|Do I Need a Licence?|
Consumer Protection BC issues travel services licences based on the requirements of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and the Travel Industry Regulation.
The following defined activities require a licence:
"Travel agent" means a person who engages in the business or occupation of selling or otherwise providing to the public travel services supplied by another person.
"Travel wholesaler" means a person who engages in the business or occupation of:
"Travel service" means:
that is for the use or benefit of a traveller, tourist or sightseer.
Exemptions from Licensing
The following classes of persons are exempt from the requirement to be licensed as a travel agent or travel wholesaler:
Please view Consumer Protection BC's policy statement regarding the exemption from licensing for hotel, motel and resort operators.
Please contact our Licensing Department.