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Tourism Law Reform Consultation

DepartmentDepartment for the Economy
Start date27/01/2017
End date31/03/2017
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments31/03/2017

About the consultation

​This consultation paper proposes reform of the Island’s tourism legislation.  It suggests that the existing Tourism (Jersey) Law 1948 and the subordinate Tourism (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 1990 should be replaced by a new, streamlined law based on the following six key principles: 

  • improve conditions for industry growth
  • benefit both the consumer and business
  • secure sufficient data for marketing and policy purposes
  • provide for limited casual home rental 
  • maintain public safety
  • lower the cost of regulation without compromising the other objectives

Download Tourism consultation paper (size 627kb)
Tourism (Jersey) Law 1948 on the Jersey Law website
Tourism (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 1990 on the Jersey Law website

What we want you to comment on

Tourist accommodation providers, consumers, other tourism industry stakeholders and members of the public are all invited to comment on these proposals. The key questions asked in this consultation paper are:
  • will the six principles outlined in this consultation paper provide a sound basis for a new Tourism Law? 
  • if you feel that the six principles are not ideal, how would you change them?
  • what is your view on the proposal to regulate short-term casual domestic rental activity (e.g. Airbnb)?
Readers are nevertheless welcome to comment on any aspect of this consultation paper as they see fit. Every response will be considered carefully and may be used to revise or refine the final proposal for a new law, with a view to achieving change in 2018.

How to submit comments to the consultation

​Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: 

Email Tourism Law  

Write to: 
Tourism Law Consultation
Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture Department
Cyril Le Marquand House
St Helier

+44 (0) 1534 448133

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