This course is intended for students who are not graduates in, or acquainted with, the law. Students will receive an introduction what law is and how its regulates the tourism industry. The course will focus on EU legislation and regulations but will also cover Belgian law.
Students will have to explain basic legal principles and rules and explain legal institutionst hat shape the law. Economic legislation and regulations in relation to the tourism business must be identified and its content described. Students must be able to apply the legislation to the obligations of parties to different travel service contracts such as an air carriage contract. When disputes arise, students should be able to guide parties to resolution mechanism.
A student should have able to spot legal issues and to ascertain how legal problems can be situated and handled.
LO 2 reflective professional integrated
LO 4 manager integrated
LO 7 info ready integrated
Order of Enrolment
This course unit is a prerequisite for taking the following course units:
Is included in these courses of study
1. Introduction to law
1.1 Concepts and function
1.2 Makers of the law
1.3 Structure of the law
1.4 Subjects of the law
1.5 European Union Law
2. Regulation of Tourism Business
2.1 Market entities
2.2 Market regulations
2.3 Business organisation
3. Regulation of contractual relations
3.1 Travel Services Directive
3.2 Law of Obligations
3.4 Law of Torts
3.5 Travel insurance
4. EU consumer rights & regulations
4.1 Passenger rights
4.2 Information rights
4.4 Airport security & aircraft safety
4.5 Passenger personal data
5. Dispute resolution
- M. Taeymans, “European Tourism Law : Texts, Cases and Materials”, Gompels & Scavina, 2nd edition, 2019.
- Powerpoint presentations
- Research papers
Format: more information
The course will be in the form of lectures with enrolled students encouraged to actively participate at classes, practical exercises and research.
Course grade system :
Oral examination with use of handbook allowed (75% of grades). Research on a European court case with paper (between 3 and 5 pages) and presentation thereof (25% of grades).
Use of M. Taeymans, “European Tourism Law : Texts, Cases and Materials”, Gompels & Scavina, 2nd edition, 2019 allowed during exam.
Information about retaking exams
This course unit does not allow partial mark transfers.
100% oral examination. Use of M. Taeymans, “European Tourism Law : Texts, Cases and Materials”, Gompels & Scavina, 2nd edition, 2019 allowed during exam.