Cookies policy

In order to provide you with the best online experience this website uses cookies.
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Monday,  May 20, 2024 8:00 AM 

TICO: Individuals charged/convicted of operating as agents without registration

  • Other
  •   12-05-2023  4:24 am
  •   Pax Global Media

TICO: Individuals charged/convicted of operating as agents without registration
(File photo)
Pax Global Media

The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) has released its latest round of charges and convictions, noting individuals who have attempted (or allegedly have attempted) to operate as travel advisors without being registered. 

After being charged by TICO, Luis Da Silva operating as Bwiti Canada, recently pleaded guilty to operating as a travel agent without registration, contrary to the Travel Industry Act, 2002, according to a new bulletin. 

Da Silva was fined $4,375, inclusive of a victim surcharge and received a two-year probation.

TICO prosecutes unregistered companies and individuals to maintain the integrity of Ontario’s travel marketplace and ensure consumers are confident purchasing travel from registered professionals.

Meanwhile, TICO has charged Rustic Mama Retreats Inc. with one count of operating as a travel agent without being registered.

Jennifer Aide has also been charged with one count of operating as a travel agent without being registered and one count of being an Officer and Director of a corporation and failing to take reasonable care to prevent the corporation from committing an offence.

It is alleged that Rustic Mama Retreats Inc. and Jennifer Aide sold travel without TICO registration, specializing in both local and international retreats for women.

Aide will appear in court on December 13, 2023, at 9 a.m. in Cobourg, ON.

TICO has also charged Bermuda Accommodations Inc. with one count of operating as a travel agent without being registered.

Fiona Campbell has also been charged with one count of operating as a travel agent without being registered and one count of being an Officer and Director of a corporation and failing to take care to prevent the corporation from committing an offence.

It is alleged that Bermuda Accommodations Inc. and Fiona Campbell sold travel without TICO registration, specializing in accommodation rentals in Bermuda.

Campbell will appear in court on January 12, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. at Old City Hall in Toronto, ON.

Individuals convicted in court of offences relating to the Travel Industry Act, 2002 are subject to fines of up to $50,000 and/or prison terms of up to two years, TICO says. Corporations are subject to fines of up to $250,000.


Don't miss a single travel story: subscribe to PAX today!  Click here to follow PAX on Facebook.  



Indicator...