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What is ABTA?

Formed in 1950 by 22 leading travel companies, ABTA - The Travel Association - now represents over 5,000 travel agencies and more than 900 tour operations, throughout the British Isles. Members carry the ABTA logo, which means choice, value, and high levels of service. 

ABTA’s main aims are to maintain high standards of trading practice for the benefit of its Members, the travel industry at large, and the consumers that they serve, and to create as favourable a business climate as possible for its Members. 

The amalgamation of ABTA and the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) on 1 July 2008 has created a still more powerful and authoritative voice for the travel industry.

Is Monarch Holidays a member of ABTA?

Yes, Monarch Holidays is covered under Cosmos ATOL and ABTA membership click here for more information.

Monarch Hotels is covered under the Somewhere2stay ABTA membership click here for more information.

How will ABTA protect my holiday/accommodation arrangements?

ABTA have a range of services to help make your travel worry-free, responsible, and accessible.  You can download a copy of the ABTA leaflet Relax! You Can Because We Don't

Visit the ABTA Travel Information page for information about major incidents or events that may affect your travel arrangements.

Where can I go to find out more about ABTA?

For information about financial protection for your travel arrangements, see the Travel Protection page.


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