Avoid the unpredictable Euro exchange rate – with a little help from cottages4you

Despite 83% of people wanting a holiday abroad this year, the unpredictable exchange rate is putting many off booking. But – GOOD NEWS – cottages4you are pleased to announce that we’ve taken action to help protect our holidaymakers from the uncertainty of travelling abroad.

Our ‘No Currency Surcharge’ means prices for 2009 European holidays WILL NOT be affected by further fluctuations in the exchange rate.

Geoff Cowley, managing director at cottages4you, said:

While people still want a European break we understand that, in the current volatile climate, holidaymakers won’t want to pay a penny more than they need to. Because we took action last year by purchasing our Euro requirement, we can safeguard our customers against any further exchange rate fluctuations in 2009. Those booking with us for European holidays this year can rest safe in the knowledge their accommodation price will not be affected by changes in the exchange rate, as it might with some other companies or by booking direct with the owner.

Self catering holidays offer fantastic value for money. For example, with cottages4you, prices for a French villa start at £6 per person per night. In addition, as a large travel company, we are ATOL and ABTA bonded, adhering to strict codes of conduct to provide high levels of customer service and ensuring full protection for customers’ package holidays and money – support which you may not necessarily receive if booking direct with some smaller, independent companies.

With over 15,000 properties across Europe, there is plenty of choice. Spain is currently proving popular and there is still availability in France, Italy, Portugal and Ireland over the May Spring break and Summer holidays.

So why not get searching at cottages4you.co.uk for your overseas holiday this year.

Holiday packing list for Self Catering holidays

Ready for your self-catering cottage holiday? Here are some things to arrange before you set off and a list of items you might decide to bring…

To arrangepacking list

  • Arrange for pet and plant care. (or book a pet friendly cottage)
  • Stop routine deliveries.
  • Make your home seem lived-in while away by putting lights and a radio on timers
  • Turn down thermostat.
  • Empty refrigerator
  • Leave keys and itinerary with a friend.
  • Lock windows, garage, and doors.
  • Notify local police or neighbourhood watch of your absence

To gather and pack:

  • Guide books and maps
  • Passport and visa(s), Personal ID (Drivers license)
  • Student ID (for discount access to museums etc.)
  • Foreign currency of your destination country
  • Cash & Credit cards (foreign currencies?)
  • Coins for tolls
  • Travelers checks or ATM card
  • Insurance: Trip Cancellation/Medical
  • Photocopies of documentation
  • Birth Certificate (if necessary)
  • Marriage License (if necessary)
  • Tickets & itinerary
  • Hotel Reservations
  • Special Event Reservations
  • Paper printout of emergency contacts

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