TICO Announces AGM, Election & Successful Conviction

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Richard Smart

The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 20JUN, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre located at 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 

This year, TICO will hold an election for one retail position on its Board of Directors. All registrants will be sent a Nominations package. Nominations must be received at TICO no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on 21APR, 2017. 

Ballots will then be sent to Member Registrants and results announced at the AGM. 

“Industry representation on the Board of Directors is an important governance role in support of TICO’s vision, mission and mandate,” said TICO President & CEO Richard Smart. “I would like to encourage registrants who wish to participate on the TICO Board to submit nomination forms. This is your industry, so please take this opportunity to get involved.” 

In other news from the regulator, TICO announced a successful conviction in the case of an unregistered travel agent.

Lorna Arcega plead guilty and was convicted of two counts of operating as a travel agent without registration. Arcega operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. The plea and conviction under the Act was joined with the plea and conviction of four counts of Fraud Under $5,000. 

 Arcega was sentenced on both sets of charges as follows:

  • Restitution in the amount of $40,000 relating to Criminal Code charges;
  • Restitution in the amount of $4,000 in relation to the charges under the Act; 
  • Two years of probation with the condition (in addition to statutory conditions) not to be employed in the travel industry, in any capacity;
  • Community Service: 50 hours in relation to Criminal Code charges and 50 hours in relation to the charges under the Act, for a total of 100 hours.
  • Standalone Restitution Orders for $2,100 (relating to the charges under the Act) and $63,322.47 (relating to the Criminal Code charges).




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