International Convention on Travel Contracts
- Type: Convention
- Date of signature: 23/04/1970
- Place of signature: Brussels, Belgium
- Depositary: Belgian Government
- Date of entry into force: 24/02/1976
What is it about?
This instrument, concluded under the auspices of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) establishes uniform provisions relating to travel contracts. It applies to any travel contract concluded between a traveller and a travel organizer or intermediary, with the travel organizer or intermediary having his principal place of business or, failing any such place of business, his habitual residence in a Member State. The present Convention determines the general obligations of parties to a travel contract, its content, as well as liability rules applying to travel organizers and travellers.
Why is it relevant?
By becoming a Member State to the present Convention, States provide for a better protection of travellers subscribing travel contracts. The latter obtain recognized rights and compensation if travel organizers and intermediaries do not comply with the regulations set forth.