Secure Holidays

At PTS full protection for both our members and consumers is a top priority. At PTS, we are a team of experienced travel experts that understand the constantly evolving travel market. As a travel agent, insurance is there to help you to get on with what you do best.

Your booking is safe with us as we are ATOL and IATA protected for your peace of mind. Current travel health information can be found by visiting a resource set up by the Department of Health. The advice can change on all sites so please check regularly for updates.

2 Establish the place of supply of my intermediary services

The total number of full-time US travel operators falling from 124,000 in 2000 to around 74,000 in 2014. Much of this is thought to be a result of search engines and other online tools opening up options and making information more easily accessible for customers. However, after researching the industry and analysing agent numbers, it seems things are changing. From 2014 – 2016 the number of agents increased by over 10%, while travel network Virtuoso reports a 15% year on year increase in advisers in 2019. Due to Covid-19, you may find it difficult to gain work as a travel agent at the moment.

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  • If you do receive an ATOL certificate but all of the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected.
  • Check the list of members on the Association of Independent Tour Operators website to get an idea of typical employers.

If you act as an intermediary in arranging such services, you should refer to Place of supply of services in order to determine the place of supply of your services. As an intermediary, the value of your supply upon which any VAT may be due will be the amount of commission due from your principal, or the fee that you charge, excluding any VAT itself. However it is common practice in the travel industry for tour operators to use a self-billing system, which is explained in paragraph 2.3. This notice explains how VAT applies to travel agents and tour operators. Generally, the role of travel agency manager offers a lot of scope for variety and progression.

LST Travel

They also offer advice and opinions on where to go and local tourist attractions, events and customs. As one of the country’s leading holiday companies, we provide holidays worth getting excited for. Building the perfect itinerary for your clients takes hard work, organisation and planning.