Peru is a country with vast regions where tourists from around the world flock to every year. From Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca, from the Andes Mountains to the impressive Amazon River. Chances are if you come to Peru to do tourism you will end up with fond memories and lots of pictures. however, what happens to those few who had an accident due to poor planning to the tour operator? What about the theft that took place at the hotel? What about the accident that took place because either insufficient, faulty or no safety equipment was given or perhaps instructions in English language were omitted?
Every year, we get dozens of calls from foreigners that experienced serious accidents and in some cases even encountered death as a result of accidents that could have been avoided with basic security measures, English instructions and proper safety equipment. We at MONTEBLANCO & ASSOCIATES believe in absolute accountability by those who through carelessness caused the accidents; we believe that if you were injured or damage to your property while involved with the travel industry in Peru; then someone needs to be made accountable for this. This is why we provide a full range of legal services those affected by the travel, leisure and hospitality industries in Peru.
Attorneys at MONTEBLANCO & ASSOCIATES have ample knowledge, experience and technical expertise in tourism law in Peru. If you book a trip comprised of a certain itinerary and schedule and it’s supposed to include specific levels of services but these are not met? you have rights! If you bought your ticket online then at some point you signed something in Spanish that frees the service provider from all responsibilities and thus believes there is nothing you can do, or so you are led to believe. Under our specialized legal assistance, despite what you may have signed or box you may have checked off, there is plenty you can do legally to exert your right and seek retribution. You see, our business is to deal with the legal responsibilities of travel agents and tour operators, travel advertising and selling travel, booking conditions, travel insurance, and the Travel Agents Act, Airlines and pretty much anyone involved in this equation and we make them accountable for their actions or lack thereof.
MONTEBLANCO & ASSOCIATES acts on behalf of the traveler, seldom the other side. This highly specialized area of the law has many names, among which are travel law, tourism law, hospitality law, holiday law, leisure law, and even vacation law. Either way, we strive to uphold the law and make all parties accountable for the fulfillment of their agreements. For those in the business of tourism, please note that the careful design and provision of a legal structure will shield you from issues that may arise in the course of operating a travel, leisure or hospitality business. We are however not in the business of protecting the guilty and will choose wisely who we work with.
While my firm does offer specific legal services for both the Traveler and the Travel Industry, for the latter, this service can be in the form of preemptive legal protection to mitigate the chances of litigious actions filed against you.
Travel Legal Shield
MONTEBLANCO & ASSOCIATES has created a highly effective business program called Travel Legal Shield, which provides specifically tailored consulting and documentation services to the travel and hospitality industries.
This service includes the following legal assistance:
- Travel advertising
- Kosher and/or Halal Travel
- High-Risk Travel
- Tour and cruise booking conditions
- Sale and purchases of businesses and franchises
- Elaboration of legal Agreements to appoint travel agents, resorts, suppliers etc.
- Protection of copyright and trademarked material
- Tourism employment law and HR support
- Travel websites
- Leases, Timeshare, Property Sales and Purchases
- The Hazards of Travel Insurance
- Just how suitable is that tour?
Travel Litigation Services
We are experienced in representing the traveler/consumer (and on occasion the travel industry) in tourism law disputes against other entities, such as:
- Disputes between travel agencies, wholesalers and airlines
- Enforcing contractual indemnities
- International Conventions/Treatise
- Overseas claims
- Corporate Defamation claims
- Travel compensation law
- Travel insurance law
- Defending class actions
- Hotel and resort claims
Please note that at MONTEBLANCO & ASSOCIATES, we maintain a commercial approach to litigation in that we believe that a commercially negotiated settlement is often better than years in court. We will advise you of the likely costs of any legal action in a timely and sensible manner and provide you our legal opinion regarding possible outcomes, but it will be you who ultimately decides what option to take.
Should you have any concerns regarding this area feel free to contact us for further assistance.