Huppert welcomes government move to protect holidaymakers
February 9, 2012
MP Julian Huppert has welcomed government reform which will protect Cambridge holidaymakers travelling overseas if a company goes bust.
Julian, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Transport Committee said the changes to the Air Travel Organiser’s Licensing scheme (ATOL) would give travellers more confidence when booking holidays and peace of mind during their stay.
The reform, announced today (Thursday, February 9) by Transport Minister, Theresa Villiers, will give consumers more clarity as to which holidays are protected.
Julian said: “When booking a trip, holidaymakers are naturally concerned that their tour operator could go out of business resulting in them either losing their money or being left stranded far from home. This worry is naturally intensified in the present difficult trading conditions.
“This reform of an out dated system will offer travellers more confidence, reassuring them that their money is safe and giving them the peace of mind that they will be able to return home as planned if something should go wrong during their stay.
“The Government has made the right decision in reforming this system, eradicating loopholes and ensuring that passengers know when they are covered.”