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Looks like my holiday's going belly up!!!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by impis, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. impis

    impis New commenter

    Bloomin typical!!!
    Booked to go on a Nile cruise in April.
    The government is advising no non essential travel to Egypt.
    I've emailed First Choice but suspect they will be inundated by queries.
    Will my insurance policy cover it, if we have to cancel?
    What's the chances of them sorting themselves out by April 13th?

     
  2. impis

    impis New commenter

    Bloomin typical!!!
    Booked to go on a Nile cruise in April.
    The government is advising no non essential travel to Egypt.
    I've emailed First Choice but suspect they will be inundated by queries.
    Will my insurance policy cover it, if we have to cancel?
    What's the chances of them sorting themselves out by April 13th?

     
  3. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    It depends on Foreign Office if they say it is dangerous then ins pay out or company transfer your booking. If just a recommendation not to go then you'll lose cash if you pull out. I'd still go if you're avoiding the worst areas everywhere has some sort of trouble at some point.
     
  4. marshypops

    marshypops New commenter

    I'd read the small print first before cancelling, didn't one of the holiday companies refuse to reimburse after the trouble in Tunisia?
    (((impis))) I'm sorry this has happened to you, hope it gets sorted out.
     
  5. impis

    impis New commenter

    This is the official line from the British Embassy:
    " This advice has been reviewed and reissued with an amendment to the Travel Summary and Safety and Security section. We now advise against all but essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Suez. "
    We would land at or near Luxor, and begin our cruise from there.
     
  6. andromache

    andromache New commenter

    april's a long time off. probably be ok again by then?
     
  7. cariad2

    cariad2 New commenter

    I can outdo that:
    Easter - we've booked to go to Tunisia.
    Summer - we're backpacking through Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.
    Things have already kicked off in Tunisia and Egypt, and we're just hoping that Northern Sudan isn't going to start another civil war now that Southern Sudan has voted for independence.

     
  8. impis

    impis New commenter

    You never have to cancel a holiday in Wales because the locals are falling out, do you! It doesn't seem quite fair.
    I've never understood why people who live in hot countries have such short tempers. The heat just makes me want to sleep!!


     
  9. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    you'll be fine and get to enjoy the drop local currency due to the riots etc....

    waves to the mummies for me..
     
  10. Hi Impis - I shall be interested to follow this post as we too have booked a cruise on the Nile,starting on 11th April. To complicate things, our yearly holiday insurance policy is due for renewal on 13th April. It won't bother me if they say we can't go - as long as I get my money back. My daughter is due to have her 2nd baby the day before we go and I will hate not being there if she is late. I'm just watching the news and waiting to see. April is still a long time away.
     
  11. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    I'm off to Jordan on Monday, let's hope nothing kicks off there, although most Jordanians I've met seem very proud of King Abdullah and Queen Rania.
     
  12. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    With protests spreading throughout the region (including Jordan), I would avoid any travel to the Levant for the time being
     
  13. I do hope this was meant in joviality.
     
  14. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    Prickly heat makes me grumpy
     
  15. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    I wouldn't go to that area right now. My Mum still lives there and I spent my adolescence there. I am just so thankful I persuaded my Mum and the rest of the family to get out of Egypt last week.
     
  16. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

  17. impis

    impis New commenter

    Of course it was!!

     
  18. I know - I was teasing [​IMG]

     
  19. impis

    impis New commenter

    Restrictions at Luxor have been lifted.
    This means we can now fly into Luxor airport and can commence our Nile cruise from there.
    All is not lost!
     
  20. marshypops

    marshypops New commenter

    I hope you have a lovely time xx
     

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