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COVID-19 travel checklist: How to prepare for travel during the pandemic

You might be ready to dust off your passport and suitcase and get back to seeing everything the world has to offer. If you’re thinking about booking a trip for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, TICO’s checklist is here to help you keep track of all the important details: Do your research…

TICO’s March Break survival guide – 5 must-do tips before you leave for your holiday

The March Break countdown is officially on! You’ve spent countless hours deliberating destinations, reading reviews and crunching the budget before you decided on the perfect destination for your family. Now that March Break is mere days away, the whole family is excited about the beach, ski slopes or historic sites that await them. To make…

COVID-19 – news and information for consumers who booked travel with an Ontario travel agency, website or tour operator

UPDATED: December 17, 2021   The Government of Canada has announced that as of Tuesday, December 21, 2021, it is once again requiring all incoming travellers, regardless of trip length or location, to provide proof of a pre-arrival negative molecular COVID-19 test to enter the country. Additionally, as of December 18 at 11:59 pm, Canada is…

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…