Collective Commentary about the New Package Travel Directive

and does not amount to less than three times the total price of the package. 5. Any right to compensation or price reduction under this Directive shall not affect the rights of travellers under Regulation (EC) No 261/2004, Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007, Regulation (EC) No 392/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1), Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010 and Regulation (EU) No 181/2011, and under international conventions. Travellers shall be entitled to present claims under this Directive and under those Regulations and international conventions. Compensation or price reduction granted under this Directive and the compensation or price reduction granted under those Regulations and international conventions shall be deducted from each other in order to avoid overcompensation. 6. The limitation period for introducing claims under this Article shall not be less than two years. Michael Wukoschitz 1 Introduction; I. Price Reduction; II. Compensation for Damages; III. Grounds of Exoneration/Defence of the Organiser; IV. Limitation of Liability; V. Relation to Passenger Rights Regulations; VI. Limitation Period; VII. Implementation of Article 14 in Selected Member States; VIII. Conclusion. INTRODUCTION Article 14 of the Directive provides for financial claims of the traveller in case of lack of conformity. The term “ lack of conformity ” is defined in Article 2 (13) as “ a failure to perform or improper performance of the travel services included in a 1 President Emeritus of International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates.