Package Travel

Coronavirus in China

The Coronavirus ravages a Chinese province and the media is full of that. What does it mean for your rights of withdrawal in package tours?

Thomas Cook insolvent

Information for holidaymakers on the Thomas Cook bankruptcy. In this news story can read up on tangible instructions about how to best to proceed, if you have prepaid a part or the full cost of your planned trip.

FAQ Thomas Cook

The Thomas Cook concern comprises various companies in various countries. Not all of them are insolvent. We answer the most frequent questions about the current situation. 

Deficiencies at your holiday hotel

The hotel room is dirty or not available, instead of a "fine sandy beach" you find a rocky bay and instead of the longed-for peace and quiet you are tormented by annoying construction noise. Especially during the peak travel season, we receive an increasing number of complaints from holidaymakers whose stay did not turn out quite as expected. But what can you do if you have problems on holiday? We provide information on the options available to consumers.

Insolvency protection for package travels

You have been looking forward to a nice holiday for a long time, but then one of the companies involved becomes insolvent. This is a shock for many consumers. Can I still travel? Do I have to pay a certain part again? Do I get all the money back? Or have I also lost my savings?

Your new rights at package travels

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.

FAQ Package Holidays

In these FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) we give a brief overview of your rights on package holidays under the new Austrian Package Travel Act (PRG).

The new package travel law

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.

Defects at destination

ECC Austria knows how to deal with travel deficiencies and which rights consumers have.

Stressless summer

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.

Online travel agencies

Regarding online travel booking, hidden traps and obstacles are not uncommon. The European Consumer Centre provides tips and help.

Booking a journey

Online or offline - what you should consider before booking a journey.

Little dictionary for booking a journey

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.

ECC-Net: Travel App

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.

Spring cleaning at European travel websites

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.

Read first and click after

Online booking is comfortable but not without problems. Only one click transforms a virtual offer into a binding contract.

Package Holidays

Important information regarding your package holiday.

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