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Kinnaur - Register as Tour Operator Or Travel Agent License

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This procedure explains various ways to Register as Tour Operator Or Travel Agent License in Kinnaur.

Apply In-Person:

  1. To register as a Tourist Operator, applicant has to visit the Kinnaur District Tourism Development Office.
  2. For Kinnaur District Tourism Development Office contact click here: Himachal tourism
  3. Application form can be downloaded from the below link: Travel Agent application
  4. Now complete the form with necessary information and make sure you have all the documents in hand that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. After filling the form, attach the documents mentioned in the required documents section below with the completed application form.
  6. Check the application form and then submit it to the Respective Officer in Kinnaur Tourism Development office address mention in the office locations & contacts section below.
  7. Now the authorities will verify your application and validate the submitted documents.
  8. HPTD authorities will inspect the facilities that are related to the touring company and if they are satisfied with the standards followed the authorities will provide a franchise permission.
  9. The applicant will be later requested to collect the Tour Operator License on a specified date.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Copy of the firm registration certificate or trade license.
  • PAN card.
  • Proof of bank account in the name of firm.
  • Registered copy of the professional tax with commercial department.
  • GST
  • Service tax number
  • Aadhaar card.
  • The applicant has to produce (IATO/ATOAI/TAAI/ADTO) if applicable.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development:
Tourism and Civil Aviation Department,
Block No. 28, SDA Complex,
Kasumpti, Shimla – 171009.
Phone: 0177-2625924/ 2625511/ 2625864
Fax: 0177-2625456
Email: ,
Contact link: Himachal tourism

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  • The applicant must be a registered company or Partnership Firm
  • The applicant must maintain office area clean and neat, and maintain all necessary equipment with internet connection.
  • The applicant should have a Permanent Account Number (PAN) and should have Service Tax Number.
  • The applicant should have a Bank Account Holder.


The applicant have to pay Rs.1000/- (Rupees One Thousand Only).


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Travel Agent application

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url '' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.
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  • The approved applicant would have option to book HPTD hotels and HPTD package tours through online, on provide user credentials.
  • The approved applicant must carry a common design name board as approved by HPTD with HPTD logo and name prominently displayed.
  • It is statutory for the applicant to display details of various HPTD offered packages, list of hotel and also about L.T.C facilities available for HPTD operated tours.
  • All cancellation and postponement should be done through online and charges are as per the HPTD policy.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Tour Operator
  • Contact number
  • Company name
  • E mail ID
  • PAN number
  • Service Tax number.
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Need for the Document[edit]

  • Tour operator must be registered to avail concessions and incentives from the state and central government.

Information which might help[edit]

  • The approved applicant should do the minimum sales target per year. Falling to achieve the target for consecutive years, applicant should be disqualified resulting in termination.
  • Tour operator is one who makes arrangements for transport, accommodation, entertainment and other tourism related activities.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Himachal tourism

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