Tourism Law in Europe

1 TourismLaw in Slovenia Matija Damjan 1 Karmen Lutman 2 1. Introduction; 2. Administrative Regulation of Tourism; 2.1. Organisations in the Tourism Sector; 2.2. Strategic Planning; 2.3. Conditions for Performing Tourist Activities; 2.4. Tourist Fees; 3. Sharing Economy; 4. Tourism Contracts; 4.1. Package Travel Contracts and Linked Travel Arrangements; 4.2. Tourism Contracts Regulated in the Obligations Code; 4.2.1. Overview; 4.2.2. Contract on organised travel; 4.2.3. Agency contract on tourist services; 4.2.4. Allotment contract; 4.2.5. Timeshare, long-term holiday product, resale and exchange contracts; 4.3. Special Customs and Usages in the Hospitality Industry; 5. Conclusion. 1. Introduction Slovenian Tourist Board’s website pronounces that tourism is one of the most successful and promising industries in the Slovenian economy. The Board’s vision of Slovenia is to be “a green boutique global destination for high-end visitors seeking diverse and active experiences, peace, and personal benefits.” 3 . Accordingly, tourism law should be well developed in Slovenia in order to regulate the various relationships between tourists and various economic operators in tourism, such as tour operators, travel agents, carriers, providers of catering and accommodation, operators of tourist attractions, tour guides, etc. This paper will first outline the administrative regulation of the tourist sector in Slovenia, followed by an overview of the statutory rules of Slovenian law of obligations concerning some types of tourism contracts. 1 PhD (University of Ljubljana), Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Secretary General at the Institute for Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, matija.damjan@pf.uni-lj.si. 2 PhD (University of Ljubljana), LL.M. (HU Berlin), Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, karmen.lutman@pf.uni-lj.si. 3 Source : www.slovenia.info/en/business/about-slovenian-tourist-board.

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