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Your next getaway

We know that saving up for a holiday isn’t easy.

Whether you are planning ahead for some winter sun or next year’s big holiday, make sure it is financially protected by ATOL.

If your travel company suddenly goes out of business, ATOL’s here for you.

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Our top tips when booking your next trip

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.



The ATOL scheme  steps in to protect you if your holiday company stops trading, assisting you to get home if you’re already abroad or allowing you to make a refund claim if you are yet to travel. 

Find out more on how to make a refund claim when your travel company goes out of business.