Year: 2015

3 Steps To Become A Travel Agent in Ontario!

Being a travel agent is a rewarding and exciting career … and with the right training and education, even you can become a certified travel professional! 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…

Booking Travel Online? 9 Tips To Ensure Nothing Goes Wrong

Trying to plan a vacation? Are you thinking of purchasing travel services online? With all the choices available online it can sometimes become a little overwhelming to know you are making a smart travel purchase.  For that added peace of mind and to make sure you’re making an informed decision, here are a few simple…

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

Most parents wish they could give the world to their children. But when their children become young adults and ask to travel abroad, parents are hesitant to let them go. We had one mother write to us asking for advice on the safety precautions to take before her 19 year old daughter goes backpacking in…

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 a…

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…