Mississauga, ONT. – After being charged by TICO, Luxury Travel Centre Inc. was convicted of one count of operating as a travel agent without being registered and two counts of failing to hold money in trust.

Naroce Vignarajah was also convicted of one count of operating as a travel agent without being registered and one count of being an Officer and Director of a Corporation and failing to take reasonable care to prevent the Corporation from committing an offence.

Luxury Travel Centre Inc. was fined $43,750, inclusive of a victim surcharge. Naroce Vignarajah was fined an additional $34,375, inclusive of a victim surcharge and ordered to pay a further $23,765 in restitution.

Both Luxury Travel Centre Inc. and Naroce Vignarajah were sentenced to a two-year probation.

Luxury Travel Centre Inc. had its registration under the Travel Industry Act, 2002 revoked on September 21, 2022.

TICO prosecutes companies and individuals to maintain the integrity of Ontario’s travel marketplace and ensure consumers are confident purchasing travel from registered professionals.

About TICO
Formed in 1997, the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) regulates Ontario’s approximately 1,950 travel agencies, booking websites and tour operators. TICO administers the Travel Industry Act, 2002 on behalf of the Ontario government. As a consumer protection organization, TICO facilitates a consumer complaints process and administers the Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund. By booking travel with a TICO-registered business, consumers have access to added protection. To verify if a company is registered with TICO, and for helpful information and resources, visit www.tico.ca.


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