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 Cover Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 828848, Holiday Extras Cover Ltd 05058680 is registered in England and Wales. Registered address, Ashford road, Newingreen, Kent CT21 4JF

Holiday Extras Cover Ltd is underwritten by White Horse Insurance Ireland dac is registered in Ireland No. 306045. White Horse Insurance Ireland dac’s Registered Office is First Floor, Rineanna House, Shannon Free Zone, Shannon, County Clare, Republic of Ireland. White Horse Insurance Ireland dac is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Deemed authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. The nature and extent of consumer protections may differ from those for firms based in the UK. 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, our FRN is 203320.