The commercial director of Travel Republic, Chris Roche, has confirmed that their company has been granted a Flight-Plus Atol license by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority)
This news has also been confirmed by the CAA website. Travel Republic now officially holds an ATOL license, which ensures consumers of protection, when they book their air travel holidays. Travel Republic is an online agent who is now licensed to carry 126,722 passengers on their Flight-Plus in June and 208,323 in the September ATOL period.
This move has been commended by the senior partner of White Hart Associates, Chris Photi who states that this move reflect well on CAA as well as Travel Republic.
Travel Republic has also confirmed that it would apply for ATOL in May. This will end the years of frequent challenges that they have hurled at CAA over the issue of providing laws for consumer protection.
Experts in the industry applaud this move, which they feel will be decisive, as it will bring about compliance industry-wide for the Flight-Plus system.
Travel Republic has been able to shelve the court case as they now work in unison with CAA to ensure consumer protection solutions that may bring about a decline of the traditional tour operators who have been steadily charging consumers high rates.