Who are ABTA?

ABTA, The Association of British Travel Agents, was formed in 1950 by 22 leading travel companies in order to maintain high standards of trading practice for the benefit of its members, the travel industry and consumers.

Today, ABTA represents over 5,000 travel agencies and more than 900 tour operators throughout the British Isles. All members carry the ABTA logo which represents choice, value and high levels of service. When using a travel operator or tour company, it is always advisable to ensure they are a member of ABTA for peace of mind.

What protection is offered by ABTA?

Many of the travel arrangements provided by ABTA members are protected in the event of the financial failure of the travel company. However, you should always check with your travel company whether ABTA protection applies to your travel arrangements.

Where travel arrangements are not covered, it is essential to book suitable travel insurance before travel to ensure you are adequately protected.


Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 828848.

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Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is provided by Taurus Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary licenced and authorised in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission under Permission Number 5566 and authorised to passport general insurance intermediary services into the UK and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK under registration number 444830.

The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE. Great Lakes Insurance SE is a German insurance company with its headquarters at Königinstrasse 107, 80802 Munich. UK Branch office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3M 5BN, company number SE000083. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised and regulated by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. Deemed authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number: 769884. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.