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Legals Issues for Travel Websites

Describe legal issues that all travel websites must address.

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There are many legal issues that all travel websites must address. For example, the following information was captioned from Orbitz.com's "Terms and Conditions" to answer the specific nature of this question. However, basically, the legal issues that sites must address are non-exhaustive...it depends on the services rendered; moreover, one must "cover all" possibilities to ensure legal protection. Here are examples of some legal issues reference from Orbitz.com:

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2. Scope and Terms (skipped)

Age restriction issues: Minors (as defined under the laws of their jurisdiction or residence):

** The company must protect itself against minors shopping via another person or family member's credit card

Responsible party: You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your Member ID and password. This is essential to protect the confidentiality of any information that may be stored

3. Use of the Site

License: Orbitz grants you a limited, personal, nontransferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use the Site only as expressly permitted in these Terms. Except for this limited license, we do not grant you any other rights or license with respect to this Site; any rights or license not expressly granted herein is reserved...

No Copy, Distribution, or Sale

** They must protect their website

Other Limitations


Any aspect of the Site may be changed, supplemented, deleted, updated, discontinued, suspended, or modified at any time, and without prior notice to you. However, we make no commitment to update the information contained on this Site. You agree that Orbitz shall not be liable to you for any delay or other damages that might result ...

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This solution discusses the legal issues that travel websites need to address.