1 JUNE 2009


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2020 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 1 JUNE 2009

Financial protection on your holiday

WESTMINSTER is doing its bit to help holidaymakers.  According to a survey carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Department for Transport, over half of holidaymakers (57%) do not always check if their holiday is insurance protected when they book.  A new web page has been launched to inform travellers just what their rights are.  Once again emphasis is made on the virtues of the ATOL (Air Travel Organisers' Licence) scheme which will bring package holiday clients home in the case of trouble and did so when Zoom failed last August.  Even amongst those holidaymakers surveyed who had travel insurance at least 34% fail to check if theirs cover against airline failure.  Many policies exclude SAFI (scheduled airline failure insurance) so consumers should read the small print if they want this.  However independent travellers who book with an airline by credit card may be able to reclaim the price of the lost flights (for amounts over USP100). www.direct.gov.uk/holidayprotection        www.yougov.co.uk

Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.