Unfair Trading Regulations

Unfair Trading in Holiday Contracts - Time for Action!

Since the advent of the Unfair Trading Regulations in 2008, I believe I am correct in stating, that there has not been one prosecution of any travel company under the Regulations.  The Regulations were created following the publication of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and create three distinct offences; misleading actions, misleading omissions and aggressive commercial practices.  I... READ MORE 18 August 2011

Being treated unfairly by your travel company? The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008

The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive came into force on 26 May 2008 in the UK as The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (referred from here on as the Unfair Trading Regulations).  They were introduced following a lengthy EU wide consultation on how the consumer was disadvantaged by the actions and behaviour of companies.  The Regulations can be found at this link - ht... READ MORE 23 January 2009


  • How can I claim?
    • Were you ill or injured on holiday in the last 3 years?
    • Do you believe you booked a Package Holiday?

    If you can answer yes to both questions, you may be able to bring a claim under the Package Travel Regulations!

    Don't worry if you cannot answer yes to both questions; if you think you booked your travel independently, you may be able to make a claim against your travel provider or supplier!

  • Other Holiday Problems;
    How can I claim?
    • Have you suffered with failures in your holiday or flight contract?
    • Does your complaint against your holiday company arise in the last 6 years (UK Only) (flights 2 years)?

    If you can answer yes to both questions, you may be able to bring a claim against your travel provider or supplier.

  • What compensation can I claim?

    Whatever type of claim you have, the level of damages you can hope to get is based on a number of factors. Firstly you have to prove your case and then an assessment is carried out to determine the level of damages.

    Read our guide on damages....

  • Why should I claim?

    You have worked hard for that precious two week holiday in the sun! Holidays are the same as any other Consumer product - if it goes wrong, you have a right to claim.

    Read more about your rights ....