What is a package holiday?

The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 define a 'package holiday' as follows:

  1. The holiday must cover a period of at least 24 hours or involve overnight accommodation.
     
  2. The holiday must consist of a combination of at least two of the following components:
  • Transport (for example, flights, trains, coaches and ferries - free transfers from the airport to a hotel would not be included)
  • Accommodation (this should be significant - it would include a berth on a cruise ship but not on a cross-channel ferry)
  • Other tourist services that form a significant proportion of the package (for example, car hire).
  • The holiday must be sold at an inclusive price.

Package holidays are required by law under the Package Travel Regulations to be financially protected.

Still confused?

A package holiday contains one contract, and this covers all of your travel arrangements and is clear on your confirmation invoice.

If you're still not sure what you've booked, you should check with your travel company.