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Symposium to feature Web firms' attorneys

Symposium to feature Web firms' attorneys 
WASHINGTON -- Attorneys for Cruise.com, Travelocity and Worldspan -- representing a spectrum of Web-focused businesses -- will be panelists during the fifth annual National Travel Law Symposium set for Jan. 15 here.

Taking the theme Travel, Technology and the Law, the event is set for the Washington Marriott.

The speakers are invited to participate in a freewheeling discussion on issues that touch the travel industry in the Internet era.

Those topics include screen scraping, credit card fraud and other vulnerabilities for sellers; unauthorized use of fare data; antitrust issues; GDS regulations; click contracts; linking; and supplier contracts.

The panelists will be John Lawless, general counsel for Fairfax, Va.-based Omega World Travel and its Cruise.com division; Keenan Conder, senior vice president and general counsel for Travelocity; and Douglas Abramson, senior vice president of human resources, general counsel and secretary for Worldspan, the GDS that provides the booking engine for many major Web sites. There may be another panelist, as well.

The symposium, sponsored by Travel Weekly and ARTA, is open to all interested travel industry personnel and will focus on the latest legal developments in travel technology and recommended best practices to address these issues.

Travel attorneys, members of Congress and their staff, law professors and other legal professionals are invited to submit papers on the symposium topic.
The program will include invited speakers and papers selected from among submissions provided by the legal and travel communities