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SINCE ALOT OF TRAVEL COMPANYS HAVE GONE BUST IN RECENT YEARS MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE HOPING THEIR HOLIDAYS ARE COVERED AND PROTECTED. WE KNOW ABOUT ATOL, ABTA + OTHER SO CALLED PROTECTION SCHEMES BUT WHAT REALLY ARE YOU GETTING .

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QUOTE FROM www.abta.com                                                       

Formed in 1950 by 22 leading travel companies, ABTA - The Travel Association - now represents over 5,300 travel agencies and nearly 1,000 tour operations, throughout the British Isles. Our Members range from small, specialist tour operators and independent travel agencies through to publicly-listed companies and household names; from call centres to internet booking services to high street shops. All of them carry the ABTA logo, which means choice, value, and high levels of service. ABTA’s main aims are to maintain high standards of trading practice for the benefit of its Members, the travel industry at large, and the consumers that they serve, and to create as favourable a business climate as possible for its Members. The amalgamation of ABTA and the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) on 1 July 2008 has created a still more powerful and authoritative voice for the travel industry.

 QUOTE FROM http://www.caa.co.uk/

All holiday companies selling air holiday packages and flights in the UK are required by law to hold a licence called an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (“ATOL”), which is granted after the company has met the CAA’s licensing requirements.
Each ATOL holder is issued with a unique ATOL number, which can be checked on the ATOL website, and must contribute to a protection fund called the Air Travel Trust (ATT). Some ATOL holders must also provide a bond to the ATT.
In the event of an ATOL holder’s failure, the ATOL Scheme ensures customers who booked and contracted with the ATOL holder for an air holiday package or a flight, do not lose the money paid over or are not stranded abroad.
 

QUOTE FROM http://www.tursab.org.tr/content/english/about/

The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies is a professional organization having the status of legal person, established by Law in 1972. (The Law concerning Travel Agencies and the Association of Travel Agencies; Law No 1618,effective as of 28 September 1972)                                           The main aims of the Association are, the development of the travel agency profession in harmony with the country’s economy and tourism sector, and protection of professional ethics and solidarity

If you are still unsure about booking holidays and what you are protected for ask. If you book in England check to see if the company is still listed with Atol, Abta. If your booking direct with a Turkish or private company ask what protection you get. and ask what would Tursab do for you if you get in to trouble with your holiday ?? . you can ask for proof of cover, just remember its your money so take care. Don’t forget you can pay by Visa/Mastercard/Paypal/bank transfer some of which have some built in protection scheme attached. just be careful

 

 

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