Travel software specialist Multicom is poised to launch a development to its FindandBook system to allow users to issue new Atol certificates from Monday.
The enhancement to FindandBook is designed to simplify the process for customers to comply with the new regulations.
The company plans to make the new system available from October 1, subject to Civil Aviation Authority approval. It will be free for any users who request it
Some users may need to make “minor changes” to the way their interface with Multicom is configured to enable them to issue the new certificates directly from the system, the company said.
“It will also mean greater clarity will be required to demonstrate when flights and accommodation are packaged and therefore need to be booked from the same basket.”
Managing director John Howell said: “While some industry experts have been predicting doom and gloom ahead of the introduction of Atol certificates, Multicom has been busy gearing up to help its customers through the challenges ahead.
“This new development has been undertaken to provide our customers with a smooth transition to the new ATOL certificates’ regime.
“FindandBook customers will be able to issue Atol certificates directly from the system which will make it much easier for them to comply with the new regulations.
“We will help any customers who may need to make minor changes to ensure they can access this new development so they don’t fall foul of the CAA requirments.”