The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) has charged Michael Shane Adams with one count of operating as a travel agent without being registered.
The charge against Adams alleges that between March 1, 2018 and Nov. 20, 2019, Adams arranged overnight accommodations for consumers in the Niagara Region.
Adams conducted business under names including: Niagara Smart Stays, Smart Stays and Executive Leasing.
The properties in question were short-term accommodation rentals and were not owned by dams, Niagara Smart Stays, Smart Stays or Executive Leasing.
Charges were laid on Nov. 27. Adams will appear in court in Welland, Ont. on Jan. 10, 2020.