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City Breaks, Staycations & Camping: The Impact of the Pandemic on UK Travel

City Breaks, Staycations & Camping: The Impact of the Pandemic on UK Travel

Reading Time: 4 minutes Our recent reports into the state of travel in 2020 and 2021 revealed some interesting data around the impact the pandemic has had on tourism around the world.  Here at Schofields Insurance, we’re always keeping an eye on the travel industry. Today we’re revealing some shocking stats on how the pandemic has affected searches for travel in the UK – …

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Public Liability Insurance for Holiday Lets

Public Liability Insurance for Holiday Lets

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a holiday rental owner or Airbnb host, you’ll want guests to have a fantastic holiday filled with wonderful memories and to return home safely. However, sometimes incidents occur which could lead to guests being injured or falling ill. Common causes and circumstances include slips or falls, faulty electrical fittings, scalds, broken fixtures or illnesses contracted from a swimming pool …

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Ways to Handle Holiday Booking Cancellations & Refund Requests

Ways to Handle Holiday Booking Cancellations & Refund Requests

Reading Time: 5 minutes The holiday letting business is full of unexpected events and sometimes there’s no knowing what’s going to happen next. This inevitably means you’ll have to deal with booking cancellations and refund requests at some point due to bereavement, illness, the weather, airlines collapsing or pandemics. Cancelled bookings are frustrating for hosts. There’s the lost income, acquisition expenses, the opportunity of …

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How to Get a Refund If Your Cottage Holiday Is Cancelled

How to Get a Refund If Your Cottage Holiday Is Cancelled

Reading Time: 6 minutes Unfortunately, the best-laid travel plans of holidaymakers who book self-catering cottages can be ruined when owners cancel at short notice – leaving them with few rights of redress. The holiday cottage has been sold, double booked or due to reasons outside their control; there are many reasons an owner or agent might cancel a holiday booking. Here are some tips …

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Holiday Let Cottage Terms and Conditions Template

Holiday Let Cottage Terms and Conditions Template

Reading Time: 9 minutes Creating a list of house rules and booking terms and conditions is not the most rewarding part of running a holiday cottage, but they are essential. They’re a professional way of stating what guests can or cannot do, what is expected of them, and what the possible consequences are if the rules are disregarded. Clarity in your rules also let …

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How to Attract Domestic Travellers to Your Holiday Home

Reading Time: 6 minutes To say that the past few months has been a difficult one for the holiday letting industry would be an understatement. With thousands of holiday home business owners forced to close their properties for months due to the coronavirus, there is at least some light at the end of the tunnel now, with the recent announcement that self-catering cottages can …

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How to Write a Risk Assessment for your Holiday Home

How to Write a Risk Assessment for your Holiday Home

Reading Time: 7 minutes Owning a holiday home isn’t just about securing bookings, there are many essential tasks that coincide with running a holiday rental. One of which is ensuring guests safety. As a responsible holiday home owner, you have a duty of care to keep your guests safe and to carry out a risk assessment. What is a risk assessment? A risk assessment …

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