UK families need a holiday ‘buffer budget’ of £536.80 to cover unexpected costs

New research from ATOL, the holiday protection scheme, has found British families are willing to spend 13% more on their holiday this year compared to last year, with a family of four now set to spend an average of £3,133¹ on their annual break.  

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Travel company failures provides timely reminder to check for protection

UK holidaymakers are reminded to check their air holiday is ATOL protected, following the recent failure of two tour operators.

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CAA steps in to support thousands of holidaymakers, after All Leisure Holidays Ltd stops trading

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has stepped in to support thousands of ATOL protected holidaymakers who were booked to travel with All Leisure Holidays Ltd (ATOL 3897) after the company stopped trading.

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CAA statement on Monarch’s ATOL licences (12 October 2016)

A CAA spokesperson said: “The CAA has renewed Monarch's ATOL licences until the end of September 2017 following confirmation that all licence requirements have been met.

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CAA statement on the extension of Monarch ATOL licences (30 September 2016)

The CAA has granted Monarch a 12 day extension to its existing ATOL licences.  The extended licences will now expire at 23:59 on 12 October 2016.

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CAA statement on lowcostholidays

CAA statement on lowcostholidays, which has ceased trading.

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CAA steps in to protect holidaymakers after Turkey-specialist travel company collapses

Around 1,200 holidaymakers are being assisted by the ATOL protection scheme, following the collapse of a West-Midlands based travel company.

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Air Travel Trust assists more than 4,700 ATOL protected holidaymakers in 2015/16

The Air Travel Trust has helped refund and repatriate more than 4,700 ATOL protected holidaymakers in the last financial year.

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Holiday habits: ‘returnerism’ widespread among UK holidaymakers

New research from ATOL has found that ‘returnerism’* is widespread among UK holidaymakers, with nearly a third of people (30 per cent) returning to the same holiday destination every single year.

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ATOL protected holidaymakers to be refunded after specialist travel operator collapses

Around 300 holidaymakers are being assisted by the ATOL protection scheme, after the failure of a London-based travel business.

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