All Travel Department holidays are ATOL protected (license 9373). ATOL is a financial protection scheme for UK tour operators operated by the CAA, designed to protect you. For more information visit www.caa.co.uk/atol-protection
Travel Department is a member of AITO, the Specialist Travel Association. AITO checks that all its members are professionals, so you don’t have to, and all AITO members sign up to a Quality Charter ensuring the highest standards.
Whilst the details of the UK’s relationship with the European Union post Brexit are currently unclear, we wanted to give you some reassurances about booking a holiday with us, particularly to Europe.
There are some uncertainties around some areas of travel but most aspects of travel to EU countries will remain fundamentally unchanged and these are outlined in the advice published by ABTA (the Association of British Travel Agents) which can be found here.
Flights will continue to operate, UK citizens will not need a visa until at least 2021 (although it is recommended that your passport is valid for six months after your planned date of arrival in an EU country) and appropriate travel insurance will protect you in the event of illness or accident
Most importantly of all, your booking with Travel Department is fully ATOL protected so in the unlikely event that we are unable to operate your holiday as planned, you will be entitled to a full refund.
You can learn more about Passport rules for travel post-Brexit here
There’s also a tool for UK customers to use to check the validity of their passports for travel to the EU here.