Author: Tico Admin

5 Steps To Becoming a TICO Certified Travel Counsellor or Supervisor/Manager In Ontario

All individuals wishing to sell travel services in Ontario must meet TICO’s Education Standards and obtain the required Travel Counsellor Certification.  It’s the law. There are two levels of exams, the Travel Counsellor Exam for those who wish to sell or counsel for the purpose of selling travel services on behalf of an Ontario registered…

3 Ways To Tell If A Home-Based Travel Agency Is Registered

Travel is a global industry and like many other global industries, the trend of working out of home and being mobile has crossed over in a big way. In Ontario, the travel industry has experienced a dramatic increase in home-based travel agencies and travel counselors working as outside sales representatives on behalf of travel agencies….

7 Tips To Avoid A Travel Scam When Buying Airline Tickets Online

  When searching for the best online deal for airfares, it pays to be cautious. Falling for a travel scam is fairly common and people are regularly tricked into thinking they’re getting an amazing deal when they book a flight online, only to find out too late that they were conned.

Take the Travel Industry Act Survey – Have Your Say Ontario!

The Ontario Government is currently updating the Travel Industry Act and Consumer Services is inviting you to provide your input! We are encouraging you, the consumer, to fill out a short survey to help the Ontario Government identify areas that will better protect you and your travel investments. This includes bus tours or vacation packages with flight(s)…

Traveling Solo? 9 Travel Safety Tips to Stay Safe

There are plenty of perks to traveling alone. You can do what you like, see what you want, and go anywhere that interests you without having to worry about the whims of your travel companion. Traveling is usually safe, but it’s always important to be alert and aware of your surroundings. You want to be…

Destination Wedding Cancelled? 4 Travel Tips to Avoid Paying More to Still Go

Unfortunately, it happens. The destination wedding you were looking forward to gets cancelled. While you feel sorry about the couple’s change of heart, you or some of the other guests or family members in your group may still want to go to the destination regardless, especially if you’ve booked time off work or if it’s…

8 Backpacking Travel Tips For Students

Planning to head off on a backpacking trip? In the lead up to your next big adventure, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the pre-trip excitement which can cause you to forget and miss even the most obvious things. Some basic backpacking tips can go a long way to ensuring that you…

Top 8 Travel Tips for Europe

Are you looking to fly away to France, escape to England, or indulge in Italy? Before you leave Canada, there are some things you should do to ensure your safety while traveling in Europe and to enjoy your time there without worry. Read below for our top 8 travel tips for Canadians traveling to Europe….

Booking Travel Online? What You Should Read in the Fine Print!

It’s common to book travel online now and even more so to skim over the imperative terms and conditions. Whether you’re booking flights, searching for hotels online, or purchasing travel insurance, reading the fine print is one of the most important things you can do. All too often people who don’t take the time to…

6 Tips to Find the Best Travel Agent

Want a holiday trip that’s sensational, instead of just so-so? Sure you can spend the time and do it yourself … or you can save yourself the hassle and get a really great travel agent to help you plan and book trips that deliver the experiences you’re looking for. But how do you know if…