What is covered under ABTA’s financial protection scheme?
If you buy in the UK a land or sea based package holiday, such as coach, rail or cruise holiday from an ABTA Member, your money and holiday will be protected by ABTA's scheme of financial protection.
This means, if your travel company goes out of business and your holiday cannot take place, you will be entitled to a refund, this includes your hotel costs. If you are abroad, your transport home will be covered.
If your ABTA travel agent goes out of business and has not passed the money you have paid them to your ABTA tour operator, don't worry, we will make payment to them on your behalf and you will be able to go on your holiday.
If you book your holiday from outside the UK, this protection won’t apply unless the ABTA Member has opted to voluntarily protect your holiday with us, or unless a different scheme applies. You must enquire with your travel company to see whether your holiday is protected either voluntarily by the travel company, or under a different scheme.
Always book with an ABTA Member, check whether your travel company is an ABTA Member before you book.