Reducing regulatory burden and harmonizing pricing requirements under the Travel Industry Act
Bill or Act:
Travel Industry Act, 2002
Summary of Decision:
The regulation was approved
November 3, 2015
Summary of Proposal:
The ministry is seeking input on proposals to amend requirements under the Travel Industry Act (TIA) for travel agents and travel wholesalers. The proposed amendments are intended to reduce regulatory burden on lower risk businesses and harmonize requirements for displaying or advertising the price of travel services.
If approved and implemented, the proposed regulatory amendments would:
• Exempt businesses that offer one day tours from the requirements under TIA;
• Modify specific registration and operating requirements to allow for flexibility for lower risk businesses; and
• Require all businesses registered under TIA to display the total price to consumers, including all fees, levies and other charges, when advertising travel services.
In addition, the ministry is proposing to make a technical amendment to align the timing for claim submissions.
The paper linked below explains and sets out the proposed changes in detail. Interested parties can respond by e-mail or mail.
The ministry welcomes feedback and encourages anyone interested to provide comments on its proposal.
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2J3
Attention: TIA regulation changes
July 1, 2016