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All arrangements made between Travelink Group Limited trading as Travelink, Airborne Holidays or Star Tours & Holidays (hereinafter called the Company) and you, the client, are subject to the following conditions.

1. MAKING YOUR BOOKING
1. When making a booking, the first named person on the booking ("the party leader") who must be at least 18 must submit a booking form signed on behalf of all members of the party accepting these booking conditions. The "party leader" is responsible for ensuring that the payment of any sums due in respect of that booking are duly made to the Company.

In order to confirm your chosen holiday, a deposit of 100 per person or such other amount as specified at the time of booking (or full payment if booking within 8 weeks of departure) must be paid at the time of booking. If you wish to purchase the insurance policy we offer, all applicable premiums must also be paid at the time of booking (you must be insured - see clause 12). For some flight inclusive arrangements, the full cost of the flight element must be paid at the time of booking, as well as a deposit for all other arrangements you may wish to also book. For these bookings, you will be advised at the time of booking of all monies due.

All bookings are subject to availability. For all bookings other than telephone bookings (by which we mean you book and pay for your holiday by credit or debit card over the telephone), a binding contract between you and the Company only comes into existence when the Company despatches its written confirmation of the booking to you or your travel agent. For telephone bookings a contract will come into existence when you or your travel agent receives verbal confirmation from the Company over the telephone.

All monies paid to a travel agent in respect of a booking with the Company will be held by the travel agent on the Company's behalf until the monies are paid to the Company or refunded to the client.

2. The Company reserves the right to decline any bookings.

3. The Company is not under any obligation to deliver any tickets, coupons, vouchers or documents until full payment of the booking has been received by the Company. Please check your confirmation invoice and any other documents carefully as soon as you receive them. Contact us immediately if any information which appears on them appears to be incorrect or incomplete as it may not be possible to make changes later. (We regret the Company cannot accept any liability if we are not notified of any inaccuracies in any documents within 5 days of our sending it out).

4. The total cost of any booking must be received by the Company not later than eight weeks prior to the scheduled departure date of the holiday. In the event that payment is not received by the Company by that date, the Company reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled by the client. In this event, the cancellation fees listed below shall apply.

5.This contract and all matters arising out of it shall be governed by English law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. No servant or agent of the Company can vary the conditions of the Company and any such purported variation shall be of no effect unless if has been signed by a director of the Company

2. CANCELLATION BY THE CLIENT
A client who wishes to cancel a booking must notify the Company in writing. The cancellation charges set out below will be payable from the date the Company receives the notification of cancellation. These charges are calculated as a percentage of the total holiday cost excluding insurance premiums and any amendment charges which are non refundable in the event of your cancellation. Please note, the Company and/or our suppliers may impose different cancellation charges from those stated above depending on the particular package in question and/or method of transport and/or type of ticket booked (for example Apex tickets.) These may be higher than those set out above. Where different cancellation charges apply to your chosen arrangements, we will advise you of these at the time of booking".

 


42 days and above - Deposit only
Cancellation Charge deposit only
Prior to 42 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deposit only
41-29 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45%
28-15 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60%
14 days or less . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%

3. CHANGES BY THE CLIENT
Should you wish to make any changes to your booking after it has been confirmed, you must notify us in writing as soon as possible and the Company will endeavour to assist. Where it can, a fee of 30.00 per person (maximum 50 per booking) per occasion an amendment is made will be payable together with any charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers for making the change (where applicable). Please note, for flight inclusive bookings, you must pay the charges levied by the airline concerned. As most airlines do not permit any changes after tickets have been issued (and in some cases where bookings have been confirmed) for any reason, these charges are likely to be the full cost of the flight. The Company reserves the right to treat alterations requested less than 2 months before departure or a change of lead name requested at any time as a cancellation incurring the cancellation charges set out in clause 4 above which must be paid in addition to any charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers for making the change (where applicable). Cancellation charges will not however, be payable where the change requested is to substitute a party member where the original person is prevented from travelling provided we receive not less than 14 days notice. In this situation, the person who is prevented from travelling may transfer their booking to someone else introduced by you without incurring cancellation charges although the amendment fee of 30.00 together with all additional costs incurred by us as a result of the transfer will be payable (including any charges incurred or imposed by any supplier). Where any agreed alteration involves a change in the number of persons booking, the price will be re charged on the basis of the new accommodation/party see. A new confirmation invoice and/or final invoice will be issued.

4. CHANGES AND CANCELLATION BY THE COMPANY
We start planning the holidays we offer many months in advance. Occasionally, we have to make changes to and correct errors in the brochure and other details both before and after bookings have been confirmed and even cancel confirmed bookings. Whilst we always endeavour to avoid changes and cancellations, we must reserve the right to do so. However, we promise we will only cancel your confirmed booking 8 weeks or less before departure where you have failed to comply with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time) or where we are forced to do so as a result of circumstances outside our control/"force majeure" as defined in clause 5. We will not cancel after this date for any other reason.

Most changes are minor. Occasionally, we have to make a "significant change". "Significant changes" include the following changes when made before departure; a change of accommodation to that of a lower official classification or standard for the whole or a major part of the time you are away, a change of accommodation area for the whole or a major part of the time you are away, a change of outward departure time or overall length of time you are away of twelve or more hours, a change of UK departure point to one which is more inconvenient for you, the closure of the only or all advertised swimming pool(s) at your accommodation for an extended period and, in the case of tours, a significant change of itinerary missing out one or more major destination substantially or altogether

If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of the following options:

(a) (for significant changes} accepting the changed arrangements or
(b) purchasing an alternative holiday from us, of a similar standard to that originally booked if available (if the chosen alternative is less expensive then your original one, we will refund the difference but if it is more expensive, we will ask you to pay the difference) or ~
(c) cancelling or accepting the cancellation in which case you will receive a full and quick refund of all monies you have paid to us. Please note, the above options are not available where any change made is a minor one. If we have to make a significant change or cancel 8 weeks of less before departure, we will pay you compensation subject to the following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable and no liability beyond offering the above mentioned choices can be accepted where we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we, could not have avoided even with all due care.
No compensation will be payable if we cancel as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time).

In all cases our liability for significant changes and cancellations is limited to offering you the above mentioned options and, where applicable, compensation payments. We regret we cannot pay any expenses, costs or losses incurred by you as a result of any change or cancellation. No compensation is payable for minor changes or where we make a significant change or cancel more than 8 weeks before departure.

Very rarely, we may be forced by "force majeure" (see clause 5) to change or terminate your holiday after departure but before the scheduled end of your time away. This is extremely unlikely but if this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers), pay you any compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result.

Period before departure, a significant
change or cancellation is notified to
you or your travel agent.
Compensation per person (excluding infants)

More than 56 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . Nil

56-29 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00

28-14 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00

13 days-departure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.00

 

5. IMPORTANT NOTE - FORCE MAJEURE
Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation when the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by "force majeure". In these Booking Conditions, "force majeure" means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control.

6. THE COST OF YOUR HOLIDAY
The prices set out in our brochures were calculated on the date specified in the relevant brochure on the basis of known costs and exchange rates then prevailing as set out in The Financial Times' "Guide to World Currencies" and which appear in the relevant brochure. The Company reserves the right to increase or decrease the price of unsold holidays and travel arrangements at any time. You will be given the correct current price at the time of booking.

Once the price of your chosen holiday has been confirmed at the time of booking then, subject to the correction of errors, we will only increase the price in the following circumstances. Price increases after booking will be passed on by way of a surcharge. A surcharge will be payable if transportation costs increase (e.g. fuel, scheduled airfares and any other airline surcharges which are part of the contract between airlines (and their agents) and the tour operator/organiser increase) or exchange rates suffer adverse fluctuations or dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports increase. Even in these cases, the Company will absorb increased costs up to a total amount equivalent to 2% of the holiday price excluding insurance premiums and any amendment charges. Only amounts in excess of this 2% will be surcharged but where a surcharge is payable there will be an administration charge of 0.50 per person together with an amount to cover Agents' commission. If this means paying more than 10% on the holiday price, (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment charges) the client will be entitled to cancel his holiday with a full refund of all monies paid to us except for my premium paid for holiday insurance and amendment charges. Should the client decide to cancel because of this, the client must exercise his right to do so within 14 days of the issue date printed on the invoice. No surcharges will be applied within 30 days of departure. Any surcharge is payable by the client with the balance of the holiday cost or within 14 days of despatch of an invoice from the Company for that sum if levied after the final balance falls due whichever is the later.

We reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices. We will do so as soon as we become aware of the error. Please note, changes and errors occasionally occur. You must check the price of your chosen holiday at the time of booking.

7. CONDITIONS OF SUPPLIERS
The provision of transport accommodation and other services is subject to the conditions of the relevant carrier/supplier some of which may limit or exclude their liability to you often in accordance with international conventions (please see clause 8(3) below). Copies of these conditions are available on request.

8. THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY TO YOU
(1) We promise to make sure that all parts of the holiday we have agreed to arrange, perform or provide as part of our contract with you are performed or provided with reasonable skill and care. We will accept responsibility if any death, personal injury, failure or deficiency of your holiday arrangements is caused by any fault of ours, or our agents or suppliers. When we talk about "fault" above, this means failure by ourselves or our agents or suppliers (as applicable) to use reasonable skill and care in performing or providing the service in question. Please note it is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim.

We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (for example loss of enjoyment), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever which results from any of the following: -

(a) the fault of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party or

(b) the fault of a third party not connected with the provision of your holiday which we could not have predicted or avoided or

(c) an event or circumstance which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not have predicted or avoided even after taking all reasonable care (see clause 5)

(d) the fault of anyone who is not carrying out work for us (generally or in particular) at the time.

In addition, we will not be responsible where you do not enjoy your holiday or suffer any problems because of a reason you did not tell us about when you booked your holiday or where any problems you suffer did not result from any breach of our contract or other fault of ourselves or, where we were responsible for them, our suppliers or agents or where any losses, expenses, costs or other sum you have suffered relate to any business.

Please note, we cannot accept responsibility for any services which do not form part of our contract. This includes, for example, any additional services or facilities which your hotel or any other supplier agrees to provide for you where the services or facilities are not advertised in our brochure and we have not agreed to arrange them.

(2) The promises we make to you about the services we have agreed to provide or arrange as part of our contract - and the laws and regulations of the country in which your claim or complaint occurred - will be used as the basis for deciding whether the services in question had been properly provided. If the particular services which gave rise to the claim or complaint complied with local laws and regulations applicable to those services at the time, the services will be treated as having been properly provided. This will be the case even if the services did not comply with the laws and regulations of the UK which would have applied had those services been provided in the UK. The exception to this is where the claim or complaint concerns the absence of a safety feature which might lead a reasonable holiday maker to refuse to take the holiday in question.

(3) Where any claim or part of a claim concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea, rail or road carrier or any stay in a hotel, the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you will be limited. The most we will have to pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if we are found liable to you on any basis is the most the carrier or hotel keeper concerned would have to pay under the international convention which applies to the travel arrangements or hotel stay in question (for example, the Warsaw Convention as amended for international travel by air and/or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EU Regulation on Air Carrier Liability for national and international travel by air, the Athens convention for international travel by sea). When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim in question.

(4) You must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require. If asked to do so, you must transfer to us or our insurers any rights you have against the supplier or whoever else is responsible for your claim or complaint (if the person concerned is under 18, their parent or guardian must do so). You must also agree to cooperate fully with us and our insurers if we or our insurers want to enforce any rights which are transferred.

(5) It is a condition of our acceptance of liability as set out in this clause that you notify the Company and the supplier in question of any claim you and/or any member(s) of your party has in accordance with clause 11 "Complaints and problems".

9. BEHAVIOUR
When you book with the Company, you accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or loss must be paid direct at the time to the accommodation owner or manager or other supplier. If you fail to do so, you will be responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made against the Company (together with our own and the other party's full legal costs) as a result of your actions

The Company reserves the right in its absolute discretion at all times to cancel or terminate holiday arrangements or require any person to withdraw from a holiday if in our reasonable opinion, or in the reasonable opinion of any other person in authority, you or any member of your party behaves in such a way as to cause or be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to any third party or any damage to property. In these circumstances, no refunds will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination. We will have no further responsibility toward such person(s) including any return travel arrangements. The Company shall in addition be entitled to impose cancellation fees. 10. UNUSED SERVICES OR ACCOMMODATION No refund or compensation will be made or given for any unused accommodation or any unused services or feature of the holiday, nor will such accommodation, services or feature be exchangeable for other accommodation services or features or be transferable to other persons.

10. UNUSED SERVICES OR ACCOMMODATION
No refund or compensation will be made or given for any unused accommodation or any unused services or feature of the holiday, nor will such accommodation, services or feature be exchangeable for other accommodation services or features or be transferable to other persons.

11. COMPLAINTS AND PROBLEMS
Any complaint concerning the services we provide must be reported to our local representative (or if there is no local representative to the Company direct) and the supplier of the service(s) in question immediately. Clients must in addition set out any complaint in writing to the Company within 28 days of their return from holiday. No liability will be accepted by the Company for any complaint not so reported. Disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contract which cannot be amicably settled may be referred to arbitration if you so wish under a special scheme arranged by the Association of British Travel Agents and administered independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website (www.abta.com). This scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than 5,000 per person. There is also a limit of 15,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The Scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of 1000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration and statement of claim must be received by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators within 9 months of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if the Company agrees, although the ABTA Code does not require such agreement.

12. INSURANCE
It is a condition of this agreement that you take out suitable insurance. Details of the policy the Company offers are available on request. If you decide not to take the insurance we offer, you must take out another suitable insurance policy which provides comparable or greater cover than that offered by the Company. Unless you include full details of on alternative policy on your booking form, the appropriate insurance premium(s) for the insurance offered by the Company will automatically be added to the price payable by you. Insurance cover will however only be effective once the Company receives payment of all applicable premiums.

Please read your policy details carefully. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is adequate for your particular needs. We do not check alternative insurance policies.

13. FLIGHTS
The Company may not be in a position to confirm the airline(s), aircraft type(s) and airport(s) of destinations which will be used for your holiday arrangements at the time of booking. Where this information is provided, any subsequent amendment will not be a "significant change' entitling you to cancel or transfer to another holiday without paying our normal charges. The flight timings given on booking are for general guidance only and are subject to change. The latest timings will be shown on your confirmation invoice. However, the actual flight times will be those shown on your tickets which will be despatched to you approximately two weeks before departure. You must accordingly check your tickets very carefully immediately on receipt to ensure you have the correct flight times. It is possible that flight times may have changed even after tickets have been despatched we will contact you as soon as possible if this occurs.

14. SPECIAL REQUESTS
If you have any special requests, you must ensure they are advised to the Company or your travel agent at the time of booking and clearly noted on your booking form. Whilst the Company will endeavour to pass any such requests to the supplier(s) concerned, the Company cannot guarantee that any requests will be met and failure to do so will not be a breach of contract on the Company's part.

15. GROUPS
Our tours assume a minimum of 16 people (unless specified otherwise) and if less, or because of local prevailing conditions, e.g. Jewish Festivals, itineraries may be withdrawn or subject to amendment. A supplement will apply if a group size falls below the specified minimum required.

16. FINANCIAL SECURITY
We are a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA number V7117). We also hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 1886.)This means the air holidays in this brochure are ATOL protected. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not left stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk If your holiday does not include flights, ABTA will financially protect your holiday in the same way.

17. PRICES AND BROCHURE ACCURACY
Please note, the information and prices shown in our brochure, adverts and website and may have changed by the time you come to book your holiday. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the brochure and prices at the time of printing, regrettably errors do occasionally occur. You must therefore ensure you check all details of your chosen holiday (including the price) with us or your travel agent at the time of booking.

This web site / brochure is our sole responsibility. It is not issued on behalf of and does not commit any independent organisation/carriers whose services are featured in it.

18. DELAY
We regret we are not in a position to offer you any assistance in the event of delay at your outward or homeward point of departure. Any airline concerned may however provide refreshments etc.

19. SAFETY STANDARDS
Please note, it is the requirements and standards of the country in which any services which make up your holiday are provided which apply to those services and not those of the UK. As a general rule, these requirements and standards will not be the same as the UK and may sometimes be lower.

20. PASSPORTS, VISAS AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
The passport, visa and health requirements applicable at the time of printing to British citizens for the holidays we offer are available on request. A full British passport presently takes approximately 5 weeks to obtain. Requirements may change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure. Information on health is contained in the Department of Health leaflet T6 (Health Advice for Travellers) available from your local Department of Health office and most Post Offices. For European holidays you should obtain a completed and issued form E111 (details in leaflet T6 referred to above) prior to departure.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation. If you or any member of your party is not a British citizen or holds a non British passport, you must check passport and visa requirements with the Embassy or Consulate of the country(ies) to or through which you are intending to travel. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results to fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly.

21. CONSUMER PROTECTION
The air holidays and flights on this web site are ATOL Protected, since we hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 1886. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.

 

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October 1999 BOOKING CONDITIONS

 

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