BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – Tour operators who have to pay back their customers due to a corona-related package holiday can offer them a voucher as an alternative. The Bundestag approved a corresponding draft law on Thursday. Customers can choose to have the money paid back or the voucher.
According to the draft, package travelers should be able to get their money back if the holiday is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. An originally planned voucher obligation, which should help to avoid bankruptcies in the travel industry, should not exist. It failed due to opposition from the Brussels EU Commission. However, consumers who booked their package tour before March 8th can voluntarily choose a voucher, the value of which is guaranteed by the state even if providers go bankrupt./tay/DP/jha