Sep 30`11 - Payments from the Compensation Fund
On September 27, 2011, TICO’s Board of Directors approved payment of $10,250.33 to assist 11 consumers who did not receive the travel services for which they had paid. These payments were due to the closure of Panorama Travel & Tours Ltd o/a flycentraleurope.com in St. Catharines ($7,370.33); Sunrise International Travels in Toronto ($380.00) and Uniglobe Discover Travel in Kitchener ($2,500.00).
The Board also denied nine claims based on section 57(1) of Ontario Regulation 26/05, which states that the customer must have paid for the travel services to or through a registered Ontario travel agency. The claims were filed by consumers who had purchased their travel services from travel agencies located in the U.S.
For More Information, Media Please Contact:
Mr. Michael Pepper, President and C.E.O.
Travel Industry Council of Ontario
Tel: (905) 624-6241 / Toll Free: 1-888-451-TICO