We understand that our guests who have booked to travel, as well as those looking to book, may have some questions over the EU Referendum result, and how it could affect their ski holiday.
As things stand at the moment, the good news is that whilst protocols for car insurance, data roaming and pet travel may be still uncertain, there are many things which are either unchanged or clear already.
Flights will still operate. Visas or ESTA-type arrangements for UK nationals are not needed (not until at least 2021 we understand). You do need, however, to check that your passport is valid for 6 months after your planned date of arrival in the EU.
In the event of illness or injury whilst away, you will be covered as long as you have the appropriate travel insurance.
What is important to remember is that you are booking with Skiworld – a full member of ABTA (the Association of British Travel Agents), holding CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) License number 2036 and you are protected by the Package Travel Regulations. So, in the very unlikely event that we are unable to operate your holiday, you will not lose the money you have paid to us and will be refunded in full.
We just wanted you to know that whatever the politics, your holiday is in safe hands.
As long as you have a full UK driving licence, you don’t currently need an additional licence to drive in the EU. This will not change following 31 January 2020. An International Driving Permit will not be required, and you do not need a GB sticker or a Green Card for car insurance.
There will be no change in relation to taking pets abroad after 31 January 2020.
Under EU rules, the cost of making calls, sending messages or using the internet on your phone in the EU is the same in the UK and this will continue after 31 January 2020.
If you'd like to speak to one of our Ski Specialists, please call us on 0330 102 8004.
We love diversity and debate. We have plenty of that at Skiworld and long may it continue! And of course we appreciate that many of our customers will have voted to leave the EU. We respect their opinions.
We also know that travel businesses such as ours will be substantially changed by leaving the EU. We are a dynamic company and we will of course step up and change what we need to. One of the changes we can already see coming is a reduction in the number of opportunities we are able to give to hundreds of young British citizens to work in the EU. These opportunities have for some turned into lifelong careers in not just the holiday industry but often in hospitality in the UK. For others, it has been their first significant job with training and responsibility and that opportunity has provided a springboard to other rewarding careers.
There are currently estimated to be 25,000 people working in our sector in the EU. We would rather not see these opportunities lost, or at best reduced, and so, in truth, we would rather stay in the EU.
Enjoy a beautiful self-catered chalet all to yourself this winter
Book an entire chalet and get a discount for everyone in your group. This is also combinable with Ski-All-In where you could save hundreds per person.