Government Launches Review of New Package Travel Regulations

The Government is inviting industry to provide its thoughts and feedback on the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 (PTR 2018) which came into force on 1 July 2018.

The main objective of this new legislation is to help increase the number of packages that have insolvency protection in place so that consumers are refunded, and where appropriate, repatriated if the organiser becomes insolvent.

The consultation and workshops held with business and consumer groups in the lead up to implementation of PTR 2018 highlighted some concerns over the complexity of the new Regulations and also the timescales to implement. In response to the concerns raised during implementation, the Government committed to taking stock after six and twelve months of PTR 2018’s operation.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) would now like help to deliver the six months review, focusing on key immediate issues faced by business when adjusting to the new requirements in PTR 2018. This will be an informal review, with an aim to use the insights gained to help inform a fuller review at the 12 months stage.

Please provide your feedback via a short questionnaire which you can access below and return by 8 March 2019 to [email protected]

PTR 2018 – Questionnaire – 6 months review