looks like will have to cancel and lose all money.
Tell them DO NOT CANCEL - I repeat DO NOT CANCEL. Self cancellation means it's your (their) choice to change your (their) mind and not go and that is definitely NOT insured.
My insurance said if FCO advises against travel we have to claim against TUI. Martin Lewis said if TUI won't pay, we claim from insurance. I imagine both will plead it's a circumstance beyond their control, Force Majeur, and not pay up. The only way to be sure of minimal loss is not to buy the holiday in the first place i.e. don't pay the balance if that's an option.
Our first holiday is already paid up in full, so our option is to wait for somebody else to cancel us (TUI or FCO or Greek government) then try to claim. However, our second holiday is only deposit paid so far, with balance due a week before we fly on our first. Presumably we shall know before then if June/July trip is being cancelled, so will be able to ask both TUI and insurance if they are going to pay up and if not, don't pay the balance for September and just lose that deposit.
I have to say I'm happier with our problem than Greek businesses must be. I feel for them. I spoke to Villa Maria yesterday and she is happy that she has a fairly full booking for all her rooms from beginning of May for the whole year. She's exclusively TUI so has the prospect of disaster. Skiathian has just posted on his blog that Greek government has closed all shopping malls, cafes, restaurants, and bars, apart from takeaway shops. And that supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies and private health facilities will remain open. This is getting really serious.
thats annoying its because people have stopped booking because unsure whats happening so many countries stopping flights. If this virus burns out might swoop if see good flight price later in the season
I for one am confused by experts, misinformation and scaremongering. All I can say is hope all forum members stay safe and get through this. Hopefully raise a glass with some of you at some point. This goes to all the good people of Skiathos, concerning times both health wise and financially.
Will Tui recover from this ? I think you may be dissapointed this year Dennis. The whole busiess escalating by the minute. My gp surgery closed today you have to ring in then the dr rings you for a telephone consultation ! crazy
It is my intention that we should both survive this virus. I have therefore given up my business driving - I do not intend to be the one who brings it home to infect Vera.
Our end of June holiday is all paid for, except airport parking. If it gets stopped, I hope for a credit in order to keep TUI funded, and book again as soon as possible and convenient. September balance (that’s whole cost except deposit) is due for payment a week before departure date for June. If June is cancelled but we hear nothing about September, we’ll pay the balance, hoping to go, but with the intent of again keeping the money invested in TUI to go again as and when.
If TUI goes bust I shall mourn them and hope to get our money back via ATOL, then look into how to get there by other means.
It’s all a proper mess. But as I’ve said before, that’s disappointment for us, but for our friends in Skiathos it’ll be a disaster which I can only hope they can survive.
I.m sure if the greek people survived the german occupation, near starvation, the junta, the recent recession , they will overcome this, they are a strong, resolute proud nation. If i see one more drippy idiot on facebook or TA saying ive a jet 2 flight booked for may anyone heard anything, i may explode.YOU ARE NOT GOING! jet 2 will have thousands of people due to go away shortly before you to contact.. Lets face we are unlikely to get a holiday at all this summer anywhere, lets be positive we can have more next year or longer i fancy 3 weeks. Just be grateful if we and our family keep healthy. Very wise Dennis you and vera stay safe