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The Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents is a financial protection plan from which you benefit automatically and free of charge by doing business with a travel agency that holds a licence from the Office de la protection du consommateur, regardless of whether the agency conducts its activities in a brick-and-mortar establishment or online.
If you made your purchase directly from a service provider (air carrier, hotel, etc.) or from a travel agency outside Québec that does not hold the travel agent licence, the Fund does not protect you.
and, therefore, whether you are covered by the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents!
Enter the travel agency's name, address or Québec enterprise number.
The Fund could reimburse you the cost of the services paid to a travel agency or compensate you, such as in the following situations.
A strike, a bankruptcy, an unforeseen closure or a storm affects your air carrier or cruise line and prevents you from receiving their services. The Fund could also reimburse you if a flight cancellation or delay causes you to miss overnight stays at a hotel or a tourist activity included in your package.
Your hotel goes into bankruptcy or closes its doors for other reasons, such as a strike, a natural disaster or a political crisis.
An excursion or a guided tour you have purchased from the travel agency does not take place, because a volcano eruption prevents any travel in the area.
You have purchased a cruise package that includes a flight to the city of departure, but the cruise is cancelled because the ship sank. The entire package could be reimbursed to you.
You have purchased a trip scheduled a week later, but, on the day of departure, the Canadian Government issues an advisory to avoid all travel or all non-essential travel to the country to which you were supposed to go.
The Fund can provide you with the amounts you need for your departure or to get back home, for example if the airline does not provide you with the required transportation because it has closed.
The travel agency with which you do business closes its doors before your departure.
Frequently asked questions
Get answers to frequently asked questions about the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.Go to the FAQ page