So travel is cheaper than load could be but not more expensive than in the catalogue offered minute offer. The price included previously in travel brochures as binding. After an initiative of the German travel Association (DRV) has the Federal Justice Department currently regulation responsible for the prospectus information changes lawyer Steiner von Auer Witte Thiel in favour of a flexible way of pricing for the tour operator. Brochure information especially in travel catalogues were so far generally binding in accordance with 4 para 1, sentence 2 BGB informationspflichten Regulation (BGBInfoVO). The price information contained in travel brochures for travel could be increased later without another Munich law firm Auer Witte Thiel now informed of a change of the responsible for brochure information information duties regulation by the Federal Justice Department. The travel industry has long fought for a revision of the subsequent possibility of the price adjustment.
In particular the tour operator had hardly options, flexible to respond differently than about hotels, airlines and online providers that could adjust the prices for your individual services on the basis of economic conditions on the demand of the market. Tour operators, which already must include the individual services at a fixed time prior to the season in their pricing, had so far no way to kill this price increase on the traveller with for example more expensive Nachkaufen. Auer Witte Thiel welcomed the flexibility of prices: so far the prices were set twice in the travel industry per year. The change of the BGBInfoVO allows future flexibility, to redetermine the rates of travel, tour operators if they products subsequently more expensive to buy. Unpredictable changes of the travel behaviour of customers or extreme cost increases of tour operators faced the problem, that its previous calculation was no longer true. Auer Witte Thiel pointed out that this flexibility can mean a change in price downward, not only increases but also discounts should be considered. Prerequisite for a subsequent price increase, however, is a reservation, which is listed in the note – or part of the price of the catalogue. Since the calculation of tour operators not more than risk must take into account a possible later price increases, a calculation of the fare for the traveler also may be cheaper.
Lawyer Steiner from the Munich-based firm Auer Witte Thiel in favour of a flexible way of pricing and sees not only advantages for tour operators, but also for travellers. About Auer Witte Thiel Auer Witte Thiel is an economic and presserechtlich oriented law firm. The specialization areas of focus and the development of core competencies in certain areas is indispensable in the legal services sector. Auer Witte Thiel has years of experience in the field of travel law and represents among other things one of the largest European cruise companies.