FAIRFAX, Va. -- Travel agent arbiter William McGee ordered Travel
and Adventure Tour of Irving, Texas, which lost ARC accreditation
last August, to pay a $92,929 debt to ARC.
The owner listed in ARC's records said he sold the business in
late 1997 to a man who promised to take care of ARC requirements.
However, the purchaser evidently did not file a change of ownership
application with ARC, which left the owner of record liable for the
ARC can ask a local court to confirm McGee's order and use local
law enforcement apparatus to collect the debt. According to McGee,
the owner of record sued the purchaser.
In separate cases, McGee ordered the following ARC-terminated
agencies to pay debts:Concorde Travel & Tours Inc. (doing business as Concorde)
of Chicago, $62,909 after losing accreditation last June.Dorothy Blake, General Partner (doing business as Complete
Travel Connection) of Attica, N.Y., $21,878 after losing
accreditation last May.Footloose Travel Inc. of Renton, Wash., $33,404 after losing
accreditation in December 1998.Frontline Travel Inc. (doing business as Carlson Wagonlit
Travel) of Fremont, Calif., $12,601 after losing accreditation last
May.Happy Time Travel Inc. of Hamden, Conn., $56,124 after losing
accreditation in October 1998.
McGee also ordered the following agencies to surrender any
remaining ticket stock and plates to ARC:
Classique Travel of Arlington, Va., which he said lost ARC
accreditation last November and did not account for 2,938
documents.Fashion Travel Inc. of New York, which he said lost ARC
accreditation in January.Jeffrey Wayne Gajewski (doing business as Padre Travel
Services) of Oceanside, Calif., which he said lost ARC
accreditation last December.RT Gensch Enterprises Inc. (doing business as Uniglobe City
Center Travel Inc.) of Houston, which he said lost ARC
accreditation last November.Thomas J. Bolera (doing business as Baseline Travel) of
Beaverton, Ore., which he said lost ARC accreditation last
December.Toni Barber Travel Inc. of Renton, Wash., which he said lost
ARC accreditation last November.