Luxury tour operator Wanderforth Travel has created an ‘Atol reform’ infographic that ticks all the regulatory boxes while being easy on the brain and eye.
The graphic (pictured below) poses four questions requiring yes or no answers, the last two leading consumers to details of the relevant Atol Certificate if they book and what it contains.
It asks: “Have you requested to book a flight?” “Did you book direct with an airline or travel company and get your airline ticket straight away?”
“Have you requested to book accommodation or car hire?” And finally, “Did you book this as a package” – the last question coming with a brief explanation of a package holiday.
Everything is concise and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) confirmed its accuracy, with a spokesman describing the simple overview the infographic provides as “effective”.
The CAA decided not to produce an infographic of its own to explain the Atol Certificate introduced last October and the Flight-Plus Atol introduced in April.
A spokesman said: “It is really hard to cover every situation in one graphic.”
Wanderforth acknowledges as much by directing infographic users to the CAA’s Atol microsite www.packpeaceofmind.co.uk
The company is an Atol holder selling tailor-made holidays to the Indian Ocean, Middle East and US and safaris in South Africa.