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Salamanca to host the first UNWTO International Seminar on Tourism Law

On 30 November and 1 December, the First International Seminar on Tourism Law will be held, organized jointly by theUNWTO University of Salamanca, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Sorbonne University.

During this first edition, the Seminar will analyse the two-year period since the entry into force of the International Code for the Protection of Tourists (ICPT), an unprecedented legal instrument created under the leadership of the UNWTO during the pandemic.

Since its inception, the Code has been promoted as a key instrument to restore confidence in international travel, by, on the one hand, providing a secure framework for travellers and protecting their rights as consumers, and, on the other hand, creating standards of action and response in the tourism sector in the event of any emergency, not only in pandemics. Thus, the Code is presented as a tool for governments, as well as public and private actors, to which 22 countries around the world have already adhered to date.

The Seminar will bring together national and international experts from academia, international tourism institutions and the United Nations to delve deeply into the principles and recommendations for assisting international tourists. The event will feature discussions on the protection of travellers availing of digital tourism services and will present case studies from countries that have already adhered to the Code, such as Uruguay.

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Salamanca is hosting this first edition of the Seminar, which is intended to become an annual event to advance Tourism Law as an area of recent inclusion in international law.

Tags: Salamanca, Tourism Law, UNWTO International

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