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What you need to know about your 2024 holiday

Before you take your holiday plunge, make sure your package trip is financially protected by ATOL

That lovely moment before you take your first holiday plunge, but before you book your holiday just pause…

Don’t be left high and dry, make sure your trip is financially protected by ATOL.

What is the ATOL scheme?

The ATOL scheme (which stands for Air Travel Organisers Licence) is a financial protection scheme that protects you when you book a package trip that includes a flight. This is separate to travel insurance.

If an ATOL licensed travel company stops trading, the scheme protects its package holiday customers, making sure you don’t get stuck abroad or lose money if you are yet to travel.

How can I check the travel company holds and ATOL License?

You can use our handy tool below to check the travel company holds and ATOL licence.

 

Our top travel tips

Before tour next getaway, make sure you check out our top tips.

Before paying, you should always check that your travel provider is a legitimate ATOL holder and check that the trip is financially protected by ATOL.

Using a credit card should allow you to benefit from enhanced purchase protection under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, if your purchase is between £100 – £30,000.

It’s important to check there are no hidden costs in the terms and conditions or your bargain price could soon start to rise. Before booking your trip, don’t forget to check:

  • Does it include baggage allowance?
  • Is the travel company based in the UK?
  • Is there any flexibility in the booking?
  • Do other travel companies offer the same price?

Travel insurance can provide extra protection if your trip doesn’t work out quite as you intended. It can protect you from range of mishaps from cancellations, missed transport and medical emergencies.

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