I have a booking for a holiday in July with Thomas Cook. I booked it early because it's a hotel that sells out in school holidays and now we may not be able to travel on the date in question. It's not something insurance would cover. What I would like to do is a) book a holiday in the same place a couple of weeks later (unlikely due to availability) or b) book somewhere else for a similar priced holiday (around £5k) or c) rebook the holiday for 2014? Does anyone know whether they are likely to agree or should I be resigned to losing my deposit?
I haven't yet paid the final balance so the most I would lose is deposit, although that's a lot. It would seem to me to be in their interest to keep my business as I plan to spend several thousand pounds on a holiday but I don't know how much flexibility or discretion they have. Can't ring yet as I we may still be able to go but I'll do it before the final payment.
Just before Christmas I swapped a holiday for this Easter to another one for next Easter with Thomsons and paid a £50 per person ammendment fee. I had already aid £1000 deposit so thought it was worthwhile.