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About Orlando Villas Direct - how can we be so cheap!

Over the past few years many travel companies and specialist tour operators have been forced out of the market due to the recession, the reduction in margins and increase in operating costs. Very few niche travel operators have managed to survive through this turbulent ecomonic climate. Orlando Villas Direct is one of the few fully bookable online Orlando specialists remaining.

How have we achieved this?

Orlando Villas Direct has been put together by a team of travel professionals and leading travel technology and marketing specialists. Using our wealth of experience and contacts within the industry, we have managed to negotiate some of the best rates on the internet. Combine this set-up with partnering with travel technology and online marketing specialists Correl8 Limited and we have been able to bring you one of the only specialist Orlando villa booking websites available on the Internet. By focusing our efforts on technology as opposed to large call centres we can afford to keep overheads low and pass that cost saving direct on to you the customer.

Why are we not ATOL bonded?

The truth of the matter is we don't need to be. We provide accommodation only with the addition of car hire. Large ATOL bonds are only necessary if you are packaging a holiday online with a flight (which we don't). We can recommend where you can purchase your flights at very competitive prices but we don't provide flights as part of our booking. An ATOL bond would only result in larger costs to the customer.

How do we guarantee 100% financial protection?

Many travel companies guarantee financial protection by using a trust or having a bond. We don't need to be bonded as we don't sell a flight package. We are also not required to be members of ABTA (the Association of British Travel Agents). This means we do not have to pay large subscription fees or renew bonds each year, the cost of which ultimately has to be factored into the cost price to the consumer. We do however manage to guarantee full financal protection, as we operate a UK based trust account that is managed by a fully accredited UK firm of accountants. Protected Travel Services manage the trust account and all customer payments are made into this account. Therefore, quite simply we do not hold your money. It is held in a secure account until you have safely returned from your holiday.

Who are we?
We are a trading division of a company registered in the United Kingdom
Shipley Travel Limited
17a Taunton Lane
Old Coulsdon
Surrey
CR5 1SG
VAT Number: 122 0805 63
Company Registration Number: 0746 7743