COVID UPDATE – MAY 2021
Posted by: Peter
21st May 2020
We’re very confident there will be a 2021/22 ski season, albeit with sensible precautions, as all countries look towards vaccinating their populations.
During 2020/21 when the pandemic was rife, we operated the policy of a full refund being available for cancellations due to COVID up to one month before the start date of the holiday.
If next winter the UK government alone imposes restrictions which mean British skiers were unable to travel, Val Cenis may well still be open and this would mean owners receiving nothing for apartments which could have been sold to European skiers who are free to move about.
In fact this did happen to a significant extent during the French school holidays in February 2021 for example, when, despite lifts not running, the resort was busy with French families – who were allowed to travel – preferring to spend time in the mountains rather than being stuck in big towns or cities.
Owners who ‘lost’ their business with us tried to sell their accommodation last minute by offering huge discounts, but in order to be even handed to owners renting accommodation, our clients, and to cover ourselves, we will be operating the following system this winter.
The initial 30% deposit is non-refundable.
This has always been our standard course prior to the pandemic and we anticipate a more normal winter season in 2021/22, with perhaps one or two restrictions still in place.
But if there is a downturn in the COVID situation then the non-refundable policy of the initial deposit will not be enforced.
By the autumn we should be looking forward confidently to a bumper winter season. This means that for the 2021/22 season, if there are doubts or concerns due to COVID at the time of your final payment – 8 weeks before your departure – we will offer you the opportunity of a full refund, bar a maximum of £25 for admin/exchange rate charges.
For any other circumstance other than covid, however, and within 8 weeks of departure, our non-refundable 30% deposit remains in effect.
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If you feel you would like to provisionally book a holiday under the above conditions, please telephone our free number (0800 689 4135) to discuss your requirements and leave a Holding Deposit, or you can make an enquiry using our contact form.
We look forward to hearing from you and of course, to seeing you in Val Cenis!