04 August 2021
We are delighted to be rated Green for Covid flexibility on the Which? Holiday Checker.
This consumer-focussed online tool rates companies green, amber or red based on their refund and amendment policies in relation to Covid-19 travel disruption. It makes it easy for you to check which providers offer the best flexible booking options, and which ones could leave you out of pocket if circumstances change.
You can search the findings for yourself using the Which? Holiday Checker, which compares the booking policies of more than 80 of the UK’s package holiday providers, depending on how they perform against criteria set by Which? experts.
Using the tool will help point you in the direction of the companies with the best flexible booking options, so you can book with greater confidence that you won’t be left out of pocket should something go wrong.
The extensive research considered each company’s various policies on coronavirus-related disruption, including whether firms would refund customers in the event of a lockdown, if FCDO advice changes, if the customer is told to self-isolate before travelling, and if customers are forced to quarantine in a hotel on their return.
By rating a company Green, Which? are highlighting that refunds are processed quickly in the event of cancellation and customers have the freedom to change their booking for almost any reason, often close to their departure date. Those considering a holiday are being encouraged by Which? to book with a Green company, based on their generous refund policies.
Jim Eastwood, Global Sales Director at Travel Counsellors, said:
““We are delighted to be rated “Green” by consumer champion Which? This comes as further good news to Travel Counsellors, who maintained a 5-star Trustpilot rating throughout the pandemic, and who three-times have been voted ‘number one’ in MoneySavingExpert’s consumer poll, which ranks how well travel companies are looking after their customers during COVID-19. Customers continue to crave trusted travel advice from our Travel Counsellors. Many people ‘need’ to travel for business, and even more people ‘want’ to travel for leisure purposes. We are currently seeing significant and increasing numbers of customers travelling safely and successfully. People just want normality, and to get moving again…and of course to do-so safely with someone they can trust.”
Rory Boland, Editor of Which? Travel, said:
“Between changing travel restrictions, both in the UK and abroad, and the ongoing risk of being told to self-isolate, booking a foreign trip still comes with some uncertainty and things can go wrong if you’ve chosen the wrong provider. The best companies won’t leave you high and dry though, so it’s vital to do your research before booking.
“Anyone thinking about a holiday abroad can use the Which? Holiday Checker to check before they book, to make sure they don’t choose a company that could leave them out of pocket. The difference between choosing a Red company over a Green company could be losing the entire cost of your holiday if circumstances change and you have to change or cancel your plans.”
For more information about our Flexible Promise please click here.
To book your next holiday in the confidence that, should circumstance change you’ll be covered, get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.