How safe is your golf holiday?
We would like to assure all clients of Golf Escapes Ltd, exisiting and future, that all monies paid to us are 100% protected. Please see the ABTA & ATOL statements at the bottom of this page.
The law is most definitely an ass when it comes to protecting holidays, but to explain in a nutshell...
If you book a holiday and we book your flights as part of your package (i.e. flights are shown on your confirmation invoice), you will be covered under our ATOL licence 5865. See www.atol.org.uk.
If you book your own flights, or we have booked them direct onto your credit/debit card, your holiday will be protected under our ABTA licence Y1665. ABTA give us a figure each year which we have to provide a bond for. This bond is then covered by an insurance policy. See www.abta.co.uk.
If you are booking a holiday that does not include flights in the package, an ATOL will NOT protect you under any circumstances. There has to be another form of protection such as ABTA or TTA.
However, (and we said the law is an ass!), there is a loophole that allows a company offering golfbreaks (the clue is in the text) to bypass financiallly protecting your holiday if you are staying in a golf resort and playing the resort's associated courses!! Therefore if you book a holiday in a golf resort with a certain company offering golfbreaks, you MAY NOT BE PROTECTED. You need to check the terms and conditions of the company with which you are spending your hard earned money.
At Golf Escapes, we are very proud of the fact that we have had 10 consecutive years of profitable, ethical and prudent trading. Therefore you can be assured not only of the best service, but that your monies are 100% safe in our hands. Please feel free to call and discuss anything above with us if you have any questions.
We are Members of Member of ABTA with membership number Y1665. ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or www.abta.com
“All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate”