Now, if you’re sitting there scratching your head thinking, “what does this mean?”, let us see if we can help you out. Being the holder of an ATOL licence
means that all of the holidays we sell are financially protected to ensure that you (the lucky customer) do not lose your money should the service provider
go out of business before you jet off on your hols.
If your service provider ceases trading while you are away, the CAA (who administers the ATOL scheme) will ensure you can finish your holiday, take that last
sip of cocktail and return to your home comforts back in Britain.
As much as people like to deny that old saying 'money makes the world go round', we know that having a little financial protection goes a long way, and that’s why we're
members of the ABTA. While the CAA ATOL scheme of financial protection only covers flight-based holidays ABTA gives you even more. If you buy a holiday that does not have
a flight element such as one via train, bus or boat from an ABTA member your money will be fully protected by the ABTA financial protection scheme. This means that if your
travel suppliers cease trading and your holiday can no longer go ahead you will be entitled to be refunded for those elements if you have not yet travelled. ABTA also covers
your hotel costs and transport home if you are abroad. So, really, there’s nothing stopping you from booking now, is there?