72 consumers impacted by the April 2013 closure of Alameda Travels Ltd., a Richmond, BC-based travel agency, have just been compensated $69,159 through British Columbia’s Travel Assurance Fund.
What’s summertime without those lazy days at the beach, backyard barbeques and road trips with your best pals? Why a travel-themed contest, of course! We’re currently hosting a Facebook contest that not only shines a light on BC-licensed travel agents, but also puts you in the running for 1 of 4 awesome prize packs. Read on to find out more and how to enter.
If you have entered our summer travel themed Facebook contest, thank you and good luck! (If not, what are you waiting for? There are great prizes to be won!)
We aren't all about contests though, it's summertime and many of us have travel on the brain. Are you thinking of booking travel this summer or perhaps you are waiting until the fall or winter for that getaway? If so, here's our list of top 3 things to know before you book!
Did you know that, this year alone, we’ve paid out more than $36,000 to consumers impacted by BC-licensed travel agency or wholesaler failures?
On this blog, we’ve talked about the benefits of booking with a BC-licensed travel agent. We recently heard from a coworker how her holiday was saved by her travel agent and we thought we would share Joan’s story with you.
If your travel agency has closed or if your travel service provider has gone out of business, we have tips for you! This information is also available in Chinese, Korean and Punjabi.
When it comes to planning your winter getaway (or any vacation for that matter), you have many choices to make: where to go and what to see, and if you should head to the slopes or somewhere warm. But what many British Columbian travellers don’t realize is the most important vacation decision of all may lie with the choice to book with a BC-licensed travel agent.Read more...
In November 2001, thousands of Canadian travellers were left in the lurch after Canada 3000 Holidays (C3 Holidays) filed for bankruptcy. Following the business failure, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) was authorized as the trustee to provide refunds to eligible clients from consumer funds held in a trust account. In 2010, the Supreme Court of British Columbia approved Consumer Protection BC as the administrator of the C3 Holidays trust account for BC and Western Canada.Read more...
The internet has given us the ability to take care of a wide range of consumer transactions online. We can bank, shop, and even make dinner reservations all from the comfort of our own home. So If I wanted to book a vacation, why would I get out of my pajamas and over to a travel agency when I can book online with the click of a mouse? Well it turns out that there are a number of great reasons for using the services of a travel agent.Read more...