Consultation on travel advertising

24th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

24 May 2007, THE HAGUE – The Netherlands' consumer advocacy group is going to talk with representatives from the travel sector about the code of conduct regarding travel advertising. The sector has said that some parts of the new code are impossible for it to comply with, the Consumer Union said on Wednesday.

24 May 2007

THE HAGUE – The Netherlands' consumer advocacy group is going to talk with representatives from the travel sector about the code of conduct regarding travel advertising. The sector has said that some parts of the new code are impossible for it to comply with, the Consumer Union said on Wednesday.

The main question is whether travel offers advertised can actually be booked within a reasonable time. Consumers have no way of knowing the availability of these offers and often feel misled when they go to book on the basis of what they've seen advertised.

The Consumer Union announced on Tuesday that there have been about 100 violations by travel agencies and airlines since the code came into effect on 1 April. The Union published the names of the offending companies on its website.

D-Reizen and Arkefly have since been removed from the list because the violations they are guilty of pertain to this part of the code that it appears requires further consultation.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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