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UNWTO: International tourist arrivals grew by 4% in 2012 and are expected to continue to grow in 2013

International tourist arrivals grew by 4% in 2012 to reach 1.035 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Emerging economies (+4.1%) regained the lead over advanced economies (+3.6%), with Asia and the Pacific showing the strongest results. Growth is expected to continue in 2013 only slightly below the 2012 level (+3% to +4%) and in line with UNWTO long term forecast.

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Boeing Dreamliners grounded by several aviation authorities around the world

As a result of an in-flight, Boeing 787 battery incident in Japan, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners over safety concerns. Other regulators around the world have followed:

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IFTTA Law Review 3-2012 available online

The IFTTA Law Review 3-2012 is now available within the members' area of the website. It contains an article by Stephan Keiler on the European Bus Passengers' Rights Regulation and several court cases.

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IFTTA Law Review 2-2012 available online

The newest edition of the IFTTA Law Review is availbale within the members' section of this website. It focusses on air passenger rights, namley the EU Regulation 261/2004 and the Montreal Convention. Print copies are available as supplement to the Journal "Reiserecht aktuell" published by Sellier European Law Publishers, Germany.

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New proposals to address crimes at sea

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that the United Nations' International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to the proposal of the United Kingdom, CLIA, and the Philippines to develop guidelines to address concerns related to alleged serious crimes and persons missing at sea. All 24 delegations that spoke at the IMO meeting on April 18 expressed their appreciation for the proposal and supported it without exception.

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IFTTA Law Review 3-2011 now available

The third edition of the IFTTA Law Review is now available in pdf within the members' section of the website. It focusses on cases related to the Montreal Convention and the Warsaw Convention in particular with regard to the issue of exclusivity.

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Court of Cassation (FR) on Deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is not an accident under Warsaw Convention

[forwarded by Jackie Tanti Dougall]

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UNWTO: European tourism grows above expectations

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.5% in the first eight months of 2011 to a total of 671 million (29 million more than in the same period of 2010).

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World Travel & Tourism Council addresses governments on World Tourism Day

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) on the occasion of World Tourism Day on Sep. 27 urged governments to recognize the vast economic and social contribution of travel and tourism - particularly as a driver of sustainable economic growth and revival. The World Travel & Tourism Council was formed over 20 years ago by the heads of some of the largest private travel and tourism companies in the world to ensure that governments, the media, and the society understood the enormous economic and social contribution of travel and tourism.

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