With the official start of the Atlantic
hurricane season beginning tomorrow, resorts are racing faster than
storm wind speeds to issue their severe weather policies regarding
refunds and cancellations.
To the list
already compiled, here are additional entries, all of which are
valid through Nov. 30:
Universal Orlando Resort in Florida will continue to offer
its No Questions Asked policy this season, which allows guests to
cancel or reschedule their vacations if any active, named storm
affects their travel plans.
Guests who choose
to cancel will be issued a complete refund, with (as the policy
name states), no questions asked.
The resort said
it will assist in rescheduling trips or issue a full refund if
guests are unable to travel to Orlando due to an active, named
be booked through the resort at least seven days in advance and
cancelled before 6 p.m. on the day prior to arrival. This policy
does not apply to group rates.
and conditions are available at www.universaltravelagents.com.
Marriott International's Caribbean Travel Interruption
Promise, introduced in July 2006, protects guests at its
16 resorts in nine Caribbean and Mexico beach destinations by
offering a full refund or a one-category room upgrade for guests
holding a confirmed reservation with a nonrefundable deposit who
are unable to travel to the Marriott resort due to an airport or
hotel closure related to a hurricane.
This policy does
not apply to delayed or cancelled flights due to severe
Guests who are
registered at a participating Caribbean or Mexico resort where
their stay is interrupted by a hurricane which directly hits the
property (as defined and validated by the U.S. National Weather
Service) will receive a complimentary three-night return stay valid
for two years from their original travel dates.
properties are located in Aruba, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta,
Mexico; the Cayman Islands; Curacao; the Dominican Republic; St.
Kitts; St. Thomas; Trinidad; and Puerto Rico. For details, visit www.paradisebymarriott.com/hurricane.
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