Tourism Law

An expert knowledge
of tourism and its dynamics

Tourism is an economic sector in continuous growth.
Travel law creates an emerging market, which very few law firms deal with.

Leonelli & Partners were among the pioneers supporting businesses working in travel and hospitality: We have established substantial specialist expertise from our services to them.

Tourism as a specialised sector

We have gained in-depth knowledge of the sector by supporting Italian and foreign operators over the years. We are the only Italian members of ITLN, a leading European network of lawyers specialized in travel law.

We support, the work of tour operators, Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), B2B service intermediaries, online platforms for travel agencies, tourist complexes, hotel chains, insurance companies and travel publishers. We have developed considerable expertise in solving critical issues across a wide variety of cases, related to the specific requirements of travel and hospitality businesses.

From contracts to litigation

We assist OTA and traditional tour operators with expert partnership, helping them to grow and supporting them in litigation with their competitors. We advise Italian and foreign operators on the conditions for conducting
business in Italy, providing evaluations on specific matters of national and local legislation; we deal with the development and revision of the general terms and conditions of package holidays or individual services.

Within the specialist area of hospitality, we are experts in a wide range of critical issues related to franchise contracts, agency agreements and B2B affiliation, allotment, travel services distribution, hotel reservations, short term house rentals and timesharing.

We also provide assistance to tour operators and their insurers for claims occurring in Italy during package holidays, as well as interpretation of travel insurance policies.
We are consultants for publishing houses specializing in travel publishing. Finally, we have a consistent experience in assisting agencies with ongoing complaints, both in and out of court.

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