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Do fixed or standard costs apply to claims brought under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992?

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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 09/08/2016

The following PI & Clinical Negligence Q&A produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Do fixed or standard costs apply to claims brought under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992?

Do fixed or standard costs apply to claims brought under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992?

For the purposes of this Q&A, wehave focussed on a brief overview in terms of the rights under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992, SI 1992/3288 (the Regulations) and fixed costs in general.

The Regulations set out a number of requirements that the tour operator must comply with, both before and after the package tour. Further, a failure to comply with certain regulations will also result in criminal liability.

Crucially, the Regulations provide the consumer with the ability to sue the tour operator directly irrespective of whether they were the supplier of services, as SI 1992/3288, reg 15 provides as follows:

‘15.— Liability of other party to the contract for proper

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