Stop dreaming, start booking! Six of the best flexible flight and vacation deals, from Mauritius to a Tui Florida offer that includes early entry to Harry Potter Wizarding World
- Tui has deals for Florida at Universal Studios’ Endless Summer Resort
- BA offers seven nights of accommodation in a beachfront hotel in Barbados from £ 529 per person
- Head to Turkey for a coastal adventure that includes kayaking and snorkeling excursions
Our vacation hero, Neil Simpson, covers an important vacation topic in depth every week and does all the groundwork so you don’t have to. This week: The best of the new “Book now, change later” offer for vacation and flight.
Stop dreaming, book – and don’t worry if you change your mind or if another set of Covid restrictions suddenly pops up. This is the message from tour operators adding flexible terms to their flight and vacation deals. Here are six of the best.
Travel researchers with them? like the flexible offers from Kuoni. Choose a qualified trip and if you choose not to travel up to ten days before your departure date, you can get a full refund. One of the easy options is the kid-free, eco-friendly Lagoon Attitude Retreat in Mauritius, where days can start with Pilates on the beach and end with a cocktail master class by the pool. Get seven nights all inclusive from £ 1,499 per person including flights (kuoni.co.uk).
Wanderful: A trip to Florida comes with a changeable cancellation and early entry into the Harry Potter Wizarding World
After being criticized for slow refunds in 2020, Tui has accelerated its process and introduced fee-free vacation changes. Expect refunds within 14 days if the company cancels your vacation due to coronavirus and you can’t find a suitable alternative.
Or change the destination yourself up to 21 days before departure, pay extra if the new trip is more expensive, or get a refund if it’s cheaper.
Even better, there are TUI offers from many regional airports. Fly from Bristol to Florida and enjoy seven nights at Universal Studios Endless Summer Resort from £ 697 per person, including extras like early entry into the wizarding world of Harry Potter (tui.co.uk).
If adventure vacations appeal, then Explore gets what? nod for flexibility. If necessary, you can transfer most, if not all of the price of a trip to another break up to ten days before departure.
A great choice for families is an eight-day coastal adventure in Turkey that includes a hotel with a pool, and kayak and snorkel excursions over the ancient sunken ruins of Kekova Bay. It costs from £ 399 per person plus flights (explore.co.uk).
Book a vacation (flight and hotel) with BA and you can change or cancel up to three weeks before departure. Offers include seven nights at a beachfront hotel in Barbados from £ 529 per person (ba.com).
BA offers seven nights at a beach hotel in Barbados from £ 529 per person
A little more flexibility has helped easyJet to increase ticket sales for the summer by 250 percent this year compared to last year. You can change your destination or date up to 14 days before departure. If your new choice costs more, you’ll have to pay the difference. However, if you choose a cheaper offer, the deductible will not be refunded.
Caribbean islands have been celebrities’ top pick this winter, and Virgin Atlantic says bookings are rising for the summer months when the UK lockdown should – hopefully – have ended.
The aim is to offer vacations on direct flights to Antigua, Barbados, Cuba and Jamaica. Book now and if necessary, move it until the end of 2022 for free. Get a week in Cuba from £ 598 per person (virginholidays.co.uk).