Concerns remain that the new directive offers 'wiggle room' if it is left untouched. Ian Taylor reports from the Lexis Nexis Travel Law Conference in London last week Europe’s major tour operators will lobby Brussels to close off escape routes to the extension of package travel rules. Lawyers representing Tui Travel and Thomas Cook welcomed the Package Travel Directive proposals, published in July, but made clear they want them tightened. Tui Travel UK general counsel Mike Bowers told a travel and tourism law conference in London last week the proposals would mean “the vast majority of arrangements will be a package”. Andy Cooper, Thomas Cook director of government and external affairs, agreed. He said: “There will be a hell of a lot of people caught under the new definition of a package.” Bowers told the conference of travel industry lawyers: “When the PTD proposal came out, everyone said it seemed good. “Either the European Commission has been incredibly clever or people have read it in entirely different ways.” Get the full story at Travel Weekly UK Read also "Package Travel reforms may not be completed before European elections" at Travel Weekly UK