Who We Are
The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) is an organization mandated by the Ontario government to administer the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002 and Ontario Regulation 26/05 which governs all of the approximately 2,500 travel retailers and travel wholesalers registered in Ontario. In addition, TICO administers an industry-financed Travel Compensation Fund.
TICO has a number of Committees made up of members of TICO's Board of Directors and industry representatives, which address issues related to TICO's overall mandate, goals and objectives. Currently, there are eleven committees established and you can learn more about each committee by reviewing their individual mandates.
TICO has established its own bylaws under which TICO operates. The bylaws outline TICO's operational structure.
TICO Is Consumer Protection
Travelling? Thinking of taking a trip? TICO protects you in four main ways. Watch the video below to find out how TICO protects your travel investment.
Board of Directors
The TICO Board of Directors consists of fifteen members. There are three individuals appointed by the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA), three from the Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO), one from the Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA), one from the Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors (CITC) and five appointed by the Minister of Consumer Services. There are also two members that are elected by the Industry at large.
If you have any questions or require information regarding the Travel Industry Council of Ontario, its services or the Travel Industry Act, 2002, please feel free to contact TICO.