Fully financially-protected holidays for consumers are a must in 2012 to ensure that hard-earned money and holidays don't disappear in a difficult economic climate.
Do you realise that if you book a holiday direct with :
- Hotel only, you may not be covered
- Charter flight only, you probably will be covered
- Scheduled flight only, you are not covered
- A self-drive element, you may not be covered
- A rail/coach element, you may not be covered
- A company by credit card, you may not be covered
When you buy any holidays through an ATOL & ABTOT member, they are protected. Fact.
The Civil Aviation Authoritys ATOL (Air Travel Organisers’ Licence) scheme is instantly recognisable to consumers and offers full protection for air travel or air-inclusive travel.
Scuba Travel hold an ATOL licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 5667
ATOL is a financial protection scheme for holidaymakers. If an ATOL tour operator fails, the ATOL scheme ensures customers contracted with the ATOL holder for an air package or a flight, do not lose the money paid over or are not stranded abroad.
Holiday Packages NOT Including Air Travel from the UK:
As a member of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT), Scuba Travel has provided a bond to meet the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992. In the event of insolvency, protection is provided for non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK and other non-flight packages excluding pre arranged travel to and from your destination. Please note that packages booked outside the UK are only protected when purchased directly with Scuba Travel. In the above circumstances, if you have not yet travelled you may claim a refund, or if you have already travelled, you may claim repatriation to the starting point of your non-flight package.
One sure way of knowing your holiday is fully protected is by booking with an ATOL member.
If you want any more information about the protection we offer for your holiday, please dont hesitate to contact one of our diving holidays experts.
Scuba Travel are committed to marine conservation , we feel this is essential to protect the environment so that it can be enjoyed by future generations. The Project AWARE Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving underwater environments through education, advocacy and action. Project AWARE combats challenges facing aquatic resources in 175 countries and territories with direct support from divers and water enthusiasts worldwide.
Each time you fly or drive, you contribute to global warming by releasing CO2 and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Scuba Travel have joined forces with Climate Care to enable you to pay to balance out your travel emissions. Your money will be used to fund projects that absorb, reduce or avoid an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases elsewhere. This is called an 'offset'.