CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Grand Solmar knows that life is unpredictable; even when travelers are all set to get away to their favorite destination, a death in the family, a devastating storm or a whole host of unforeseen circumstances can put a damper on traveler's getaway dreams. Once these events happen, there are many steps that must be taken in order to handle reservation cancellations from hotels to airlines and car rentals. In order to assist travelers during this stressful time, Grand Solmar is providing tips on the best ways to deal with a car rental cancellation.
1. Sooner is always better than later.
When it comes to handling any sort of reservation, handling the cancellation sooner is favorable to waiting until the last minute to getting it done. Many car rental services incur little to no penalty for cancelling more than 48 hours in advance. If the cancellation is made in less than 48 hours before the pickup time, often, there will be a fee that will be collected. Grand Solmar shares that the best rule of thumb is to cancel all reservations as soon as the travelers know that they will not be able to get to their final destination.
2. Change, rather than cancel.
Just as with airlines, many car rental companies will allow travelers to change their date of reservation with little to no penalty, provided that it be done in a timely manner prior to their date of reservation. This can oftentimes be a better option for many vacationers, especially for those who have had to go through the cancellation process due to a storm, sickness, or other circumstance, reveals Grand Solmar.
3. Third-party bookings are variable.
While booking through third-party websites and avenues might save travelers money, these sites also feature their own version of cancellation policies. For those who have booked through a third-party site, it is important to remember that the website or travel agent "owns" that reservation. Therefore, trying to cancel through the car rental agency will not result in an effective cancellation. It is necessary to contact the booking agency or website directly. Oftentimes, these websites do not offer any kind of refund, and oftentimes carry fines when cancelling reservations. It really depends on which website is used and the individual cancellation policies of these entities.
Grand Solmar hopes that these tips for dealing with rental car cancellations help travelers to deal with the stressful situation that they are facing. For more information on how to forget that stress with a luxury vacation to beautiful Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, contact http://www.grandsolmar.com
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