Astro-Eclipse is a trading name of Sportif Travel who are a fully bonded ATOL Tour operator (ATOL Licence Number 2910) and therefore we have a duty of care and financial security in place to protect your booking and monies paid to us. Many companies selling holidays do not have this level of bonding and if you book elements of your holiday separately you will not be protected in the event of a company or airline collapse.
Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.
Benefits of booking with an ATOL Tour Operator:
Government Guaranteed Protection
ATOL is a licensing scheme for travel companies which is operated by the UK's Civil Aviation Authority.
Peace of mind because you can book with confidence
ATOL regularly carries out financial checks on the travel companies it licenses every year.
If you book a complete holiday with a FULLY BONDED ATOL travel company, like
Sportif, you will be protected. Some companies only provide a part protection ie you will be refunded if they go out of business but do not have the same obligations as an ATOL licensed travel company.
An ATOL licensed company is responsible for each component of your holiday. If there is a problem with one of them, before you go or when you're away, they must sort it out and provide you with help and assistance. Be sure to check the cover you have.
Always ask for an ATOLCERTIFICATE to prove you are protected.
If you build your own holiday and book direct with an airline or hotel you won't be fully protected.
For more information from the CAA and How to check you're covered see here.
If you book your flights and hotel separately online, it may be cheaper, but your holiday and money will be at risk if one of the companies providing the components collapses. You could be left with holiday accommodation and no flight to get there, or be stranded abroad.