Italian Island promises tourists to reimburse the cost of their hotel if it RAINS during their stay
- Elba Island, off the coast of Tuscany, has the & # 39; Elba No Rain & # 39; campaign launched
- Tourists are reimbursed for a night's stay if it rains two consecutive hours in a day
- Rain should fall between 10am and 8pm and refunds are available until May 31st
A clean vacation is always depressing.
But one Italian island has decided to lift spirits that are dampened by downpours, by promises to refund tourists the cost of their accommodation when the heavens open during their stay.
Elba, off the coast of Tuscany, has the & # 39; Elba No Rain & # 39; campaign launched for the month of May.
The city of Portoferraio on the Italian island of Elba, off the coast of Tuscany. Hotels on the island promise tourists will reimburse the cost of their accommodation if it rains during their stay
To be eligible for the deal, tourists on the island must stay in an approved guesthouse or hostel that does not participate in the promotion.
If it rains two consecutive hours on a particular day, the cost of that night's stay will be reimbursed.
The full cost of their accommodation account will be refunded if it rains more than two consecutive hours each day while on the island.
However, there is little print to note – the offer is only valid until May 31 and then again from September 15 to October 31.
The rain must fall for two consecutive hours between the hours of 10 am to 8 pm and the cost of breakfast and dinner is not included in the refund.
So far this year, holidaymakers are not entitled to a refund.
The streets of Rio Nell & # 39; Elba on Elba. It is the third largest island located on the coast of Italy to Sicily and Sardinia
Claudio Della Lucia, tourism coordinator for the island, told CNN: & # 39; Tour operators tell us that weather forecasts from a rainy weekend can lead to a drop in bookings and attendance of more than 20 percent.
& # 39; The Elba No Rain initiative wants to be a concrete guarantee to guests that, in the very rare case of a day of constant rain, they can still enjoy everything the island has to offer without paying a euro for accommodation. & # 39;
Elba is the third largest island located on the coast of Italy to Sicily and Sardinia.
It is best known for being the island where French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte spent 10 months after his exile from France.
Tourists flock to visit its beautiful beaches, Napoleon's former home, and see its ancient ruins dating back to the Etruscan era.