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Ottawa, 11 March 2015

File No.: PDR 9174-1506

To: Mr. Daniel Lambert
Consolidated Travel Holdings Group, Inc.

2419 E Commercial Blvd, Ste 100
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308-4042
United States

Date of Notice and Payment: 2 March 2015

Penalty: $140,000

Pursuant to section 72.07 of the Telecommunications Act, S.C. 1993, c. 38 (the Act), the undersigned has issued this Notice of Violation finding Consolidated Travel Holdings Group, Inc. to have committed the following violations contrary to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC’s) Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules (the Rules) made under section 41 of the Act:

Between 1 February 2013 and 31 October 2014, telemarketing telecommunications were made by and on behalf of Consolidated Travel Holdings Group, Inc., resulting in violations of the Rules: Part II, section 4 for initiating telemarketing telecommunications to consumers whose telephone numbers were registered on the National Do Not Call List (DNCL); Part II, section 13 for using a version of the Naitonal DNCL that was older than 31 days; Part III, section 25 for failing to display the originating telecommunications number or an alternate telecommunications numbers whre the telemarketer can be reached; and Part IV, section 2 for initiating telemarketing telecommunication via an Automatic Dialing-Announcing Device (ADAD) without obtaining express consent from the consumers.

Pursuant to section 72.02 of the Act, a person is liable for a violation that is committed by an employee, or an agent or mandatary, of the person acting in the course of the employee’s employment or the scope of the agent’s or mandatary’s authority, whether or not the employee, agent or mandatary who actually committed the violation is identified or proceeded against in accordance with this Act.

Pursuant to section 72.01 of the Act, the undersigned has determined that the total penalty for the violations identified above is $200,000.

The penalty of $140,000 must be paid by Consolidated Travel Holdings Group, Inc. to “The Receiver General for Canada” in accordance with subsection 72.09(3) of the Act.

Manon Bombardier
Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer

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