our commitment to you - if we cancel your holiday
We may occasionally have to cancel your holiday arrangements, which we reserve the right to do. However, we promise we will not cancel your holiday after the balance of payment is due unless you have failed to comply with any requirement of these Booking Conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time) or where we are forced to do so as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care (examples of which are contained in clause 7(c)). If we have to cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. Except where you have failed to comply with any requirement of these Booking Conditions entitling us to cancel we will offer you the choice of:
• taking the reasonable alternative holiday we offer you (if this is less expensive than your original holiday, we will refund the difference but if it is more expensive we will ask you to pay the difference). If you decide not to take the alternative we specifically offer you, you may purchase any other available holiday from us at the applicable price and we will refund, or you will be required to pay, the difference in price with your original holiday, or
• receiving a prompt refund of all monies paid to us.
If you wish to purchase an alternative holiday, you must tell us within the time mentioned when we notify you of the cancellation or, if no time limit is mentioned, within seven days of us telling you or we are entitled to assume that you require a refund. If you choose to accept the alternative holiday we offer you or purchase another holiday from us, we will reduce the price of your holiday by the compensation shown in clause 3 above unless we are forced to cancel your holiday due to unusual or unforeseeable circumstances, in which case no compensation will be payable. If you choose to cancel your holiday we will refund any money you have paid to us, as well as paying you compensation on the scale shown in clause 3 above unless we are forced to cancel your holiday due to unusual or unforeseeable circumstances, in which case no compensation will be payable (please note, we will only make one such reduction or payment per person).
Where the holiday is cancelled due to unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care, we will try to offer you a reasonable alternative holiday, or a refund, where a reasonable alternative is not available. No compensation will be payable in those circumstances.
Minimum Numbers: We regret we can only operate each of the holidays shown on our website or in our brochures if a sufficient number of people book them. If there is insufficient demand, we have the right to cancel the holiday in question. If we have to do so, we promise we will tell you no later than the date the balance of your holiday price is due. In this situation, you will then have the choice of the options shown in this clause. If possible, we will endeavour to offer you the same holiday departing on a different date. Where we cancel for lack of numbers in accordance with this paragraph, no compensation or other amounts (for example, the cost of any connected travel arrangements you have made independently) will be payable.