TURSAB: The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies
We are pleased to announce that we are now registered members of TURSAB. A decision we made last year. Though we have been trading for many years in the UK, it made sense as we spend most of our time here in Türkiye. Therefore we now have a registered Turkish Company ‘LWH Turizm Ltd’.
Why is membership of TURSAB important?
The Travel Agency Operation License is an official document. It is given to commercial entities by the Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Culture and Tourism. In order to obtain this document, the travel agency must fulfil different criteria and pay a large fee.
The Travel Agency Operation License (TURSAB document) has 3 different classes. An agency wishing to organise international travel must have a “Class A” certificate. This means that the agency has the capacity to conduct an international tourism activity, and it is recommended to members to take care of it, especially on critical issues such as health.
What to be aware of when checking a TURSAB license?
As joining TURSAB is not cheap, many companies in Türkiye do not own their own license, they ‘borrow’ other company’s licenses. We own our own license. Bilge (certificate) no 13765.
How does this affect my booking?
Essentially it doesn’t. You do have the extra peace of mind when booking a holiday through Lycian Way Holidays, or our sister company Bespoke Türkiye. We are observing Turkish government rules and following best practices for the tourism industry here.
Want to find out more?
Here is the link to the TURSAB website https://www.tursab.org.tr/homepage
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