pinch, punch, first day of the month! 😏 … it feels like it’s been a while since we did that!
anyway, today’s fact is something that has been bugging me for a while! 🙃 finally got around to it! 🙌🏻
#tdil what ‘atol’ is and why on earth it needs protecting 😏
‘atol protected’ … it gets a cheeky mention pretty much every time a holiday company advert comes on the telly box … but what on earth does it actually mean? 🙄
well, it turns out that ‘atol’ stands for ‘air travel organiser’s license’ and it’s something that came about in 1973, when flying about on tin cans started to get popular ✈️
it was started by the civil aviation authority (caa) due to a large amount of travel companies failing and subsequently leaving their customers stranded in far away lands 🙈 #notideal.
the aim of atol is basically to protect peeps if the company they travelled with goes bust … so that they don’t get trapped in another country or left out of pocket 👍🏻
travel companies with atol pay the caa £2.50 per person that they book on a holiday … the money is used to create a fund that can ensure travellers complete their holiday or get a full refund (if the company goes bust before they leave the uk 😢)
to summarise … the protected bit of ‘atol protected’ just refers to the company/you benefitting from the protection of atol 😊. if you go on a holiday with a company that is atol protected and that company goes bust, you’ll be safe in knowledge that you’ll be able to get home 🙌🏻
if you want more atol facts, take a gander ->here<-
this was a pretty grown up post 🙈 we’ve had two in a row now!? 😅 don’t worry, i’m sure we’ll be back to pointless facts tomorrow 😏
for now though, that’s us done for another day! have a decent day 😘
peace out 😁 #tdil
not feeling all of this adulting? go forth and melt your brain with sick pointless facts ->here<-