Financial Protection

 

AITO, ABTOT, ATOL, ABTOI & Sustainable Tourism

 

LONG TRAVEL FINANCIAL PROTECTION

 

Our holidays offer 100% financial protection. Financial protection is something that we don't normally think about until something goes wrong, of course - and that's the time when we regret not having looked into it properly. It's a complex issue, particularly in the travel industry - but you can relax when you book a holiday with us, because we comply with the highest standards of consumer protection, and we offer our clients even more than the law requires. The law says that all packages should be protected. We protect packages and accommodation-only bookings.  
 
AITO MEMBERSHIP - As an AITO member, every Long Travel holiday is also backed by AITO's Quality Charter. This means that you can relax and enjoy your AITO holiday from the moment that you book it!  
 
ABTOT - As a member of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT 5206), Long Travel Ltd has provided a bond to meet the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tour Regulations 1992.   In the event of Long Travel Ltd's insolvency, protection is provided for non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK and other non-flight packages excluding pre arranged travel to and from your destination. Please note that packages booked outside the UK are only protected when purchased directly with Long Travel Ltd.  
 
In the above circumstances, if you have not yet travelled you may claim a refund, or if you have already travelled, you may claim repatriation to the starting point of your non-flight package.  
 
ATOL (No. 4029) - ATOL is a financial protection scheme for holidaymakers. If an ATOL tour operator fails, the ATOL scheme ensures customers contracted with the ATOL holder for an air package or a flight, do not lose the money paid over or are not stranded abroad. Click here for more information.  
 
ST Sustainable Tourism. Green tourism and responsible travel are key concerns for AITO and its members. Each potential member's sustainable tourism credentials are examined before they may join, to ensure sustainability and that local cultures and the environment are treated with the utmost care and respect. AITO members recognise that the destinations where they provide holidays are the life blood of the industry. and that they need to protect them with a responsible travel and sustainable tourism policy.   
 
ABTOI - The Association of British Travel Organisers to Italy (ABTOI) is dedicated to raising the profile of Italy in the UK. They promote Italy as a diverse holiday destination and enjoy the full support of the Italian Tourist Board. Booking through ABTOI represents professionalism and peace of mind. ABTOI are the Italian specialists. Members offer an enormous range of Italian holidays, backed by unrivalled expertise and experience.