Several Ontario agents are facing charges and convictions under the Travel Industry Act, TICO said.
- Following a guilty plea, Judy Jackson was convicted of five counts of operating as a travel agent without registration, contrary to section 4(1) (a) of the Travel Industry Act, 2002. Jackson operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario, stated a release issued by TICO.
- Placido Calore and 407488 Ontario Ltd. o/a Business & Vacation Travel Planners and Blue Mountain Travel (Blue Mountain Travel) were each charged with four counts of failing to deposit customer payments received for travel services into the trust account of the registrant, contrary to section 27(3) of Ontario Regulation 26/05 made under the Travel Industry Act, 2002, TICO stated. Calore was a director and shareholder of Blue Mountain Travel, which voluntarily terminated its registration effective July 31, 2015. Blue Mountain Travel operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario.
- Carolyn (Michelle) Solomon and 1924067 Ontario Inc. o/a Blue Mountain Travel were each charged with two counts of operating as a travel agent without registration. Solomon was a sole director and officer of 1924067 Ontario Inc., which has never been registered as a travel agent under the Act. Solomon and 1924067 Ontario Inc. operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario.
- In other travel law news, TICO’s Board of Directors recently approved payment of $16,663.19 to assist 21 consumers who were at risk of not receiving travel services they paid for. The payment was due to the closure of Aerosvit Airlines in Ukraine ($2,308), Blue Mountain Travel in Toronto ($5,805.04), SkyGreece Airlines S.A. ($2,950.15) and Smartchoice Travel in Scarborough ($5,600).
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