UIMLA Mobility Working Group

In organisations like UIMLA or the IFMGA we use the term “mobility” to describe the ability of mountain leaders and mountain guides to be able to work in other countries. We are a very mobile group, we often work with clients in other countries and we have tours that can cross national borders one or …

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Petition: Reform of the European Package Travel Directive

Germany (currently presiding the EU) has started a petition proposing a change to the European Package Travel Directive. The petition demands that customers pay a proportion of the cancellation fees in the event of cancellation due to force majeure. If you also would like to maintain a variety of offers and tour operators in the …

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UIMLA Annual General Assembly 2020

The UIMLA annual general assembly for 2020 had been planned to take place in Croatia. Due to the current health crisis the UIMLA Executive Board reluctantly decided that it would not be possible to hold the event and decided to hold an online event using video. This will allow the delegates from our member associations …

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Union of Mountain Professions – Czech Republic

Organizations associating individual mountain professions have established the Union of Mountain Professions, which aims to increase safety in the Czech mountains and improve the quality of services in the field of mountain tourism. The Union will coordinate closer cooperation between organizations and will defend the interests of its members in negotiations and relationships with the …

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International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR)

In the UIMLA strategy workshop held at the Brașov Annual General Assembly in 2019, delegates proposed that UIMLA should “maintain strong relationship[s] with relevant external partners [like] ICAR”. The UIMLA board reviewed the membership requirements for ICAR and submitted an application. The application was approved by ICAR at their board meeting in August. So I …

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