• From The BBC:

    Travellers who book holidays on the internet could receive more financial protection if things go wrong, under plans in a European review.Consumers who make up their own packages of flights, hotels and car rentals on one website or partner sites could get more protection. Currently, only those who have booked specific package deals have rights to cancel or refunds if operators go bust. A review will consider help for passengers if airlines collapse. “We need tough protection that gives all consumers booking a package holiday the peace of mind they deserve, and we need a level playing field so businesses compete on equal terms,” said EU Consumer Commissioner Meglena Kuneva. The consumers’ association Which? welcomed the review. “The Package Travel Directive was drawn up almost 20 years ago, and while useful at the time, it doesn’t go far enough to protect today’s holidaymaker,” said Rochelle Turner, of Which? Holiday. “A significant number of people book hotels from a direct link on an…

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