Travel Agents Licensing?
February 9, 2007 3:24 AM Subscribe
What does it take to become a travel agent? Do you have to be a licensed travel agent to make plans for people or can anybody do it?
posted by philsi to law & government (6 answers total)
I'm considering becoming a travel agent once I've finished university, as I have what I believe to be a novel idea for a business. However, I was wondering what it takes to become a travel agent, specifically in the UK, but also in other countries too.
Can anyone make travel arrangements for others or do you need a license etc? How do companies like expedia, opodo etc get around this?
I've read the thread about Travel Agents becoming obsolete, but don't think this question has been asked before.
Any and all anecdotes are welcome, or a simple "don't do it!" etc.
Thanks for anything and all everyone :)