The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) mailed out election ballots to registrants last week.  The election is for one three-year retail position on the TICO Board of Directors.  The five eligible candidates on the ballot are:

                    1.               Romeo Cuter, Worldview Travel (Canada) Inc., Toronto

                    2.               Carl Filippazzo, Union Travel Agency Ltd., Toronto

                    3.               Elliot Finkelman, Kanata CruiseShipCenters Limited, Ottawa

                    4.               Tim Morgan, TPI (Travel Professionals International), Oakville

                    5.               Marc Patry, CNH Tours, Ottawa        


All ballots must be received at the offices of BDO Canada LLP by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, June 9, 2017.  The results of the election will be announced at TICO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Tuesday, June 20,2017 at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, Ontario. 

“There is no better way to help shape consumer protection in this constantly evolving travel industry than through representation and serving on the TICO Board” said Richard Smart, TICO President and CEO.  “I encourage all eligible registrants to vote for this important role.  I hope to see you at TICO’s AGM in June where TICO will be presenting its 2017 Annual Report and Business Plan”.

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.




For More Information, Media Please Contact:

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