Here to help you...
The Operations team is the beating heart of your travel business, ultimately responsible for keeping you fully compliant with travel regulations. We spend our days advising you on your day-to-day business operations from ATOL protection and insurance to merchant services and currency solutions. No matter what you need, we’re always here to help you. There’s no such thing as a silly question in our world!
How can we support you?
Offer the right ATOL solutions for your customers and your business through three distinct options
Offer 100% financial protection to your customers as a member of the Travel Trust Association
Be safe in the knowledge that you (and your customers!) are covered if your approved suppliers should fail
Bank & Merchant Services
Take customer payments by credit or debit card through our market-leading merchant service rates
Access competitive rates for all required business insurances to protect against unforeseen circumstances
Take advantage of our preferred currency providers and solutions, giving you efficient payment processes
Have all your questions answered by our free business advice helpline, available throughout the working day
The Right ATOL Solutions for Your Business
If you want to sell flight products through your travel business, you will need some form of ATOL protection. Recent airline collapses mean your savvy customers are actively looking for protection when booking their flight inclusive holidays, and we can help you give it to them. No matter which Travel Network Group membership option you choose, you can offer your customers complete peace of mind through our three distinct ATOL solutions:
- Completely free of cost and simple to use, Honeycomb is an online search and book engine available exclusively to Travel Network Group members. It allows you to select a variety of travel products from flights, cruises, accommodation and extras, combining them into a package that is fully compliant with Package Travel Regulations and ATOL Regulations.
- An innovative and industry-leading ATOL solution, ATOL Angel lets you book separate elements of a trip and then combine them into an ATOL protected package using our licence. This on-demand solution saves on administration and costs, whilst allowing you to stay principle of the booking.
- A franchise ATOL exclusively available to TTA members, T-ATOL allows you to hold your very own ATOL licence without the need for bonds, and is a much lower cost alternative to a direct ATOL licence. With this option, we deal with all payments and declarations to the CAA on your behalf, taking another weight off your shoulders.
100% Financial Protection
Holidaymakers want to know their investment is in safe hands, and we bet you do too. With the Standalone Safe Seat Plan Guarantee, members of our Travel Trust membership model can offer 100% financial protection to their customers.
Here’s how it works. We set up a Trust Account on your behalf, where all customer monies are held in trust and only used to pay for their holiday. This means that, if you become insolvent, we will make sure your customers’ holidays continue as planned, or that they are fully reimbursed. Either way, we help you give your customers complete peace of mind.
Supplier Failure Cover & Crisis Management
The well-publicised collapse of Monarch Airlines left many customers stranded and out of pocket; but not ours. Thanks to our Supplier Failure Cover, you (and your customers!) can be safe in the knowledge that you are financially protected against approved suppliers if they were to fail. This insurance essentially frees up your cash flow as you can use the customer’s money to pay suppliers from your trust account and take your well-deserved commission right away.
Our Crisis Management team meets to discuss high priority issues that affect the travel industry as soon as the news breaks. It is their job to tell you exactly how the news might impact you and your customers, and also coordinate a response to minimise any impact. You can relax, knowing that we've got your back no matter what happens.
Bank & Merchant Services
If you want to take customer payments by credit or debit card, you will need to have a merchant facility in place. As a member of the Travel Network Group, we can take away the hassle of finding your own thanks to our strong relationships with various merchant acquirers. This allows you to trade with complete protection, whilst achieving industry-leading rates via physical, virtual or e-commerce facilities to suit your business.
Whether you have an established travel business or are just starting out on your journey, you will need insurance in place to protect against unforeseen circumstances. You can access extremely competitive rates from our preferred supplier for all required insurances, including professional indemnity, employer’s liability, public liability, products liability and cyber insurance.
Competitive Currency Solutions
Running your own travel business, you’re bound to need foreign exchange and currency. As a member of the Travel Network Group, you can access our preferred supplier for currency solutions, giving you simple and efficient processes for payments. You are then free to concentrate on what you do best – selling holidays.
Dedicated Business Advice
You have access to free business advice from our dedicated helpline that is available throughout the working day. So if you’re struggling to complete your tax return, have a query about an employment contract or simply want some advice on your business policies, you won’t be alone.
Our business experts are committed to helping you prepare for the industry changes that affect your business. Credit card charges? Our members were the first to hear of it. New package travel regulations? All our members are completely prepared. As a member of the Travel Network Group, rest assured we will help you navigate through these changes no matter what the industry throws at us next.
Find out more…
We completely understand that running a travel business can feel like a minefield of jargon and complex regulations, but it doesn't have to be that way. Our friendly recruitment team is here to answer your operational questions and help guide you towards the right ATOL solutions for your business. Give us a call on 0800 680 0707 / 01483 545783 or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.