Sellers of Travel - Division of Consumer Services, DOACS

Posted on August 7, 2013 – 15:15
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When you think of that paradise vacation - sometimes you turn to your travel agent. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Regulates travel agencies in Florida. A seller of travel is any resident or nonresident person, firm, corporation, or business entity who offers for sale, Directly or Indirectly, at wholesale or retail, prearranged travel or tourist-related services for Individuals or groups, through vacation or tour packages, or through vacation certificates in exchange for a fee, commission or other valuable consideration. The term includes any business entity offering membership in a travel club or travel service for an advance fee or payment, even if no contracts or certificates travel or vacation or tour packages are sold by the business entity.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sellers of Travel

What is a seller of travel?

A seller of travel is any resident or nonresident person, firm, corporation, or business entity who offers for sale, Directly or Indirectly, at wholesale or retail, prearranged travel or tourist-related services for Individuals or groups, through vacation or tour packages, or through vacation certificates in exchange for a fee, commission, or other valuable consideration. The term includes any business entity offering membership in a travel club or travel service for an advance fee or payment, even if no contracts or certificates travel or vacation or tour packages are sold by the business entity.

Who is required to register?

Any seller of travel That you have a business location in Florida or That offers to sell travel related services in Florida For individuals or groups. Persons Who Have contracted With The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) for 3 years or more under the same ownership and monitoring are not required to register but must have a statement of exemption issued by the Department in order to Obtain an occupational license. Sellers of Travel that offer vacation certificates, must have contracted with ARC for 5 years or more, under the same ownership and control to Qualify for this exemption.

What is required for registration?

Sellers of travel That DO NOT offer vacation certificates, must submit a completed registration form, non-refundable fee and proof of assurance in the form of a Surety Bond in an amount not to Exceed $ 25, 000.

IMPORTANT: Sellers of travel that offer vacation certificates MUST submit a completed registration form, a $ 300 registration fee, $ 100 document submission fee, $ 50, 000 Surety Bond and the vacation certificate documents required by ss.559.9295 and 559 932, Florida Statutes.

Is any public notice and disclosure required by This law?

Registered seller of travel must include the Following phrase In Their contracts:

A. .. (NAME OF FIRM) ... is registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel Registration NO. ...

Each advertisement of a seller of travel MUST include the phrase:

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