I forgot to pay the final balance when it was due. Can the travel company cancel my holiday?

Yes. You were advised of the balance due date at the time of entering into the contract with the travel company.

By not paying on time, you’ve broken the contract. The travel company is likely to reserve the right to cancel your booking without giving you prior notice and to apply its cancellation charges, which will usually mean you forfeit your deposit.

ABTA's advice
Be aware that companies are not responsible for sending out reminders when it’s time to pay your balance. Some companies may choose to do this but this doesn't change the contractual agreement you have with them to pay on the date agreed.


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