Conquest Ceases Operations

On Wednesday April 15th, one of Canada’s largest tour operators ceased operations. Conquest Vacations has been in business for 37 years and the announcement comes as a shock.  If you have a vacation booked with Conquest and have not travelled yet, you should call your credit card company immediately...
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Protect Yourself by Booking with a TICO Registered Agency

Did you know that you are protected when you book with a TICO registered Travel Agency in the province of Ontario?  (December 8, 2008) TICO’s Board of Directors approved payment of $75,711.98 assisting 71 consumers who did not receive the travel services for which they had paid. The payments...
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ZOOM Airlines goes bankrupt

Zoom Airlines was grounded on Thursday, as the recent spike in fuel prices was too much to handle for the popular discount airline.   Operations are suspended immediately, and all flights are cancelled, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded. Customer funds are covered by TICO (the Travel Industry...
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Why use a travel agent anyways?

Ten Reasons to Use a Travel Agent 1. PERSONALIZED SERVICE – Travel agents are your neighbours, and they want to build a relationship with you and learn what you want, and what you value in a travel experience 2. TIME –There is so much information out there, but where do you start. Travel...
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