Published on Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Freedom Travel Group has become the latest company to be approved as an Accredited Body under reforms to the ATOL scheme.
It joins Hays Travel, Travel Counsellors and the Global Travel Group, which have also been approved.
The Civil Aviation Authority said further announcements on additional organisations meeting the requirements to become an Accredited Body will be made in due course.
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The recent insolvency of Low Cost Travel Group, one of the large players in the travel industry had a big impact on the travelers, hotels and all related players from both wholesale & retail arms. There were about 27,000 people on a holiday who had booked through the company comprised of a €200 million wholesale arm and €500 million OTA / retail arm.