Transport (Tour Operators and Travel Agents) Act 1982


Number 3 of 1982


TRANSPORT (TOUR OPERATORS AND TRAVEL AGENTS) ACT 1982

REVISED

Updated to 30 March 2022


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Transport (Tour Operators and Travel Agents) Act 1982. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Sea-Fisheries (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 (2/2022), enacted 15 March 2022, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Planning and Development Act 2000 (Exempted Development) (Number 2) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 151 of 2022), made 30 March 2022, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 3 of 1982


TRANSPORT (TOUR OPERATORS AND TRAVEL AGENTS) ACT 1982

REVISED

Updated to 30 March 2022


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Transport (Travel Trade) Acts 1982 and 1995 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Package Holidays and Travel Trade Act 1995 (17/1995), s. 1(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Transport (Tour Operators and Travel Agents) Act 1982 (3/1982)

Package Holidays and Travel Trade Act 1995 (17/1995)

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

State Airports (Shannon Group) Act 2014 (27/2014)

Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (1/2001)

Package Holidays and Travel Trade Act 1995 (17/1995)

All Acts up to and including Sea-Fisheries (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 (2/2022), enacted 15 March 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Transport (Tour Operators and Travel Agents) Act, 1982 (Claims by Customers) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 290 of 2021)

Transport (Tour Operators and Travel Agents) Act 1982 (Disbursements from Fund) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 105 of 2021)

European Union (Package Travel) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 219 of 2020 )

Transport (Tour Operators and Travel Agents) Act 1982 (Disbursements from Fund) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 218 of 2020)

European Union (Package Travel And Linked Travel Arrangements) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 80 of 2019)

Travel Agents (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 61 of 2012)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

Tour Operators (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 660 of 2010)

Travel Agents (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 659 of 2010)

Travel Agents (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 527 of 2006)

Tour Operators (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 526 of 2006)

Travel Agents (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 213 of 1995)

Tour Operators (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1995(S.I. No. 212 of 1995)

Travel Agents (Licensing) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 183 of 1993)

Tour Operators (Licensing) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 182 of 1993)

Tour Operators (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 176 of 1992)

Travel Agents (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 175 of 1992)

Tour Operators (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 160 of 1989)

Travel Agents (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 159 of 1989)

Tour Operators (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 133 of 1988)

Travel Agents (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 132 of 1988)

Travel Agents (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 176 of 1987)

Tour Operators (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 175 of 1987)

Communications (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 1987 (S.I. No. 92 of 1987)

Tour Operators (Licensing) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 435 of 1986)

Travellers' Protection Fund (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 434 of 1986)

Travel Agents (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 216 of 1986)

Tour Operators (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 215 of 1986)

Tour Operators (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 165 of 1985)

Travel Agents (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 166 of 1985)

Travellers' Protection Fund Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 139 of 1984)

Transport (Tour Operators and Travel Agents) Act, 1982 (Claims by Customers) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 104 of 1983)

Travellers' Protection Fund Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 103 of 1983)

Tour Operators and Travel Agents (Bonding) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 102 of 1983)

Travel Agents (Licensing) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 101 of 1983)

Tour Operators (Licensing) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 100 of 1983)

Transport (Tour Operators and Travel Agents) Act 1982, (Commencement) Order 1983 (S.I. No. 99 of 1983)

All statutory instruments up to and including Planning and Development Act 2000 (Exempted Development) (Number 2) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 151 of 2021), made 30 March 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 3 of 1982


TRANSPORT (TOUR OPERATORS AND TRAVEL AGENTS) ACT 1982

REVISED

Updated to 30 March 2022


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS


Acts Referred to

Criminal Procedure Act, 1967

1967, No. 12

Public Offices Fees Act, 1879

1879, c. 58

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851

1851, c. 93


Number 3 of 1982


TRANSPORT (TOUR OPERATORS AND TRAVEL AGENTS) ACT 1982

REVISED

Updated to 30 March 2022


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF THE TRAVEL TRADE AND FOR THE PROTECTION OF CUSTOMERS OF TOUR OPERATORS AND TRAVEL AGENTS, FOR THOSE PURPOSES TO ENABLE THE MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT TO ISSUE LICENCES TO TOUR OPERATORS AND TRAVEL AGENTS, AND TO REQUIRE TOUR OPERATORS AND TRAVEL AGENTS TO ENTER INTO AND MAINTAIN BONDS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE TRAVELLERS' PROTECTION FUND AND FOR THE PAYMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS BY TOUR OPERATORS TOWARDS THE RESOURCES OF THAT FUND: AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE FOREGOING. [30 th March, 1982]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

Functions transferred to Commission for Aviation Regulation and references to "Minister" construed (27.02.2001, establishment day) by  Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (1/2001), s. 9(1)-(3), S.I. No. 47 of 2001, subject to transitional provisions in subss. (4)-(7).

Transfer of functions.

9.—(1) The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any of the functions transferred by  subsection (2) are hereby transferred, on the establishment day, to the Commission.

(2) There are hereby transferred, on the establishment day, to the Commission the functions vested in the Minister by or under each of the following—

( a) the Transport (Tour Operators and Travel Agents) Act, 1982,

( b) the Package Holidays and Travel Trade Act, 1995,

(3) References to the Minister contained in any Act or instrument relating to any functions transferred by  subsection (2) shall, on the establishment day, be construed as references to the Commission.

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Editorial Notes:

E1

Previous affecting provision: functions transferred from Minister for Communications to Minister of Tourism and Transport (31.03.1987) by Communications (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 1987 (S.I. No. 92 of 1987), art. 4 and sch. part I, in effect as per art. 1(2); superseded as per C-note above.