Even in the age of online booking, travel agents are a great source of information and discounts and when you use an ATOL protected agent, you get extra peace of mind. Willy Wonka Travel will make sure that your trip is tailored to you, assist you in case of unexpected problems, and help you anticipate potential issues in advance.
Yes! Do you have an upcoming conference for your business or a student trip? We can handle the travel details and ensure that you have access to group seating, entrances, and discounts.
No. We work on a commission basis, therefore we do not add fees and our pricing is transparent. In many cases, you save more than you spend. We can work within your travel budget and we always focus on making sure that you get value for money.
ATOL - Protecting holidaymakers since 1973
The law says your holiday must be protected if it is a package holiday. ATOL (which stands for Air Travel Organiser’s Licence) is a UK financial protection scheme and it protects most air package holidays sold by travel businesses that are based in the UK. The scheme also applies to some flight bookings, usually those where you book flights (including UK domestic flights) but do not receive your tickets immediately.
ATOL was first introduced in 1973, as the popularity of overseas holidays grew. After a number of high profile travel business failures left people stranded overseas the UK Government realised consumers required protection when their travel providers fell into difficulties. ATOL currently protects around 20 million holidaymakers and travellers each year.
If a travel business with an ATOL ceases trading, the ATOL scheme protects consumers who had booked holidays with the firm. It ensures consumers can return home and do not lose their money.
The scheme is designed to reassure consumers that their money is safe, and will provide assistance in the event of a travel business failure.
It is vital that governments, regulators and the flying public understand the balance between protecting consumer rights and protecting sustainable air services. Appropriate regulations, globally coordinated, can give passengers confidence while ensuring the freedom to fly.
Rather than regulations “defending” passengers, they should be framed as a partnership between consumers and the industry, to encourage competition, innovation, consumer confidence and enhanced air connectivity.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad.
For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information check www.gov.uk/travelaware and follow @FCOtraveland Facebook.com/FCOtravel
More information is available by checking /destinations/info/travel-aware
Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting www.travelhealthpro.org.uk
The advice can change so check regularly for updates.
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