New rights for holidaymakers

Family on beach]#People who buy package holidays should be given stronger rights.

So says local MEP Glenis Willmott who, with her Labour colleagues in the European Parliament, voted yesterday to give greater protection to holidaymakers by pushing for stronger rights for people who buy package deals.

The new consumer rights include being able to transfer packages to another person, cancel a package more easily and have easier recourse to compensation in the event of insolvency.

With the Labour-backed proposals securing the support of the European Parliament today, they will now be put to ministers from national governments, before the changes become law.

Speaking in Strasbourg, Glenis said:

“By voting to close loopholes and give consumers more rights this is good news for holidaymakers.

“Yesterday’s vote is just the latest example of MEPs establishing better rights for consumers across Europe, following our recent vote guaranteeing more rights for air passengers.”



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