Currency Adjustment Page


Dear Guest,

currency adjustment pageThe shifts in exchange rates affect you because you are traveling to Europe and the shifts also affect Doorways because we collect payment from you in dollars and in most cases pay owners in Euro. To protect our company from losses due to fluctuating currency, we set a range when establishing our prices for the year. If the dollar strengthens outside this range, we give money back to you, and if the dollar weakens, we have to collect additional funds. In most cases, though, the dollar stays within the safe range and then your price does not change.

$1.3436 = €1.0

$1.6984   = £1.0

US MARKET - 07/30/2014 08:06 AM

The U.S. dollar was firm and up for the challenges ahead of it today in key second quarter growth numbers and the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting. America’s buck briefly moved below $1.34 against the euro, marking an 8 ½ month best, and neared six-month peaks overall. The dollar has thrown the caution that ordinarily accompanies big events, such as a Fed announcement and top-tier U.S. data, to the wind, helped by news Tuesday that U.S. consumers were the most confident in nearly seven years in July. With the U.S. economy showing mounting signs of improvement the next step is for the Fed to acknowledge it. That could happen as soon today should the Fed drop more hints that a policy switch to higher lending rates may be drawing closer. Another missing ingredient to a lasting dollar rally is a move higher in U.S. Treasury yields. Hawkish hints from the Fed would help justify the greenback’s upswing and keep it pointing upward. A fresh round of Western sanctions against Russia added to the euro’s misery, keeping it biased downward. Broad USD strength helped it to six-week peaks versus peers from Japan, Britain and Canada. Today’s report on U.S. Q2 GDP comes due at 8:30 a.m. ET, followed by the Fed decision at 2 p.m. ET

For customers traveling in 2014: "Prices are subject to shifts in currency exchange rates and will be adjusted up or down at the time of payment only if the rate falls outside of the ranges: 1.0-1.4 dollar/Euro or 1.4-2.0 dollar/£. When adjustments are necessary, we will use the currency we use to pay the owner and calculate it from the exchange rate received on the actual transfer."

In 2000 and in 2001 Doorways gave a refund to guests after they paid their final bill. Everyone was very happy then! For the beginning of 2008, we had to collect extra money but for the past couple of years, there has been no adjustment either way. Customers renting properties for 2014 for which the owners are paid in Euros may be charged a currency adjustment on the unpaid balance, according to the value of the dollar versus the Euro at the time of the final bill; the adjustment could be up or down. Should you want to protect yourself against decline of the dollar, you can pay your final bill early or be sure to book a villa with a guaranteed US dollar rate.We are infinitely grateful for your cooperation. And here's hoping that the dollar strengthens in time for your trip!

Kit Burns, President
Doorways Villa Vacations


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