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What happens when a health incident, like the Coronavirus, impacts your travel plans?

With ongoing media coverage of the Coronavirus, the Government of Canada’s travel advisory for China and the province of Hubei, and some airlines suspending or reducing flights to and from China, consumers with existing bookings to China may wonder what options they have for their travel plans. In Ontario, all travel agencies, websites and tour…

Becoming a TICO Certified Travel Counsellor or Supervisor/Manager In Ontario

All individuals wishing to sell travel services in Ontario must meet TICO’s Education Standards and obtain the required Travel Counsellor Certification.  It’s the law. Every person who works for a registered Ontario retail travel agency and sells travel services or provides travel advice to the public must, by law, meet TICO’s Education Standards. This includes…

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…

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,…

Student March Break Travel Protection Tips

Does your son or daughter want to go on a March Break trip with their friends from school? Are you struggling to make an informed decision to allow them to go? TICO can help, don’t book before you look! Here are a few things you can look into in order to ensure you are making…