Practice Areas

  Business Counseling

Seller of Travel Laws

Contract Drafting and Review
  • Global Distribution System (GDS) Contracts
  • Travel Technology Contracts
  • Group Tour and Incentive Contracts

Waiver Agreements

e-Commerce and Marketing
  • Websites
  • Terms of Use
  • Privacy Policies

Department of Transportation Compliance
  • Full-Fare Advertising
  • Baggage Fee Disclosures
  • Code-Share Disclosures
  • Post-Purchase Price Increases

ARC Appointments and Compliance

Employment Matters
  • Independent Contractors
  • Employment Agreements
Most of the time travel occurs without a hitch, glitch or misfire. But even if a travel professional meticulously plans every detail of a client's itinerary, an unexpected occurrence can inevitably turn the most perfect, idyllic getaway into a trip from hell. If the source of your client's misfortune is personal injury, property damage, trip disruption or a supplier's failure to deliver travel services, he or she may try to hold the travel agent legally and financially accountable for their ruined vacation and any loss they might have suffered as a result. Although the law increasingly recognizes that travel agents are fiduciaries of the client owing a high standard of care to act in the client's best interests, the law also recognizes that travel agents can be contractually absolved of certain forms of liability by asking their clients to sign astutely worded waiver and release forms.

Whether you are a travel agency or tour operator, the use of waivers, releases and disclaimers yields enormous benefits. Travel businesses have their customers sign liability release waivers in order to reduce their business liability giving them peace of mind that their business and personal assets are well protected. Zim Travel Law can help you achieve those ends by drafting liability release waivers that are narrowly tailored to address the risk associated with
your company's activities, practices and business model.