At ITB Berlin Dennis Zimon, managing director of Passolution, will give his initial assessment of the new EU Package Travel Directive and take a look at the future
The EU Package Travel Directive brings new risks but also numerous opportunities with it. Put to intelligent use, it can even help boost a company’s sales. On 6 March 2019 at 1.30 p.m. at ITB Berlin, Dennis Zimon will highlight this in his lecture on the eTravel World stage in Hall 6.1. On Stand 125, also in Hall 6.1, he and his team will be available for questions and open to ideas on a subject that continues to be the talk of the industry.
Implemented in July 2018, the pre-contractual obligation to supply information in accordance with the Package Travel Directive has become a routine part of the work of travel agencies and tour operators. The prospect of having to deal with many unanswered questions, conducting time-consuming research and taking on a new area of responsibility caused a considerable stir in the industry at first. However, it has become evident that complying with legal obligations need not cost counter staff time and nerves. On the contrary, the regulations potentially offer more than unwanted duties.
In autumn 2017, Dennis Zimon and his business partner set up Passolution and developed a central database that contains the entry regulations of every country in the world, where information can be easily searched for for 198 nationalities and at any time. The newly founded company has designed a comprehensive and easy-to-use product for travel agencies and tour operators as well as OTAs and software providers, as a result of which managing the pre-contractual obligation to supply information is childsplay.
Hall 6.1, Stand 125