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'Encounters Travel' is a trading name of Uncover World Travel Ltd., which is a private company registered in the UK. We are committed to providing our customers with 100% financial protection for any monies paid to us, and provide this as detailed below. 

ATOL 
Encounters Travel ATOL 10467 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 the ATOL website.
The price of our air holidays includes the amount of £2.50 per person as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the CAA. This charge is included in our advertised prices. 
- Our ATOL covers all bookings for passengers who live in the UK and who book flights from us as part of their tour. It also covers passengers who do not live in the UK if they book an international flight from us that originates in the UK. 
 
- Our ATOL does not cover passengers who book their own flights, or passengers who live outside the UK who may book flights from us that do not originate in the UK. 
 
Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. 


IPP (International Passenger Protection)
Encounters Travel IPPWe have additional financial protection in place for passengers who are not covered by our ATOL. 
 
In accordance with "The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992" all EU passengers booking with Uncover the World Travel Ltd. are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Uncover the World Travel Ltd.
This protection extends to passengers living outside the EU for the cost of the holiday only be it deposit or full value – repatriation to passengers outside of the EU does not apply. There is no requirement for Financial Protection of day trips, and none is provided. This insurance is only valid for packages booked that DO NOT include flights. 
 
Consumer aware: Your booking is insured by International Passenger Protection Limited and underwritten by Insurers who are members of the Association of British Insurers & Lloyds Syndicates. For further information please go to www.ipplondon.co.uk.

ABTA
Encounters Travel ABTA Y4447Encounters Travel is also a member of ABTA and complies with ABTA's rules, regulations and codes of conduct.
 
ABTA has been at the heart of travel for more than 60 years. Its purpose is to help their Members to grow their businesses successfully and sustainably, and to help their customers – the travelling public – have confidence in their travel experience.
 
The ABTA brand stands for expertise, reliability and fairness. These qualities are core to us. They ensure that holidaymakers remain confident in the holiday products that they buy from their Members.
 
They help their Members and their customers navigate through today's changing travel landscape by providing schemes of financial protection and a course of redress if something goes wrong; by raising standards in the industry and by giving guidance on issues from sustainability to health and safety; and by presenting a united voice to government to ensure the industry and the public get a fair deal.