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Advisory - Ontario Government Announces New Advertising Requirements And Travel Industry Act Consultation Sessions

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At a press conference held at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport today, the Ontario Government announced new rules effective January 1, 2017 which will require all-in pricing when advertising the price of travel services.  The goal of the new all-in pricing requirement is to ensure that consumers know exactly what they will be required to pay for travel services and to make it easier for consumers to compare prices.

It was announced that the Ontario Government is also conducting a comprehensive review of the Travel Industry Act, 2002 and Ontario Regulation 26/05 which regulates approximately 2,400 Ontario retail travel agencies and travel wholesalers (tour operators).   The Government will be holding public consultation sessions around the province commencing in February 2017.

For more information regarding the new advertising requirements and the public consultation sessions – refer to the links below:

 

English link:

http://news.ontario.ca/mgs/en/2016/12/all-in-price-advertising-coming-soon-for-travel-services.html
 

http://news.ontario.ca/m/43112

 

French link:

http://news.ontario.ca/mgs/fr/2016/12/bientot-les-prix-tout-inclus-dans-la-publicite-sur-les-services-de-voyage.html


http://news.ontario.ca/m/43113

 

 

 

December 13, 2016