Collective Commentary about the New Package Travel Directive

In order to comply with this paragraph, the trader facilitating a linked travel arrangement shall provide the traveller with that information by means of the relevant standard form set out in Annex II, or, where the particular type of linked travel arrangement is not covered by any of the forms set out in that Annex, provide the information contained therein. 3. Where the trader facilitating linked travel arrangements has not complied with the requirements set out in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article, the rights and obligations laid down in Articles 9 and 12 and Chapter IV shall apply in relation to the travel services included in the linked travel arrangement. 4. Where a linked travel arrangement is the result of the conclusion of a contract between a traveller and a trader who does not facilitate the linked travel arrangement, that trader shall inform the trader facilitating the linked travel arrangement of the conclusion of the relevant contract. Stephen Mason 1 A. Background; B. What Are the Points to Note About Article 19? A. BACKGROUND The European legislators are to be congratulated for trying to extend financial protection to arrangements which are not packages, but which are Linked Travel Arrangements. We have already seen what arrangements may come within the definition of a Linked Travel Arrangement (LTA) – see Article 3. For ease of reference, the definition is : “‘linked travel arrangement’ means at least two different 1 Senior Counsel, Travlaw LLP.