Find out how to tell if your holiday is protected by the ATOL scheme, so you can get home safely or get a refund if your travel company collapses
Checking for ATOL Protection
Make sure you are protected
|To make sure your holiday is protected, look for the ATOL logo in your travel company’s brochures, adverts and websites. Your travel company should also be able to tell you if ATOL protection applies.
We are aware that consumers are at risk of losing money when booking with businesses that offer cheap flight seats or cheap air holidays on websites and which falsely claim to hold ATOLs or to offer ATOL protection. Please see the warning below
When you book your holiday, your travel company is required to give you an ATOL Certificate explaining how your holiday is protected.
Check an ATOL
Check whether a travel company is a current ATOL holder. Search by ATOL number or company name.
We are aware that consumers are at risk of losing money when booking with businesses that offer cheap flight seats or cheap air holidays on websites and which claim to hold ATOLs or to offer ATOL protection.
Many of these websites are operated from outside the UK, and while the CAA and other enforcement agencies are working to stop such websites, sadly it is not always possible to do so.
Things to know that can help you reduce the risk:
• All bona fide ATOL holders display the ATOL Protected logo and their unique licence number issued by the CAA. Some combine the number into the logo;
Watch out for the following:
• The ATOL Protected logo is shown but there is no unique licence number;
In addition to the advice given above, we are providing information here on websites that include false indications that an ATOL is held or that ATOL Protection is in place (as at 6 March 2015):