Tourism is a developing work sector day by day with that reaching most important dimension of its contribution to economy. We call the totality of rules related this sector, which is also called as Smokeless Industry, as Tourism Law.
When we think of sophistication of people’s life, joining some activities to enjoy is a fact that needs to be squeezed to this life. One of the activities which is applied by people in order to spend nice times is sightseeing in which there always underlies the instinct of exploring. The freedom of travel has been arranged in the 23th article of fundamental rights and duties division of our constitution. However, travelling activity may be based on many reasons. At this point, we denominate some travelling activities as touristic travels by differentiating them from others.
These activities are travelling activities that being in touch with the people of visited place culturally, economically and socially and are made for the aims like travelling, resting, seeing or exploring. We call the totality of sector composed by legal, economical and technical precautions taken for enforcement of touristic activities as tourism. Tourism gives important contribution to the economies of countries with the existence of sources, an enough substructure and marketing strategy in this subject. From this aspect, tourism activities should be implemented in an organization that is sturdy and steady. Here at this point, Tourism Law comes into play. The presence of rules which is needed to provide harmony and high in inspection standards will provide stability and it will make an economic device like tourism, which is both the abundance of sources and does not provide high expenses, to be used productively.
Tourism Law in general set up the rules related to the rights and responsibilities of people who take or pander service in this work sector such as developing touristic places and centers with their detections, encouraging and inspecting of managements and investments of tourism. Concordantly, Encouragement of Tourism Law numbered 2634 has been uncovered without prejudicing superiority of constitutional provisions in the hierarchy of norms. The aim of this law by composing Tourism Law is trying to provide actuality and a dynamic structure in this field by making procedure to be easier and faster to the regulations. Moreover, as we can infer from its name, some opportunities have been provided for people who will invest in this sector for the sake of encouragement such as tourism loan, allocation of estate and land, priority in public investments, paying bills of electricity, coal-gas and water at the minimum price and communication facilities and so, paving the way for the development of this sector to the utmost has been cleared.
The Rights of Consumers in Tourism
We can say that the transactions made by served people in tourism sector get into the category of procedure of consumers which is defined as “ Every kind of agreement or legal process, including work ,transportation, jobbing, insurance, deputation, banking and similar agreements, established between consumers and natural or legal persons, including also legal persons of public, who act for commercial and professional purposes or on behalf of its name or its account in goods and services market” in the 3rd/l article of Consumer Protection Law numbered 6502. Moreover, as tourism is similar to the trade in many aspects and since consumer is defined as natural or legal persons who act for the aims that are not commercial or professional in the subparagraph k of the same article, we can conclude that tourist, which is the name we gave for the served person in tourism, can be evaluated as consumer. As a result of this, we can say that people, whom we call as tourists, also have the rights of consumers arranged elaborately in the law being talked about and they can require protection in accordance with the provisions of protection of these rights in the case of any of violations. Also, there can be composed a useful source in the way of applying to legal methods by applying to professional institutions which are composed by people that are at the position of serving in tourism sector and by taking views related to the this sector.
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