With the Pound Sterling currently continuing to fall in value against other currencies, most tour operators are stressing that they are absorbing the negative impact of that on foreign travel, guaranteeing prices have not risen since the Brexit vote and for those booking now, that there’ll be no ‘Brexit surcharge.’
Now one ski tour operator, Mountain Heaven, has taken further steps to help skiers avoid the effects of the weakening pound. The company is now offering a guaranteed minimum exchange rate for guests buying their lift passes through them.
This applies to new bookings, which must be booked before the 31st August to qualify for the fixed minimum rate of 1.15 (currently better than the Post Office tourist rate). If the Pound recovers in the meantime guests will still be able to get the better rate.
“In our catered chalets almost all meals are provided and airport transfers are included in the price. There are no nasty extras payable locally, such as tourist tax, so the majority of the holiday cost is payable in Sterling,” said Nick Williams, M.D. of Mountain Heaven, “By introducing the minimum exchange rate our guests know that they will not have to part with extra cash for lift passes should the Pound continue to drop. Guests will still need spending money, of course, but our chalets are so comfortable and offer unlimited wines, so there really is no need to go out.”
The minimum exchange rate offer is only valid for new holidays booked directly with the company before the 31st August and is for individual lift passes only.