TRAVEL AGENCIES REGULATION ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   All travel agencies to be registered from the appointed day

   4   Appointment of Registrar and Inspectors of Travel Agencies

   5   Register of Travel Agencies

   6   Application for registration

   7   Duty of Registrar to examine application and inspect premises

   8   Powers of Registrar on any inspection under section 7-duty to produce certificate of appointment

   9   Registrar to consider application and either grant or refuse the same

   10   Special conditions precedent to grant of application for registration

   11   Registrar to inform applicant of his decision

   12   Registration of travel agency and issue of certificate of registration

   13   Duty of proprietor to exhibit certificate of registration in conspicuous place

   14   Power of Registrar and of Inspectors to inspect travel agency at any time

   15   Powers of Registrar and of Inspectors for the purpose of an inspection under section 14 duty to produce certificate of appointment

   16   Power of Registrar to require information by registered letter

   17   Cancellation of registration of travel agency

   18   Appeals

   19   Effect of notification by registered letter

   20   Audit of accounts of registered travel agencies

   21   Emigrant workers

   22   Miscellaneous offences

      Power of Minister to amend monetary penalty by Order

   23   Regulations

 

THE TRAVEL AGENCIES REGULATION ACT

[Date of Commencement: 29th September, 1956]

Law 46 of 1956.

Acts
26 of 1967,
42 of 1969,
5 of 1974,
18 of 2011.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Travel Agencies Regulation Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "the appointed day" means the day declared under section 3 to be the appointed day for the purposes of this Act;

   "the general agents in this Island of any steamship or aircraft company or firm" means the agents who have authority to act in Jamaica for such steamship or aircraft company or firm in all matters concerning the business carried on in Jamaica by such steamship or aircraft company or firm in connection with shipping or, as the case may be, with air transport services;

[26/1967 s 2(a).]

   "Inspector" means an Inspector of Travel Agencies appointed under section 4;

   "the proprietor of a travel agency" means the person by whom or on whose behalf the travel agency is being or is to be operated;

   "the Register" means the Register of Travel Agencies kept under the authority of this Act;

   "registered" means registered under this Act and "registration" shall be construed accordingly;

   "the Registrar" means the Registrar of Travel Agencies appointed under section 4;

   "travel agency" means an establishment in which is carried on the business of arranging, at the request and on behalf of persons proposing to travel from this Island by sea or by air, for the provision of passages for such persons by any steamship or aircraft company or firm or by the general agents in this Island of any steamship ot aircraft company or firm; but does not include any such steamship or aircraft company or firm or the general agents in this Island of any steamship or aircraft company or firm, so far as the provision of passages by such company or firm is concerned.

[26/1967 s 2(b).]

3   All travel agencies to be registered from the appointed day

   (1) The Minister shall by order declare a day, not being earlier than six weeks after the date of the order, to be the appointed day* for the purposes of this Act.

   (2) From and after the appointed day no person shall operate or be concerned in the operation of a travel agency, whether or not it was in existence before that day, unless it is registered.

   (3) Any person who contravenes the provisions of subsection (2) shall be liable, on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to a fine not exceeding one million dollars, or to both such fine and imprisonment.

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