Essentials of financial protection during travel from Voyager Travel Direct

Voyager Travel Direct has published a guide to travel-related financial protection on its website

Financial protection while you travel is of major importance, and a guide to such has been published in the website of Voyager Travel Direct. This online travel company are seeking to answer many of the questions that consumers ask regarding the protection of finances within the travel industry.

By publishing this guide for consumers, Voyager Travel are hoping to clear up both general confusion and misconceptions as to how best to safeguard their finances when travelling As travel costs have dropped repeatedly in recent times, more and more consumers are searching for  cheap holidays. This guide explains how to avoid that great cheap holiday turning into a financial nightmare due to hidden costs and complications.

The guide to financial protection in the travel agency from Voyager Travel  starts by explaining exactly what the Association of British Travel Agents, ABTA, are and the role they play in approving travel agencies to carry their symbol through their stringent code of conduct.

The travel guide from Voyager explains that those travel agents that have been accredited with the valuable ABTA seal of approval are considered to be reputable and above all trustworthy companies. Also explained in full are the workings of ATOL, the Air Travel Organisers Licensing, which is managed by the CAA, the Civil Aviation Authority, and how it ensures financial protection and repatriation for its members.
The consumers’ guide also discusses the recent trend of booking flights and accommodation separately, as opposed to the flight and accommodation packages offered in all inclusive holidays. Voyager Travel recommend that consumers use caution in this booking approach and make sure that both travel suppliers hold an ATOL or guarantee protection through supplier failure insurance. Alternative to the separate booking method, many consumers seek cheap holiday packages abroad and Voyager Travel recommends that they book such package holidays with an ABTA bonded travel agent.

Verity Eyre, the General Manager of Voyager Travel Direct, explained why the company has published this consumers’ guide, saying: “We’ve written this guide to Financial Protection because we feel it is sometimes unclear to consumers whether their travel arrangements are financially protected and simply paying by credit card isn’t always the best approach. We hope this guide will help to shed some light on the complexities of financial protection in the travel industry so that consumers can make informed decisions when booking their next trip.”