Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Sinorama collapse included in TICO Board’s latest Comp Fund update

TICO’s Board of Directors has approved a payment of $5,696.12 from the Travel Industry Compensation Fund to assist six consumers who did not receive the travel services for which they had paid, due to the closures of Canadian Fares Inc. in Toronto ($1,596.16) and Transaero Airlines in Russia ($4,099.96). 
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Alicia Kielek pleads guilty to second offence

After being charged by TICO, Alicia Kielek has pleaded guilty to two counts of operating as a travel agent without registration, her second offence in two years.
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TICO suspends registration of Toronto’s Millennium Leisure Travels

Consumers have been advised not to purchase travel services from Toronto-based Millennium Leisure Travels Inc., whose registration has been temporarily suspended by TICO.
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Toronto ‘agent’ charged with operating without registration

TICO has charged Derrell Caprietta with one count of operating as a travel agent without being registered, contrary to the Travel Industry Act, 2002.
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June passenger demand is up, says IATA, but trade disputes casting “a long shadow”

GENEVA — Global passenger traffic results for June show that demand is up, says IATA, with the first six months of 2018 having a “strong performance”. Demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometres, or RPKs) in June rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017, following a 6.0% year-over-year growth recorded in both May and April. […]
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Record high sales for ON agencies, suppliers, thanks to strong industry – and consolidation

Ten years ago there were more than 3,000 retailer and wholesaler registrants on TICO’s roster.
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Two Toronto ‘agents’ charged by TICO

TICO has announced new charges against two travel agents, both operating in Toronto.
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Cha-ching! TPI announces first bitcoin transaction

TPI’s very first bitcoin transaction is in the books, marking the company’s new foray into cryptocurrency.
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LGBT travel leaders make a ‘splash’ in Toronto with the opening of IGLTA convention

The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) took over Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada last night for the IGLTA Annual Global Convention opening ceremony, sponsored by Tourism Toronto and Destination Ontario.
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Going home-based? Humber course still has spots, plus host agencies are here to help

Just five years ago, industry experts pegged the percentage of home-based agents in Canada to be around 25%.
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