MERLIN TRAVEL GROUP PARTNER
The Independent Travel Agent (company no. 12544771) is an approved partner of Merlin Travel Group Ltd. - A company registered in Scotland with the Registered Number SC634186. VAT No 328 2693 83.
Registered Office: Anchor One Suite 13 First Floor, 7 Thread Street, Paisley, Scotland, PA1 1JR
Merlin Travel Group has a large portfolio of travel brands, as well as carefully selected Destination Management Companies around the world, as well as direct contracts with hotels, specialist DMCs and other suppliers - Worldwide.
All of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you book and pay, you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. MTG - ATOL No. 11770
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. For more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate, please click the button below.
PROTECTED TRUST SERVICES
Merlin Travel Group Ltd are members of PTS (Number 5434). The PTS trust account solution and insurance model offers full package travel regulation compliance, ensuring our clients money and holiday is secure and booked in line with all legal requirements.
Client funds are much safer in a trust fund like the Platinum standard trust fund that PTS operate, compared to an ABTA travel agency, which can use those funds as business cashflow until the customer's holiday has to be paid to the tour operator/supplier, or be refunded.
More info about the PTS Trust Account and consumer protection is available on the website.
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The Independent Travel Agent is one of a small percentage of committed CLIA members to have achieved "Cruise Champion" Status.
CLIA is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. On behalf of the industry, together with its members and partners, the organisation supports policies and practices that foster a secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment, as well as promote positive travel experiences for the more than 30 million passengers who cruise annually. The CLIA community includes the world’s most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports and destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services.
GOOD TO KNOW
When selling to UK consumers, all travel businesses are required to comply with the package travel regulations. As a result, we are legally required to provide consumer protection.
Both UK and international travel must be covered.
Ground-based travel and bookings without flights must also be package travel regulation compliant. Bookings with flights must also be ATOL protected.
Travel bookings are considered a high ticket item, and as such, all consumers should be aware of the protection in place when booking.
Preventing fraud and ensuring consumer protection in travel is of the utmost importance.