Two Welsh companies have joined forces in an innovative partnership that will provide enhanced insurance services to the holiday let sector.
To say it has been a challenging year for the tourism industry would be a massive understatement. With Covid restrictions preventing most travel abroad for a considerable period of time, the sector has faced unprecedented adversity. As a consequence, the ‘staycation’ market has taken off, and for many tourists, 2020 was the year that they holidayed at home, with some very pleasant surprises.
This rediscovered enjoyment of home offerings, allied to further potential restrictions for the next 12 months, means that the industry predicts another year of growth in this area as families take advantage of what the UK has to offer.
Nevertheless, it hasn’t all been plain sailing for this sector, and despite best efforts to adapt and respond to changing rules and advice, cancellations of bookings and loss of earnings has still been a huge issue. Unsurprisingly, this has in turn clearly demonstrated the importance for owners of having the appropriate insurance cover in place.
With that in mind, two well established firms have come together to provide a dedicated insurance service that will benefit holiday let owners in South Wales.
Home from Home – part of the Original Cottages family – are the largest and most established self-catering holiday provider on the Gower Peninsula, with an extensive offering and a large number of clients on their books. The quality of their properties, and the services that they provide to their owners, is a central pillar of their business model.
Speaking about the partnership, General Manager Gareth Mahoney commented,
“We pride ourselves on our properties and service levels, and having a local broker of Eastside’s standing in such close proximity to our holiday lets will be of great comfort to our owners. It will also undoubtedly lead to better cover and prices, adding yet further value to our offering”.
Eastside Insurance are specialists in the holiday let market place, with over 30 years’ experience. By combining their expertise and access to unique insurance schemes, they will provide an essential service to Home from Home clients, making sure they have tailored and competitive policies that cover all their requirements.
Managing Director of Eastside, Anthony Fox added,
“We are delighted to be working with Home from Home and look forward to providing the best possible service to their members.
“The next 12 months is a key period for this sector, and our best advice is to make sure that appropriate cover is in place for all potential situations that may arise.
“Our specialist team will go through individual needs in detail and scour the market for the right policy and price”.