Barrhead Travel confirmed as latest ATOL accredited body

Date: 09 September 2013

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is pleased to announce Barrhead Travel as an accredited body under the ATOL financial protection scheme.

Barrhead Travel’s status as an accredited body offers travel organisers an additional option for complying with the ATOL Regulations 2012, as members of accredited bodies are not required to hold their own ATOL to sell protected holidays. The move is also good news for consumers, who will benefit from the financial protection now offered by Barrhead Travel’s members.

Barrhead Travel becomes the eighth accredited body and the CAA thanks them for their co-operation throughout the application process.

For further media information contact the CAA Press Office on: 0207 453 6030; press.office@caa.co.uk.

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Notes to Editors
1. The ATOL Regulations 2012 came into force on 30 April 2012. As well as establishing accredited bodies, key elements of the regulations include: the introduction of ‘Flight-Plus’ sales into the scheme; the requirement for ATOL holders to have written agency agreements with their agents; and travel businesses to provide ATOL Certificates to consumers with any ATOL-protected sale.
2. For more information, advice and guidance on ATOL please visit www.atol.org.uk
3. The CAA is the UK's specialist aviation regulator. Its regulatory activities range from making sure that the aviation industry meets the highest technical and operational safety standards to preventing holidaymakers from being stranded abroad or losing money because of tour operator insolvency.