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International Contract Law and Law for Managers in the Tourism Industry

Module name (EN): International Contract Law and Law for Managers in the Tourism Industry
Degree programme: International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BITM-420
SAP-Submodule-No.: P440-0070
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 minutes / Can be repeated semesterly)

[updated 17.09.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
DFITM-408 (P620-0478) International Tourism Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 4, mandatory course
BITM-420 (P440-0070) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 4, mandatory course
BITM-420 (P440-0070) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015, semester 4, mandatory course
BITM-420 (P440-0070) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 4, mandatory course
BITM-420 (P440-0070) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 4, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
BITM-130 Fundamentals of Law
BITM-220 Business Law

[updated 19.12.2019]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann

[updated 19.12.2019]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be able to interpret the international and national legal framework and regulations that are important for international tourism and the cross-border economy
- know English and French legal terminology
- be able to explain the function and mechanisms of privat international law, approximation and unification at international and European level and international jurisdiction
- be able to apply legal and legislative texts independently, interpret the individual regulations and relate them to one another
- understand the relevance of regulations for business practice
- be able to develop proposals for solutions to specific cases and contracts under international business and tourism law by classifying the problem, subsuming the facts under the characteristics of the relevant regulations and deriving the result therefrom
- be able to review the results based on general legal value judgement

[updated 21.03.2018]
Module content:
A. International contract law (in English or French)
- Inhomogeneity, legal sources, legal nature and elements of private international law
- The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)
- Private international law (collision law), in particular the Rome I Regulation (VO (EG) 593/2008)
- Judicial enforcement of claims (EuGVVO, VO (EU) 1215/2012), as well as the avoidance and settlement of disputes
- Negotiating international contracts, letter of intent
B. Law for tourism managers (in German):
- Package trips
- GTC in travel law
- Individual travel, for air travel the Montreal Convention and EU regulations; rail travel; bus travel; sea travel
- Passenger rights (EU regulations)
- Business trips
- Travel agency laws
- Liability issues in tourism
- Travel insurance
- Legal forms for the operation of hotels
- Part-time residency
- Event law

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Teaching methods/Media:
- Lecture, group work, exercises based on selected cases and contracts
- Board and slides
- Learning material from the Internet (charts, diagrams, practice cases)

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Recommended or required reading:
International contract law:
- Ferrari, F. & Leible, S. (eds): Rome I Regulation, Sellier, latest edition
D. Logofatu: Internationales Vertragsrecht: Internationales Privatrecht, UN-Kaufrecht und internationales Zivilverfahrensrecht, Vahlen, München, latest edition
- Gutmann, D.: Droit international privé, Dalloz, Paris, latest edition
- Gildeggen, R./Willburger, A.: Internationale Handelsgeschäfte, Vahlen, München, latest edition
- Rauscher, T.: Internationales Privatrecht, C.F. Müller, Heidelberg, latest edition
- Schlechtriem, P & Schröter, P: Internationales UN-Kaufrecht, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, latest edition
- Schlechtriem, P. / Wirtz C.: Convention de Vienne, Dalloz, Paris, latest edition
- Schütze R.: Law of the European Union, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, latest edition
- Schwenzer, I. et al.: International Sales Law, Hart, Oxford et al., latest edition
Law for tourism managers:
- Führich, E.: Reiserecht, Beck, München, latest edition
- Führich, E.: Basiswissen Reiserecht, Vahlen, München, latest edition
- Grant, D. & Mason, S.: Holiday Law, Sweet & Maxwell, London, latest edition
- Güllemann, D.: Veranstaltungsmanagement, Event- und Messerecht, Vahlen, München, latest edition

[updated 17.09.2018]
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