No other season is enticing to go on holidays like the summer is. And you probably wanted to go somewhere nice and warm, possibly to another country. Thing is, such holidays aren’t cheap. And what are you to do once your budget is devastated by foreign travel?
Back in 2017, Europeans spent an estimated €467 billion (that’s right, with a “b”) on their tourist trips. Most of them – 56% – went abroad. However, they probably didn’t get very far – 78% of those funds were spent inside the EU (44% spent on domestic tourism, 34% – on foreign). Of all the people milling about, Germans spent the most, accounting for 26% of that sum. However, across all groups, the lion’s share of the expense went towards hotels and such. Apparently, it’s important to have a shelter – who knew!
Not surprising when you find that, say, American travellers spend 26% of their domestic travel funds and 21% of their international travel budgets of lodging. By the way, data from booking.com shows that those of us who plan ahead and book a hotel early spend 47% more on lodgings that those living on the edge and cutting it close. Of course, you can’t really book food, so you’re unlikely to be able to use travel hacks or apps like Pruvo to save on your food costs.
So what do you when September rolls around and you’re still at the level of wanderlust that is simply not supported by your financial means? Well, I may be of help by suggesting a life hack that’s not unlike a digital search under the cushions.
Dear traveller, have you ever encountered flight disruptions? You know, have you ever been subjected to flight delays, cancelled flights, possibly overbooking? If you have, you probably have all the booking numbers and receipts stashed safely in your email inbox. You can use that information to claim flight compensation of up to €600 (per passenger). Depending on laws defining air passenger rights in one country or another, you may claim compensation for disrupted flights that may be years old!
Ah, but if it’s the first time you’re hearing about flight compensation, you don’t know how to do that. Well, there are two approaches. Regulation (EC) 261/2004 sets down the rules protecting air passengers. One of its precepts is that airlines should create channels for air passengers to submit their claims. However, Regulation is silent on whether those channels have to be easy to operate – or that the service has to be speedy.
You also have the second option – claiming compensation via Skycop. If you do that, Skycop will be the one checking whether the flight is eligible for compensation – and we have a crack team of professionals who are really good at investigating things like that. Our company will submit viable claims to airlines, as it’s literally our job. If worst comes to pass, Skycop will take claims to the authorities and to court – with your permission, of course.
In exchange for its services, Skycop levies a remuneration fee of 30% of the compensation amount + VAT (where applicable). However, you only need to pay if we successfully pursue the claim. If we don’t succeed, you don’t pay – ever. And while the fee increases if we need to go to the court, the conditions remain the same: no victory, no payment.
In essence, you’re not risking anything. You don’t even need too much, either – just use our easy-to-use (and always under improvement) interface to submit the data we need to pursue your claim. After you do that, you can relax and go back to planning how you’ll spend the money – Skycop will handle all the work.
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