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The new definition of a package has been published

The Government has published the final draft of what will be the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements 2018. The following new definition of a package will apply from 1st July 2018:-

“package” means a combination of at least
two different types of travel services for the purpose of the same trip or holiday, if—
(a) those services are combined by one trader, including at the request of, or in accordance
with, the selection of the traveller, before a single contract on all services is concluded; or
(b) those services are—
(i) purchased from a single point of sale and selected before the traveller agrees to pay,
(ii) offered, sold or charged at an inclusive or total price,
(iii) advertised or sold under the term “package” or under a similar term,
(iv) combined after the conclusion of a contract by which a trader entitles the traveller to
choose among a selection of different types of travel services, or
(v) purchased from separate traders through linked online booking processes where—
(aa) the traveller’s name, payment details and e-mail address are transmitted from
the trader with whom the first contract is concluded to another trader or
traders, and
(bb) a contract with the latter trader or traders is concluded at the latest 24 hours
after the confirmation of the booking of the first travel service,
irrespective of whether the traveller concludes separate contracts with one or more travel
service providers in respect of the services.
(6) A combination of travel services where not more than one type of travel service of the kind
listed in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of the definition of “travel service” is combined with one or more
tourist services of the kind listed in paragraph (d) of that definition is not a package if the latter
services—
(a) do not account for a significant proportion of the value of the combination and are not
advertised as, and do not otherwise represent, an essential feature of the combination; or
(b) are selected and purchased after the performance of a travel service of the kind listed in
paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of the definition of “travel service” has started.