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TICO board approves 3 claims against comp. fund; Brian McKinlay convicted

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  •   07-04-2022  10:43 am
  •   Pax Global Media

TICO board approves 3 claims against comp. fund; Brian McKinlay convicted
Pax Global Media

On June 28, 2022, the Travel Industry Council of Ontario’s (TICO’s) board of directors approved three claims against the Ontario Travel Compensation Fund totalling $6,310 to assist eight consumers who did not receive the travel services for which they had paid.

According to a news release issued Monday (July 4), the approved Ontario Travel Compensation Fund claims are as follows:

Fly Jamaica Airways

1 claim to assist 2 consumers, totalling $2,588

Jet Airways

1 claim to assist 4 consumers, totalling $2,322

Sunmed Holidays Inc.

1 claim to assist 2 consumers, totalling $1,400

The following claim was denied:

Fly Jamaica Airways

1 claim for 2 consumers, totalling $2,190 as the claim was received beyond the filing deadline.

In addition, after being charged by TICO, Brian McKinlay, who conducted business as Meridien Cottages, was convicted of one count of operating as a travel agent without being registered.

McKinlay operated a website where consumers could book overnight accommodations at various cottages. 

While most of the cottages listed on the website were owned by McKinlay, there were listings for two cottages that were owned by a third party, TICO says. 

McKinlay has been sentenced in Court to a $2,500 fine, including a victim fine surcharge, as well as a two-year probation.


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