Wednesday,  December 8, 2021  1:01 pm

ACTA Manitoba Takes A Stand On Consumer Protection


ACTA Manitoba Takes A Stand On Consumer Protection

ACTA Manitoba maintains it has been lobbying the Manitoba government for four years to start regulating travel agents and agencies and provide better protection for consumers.

ACTA said that the travel industry would be strengthened and consumers’ interests would be better served through a form of industry regulation in Manitoba.

In May 2010 the Province of Manitoba tabled its "Let’s Make a Deal" consumer protection strategy and travel was one of the industries to be targeted. At the time this strategy was tabled ACTA expressed support for the initiative and struck a working committee to ensure that our members’ interests were represented.

In June 2011 the Province of Manitoba Public Consultation Paper referred to the introduction of new measures that would ultimately lead to the regulation of travel agents/agencies to ensure that professional standards were being met to protect the consumers in the event of a supplier going out of business as well as integrity and accuracy in all travel advertisements.

In April 2014, ACTA resubmitted its position and asked if it was still the intent for government to carry through with the strategy that had been tabled in 2010.

For more information, go to acta.ca.

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