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28 November 2016

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. 

Travel

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18 July 2016

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.

Travel

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31 August 2015

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.

Travel

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28 July 2014

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.

Travel

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10 September 2013

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.

Travel

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26 June 2013

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!

Travel

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27 May 2013

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? 

Travel

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13 May 2013

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. 

Travel

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06 May 2013

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.

Travel

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26 November 2012

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.

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