(Toronto) - At its meeting following TICO’s Annual General Meeting held at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre on June 20, 2017, TICO’s Board of Directors named Richard Vanderlubbe as Vice Chair of the Board. Richard Vanderlubbe is the President and co-founder of tripcentral.ca with 27 locations in Ontario. The Vice Chair appointment is for one year until TICO’s next Annual General Meeting to be held in 2018.

TICO’s Board of Directors welcomes Marc Patry, Director of CNH Tours in Ottawa, Ontario to the   Board. Marc Patry was the successful candidate elected by the industry at large to serve a three year term on the TICO Board of Directors. The position was open to a retail registrant. Marc Patry will be replacing Paul Samuel of Overseas Travel Division at Vision Travel Solutions in Toronto.

In addition, the Board also welcomes Jim Diebel, President of Hanover Holidays in Hanover, Ontario to the Board as the OMCA representative.  Jim Diebel will be replacing Ray DeNure of DeNure Tours in Lindsay, Ontario.

“On behalf of TICO’s Board of Directors we wish to welcome and congratulate Marc Patry and Jim Diebel on their appointment to the Board”, said Richard Smart, TICO President and CEO.   The Board also extends its sincere appreciation to Paul Samuel and Ray DeNure for their contributions to TICO.


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Mr. Richard Smart, President and C.E.O. or Dorian Werda, Vice President, Operations
Travel Industry Council of Ontario  Tel: (905) 624-6241 / Toll Free: 1-888-451-TICO / Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.