Calamiteitenfonds Reizen was founded in 1999 to compensate consumers for the extra costs during their trip due to a catastrophe (natural disasters or molest (acts of war and comparable)).
Under its guarantee scheme, the Calamiteitenfonds covers bookings made by consumers on the Dutch market with companies participating in the Calamiteitenfonds. On the Dutch market means that consumers should either be resident in the Netherlands, depart from the Netherlands or book on a .nl website of a participating company.
The Calamiteitenfonds makes payments in case such consumers suffer financial loss when their travel company cannot or may not (fully) perform the agreed services due to a catastrophe or an impending catastrophe. Moreover, if the trip is terminated early, the Calamiteitenfonds will reimburse the travel sum on a prorated basis as from the date the trip was terminated.
For this guarantee, consumers pay a fee of € 2.50 per booking (maximum 9 persons per booking).
Funding of Calamiteitenfonds
The guarantee provided by the Calamiteitenfonds is funded through:
1. The equity of the Calamiteitenfonds itself (annual report 2016 (in Dutch)).
2. Consumer contributions.
• Guarantee scheme
• Participants regulations
• Articles of association
• Implementation regulations – claim settlement
• Implementation regulations – consumer contribution
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