The legal And Regulatory Framework
The legal And Regulatory Framework In The Travel And Tourism Sector
The Travel & tourism sector is a large economic sector. As a result, the legal and regulatory framework of the travel and tourism sector is diverse. There are laws applying to tourism in unforeseen circumstances due to individual incidents i.e. disappointments and damages. There are also industry-specific laws and international regulations
The Development of Tourism Act 1969 laid the foundation for tourism development and legislation in the UK. It is an Act to provide for the establishment of a British Tourist Authority and Tourist Boards for England, Scotland and Wales with responsibility for promoting the development of tourism to and within Great Britain; to provide for the giving of financial assistance out of public funds for the provision of new hotels and the extension, alteration and improvement of existing hotels; to enable provision to be made for the registration of hotels and other establishments at which sleeping accommodation is provided by way of trade or business and for securing that the prices charged there for such accommodation are brought to the notice of persons seeking to avail themselves of it; and for connected purposes (www.legislation.gov.uk).
Diverse laws influence the travel industry. These include:
There are four categories of “unfairness”: