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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 08:42
Effecitve by January 1, 2017, an amendment to the Austrian Unfair Competition Act (UWG) introduced a ban on 'best price' clauses for hotel booking portals. These clauses were qualified as an agressive business practice. According to such clauses, a hotel operator who wanted to sell rooms through...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 03:53
Plaintiff Jane Doe and her eleven-year-old daughter flew aboard Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi to Chicago. When she stuck her hand into the seat pocket in front of her, she was unexpectedly pricked by a hypodermic needle that lay hidden within. The needle drew blood from her finger.  Doe was...
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 07:36
Ryanair and Crew link are companies established in Ireland. Ryanair is active in the international passenger air transport sector. Crewlink is specialised in the recruitment and training of cabin crew for airlines. Between 2009 and 2011, employees of Portuguese, Spanish and Belgian nationality...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 06:00
In August 2013, the plaintiff who spent his holidays at an Austrian lake booked a "banana boat ride" operated by the defendant. Before mounting the "banana", the participants were instructed that the banana was likely to capsize and they should cling on tight.  During the ride which was operated...
Monday, September 4, 2017 - 07:01
The hill-walker fell on a dry day when one foot struck the lip of a hole in a wooden ex-railway sleeper laid as part of a boardwalk in a mountain area of scenic and habitat importance. This caused her to fall forward and her right knee hit raised u-nails hammered into the sleeper and deliberately...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:14
Authors: Prof. Dr. Dragan Vujisic, Faculty of Law, University of Kragujevac and Doc. Dr. Andrej Micovic, Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism in Vrnjacka Banja, University of Kragujevac Reviewer: Snežana Miladinović, Ph.D., Full-time Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Montenegro
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 05:14
Author: Julio Facal, Manual de Derecho Hotelero, AHRU [Asociación de Hoteles y Restaurantes de Uruguay] RUMBO editorial [info@ahru.com.uy; jfacal@yelpofacal.com], Montevideo, 2016 [2017 second edition, in process];120pp, US $20. Reviewer:Diego R. Gonzalez. Buenos Aires,. (diegon@me.com). President...
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 04:59
A German Consumer Association (Bundesverband der Verbraucherzentralen und Verbraucherverbände) made a test booking on Air Berlin’s website and found that the taxes, charges and fees applicable to the ticket were indicated as being only 1 Euro or 3 Euro while the real taxes, charges and fees must...