Rules call for all-in pricing on Ont. travel ads


TORONTO – Travel ads in Ontario will soon have to include all taxes and fees under new rules the provincial government says are meant to protect consumers.

The province says the rules, which take effect Jan. 1, will help reduce confusion and prevent surprises for travellers.

It says the change will also help ensure a level playing field for the travel industry.

The regulations apply to any ads made by a registered travel agent or wholesaler that refer to the price of travel services.

Consultations on how to further protect travellers and reduce the burden on businesses will be held starting in February.