International Journal of Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Law 2023

As a Rector of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, it is an honour to co-present the International Journal of Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Law, coordinated by Carlos Torres, Professor at the Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies(ESHTE), in Portugal. In our globalized world today, the importance of the tourism sector and the social and legal challenges involved at the international tourism should be highlighted. We strongly welcome this new Journal. The International Journal ofTourism, Travel and Hospitality Law aims to contribute to the study of al the legal challenges involving the tourism sector globally. As endorsed by the Dean of our Law School and Dean of our Center for European and German Studies (DAAD), Prof. Dr. Dr. h..c Claudia Lima Marques, the group of researchers on Tourism Travel and Hospitality Law, coordinated by Carlos Torres, at this Journal are among the world’s leading what assure the quality of publication. It is a research group of specialists in this sector from all over the world and from the leading Universities and Research Institutes (such as the Sorbonne Law School, University of Salamanca, University of Milan-Bicocca, University of Sassari, University of Calabria, EHSTE among others) which has produced excellent results both in international conferences and in terms of publications that can be consulted on The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul is eager to help in such endeavour, as ourexperts have already help to develop the International Code of the Protection of Tourist (ICPT) by the UN World Tourism Organisation (Madrid), but other issues, such as Ethical and Sustainable Tourism, Protection of Tourists-Consumers in Emergent Situations, like the COVID-19 pandemic, Regime of the Package Travel and International Air Transportation, Responsibility of Travel Agencies and for Human Rights violations during travel and tourism, Competition Law in Tourism, Tourism Law in theAmericas and Mercosur, can have be subject of our experts contribution. As our region in South Brazil devellops more and more the wine tourism we are open to learn from other experiencies and to try to contribute at this new discussions.