Financial Protection

Fully protected

To alleviate any worries you may have about financial protection, IBT Travel is fully protected by complying with ABTA and ATOL, in line with the Department of Education and Scottish Executive advice on selecting your tour operator.

School Travel Forum

All members of this professional body adhere to a rigorous Code of Practice and Safety Management Standards. The work of the STF is supported by professional bodies, including the NUT, ASCL, NAHT and Learn Outside the Classroom Quality Badge. This confirms that our health & safety procedures and processes are followed at all times, as audited by a DfE approved auditor, and that our trips have educational value that meets curriculum requirements.


We are members of ABTA (membership no.V0847). The coach tours in our programme are protected by way of a bond held by ABTA. ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, please visit

Click here to read ABTA’s article on safe winter sports.


All our air tours and flights are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (no.5916). All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our Booking Conditions (available to download here) for further information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate, please click here.