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New ATOL Protection Rules Kick In Today

ATOL LogoWe’ve all read stories in the press about tour operators collapsing and holidaymakers being left out of pocket. It’s the reason why all Thomson holidays are protected by ATOL – a government-backed scheme that means your money’s safe when you book with us, and we’ll never leave you stranded overseas.

It’s also the thinking behind some new rules, introduced today, that mean more holidays now fall under the ATOL scheme. Under the extension, ‘flight-plus’ holidays – that’s certain breaks that combine a flight with another element, and are booked within a specific time frame – are also covered. According to the BBC, some 6 million holidaymakers will benefit from the change.

There are still plenty of holiday types that aren’t covered, though – if you’re only booking your flight, or going down the DIY route and booking your flight and hotel direct from each provider, you won’t be able to claim under the ATOL scheme. To find out more about the new rules, take a look at the full BBC story. And to read about full ATOL protection with Thomson, just click here.

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    hello im travelling to florida and its my first time checking in online. when i come to do this can i get a print out from my local thomson store? and when i arrive at the airport do i just proceed straight through to security? many thanks

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    • melanie.james@thomson.co.uk' Melanie James

      Hi Daniel, You can check in online using your flight reference that can be found on your booking confirmation. Once you have checked in, you will be able to print your boarding passes for your flight so once you have left any luggage at our Baggage Drop, you will be able to head through security.

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    I’ve saved boarding pass in iPhone passbook, I take it this will be accepted rather than stored in Thomson app?

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    • melanie.james@thomson.co.uk' Melanie James

      Hi Laura, Provided the barcode can be scanned then this will be accepted.

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    When will transatlantic cruises be released for 2017

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    • hayley.pattison@thomson.co.uk' Hayley Pattison

      Hi Sue, These will be released in 2016. ^Hayley

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