An update from us – 25/3/2020
We are all coming to terms with a prolonged period of staying at home to curtail the spread of this virus and help keep everyone safe. Id like to think we are all doing what we can to ensure that once the pandemic is under control, the things we had before will remain, both economically and socially.
Whilst the UK and Greek government take unprecedented action to give people confidence in their financial positions we appreciate that now may not be the time to plan too far ahead or commit to non essential spending. That said we are a holiday company and we will continue to be a holiday company after the virus has gone, therefore we are starting to look ahead and outline steps we have taken and are taking in these uncertain times.
Firstly I’d very much like to send out a heartfelt thanks to our customers whose weeks have not taken place as planned and have agreed to reschedule their weeks to some time in the future. This is very much appreciated and your loyalty and help has not gone unnoticed.
As previously outlined we will operate our future weeks until such time that governmental or logistical restrictions prevent you from arriving. At this time we appreciate that travel bans extend to the End of April and we are monitoring the situation closely for extensions beyond this. Again our policy for carrying forward any payments including deposits for rescheduled dates will be adhered to.
Should circumstances allow it, we do have several options available to us to add extra weeks in the second half of the year including July, September and November. On top of this we will in the next few days be announcing our Spring/Summer 2021 scheduled Social weeks, including our usual Bryan Steel training camp, Ladies and open weeks along with another Yoga week. These will be available to book once announced.
We are temporarily amending our booking terms to encourage bookings with less immediate outlay and more confidence. From today until further notice future bookings will be made with a 15% (reduced from 25%) non refundable but transferable deposit with the balance to be paid just 1 week before arrival (previously 4 weeks)
To tempt you further if you book and pay the deposit prior to the end of June each person on the booking will receive either a complimentary GCH Jersey or a complimentary massage during your holiday.
We do appreciate that planning nearly 12 months in advance even in normal times is not so easy and with things as they are committing to specific dates so far ahead may not be option for many people.
So, with immediate effect we are offering people the chance to buy vouchers to the value of £50 (or multiples thereof ) redeemable against any GCH holiday taken before June 2022. Again any voucher bought and redeemed will entitle each member of your booking to a splendid GCH jersey or Massage.
And finally, Id like to take this opportunity to remind you that Issue 99 of Cyclist magazine, with Evia and a GCH led ride as their main feature, is about to hit the supermarkets. Buy a copy, have a read and hopefully we will see you safe and healthy at GCH some time very soon
Steven, Peter and Richard