October 14, 2016 9:10 AM
BIBA TOURNAMENT VENUES AND HOTEL RESERVATION CONTRACT INFORMATION
Since January 2015 I have been sourcing potential venues for the Biba 2016 season and I must be honest that the approach hotels have taken to agreeing a deal that suits everyone has proved very difficult. Obviously I enter into these negotiations with members uppermost in my mind as well as agreeing a commercially viable outcome for Biba and also ensuring that I continue to improve the standard of facilities available to make your stay as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible.
Venues: This is a selection of venues we have used since 2015 and will be using in 2017. Which venue and which event can been seen on the One-Stop & Forthcoming web pages ....
I am delighted to announce for 2016 & 2017 Biba event venues will be handled by Guarantees Events via Bridge Overseas Ltd. As you can see above they are in great locations offering great facilities not only for backgammon players but also for your non-playing guests who can also take advantage of our special rates.
The package available ...
This includes ...
For players to continue to enjoy great value for money weekend events Biba needs to work to a slightly different booking process from that used in the past which will be completely managed by Guaranteed Events and Bridge Overseas Ltd who also organise all the English Bridge Union competitions and the 4NCL chess events in the UK and abroad.
With their experience and purchasing power Biba is able to continue to not only enjoy better quality hotel venues and best prices but also ensure all our members monies are 100% safe and that we also satisfy both TOMS VAT and the Package Holiday regulations.
The Accommodation Booking Process ...
2) A deposit of £25 per person is required at the time of booking. Single occupancy rooms are limited so the deposits have been kept as low as possible to enable you to book early.
3) The remaining balance to be paid no later than 7 days prior to arrival. Any extra charges at the hotel to be paid upon your departure. NB: 2% handling fee on credit cards on final balance.
4) If you cancel your booking your payment (deposit or balance) can either be held in trust by Guaranteed Events and can be used against a future Biba booking; or, it can be transferred to a person of your choosing no later than 48 hours prior to arrival. Such actions must be relayed to Guaranteed Events via telephone.
NB: Players on the Biba Rate get the benefit of a reduced Tournament Registration Fee. By paying the reduced fee players can effectively reduce the total accommodation cost by £10 per player. NB: Player savings are via payment of the reduced Tournament Registration Fee and are not applied to the actual rate paid.
14 October, 2016