International Journal of Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Law 2023

Scientific journals represent the most vital means of dissemination of research findings with special focus on particular academic disciplines or subdisciplines. As a rector of Trnava University in Trnava, Slovakia, I am honoured to co-present a newly-established International Journal on Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Law. Trava University is a humanitarian and socially oriented educational institution comprised of five faculties including the Faculty of Law. We educate our students for future employment that involves the willingness to help others and preparation for quality and fulfilling life experiences. Travel undoubtedly belongs to the list of immensely challenging human experiences and is sometimes regarded as one of the most intense forms of learning. It is also generally promoted as a means of boosting one’s happiness and lowering the level of stress. However, if we look at this topic from practical point of view, particularly when it comes to law associated with travel and its development, we have to appreciate the contribution of Carlos Torres, professor at the Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies, whose effort regarding organisation of conferences on travel and tourism law and creation of personal network of travel lawyers is widely acknowledged. Thanks to these initiatives, the Portuguese – English language website https://tourismlaw. pt has been gradually transformed into a reliable source of information on travel and tourism law. Publications of Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies (available in printed or electronic form at the website mentioned above) are well-known among travel law specialists. It would be difficult to single out just one book, but if forced to do so, internationally well-researched commentary on the new Package Travel Directive would definitely be an examle worth highlighting. Faculty of Law of Tranva University represented by professor Monika Jurcová has joined this international network of travel lawyers by publications and presentations at several international conferences. This cooperation supports further development of travel law in Slovakia and allows proposing of a new teaching course on travel law at our Faculty of Law.