Service – Package Travel Act

Standard information sheet for package travel contracts

The combination of travel services offered to you is a package holiday within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2015/2302. Therefore, you can enjoy all EU rights that apply to package tours. Plössnig Reisen GmbH & Co KG bears full responsibility for the proper execution of the entire package tour. In addition, Plössnig Reisen GmbH & Co KG has the legally required security for the repayment of your payments and, if transportation is included in the package tour, to secure your return transportation in the event of its insolvency.

Main rights under Directive (EU) 2015/2302

  • The travelers receive all essential information about the package before the conclusion of the package travel contract.
  • At least one entrepreneur is always liable for the proper provision of all travel services included in the contract.
  • Travelers will be provided with an emergency telephone number or details of a contact point through which they can contact the tour operator or travel agent.
  • Travelers may transfer the package to another person -within a reasonable period of time and possibly at additional cost.
  • The price of the package may be increased only if certain costs (for example, fuel prices) increase and if this is expressly provided for in the contract, and in any case no later than 20 days before the start of the package. If the price increase exceeds 8% of the package price, the traveler may withdraw from the contract. If a tour operator reserves the right to increase the price, the traveler has the right to reduce the price if the corresponding costs decrease.
  • Travelers may withdraw from the contract without paying a withdrawal fee and receive a full refund of all payments if any of the essential elements of the package, other than the price, is significantly changed. If the operator responsible for the package cancels the package before the start of the package, travelers are entitled to a refund and, under certain circumstances, compensation.
  • Travelers may withdraw from the contract without paying a withdrawal fee if extraordinary circumstances arise before the start of the package tour, for example, if there are serious security problems at the destination that are likely to affect the package tour.
  • In addition, travelers may withdraw from the contract at any time before the start of the package tour upon payment of a reasonable and justifiable cancellation fee.
  • If, after the start of the package tour, essential components of the package tour cannot be carried out as agreed, reasonable other arrangements shall be offered to the traveler at no additional cost. The traveler may withdraw from the contract without paying a withdrawal fee if services are not provided in accordance with the contract and this has a significant impact on the provision of the contractual package tour services and the tour operator fails to remedy the situation.
  • The traveler is entitled to a price reduction and/or compensation if the travel services are not provided or not provided properly.
  • The tour operator shall provide assistance to the traveler if the latter is in difficulty.
  • In case of insolvency of the tour operator, payments will be refunded. If the insolvency of the tour operator occurs after the start of the package tour and the transportation is part of the package tour, the return transportation of the travelers is guaranteed. Plössnig Reisen GmbH & Co KG has concluded an insolvency insurance policy with Europäische Reiseversicherung AG. Travelers may contact this institution or, if applicable, the competent authority (Europäische Reiseversicherung AG, 1220 Vienna, Kratochwjlestraße 4, Tel.: 01/3172500, Fax: 01/3199367, e-mail: info@europaeische.at) if they are denied services due to the insolvency of Plössnig Reisen GmbH & Co KG.

Website where Directive (EU) 2015/2302 as transposed into national law can be found: www.justiz.gv.at/pauschalreisegesetz

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