Report On Legal & Regulatory Framework By Government Of Tourism Sector

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LEGISLATION AND ETHICS INTRAVEL AND TOURISM SECTOR1
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...............................................................................................................................3TASK 1.................................................................................................................................................31.1....................................................................................................................................................31.2....................................................................................................................................................4TASK 2................................................................................................................................................52.1....................................................................................................................................................52.2...................................................................................................................................................6TASK 3................................................................................................................................................73.1....................................................................................................................................................73.2....................................................................................................................................................8TASK 4.................................................................................................................................................84.1....................................................................................................................................................84.2....................................................................................................................................................9CONCLUSION.................................................................................................................................10REFERENCES...................................................................................................................................112
INTRODUCTIONTravel and tourism industry is witnessing huge growth and vast success opportunities areoffered by this sector. IT is vital that passengers who are availing services in travel industry shouldbe provided with proper health and safety protections (Becker, 2016). It will aid in ensuring betterservices to clients that are enjoying services and their health and safety will be ensured. Presentreport describes about different kind of legal and regulatory frameworks formed by government forregulating working of tourism sector. Role of different regulatory bodies in travel and tourismsector has been mentioned in the report. In addition to this impact of health, safety and securitylegislations has also been mentioned. Furthermore different kinds of ethical dilemmas faced whilerendering safety to people in travel and tourism sector has been described in the report.TASK 11.1Travel and tourism sector gets influenced by various legal and regulatory frameworksformulated by state. English legal system renders diverse guidelines that are essential to follow fortravel companies and other tour operating firms (Prebežac and et.al., 2016). Diverse range of legaland regulatory frameworks are as described :-Carriage by Air and road act 1979 :-Guidelines are given in this act that if due to negligence andcarelessness shown by any person who carry passenger. If any harm or injuries is caused to clientthan carrier will be held accountable for damages caused to persons who are travelling by air or byroad (Page, 2014). In this case responsibilities of carrier who is carrying a passenger be medium ofrail and road are decided.The Athens Convention act 1974 :-The act was formulated with the objective to render guidelinesto people who are involved in international carrier and activities of carrying passenger by road andpassengers who travel by sea are also included in this act.International Carriage by road act 1979 :-Under this act instructions are given that if anydamage and harm is caused to any person while travelling through road than claims can be made forthe damages that is caused to any individual while travelling by road (Brandon-Jones and Walsman,2016).Transport Acts 1980 :-The act was formulated by parliament of UK and major objective behindmaking of this act was to do deregulation of different coach services in nation. Authorities aregranted power for making deregulation of bus services in country that includes local bus servicesand others. Travel and tourism industry of the country was affected by formation of this act and3
various tour provider companies also gets influenced by it. Rivalry among tourism industryincreased after formation of this act and private bus service providers were allowed for operatingacross all routes (Buckley, 2012). National bus companies and private bus service providercompanies got influenced by formation of this act.Development of Tourism act 1969 :-the major objective behind formation of this act is to increasecoordination among different tour service provider organizations. Many big organizations workingacross the nation were influenced by formation of this act and cooperation among different tourservice provider companies aided in increasing the tourism activities in the country (Crouch, 2012).In addition to this different types of regulations that are formed for regulating activities of travel andtourism sector by government of UK are as follows :-Civil Aviation Authority:-This authority was formulated for providing safety and protection topeople who are travelling by aviation mode. Major work of this authority is to render protection topassengers and public travelling in aviation sector. Licensing and approvals are granted by thisauthority and guidance is also provided to people on diverse range of issues (Morrison, 2013).Various safety plans and safety initiatives are also launched by this authority and it supported inregulating the working of aviation sector.Strategic Rail Authority :-This body was set under Transport act 2000 for regulating theoperations of railway industry. Various tourism activities of the country takes places through railnetwork and this authority worked for making improvements in existing railway systems.1.2There is significant role played by regulatory bodies in travel and tourism sector andoperations of travel sector has been influenced by it :-The international carriage of passenger act 1979 (Surface law) :- It comes under the category ofsurface law that provides directions to passengers. People who provide tickets and other services topeople related to road travel comes in this category. Under this act duty of carrier is assigned forproviding appropriate safety and protection to people that are associated with rendering protectionand safety to passengers using different transportation services (Mok, Sparks and Kadampully,2013). It becomes duty of carrier and tour operator for ensuring proper safety of people who aretravelling by making use of their services. Travellers go to different destinations and sometimesdifferent accidents and damages are caused to them. It becomes accountability of carrier forensuring that passengers are safely sent to their destinations. The international carriage of passengeract 1979 is formulated with the objective to render better transportation services to the clients.Sea law :-Government of UK has taken initiatives for making various sea laws for regulating4
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