Toronto– In September 2016, the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court acquitted Global Events Management Group Inc. (Global Events) and Maher Jaber (collectively “Defendants”) of one count each of operating as a travel agent without registration, contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Travel Industry Act, 2002

TICO appealed to the Ontario Court of Justice, Criminal Division.  The appeal was granted and the Defendants were convicted of operating as a travel agent without registration.  Mr. Jaber and Global Events were sentenced to a fine in the amount of $2,500 each, plus Victim Surcharge and Court Fees, for a total of $6,250.

Mr. Jaber and Global Events operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario.

Formed in 1997, TICO is a not-for-profit corporation wholly financed by Ontario-registered travel agents and wholesalers.  It administers the Travel Industry Act, 2002 and the Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund.  TICO may be contacted at (905) 624-6241 or 1-888-451-TICO.  Visit TICO’s website at or email TICO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Mr. Richard Smart, President & C.E.O. or Dorian Werda, Vice President, Operations
Tel: (905) 624-6241 / Toll Free: 1-888-451-TICO