Holiday Brokers will continue to offer indemnity insurance instead of adopting principal status despite Triton rejecting the proposal.

The super-consortium, made up of Advantage, Worldchoice and Global, is refusing to work with non-principals over concerns members could be liable for legal claims on bookings with accommodation-only agents.

Triton and Holiday Brokers have received conflicting legal advice over indemnity insurance. Holiday Brokers chief executive Steve Endacott claimed it protects agents from liability but Triton director John McEwan said: “The court would still refer to the agent as principal.”

Lowcost Travel Group said it plans to work directly with Triton agents instead of becoming a principal.

Meanwhile, McEwan held talks with Hotels4U.com this week. Earlier in the year Hotels4U announced it would adopt principal status but has continued to trade as a booking agent.