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19 September 2017
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Consumer Protection BC licenses and regulates travel agents and wholesalers in the province. If you are booking travel, always do business with a licensed travel agent and always get a receipt. By law, there is very specific information that must be in the receipt. Why is this important? Let’s bring it back to the basics and go over why these requirements exist and why it matters to you when booking travel. 

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28 November 2016
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When you plan your trips, do you tend to use the services of a travel agent? While travel agents can make vacation-planning a breeze, there’s also another big perk – access to the Travel Assurance Fund. 

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18 July 2016
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Bruce and Anne* were just three short weeks away from their once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa. The couple purchased their vacation through a licensed BC travel agent. A few weeks before their trip, Bruce received an unexpected email from his travel agent. The business had gone bankrupt. Bruce and Anne were not going to Africa.

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04 July 2016
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For many Canadians, tipping is part of our everyday life. Tipping servers at restaurants and taxi drivers may seem natural to you but when you travel outside of Canada, do you still tip the same way? The truth is, tipping rules may vary by country, by region, and by scenario so read on to get some tips on tipping around the world.

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Travel

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06 June 2016
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What’s on your regular packing list? What you would pack for a short domestic trip compared to a long international trip may be different - but taking a travel health kit wherever you go may be a good idea. For example, medication that you usually use may not be available in another city or you may not be able to read the packaging while traveling abroad. In this blog, we will share what to take in your travel kit so you can be prepared for your next adventure.

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Travel

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02 May 2016
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Whether you are flying to a tropical destination or driving to visit your friend in the United States over the weekend, you may want to take your pet with you. Although some cats travel extremely well, generally it tends to be more common to travel with dogs so in this blog, we will focus on travelling with dogs and what to prepare before you depart for your trip. (Please note that the information below has come from a variety of sources including the Government of Canada.)

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Travel

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31 August 2015
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Have you ever arrived at an airport, only to find out your flight has been delayed – or even cancelled – due to bad weather? In this blog post, we’re offering tips on how to navigate through the storm of travel plans and unexpected weather events.

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Travel

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22 September 2014
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Your sunscreen, toothbrush and passport are packed – you’re ready for your holiday! And while most vacations are wrinkle-free, sometimes issues come up: luggage could be lost or family members could become ill. Keep reading for tips and information about travel insurance.  

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Travel

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28 July 2014
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Statistics Canada says 58% of Canadians booked travel online in 2012. Are you a consumer who prefers to book your travel online? If so, you don’t want to miss this post.

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Travel

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10 September 2013
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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.

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