Another reason to book with confidence; we're an ATOL bonded tour operator.
01 Oct 2017
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We are an ATOL bonded tour operator. ATOL stands for ‘Air Travel Organisers Licence’ and is part of the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s consumer protection scheme.
What this means in practical terms is that the Civil Aviation Authority has… (a) interviewed our company directors, (b) conducted reference checks on all key personel in the business, (c) checked our terms and conditions and also (d) checked our marketing materials (our website in particular)
… and only after verifying all those elements – do they even consider offereing a licence to a travel company.
Our bond The final step is their requirement that we pay them a bond of roughly 5% of our licenseable business. They hold onto this lump sum of our money for as long as we are in business – using it as insurance to protect our customers in the event of our insolvency. That is the sole focus of the ATOL scheme… ensuring any monies you pay a travel company are protected from the word go.
If you’d like to know more about the ATOL scheme – have a look at the CAA website www.caa.co.uk.
You can search by our ATOL number too. It's 11353. And of course.. you’re more than welcome to call me – having been through the tortuous application and interview process, I know ALL about it :-) !