Sandals insures against hurricanes

Summer travellers might be wary of planning trips to the Caribbean in the off chance that a tropical storm or hurricane might affect their stay. To put these travellers’ minds at ease, Sandals and Beaches Resorts continues to provide its guests with a Blue Chip Hurricane Guarantee, which assures them a free future holiday in the event that a hurricane interrupts their stay.

“Our Blue Chip Hurricane Guarantee gives guests the assurance that they need when planning ahead for the perfect summer holiday,” said John Lynch, Executive Vice President of Sales Worldwide for Unique Vacations, Inc., which represents Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts.  “With Sandals and Beaches’ Blue Chip Guarantee, the worst thing that can happen is that guests will get a second holiday for free.”

Since 1997, Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts have been standing behind their guests with free replacement holidays in the event that a hurricane interrupts the anticipated Caribbean getaway.  A company of its word, Sandals Resorts has paid over US$5.5 million in replacement holidays since the programme’s inception more than 10 years ago.  The free replacement stay is for the same duration and room category as the originally booked trip and is valid for one year after the original holiday.