TICO Announces Conviction For Unregistered “Mr. Half Price”
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
After being charged by the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO), Emmanuel Adjei has been convicted on three counts of operating as a Travel Agent without registration, contrary to the Travel Industry Act, 2002.
Adjei was ordered to pay $6,561 in restitution and perform 200 hours of community service. He was also placed on probation for two years.
Adjei was found to have sold travel services online under names such as ‘mrhalfprice’ (Mr. Half Price). It was found that consumers sent money to Mr. Adjei by e-transfer through an email address, to pay for travel services they didn’t receive.
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An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.