Year: 2017

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….

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

To avoid turning the delight of “what a great price!” into dismay, one of the simplest ways to protect yourself online is by always booking with a TICO registered booking website.    All Ontario online travel retailers are required to display their TICO registration number on their websites. It’s the law.  Don’t forfeit the consumer…

5 Travel Tips to Navigate the New Dual Canadian Citizen Entry Passport Rules

If you’re a Canadian citizen with dual citizenship, you can now only fly into the country if you have a valid Canadian passport. This is a recent change as of November 10, 2016. Let’s say you have dual citizenship in Canada and the United Kingdom. Previously, you may have been able to fly to Canada…

Travel Tips for Crossing the Canadian/U.S. Land Border

Check out these travel tips, handy apps and websites to ensure you have all the correct documentation and information to reduce your wait times at the border: 1. Know before you go Make sure you have the correct travel, vaccination and COVID-19 testing documents to enter the U.S. and to re-enter Canada: For current U.S….

How to Protect Yourself from 2 Common Vacation Scams

As the weather gets colder in Canada, the number of vacation scams heat up. With more people longing for winter travel getaways, fraudsters have more potential victims to target. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) issued a warning bulletin (link to the PDF) outlining two of the most common vacation scams targeting Canadians at this time…