Rory Boland, Editor of Which? Travel, said:
“With international travel set to resume, we must not see a repeat of the fiasco that took place last year, which saw some travel firms break the law by withholding refunds from customers for months after their trips were cancelled.
“Earlier this month Which? revealed that some of the UK’s largest holiday companies were suggesting they may break the law again this summer. It’s encouraging that the regulator has set out its expectations of firms, and it must take strong action quickly against operators that drag their feet on refunds or mislead customers over their rights.
“Travellers considering a holiday this year should only book with companies that guarantee in their flexible booking terms that they will be able to give full refunds if a country is moved from the green list to amber, or if lockdowns, quarantine or other disruption prevents them from travelling.”