The air holiday packages (tours including flights) on this website are ATOL protected, since we hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 2595.
ATOL is a protection scheme for air holidays and flights managed by the Civil Aviation Authority (“CAA”). All tour operators and travel firms selling air holiday packages and flights in the UK as a principal are required by law to hold a licence called an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (“ATOL”).
If you've booked and contracted with Explore for a complete air holiday package, ATOL protects you from losing money or being stranded abroad in the unlikely event of Explore going out of business. If this were to happen, the CAA can give refunds to people who can’t travel and arrange for people abroad to fly home.