International Journal of Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Law 2023

Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act: their impact on the tourism sector Silvia Feliu1 1. Legal context of the Information Society Services; 2. Digital Services Act; 2.1 Context; 2.2. Liability regime. 3. Digital Makets Act; 3.1 Context; 3.2. Liability regime; 4. Some conclusions The new Digital Markts Act and Digital Services Act affects the field of tourist services. For example, online marketplaces, social networks, content-sharing platforms, app stores, and online travel and accommodation platforms. This paper analyzes the impact that these legislative reforms may have on the tourism sector, especially in relation to the liability of intermediaries information society services. Keywords: Digital Markets Act; Digital Services Act; tourism sector; liability; platforms. 1 – LEGAL CONTEXT OF THE INFORMATION SOCIETY SERVICES It was an emergency! Yes, Information society services were still regulated by Directive 2000/31/ EC of the European Parliament and of the Council2 (Directive on electronic commerce), approved twenty three years ago. Definitely the social demand needed legislative changes to adapt existing legal framework applicable to DOI 1 Profesora Titular at the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain; ORCID: 0000-0002- -0485-8333 * This publication is part of the projects: «Hacia una transición digital centrada en la persona en la Unión Europea»; TED2021-129307A-I00, funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and European Union “NextGenerationEU”/PRTR; and project «Retos para la transición digital en turismo: análisis de la inteligencia turística y propuestas normativas» TED2021-129763B-I00. 2 Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (‘Directive on electronic commerce’) Official Journal of the European Union L 178, 17.07.2000.