A pair of Toronto-based travel agencies have been convicted on Travel Industry Act charges of operating without registration, TICO said this week.
Miro Brcic and Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Holidays Inc. pleaded guilty and each was convicted of one count of operating as a travel agent without registration. Brcic is an owner and director of Sacred Rides and operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario.
Brcic was sentenced to a fine of $3,500 plus Victim Surcharge Fine, for a total of $4,375. Sacred Rides was sentenced to a fine of $1,000 plus Victim Surcharge Fine, for a total of $1,250.
Sacred Rides has applied and is now registered as a travel agent under the Act.
In an unrelated matter, Global Events Management Group Inc and Maher Jaber have been convicted of one count each of operating as a travel agent without registration, after TICO successfully appealed a previous acquittal of the charges by the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court.
Jaber and Global Events, which operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario, were sentenced to a fine in the amount of $2,500 each, plus Victim Surcharge and Court Fees, for a total of $6,250.