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originally a marketing exercise whereby a travel agent could profit by combining accommodation and travel, now the object of European and domestic legislation. The rules provide for practical measures such as detailed information to be provided and help to be available in resort. Legally terms are implied in contracts in favour of the holidaymaker. The burden of proof in some cases of injury abroad is reversed and placed on the tour operator. Ironically, just as the regulations came in, Internet options to allow people to arrange their own holidays made the regulations less relevant.
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The report also mentioned Taiwan Tourism Development Association secretary-general Tien Yi-hsiu as saying that China had stopped renewing licenses for some tour leaders and that the package tours would most likely dry up by the end of the year.
For instance, if the package tour is designed this year with good infrastructure, but six months later or next year the roads are damaged, this will affect the visitor program.
Caissa, a China-based travel specialist, will sell a range of organised package tours to Chinese visitors seeking to explore the tourist attractions in the Midlands, the North of England and London.
Completion of the merger will mean that Aurinkomatkat has, in euro terms, approximately 40% of Finland's package tour market and a third of its entire leisure travel market.
As a result, the services will become a separate independent travel business area within Aurinkomatkat and the latter will have a 40% share of Finland's package tour market and a third of entire leisure travel market in the country in euro terms.
Travel firms have seen a 20 per cent increase in package tour bookings in the last month.
Package tours organized by travel bureaus were valued at US$ 32 million in 2007, up from US$ 27 million in 2006.
In '05, they dominated the Vans Warped and Nintendo Fusion package tours, then headlined their first major market arena trek the next spring.
Services at the two agencies include corporate travel management, domestic and international ticketing, and vacation package tours.
Whisky-and-golf package tours became de rigeur for high-flying businessfolk in the 80s, and the Scotch were not slow to realize the potential of this wealthy market.
Since package tours and monthly payments have made these sojourns reasonably affordable, the Brazilian middle class (and in this respect the author's analysis applies to most of the Latin American middle class), can engage in a pilgrimage that syntholizes economic success, it also allows middle sectors to claim a link to a cosmopolitan culture and economy that is different, even "superior" to their own.
The severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic ''still seems to be having an effect'' on overseas package tours, he said, ''but the overseas portion seems to be shifting toward domestic tours.