Are you planning your New Year's Eve, but not sure which travel agency to turn to? DECO has created a new service, totally designed for you, which is called “Checked By DECO”.

This service assesses the commercial practices of travel agencies in their stores and online with the aim of guaranteeing all consumers greater protection of their rights and, at the same time, more transparent, sustainable, and safe tourism.

The way it works is quite simple. If you see a website or a Checked by DECO store, this means you are free to log in or go to the establishment. “This travel agency will give you all the information and advice you need to decide on your trip. The terms and conditions of your contract and the way they present you with the price have already been thoroughly checked by DECO”.

When helping you to choose the most suitable service for you, DECO has already ensured that you have access to all the information and that no price is hidden or even that you will be disappointed when you arrive at your destination.

DECO assesses and improves the commercial practices of companies in their online and in-store services using excellence criteria that focus on the pre-contractual and contractual relationship with the consumer.

If the evaluation is positive, DECO gives the travel agency the option of using the “Checked By DECO” logo in its store or website. Thus, consumers recognise a travel agency that has worked with DECO in order to provide services with greater quality and safety.

In addition to reinforcing transparency, responsibility, and consumer confidence in that travel agency, this service ensures that the agencies are always up to date with market developments and strictly comply with approved standards.


Paula Martins is a fully qualified journalist, who finds writing a means of self-expression. She studied Journalism and Communication at University of Coimbra and recently Law in the Algarve. Press card: 8252

Paula Martins