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Who are ABTA?

ABTA, The Association of British Travel Agents, was formed in 1950 by 22 leading travel companies in order to maintain high standards of trading practice for the benefit of its members, the travel industry and consumers.

Today, ABTA represents over 5,000 travel agencies and more than 900 tour operators throughout the British Isles. All members carry the ABTA logo which represents choice, value and high levels of service. When using a travel operator or tour company, it is always advisable to ensure they are a member of ABTA for peace of mind.

What protection is offered by ABTA?

Many of the travel arrangements provided by ABTA members are protected in the event of the financial failure of the travel company. However, you should always check with your travel company whether ABTA protection applies to your travel arrangements.

Where travel arrangements are not covered, it is essential to book suitable travel insurance before travel to ensure you are adequately protected.


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