Package tours and holidays are popular for those looking for ready-made vacations, but sometimes problems occur between the consumer and the company. Due to this, the Travel Package Holiday and Package Tours Regulations were created to protect both clients and businesses. The regulations hold the tour operators responsible for the full tour, and outline specifically what the “full tour” details. Definition of Package Holiday A package holiday is that which markets itself as a package holiday or an all-inclusive trip. A package, according to the regulations , is defined as including transport and accommodation, transport and other trip expenses, or accommodation and other trip expenses at an inclusive or special price. Insurance Policies and Money Protection Some tour companies may offer you travel insurance with your trip. If you decline their insurance, your trip should remain the same price as before. Before you decline insurance, check with your regular insurance provider to see if injury, illness, or accidents on a holiday are covered. If your travel package falls through as a scheme, your money is also protected because providers must give you the promised services — it is their legal obligation. Be sure to keep all your paperwork and documentation should you need to bring a case.
Illness Policies According to holidayclaims.com, travel operators can be held responsible if you become ill on your trip. It is their duty to look out for your well-being and help take care of you on your holiday. They are responsible for you, and if they do not live up to their responsibilities, they can be held at fault. They “will be legally liable to compensate you,” according to holidayclaims.com. Fault Aside from illness, tour operators and travel companies can still be held at fault if they do not provide the promised services or if something happens to you. If any arrangements fall through during the trip, the tour operator, travel company, and associated personnel are liable. Remember to always retain your paperwork and documents in case you need them later to prove the details and fine print of your trip.