Top travel execs and CAA to debate ATOL Reform

Top travel execs and CAA to debate ATOL Reform

The first results of the Department of Transport ATOL Reform consultation will be unveiled at the end of April.  David Moesli, the Civil Aviation Authority’s Deputy Director, Consumer Protection Group, will present early findings of the trade and consumer responses at Travel Technology Initiative’s Agents Advancing conference.

The conference will hear leading travel industry’s executives debating ATOL Reform.  Lined up for the debate are John McEwan, ABTA Chairman, Mike Greenacre, Managing Director of The Co-operative Travel and Virgin Holiday’s Sales and Distribution Director, Chris Roe.

TTI’s Chairman, Tony Allen, commented, “ATOL Reform could affect the whole travel industry.  For consumers, it could finally bring clarity to whether their holidays are protected or not.  For the industry, it could create a level playing field where online travel companies can no longer take advantage of consumers so-called ‘self-packaging’ of their holidays.”

The Agents Advancing conference takes place in London on 27 April.  More details are at www.tti.org.