The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) provided feedback to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) on April 6, 2018 as part of the Phase 1 consultation of the Travel Industry Act, 2002 (TIA) Regulatory Development. As pointed out in previous submissions and consultations, ACTA members generate the bulk of the business (about 80%) of transacted sales in Canada. ACTA and its members have been an active participant in each phase of the Ontario TIA Legislative Review and are pleased to continue that involvement as development of regulations get underway.
ACTA’s Phase 1 Regulatory Development submission will highlight the key concerns raised by ACTA members and expressed at the April 6, 2018 meeting with MGCS. ACTA has also added Appendix A of our responses to each of the questions posed by the Ontario government in the slide deck used to facilitate discussion and assist in the preparation of draft regulation for future consultation. ACTA acknowledges that some of our concerns were not inclusive to the questions presented in the deck as pointed out by MGCS.