FAQ Answer

FAQ Answer

My travel company has charged me an ATOL protection contribution (APC). What is this?

ATOL is funded by travel companies, which are required to pay £2.50 per traveller into a central ATOL fund. This money is used allow holidaymakers to complete their holidays or issue refunds should a travel company collapse.

This charge is not a tax on individuals or an insurance premium – the law requires travel companies to pay it, not holidaymakers. However, some travel companies choose to highlight the ATOL scheme cost by showing it separately on receipts and invoices.


What the ATOL scheme covers