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The Guarantee Fund

The Swiss Federal Act on Package Travel came into force on 1 July 1994. To implement this act, the Guarantee Fund was established in the same year by the Swiss Travel Association (STA) and with support from an independent foundation and was subsequently entered in the commercial register. Its Foundation Board consists of ten members and comprises representatives of various travel agencies from across the country and a legal advisor. The President is not or no longer active in the travel industry.

Some 1,100 tour operators and travel agents from Switzerland and Liechtenstein are members of the Guarantee Fund. All members fulfil the requirements set by the foundation as regards expertise, respectability and solvency and are subject to regular inspection.

The Guarantee Fund is financed via admission fees, the annual contributions of the members and via income from assets.