Year: 2015

3 Steps To Become A Travel Agent in Ontario!

Being a travel agent is a rewarding and exciting career. Generally, travel agents either work from home or from a travel agency office. Whether you choose to be a home-based or agency-based agent, there are important certification requirements that you need to be aware of if you want to work and legally sell travel services…

3 Travel Tips To Avoid Overbooked Flights

Did you know that even if you purchase an airline ticket, and hold confirmation of the purchased flight, the airline can still deny you boarding simply because the airline over-booked the flight? Well, it’s true. You can be bumped to a later flight without knowing until you try to check-in at the airport. Read below…

Oh No! I Missed My Flight! 5 Travel Tips To Check-In On Time

Whether you’re planning a family vacation, or have a business meeting abroad, we’re sure you’ve been a bit anxious about checking-in on time. Maybe you’ve even had one of those bad dreams where you’re sprinting through the airport with your suitcase in hand just to find out that you’ve missed your flight. Let’s not make…

6 Travel Tips to Avoid Getting Dinged By Airline Baggage Fees

It used to be when you travelled by air, fees such as baggage were included in the ticket price. Today, most airlines have turned to charging fees for services such as advance seating selection and baggage. These types of fees have proven to be one of the main drivers of improved financial performance for the…

6 Safety Travel Tips For Traveling Abroad

Book with A TICO Registered Travel Agency or Website To verify if a travel agency or website is TICO registered, check our online directory. For more travel tips and information, click here. All travel agencies and websites located and operating in Ontario are regulated by TICO. Registered TICO travel agencies and websites provide additional consumer protection for…

Travel Tips For Booking Last Minute Travel Deals

A great escape with friends and family is always a fantastic idea but depending on everyone’s travel preferences, you may or may not find a good deal if you wait for a last minute sell off. Last minute deals are dependent on several factors, one being the availability of vacation packages, as there may be…

Travel Tips To Avoid Telemarketer Travel Scams

Generally, if you are presented with an offer that seems too good to be true, it probably is and you should proceed with caution. Unfortunately, consumers are targeted and can fall victim to fraudulent telemarketers who entice consumers with special offers or prizes of travel services.   What Are Telemarketer Travel Scams? Sometimes the calls…

What Makes A FantasTICO Travel Agent?

Today is Travel Agent Day and we are celebrating FantasTICO travel agents! A FantasTICO travel agent will take your trip from dramatic to DramaTICO, from exotic to ExoTICO, from romantic to RomanTICO, and will make everything FanTASTICO! FantasTICO Travel Agents Are TICO Registered All travel agencies in Ontario are regulated by TICO. Registered TICO agencies…

How To Book Flight Tickets Online: Code-Share Flights Explained

Code-share flights have been in place for a number of years yet they still tend to be confusing and not always transparent to the consumer.  This can lead to mix-ups at the airport and sometimes disappointment. Use these code-share travel tips to protect your travel investment and make your trip FantasTICO! What Is A Code-Share…

Need To Cancel Your Trip? Why Trip Cancellation Insurance Is Important

Always Buy Trip Cancellation Insurance While nobody ever expects to cancel their vacation plans, unexpected situations can occur, and cancellation charges levied by airlines, cruise lines, hotels and tour companies can amount to as much as 100% of the purchase price. This is why travel insurance is always recommended. By law, in Ontario, whether booking online,…