Announcement -  Mark Tanzer, ABTA Chief Executive has commented on Monarch Travel Group, which has ceased trading this morning.

“This will be an anxious and distressing time for Monarch staff, customers and industry colleagues. As the Government undertakes its programme of repatriating passengers who are overseas, ABTA will assist in whatever way we can. Information on our website will help customers and Members to navigate through the process of ei


ther making a claim or continuing with holiday plans.”

The Monarch Travel Group operated an airline business and several businesses that sold holidays and other travel arrangements, including one ABTA Member company, Monarch Holidays Ltd.

ABTA has developed specific guidance for customers in relation to each individual company, including how to progress a claim where applicable, which is available at

We are also providing ABTA Member companies, who may have customers travelling on Monarch flights or using other services, with the most up to date guidance and information.


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