Commercial Law for Employers: Liability of Travel Companies

Posted in : Commercial Law for Employers on 8 June 2021
Kevin McVeigh
Elliott Duffy Garrett
Issues covered: Third-party Liability

Key Issues: Package Holiday – Liability of Travel Company – Concept of “supplier of services” - Preliminary Ruling

Case: X v Kuoni Travel Ltd

Reference: Case C-578/19, CJEU (Third Chamber), 18 March 2021

Legislation: Directive 90/314/EEC 


X and her husband entered into the contract at issue with Kuoni under which the latter agreed to provide them with a package holiday in Sri Lanka, which included return flights from the United Kingdom and 15 nights’ all-inclusive accommodation at a hotel, between 8 and 23 July 2010.

Clause 2.2 of that contract provides:

‘Your contract is with [Kuoni]. We will arrange to provide you with the various services

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This article is correct at 08/06/2021

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Kevin McVeigh
Elliott Duffy Garrett

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