Introduction to International Tourism and Travel Law




4 Weeks

About the Course

This course introduces the fundamental concepts concerning legal regulation in travel and tourism: From the principles governing the international Institutions and Organizations, the forms of international cooperation in tourism and the general international legislative framework to the regulation of the transport and tourism market, the infrastructure management legal tools, the international contracts for the transport of passengers and for the distribution of tourism services and package travel.

The course introduces the rules on the protection of passengers at an international level, the regulation of accommodation and food and beverage services, the evolution from the notion of “consumer” to that of “traveller”, through the figure of the “tourist”, the perspective towards an International Code on the Protection of Tourists and Tourism Service Providers.

You can enroll and study the content for free and only pay € 49 if you want to do the assignments and receive a certificate of completion.

Your Instructor

Alicia Gomez

Alicia Gomez has 16 years of experience in the UN, 11 years at UNWTO and is UNWTO´s Legal Counsel since 2017. In this capacity, she supported the process for the development and adoption of UNWTO´s Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics.

Alicia Gomez