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Right of Withdrawal

  • Josep Maria Bech Serrat
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Abstract

Chapter 3 is concerned with withdrawal rules. Another additional measure provided in the case of distance selling is a particular right of withdrawal, by virtue of which the consumer is entitled to extinguish the contract within a relatively short period. The consumer does not have to give any reason for withdrawing from the contract and no liability for non-performance arises for doing so. It aims to allow the consumer time for further consideration and to obtain information. The Consumer Rights Directive contains some rules on a particular right of withdrawal for distance and off-premises contracts (articles 9–16). Some aspects of the right of withdrawal as provided in this regulation, however, are controversial for tourism, e.g. the cooling-off period, or the effects of withdrawal. For that reason, it is examined whether there is room for a contractual right to withdraw, i.e. a cancellation clause, to be used by the tourism industry.

Keywords

Withdrawal Period Tourism Service Full Harmonisation Package Holiday Party Autonomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josep Maria Bech Serrat
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  1. 1.Tourism SchoolUniversity of GironaGironaSpain

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