Press Release: EIOPA identifies consumer protection issues in travel insurance and issues a warning to the travel insurance industry

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published its Thematic Review on Consumer Protection Issues in Travel Insurance. With economic recovery, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, coupled with decreasing travel costs, travellers’ numbers have been growing each year. This has led to growth in the travel insurance market.

UPDATED – Merger Case: M.9515 TPG ASIA / GENTING HONG KONG / DREAM CRUISES

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1681 of 1 August 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism, as regards the transmission deadlines and adaptation of Annexes I and II

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Question for Written Answer: Domino effect of the collapse of Thomas Cook on healthy tourism sector businesses

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Question for Written Answer: Compensation following the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook

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OPP Meeting Summary: Hearing of Virginijus Sinkevičius Commissioner-designate for the Environment and Oceans (3 October 2019)

A summary of the hearing is now available.

List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Tourism) in the third quarter of 2019

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Question for Written Answer: Impact of Thomas Cook’s bankruptcy

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Question for Written Answer: Thomas Cook’s sudden, unexpected shut-down

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Press Release: Outbound trips of EU residents: 22% were package trips

Among the around 1 billion trips made by EU* residents in 2017, 9% were package trips, meaning that at least transport and accommodation, or one of these together with another essential tourism service, were booked through a tour operator or a travel agency. This method of booking trips was more common for outbound trips (22% of all outbound trips), than for domestic trips (4%).

Question for Written Answer: Protecting the local economy in the event of the collapse of travel giants

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UPDATED – Agenda: Competitiveness Council (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) (27-28 May 2019)

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Question for Written Answer: The collapse of Thomas Cook

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OPP Meeting Summary: Transport Council – Reducing emissions in aviation (20 September 2019)

A summary of the Council’s policy debate on A Clean Planet for all: A European strategic vision for a climate neutral economy – Aviation aspects is now available.

Agenda: EP TRAN Committee Meeting (24 September 2019)

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Event: Stakeholder consultation on “A macro-regional strategy for the Carpathian region” (Brussels, 10 September 2019)

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has decided to prepare an own-initiative opinion to facilitate this bottom-up initiative to establish this fifth EU Macro-regional strategy and has appointed Mr Władysław Ortyl (ECR/PL), President of the Podkarpackie Region, as rapporteur.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Exchange of views with European Coordinators of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) (2 September 2019)

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Event: European Week of Regions and Cities (Brussels, 7-10 October 2019)

The 2019 edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) is guided by the motto: ‘Regions and Cities: Pillars of the EU’s Future.’

Press Release: Do you book your holidays online?

In the EU in 2017, 50% of internet users said that they booked their holiday accommodation or travel via the internet. This share was highest among internet users in Luxembourg (73%), Finland (65%) and Germany (64%). Booking holiday accommodation or travel via the internet was less common among internet users aged 16 to 24 (41%) and older users aged 65 to 74 (47%). Internet bookings were most popular among those aged 25 to 34 (55%).

Agenda: Meeting of the Committee of the Regions NAT Commission (16 September 2019)

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Agenda: EESC Meeting of the Section for External Relations (05 September 2019)

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