The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions.
This week, he offers advice on booking a wedding in Las Vegas as well as getting a deposit back on a honeymoon in Sri Lanka.
Q. My partner and I are thinking of getting married in Las Vegas in April 2022. We have had a good quote for the Venetian hotel with an ATOL-protected operator and are about to put down the deposit. But will travel to America will be OK by then or would you suggest 2023? What about travel insurance?
A reader asks the Guru if he thinks it’s a good idea to book a wedding in Las Vegas for 2022
A. One would hope that by 2022 — with worldwide Covid vaccines presumably well established — America will have reopened to tourists.
So no reason to wait another year. Booking with a company holding an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL) is sensible; ATOLs offer protection in the unlikely event of a tour operator going bust. But for extra peace of mind, use your credit card for added cover under the Consumer Credit Act.
Regarding insurance, perhaps wait until closer to your travel date as policies then may offer wider cover related to Covid. Good luck!
Q. My wife and I hope to fly to Lanzarote in mid-December. We need a negative Covid test to be taken 72 hours prior to departure, but we fly early on a Tuesday which puts Saturday and Sunday within this. The cheapest tests we can find are £120.