Closed consultation

Updating ATOL consumer protection for package travel

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Summary

Proposed regulatory changes to the ATOL consumer protection scheme in the package travel sector.

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Consultation description

Seeks views on proposals to update the the Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (ATOL) regulations to comply with the Package Travel Directive 2015.

In particular, it seeks views on:

  • broadening the scope of ATOL protection through a new definition of a ‘package’
  • implementing protection for flight-LTAs under the Package Travel Regulations
  • updating the groups who need to hold an ATOL

For clarity, we have published the following documents alongside the consultation document:

  • draft regulations amending the Civil Aviation (Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing) Regulations 2012 (the ATOL Regulations)
  • an impact assessment

Getting in touch

If you have questions or would like to discuss any points raised in this consultation, email us at ATOLconsultation@dft.gsi.gov.uk.

Civil Aviation Authority proposals

The CAA’s proposals to amend the ATOL standard terms and guidance to meet the new requirements are available on their website.

Documents

Updating ATOL consumer protection in the package travel sector

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Updating ATOL consumer protection in the package travel sector - impact assessment

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Draft ATOL regulations

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Published 23 February 2018