It really is a tough time for the holiday industry. Although Florida as a destination seems to be doing ok, the tour operators that serve it are a real mixed bag.
If you book your Florida holiday through an ABTA backed operator then your money should be safe and if the company goes bust you should eventually get a refund. However if something does go wrong you still risk having your Florida holiday plans thrown into disarray. Even worse is being involved in rescue flights and temporary accommodation if things go bad whilst you’re actually away in Florida.
One of the Florida market leaders, Thomas Cook Holidays has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. It is still juggling massive debts and a huge downturn in bookings. It clearly still has problems.
We’ve also heard stories of people booking Florida hotels and apartments using online hotel bookers. When they arrive at the accommodation they were turned away. It seems that the hotel bookers in question were struggling and had failed to pay the hotel.
There are plenty of really good “second tier” Florida package holiday firms that have a really great record. Companies like Cosmos Holidays and Jet2 Holidays have really good reputations to Florida but being smaller are always more vulnerable than the bigger operators.
The team here at Florida-Traveller firmly believe that if you want to play-it-safe and book your Florida holiday with as much peace-of-mind as possible you should choose TUI Group. They are a huge operation, appear financially stable, are ABTA protected and have a really good reputation for high quality Florida holidays at fair prices. TUI Group in the UK consists of the market leading Thomson Holidays and First Choice Holidays who both have a wide range of Florida accommodation from which to choose.
If you prefer an all-inclusive Florida holiday then look at First Choice Holidays who are now all-inclusive holiday specialists.
Both Thomson and First Choice use the flights of Thomson Airways who have just been named as the UK’s most on-time holiday airline, an important factor when choosing your Florida holiday. There’s nothing worse than flight delays!
Whoever you choose, have a wonderful Florida Holiday!Share