ABTA has welcomed yesterday’s passing of the Package Travel Directive by the European Parliament.
Speaking about the development, ABTA head of Public Affairs Stephen D’Alfonso said: “The vote by the European Parliament in Strasbourg marks a milestone in the Package Travel Directive (PTD) revision process, which has been ongoing in Brussels since 2009.
“ABTA has long argued for a more level playing field for travel companies, and enhanced consumer protections. The revised Directive goes some way to achieving this aim, and we look forward to continuing to work with the EU institutions to monitor whether further changes for greater consistency will be required in the coming years.
“The UK Government will now have two years to implement the Directive, with a further six months allowed for compliance. ABTA will work with the UK Government to represent the views of ABTA Members as the reforms are implemented, and support Members as changes begin to impact their businesses.”