Atol News

ABTA/ATOL joint administration scheme numbers grow

ABTA/ATOL joint administration scheme numbers grow

16th Apr 2014 Press Release Organisations & Operators

ABTA – The Travel Association announced today that the number of ABTA Members using the ABTA-ATOL Joint Administration Scheme has grown by a third in the last twelve months from 116 to 164 companies. The ABTA/ATOL scheme was introduced in 2012 to provide Members with a simple and cost-effective scheme enabling Members to apply for an ATOL licence through ABTA with lower fees.

New ATOL certificate comes into force

New ATOL certificate comes into force

1st Oct 2012 Airline News

New ATOL Certificates have come into force and will now be given to anyone buying a holiday protected by the ATOL scheme. Announced by aviation minister Simon Burns, the scheme is designed to better protect holidaymakers from losing out if their travel company fails.

ABTA responds to publication of department for transport ATOL regulations

ABTA responds to publication of department for transport ATOL regulations

8th Apr 2012 Press Release Organisations & Operators

ABTA – The Travel Association today provides its initial response to publication of the Department for Transport’s ATOL Reform Regulations. Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive, ABTA said:  “ABTA supports the extension of consumer protection for holidays and believes the concept of Flight Plus is the right first step towards achieving this, with the inclusion of holidays sold by airlines an essential second step. 

ABTA responds to department for transport’s ATOL reform announcement

ABTA responds to department for transport’s ATOL reform announcement

14th Feb 2012 Press Release Organisations & Operators

ABTA – The Travel Association today responds to the Department for Transport’s announcement on reform of the ATOL scheme of financial protection. In its announcement today, the DfT outlined a series of reforms that will be introduced effective from 30th April 2012, key among them a new concept that will see ‘Flight Plus’ holidays receive the same financial protection as flight-based package holidays through the ATOL scheme.

Department for transport announces ATOL reforms

Department for transport announces ATOL reforms

The British department for transport has announced a series of reforms to the Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing scheme, which insures passengers against the collapse of a tour operator. Effective from April 30th 2012, ‘Flight Plus’ holidays will receive the same financial protection as flight-based package holidays through the ATOL scheme. 

Further agony for XL customers

26th Jan 2009 Press Release Tourism News

A U-turn by ATOL means thousands of holidaymakers caught up in the collapse of XL Leisure are facing yet further delays in their compensations claims.Package holidays booked with the failed leisure giant were covered by the Civil Aviation Authority‘s ATOL bonding scheme, meaning victims could claim their money back. However ATOL is now using a legal loophole to shift the onus on to credit card companies for customers who paid fully or partly with plastic.