Tourist Traffic Act 1983

Register of holiday apartments.

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7. (1) Section 24 (1) of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion after paragraph ( h) (inserted by the Act of 1970) of the following paragraph:

“( i) a register to be called and known (and referred to in this Act) as the register of holiday apartments.”,

and that section, as so amended, is set out in the Table to this subsection.

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As soon as conveniently may be after the establishment of the Board, the Board shall establish and shall thereafter maintain and keep the following registers, that is to say:—

( a) a register to be called and known and in this Act referred to as the register of hotels;

( b) a register to be called and known and in this Act referred to as the register of guest houses;

( c) a register to be called and known and in this Act referred to as the register of holiday hostels;

( d) a register to be called and known and in this Act referred to as the register of youth hostels;

( e) a register to be called and known and in this Act referred to as the register of holiday camps;

( f) a register to be called and known and in this Act referred to as the register of motor hotels;

( g) a register to be called and known and in this Act referred to as the register of caravan sites and camping sites;

( h) a register to be called and known and in this Act referred to as the register of approved holiday cottages;

( i) a register to be called and known (and referred to in this Act) as the register of holiday apartments.

(2) Section 25 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion after paragraph ( h) (inserted by the Act of 1970) of the following paragraph:

“( i) the general character, the type of accommodation and services provided, and the other qualifications which shall be requisite in respect of any premises in order that such premises may be eligible for registration in the register of holiday apartments.”,

and that section, as so amended, is set out in the Table to this subsection.

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The Board shall, by regulations made by it under this Act, prescribe the following matters, that is to say:—

( a) the general character, the type of accommodation and service provided, and the other qualifications which shall be requisite in respect of any premises in order that such premises may be eligible for registration in the register of hotels;

( b) the general character, the type of accommodation and service provided, and the other qualifications which shall be requisite in respect of any premises in order that such premises may be eligible for registration in the register of guest houses;

( c) the general character, the type of accommodation and service provided, and the other qualifications which shall be requisite in respect of any premises in order that such premises may be eligible for registration in the register of holiday hostels;

( d) the general character, the type of accommodation and service provided, and the other qualifications which shall be requisite in respect of any premises in order that such premises may be eligible for registration in the register of youth hostels;

( e) the general character, the type of accommodation and service provided, and the other qualifications which shall be requisite in respect of any premises in order that such premises may be eligible for registration in the register of holiday camps;

( f) the general character, the type of accommodation and service provided, and the other qualifications which shall be requisite in respect of any premises in order that such premises may be eligible for registration in the register of motor hotels;

( g) the general character, the type of accommodation and services provided, and the other qualifications which shall be requisite in respect of any premises in order that such premises may be eligible for registration in the register of caravan sites and camping sites;

( h) the general character, the type of accommodation and services provided, and the other qualifications which shall be requisite in respect of any premises in order that such premises may be eligible for registration in the register of approved holiday cottages;

( i) the general character, the type of accommodation and services provided, and the other qualifications which shall be requisite in respect of any premises in order that such premises may be eligible for registration in the register of holiday apartments.

(3) Section 45 (1) of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion after “premises registered in the register of approved holiday cottages” (inserted by the Act of 1970) of “ premises registered in the register of holiday apartments” and that section, as so amended, is set out in the Table to this subsection.

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The Board shall publish or cause to be published at least once in every year a list of registered premises arranged so as to show separately premises registered in the register of hotels, premises registered in the register of guest houses, premises registered in the register of holiday hostels, premises registered in the register of youth hostels, premises registered in the register of caravan sites and camping sites, premises registered in the register of approved holiday cottages, premises registered in the register of holiday apartments, premises registered in the register of motor hotels and premises registered in the register of holiday camps.

(4) The Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion of the following section after section 37C (inserted by the Act of 1970):

“37D. (1) It shall not be lawful for the proprietor or occupier of any premises to describe or hold out or permit any person to describe or hold out such premises as a holiday apartment, tourist apartment, apartotel or holiday flat, or as being of any other description prescribed for the purposes of this section, unless the premises are registered in the register of holiday apartments and such proprietor or occupier is registered in that register as the registered proprietor of such premises.

(2) Any person who acts in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500 together with, in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine (not exceeding £300 in all) not exceeding £20 for every day during which the offence is continued.

(3) This section shall come into operation on such day as may be appointed in that behalf by order of the Minister.”.

(5) Section 5 (2) ( a) of the Tourist Traffic Act, 1952, is hereby amended by the insertion after “approved holiday cottages,” (inserted by the Act of 1970) of “ holiday apartments,”.

(6) In this section “ the Act of 1970” means the Tourist Traffic Act, 1970.

Annotations

Editorial Notes:

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S. 7(5) would appear to be spent as s. 5(2)(a) of the Tourist Traffic Act 1952 (15/1952) was repealed (28.05.2003) by National Tourism Development Authority Act 2003 (10/2003), s. 5 and sch. 1, S.I. No. 205 of 2003.