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Our Services Are Free, But How Can That Be?

March 06, 2023  · 
Our Services Are Free, But How Can That Be?

Oxford Ski Company clients benefit from all of our added service, experience and expertise, but at no extra cost than going direct. We’re here to dispel any myths and explain just how this works, for those who want to know. 

When booking travel arrangements with the team here at Oxford Ski Company, many clients may wonder how we’re compensated for our services and how this makes us the same price as going direct to the operator or hotel. It’s a common misconception that clients will have to pay extra for a travel agent's services such as us, but this is simply not necessarily the case.

So how exactly do we pay the bills? Well, put simply, we earn commission on bookings. Essentially, owners, operators and hotels pay travel agents such as ourselves a percentage of the total booking value for any reservations we make as a result of your booking. This commission is built into the price that clients pay for their travel arrangements and is not an additional fee. In other words, the price that clients pay for their travel arrangements is the same whether they book directly or through a travel agent. It really is as simple as that. Meaning any option and price available directly is also available through us. These relationships have been built over our 20 years plus in the industry and as such are built on trust, respect and honesty.

Of course, the benefits of engaging with a travel agent such as Oxford Ski Company are clear – one call or email to us and you have access to all the finest properties across the alps, as we have access to over 750 chalets and over 150 hotels. Imagine trying to narrow down that list yourself, it simply isn’t possible. This is why we are so diligent in building our expert team who bring their own personal experience from working in The Alps and are regularly travelling to The Alps to see properties, ensuring they meet the high standards we demand and which you rightly expect, whilst also maintaining the strong relationships we have with our partner network.

With the added benefit of our in-house Experience Team, you couldn’t be in better hands. Our added value services in arranging your transfers, ski school lessons and advising on everything from restaurants to packing lists are not to be brushed off. All the members of the team really are here to ensure your holiday goes off as smoothly as possible – put your plans in our hands and you’ll soon see why so many of our clients come back time after time, year after year.

So when we say we’re the same price as going direct, hopefully you can now see how, but can also see why going through us rather than direct brings a host of benefits, from identifying the perfect property, to getting you onto the slopes.

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What makes us different?


We have been designing and delivering luxury ski holidays for 25 years. Our experience in the industry is unparalleled. You can trust us to create the perfect trip for you and your family.


Our team live and breathe skiing and are passionate about the destinations we sell. We work with only the best chalet and hotel providers. All are regularly inspected to ensure our exacting standards are met.


Each Oxford Ski Company booking includes our complimentary pre-arrival concierge service. Your specialist will help arrange the all-important finer details that are part of planning the perfect ski holiday.


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