Should I be part of BCH?
If you are operating package holidays or package tours you must provide protection under the Package Travel Regulations 1992.
A package holiday or package tour comprises the per-arranged combination of two or more of the following when sold or offered for sale at an inclusive price and when the services cover a period of more than 24 hours or includes overnight accommodation:-
- accommodation; or
- other tourist services not ancillary to transport or accommodation and accounting for a significant proportion of the package.
Failure to comply with the Package Travel Regulations can have severe consequences, as evidenced by the recent case where the directors of Gain Travel were disqualified from managing or controlling a limited company for 11 years because of their failure to protect customer’s money.
Even more damaging is the effect on the customer’s perception of the industry when a company fails without protection and the customers, mostly pensioners, lose their money.
For further information go to http://www.bch-uk.org