TOUR OPERATOR- ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP – $100 Annual Fee

On an annual basis, an active company shall provide a Certified Public Accountant Comfort or Going Concerns Letter to the TSTOA office indicating the member is in compliance with required all documentation and in good financial standing to adequately serve their clients. On an annual basis, each company shall provide this letter to TSTOA confirming the following:

  • Company leadership have never been convicted (or otherwise found guilty or pleaded no contest) of any offense involving fraud, deception, breach of trust, child abuse, or any felony.
  • No company principal has declared bankruptcy in the past five years.
  • Company maintains Errors and Omissions (Professional Liability) insurance of no less than US $1 million per occurrence.
  • Company maintains General Liability insurance of no less than US $1 million per occurrence.
  • Company maintains a consumer protection policy (escrow account, bond, irrevocable letter of credit from a bank, owner signing a full personal guarantee secured by adequate collateral) which is equal to or exceeding 20% of gross sales until paid as non-refundable tour expenses or earned as income by the company. These funds will be used to repay any refundable customer payments upon default, insolvency, or bankruptcy.
  • The principal(s) reside in Texas and possess a valid Texas Department of Public Safety Driver’s License.
  • The company is a single-business entity. Consortia, Associations, or franchisers are not eligible; however, their individual entities may qualify.
  • The company has an established Texas mailing address.

SUPPLIER- ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP – $100 Annual Fee

On an annual basis, an associate member company shall provide a Certified Public Accountant Comfort or Going Concerns Letter to the TSTOA office indicating the member is in compliance with required documentation and in good financial standing to adequately serve their clients. On an annual basis, each company shall provide this letter to TSTOA confirming the following:

  • The company has been in business for a minimum of five years.
  • The principal(s) have not declared bankruptcy in the past five years.
  • The company’s principals have never been convicted (or otherwise found guilty or pleaded no contest) of any offense involving fraud, deception, breach of trust, child abuse, or any other felony.
  • The company complies with all laws, regulations, and licensing requirements applicable to the operation of the business.
  • The company is a single-business entity. Consortia, Associations, or franchisers are not eligible; however, their individual entities may qualify.