Importance Of Travel Agency

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Travel Agency is a company or a person who arranges at the same time organizes services that are related to tours as well as travel in many countries all over the world. For instance, in Singapore, Travel Agencies have the mandate of providing travel as well as tour packages that involves travel by sea, air, or land.

You need to remember that companies or people who provide transport only (like taxi firms or trucks, which move goods for sale) are not in the definition.
What are the kinds of people who needs travel agency license?

This kind of licence is needed when conducting business in the country as travel agent. You need to remember that Singapore Tourism Board known as STB, has the government mandate of issuing these licenses since it is defined under Section 4 of Travel Agents in Act ( Cap 334) as a travel agent providing the above services.
The following are some of jobs that can do according to the Section 4 of Travel Agents in Act ( Cap 334);
· Has the right of selling tickets that are entitled to personal to travel, or can otherwise arrange on behalf of another person the right of passage at any conveyance.

· Has the ability to facilitate another person’s capability to travel through selling or even arranging for fee hotel accommodation, foreign visas and transport tickets to other destinations within and outside Singapore. You need to recall that A TAL is never required whenever the place of accommodation and mode of transport is possessed by company.

· Purchases for resale these rights of passage on the conveyance

· Conducts tours or arranges within or even outside Singapore

· Has that ability to carry out an activity that the Board may prescribe as of national interest.

· Holds it out, or advertises, as it ...

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...e travel agency licenses applications online. You need to declare any kind of shareholdings in the other travel agencies and the application often takes 3 to 5 working days or almost one week. This license fee is always S$300.

The IPA letter must have all certain conditions, which you will fulfill before you are given the final approval.

The rejected application is for the people who do not meet the needed requirements and the authority often do not give reason for your application rejection. However, you can appeal within 30 days of rejection. A review process can sometimes take up to 14 days.
On the renewals, this license of Singapore travel agency is only valid for 2 years and often expires on the 31 December of following year regardless of the month you initially completed your application. You need to renew your license a month prior to its expiration date.

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