What do Franchise Schemes do?
The CAA can grant you an ATOL on the basis of your membership of a Franchise operating under the ATOL scheme.
The Franchise holder (known as the Franchisee) will have entered into an agreement with the Air Travel Trust and, as part of this agreement, the CAA can grant an ATOL to a Franchise member on the basis of its Franchise membership, subject to some other tests (see below). Bonds are not required to be provided to the CAA from Franchise ATOL holders as the Franchisee provides guarantees to the CAA instead. Franchisees will typically insist that their members provide protection via another mechanism, please contact the Franchisees for further details.
How do I become a member and how much does it cost?
You will need to apply directly to the Franchisee in order to become a member. If you are accepted, you will need to make a further application for your Franchise ATOL.
Information about the costs of applying for a Franchise ATOL is contained in table 3 of the CAA Scheme of Charges document.
How long does it take to process the ATOL application?
We aim to ensure that the waiting time between the submission of the required information to the CAA and our decision is not more than eight weeks on average. Please bear in mind that you should send your application to the Franchisee first.
What tests do I have to meet?
Who offers Franchise ATOLs?
Telephone: 020 7065 5311
Advantage Travel Centres Ltd
21 Provost Street
Telephone: 020 7324 3931
Protected Trust Services
307-315 Holdenhurst Road
Telephone: 0207 190 9988