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An Explanation of ABTA and ATOL

ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents)

ABTA is the leading association of travel agents and tour operators, and provides protection, help and assistance in resolving travel complaints. They have a Code of Conduct which gives confidence when booking a holiday that is covered. This means your money is protected. ABTA was founded over 60 years ago, and means that your holiday is financially protected in the event of company failure - you will be ale to continue your holiday as planned or get your money back.

Go to ABTA Official Website

ATOL (Air Travel Organisers Licence)

ATOL is backed by the UK Government and ensures that you are protected against company failure and that you do not lose money or get stranded abroad. ATOL is a scheme for air holidays and flights managed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) who can give refunds to people who can’t travel and arrange for people abroad to fly home.

Go to ATOL Official Website

Travel Advice and Safety Abroad

Get the latest worldwide travel advice from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information. This advice can change often so please check regularly for updates.

Go to UK Government's Advice