Mississauga, ONT. – The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) has charged Pure Yoga Ottawa Inc. and Pure Yoga Ottawa (Bank Street) Inc. with one (1) count each of operating as a travel agent without being registered.

TICO has also charged Mr. Todd A. Brown with two (2) counts of being an Officer and Director of a Corporation and failing to take reasonable care to prevent the Corporation from committing an offence, in this case, for operating without TICO registration.

It is alleged that between May 1, 2018 and October 30, 2019, Pure Yoga Ottawa Inc. and Pure Yoga Ottawa (Bank Street) Inc. held themselves out as available to sell yoga retreats to consumers in Ontario to various destinations around the world, with accommodations included.

Charges were laid on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

Mr. Brown will appear in court at 100 Constellation Drive in Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

There are businesses and studios that tend to bring like-minded individuals together (e.g., photography, yoga, scuba diving, etc.). If those businesses wish to organize travel for their customers, TICO encourages them to read its Guidelines for Special Interest Travel Bulletin to ensure they are in compliance with the Travel Industry Act, 2002.

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 www.tico.ca or email TICO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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