You will need
  • Internet
A substitute licensing was the creation of a Nationwide General

registry of travel agencies established by the Russian Union of travel Industry. Joining the registry is for travel agencies is not required at the same time, the presence of the company in the list does not give an absolute guarantee of its reliability. But to check the Agency with which you are going to work for the first time, it's worth.

After all, with registration in the register of the company provide not only official data, but also copies of the contract with the tour operator. And it already means that your chosen firm has its own sign on the facade, but also the history of partnerships in the travel world. Registry data are open to everyone at Pre-find a travel Agency its number in the registry.
Before you start cooperation with a travel Agency ask them to show Evidence of company registration and Certificate of conformity. In the contract on rendering of tourist services should be the same name of the company that in these documents. Make sure that the contract you sign directly to the General Director of the company. If it's another person, ask to see power of attorney for the delegation of such authority from the head of the company.

In the contract notice item on financial guarantees. They can be of two types: the reserve Bank of funds for the payment of compensation or liability insurance of the tour operator. The document must be stated the number, date, duration and address of the Bank or insurance company and the amount of financial security.
Not superfluous to look for reviews about the travel Agency on the Internet. However, objective data will only give you negative reviews. If tourists have faced problems with the cooperation with this tour, you have to choose her escort to distant countries is not worth it.

Positive reviews, of course, encourage the guarantee your relaxation they give. Not only closed the one-day firms, but large companies with lots of experience. At the same time, the newly opened travel Agency is not always a trap for the traveler. Sometimes experienced managers are leaving larger firms to organize their small business. In their "baggage" and have many years of experience and knowledge of all the specifics, but the young company will give you favorable terms.
Very bright criterion of reliability of the travel Agency is the competence of its employees. Don't be afraid to ask meticulous managers of resorts and hotels that you intend to visit, discover the particularities of the country and ask advice. Friendly detailed answers are an indicator of the seriousness of the company. A great recommendation would narrow specialization of travel agencies. For example, some agencies only work on Asian destinations, some offer only Mediterranean cruises or adventure tours to Africa. As a rule, such companies have their own niche and are stable in her feet.
And do not be lazy after buying a tour is to contact the airline and send a request to the hotel. Request a booking confirmation for your tickets and prepay offer. Thus, you will protect yourself from unpleasant surprises at the airport or at the resort.