There is no better feeling than booking your holiday, but the world of travel protection can sometimes feel confusing. You've probably come across terms like ABTA and ATOL when booking a holiday, but what do these mean, and why should you care about them? Charter Travel are both ABTA & ATOL protected, so if you read on we'll demystify these travel protections and explain what they mean for you and why you should make sure your travel provider is always both ABTA & ATOL protected!
ABTA stands for the Association of British Travel Agents. Think of it as a seal of approval for travel companies in the UK. When a travel company is an ABTA member, it means they adhere to a certain set of standards and practices. ABTA members are committed to providing you with quality service and ensuring that your travel experience is as smooth as possible.
Here's why ABTA matters to you:
ATOL, on the other hand, stands for Air Travel Organiser's License. While ABTA focuses on overall travel protection, ATOL specifically covers package holidays that include flights. If your holiday involves air travel, ATOL protection is what you need to understand.
Here's why ATOL matters to you:
So, What's the Difference?
The main difference between ABTA and ATOL is the scope of protection they offer. ABTA covers a broader range of travel arrangements, including accommodations, excursions, and more, while ATOL specifically focuses on flights within package holidays. When booking your holiday, it is essential to make sure your Travel Provider has both!
Charter Travel holds both ABTA & ATOL protection, meaning no matter what when you book with us your holiday is fully financially protected! On our website we have both ABTA & ATOL logos, plus our license numbers can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions section.