15 October 2009
ON 01 OCTOBER 2009 the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) increased the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) from £1.00 to £2.50 per passenger. Wexas -like all travel companies -is required by law to collect the APC tax for holiday bookings and discounted airfares in order to give you complete financial protection.
The £2.50 fee is paid by the CAA into the Air Travel Trust Fund, used to pay for the cost of refunding or repatriating travellers should their travel company cease trading, such as in the unfortunate case of the XL Leisure Group that collapsed in 2008 Wexas will include this £2.50 APC tax in the cost of your Wexas holiday or discounted airfare, so you can rest assured that your money is safe.
We also include complimentary airline failure insurance, so you will even be protected should your airline cease operations as a result of financial failure. It is worth noting that flight bookings made direct with airlines are not protected in this way, meaning your money may not be safe if you book direct with an airline. For complete peace of mind then, it is safer to book with Wexas.