Tourism right is integrated by the set of rules governing tourism activities.
In other words, this set of rules refer to and regulate the managment of rights of people travelling outside their habitual residence, for tourism purposes, and the obligations of companies that provide tourism services.
Tourism World Organization defined tourism as the movement of people to places outside their habitual residence for leisure purposes.
In Spain tourism regulation is essentially autonomous. It means Autonomous Communities are the ones that approve their own set of rules on tourism applicable on their territory.
At a country level there are different rules on tourism that should be known:
▪) – Royal Legislative Decree 1/2007 – that approved, on the 16 of November, a consolidated text of general law for the defence of consumers and users and other complementary laws.
▪) – Royal Decree 561/2009, that approved, on the 8 of April, Spanish Tourism Institute statute.
▪) – Royal Decree 937/2010, approved on the 23 of July, that regulate State Financial Fund for the Modernization of Tourist Infrastructures..
However, when talking about tourism law, we need to take care also about the various international treaties and European Union regulations on this specific subject, which play an important role in defining Spanish tourism law itself.