Is my money protected when I book a destination wedding in Gibraltar?
The short answer is quite simply, no.
The detailed answer is when you book your destination wedding with anyone but Bride Gibraltar, your monies are in no way protected. This is because none of the wedding planners in Gibraltar are affiliated to any regulatory or other body that controls their businesses or finance.
However, when you book your wedding package with Bride Gibraltar you can do so in the happy knowledge that your monies and those of your guests are fully protected under UK law. How so you ask?
Well, Bride Gibraltar is part of the My Vacations Group of Travel Companies and is a member of IATA and holds an ATOL (5092). No other wedding planning company in Gibraltar or offering weddings in Gibraltar offers this financial guarantee.
So in the unlikely event of Bride Gibraltar failing to deliver on its commitments made to you or ceasing operations, you can be assured that your monies will be returned to you in full.
In the wise words of the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority, if it doesn’t have an ATOL, don’t book it ‘at all’.