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TICO CONVICTION

Hilan Oraha o/a Dolphin Travel has been convicted on three counts of failing to maintain trust accounts contrary to section 27 of Regulation 26/05 made under the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002. Hilan Oraha o/a Dolphin Travel has also been convicted on three counts of operating as a travel agent without registration contrary to section 4(1) (a) of the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002. Hilan Oraha o/a Dolphin Travel’s registration under the Travel Industry Act, 2002 was terminated on Feb. 15, 2012. Ms. Oraha continued to operate as Dolphin Travel after her registration was terminated. The Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund paid claims to consumers in the amount of $18,804. Hilan Oraha was fined $5,000 and must pay restitution to consumers and TICO in the amount of $5,784 on or before May 31, 2013. As well, Ms. Oraha is subject to a two year period of probation which includes additional restitution payable to TICO in the amount of $6,000. The probation order also dictates that Ms. Oraha must advised the Registrar, Travel Industry Act, 2002 in writing, in the event that she secures employment in the travel industry, as well as advising any potential employers of her conviction under the Act. For more, go to http://www.tico.ca .

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