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CAR Issues Schedule for November 2017 Licences for Travel Agents and Tour Operators

CAR Issues Schedule for November 2017 Licences for Travel Agents and Tour Operators

All current licence holders whose licence expires on 31st October 2017 should have received an email from the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) containing full details on how to apply for a Travel Agents/Tour Operators licence from 1st November 2017. If you have not received an email, contact your assigned CAR contact or email the Travel Trade Licensing Unit at traveltrade@aviationreg.ie

Ensure that your application is fully submitted before midnight on 15th August 2017 to avoid levies. This means:

*          The Application Form submitted by email only to your assigned CAR contact

*          Fee paid to CAR (by same day transfer if necessary) – the fee can only be paid by EFT and must be in CARs account by 15th August 2017
*          Signed declaration received by CAR. Send by email only along with the completed application to your assigned CAR contact.

Date Stage
15 August 2017 Deadline for receipt of completed licence application at standard fee.
15 September 2017 Date CAR aims to issue decision-in-principle letters for completed applications made by 15 August 2017
17 October 2017 Deadline for receipt by CAR of applicant bonds for licence to be granted on 1 November 2017

The Commission strongly advises all licence holders to read CN2/2017 in full for further information on the Autumn Licensing Round.

 

Review of Consultation and Transparency under the Airport Charges Directive at Dublin Airport

Meanwhile, the Commission is examining how well the regular consultation required by the Airport Charges Directive 2009/12/EC is working in the annual setting of airport charges at Dublin Airport.

The review (CP7/2017) published by the Commission compares the 2017 consultation on the annual setting of airport charges at Dublin Airport with the 2016 guidelines on consultation and transparency issued by the Thessaloniki Forum. These guidelines reflect the principles that the Independent Supervisory Authorities (ISAs) seek to apply in exercising their supervisory role for the purposes of the Directive. The aim of the review is to assess if there are any areas which could work better and what improvements, if any, could be made. If deemed necessary, the Commission will produce guidelines to improve the annual consultations on airport charges required by the Directive at Dublin Airport.

The Commission invites interested parties to make submissions to this consultation. The review paper provides information on the assessment, the consultation questions, the procedure and how to respond. The 2016 guidelines on consultation and transparency issued by the Thessaloniki Forum are annexed to the paper.

Deadline for receipt of responses is 5.00pm Friday 4th August 2017.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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