Atherton Advisory Travel Law consultants

Corporate vision

International Tourism Law Institute


Atherton Advisory is a multidisciplinary international consultancy which provides specialised advice and services to industry, government and international development agencies in relation to tourism.
Our particular specialty is tourism policy, law and development and we provide a number of unique services on this subject including:

Laws & legal frameworks
  • Reviewing existing laws
  • Benchmarking against international best practice and model laws
  • Drafting new legislation and regulations
  • Consultation with stakeholders and assistance with enactment
  • Establishing and reviewing legal frameworks
  • International convention review and ratification
  • Arbitration, mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution

Compliance, Security & Risk Management

  • Legal and regulatory compliance audits, plans and programs
  • Tourism security reviews, plans and advice
  • Risk management reviews, plans and advice
  • Stakeholder, social and environmental concerns
  • Lobbying and advocacy on law and regulation changes
  • Due diligence
  • Troubleshooting

Governance, institutions & administrative systems

  • Strengthening governance and institutions in the public and private sectors
  • Funding arrangements for National Tourism Administrations
  • Registration, licensing and accreditation
  • Self regulation including trade associations and codes of conduct
  • Safety, security and risk management
  • Quality assurance systems including hotel classification
  • Assuring sustainability and environmental protection

Policy, planning & development

  • Formulating and implementing tourism policies and plans
  • Planning and development facilitation and standards
  • Implementing tourism master plans
  • Privatization, joint ventures, tenders, procurement and investment incentives
  • Transactions (sale, purchase, lease etc) including project appraisal and due diligence
  • Land titling and project structuring including TDZs and TDCs
Trade & regional cooperation
  • GATS and regional trade agreements
  • Harmonizing regional laws
  • Bilateral and multilateral agreements
  • International passenger transportation
  • Visas, customs, taxes and border controls
Education, Training & Capacity Building
  • Education
  • Training and capacity building
  • Research and publication

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