Having to cancel your Thomson holiday at the last minute throws a spanner in the works, can be an upsetting experience and depending on the terms and conditions of the holiday booked, will most likely incur financial loss to varying degrees. Unfortunately, one can never tell when the unexpected will rear its ugly head and force one to change travel plans that may have been planned many months in advance. Knowing the ins and outs of Thomson’s holiday cancellation policy can help you mitigate circumstances but still, who has time or takes the responsibility to read the fine print when booking a holiday in the sun. Unfortunately it will only be referred to once one is in the situation where the holiday has to be cancelled. If you made your booking online, you can cancel your holiday using the ‘Manage My Booking’ service, but if you booked your holiday in a Thomson travel shop or one of their specialist Cruise, Ski & Snowboarding or Lakes & Mountain holidays, you will have to call them. Normally a cancellation charge will apply based on a sliding scale, with the charge increasing the closer you are to your departure date.
All in all it can be a real pain. Thomson is one the nation’s favourite package holiday operators with Brits booking holidays across Europe and the US all the time. Cruises are a real luxury that many look forward to. Having to read through the cancellation policy when one was looking forward to a relaxing cruise around the Caribbean, Canary Islands or Mediterranean must be a real drag!
There is an upside to cancelled holidays however. Whereas you may be losing out, other holiday-maker who can act on short notice keep their eyes peeled for great deals that are to be had on last minute cancellation holidays. After all, the holiday operator still has to resell the holiday or they will lose out. That’s why you’ll find a list of last minute holiday deals on the Thomson website. It contains a whole variety of unsold holidays.
For example, you could fly to Portugal from Luton, Stansted or Gatwick for a 7 night holiday in the Algarve from just £250 a person. Or a holiday in the ever-popular Canary Islands starts from just £200 a person for 7 nights in Lanzarote, Gran Canaria or La Palma.