Making an Application
Franchise ATOL licences are available via the following organisations. Please note that it is not possible to provide detailed information on the likely requirements for the grant of a licence, as each application is different. You should contact one of the organisations below for further detailed information.
The following organisations are currently approved to grant Franchise ATOLs. If you wish to find out more you should click on the links below.
Travel Trust Association (TTA)
Travel and General Management Services Ltd
Protected Travel Services Ltd
General financial/fitness requirements
Franchise ATOLs are granted principally on the basis of membership of an approved protection scheme and we do not undertake a financial test.
Legally, the CAA must be satisfied that the people who own/control the business are fit to hold a licence. It will request details of the history of the people in a position of influence within an applicant and consider if they are likely to operate in a proper manner if granted a licence. If its preliminary view is that the people are unfit to hold a licence, it will issue a proposal to refuse the licence application setting out the reasons for reaching the view and giving the applicant an opportunity to put its case to us at a formal meeting.
The CAA has issued a policy note which sets out the personal fitness criteria.