Villa Plus reduces booking deposits while others are raising their terms

From: Villa Plus
Published: Thu Oct 07 2010

Villa Plus has announced that at a time when other villa operators are increasing their terms, it will be reducing its booking deposit requirement to 10% for villa only bookings or £100 per person for package holiday bookings*.

In a fragile economy, where big ticket items like holidays can seem expensive, Villa Plus wanted to make it easier for customers to book their holiday early, yet still get value for money. So, in contrast to other villa operators, the company has decided to decrease the amount customers are required to pay when they book their holiday.

"We wanted to make it easier for our customers, many of whom are families, to book their holiday early and secure their favourite villa. We're hoping the lower booking deposit will help our customers to budget if they need to", commented Nick Cooper, Villa Plus director and founder.

This won't be the first time Villa Plus has thought differently. As tour operators struggled last year, Villa Plus rebranded and made significant improvements to its website which lead to a widespread sales increase for 2010. This has helped place Villa Plus in a strong financial position for 2011, ultimately enabling it to reduce the booking deposits against the general trend.

Notes to editors:
*Some airlines may charge full fare up front, so prices may vary depending on airline chosen. Also, package holiday deposits are subject to an additional statutory ATOL contribution of £2.50 per person.

About Villa Plus
As one of the UK's largest villa operators, with over 24 years experience, Villa Plus go through an extremely rigorous selection process to select the very best villas with their own private pool in the very best locations. Over half Villa Plus villas are within walking distance of the beach and it has more centrally located villas than any other tour operator.

To ensure its villas are well maintained, maid and linen service is provided whilst a gardener, pool maintenance man and a villa manager oversee each villa. All Villa Plus villas have their very own private pool and, due to on-going investment, are amongst the best equipped on the market.

Villa Plus has a strong ethos of good customer service coupled with dedicated service centres at each of its nine destinations for round the clock support.

Established in 1986, Villa Plus is financially strong and ATOL protected.

For more information please contact
Sarah Lynch
Head of Marketing
Villa Plus
Drover House
16 Adelaide Street
St. Albans
01727 733168
Company: Villa Plus
Contact Name: Sarah Lynch
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Contact Phone: 01727733168

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