Collective Commentary about the New Package Travel Directive

Transposition of Directive (EU) 2015/2302 into Hungarian Law Dr. Andras Salamon 1 I. Introduction; II. Regulation of financial security prior to 01 July 2018; III. Regulation of insolvency protection of Chapter V of Directive (EU) 2015/2302 in Government Decree 213/1996 of 23 December after 01 July 2018; IV. Travel services, packages travel and linked travel arrangements;V. Linked travel arrangements. I. INTRODUCTION The law applicable to package travel contracts, effective as of 1 July 2018, is the third amendment related to package travel contracts. 1) In Hungary, after the Second World War, package travel contracts were worded and regulated by the 1975 year amendment to Act IV. of 1959 on the Civil Code (Section 415), the detailed rules of which were established by Decree No. 11/1978 (01 March)MT on package travel contracts (the MT abbreviation means the Council of Ministers, the government was called the Council of Ministers between 1949 and 1990). Although neither the Civil Code, nor the MT Decree mentioned the concept of the package travel contract, both defined it as a term including travel, stay and other touristic part services, and declared the tour operator’s liability for damages and the fulfilment of the package travel contract, as well as for the acts of their suppliers. 2) Hungary took over the objectives of the EEC Directive 90/314 before the accession to the European Union in 2004, and the transposition of the provisions of the Directive into the Hungarian legal order was implemented in two laws: 1 Attorney, docent of Edutus University Budapest.