Online Booking Security
We are members of ABTA under membership numbers Y6139 (direct) and P6655 (agents). We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We are also members of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) and have provided a bond to meet the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992. Our ABTOT number is 5280. Design Holidays also act as agents for ATOL holders and all flight-inclusive holidays are financially protected by the ATOL scheme as administered by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Bookings can be taken by credit card either online or via telephone. Travel Industry Advice ‘Never book with any company or ‘private villa owner’ that does not allow you to pay via credit card, thus guarantee your money’.
ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents)
Booking with an ABTA Member gives you peace of mind because we are committed to following a strict code of conduct, which means you will receive a high standard of service, fair terms of trading and accurate information. ABTA Members offer financial protection schemes and can advise you on how to financially protect all of your travel arrangements
ABTOT (Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited)
We have provided a bond to meet the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992
ATOL (Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing) – exists to protect the public from losing money or being stranded abroad because of the failure of air travel firms. It was first introduced in 1972 and it gives comprehensive consumer protection to 28 million people in the UK who buy flights or air holidays each year.
ABTOI (Association of British Tour Operators to Italy)
Design Holidays are also members of ABTOI and have been vetted and accredited by the South African , Spanish , Italian and Portuguese Tourist Offices respectively.