Content of the Combined Travel Contract; 3. Modifications of the Contract Before the Start of the Package Travel; 4. Termination of the Package Travel Contract; 5. Performance of the Package Travel; 6. Guarantees; Conclusion. INTRODUCTION In Spain, the consolidated text of the General Law for the Defence of Consumers and Users and other complementary laws (Royal Legislative Decree 1/2007 of 16 November), proceeded to consolidate in a single text General Law 26/1984, of 19 July, for the Defence of Consumers and Users, as well as the rules for the transposition of Community directives issued regarding the protection of consumers and users, while at the same time affecting the aspects regulated therein, and including Law 21/1995 of 6 July on Package Travel, which transposed Council Directive 90/314/EEC of 13 June 1990 into Spanish law, dealing with package travel, package holidays and package tours. Subsequently, changes in consumer purchasing habits, in particular with regard to online travel, have resulted in the adoption of Directive 2015/2302/EU by the European Parliament and the Council, on 25 November 2015, connected with 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, which extends the 1 Head of Service Department of Tourism of the Government of Aragón (Spain).