The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) has charged Pure Yoga Ottawa Inc. and Pure Yoga Ottawa (Bank Street) Inc. with one count each of operating as a travel agent without being registered.
TICO has also charged Todd A. Brown with two 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 Oct. 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 Dec. 4. Brown will appear in court in Ottawa on Jan. 16, 2020.
In other news, TICO approved a payment from the Travel Industry Compensation Fund in the amount of $212.21 to assist four consumers.
The consumers incurred expenses in destination due to the failure of Millennium Leisure Travels Inc., a TICO-registered travel agency. Millennium Leisure Travels Inc. had its TICO-registration revoked on May 1.