It’s not uncommon for guests to be disappointed by bad weather. A wet day could ruin guests’ plans completely, but usually, it’s just something they have to suck up and deal with.
One island in Italy, however, is taking a different approach, offering a refund for visitors when it rains.
As reported in the New York Times, hotels on the island of Elba off the coast of Tuscany have started offering tourists refunds when the weather turns bad.
It’s part of the ‘Elba No Rain’ initiative, where guests will receive a refund for a night’s stay if it rains for more than two hours on any given day.
Furthermore, if it rains every day for more than two hours at a time, then the entire stay will be free.
Since the initiative’s launch, there have been no payouts. This is unsurprising considering the island averages just 7 days a month where precipitation levels are higher than 1mm.