Upcoming Trips in 2020

RTO/ERO District 43 Trips

There are two  District 43 trips being planned for 2020


 

STRATFORD, ST. JACOBS & FERGUS TRIP

June 11-13, 2020

 CLICK **HERE** TO VIEW/DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE ITINERARY AND TOTAL COSTS 
CLICK **HERE** TO DOWNLOAD THE STRATFORD, ST. JACOBS & FERGUS TRIP  WAIVER FORM

 

NEWFOUNDLAND/ LABRADOR TRIP

12-Day Comprehensive Trip 

August 12 - 23, 2020

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CLICK **HERE** TO DOWNLOAD THE NEWFOUNDLAND/ LABRADOR TRIP WAIVER FORM

 

CONTACT INFORMATION (both trips)

Murray Neil 
District 43 Travel Chair
phone: 705-472-1547
 murray.neil@hotmail.com

or

Mayne Travel Services Limited,
173 Main St. W., North Bay. Ontario, Canada   P1B 2T6

Travel Agent: Elaine Kennedy
phone: 705 474 1532 
elaine@maynetravel.com  
www.maynetravel.com

 

 

RTO/ERO TRAVEL-RELATED PROTOCOL Revised, August 2014

Revised Clarification of Travel-Related Issues and Liability: The Role of the District Executive, Treasurer
and Others (e.g. District Travel Organizer)

Background
When RTO/ERO obtained liability insurance to cover District-sponsored travel, our processes had to be explained to the insurance broker and company, and they allowed us to purchase insurance under certain rules.  These rules were developed in consultation with legal counsel and the auditors to protect RTO/ERO, its Districts and its members from possible liability in the event that a local District or member was found negligent in a court of law in a case related to travel. 

It should be clear, therefore, that RTO/ERO must adhere to these rules, the understanding with the insurers, and the rules that the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) and the Consumer Protection BC have in place for travel.  Please note that these regulations apply to any District travel in which transportation and/or accommodation is involved as part of a District excursion, including short and day trips.

TICO-Compliant

Please note that it is TICO’s position that RTO/ERO does not meet an exemption as detailed in section 2 of Ontario Regulation 26/05 of the Travel Industry Act.  All trips, therefore, must follow this revised Protocol to ensure RTO/ERO remains TICO-compliant.

Who Collects, Holds, Disburses Travel-Related Funds
(There is a significant change as to what Districts may and may not do)

Districts may sponsor, but NOT organize any travel involving transportation and/or accommodation.  These must be organized by a TICO certified travel agent (applicable to Ontario Districts), or a travel agent registered through Consumer Protection BC (applicable to BC Districts).

In all travel situations, trip participants must make payments directly to the travel agent.  This applies to day trips, overnight trips, as well to major out-of-province bus tour packages.  There are two reasons for this.  It ensures that participants may be refunded if the travel agent, tour operator or carrier defaults.  Secondly, both the District as well as RTO/ERO are potentially liable for tax if Canada Revenue Agency performs an audit and finds that the District is involved in the business of organizing tours.  RTO/ERO will not be held responsible for a trip that is sponsored and organized by a travel agency.

Small same day trips within the home province, such as those to Stratford, may be sponsored by Districts but must be organized by TICO and Consumer Protection BC-registered agencies.

All tour, trips, cruises that are sponsored by a District and organized by a travel agent on behalf of a District require that each participant sign a WAIVER before making any payments.