Expert Leisure Travel Lawyers for Tour Operators and Agents
"Vast knowledge and experience in travel cases, and lawyers who speak multiple languages.”
– Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2019
Blake Morgan acts for tour operators, travel agents, airlines, intermediaries and destination management companies in all aspects of the leisure travel sector. Our solicitors advise on commercial, corporate and regulatory matters in a complex, highly regulated market.
Our specialist commercial services in the leisure travel sector are backed up by a team of specialist travel litigation lawyers able to resolve disputes and claims from clients, partners and regulators. The leisure travel sector work reflects the high regard in which Blake Morgan is held in the market.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our team of specialist leisure travel solicitors can assist with all aspect of the business of tour operators and travel agents, whether online, inbound or outbound, including:
Regulatory Drafting and Advice
We advise on compliance with the PTR and LTA Regulations, ATOL, GDPR, digital marketing, and the drafting of commercial contracts with suppliers and business partners, agency agreements, terms of business, distribution and indemnity.
We have a wealth of experience in the incorporation and set up of new businesses in the sector, including procurement of trading licences such as ATOL and trade memberships including ABTA. We are experienced in drafting agreements with suppliers, travel agents and business partners.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Our expert travel team have substantial experience in the purchase or sale of leisure travel businesses including due diligence and regulatory compliance.
Operating via a network of recognised law firms, our expert lawyers offer travel sector advice in all jurisdictions.
Our tour operator specialists are experienced in managing all types of dispute in the sector. We are able to offer specialist advice and solutions for all sizes of dispute.
Marketing and Distribution
Tour operators hold a wealth of personal data on their customers. We advise on compliance and drafting new documents to comply with GDPR. This includes drafting indemnities for recoveries with multiple sub-processors operating in the sector.
Our solicitors have engaged with the leisure travel sector for over 30 years. We are members of ABTA and the Institute for Travel & Tourism. We are recognised as leaders in this area by Chambers and Legal 500.
Involved in campaigning against fraudulent illness claims. Acting for a leading hotel chain in Spain and the Balearics in revising commercial indemnities requiring hotels to refund tour operators for litigation claims and settlements where a fraudulent claim is made.
Acting for a worldwide Sales Agent following insolvency of a cruise line and seeking the recovery of substantial losses from the bond held by ABTA.
Acting in the aftermath of a coach fire in Turkey, including dealing with a liability insurer and seeking early settlement of a volume of claims to avoid reputational damage.
Awards and Accolades
The UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018, which came into force in 2021, overhauled rights and obligations regarding the processing of personal data in the...Read More
Daniel Scognamiglio, Partner at law firm Blake Morgan, looks at how insurers can recover outlay using rights enshrined in law in an article first published in the July edition of...Read More
Business travel and insuring the businesses that arrange business travel post-pandemic will be far from ‘business as usual’. There are a number of changes that businesses need to be aware of....Read More
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. The Prize was established in 1996 to celebrate and promote fiction by female authors written in English to the...Read More
If you are a claimant, witness or an expert making a false statement it is likely that you will face committal proceedings for contempt of court
Daniel Scognamiglio examines the Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Limited v Zafar  EWCA Civ 392 case, which serves as an important reminder to all witnesses as to making false or...Read More