Martin Lewis issues latest warning on booking 'bargain holidays'

Money-saving expert Martin Lewis has revealed some of the risks you could face if you choose to take advantage of the “bargain breaks” offered by some airlines and tour operators.

If you choose to take advantage of deals like easyJet’s one way ticket from Luton to Mallorca for £ 19.99, you could lose money and the holiday if you end up in any of the following scenarios.

If you find yourself having to cancel your “bargain holiday” because, for example, you get sick with the virus, you don’t want to face the quarantine period when you return, or the country you’re traveling to doesn’t allow foreigners going on vacation on the chosen time to travel, you may not get a refund.

This is because most holiday insurers do not cover claims for the corona virus or if the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice is still against non-essential travel.

In a email to its Money Saving Expert subscribersMartin warned that refunds are impossible or extremely difficult to obtain for any reason other than cancellation of your break by your airline or tour operator.

So what’s Martin’s advice if you want to close any of these deals?

Book something with cancellation rights.

The example Martin gave his money-saving experts was, “Just book a room and a price or book through a travel agency that offers cancellation rights of up to six weeks for a given vacation.”


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