What are The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 and who do these regulations apply to?

Who do these regulations apply to?
(1) These Regulations apply to –
(a) packages (defined below) offered for sale or sold by travel organisers to travellers, and
(b) linked travel arrangements (LTAs) (defined below), which are concluded on or after the commencement date of 1 July 2018.

(2) These Regulations do not apply to –
(a) packages and linked travel arrangements covering a period of less than 24 hours, unless overnight accommodation is included;
(b) packages offered, and linked travel arrangements facilitated, occasionally on a not-for-profit basis for a limited group of travellers;
(c) packages and linked travel arrangements purchased on the basis of a general agreement

All travel organisers, both those acting as principal or agent selling package holidays in the UK and EU have to comply with these regulations. These rules are in place in the UK to implement a European Directive which now also affects all member states.