30th Wordwide Conference

24 Oct 2019 to 26 Oct 2019

 

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30th IFTTA Conference

24.-26. Oct. 2019

Comenius University

Bratislava

TENTATIVE PROGRAMME

Wednesday, Oct. 23

 

 

14:00-18:00

Board Meeting

Conference Registration

Comenius University / Law Faculty

Room 324 / 3rd Floor

19:00-21:35

Optional Visit of the Opera

“Così fan tutte”

Bratislava Opera House

Thursday, Oct. 24

 

 

10:00-12:00

Guided City Walk (starting at Hotel Marrol's)

Bratislava Old Town

12:00-13:30

Lunch (individual arrangements)

Recommendation:

Restaurant Thema

13::30-14:00

Opening Ceremony

Comenius University / Law Faculty

14:00-15:30

First Conference Session

Package Travel – New Laws , New Challenges

  • Stephen Mason (England): Liability of Package Organisers for injuries and illness under the PTD
  • Uta Stenzel (Germany): Booking via Internet - The liability of travel entities for booking errors
  • Ernst Führich (Germany): AirBnB as Organiser under the PTD – When do services qualify as “other tourist services” under the Directive?

Comenius University / Law Faculty

Room 324 / 3rd Floor

15:30-15:45

Coffee Break

 

15:45-18:00

First Conference Session (continued)

  • Barbara Mentre (EU Commission): The Commission’s experiences with the implementation of the new PTD in the member states
  • Klaus Tonner (Germany): Insolvency protection of tour operators in EU member states: Variety instead of harmonisation
  • Monika Jurkova (Slovakia): The Implementation of the PTD 2015 in Slovakia
  • Andras Salamon (Hungary): Amendment necessary? Transposition of the new PTD into the Hungarian Legal Order
  • Evanthia Kardoulia (Greece): Implementation of the PTD 2015 in Greece

Comenius University / Law Faculty

Room 324 / rd Floor

 

Dinner (individual arrangements)

Recommentation:

Restaurant Korzo

 

Friday, Oct. 25

 

 

09:30-11:00

Second Conference Session

Passenger Rights and Carrier Liability

  • Rebekah Tanti-Dougall (Malta): The Cyber Threat in Aviation: New Developments from an EU and International Perspective
  • Natalia Kollarova (Austria): Air Passenger Rights
  • Douglas Crozier (Canada): Canada’s new Consumer Protection regime for airline passengers

Comenius University / Law Faculty

Judicial Room / Ground Floor

11:00-11:20

Coffee Break

 

11:20-12:15

Third Conference Session

Regulatory Issues

  • John Downes (Scotland): Regulating the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Dov Kolani (Israel): Regulation of Tourism Services – a Response

 

Comenius University / Law Faculty

Judicila Room / Ground Floor

12:15-13:30

Light Lunch (included)

Comenius University / Law Faculty

Assembly Hall / Ground Floor

13:30-15:30

Fourth Conference Session

Hospitality Law

  • Julio Facal (Uruguay): The Tourist Accommodation. The Legal Framework for Informalism – Problematic and Solution
  • Carmit Bar-On (Israel): Trends in hotel owner - operator relations
  • Jacqueline Tanti Dougall (Malta): The Responsibilities of the Hotel or Accommodation Provider - certain complexities arising therefrom

Comenius University / Law Faculty

Judicial Room / Ground Floor

15:20-15:40

Coffee Break

 

15:40-17:00

Fifth Conference Session

Mixed Topics

  • Maria Goretti Sanches Lima (Brazil): EU/EFTA-Mercosur trade agreements. The impact on travel and tourism.
  • Gianluca Rossoni (Italy): The Influence of Directive 2006/123/EC on Services in the Internal Market on Italian Travel Agencies and Tourism Professionals
  • Laurence Gore (USA): The Legal Status of the Independent Contractor Travel Agents in the U.S.

Comenius University / Law Faculty

Judicial Room / Ground Floor

19:30

Gala Dinner (included)

Restaurant Zichy

Saturday, Oct. 26

 

 

09:30-10:50

Hot Topic

UNWTO Global Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics

Introduction/Discussion/Conclusions

Comenius University / Law Faculty

Judicial Room / Ground Floor

10:50-11:10

Coffee Break

 

11:10-12:30

IFTTA AGM

Comenius University / Law Faculty

Judicial Room / Ground Floor

12:30-14:00

Lunch (individual arrangements)

 

14:30-19:00

Bus Trip to Small Carpathian Wine Route / Pottery Manufactory / Winery with Wine Tastings and Traditional Slovak Food (included)

starting at Comenius University

 

 

 

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