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2016 Florida Statutes

SECTION 554
Fraudulently offering for sale tour or travel-related services.
F.S. 817.554
817.554 Fraudulently offering for sale tour or travel-related services.
(1) A seller of any tour or travel service, including, but not limited to:
(a) A person engaged in the business of selling tours, travel services, or travel-related services;
(b) A person who sells tours or travel services in conjunction with the offer of a course of instruction for persons seeking to become travel agents;
(c) A person who is not actively engaged in the business of selling tours or travel services but who offers for sale a single tour or a limited number of tours; or
(d) The principal of any corporation or partnership engaged in the business of selling tours or travel services,

who knowingly makes claims relating to such tours or travel services with the intent to defraud any individual or group of a fee or other valuable consideration is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

(2) Any person who offers educational or training courses relating to the tour or travel service business and who knowingly makes claims relating to such educational or training courses with the intent to defraud any individual of a fee or other valuable consideration is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(3) Any person who offers his or her services as a tour or travel service consultant to anyone engaged in the tour or travel service business and who knowingly makes claims relating to his or her qualifications to provide such consulting services or his or her ability to provide travel-related services with the intent to defraud such person of a fee or other valuable consideration is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(4) Any individual or group which meets the standards of organized fraud as defined in s. 817.034 shall be punished as provided in s. 817.034.
History.s. 1, ch. 85-39; s. 1263, ch. 97-102; s. 5, ch. 2010-117.