Unified Federal Register of Travel Agents

article 11/05/2021

Federal Law No. 48-FZ dated March 24th, 2021 amended the Federal Law "On the Fundamental Principles of Tourist Activities in the Russian Federation".

According to the adopted amendments, the Unified Federal Register of Travel Agents and Subagents (the Register) will operate in Russia from January 1st, 2022.

The information in the Register will include the following data:

  • existence of contracts for the promotion and sale of tourist products between tour operators and travel agents, between travel agents and subagents, indicating areas of touristic activities (inbound tourism, outbound tourism, domestic tourism);
  • dates of conclusion and validity of such contracts;
  • possibility or impossibility of transfer by travel agents of tour operators' orders to execute in order to promote and sale tourist products by subagents;
  • registry number of travel agent.

Travel agents and subagents data will be added to the Register automatically based on the data from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and the Unified State Register of Sole Entrepreneurs.

Information about contracts for the promotion and sale of tourist products, dates of their conclusion and duration, as well as indications of the possibility or impossibility of concluding such contracts with subagents will be added to the Register by tour operators (travel agents) independently within no more than three working days from the date of conclusion of the contracts.

This can be done in electronic form in tour operator's personal account on the official website of the authorized federal executive authority on the Internet.

Promotion and sale of tourist products by travel agents or subagents is possible only if they are included in the Register, otherwise administrative liability is provided.

Starting from the date of amendments entering into the force a transition period of 180 days is provided in order to enter all the necessary information into the Register.

Users of Information and Analytical system Globas are able to access the information about all travel companies operating in Russia, which is over 47 thousand companies.