Most overseas air holidays booked with UK travel companies must be protected. There are several ways to check:
Look before you book. Check for the ATOL logo on travel company websites, brochures and advertisements. If you are not sure, ask your travel company or agent to tell you about ATOL protection.
Use our ATOL search. This allows you to check that the travel company you are booking with is part of ATOL
Make sure you are given an ATOL Certificate. The law says you should be given a certificate to show you are covered as soon as you have booked and paid any money towards a holiday or flight.
See an example ATOL Certificate.
It is important that you book your holidays with a reputable travel company. If you book with a company that is not a member of ATOL then you will not be covered by ATOL protection.