||Monday, April 10, 2000
||Does the State of Florida require that tour guides (or other people who guide) have licenses? If so, where and how do they apply for them?
||The Florida Statutes refers to tour guides as "sellers of
travel." "Seller of travel" means any resident or
nonresident person, firm, corporation, or business entity
who offers for sale, directly or indirectly, at wholesale
or retail, prearranged travel, tourist-related services, or
tour-guide services for individuals or groups, including,
but not limited to, vacation or tour packages, or vacation
certificates in exchange for a fee, commission, or other
Please refer to Title XXXIII (REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE,
INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS), Chapter 559 (Regulation of
Trade, Commerce, and Investments, Generally), PART XI
(SELLERS OF TRAVEL) for the requirements for sellers of
The statutes are available online at http://www.leg.state.fl.us/citizen/documents/statutes/index.html Select 1999 Florida Statutes (Full Volume). Select Chapter 559, then Part XI.