Accredited Bodies

By becoming an Accredited Body member, businesses can comply with the ATOL Regulations without having to obtain their own ATOL.

What do the Accredited Bodies do?

Accredited Bodies are ATOL holders who by being an Accredited Body, allow other firms to trade under their licence. They will have conditions of membership. They may also supply other services such as booking systems and facilities to accept card payments.  You should speak to the Accredited Body or access their website to see if their terms of business suit your firm.

Who are the Accredited Bodies? How do I become a Member?

Advantage Travel Centres Ltd 
Barrhead Travel Service Ltd 
Broadway Travel Services (Wimbledon) Ltd 
The Freedom Travel Group Ltd 
Global Travel Group Ltd 
Hays Travel Ltd 
The Midcounties Co-operative Ltd
Travel Counsellors Ltd

You should apply directly to the Accredited Body.  If accepted, the Accredited Body will notify the CAA of your membership and your firm's name will subsequently appear in the ATOL search facility.
Will I be able to issue ATOL Certificates?

Yes, Accredited Bodies members can issue ATOL Certificates as ATOL holders are required to.

Can I be an Accredited Body Member and an ATOL holder?
No, ATOL holders are not allowed to be Accredited Body Members.  This is set out in the terms of membership for Accredited Body Members in the Official Record Series 3.
How do I apply to become an Accredited Body?
Please click here for further information on how to become an Accredited Body.