The 7th. International Travel and Tourism: Policy, Law and Management Conference
A realizarse en Edinburgo, durante los días 12 a 14 de septiembre de 2007.
The Seventh International Travel and Tourism:
Policy, Law and Management Conference
Influence the Policy
Shape the Law
Manage the Consequences
Paramount Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
12-14 September, 2007
A major international conference organized by the Travel Law Centre,
Northumbria University, in conjunction with the International Travel Law Journal and the Shepard Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The Travel Industry has had another turbulent year. From a legal perspective the big issue remains: What is a Package? and the Court of Appeal decision has confused many in the industry who were looking for clarity and guidance.
Insolvency and insolvency protection is a perennial issue which has also come to a head recently with proposals from the CAA on a new financial protection scheme to underpin the tried and tested ATOL system. Another difficult issue which has again found itself at the top of the agenda is the
question of corporate manslaughter and the extent of a tour operator’s criminal liability for deaths abroad.
All these topics are of vital importance to the travel industry, to policy makers and to travel lawyers and will be discussed at length in this, the seventh conference in the series hosted jointly by Northumbria University and Nova Southeastern University. As usual our prestigious panel of speakers has been given time to debate the topics at length. The purpose
is to provide delegates not only with an in-depth approach to the issues but also for them to be able to enter into a dialogue with speakers. Additionally the social programme, the lunches and the conference dinner will give delegates the chance to converse with each other and mingle with the speakers in a more relaxed environment.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE
This programme is advance notice of the conference.All the speakers listed in the programme are confirmed but more speakers may be added and the programme will change to take account of this.To keep fully up to date you should visit our website at: www.northumbria.ac.uk/tlc2007 There you will find much more information about the conference than we can ever hope to print in the conference leaflet, including information on travel to Edinburgh, accommodation and other tourist information
The conference offers companies a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities. If you would like details of how you can exploit these please contact Maureen Cooke on +44 (0) 191 243 7597.
The University is an approved institution for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development and delegates qualify for 10 hours CPD/CLE by attending the conference.
Wednesday 12 Sept
Wednesday 12 September 2007 .
Thursday 13 September 2007
2.00 pm Registration
4.30 pm Ghost Tour
6.00 pm Drinks Reception
Thursday 13 September 2007 ..
9.00 am Registration and coffee
10.00 am Welcome and Introduction
Riddell Graham, Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Communications.
10.15 am Session 1: The Challenges Facing the Travel Industry
Moderator – Professor David Grant, Northumbria University
Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive, ABTA
Sandy MacPherson, President, SPAA
11.15 am Coffee
11.35 am Session 2: Liability for Deaths on Holiday:Corporate Manslaughter and Health and Safety Issues.
Moderator - Michael Chapman, Northumbria University
Marianne Butler, Barrister, Fountain Court Chambers
Peter Stewart, Field Fisher Waterhouse, Andy Cooper, Director General,Federation of Tour Operators
1.00 pm Lunch (Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCooper)
2.00 pm Session 3: Travel Industry Insolvency
Moderator – Simon Chamberlain, Field Fisher Waterhouse
Richard Jackson, CAA Board member and Group Director, Consumer Protection Ian Oakley Smith, PricewaterhouseCoopers. John Cox, Chairman, ATIPAC
3.15 pm Coffee
3.35 pm Session 4: Which Business Model:Principal or Agency?
Moderator – Stephen Mason
Andrew Burnham, MacIntyre Hudson
Martin Payne, MacIntyre Hudson
4.30 pm Close
7.30 pm Reception sponsored by Travel Weekly followed by conference dinner
Friday 14 September 2007
9.00 am Registration and coffee
9.30 am Session 5: The Future Shape of theTravel Industry
Noel Josephides, Managing Director, Sunvil Holidays
10.30 am Coffee
11.00 am Session 6: What is a Package?..... and How not to Package
Moderator – Iain Lindsay, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Sabre Holdings
Simon Bunce, Head of Legal and Member Services, ABTA
Ted Wake, Joint Managing Director, Kirker Holidays
Todd Carpenter, Director, Travel Trust Association
12.15 pm Lunch (Sponsored by MacIntyre Hudson)
1.30 pm Session 7: Goodbye Trade Descriptions Act. Hello Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
Stephen Mason, Stephen Mason Solicitors
Peter Deft, DTI
2.30 pm Coffee
3.00 pm Session 8: Litigation Update – including Fraudulent Claims against Travel Companies Moderator – Linda Barris, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale
Matthew Chapman, Barrister, 1 Chancery Lane
Michael Chapman, University of Northumbria
4.00 pm Closing Remarks
Professor David Grant
Fees: The price of the conference is £415 per delegate, which includes a year’s subscription to the International Travel Law Journal. The following discounts are available: £120 to members of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA). £85 for subscribers to the International Travel Law Journal; speakers; second and subsequent delegates from the same company or organisation; members of the International Bar Association Leisure Industry Committee; members of the Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association (TATLA); members of the International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA); members of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO). These discounts cannot be accumulated or linked with any other offer. The price includes all conference sessions, all meals and refreshments as advertised in the programme (including the conference dinner, the tour and the reception) plus full course materials. Delegates wishing to attend for one day can do so for £190 per day, excluding the conference dinner. The conference dinner is £75. Accommodation is not included in the conference price.
How to Book: You may book by phone, by post, by fax or by e-mail, but in all cases we need you to complete the booking form below as confirmation of your booking. All communication should be addressed to Maureen Cooke, the conference administrator.
By post: Legal Services Unit, University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST
By Fax: 0191 243 7506
By Phone: 0191 243 7597
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All cheques should be made payable to Northumbria University
How to Book Accommodation
We have reserved a limited number of standard bedrooms at the Paramount Carlton
Hotel. To book one of these rooms you must contact the hotel direct on 0131 472 3000 and mention that you are attending the conference.
If you have to cancel your booking please send us a written cancellation (by letter, fax 0191 243 7506, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) not less than 10 working days before the conference. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A refund of your conference fee less a £25 administrative charge will then be sent to you. After this time we cannot accept any cancellations and the full fee is payable. Failure to attend the conference will be regarded as a late cancellation and your payment will be forfeited