Travel Act Law and Legal Definition

The Travel Act criminalizes a business enterprise that carries out an unlawful activity. The Act makes it a federal crime to promote, manage, establish, carry on, or facilitate any unlawful activity through the use of any means of interstate commerce or by traveling among the states or internationally, or by using U.S. mail.

The Act specifies three kinds of criminal activity. They are:

1. any enterprise involving gambling, liquor on which the excise tax has not been paid, narcotics, controlled substances, or prostitution offenses;

2. bribery, extortion, or arson; and

3. any illegal monetary transaction.