When planning your holiday, you should always make sure that you are covered by either ABTA or ATOL, these are both companies that aim to protect holiday makers, if anything should go wrong when they travel. For example if you book your holiday with a company and the business goes bust, then you could be left stranded in another country. Here in more detail, is what ABTA and ATOL are all about.
ABTA has been around for more than 60 years, there aim is to help the travelling public have confidence in their travel experience. They are there to provide protection if something goes wrong with your travel plans. It is important to make sure that the money you have paid for your holiday is safe, if anything should happen to the business that you booked your holiday with. Which is why ABTA are available, to give you the protection that you might need. ATOL is a financial protection scheme that is managed by the Civil Aviation Authority, it is there to protect you if you get stranded abroad, or incase you lose any money through no fault of your own. Each holiday company that sell holiday packages and flights in the UK are required by law to hold an Air Travel Organisers License 'ATOL' which they are given once the the company have met the requirements of the 'CAA' . It is there to make sure holiday makers feel safe on there holidays, knowing that they have the protection that they need incase anything goes wrong.