Just as trips through airport security are more difficult in a post-9/11 world, today’s laws governing the travel industry are far more complex. From the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act to more recent rulings that enabled a global boom in online bookings, modern travel law requires detailed knowledge in many legal disciplines, including contracts, federal and state regulations, business planning, and tourism and hospitality management.
Our team frequently advises clients on legal issues related to business transactions, contracts and regulatory compliance.”
At Fredrikson & Byron, our Travel Group has extensive experience representing airlines, travel agencies, corporations, hotels, and a wide range of other businesses that provide travel-related goods and services in diverse matters related to the travel industry. The chairman of our practice team – one of only a handful of attorneys nationwide experienced in travel law – has served as regional counsel for the Upper Midwest chapter of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and the Minnesota Corporate Travel Association. Our team advises clients on a broad range of legal issues related to business transactions, contracts and regulatory compliance. When cases go to litigation, our team has a strong track record of representing clients in federal and state courts, as well as agency matters before the Travel Agent Arbiter (TAA).
Fredrikson’s Travel Group has the experience to handle a comprehensive range of legal issues related to the travel industry. Our services fall into two general areas:
Administrative/Regulatory/Litigation. Our team regularly works with the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) on behalf of agencies and corporations seeking accreditation, transaction settlement, or data information services. We also have significant experience dealing with government regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Department of Transportation and Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Corporate. We regularly assist agencies and corporations with a variety of business matters, including group, incentive and supplier contracts, CRS/GDS agreements, mergers and acquisitions, employment and independent contractor issues, business entity selection, and risk management.