Travel Services
Travel agency fined $2,000 for not providing financial statements and required to immediately cease selling travel services
STATUS UPDATE: Please note that the licence suspension for Happy Times Travel & Tours Ltd. was lifted on December 24, 2015 as the business submitted the required documentation. 

{December 18, 2015} VICTORIA, BC –
Consumer Protection BC has issued a licence suspension notice, compliance order and an administrative penalty against travel agency, Happy Times Travel & Tours Ltd., for violating BC’s Travel Industry Regulations. The business has a head office in Richmond BC as well as two branch locations in Vancouver. All three licenses are currently under suspension.
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Consumer Protection BC suspends travel licence for Skyline Tours Ltd.

{Aug. 13, 2015} VICTORIA, BC – Consumer Protection BC has suspended the licence of Skyline Tours Ltd., a travel agency and wholesaler based in Burnaby, BC.

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$36,000 refunded to impacted travellers so far in 2015, says Consumer Protection BC

{May 21, 2015} VICTORIA, BC – From Jan. 1 to April 30, 2015, 24 consumers have received some $36,000 in compensation through BC’s Travel Assurance Fund, a result of the closures of BC travel agencies Air-World Tour & Travel Ltd. (based in Surrey, BC), Safari Studio Ltd. (New Westminster) and Global Pacific Travel Ltd. (Surrey).

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Richmond travel agency fined $1,700 for unlicensed locations

{April 14, 2015} VICTORIA, BC – Consumer Protection BC has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty to M.Y. Ctrips Travel & Tours Ltd., a Richmond BC-based travel agency, and owner Maxx Yan for the operation of two unlicensed locations.   

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Consumer Protection BC Advisory: sudden closure of Surrey travel agency
{February 27, 2015}, VICTORIA, BC – Consumer Protection BC has suspended the licence of Air-World Tour & Travel Ltd., a travel agency operating out of Surrey.
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Consumer Protection BC Advisory: sudden closure of New Westminster travel agency

{Dec. 16, 2014}, VICTORIA, BC – Consumer Protection BC is informing consumers that Safari Studio Ltd., a travel agency operating out of New Westminster (formerly called Vancouver Travel Studio Ltd., located in North Vancouver) has ceased operations.

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Consumer Protection BC cancels travel licence for Global Pacific Travel

{Aug. 12, 2014}, VICTORIA, BC – Consumer Protection BC has cancelled the licence of Global Pacific Travel Ltd. (Global Pacific), a travel agency located in Surrey, BC, due to non-compliance with BC’s travel regulations.

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Consumer Protection BC suspends travel licence for Global Pacific Travel

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{June 25, 2014}, VICTORIA, BC –
Consumer Protection BC has suspended the licence of Global Pacific Travel, a travel agency located in Surrey, BC, pending an investigation.

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BC Travel Assurance Fund issues almost $90,000 in refunds due to closure of Alameda Travels

{February 6, 2014} VICTORIA, BC – Sixteen more consumers have been refunded $19,163 though BC’s Travel Assurance Fund, a result of the April 2013 closure of the Richmond, BC-based Alameda Travels Ltd.

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