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Weatherbill arrange holiday refund weather cover for Priceline.com

News 2nd June 2008

Weatherbill, the online service offering weather protection to businesses, has arranged a novel deal for Priceline.com Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN), a leading online travel agent. Priceline are offering a new holiday package called Sunshine Guaranteed to over 100 destinations in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Europe. The deal, being run as a limited time promotion, […]

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Wintry weather in U.S. increases interest in snowfall derivatives

News 3rd February 2011

It’s two years since the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) launched its snowfall derivative contracts giving market participants a way to hedge the risks of there being too much snowfall and that impacting their business and profits. The snowfall contracts have been gaining traction and increasing interest especially since the recent snow storms have struck the […]

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Now whole countries can guarantee the weather…

News 6th May 2009

…Although it helps when you’re only 165 square miles in area. The Barbados Tourism Authority has become the latest travel related organisation to utilise Weatherbill’s coverage to offer a weather guarantee to holiday makers and visitors to their island. As with all of these deals the idea is to stimulate bookings by attracting people to […]

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Weatherbill guarantees the sunshine in Victoria, BC

News 24th March 2009

Weatherbill have announced another of their Sunshine Guaranteed weather refund promotion deals. The latest deal is with the destination marketing organisation for Victoria, British Columbia; Tourism Victoria. The deal offers customers who book a vacation through Tourism Victoria for travel during April a $500 cash-back refund should they experience more than 1.25cm of rain in […]

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Weatherbill says take a RainCheck to holiday makers

News 14th November 2008

Weatherbill have struck a deal with another holiday company to provide weather insurance to their customers. Sunquest Vacations, a Canadian travel company, are offering a policy called RainCheck which acts as a rainfall protection guarantee by offering another trip to travelers with the policy who experience rainfall of half an inch for half the days […]

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Weatherproof your purchases

News 29th July 2008

The Weatherproof Garment Co. has an innovative initiative to encourage people to buy their clothing this year. The campaign dubed ‘If It’s Freezing, It’s Free’ offers shoppers who buy one of its women’s jackets in the first week of November a complete refund if the temperature in Manhattan’s Central Park on Thanksgiving Day morning is […]

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Guaranteeing the weather at Wimbledon

News 6th July 2008

Guaranteeing the weather at tennis tournament Wimbledon in the UK may seem an impossible feat given the usual fortunes of the spectators. The last week of June in the UK is notorious for rain (given the fact that both Wimbledon and the Glastonbury festival occur at that time). This year of course the spectators have […]

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Weatherbill says ‘Let it Snow’ and moves into Canada

News 23rd June 2008

Weatherbill have provided the cover for another innovative travel scheme similar to their deal with Priceline. They’ve entered into an agreement with itravel2000.com, Canada’s largest online travel retailer, to provide coverage for their promotion, “Let it Snow”. WeatherBill will provide up to $100m CDN in snow coverage. The deal involves itravel2000 customers receiving a refund […]

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Weatherbill looking to target more travel companies

News 20th June 2008

According to the publication Travel Weekly (article here), Weatherbill are looking to target UK travel companies in an attempt to capitalise on their recent deal with Priceline.com. Good move by Weatherbill. The UK travel industry (particularly tour operators) do not use alternative methods to hedge against weather either for their customers or their own bottom […]

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