Accor updated its coronavirus cancellation policy set to expire on December 31 on November 2nd and how now amended it again as of November 6.
Accor’s Global Policy is valid through December 31, and for stays in Europe, it was extended yesterday until January 10, 2021.
You can access Accor’s page for coronavirus policies here.
Accor removed the following text on November that was on the previous version of this policy under Europe:
If the booked hotel is closed for the date of stay, you may cancel your reservation and be refunded without penalty.
And then added it back on November 6:
If the booked hotel is closed at the date of your stay, or if the hotel is not allowed to accommodate the guest based on official orders, you can cancel your reservation free of charge and receive a full refund.
Here’s the update from Accor:
Travel information: COVID19
Updated: 6th November, 2020
Welcoming, safeguarding and taking care of others is at the very heart of what we do and who we are. To ensure guest well-being at our hotels, we have increased our cleaning standards even further by launching the ALLSAFE Cleanliness and Prevention Label which represents some of the most stringent cleaning standards and operational protocols in the world of hospitality.
To learn more about ALLSAFE:
Booked a flexible rate directly with Accor?
Guests who booked fully refundable rates may cancel or modify their reservations without penalties on all.accor.com (provided that the exact rate policy of your original booking will apply to your revised booking).
Booked a non-flexible rate directly with Accor and need to cancel?
FOR HOTELS OUTSIDE OF EUROPE
Guests who planned to stay in one of our hotels prior to and inclusive of December 31st 2020 may modify their reservation for a later date without any modification fees subject to availability and applicable rates and conditions) or request a credit voucher for the full amount of the booking value for use at a future date at the same hotel.
FOR HOTELS IN EUROPE
Guest who planned to stay in one of our hotels prior to and inclusive of 10th January 2021 may modify their reservation for a later date without any modification fees subject to availability and applicable rates and conditions) or request a credit voucher for the full amount of the original booking value for use at a future date, (all at once or over several occasions), at the same hotel within 18 months of the original booking date. If the booked hotel is closed at the date of your stay, or if the hotel is not allowed to accommodate the guest based on official orders, you can cancel your reservation free of charge and receive a full refund.
➔ To cancel and get a credit voucher please use the following link
(valid for our hotels in Europe, Middle East, Africa Asia Pacific and Brazil)
➔ To modify or cancel the dates of your stay, please contact the hotel directly.
Note: Guests requesting a refund of any kind (i.e. cash or credit voucher) should be aware that it may take up to 90 days from the date of cancellation for the refund to be processed. The form and timing of the requested refund may be subject to the applicable laws of the respective hotel’s location (i.e. Government imposed restrictions on vouchers and cash refunds).
Third party bookings:
Third parties are required to follow the Accor cancellation policy set out above. If you who booked through a travel agent, online booking platform or other third party, please contact your booking provider directly who will explain the options for modification, cancellation or credit voucher applicable to your booking.
For all group bookings, including meetings and events, our global sales teams are working closely with hotels to provide the maximum flexibility possible, and will be assessing on a case by case basis the need to cancel or postpone events.
If you booked through the following websites, please refer to the applicable terms and conditions in the links below
• Adagio: https://www.adagio-city.com/gb/politique-liee-au-coronavirus.shtml
• Mama Shelter: https://www.mamashelter.com/en
• Banyan Tree: https://www.banyantree.com/en/travel-advisory
• Mantis: https://www.mantiscollection.com/novel-coronavirus/
• SBE: https://www.sbe.com/covid-19-updates-and-resources/
We recommend that all travelers review guidance from the World Health Organization and follow any travel advice issued by their home countries.
For a complete list of hotels contact information, please refer to https://all.accor.com/gb/world/hotels-accor-monde.shtml
Terms and conditions associated with credit vouchers:
• Credit voucher only applicable to payments that have already been processed
• Credit voucher only applicable if the booking has not already been cancelled
• Credit voucher only applicable if a refund has not been processed.
• Credit voucher is not transferrable.
• Credit Voucher can be used only once (with the exception of vouchers issued by French hotels that can be used on more than one occasion)
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I am glad that Accor reverted the text to the previous one when it comes to closed hotels. It would be absurd if the consumer wouldn’t get a refund if the hotel is closed.