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14 January 2013 09:09
Passengers stranded at Heathrow Airport after bad weather saw flights cancelled
Before spending hard-earned money on a holiday, travellers should make sure the company they book through is covered by ATOL protection. As winter takes hold in the UK, Brits are said to be planning their escapes abroad in a bid to grab some much wanted sunshine. However, the UK's Civil Aviation Authority warns holidaymakers could potentially lose thousands of pounds by not checking if their travel agent is ATOL-registered.
Those who book holidays through a travel firm with ATOL can rest easy knowing that if something goes wrong, they will not be left stranded or out of pocket. However, those travelling abroad should also take out
travel insurance for added protection.
Richard Jackson, director for consumer protection at the Civil Aviation Authority, said holidaymakers can be assured their holiday is protected with ATOL, even if the worst happens, while extra cautious people can now view an ATOL certificate, which is held by each registered travel firm.
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