We’d like to share with you some information in regards to the Coronavirus, as many of you have been asking us about the potential consequences of it on your travel plans. 

In regards to travel

We know there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now and your health, safety and happiness are our number one priority. We want you to know that we are here and if there’s anything you need please do not hesitate to contact us.

Together we will get through this. But for now, stay strong and keep supporting one another while we inspire you to keep dreaming about all of the amazing travel experiences in the future!


How do I cancel my booking?

First, check the cancellation policy that applied to your booking on your booking receipt. That will determine how much money will be refunded. Then, contact our customer service by phone or email booking@handiscover.com.

Note that it is not worth cancelling a booking ‘too early’. Also, it’s important to not let a key cancellation deadline pass.

Always check your travel insurance to see if/how much can be covered.

Find more info regarding updated host cancellation policies due to covid-19 here.

Do I dare make a booking?

Most of our hosts offer different cancellation policies and rates. This means that you can definitely make a booking for a coming holiday or trip, just make sure that the rate you choose has an appropriate cancellation policy. Indeed, right now, we are seeing some great deals coming through as hotels are, for obvious reasons, a little desperate right now, having faced many cancellations.

For more answers to FAQs please visit this page. 

Further coronavirus info… 

How bad is coronavirus?

COVID-19 an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus is now a pandemic affecting countries globally and the speed at which it is spreading now is concerning.

Just like the flu, this virus has a larger toll on people with underlying health issues and the elderly. Hence, for us as a community and many of us with health issues, we need to be extra careful.

For daily situation reports regarding COVID-19 visit the WHO website.

How does coronavirus spread?

It’s transmitted when a person who is infected coughs or exhales, and small droplets land on objects and surfaces around them. Other people then catch the virus by touching these objects and surfaces, and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.

How can I avoid the virus?

The most important thing you can do is reduce your risk — which is good personal hygiene.

This means regular hand-washing, keeping your distance from other people, avoiding touching your face and avoiding going to crowded places which research shows can significantly help to prevent illness and the spread of infection.

For more COVID-19 advice visit the WHO website.