Entities established in another Member State

A business which is established in another Member State but is selling packages/LTAs in Ireland cannot obtain an Irish tour operator or travel agent’s licence.  Instead, the organiser must provide security (according to the law of the country in which it is established) for all packages offered for sale/sold (including those commencing in Ireland) and must provide the Commission with a notification to that effect (in English), and in particular, of the nature and the amount of the security the organiser has arranged, before carrying on such business in Ireland.  

The Commission will notify the business when it has received sufficient information. Where the business has arranged security in accordance with the law of the Member State in which it is established, it will be considered to have complied with the requirement to provide security in accordance with the Irish legislation.


A trader facilitating linked travel arrangements established in another Member State but carrying on business in Ireland must provide evidence of security (from the country in which it is established) in respect of all linked travel arrangements offered for sale/sold by the business in Ireland. 

It must notify the Commission before carrying on such business in Ireland, and in particular, of the nature and amount of the security the organiser has arranged. The Commission will notify the business when it has received sufficient information. Where the business has arranged security in accordance with the law of the Member State in which it is established, it will be considered to have complied with the requirement to provide security in accordance with Irish legislation. 

  • How do I notify the Commission of my insolvency protection arrangements? 

Please contact the Travel Trade team by emailing traveltrade@aviationreg.ie with details of your insolvency protection.

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