Booking Protection

 Independently organising your travel arrangements gives you freedom and flexibility that does not always exist with package holiday options and can be a good way to organise a holiday tailored to your exact requirements.

We believe our portfolio of holiday villas offers a wide selection of accommodations to suit all tastes, locations, and budgets so that you can build the holiday that is most suitable for you and your family. However, as an accommodation-only specialist, we are not bonded with either ABTA or ATOL as we are neither a travel agent nor a tour operator and do not offer inclusive packages incorporating air travel.

So what protection can we offer our customers?

The large number of satisfied customers and repeat clients whose testimonials can be viewed on our property pages is a tribute to the fact that we are a reputable villa rental specialist who has been operating successfully in this field since 1989.

In addition, when making your reservation we offer the choice of selecting to add 'Booking Protection' insurance. This insurance provides peace of mind and includes protection against the following risks:

  • Accident, illness, injury or death to the customer, their immediate family or a member of the group
  • GA Home emergency (Inc. burglary, fire, flood, etc)
  • Pre-existing medical conditions and pregnancy
  • Redundancy
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Military personnel called up overseas
  • Court summons & jury service
  • Relocation
  • Private vehicle failure (Inc. breakdown, fire, theft, accident, etc)
  • COVID-19 protection if you are prevented from attending your booking including an immediate family member or another member of their group

Protection is also provided by Your Credit Card when booking a holiday

Understanding the Protection Provided by Your Credit Card When Booking a Holiday. Booking a holiday is an exciting endeavour, filled with anticipation for the adventures ahead. However, amidst the excitement, it's crucial to consider the protections in place to safeguard your financial investment. One such protection that often goes unnoticed is the coverage provided by your credit card, especially under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

The Consumer Credit Act 1974, a cornerstone of consumer protection legislation in the United Kingdom, offers valuable safeguards for purchases made using credit cards. When it comes to booking holidays, this act can serve as a vital safety net, providing recourse in case of unforeseen circumstances or issues with the travel provider.

One of the key protections offered by the Consumer Credit Act 1974 is Section 75. This section holds credit card companies jointly liable with the retailer or service provider for any breach of contract or misrepresentation. In simpler terms, if you encounter problems with your holiday booking—such as the travel company going bankrupt, not delivering the promised services, or the holiday being significantly different from what was advertised—you can potentially claim a refund or compensation from your credit card provider.

The protection under Section 75 applies to purchases between £100 and £30,000. This means that if you use your credit card to make a holiday booking within this price range, you have added peace of mind knowing that your financial investment is safeguarded. Whether you are booking flights, accommodation, package holidays, or even excursions and activities, Section 75 can offer significant reassurance.

However, it's essential to understand that Section 75 protection applies specifically to credit card transactions. If you make a holiday booking using a debit card, cash, or any other payment method, you will not benefit from the same level of protection. Therefore, when planning your holiday and making bookings, it is worth considering the added security that using a credit card can provide.

In addition to Section 75 protection, many credit card issuers offer additional benefits and features that can further enhance your peace of mind when booking a holiday. These may include travel insurance, purchase protection, and extended warranties, among others. Before making a booking, it is advisable to review the terms and conditions of your credit card to understand the specific protections and benefits available to you.

In conclusion, when booking a holiday, it is essential to be aware of the protections provided by your credit card, particularly under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Section 75 offers valuable safeguards, holding credit card companies jointly liable for any breaches of contract or misrepresentation by the travel provider. By using your credit card for holiday bookings within the specified price range, you can enjoy added peace of mind knowing that your financial investment is protected. So, as you plan your next getaway, consider the benefits of paying with your credit card and travel with confidence knowing that your holiday is backed by consumer protection legislation.



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