TICO: Three Claims Approved, Brian McKinlay Convicted

The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) has approved three claims against the Ontario Travel Compensation Fund and in addition has secured the conviction of Brian McKinlay, who operated as Meridien Cottages.

Claim Approvals

On 28JUN, TICO's Board of Directors approved 3 claims against the Ontario Travel Compensation Fund totalling CAD $6,310 to assist 8 consumers who did not receive the travel services for which they had paid.

The approved claims are as follows:

  • Fly Jamaica Airways - 1 claim to assist 2 consumers, totalling CAD $2,588
  • Jet Airways - 1 claim to assist 4 consumers, totalling CAD $2,322
  • Sunmed Holidays Inc. - 1 claim to assist 2 consumers, totalling CAD $1,400

In addition, the following claim was denied:

  • Fly Jamaica Airways - 1 claim for 2 consumers, totalling CAD $2,190, as the claim was received beyond the filing deadline.

Convicted: Brian McKinlay

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.

Brian McKinlay operated a web site where consumers could book overnight accommodations at various cottages. While most of the cottages listed on the website were owned by Brian McKinlay, there were listings for two cottages that were owned by a third party.

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

For more information on TICO, visit its web site.

You may also like
Canadian Visits to Florida Jump: Latest Figures Just Shy of Pre-Pandemic Levels
VISIT FLORIDA execs revealed for the first time to media, Including Open Jaw's Jim Byers at this year’s Florida Huddle in ...
Dream Hotel Hollywood
Hyatt Completes Acquisition of Dream Hotel Group
Dream Hotels will join as a brand within Hyatt’s Boundless Collection, expanding its footprint in destinations like Nashville, Hollywood, Las Vegas, ...
Europe Travel Map
Air Canada Vacations Introduces a New Agent Toolkit for Europe Plus Agent Contest
ACV's new Travel Agent Toolkit for Europe launch includes a contest until 30APR for agents to win trips to Europe. Consumers ...
Kensington Tours Launches Private Villa Portfolio
'Beyond Villas by Kensington Tours' reflects "increased demand for private luxury accommodations combined with the interest in highly curated personalized experiences,” ...
Cirque du Soleil Celebrates its 30th Anniversary Performing in Las Vegas
Cirque du Soleil's very first production in Las Vegas, Mystère at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, commemorates its 30th anniversary this ...

Leave a Reply