ATOL Explained

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Air Travel Organisers' Licensing is a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority scheme to give financial protection to people who have purchased package holidays and flights from a member tour operator.

The ATOL certificate issued to customers with every booking is the last word in financial security, so there is no additional benefit in paying with a credit card. Credit cards only provide additional cover when purchasing flights and holidays when they are purchased directly from airlines or travel agents/tour operators that do not issue ATOL certificates.

If you are every in doubt, you can search to see if a business holds an ATOL or is part of an ATOL accredited body. ATOL holder search
 
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