Financial Protection

We know that for families, a holiday will be one of the most important investments you make in a year. We also understand just how important it is that you know that you are all financially protected and that your money is completely secure. You can rest assured that we will provide you with all of the above and more.

We understand just how important it is that you know that you are all financially protected and that your money is completely secure

The British Travel Industry is strictly governed and so there are many factors in place to ensure that your holiday experience and your finances are protected.

Many of our holidays include flights and these always depart from the UK. If your holiday is flight inclusive, then it is protected under our ATOL license (License number 6865).

If you are a fulltime UK resident and you book a ‘land only’ (i.e. a non-flight inclusive package where you arrange your own flights) then your money is protected through our ABTA bonding (ABTA number Y6261).

We are very happy to arrange holidays for people located anywhere in the world. The vast majority of non-UK residents arrange their own travel to the UK and make a booking with for a flight inclusive package departing from the UK for convenience but also to benefit from our financial protection. If you would like to arrange your own flights directly to your chosen holiday destination then this would not be covered by our ATOL financial protection and you would need to ensure your travel insurance provides sufficient cover for your needs. This does not affect our booking terms and conditions.

We are also members of AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) and abide by their terms of membership.

Additional information from the CAA relating to our ATOL license:

We hold an Air Travel Organiser’s License issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 6865). When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday* from us, you will receive an ATOL Certificate.

This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information from and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative).

In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit, you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent or your credit card issuer where applicable. You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.

*Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to ATOL.

If you have any questions relating to financial protection, please do not hesitate to contact us as this is an area we have extensive knowledge and expertise. We will be more than happy to discuss and take you through any concerns that you may have.

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