Catalog Prices Of German Tour Operators Legally Binding

  • Posted on March 13, 2021 at 10:56 am

The information duties regulation of the civil code (so-called BGB-InfoVO) has been changed and the possibility of subsequent price increases for travel organisers decided by Jan Bartholl (lawyer for travel and air traffic rights) November 2008 (MS) basically, subsequent price increases are alien to the German law. The price is advertised, and once explained this can not unilaterally increased. This was true also in the travel contract law for tour operators. As a result but the difficulty for tour operators, flexible on price changes, especially when increasing or decreasing demand, to respond. Result of the legal situation were closely printed price supplements, which were closely printed columns of figures and tables on grey paper in contrast to the heavenly images of the travel catalogue and their pricing were limited by tour operators. The tour argued that it must be possible, the prices referred to in travel brochures for the pressure and the Publication of catalogues of the change in the agreed capacity and quotas of hotel locations and flight reservations to adapt. Catalogues are printed usually only twice a year prior to the season. The calculation of the tour operator changes subsequently increases the accommodation costs or costs of air transport, these are now entitled to adjust the prices stated in the catalogue after the amendment of the regulation.

The price change by the tour operator is possible only before conclusion of the contract with the passenger. And even then, the price change is only possible if is the travel organiser has reserved this in its general terms and conditions of travel. According to 4 paragraph 1 sentence 2 of the information duties Regulation (BGB-InfoVO) are binding”the information contained in the prospectus for the tour operator. The tour operator can explain but a change before conclusion of the contract, insofar as he has reserved this in the prospectus”. Legally, this means that the prices in the travel brochures are now as no-obligation price quotes to understand. The most important thing for travelers is that a change in the price is illegal and not possible after conclusion of the contract with the tour operator.

Has the customer once responds, booked the trip to the advertised price on an offer of the tour operator and a booking confirmation, a price increase is not possible. The legal situation has changed so little for travelers. The principle still applies: the price agreed at the time of the conclusion of the contract is binding. Lawyer Jan Bartholl contacts in the travel, flight and air traffic law contact: lawyer Jan Bartholl Munster, November 2008 and current information at currently email: info (at) telephone: 01803/505415-365249

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