This page provides information about ATOL Reform
To help travel businesses prepare for the introduction of the ATOL Certificate on 1 October 2012, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published guidance on its production, design and issue.
The short document is designed to help travel businesses embed production of the ATOL Certificate into their systems, and also help agents to understand when Certificates should be supplied, which version to supply and what information should be contained within it.
In response to industry feedback, and following consultation with DfT, the Civil Aviation Authority is setting out the approach it will take to enforcement and education in the first month of the new Regulations in order to help the industry adapt. Read more.
The ATOL Regulations 2012 were laid before Parliament on 4 April 2012 and came into force on the 30th April 2012.
The CAA has published a new version of its Official Record Series 3 (ORS3), which sets out how the ATOL Regulations 2012 will be enacted. The ORS3 also came into effect on 30 April 2012.
This new version of ORS3 was developed through a process of engagement with industry, consumer representatives and other interested parties. The most recent element of this being the CAA’s ATOL reform: Further information and consultation paper, which was issued in February 2012. The CAA has published the responses it received, as well as a Summary of the changes made to the draft ORS3, reflecting some of the responses.
Travel agents across the UK can now find out all they need to know about changes to the ATOL protection scheme, using a new guide published by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Improving holiday protection: your guide to how ATOL is changing has been developed as part of the CAA's ATOL education campaign and will help travel agents to easily understand how the reforms announced by the Government earlier this month will affect their work. The guide is launched to coincide with the start of the CAAs ATOL open days, which offer ATOL holders and agents the chance to get one-to-one support and advice on ATOL reform.
Guide to ATOL Reform
CAA Press Notice