Tourism Legislation and Regulations (B-TM-YE0363)

3 ECTSEnglish26 First termFirst term
Taeymans Marc (coordinator) |  N.
POC PBA Toerisme en recreatiemanagement TMMA

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 

 

No prerequisites 


This course unit is a prerequisite for taking the following course units:
YE0367 : Bachelor Project
YE0377 : Internship in Tourism & Leisure
YE0378 : Internship in Tourism & Leisure (No longer offered this academic year)

Activities

3 ects. Tourism Legislation and Regulations (B-TM-YE5394)

3 ECTSEnglishFormat: Lecture26 First termFirst term
N.
POC PBA Toerisme en recreatiemanagement TMMA

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

4.3 Pricing

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

The course will be in the form of lectures with enrolled students encouraged to actively participate at classes, practical exercises and research.

Evaluation

Tourism Legislation and Regulations (B-TM-YE7363)

Type : Exam during the examination period
Description of evaluation : Oral
Type of questions : Open questions, Closed questions
Learning material : Course material

AssessmentGrading scale
TOTAL1-20/20 scale

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.

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.