Firstly, THANK YOU
It has meant the world to us that so many of you have continued to book UK trips and holidays abroad with us, a family-run business, and, by doing so, helped support all the fabulous family-run holiday accommodations we work with. Thank you!
Secondly, we know uncertainties abound with regard to travel at the moment but never have so many people needed and wanted a holiday more. So here’s our best advice:
UK Bookings – Book ASAP and Get Covid Insurance.
Demand for UK cottage and hotel holidays between April 12 – October Half-Term is at record levels and availability disappearing by the second. Our best advice is to book URGENTLY if you wish to holiday in the UK any time before November. However, if you are forced to cancel for any other reason, including needing to self-isolate following Covid infection or having been contacted by ‘Track and Trace’, then you would need to make a travel insurance claim for a refund. Bear in mind that, if a lockdown is put in place either at the address of the accommodation or the home address used on the booking, then a credit/rebooking option or refund must be offered by the accommodation provider.
Overseas Travel – Book Now IF Free Cancellation or Low Reservation Fee is Charged.
Overseas travel is currently (05/03/21) not permitted. However, this is expected to change imminently with Greece and Spain likely to open up to UK for travel from May/June onwards with provision of negative Covid test within about 72 hours of arrival and again on return. France and Italy we hope will open soon too. Just as we have seen in the UK, we then expect to see record demand and Whitsun – October half-term sell out very quickly. With that in mind, our recommendation is that, provided the accommodation offers free cancellation 20-30 days in advance and/or a small reservation fee, we strongly recommend you reserve now if you want to secure the best prices and dates. Just as is happening in the UK, as demand increases, so will prices.
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Finally - Again… Get Insured!
Most importantly, we STRONGLY recommend purchasing Covid-19 inclusive insurance cover (Coverwise seem to have the best) to cover against cancellations caused by self-isolation requirements and, in the case of overseas bookings, travel restrictions.
Thank you again and here’s to broadening our horizons and making happy family memories again!
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