Tag: travel information

Travel checklist: Tips to help you prepare for your next trip

Travel plans? TICO’s checklist is here to help you keep track of all the important details: Do your research – understand the conditions at your destination While a country’s borders may be open, will the attractions or sights that you are interested in visiting be available? Are there any special requirements to access tourism destinations,…

The Value of a TICO Registered Travel Agency or Website

You’re ready to book your next trip and you know the importance of double checking that the travel agency or booking website is registered with TICO. Here’s what you can expect when you book with a TICO registered travel agency or website: They will be upfront about the details In Ontario, all-in pricing is the…

How does TICO help consumers?

You may know to look for the TICO logo when you book travel, but do you know what the logo represents? It’s all about consumer protection. TICO’s online directory Any travel agency or website operating from Ontario, meaning they have a physical presence here, must be registered with TICO and follow laws that protect consumers….

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

Government of Canada COVID-19 information – latest border rules, travel restrictions, checklists and more.  If you are travelling outside of Canada, click here to access travel advisories for specific destinations. Travel Voucher and Credit Information  In Ontario, all travel agencies, websites and tour operators are regulated under the Travel Industry Act, 2002, which is enforced…

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New Air Passenger Protection Regulations are here – learn what they mean for you!

Big changes are here for airline passengers in Canada. In 2019, the federal government rolled out the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPR), which apply to flights to, from and within Canada. As of September 8, 2022, the protections are being expanded. Until now, the APPR required refunds to be provided for flight disruptions within the control of…

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…

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,…