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20514. Tourism Industry Contracts . Group 21

Subject

Name20514 - Tourism Industry Contracts
Group Grup 21
Academic Year 2019-20
Credits6 credits
Period 2nd semester
Language English
Titulació
  • Double Degree in Economics and Tourism (2015) - Second year
  • Double Degree in Business Administration and Tourism - Third year
  • Double Degree in Economics and Tourism - Third year
  • Degree in Tourism - Second year
  • Degree in Business Administration - Fourth year
  • Double Degree in Business Administration and Law (2013 syllabus) - Fifth year

Lecturers

LecturerOffice hours for students
Start timeEnd timeDay of the weekStart dateEnd dateLocation/Building
Juan Franch Fluxá
juan.franchjuan.franch@uib.esuib.es
Head of group
10:00h14:00h Wednesday 01/09/201903/06/2020 despacho profesor Jovellanos DA 121

Context

This course examines the regulation of domestic and european tourism activities and analyses key current issues arising in the subject area.

It aims to provide students with the understanding and insights required to provide specialised legal and policy advice to the many players in tourism including governments, investors, developers, operators, marketers, special interest groups, local communities and tourists themselves. Therefore the aim of the course is to make students familiar with the concepts, principles, theories and methodologies of tourism law applied to contracts.

The explanations and materials seek to provide our graduates the know-how and basic tools for contracting in a tourism industry environment, always from a legal perspective. The most important and frequent contracts are studied, namely: air transport, accommodation, allotment and tour operation,insurance, package holidays.This course takes place during the second semester of the second year.

The language of instruction for this course will be English. Students taking this course will learn specific economic /tourism-related vocabulary and develop
both their productive and receptive skills in English, and therefore acquire further knowledge of the English language

Requirements

Skills

Specific

  • CE-2. Building up a global vision of tourism and understanding the links between the different subsystems and disciplines that it comprises.
  • CE-7. Learning to gather, process, analyse and interpret information and to tackle tourism issues through the application of specific skills used by workers employed in different branches of tourism, including the appropriate use of information and communication technologies (ITC).
  • CE-12. Applying knowledge, methods and techniques in the workplace that have been acquired during his/her undergraduate training and developing them with a high degree of responsibility, ethical commitment and capacity for integration in multidisciplinary teams.

Transversals

  • CG-2: Knowing how to apply technical and methodological knowledge to his/her work and doing so in a professional manner, integrating the different tourism-related subject areas that he/she has studied. Possessing the necessary skills and demonstrating them by putting forward and defending arguments and solving problems in relevant subject areas.

General

  • CG-1: Demonstrating and possessing a basic knowledge and basic understanding of tourism-related subjects through different scientific disciplines, together with their epistemological evolution and the links between each scientific discipline and all the other tourism-related ones, based on knowledge acquired at secondary school and onward up to a level that guarantees an awareness of spearhead studies in this field.
  • CG-5: Having developed the necessary learning skills to undertake professional tasks and postgraduate tourism studies with a high degree of independence.

Basic

You may consult the basic competencies students will have to achieve by the end of the degree at the following address: http://www.uib.eu/study/grau/Basic-Competences-In-Bachelors-Degree-Studies/

Content

Legal theory, contracts and regulatory issues

Travel contracts

- B2B contracts

- Contracts with consumers

Insurances and Insolvency

Thematic content

Unit 1 unit

Law, contracts and tourism. The sharing economy (regulation and impact)

Unit 2 unit

Companies and consumers regulation. Online contracts

Unit 3 unit

Accommodation contract

Unit 4 unit

Transport contracts

Unit 5 unit

Package travel contract

Unit 6 unit

Allotment, franchise and management contract

Unit 7 unit

Time sharing and Condo Hotels

Unit 8 unit

Insurances and tourism sector

Unit 9 unit

Insolvency Law

Teaching methodology

Attended activities (2,4 credits, 60 hours)

TypeNameG. typeDescriptionHours
Theory classes Large group (G)
  • Master classes. Presentations and explanations provided by the professor. Student should take care of previous readings mentioned or uploaded in the moodle platform
30
Practical classes Medium group (M)

Promote discussion among students and apply the knowledge to specific situations. Students will be requested to explain and comment materials provided and their own research. Class debate, requires active participation and personal conclusions

30

At the beginning of the semester the subject schedule will be available to students through the UIBdigital platform. This schedule will at least include the dates for the continuous assessment exams and assignment deadlines. Furthermore, the lecturer will inform students as to whether the subject syllabus will be carried out according to the schedule or otherwise, including Aula Digital.

Non-attended activities (3,6 credits, 90 hours)

TypeNameDescriptionHours
Group or individual self-study

Students should analyze case law concerning to different topics. Use of data bases. Comprenhension of facts and determine applicable law

90

Specific risks and protective measures

The learning activities of this course do not entail specific health or safety risks for the students and therefore no special protective measures are needed.

Student learning assessment

In accordance with article 33 of the Academic Regulations, "regardless of the disciplinary procedure that may be followed against the offending student , the demonstrably fraudulent performance of any of the evaluation elements included in the teaching guides of the subjects will lead, at the discretion of the teacher, to an undervaluation in the qualification that may suppose the qualification of "suspense 0" in the annual evaluation of the subject".

Theory classes
Type Theory classes
Technique Short-answer tests ( retrievable )
Description
  • Master classes. Presentations and explanations provided by the professor. Student should take care of previous readings mentioned or uploaded in the moodle platform
Assessment criteria

Multiple Choice Test. Final test including all the Units. Minimun grade 1.5/5

Final grade percentage: 50% for the training plan A
Final grade percentage: 100% for the training plan B with minimum grade 1.5

Practical classes
Type Practical classes
Technique Short-answer tests ( non-retrievable )
Description

Promote discussion among students and apply the knowledge to specific situations. Students will be requested to explain and comment materials provided and their own research. Class debate, requires active participation and personal conclusions

Assessment criteria

Multiple Choice Test. Lessons explained till the week before the test. Requested grade 1/3.5. In case is lower the grade is 0

Final grade percentage: 30% for the training plan A
Final grade percentage: 0% for the training plan B with minimum grade 1

Group or individual self-study
Type Group or individual self-study
Technique Observation techniques ( non-retrievable )
Description

Students should analyze case law concerning to different topics. Use of data bases. Comprenhension of facts and determine applicable law

Assessment criteria

Class and CE Moodle participation (oral and written as requested). It is compulsory the 80% of participation in terms of class attendance and homework though Moodle (chat, forum, activities) if it is not reached the grade will be 0. Students will fulfill self evaluation form justifying and reporting their weekly participation (proposed grade might be requested)

Final grade percentage: 20% for the training plan A
Final grade percentage: 0% for the training plan B

Resources, bibliography and additional documentation

Basic bibliography

MANUAL DE CONTRATACION TURISTICA. Franch Fluxa, J. (Dir.) ATELIER. Índice. ISBN: 9788415690696; 2015; Páginas: 260

English:
Understanding hospitality law / Jack P. Jefferies, Banks Brown
Arxiduc Lluis Salvador - Turisme 343.730 798 1JEF


Hotel, restaurant, and travel law : a preventive approach / Karen L. Morris, Norman G. Cournoyer, Anthony G. Marshall
Arxiduc Lluis Salvador - Turisme 343.730 789 1MOR

Saggerson on Travel and Litigation (Fifth Edition)
Arxiduc


Spanish:

Introducción al derecho turístico : derecho privado del turismo / Adolfo Aurioles Martín
Arxiduc 343.460 78AUR

Manual básico del derecho turístico / Elena del Pilar Ramallo Miñán
Arxiduc - Bib. recomenada 343.078 91RAM

Other resources

Online data bases (Law):
http://llull.uib.es/search*cat/h?dret

Video Blog:

http://contratacionturistica.wordpress.com/