1. What up-to-date resources compare the profusion of consumer protection legislations in the USA?
2. How can tourists pick the American jurisdictions with the most consumer-friendly laws?
Many travelers do not know, or are stunned to find out when something goes awry, the fact that "[i]n the United States, contracts are governed by state law: with rare exceptions (such as certain contracts to which the federal government is a party), there is no such thing as U.S. contract law. [emphasis mine] However, the laws of the 50 U.S. states — as well as those of the handful of U.S. territories — are generally consistent in applying a "freedom of contract" approach to commercial agreements between sophisticated (or presumed to be sophisticated) parties. Accordingly, choice of law and choice of forum provisions in commercial agreements are generally enforced in accordance with the contract language."
Even lawyers probably cannot know about, keep abreast of, or compare, the consumer laws for each US jurisdiction that change constantly — California's Consumers Legal Remedies Act vs. New York's General Business Law vs. Washington state's "Consumer Protection Act (RCW 19.86)" vs. Consumer Protection Procedures Act DC Official Code §§ 28-3901 to 28-3913.