Teletext Holidays stops taking bookings and Alpharooms cancels all existing reservations

Teletext Holidays and sister firm, Alpharooms, go bust after admitting it cannot pay refunds with both cancelling all existing reservations Teletext Holidays and Alpharooms have gone bust  Neither company is accepting new bookings after the news  It comes as both firms face court action after failing to pay refunds  By Grace Gausden For This Is … Read more

Teletext Holidays and Alpharooms are facing court action over pandemic refund delays

Teletext Holidays and Alpharooms owner faces court action over pandemic refund delays with travellers still owed more than £1m Teletext Holidays and Alpharooms facing court action by the CMA  The two companies have failed to refund £1.2million owed to travellers Some have been waiting more than a year for their money   By Grace Gausden For … Read more

City centre hotels are ‘struggling’ with occupancy reaching just 30% this summer

Many city centre hotels are ‘really struggling’ with a lack of bookings this summer, new research has revealed. Despite a 686 per cent increase in bookings over the last two months, many city centre hotels are still at only 30 per to 40 per cent occupancy, according to data from hotel technology provider Avvio. The huge … Read more

Travel refund chaos: What if voucher expires before you can travel?

The competition watchdog is being urged to come down harder on firms holding pandemic refunds hostage after a Money Mail poll found millions are still waiting for cash. Our postbag has been flooded with complaints about withheld refunds. And a survey of more than 1,000 people shows one in ten still hasn’t been refunded for … Read more

Mystery holidays promise to send travellers abroad at a low cost

Holidaymakers could pay just £99 per person and win a seven night trip to Antigua – or two nights in Dublin – depending on what location they are drawn in Wowcher’s mystery getaway offer. For under £100 customers are able to get a holiday abroad, they just don’t know where and thanks to the low … Read more

RELAX and find holiday cover you CAN rely on

Complaints about travel insurance have tripled over the past year as thousands of fed-up holidaymakers had claims declined or delayed during the Covid-19 crisis. Exclusive data from the Financial Ombudsman Service, which resolves disputes between customers and businesses, shows that more than 6,000 complaints were filed between April and December 2020, a 208 per cent … Read more

Travellers don’t need to pay for a GHIC

Watch out for the Global Health Insurance Card scam: Travellers warned about unofficial websites charging for free EHIC replacement Survey suggests many think they have to pay for a Global Health Insurance Card This is despite it being free like the EHIC  Unofficial websites are charging consumers around £29 per application  By Grace Gausden For … Read more

Enjoy the freedom of the open road on a campervan adventure

Foreign holidays are on hold until at least mid-May – but from next month you can enjoy the freedom of the open road on a campervan adventure By Toby Walne, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:52 GMT, 13 March 2021 | Updated: 21:52 GMT, 13 March 2021 Foreign holidays are on hold until at least … Read more