Why Choose PTS For My ATOL?

As a franchise ATOL holder, all PTS members can apply for an ATOL directly through us, and because we work under a trust account, you are secure and your license is one of the most affordable available, with a PTS small business ATOL from as low as £758.

Plus, you will have a completely stress-free application process, as you’re supported by a dedicated accounts manager, whether you’re applying for our franchise ATOL or an independent ATOL. You will be offered professional support throughout.

Do I Need An ATOL?

All travel businesses that sell holidays including flights must have an Air Travel Organiser’s License (ATOL). Some flight-only sales will also require the business to be an ATOL holder.

The travel organiser would have a responsibility to provide an ATOL certificate to their consumers alongside other required information, before, during, and after the package sale as evidence of their legal ability to sell flight packages.

Alongside being approved by the CAA, who organised the ATOL scheme, PTS and our members are fully Package Travel Regulations compliant.

Do I Need a Franchise ATOL or an Independent ATOL?

You can work through a PTS provided franchise ATOL for up to 1,000 flights or £1,000,000 turnover per annum. Or you can apply for the franchise ATOL to cover 1,001+ flight or more than £1,000,000 turnover per annum.

If you intend to sell more or have a greater turnover, then you need to apply for an independent ATOL. PTS will provide professional support to assist you in applying for this.

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At Merlin Travel Group we needed a solution that gives us the freedom we need to develop our business without interference, but with peace of mind for ourselves, our members, and their customers that our customer’s funds are 100% financially protected.

The PTS team are so helpful and supportive when we need them and it’s a pleasure to work with such a committed and supportive team of industry professionals.

Our move to PTS was the best business decision we ever made, and we look forward to a strong ongoing relationship.

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I’m grateful to be part of the PTS family and joining PTS nearly two years ago was one of the best decisions I made. The thing I value most is the support- everyone is super friendly and there for us when we need them most

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When setting up Chillimix Holidays, PTS was the natural fit. The PTS model allows us to run a highly profitable and a business that can scale to become truly global. Whether our package holidays include flights with very well-known low-cost carriers, or we want to include a 3-bedroom bed and breakfast in the heart of the countryside – we’ve got complete flexibility and freedom to do this. The support from the PTS team has been second to none and we couldn’t imagine our business being supported by anybody different.

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For us UK Rail Breaks as a new to market Tour Operator, the PTS model works really well for us. It allows us to provide our customers with Financial Protection and also enables us to manage our business the way we decide.

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As a PTS member we are fully compliant with UK travel regulations. The team are always available for support when needed and the system provided to members means our customers also receive a fantastic experience. Features such as the online portal, allow our customers to login and manage their booking as well as make payments and contact us directly. Apex Expeditions would recommend PTS to any new tour operators joining the travel industry.

Jeremy Lea, Apex Expeditions, Tour Operator
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Since switching to PTS, we have not only seen a great response from clients who are looking for the most secure way of protecting their funds, but we have also benefitted from the supplier network offered and managed to reduce costs with bed banks and merchant services. I would not hesitate in recommending PTS to any other tour operator looking for a secure solution.

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Purple Dog Company entered the sports and adventure travel market in 2019. Our mission was to establish a travel business that offered bespoke sports holiday travel backed up with a compliant and transparent working platform that offers world-class sporting and adventure experiences for our customers, complete with a trusted platform of financial protection. Protected Trust Services supported our vision by offering merchant services, financial protection through its trust account, a software package to support all this, whilst guiding us through the critical ATOL certification application needed to ensure our offerings were in line with our legal obligations. What we didn’t expect was the support and assistance whenever we felt there was a complex scenario for booking. Always on hand to offer support, PTS have fast become our partner of choice.

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We were very new to travel when we joined PTS. They provided unrivalled support but allowed us to build our supplier list without restriction. Throughout the COVID crisis the team at PTS have been on hand for any help and assistance. We are so pleased we joined PTS.

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I first enquired about joining PTS at the back end of 2018, and it turns out it was the best decision we ever made. I went live with my Travel agency in the spring of 2019 and can safely say that PTS have been phenomenal to work with through the last 3 years. They’ve been supportive throughout the pandemic, and they always make everything so seamless and straightforward.

The team offer such fantastic support and I can’t recommend them enough. I did a lot of research before joining and know it was the best decision I ever made in joining!

Sheena Sumner, Wonderluxe Travel, Travel Agent
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