Towards December, it’s time to decide if the Christmas holidays are worth it
With holiday companies promoting the Christmas holiday amid castle woes, you can be ready to book holiday trips with your fingers. But is that wise? While the thought of a Christmas market in Bruges or a relaxing winter break in a cottage in the Cotswolds is tempting, there is still a risk that it will be plagued by coronavirus restrictions. We cannot predict how freely we will be able to travel in December. We also don’t know how strict restrictions are in the UK. But if you’re up to gamble, there are a few things you can do to place your order safely and protect yourself from mistakes.
Five reasons not to book a trip for the 2020 Christmas holidays: 1. We don’t know if the UK national lockdown will end on 2 December. If you live in the UK and book your getaway now for December, you run the risk of extending the UK national key. Under the current lockdown limits, which will take effect as early as Wednesday 2 December, you are not allowed to travel far from home to rest in the UK or abroad. If these restrictions are extended, we hope that the package tours can be restored. However, some online travel agents have not played football and will not refund part of the flight package if the airline has not paid for it. But what about holiday homes in the UK in the event of an extended national lockdown? We hope it will fully recover. If you can only leave the house under special circumstances like work and grocery shopping, don’t expect to book a villa. While most villa companies have committed to reimbursement when national government restrictions prevent travel, be aware that the initial blockade made it difficult for many customers to get their money back. Companies such as Sykes and Hoseason refuse to change the amount until the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) opens an investigation. In June, Hoseasons, as well as Cottages.com and English Country Cottages, committed to replacing all reservations canceled due to restrictions related to the Coronavirus pandemic. In July, the CMA received the same commitment from Sykes. If you are still booking, make sure to choose one of the top vacation villa providers. WHO? The suggested provider will refund the amount if you are on a national or local key.