Travel Agencies: Sellers Of Land And Water Transportation Must Comply With Sellers Of Travel Law
B&P Code Sections 17550.1 et al
The law requires sellers of air or sea transportation to register with the Attorney General’s Office Seller of Travel Program. Sellers of travel are also required to pay an annual fee of $100 to fund this program, and to pay annual assessments into a self-sustaining Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF). The TCRF is administered by a six-member board under the AG's oversight to provide restitution to passengers who lose money because a seller of travel fails to refund payments for travel not provided.
The law did not use to apply to sellers of travel that don’t sell air or sea transportation. Airlines and cruise lines are exempt too.
This new law requires sellers of travel who sell land- or water-based transportation to comply with the sellers of travel law if the total charge to the passenger is more than $300. This new law also requires the immediate suspension of the registration of a seller of travel who has been convicted of a felony violation of the seller of travel law, and prohibits a person with such a felony conviction from registering as a seller of travel for seven years.
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