As COVID-19 continues to impact travel agency businesses in Canada, Ontario-based agencies are getting a hand.
The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) will allow travel agencies and wholesalers to register for free for a third straight year.
TICO is making the move with funding from the Ontario government, which will allow travel agencies and wholesalers to apply for its annual registration without a few and, instead, “focus on their priority business needs without the added financial stress of meeting certain payment obligations with TICO.”
Applicants will still need to complete and submit their Registration Renewal Form and their Form-1 by the filing deadline on March 31.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, TICO has worked closely with the Ontario government to find ways to support our registrants,” said Richard Smart, TICO’s CEO and Registrar.
“We appreciate the government’s continued assistance and funding through these unprecedented times. While there are many challenges ahead, TICO remains committed to its mandate of strong consumer protection and the recovery of Ontario’s travel marketplace in the years ahead.”