The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation assembled in Congress, etc. sanction with force of Law:ARTICLE 1 The well-appointed and registered tourist travel agencies in the Registry of Travel Agents of the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation, in accordance with Act No. 18,829 providing services to student contingents, must have a "national certificate of authorization for student tourism agencies". ARTICLE 2 For the purposes of this Law, it shall be understood by student tourism to:
(a) Study trips: Training activities integrated into the curricular proposal of schools, which are organized and supervised by the authorities and teachers of the respective establishment;
(b) Travel of graduates: Tourist activities carried out in order to celebrate the completion of an educational or career level, which are organized with the participation of the parents or guardians of the pupils, for the purpose of recreation and recreation, other than the curricular proposal of the schools and without prejudice to the minimum of days of class provided for in the school calendar of each educational jurisdiction.Article 3 The "National Certificate of Authorization for Student Tourism Agencies" will be issued by the Register of Travel Agents by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports, which will evaluate and accredit compliance with all legal remedies required by this law and its regulations. ARTICLE 4 All actions arising from the application of this Act shall be incorporated into the section of each agency operating in the Registry of Travel Agents of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. ARTICLE 5o Travel agencies operating with student tourism in order to obtain the corresponding authorization certificate must submit an affidavit containing the following information:
(a) Staff of the company centralcasa central y sucursales de that will serve, in the field of it, the area of student tourism, with personal data and specification of the position it performs;
(b) Name, date of birth, number of documents and domicile of persons who will be responsible for the care, coordination and control of the fulfilment of commitments in the duty stations of travel. The domicile in which they will operate in each place should also be reported;
(c) Programs offered. Brief synthesis of the services to be provided, name and address of the different service providers: hotels, transporters and those responsible for the excursions with clarification of the number of places contracted with each of them. Copies of folletry and dissemination materials will be attached;
(d) List of staff who will perform the role of group coordinator that should be of greater age, indicating name, document number, domicile, studies completed and seniority that reviews in the company;
(e) List of promoters performing in each agency, name, age, document number and domicile, studies completed, seniority that reviews in the company;
(f) The owner of the agency must accompany authenticated photocopy of the contract model to be used for the sale of the services;
(g) Number of services scheduled for the current year .vendidos or reserved,, indicating the expected departure date of the contingents, educational establishment to which they belong, destination, hotel in which they will be accommodated, transportation to use and all services included. The quality, type and category of the different services should be clearly specified. Also, except for the year of initiation of the activity, a memory must be accompanied in which the statistical detail of the activity carried out the previous year is given.ARTICLE 6 The affidavit shall be submitted annually or upon the modification of the data recorded. ARTICLE 7 Contracts for the sale of student tourism services will contain the complete data of the tourist travel company and will obligatoryly indicate detailed information of:
(a) Authorization to operate with student tourism;
(b) Denomination of educational establishments: domicile, level, course and list of students and their companions;
(c) Name and address of the different providers of transport, accommodation, food, visits and other services, clearly specifying types, categories, qualities, duration, with clarification of the number of places contracted with each of them. Date of departure from the different contingents, number of students who compose it, hotel in which they will be accommodated, restaurants and transport modalities to be used for transfers in the place of stay. Contracts with the legend "and/or similar or equivalent" shall not be accepted;
(d) Confessive certification of the hiring of insurance, for each of the contractors, of civil liability, of life, of accidents and of total medical coverage, in detail of the data of the contracted insurance companies.ARTICLE 8 The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport will provide tourist agencies and all interested models for the conclusion of contracts for student travel. Article 9 Tourist travel agencies that do not comply with and/or alter the services previously agreed upon in the contract, without express consent from the other party, shall pay to the injured party the value of the paid service price that has been breached. ARTICLE 10. For the purposes of the implementation of this Act, they shall act as implementing authority:
(a) The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport of the Nation, which will evaluate and accredit the compliance of all legal remedies required by this law for the granting of the "National Certificate of Authorization for Student Tourism Agencies";(b) The Secretariat of Competition, Deregulation and Defense of the Consumer of the Nation, which will assist, assist and protect student tourists in the consumption relations that are generated between them and the tourist lenders. ARTICLE 11. . Without prejudice to the provisions of this law, the consumption relations that are generated shall apply law 24,240 and supplementary rules. ARTICLE 12. . If for reasons of force majeure it was impossible to use any of the previously contracted services, the agency must always provide one of equal or higher categories to the established. Without prejudice to the provisions of this article, the user may choose to terminate the contract by requiring the agency to refund the total amount of the services that have been breached. ARTICLE 13. Travel agencies will provide liability insurance, life, personal accidents and full medical coverage for each of the members of each student contingent, which covers the risks from the start to the end of the trip. ARTICLE 14. The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport of the Nation will promote, in coordination with the educational authorities of the provincial jurisdictions and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, the conduct of study trips. ARTICLE 15. The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports of the Nation will inform the educational authorities of each province and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, through the Ministry of Education or the Federal Council of Culture and Education, this regulation and its regulation, the models of contracts and the updated payrolls of travel agencies authorized to operate with student tourism, for the purposes of their knowledge and decision-making. ARTICLE 16. The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport of the Nation must immediately cancel the "national certificate of authorization for student tourism agencies" to the tourist travel agencies that violate the requirements of this law, without prejudice to the provisions of law 18.829. ARTICLE 17. Default any regulation that is contrary to this law. ARTICLE 18 Contact the Executive.
IN THE SESSION OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN GOOD AIRES, TO THE VEINTS DAYS OF THE MONTH OF THE YEAR DOS MIL DOS.
EDUARDO O. CHANGE. . JUAN C. MAQUEDA. . Eduardo D. Rollano. . Juan C. Oyarzún.NOTE: The bold texts were observed.