Ideal Travel was formed in October 1983 by Dave Cook in it's current premises, adjacent to the Post Office on Main Street, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. Dave now only works part time on the counter, so the friendly and dedicated team is now managed and will be taken forward by Dave's daughter Sophie. 


Ideal Travel has been a member of ABTA since 1984 and we are proud of the fact that we are an independent agency and not tied directly to any Tour Operator, so we are able to check through all the prices on our up to date, internet based systems and offer you excellent value together with real caring customer service that is not available on the internet, teletext or in the large high street Travel Agencies.

Booking with an ABTA member means that you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Many of the travel arrangements that we sell are protected in case of the financial failure of the travel company. Please ask us about the protection that applies to your booking.

Ideal Travel Gains its Freedom

Since September 2009, Ideal Travel has been part of the Freedom Travel Agents Consortium, which is part of The Co-operative Travel which has helped us offer increased choice and value to our customers. Joining Freedom ensures our independence while also providing customers with the cost saving benefits that come from being part of one of the UK's largest travel groups. We still continue to hold ABTA membership and can also offer ATOL protection to all our clients booking air holidays.

This level of protection is so important in these uncertain times, because we act as agents for ATOL holders and other Principles and we can book low costs flights with good value accommodation, add transfers if required and offer you a great value package that is fully covered by an ATOL license. This is in addition to acting as agents for all the major tour operators who we are able to book for you.

Please note that not all holiday or travel services offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL Scheme.

However as stated above all flights and air holidays booked with us will be covered by an ATOL and a certificate will be given to you at the time of booking or by return of post confirming this. Please ask us if you have any queries about the protection that applies to your holiday booking.

Company Information

IDEAL TRAVEL is a trading name of the Freedom Travel Group Ltd - Registered in England and Wales with Registered Number 03816981

Registered Office is Westpoint, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, PE2 6FZ United Kingdom.
Head Office is 4th Floor, Cardinal House, 20 St Mary's Parsonage, Manchester M3 2LY


Your Financial Protection

Ideal Travel Ltd  is an Accredited Body Member of The Freedom Travel Group Ltd,

ATOL 6042. 

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to this link