International Journal of Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Law 2023

In today’s changing world, even tourism law is taking on new meaning. These days the world of travel must face new challenges after the Covid-19 pandemic and while the war in Europe is underway after many years of peace. Sustainable tourism and the protection of travellers require a major paradigm shift. Technological innovation and the digital transition are changing the travel experience. The possibilities offered by the Internet have revolutionized the distribution of travel services. New promotion and sales systems have been developed, and they have replaced traditional channels. The way service providers, organizers and travel agents relate to travellers has completely changed. In this ever-changing scenario, the importance of sharing common rules is emphasised by the fact that the tourism sector and the travel market play an important role in the EU economy. Europe is the main world tourist destination. Tourism plays a fundamental role in the development of many European regions, especially where development is lagging, also considering its potential for socioeconomic benefits and job creation, which is especially true for young people. It has also shown remarkable resilience and has undergone steady growth, even during the recent crisis. Considering the deep transformations which have recently affected the world of travel, the legal framework needs to be updated to the latest developments in the tourism sector to adjust it to the current reality of the market, getting rid of ambiguities and filling regulatory gaps. In a period in which it is necessary to design a tangible perspective based on change and to promote sustainable environmental, economic, and social development, an original and complete reinterpretation of the regulatory landscape relating to the tourism and travel sector is equally essential. From this perspective, we are pleased to introduce the International Journal of Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Law (IJTTHL), which is intended to present key contributions by some of the most prestigious researchers on these subjects. It will constitute a comprehensive collection of works with a wide perspective in the field of tourism law, a useful tool for professional lawyers, as well as for