MISSISSAUGA — TICO has appointed Dorian Werda as Registrar, Travel Industry Act, 2002, effective April 1, 2023.
Werda, who has been with TICO since its inception in 1997, will now oversee all regulatory functions for Ontario’s travel agencies, booking websites and tour operators.
Richard Smart, who has served the dual role of President/chief Executive Officer and Registrar since 2014, will continue as President/CEO, focusing on overall strategic direction and stakeholder relationship management.
On Werda’s new role, Smart said: “As TICO continues its journey towards an end-to-end, digital and risk-based regulator, there was an opportunity to refine our organizational structure and how roles are aligned. Ms. Werda has been a valued member of TICO since its inception and brings a wealth of experience in the areas of compliance and enforcement to the Registrar role.
“As we evolve as an organization, we continuously strive to enhance TICO’s value proposition for both travel consumers and Ontario’s travel industry.”