Did a dream vacation turn into a travel nightmare? Have you saved your hard-earned money for a trip only to get ripped off by an unscrupulous travel agent, hotel, airline or cruise company? Travel and tourism attorneys can help protect your legal rights while vigorously working to get the compensation or refund to which you are entitled. Lawyers can work with you to resolve issues related to lost or damaged baggage, personal injury claims, travel or trip insurance, and passenger rights. Travel and tourism law firms may also work on behalf of travel agents, airlines, hotels and motels, cruise lines, rental car companies and other travel-related businesses on U.S. Department of Transportation compliance, risk management, contracts of carriage, travel agent registration and related legal issues.