How to register a travel agency - Kilpailu- ja kuluttajavirasto

Tour operator

The tour operator is always responsible for the entire package tour pursuant to the contract. When payments are collected from consumers in advance, a security is required for the activity. If package tours are paid after the trip, the tour operator may be exempted from the obligation to lodge a security.

*Advance payments are booking fees collected from consumers before a trip and final payments, including the remittances paid by the tour operator to their subcontractors.


A retailer sells the package tours of a tour operator in the register of package travel companies. A retailer of a foreign tour operator sells on behalf of its foreign principal package trips organised by this party.

Incoming activities

Incoming activities, i.e. trips to Finland, do not require registration in the register of package travel companies. The business in this case must be organised in such a way that bookings are made and trips in their entirety are sold in the foreign country of origin.