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On 1. July 2018, the new package travel law (PRG) came into force in Austria. It brought a lot of new rules, designed for the digital age and its new ways of travel booking. The aim to strengthen and modernise the protection for travellers brings more complexity.
In Austria, the new package travel law (PRG) came into force on July 1st, 2018. The following article explains which rights you have since then.
Summertime is vacation time. Finally getting away from the daily routine and find time for the beautiful things in life. Even worse, when suddenly problems occur and disturb the long-desired journey. A list of ECC Austria shows how to react to which situation and where to turn to for help.
Regarding online travel booking, hidden traps and obstacles are not uncommon. The European Consumer Centre provides tips and help.
Contractual partner, comparison portal, intermediary, operator: When you book a journey, it is important to know who your contractual partner is. Sounds simple, but with online booking, things can get confusing. The European Consumer Centre Austria has summarised the most important terms for you.
The European Consumer Centres Network (ECC-Net) developed an App to support consumers while travelling in Europe. In 25 languages, the mobile application helps in situations like lost baggage, delayed flights or return of damaged goods.
National authorities checked 552 websites of travel providers. 69% did not meet the European consumer law and were asked to adapt their content. Meanwhile 62% followed the request.
Online booking is comfortable but not without problems. Only one click transforms a virtual offer into a binding contract.
ECC Austria knows how to deal with travel deficiencies and which rights consumers have.
The overview by ECC Austria helps you find out wether the package tour or the individual trip fits your needs.
The Austrian organisation ÖAMTC summarized the most common misconceptions about passports and ID cards.