Consumer Protection BC has issued a compliance order and a $9,000.00 administrative monetary penalty against Travel Escapes Vacation Ltd. for engaging in the designated activity of a travel agent without a license, contrary to section 143 of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act (BPCPA).
The business has been ordered to immediately stop providing travel services to the public unless licensed, to remove or delete all advertisements indicating the sale of travel services, and to reimburse Consumer Protection BC costs for the inspection in the amount of $1,000 within 30 days.
By law, the business has 30 days to request a reconsideration of the decision.
All money received from administrative penalties is deposited into the Consumer Advancement Fund (as required by section 169 of the BPCPA).
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