A travel agency is an organization that is specialized in travel services, it is a legal entity entitled to provide, organize and sell travel components or packages as an intermediary between the consumer and travel services providers (transportation companies, accommodation locations).
In Romania, there are two types of travel agencies:
The operational manager of the travel agency, no matter the type, must have an individual, full time labor contract that is registered at the employees register.
In addition, he needs to have a certificate after completing a management course, and a tourism patent specific for this position, or study diploma after graduating a tourism university or course.
First of all you need a tourism license, a document that is issued by the central public institution that is responsible for tourism.
This document attests your capacity, or the person in charge, to sell travel services at regulated standards of safety and quality for the final client.
The economic operator must submit his request at the central public tourism institution, before starting to conduct the travel agency, as it is not authorized to sell travel services without this license.
In order to obtain this certificate, you need to submit the following documents:
If you are an economic operator based in the European economic area and have the authorization to perform specific activities of travel agencies in your state, you do not need to get a travel license in order to provide travel services in cross-border regime.
You can develop your activities under the license, authorization or equivalent issued by your origin country by submitting the appendix no. 15 of the Order no. 65/2013 to the central institution responsible for tourism in Romania.
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