Travel Agency Bond Guide
Why do you need a travel agency bond?
You are required to get a bond for your travel agency to protect your clients. If you do not forward your clients travel booking funds to the appropriate parties such as resorts, vehicle rental services or cruise lines, a claim can be filed on your bond.
Apply on our website, get an instant online approval, sign the indemnity agreement, pay on our website and we will send the bond to you.
No. It does not ensure the accuracy of the bookings. It only guarantees that money will be sent to the providers of travel services.
Yes. Even if you have personal credit issues, you can get an instant quote online for your travel agency. However, you should expect to pay a higher rate than someone with good credit, as surety bonds are a form of credit to you, the principal.
No. Seller of travel bonds guarantees payment is transferred for all of the agencies bookings (also known as travel agency bonds). ARC bonds only guarantee payment transfers on airline bookings.
You must contact the claims department of the surety company who wrote your bond.
Surety Bonds do not protect you
The bond is a form of insurance for your clients, which is why many businesses proudly list that they are bonded on their marketing material. However, you will be required to reimburse the bonding company should a claim be paid out.
Fidelity Bonds protect your business
You can protect your business from employee theft and fraud by purchasing a fidelity bond. You can read more in our fidelity bond section.
What's your bond cost?
Bond costs vary by applicant, bond amount, bond type & the agency you choose. You can get a general idea of costs using our Quick Estimate tool to the right or an exact quote instantly online!
Why our rates are so low
When it comes to surety bond insurance, there is safety in numbers. As the largest volume writer in the country, we are able to obtain the lowest rates from the strongest bonding company partners.
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Getting bonded can be intimidating. We can help you sort through it all! There are no dumb questions. Ask us whatever you need.
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