How can I ensure that I am financially protected? Are all ABTA Members bonded?

The best way to ensure that your holiday has protection against the financial failure of a travel company is to book a package holiday. Package holidays sold to you in the UK or the EEA are required to be financially protected. 

Package holidays that are for less than 24 hours, or are for business travel, may not be protected.

ABTA Members that provide travel arrangements which aren’t packages holidays (eg accommodation only) can choose whether or not to provide financial protection. Many ABTA Members do protect such travel arrangements, even though there’s no legal requirement to do so. 

Always ask what financial protection is in place at the time of booking.

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