The rise of online travel agencies was one of the major trends seen in the latest round of Atol renewals. This was headlined by the growth of Loveholidays, which has increased the size of its Atol by 53% for the next 12 months – taking it above the one million passenger mark for the first time.

The private equity-owned company has boosted its licence from 804,600 passengers for 2018/19 to 1.23 million passengers from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020.

The expansion takes the OTA up to fifth place in the list of the top Atol holders – behind Tui UK, Jet2holidays, Thomas Cook and On the Beach.