Booking Conditions for My Tailor-Made Holiday trading as My America Holiday
These Booking Conditions and the information detailed in our ‘Before You Travel – Important Information’ will form the basis of your agreement with My Tailor-Made Holiday, Third Floor, Northside House, 69 Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3WA, trading as My America Holiday. Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. By asking us to confirm you’re booking, we are entitled to assume that you have had the opportunity to read and have read these booking conditions and agree to them. Except where otherwise stated, these booking conditions only apply to holiday arrangements which you book with us in the UK and which we agree to make, provide or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. All references in these booking conditions to “holiday”, “booking”, “contract”, “package”, “tour” or “arrangements” mean such holiday arrangements unless otherwise stated. In these booking conditions, “you” and “your” means all persons named on the booking (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later date) or any of them, as the context requires. “We”, “us” and “our” means My Tailor-Made Holiday trading as My America Holiday.
We are a Member of ABTA, membership number V000X. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means of registering your complaint with us; it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved.
WE PROVIDE FULL FINANCIAL PROTECTION FOR OUR PACKAGE HOLIDAYS
We hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 2853). When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday* from us, you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit, you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent or your credit card issuer where applicable. You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.
*The flights and flight- inclusive holidays we arrange are ATOL protected providing they are made available in the UK. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.
If you book a flight with us and on the same day, the day before or day after, you also book your accommodation and/or car hire with us, a Flight-Plus will be created of which we will be the arranger. Your Flight-Plus includes, as applicable, the flight(s), accommodation, car hire and any other tourist services (providing these form a significant part of the arrangements) which are booked through us within this period of time. Your Flight-Plus will be financially protected by our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL No. 2853) and by the ATOL scheme as set out above.
We are a member of ABTA (ABTA number V000X). If your holiday does not include flights, ABTA will financially protect your holiday by ensuring you receive a refund or, if your arrangements include return travel to the UK (other than flights) you are returned to the UK in the event that your holiday cannot be provided as a result of our insolvency. Please go to www.abta.com for a copy of the guide to ABTA’s scheme of Financial Protection.
When a booking is made, the ‘lead name’ on the holiday booking guarantees that he or she has the authority and does accept on behalf of all persons named on the booking and by their parent or guardian for all party members who are under 18, the terms of these booking conditions.
Subject to the availability of your chosen arrangements, we will confirm your holiday by issuing a confirmation invoice. This invoice will be sent to the lead name on the booking. Please check this invoice carefully as soon as you receive it. Contact us immediately if any information which appears on the confirmation or any other document appears to be incorrect or incomplete as it may not be possible to make changes later. We regret we cannot accept any liability if we are not notified of any inaccuracies (for which we are responsible) in any document within ten days of our sending it out (five days for tickets). We will do our best to rectify any mistake notified to us outside these time limits but you must meet any costs involved in doing so.
A binding contract between us comes into existence when we despatch our confirmation invoice to the lead name on the booking. We both agree that English Law (and no other) will apply to your contract and to any dispute, claim or other matter of any description which arises between us (“claim”) (except as set out below). We both also agree that any claim (and whether or not involving any personal injury) must be dealt with under the ABTA arbitration scheme (if the scheme is available for the claim in question and you wish to use it – see clause 13) or by the Courts of England and Wales only unless, in the case of Court proceedings, you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. In this case, proceedings must either be brought in the Courts of your home country or those of England and Wales. If proceedings are brought in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you may choose to have your contract and claim governed by the law of Scotland/Northern Ireland as applicable (but if you do not so choose, English law will apply).
BOOKINGS / PAYMENTS
In order to confirm a booking a deposit of £200 per person or such other amount as notified to you (or full payment if booking within 71 days of departure) is required at the time of booking. The required deposit may vary given the type of service being booked and will be advised at the time of booking. The cancellation charges which apply may also vary depending on the arrangements you have booked (see ‘Cancellations/Refunds/Changes’ below).
Some airlines or fare types require tickets to be issued at the time of booking, in which case the deposit will be at least the full cost of the ticket which is non-refundable. Some hoteliers require full payment of accommodation costs and it may not be possible to amend or cancel these arrangements after they have been confirmed. In some cases it may not be possible to offer refunds for air tickets or accommodation costs which could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements. For reservations made within 71 days prior to day of departure, full payment is due at time of booking.
Final payment of the balance of the holiday cost must be received by us 71 days prior to day of departure. Reminders are not sent. In default of payment by due date we reserve the right to treat your holiday as cancelled. In this case we will be entitled to keep all deposits paid or due at that date. If we do not cancel straight away because you have promised to make payment, you must pay the cancellation charges shown in ‘Cancellations/Refunds/Changes’ below depending on the date we reasonably treat your booking as cancelled.
The total package price will be determined only after all specific items are selected and will be communicated to you prior to confirmation of the reservation. Selected items will be detailed on your confirmation invoice. We reserve the right to re-invoice your reservation should any error or omission be made in computing the total cost of all components/travel arrangements required.
ELECTRONIC CONFIRMATION INVOICES & ELECTRONIC TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
Confirmation Invoices and Travel Documents will be sent electronically using the email address provided by you at the time of booking. We will assume that your email address is correct, please notify us immediately if there are any changes. Confirmations are issued when all components of your booking are confirmed and you will also receive detailed Travel Documents approximately 21 days before your date of travel. Electronic Confirmations and Travel Documents may be sent from a different email address therefore you must check your email account (including your spam filters). If you do not receive your Confirmation or Travel Documents, please call our Customer Support Team on 020 8290 9751 immediately.
We consider adequate travel insurance to be essential. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is suitable and adequate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on holiday. We do not sell or check travel insurance policies.
Infants under the age of 2 years on the date of outbound travel pay a reduced cost (on Economy flights) as long as they sit on an adult’s lap. Please note infants DO NOT have a separate baggage allowance. We are unable to process requests for infant carry cots and infant seats which attach to the carry cot position. These infant facilities are never guaranteed and must always be arranged by you direct with the airline concerned. Any charge for the cot in the hotel room and for infant food has to be paid by the guest directly to the hotel. Cots and appropriate food cannot be guaranteed by us.
You must request any changes you require in writing as soon as possible. We cannot guarantee that such requests will be met. Where we can meet requests, an amendment fee of £50 per person, will be payable along with any additional costs imposed by any of our suppliers. Name changes are not permitted at any time. Changes requested within 71 days of departure, may be treated as a cancellation and rebooking and the cancellation charges below apply.
Should you wish to cancel your holiday once it has been confirmed, the lead name must advise us in writing immediately. Your notice of cancellation will take effect when it is received by us. As we incur costs from the time we confirm your booking the following cancellation charges will be payable. The percentage cancellation charge detailed is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding amendment charges. Amendment charges are not refundable in the event of the person(s) to whom they apply cancelling.
Period before departure within which written notification of cancellation is received by us
Cancellation charge per person cancelling
71 days and over
14 days and after
Some airlines, fare types, hoteliers, or other suppliers require full payment at the time of booking and it may not be possible to amend or cancel these arrangements after they have been confirmed. In such cases the cancellation charges that apply to your booking may be different to those stated above. You will be informed of any such different cancellation charges which may apply at the time of booking.
It is not possible to make refunds after departure from the UK for any services not used or partially unused. In certain cases the price of your holiday is calculated by reference to the number of occupants of a room. If one of these occupants cancels, not only will there be a cancellation charge, but also the remaining members of your party may have to pay an additional sum. Any name changes will be regarded as a cancellation and rebooking.
CHANGES AND CANCELLATION BY THE COMPANY
We reserve the right to make changes to and correct errors, in holiday details both before and after bookings have been confirmed. We also reserve the right to cancel confirmed bookings. However, we will only cancel your confirmed booking 10 weeks or less before departure where you have failed to make full payment on time or as a result of circumstances outside our control/“force majeure” as defined below.
Most changes are minor but occasionally, we may have to make a “significant change”. Examples of “significant changes” include the following when made before departure; a change of accommodation area for the whole or a major part of your holiday, a change of accommodation to that of a lower official classification for the whole or a major part of your holiday, a change of UK departure point to one which is less convenient for you, a change of outward departure time or overall length of your holiday of twelve or more hours, the closure of the only or all advertised swimming pool(s) at your accommodation for an extended period. If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible and if there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of the following options:
a. accepting the changed arrangements, or
b. purchasing alternative arrangements from us, of a similar standard to those originally booked if available (if the chosen alternative is less expensive than 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 refund of all monies you have paid to us.
If we have to make a significant change or cancel [10 weeks or less before departure], subject to the exceptions below, we will pay you the following compensation:
PERIOD BEFORE DEPARTURE A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE OR CANCELLATION IS NOTIFIED TO YOU
COMPENSATION PER PERSON (EXCLUDING INFANTS)
71 days or over
We will not pay you compensation where we make a significant change or cancel more than 10 weeks before departure or in the event that 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. These include unavoidable technical problems with transport, changes imposed by rescheduling or cancellation of flights by the airline or main charterer. We regret we cannot pay any expenses, costs or losses incurred by you as a result of any change or cancellation. 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) or where a change is a minor one.
Very rarely, we may be forced by “force majeure” (see below) to change or terminate your arrangements after departure. If this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any from our suppliers), pay you compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result.
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, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control. Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our agreement with you is prevented or affected by, or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss (as more fully described in the clause entitled ‘Liability’ below) as a result of force majeure.
Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of your package holiday provided by us. For any excursions or other tours that you book, your contract will be with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator.
COMPLAINTS AND PROBLEMS
In the unlikely event that you have any reason to complain or experience any problems with your holiday arrangements whilst away, it is essential to take up the matter locally with our supplier and contact our 24 hours USA Helpdesk on 1-414 934 1505. Please note we will not reimburse any mobile phone charges to our Helpdesk. Most problems or complaints can be resolved while you are away. Until we know about a complaint or problem, we cannot begin to resolve it. Most problems can be dealt with quickly. If you remain dissatisfied, you must write to us within 28 days of your return to the UK giving full details of your complaint. You can submit correspondence via Royal Mail or email us at email@example.com. We regret we cannot accept liability for any complaints or claims which do not involve death, personal injury or illness, if you fail to notify the complaint or claim in accordance with this clause.
Disputes arising out of, or in connection with your booking which cannot be amicably settled may be referred to arbitration if you so wish under a special scheme arranged by ABTA Ltd and administered independently. 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). The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking. 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 £1,500 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. Your application for arbitration and other required documents must be received by ABTA within 18 months of your return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the scheme may still be available if we agree, although the ABTA Code does not require such agreement. For injury and illness claims, you can request the ABTA mediation procedure and we have the option to agree to this. Where we act as agent, please bear in mind that your contract is with the supplier of the arrangements concerned. Unless the supplier is also a member of ABTA, only disputes relating to our actions as agent can be dealt with by the arbitration scheme or mediation procedure and not complaints about the arrangements themselves or the acts / omissions of the supplier.
If you book a package holiday with us we will accept responsibility for the package holiday in accordance with clause ‘Liability (1)’ below of these Booking Conditions as an “organiser” under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.
A “package holiday” is a combination of at least two out of the following:
(b) accommodation; or
(c) other tourist services not ancillary to any transport or accommodation and forming a significant part of the arrangements, where the arrangements making up this combination are booked through us at the same time at an inclusive price and which last at least 24 hours or include overnight accommodation.
If your arrangements do not constitute a package then clause ‘Liability (1)’ below will not apply and our obligations to you will consist of using reasonable skill and care in making your booking and arranging your chosen services, as well as using reasonable skill and care in choosing the suppliers concerned.
(1) If your arrangements constitute a package holiday we promise to make sure that the package holiday arrangements we have agreed to make, perform or provide as applicable as part of our contract with you are made, performed or provided with reasonable skill and care. This means that, subject to these booking conditions, we will accept responsibility if, for example, you suffer death or personal injury or your contracted holiday arrangements are not provided as promised or prove deficient as a result of the failure of ourselves, our employees, agents or suppliers to use reasonable skill and care in making, performing or providing, as applicable, your contracted holiday arrangements. Please note, it is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim against us. In addition, we will only be responsible for what our employees, agents and suppliers do or do not do if they were at the time acting within the course of their employment (for employees) or carrying out work we had asked them to do (for agents and suppliers).
(2) 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: -
the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party or
the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party not connected with the provision of your holiday and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable or
'force majeure' as defined above
(3) 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 by us and we have not agreed to arrange them as part of our contract and any excursion you purchase in resort. Please also see clause “Excursions”. In addition, regardless of any wording used by us on our website, in any advertising material or elsewhere, we only promise to use reasonable skill and care as set out above and we do not have any greater or different liability to you.
(4) 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. Please note, however, our obligation is to exercise reasonable skill and care as referred to in clause ‘Liability (1)’. We do not make any representation or commitment that all services will comply with applicable local laws and regulations and failure to comply does not automatically mean we have not exercised reasonable skill and care.
(5) As set out in these booking conditions, we limit the maximum amount we may have to pay you for any claims you may make against us.
Where we are found liable for loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions (including money), the maximum amount we will have to pay you is £100 per person affected unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under this clause or clause ‘Liability (6)’ below. You must ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect your personal belongings.
For all other claims which do not involve death or personal injury, if we are found liable to you on any basis the maximum amount we will have to pay you is twice the price (excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under clause ‘Liability (6)’ below. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your holiday.
(6) Where any claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and/or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea or rail carrier to which any international convention or EU regulation applies, our liability (including the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you, the types of claim and the circumstances in which compensation will be payable) will be limited as if we were the carrier in question as referred to below. 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 concerned would have to pay you under the international convention or regulation which applies to the travel arrangements in question (for example, the Warsaw Convention as amended or un-amended and the Montreal Convention for international travel by air and/or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EC Regulation on Air Carrier Liability No 889/2002 for national and international travel by air, the Athens Convention for international travel by sea (as amended by the 2002 protocol where applicable) and COTIF, the Convention on International Travel by Rail). Where a carrier would not be obliged to make any payment to you under the applicable international convention or regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the carrier for the claim in question. Copies of the applicable international conventions and regulations are available from us on request.
(7) Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, expense or other sum(s) of any description (1) which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you or (2) which did not result from any breach of contract or other fault by ourselves or our employees or, where we are responsible for them, our suppliers. Additionally we cannot accept liability for any business losses including self employed loss of earnings.
All prices quoted are calculated on rates of exchange as known at the time of booking. Prices can go up or down at any time. Before you make a booking you will be given the up to date price of your chosen holiday, including cost of any supplements, fuel surcharges, upgrades or additional facilities which you have requested. Due to the volatility of the supplier’s prices, quotes given can only be regarded as an indication and we can only confirm the price once a booking has been made.
In respect of packages holidays, changes in fees (including transportation costs, fuel costs, taxes, fees such as landing taxes or embarkation/disembarkation fees at airports and exchange rates) and services mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked your holiday. However, there will be no change to the cost of your holiday within 30 days of departure. In relation to package holidays, we will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase equivalent up to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. You will be charged for the amount over and above that. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your travel arrangements (excluding amendments charges), you will have the option of accepting a change to another holiday if we are able to offer one (if this is of equivalent or higher quality, you will not have to pay more but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of monies paid, except for any amendment charges and cancellation charges already incurred. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your revised invoice. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. The price of your travel arrangements was calculated using the rate of exchange applicable to the purchase of foreign currency which is used to pay for these supplies. For arrangements which are not Packages, we reserve the right to pass on any cost increases to you in full.
BEFORE YOU TRAVEL – IMPORTANT INFORMATION
If you experience any problems with your holiday arrangements whilst away, please contact your hotelier/supplier to resolve the issue locally or contact our 24 hour USA based Helpdesk on 1-414 934 1505 Please note we will not reimburse any call charges to our helpdesk service which have been made from a mobile telephone.
BARBADOS REGULATIONS RE CAMOUFLAGE AND/OR MILITARY CLOTHING
Important Notice: The wearing of camouflage and/or military apparel is illegal in Barbados. Clothing of this nature will be confiscated and legal proceedings may arise.
The captain of any aircraft has absolute authority over the aircraft and passengers whilst boarding or in flight. The Captain or other authorized airline representatives can refuse to carry anyone if they are deemed unruly, unfit to travel or are a danger to the flight or other passengers. If you are refused carriage in these circumstances your holiday contract will terminate immediately. We will have no further responsibility or liability to you. When you book a holiday with us you accept responsibility for the proper conduct for yourself and your party whilst on holiday. If your actions or those of a member of your party cause damage to the accommodation in which you’re staying, or cause delay or diversion to any flight or other means of transportation, you agree to fully indemnify (i.e. compensate or reimburse) us against any claim (including legal costs) made against us by or on behalf of the owners of such accommodation or the operator of such flights or transportation. Most people go on holiday for rest and relaxation, so if in our reasonable opinion or in the opinion of any airline pilot, hotel manager, or other person of authority, your behaviour is causing danger, damage to property or affecting the enjoyment of others, we reserve the right to terminate your holiday. Should this happen we will not be liable for any refund, compensation or any other costs you may have to pay.
Prices, special offers and the hotel and general information are accurate at that time they were input on the website however they may have changed since then. We do check the information regularly and we will endeavour to tell you of any known changes or errors when you book. If you already have a booking we will advise you of any significant changes as soon as we can. Special offers may be limited, and subject to availability, and in some cases restrictions or conditions of eligibility may apply. As we do not control the supply of special/free offers they can be withdrawn at any time, so please ask for verification of an advertised offer at the time of booking. In addition, there may be some special offers such as a car rental upgrade , airport lounges passes or early booking offers which may apply to your holiday, however to take advantage of the offer you need to let our Reservations Team know at the point of booking as they cannot be added once the booking has been confirmed.
Your rental cost includes:
Although your car hire agreement includes Third Party Liability Protection of up to $1,000,000 and Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) protection with a combined single limit of $100,000, it is vital that you have adequate cover to protect yourself against financial risk in the event of total loss of the vehicle, damage or accidents, especially as some US drivers carry little or no insurance. If you pre-purchase one of our inclusive car packages these risks are covered, however if you decide not to pre-purchase one of these packages, extra charges may be payable upon arrival.
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) – Protects you against damage to the car (including theft and vandalism, regardless of who is at fault). Without CDW, you would be personally responsible for any damage, up to the full value of your Alamo vehicle (Not FREE cars).
Local Fees and Taxes – Included in pre-paid rates (Not FREE cars).
Roadside Assistance – Included 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Your rental cost does not include:
Additional Drivers – Unless opting for Alamo Gold, additional drivers will be charged a daily fee on collection of the vehicle. All drivers must be 21 or over and carry a full driver’s license.
Underage Drivers – Drivers under 25 incur an additional fee, which has not been included in our prices.
Infant & Child Seats – Children up to five years old are required by law to be transported in approved child seats. These must be requested at the time of booking and will be charged locally.
Satellite Navigation systems are not included within the cost of your rental – unless otherwise stated. You must purchase one of our GPS inclusive packages if you wish to purchase pre-paid Sat Nav. Otherwise, please request at the relevant Alamo depot upon arrival (additional daily fees will apply).
Fuel is not included – unless otherwise stated.
Each day’s rental is based on a 24-hour period, with additional hours subject to surcharge
One Way Rentals – One way rentals are permitted throughout the USA for all vehicles except economy cars. They are subject to availability and must be pre-booked. One way fees apply depending on routing and are payable locally.
Please note: All car rentals are subject to legal terms, conditions and pricing procedures of the Rental Companies in effect at the time. In the event of the subsequent enactment of any law in the United States, whether federal, state or local, which restricts or prohibits any of those terms, conditions or pricing procedures, the Rental Companies’ terms, conditions and prices will be subject to adjustment to the extent necessary to compensate for such restriction or prohibition. Legislation or regulations or the cost of fuel may affect pricing or procedures. On all inclusive products, the Rental Companies reserve the right, without notice, to (i) charge customers, at the time of rental or thereafter, for the amount of any additional or increased surcharges, fees, taxes or increased fuel costs incurred subsequent to entering into the Agreement, or (ii) increase clients tax, surcharge or fuel inclusive rates by an amount equivalent to the additional or increased tax surcharge, or fuel subsequent to entering into this agreement.
Car Rental Upgrades
Vehicle upgrades arranged locally at Alamo rental stations will be charged at a daily rate, which may be considerably higher than our upgrade fees offered at the time of booking. Any local fees will be printed on the Alamo Rental Agreement, which you should check carefully before leaving the depot. We are not liable for any additional costs incurred as a result of your decision to upgrade or purchase optional extras locally.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
We accept payment by credit card; however credit card charges do apply. Payments via debit card do not incur charges. We cannot accept a credit card payment provided by a 3rd party who is not a named passenger on the booking. If multiple parties are travelling on one reservation and the payment is being split between those parties the name and billing address for each card holder is required. If a non-traveller is paying for the holiday (e.g. as a wedding or honeymoon gift) we cannot process payment via credit or debit card and payment is accepted by cheque or bank transfer.
CURRENCY & CREDIT CARDS
Cash and credit cards now work in most destinations but check with your bank to ensure your choice of card will be accepted when you are on holiday. We recommend you carry at least one credit card, as you will be asked for an imprint of your card upon arrival at any hotel.
DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT
Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Certain information may be passed to security or credit checking companies. If you travel outside the European Economic Area, controls on data protection may not be as strong as the legal requirements in the UK. We will only pass your information on to persons responsible for your travel plans. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we will be unable to process your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons).
ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR TRAVEL AUTHORISATION SCHEME (ESTA)
The US has a compulsory online registration under the Electronic System for Travel Authorization scheme, known as ESTA, which contains the same information as the I-94W form previously handed out on board aircraft which a passenger was required to complete and present to US immigration. The ESTA has replaced the I-94W and all travellers from Visa Waiver Countries only must apply for Travel Authorisation at least 72 hours in advance of their departure and must also have a machine readable passport. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security DHS operate these additional controls and all travellers will be responsible for supplying and processing this online declaration. The ESTA can be applied for online at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. Please note fees apply. ESTA covers multiple entries and is valid for two years. The Travel Authorisation is not a visa and only pre-screens the traveller and allows him or her to travel to the United States and apply for admission. An approved Traveller Authorisation is not a guaranteed entry, but is a prerequisite to travel to the United States by air or sea. A person from a non-visa waiver country should not attempt to apply for a Travel Authorisation and will require a US entry Visa. Failure to obtain an ESTA could result in a passenger being denied boarding by the airline. The alternative is to hold a valid visa. The ESTA is part of the Visa Waiver Programme and does not replace the need for a visa.
CARIBBEAN & MEXICO (additional information)
The majority of British machine-readable passport holders do not normally require a visa to visit Mexico, Curacao or the Dominican Republic (a tourist card is required on entry for Dominican Republic, see below). However, those passengers who are travelling via a US Gateway must not have a criminal record and must also complete the Electronic System for Travel Authorization Scheme, known as ESTA at least 72 hours before travel. Any passengers who are denied entry as a result of incomplete documentation will not be eligible for a refund. We strongly recommend that you contract your travel agent or the US Embassy for full details of the conditions of the ESTA and/or entry requirements as exclusions apply. Tel: 09055 444546 or visit www.usembassy.org.uk
CARIBBEAN AIRPORT DEPARTURE TAX
Please note the following Caribbean airport departure taxes are not included in the holiday cost and must be paid by you locally. The tax is payable per person and is subject to change.
St. Lucia US$22.00
Jamaica US$ 27.00**
** Most airlines do include the Jamaican Departure Tax.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TOURIST CARD & DEPARTURE TAX
All visitors require a tourist card which can be obtained before travel from the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in London, or on arrival at the airport at a cost of US$10 or equivalent. Tourist cards are initially valid for 30 days but can be extended locally by paying for an extension when departing the country. Departure tax is US$20. Scheduled airlines sometimes include this charge in the ticket price please check with our Reservations Staff or your Travel Agent.
FLIGHT CHECK-IN TIMES
Given the increase in pre-flight security screening the check-in time for all transatlantic flights is 3 hours prior to departure. As the scheduled departure may be brought forward for operational reasons you must re-check your departure time by contacting the airline directly, 24 hours before departure. Recommended check-in time for domestic and regional flights is 2 hours before the scheduled departure times. Many airlines offer on line check-in via their website.
We are not always in a position at the time of booking to confirm the flight timings which will be used in connection with your flight. The flight timings shown on our website and/or detailed on your confirmation invoice are for guidance only and are subject to alteration and confirmation. Flight timings are outside our control. They are set by airlines and are subject to various factors including air traffic control restrictions, weather conditions, potential technical problems and the ability of passengers to check in on time.
Specific instructions relating to departure and travel arrangements will be sent with your air or other travel tickets approximately 2 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 be changed even after tickets have been despatched - we will contact you as soon as possible if this occurs. However, we recommend you check your final flight times on the day of departure.
Any change in the identity of the carrier, flight timings, and/or aircraft type (if advised) will not entitle you to cancel or change to other arrangements without paying our normal charges except where specified in these conditions.
In accordance with EU Directive (EC) No 2111/2005, we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a “Community list” which contains details of air carriers who are subject to an operating ban within the EU. The Community list is available for inspection at http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm.
We are required to advise you of the actual carrier(s) (or, if the actual carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s)) that will operate your flight(s) at the time of booking. Where we are only able to inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as we become aware of this. Any change to the operating carrier(s) after your booking has been confirmed will be notified to you as soon as possible.
If the carrier with whom you have a confirmed reservation becomes subject to an operating ban as above as a result of which we/ the carrier are unable to offer you a suitable alternative the provisions of clause “Cancellation/changes/refunds” will apply.
FLIGHT DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS
In the event of any flight delay or cancellation at your UK or overseas point of departure, the airline is responsible for providing such assistance as is legally required by the Denied Boarding Regulations (see below). The ferry, tunnel or rail operator is similarly responsible in relation to any delayed or cancelled sea crossing or international rail departure. Except where otherwise stated on our website, we regret we cannot provide any assistance in such circumstances other than information and advice to the extent we are in a position to do so.
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. We cannot accept liability for any delay which is due to any of the reasons set out in clause ‘Liability (2)’ of these Booking Conditions (which includes the behaviour ofany passenger(s) on the flight who, for example, fails to check in or board on time). In addition, we will not be liable for any delay unless it has a significant effect on your holiday arrangements.
If your flight is cancelled or delayed, your flight ticket is downgraded or boarding is denied by your airline, depending on the circumstances, the airline may be required to pay you compensation, refund the cost of your flight and/or provide you with accommodation and/or refreshments under EC Regulation No 261/2004 - the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004. Where applicable, you must pursue the airline for the compensation or other payment due to you. All sums you receive or are entitled to receive from the airline concerned by virtue of these Regulations represent the full amount of your entitlement to compensation or any other payment arising from such cancellation, delay, downgrading or denied boarding. This includes any disappointment, distress, inconvenience or effect on any other arrangements. The fact a delay may entitle you to cancel your flight does not automatically entitle you to cancel any other arrangements even where those arrangements have been made in conjunction with your flight. We have no liability to make any payment to you in relation to the Denied Boarding Regulations or in respect of any flight cancellation or delay, downgrading of any flight ticket or denial of any boarding as the full amount of your entitlement to any compensation or other payment (as dealt with above) is covered by the airline’s obligations under the Denied Boarding Regulations. If, for any reason, we make any payment to you or a third party which the airline is responsible for in accordance with the Denied Boarding Regulations, you must, when requested, assign to us the rights you have or had to claim the payment in question from the airline. If your airline does not comply with these rules you may complain to the Civil Aviation Authority on 020 7453 6888 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.caa.co.uk – Referring Your Complaint to the CAA .
FLIGHT DELAYS & CANCELLATIONS (NON EUROPEAN UNION CARRIERS & EUROPEAN UNION CARRIERS USING A NON EUROPEAN UNION CODESHARE PARTNER)
Passengers who are travelling with a Non EU carrier departing from a Non EU airport are not covered by the EC Regulation 261/2004: Denied Boarding, Cancellation & Delay. This restriction also applies to passengers travelling with an EU carrier who are operating a codeshare flight with a Non EU carrier and the flight departs from a Non EU Airport. The EU carriers which we currently use are British Airways, Flybe British European, Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines & Virgin Atlantic. Please ask us for codeshare details at the time of booking. We strongly recommend that passengers who are not covered by EC Regulation 261/2004 should ensure that their travel insurance provides adequate cover and does not exclude expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation and lengthy delays, including any living costs which may arise due to force majeure situations, particularly those caused by extreme weather conditions.
FLIGHT LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE & ADDITIONAL LUGGAGE CHARGES
The luggage allowance on intercontinental services varies from airline to airline and cabin class with regards to weight and size. In addition, the vast majority of airlines now permit only one piece of checked baggage free of charge and extra baggage will be accepted on payment of the appropriate charge to the Airline either before or at the time of travel. Some Airlines will charge for all luggage on flights booked as a published fare and also on some US Domestic flights. Please carefully check the Airlines website regarding the applicable baggage charges, allowances and restrictions before you travel, as fees are payable at the time of check-in and they are subject to change.
FLIGHT MEAL REQUESTS & IN FLIGHT CATERING
The majority of airlines require at least 48 hours’ notice for any special meal requests, including children’s and vegetarian meals. We strongly recommend that you contact the airline direct, however, such requests cannot be guaranteed. Complimentary in-flight catering and non-alcoholic beverages are usually provided on transatlantic flights only. The knife and fork symbol on the airline documents is purely an indication that food will be available, it does not signify that a complimentary meal service will be offered.
Unavoidable last minute changes to scheduled flight times can occur at any time (even after the documents have been issued). It is essential that you reconfirm every flight with the relevant airline 24 hours prior to departure.
FLIGHT SEAT REQUESTS
We are unable to guarantee any seat requests for specific seating arrangements and it may not be possible to obtain seats together. If you have a specific seating requirement or wish to be seated together you must contact the airline direct and you should be aware that some airlines charge a supplement for pre-allocated seating. All flights are non-smoking. We cannot accept any booking that is conditional upon special requests or seat allocation requests being met.
FLIGHTS – SCHEDULED AND CHARTER AIRLINES & CODESHARE PARTNERS
Air transportation is by scheduled service of IATA member airlines and certain charter carriers. All details are correct at time of going to press and are liable to change at any time. Our confirmation invoice will detail the airline operator, origin/destination airports and provisional timings of reserved flights. Information on aircraft type, flight routings and timings of designated flights provided at time of booking is subject to change. Changes to the schedule or flight time will be advised on your final Travel Documents but it is possible that further changes can occur. It is essential that you reconfirm every flight with the relevant airline 24 hours prior to departure. We/airlines reserve the right to substitute alternative aircraft and/or airlines at any time. Scheduled and Charter flight timings and days of operation are subject to change. We will advise you of any significant change as soon as we are informed by the airline or main charterer.
Any change in the identity of the carrier(s), flight timings and/or aircraft type will not entitle you to cancel or change to other arrangements without paying our normal charges.
Please be aware that charter flights and some promotional fares and published fares of schedule airlines, require full payment at the time of booking and are non-refundable, this may increase the deposit required to confirm your booking. It is essential that at the time of booking passengers names are an exact match with names as they appear in passports.
It is common practise for scheduled airlines to use a codeshare-system which may include you flying with a partner airline. Where this situation occurs, it is not classified as a major change.
HEALTH & TRAVEL ADVICE
At this time UK residents do not require any vaccinations for travel to the USA, Mexico & the Caribbean. It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of all recommended vaccinations and health precautions in good time before departure. Details are available from your GP surgery and from the National Travel Health Network and Centre www.nathnac.org. Information on health abroad is also available on www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Travelhealth. For holidays in the EU/EEA you should obtain an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) prior to departure from www.ehic.org.uk. An EHIC is not a substitute for travel insurance. Vaccination and other health requirements / recommendations are subject to change at any time for any destination. Please therefore check with a doctor or clinic not less than six weeks prior to departure to ensure that you have met the necessary requirements and have the applicable information.
It is the party leader’s responsibility to ensure that all members of the party 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 all required documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly.
Further, if you participate in any activity (including any sports, water sports or winter sports) whilst on Holiday participation is at your own risk and it is your own responsibility to obtain the relevant insurance. For your own interest we strongly recommend that you arrange cover with a comprehensive holiday insurance policy to travel on any of our Holidays.
HONEYMOON AND ANNIVERSARY OFFERS
Honeymoon and Anniversary offers which appear within the hotel description are provided on a goodwill basis by the hotelier and may be changed or withdrawn; some offers are also subject to local availability. If you are celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary and meet the conditions of the offer do ensure that this is registered at the time of booking. You will be expected to provide official verification so you should travel with your Marriage Certificate.
Hotel prices are generally based on 2 adults sharing a room. Child or 3rd/4th adult prices may be based on the existing bedding in the hotel room. While some double rooms in the hotels have two double beds, this is not always the case and, depending on the size of the hotel rooms, some may only have one double bed or two single beds. Please note most rooms DO NOT provide three single beds. A cot or rollaway bed will usually incur an extra charge. All accommodation is based on ‘Run of House’ or the category stated which may be located in any part of the hotel. In general, rooms are available by 3pm on the day of your arrival and should be vacated by 11am on your departure. In most hotels, the minimum check-in age is 18 years and above. Many hotels are keen to encourage a healthy environment and it is common for properties to adopt an entirely smoke free policy.
HOTELS (ALL INCLUSIVE)
Hotels often place restrictions on restaurants and meal arrangements. Al inclusive does not necessarily mean that unlimited food and beverages are available 24 hours a day. Not all bars and restaurants operate on an All Inclusive basis. Cash bars may operate once All Inclusive bars close. Individual hotels operate different policies and full details will be provided locally. You may have to wear a wristband or carry ID to qualify for the full range of benefits. If your wristband/ID is lost, the hotel may charge you for a replacement.
HOTEL BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT WORK
Many cities and hotels change and develop constantly. We have no control over building work, but we will do our best to tell you about any specific work going on at your accommodation, if there is time before you go on holiday. We are reliant upon information received from the hotels and the details provided by them. Please do bear in mind, however, that it is extremely difficult to foresee the extent, nature and effect of any such activity at a particular time.
Hotel categories and ratings are taken from our own rating system, rather than any official categorisation, so you can see at a glance, the relative standard of each property.
HOTEL RESORT FEES AND HOTEL CHARGES
Many hotels apply resort fees to cover items such as local newspapers, room safe, use of the gym etc. Resort fees can vary between $10 and $35 per day, charges are paid locally and are also subject to increase or change at any time, please request the latest details from our Reservations Agents. When checking out of your hotel check your bill and raise any queries with the Front Desk staff before your departure. Most hotels take an imprint of your card on arrival so you can charge items, such as room service, mini bar and restaurant incidentals and telephone calls etc. to your room bill. It is a standard requirement for a hotel to get a pre-approved credit limit authorisation for a reasonable sum based upon your length of stay and standard of hotel. Although the hotel will not make charges to your credit card until you check out, the pre-authorisation may reduce the available spending limit on your card. You may wish to temporarily increase your card limit before leaving the UK.
MARRIAGES & RENEWAL OF VOWS
Whilst resorts welcome all guests, local laws in the USA and Caribbean may prohibit same sex marriages and/or renewal of vows.
PASSPORTS & VISA REQUIREMENTS
It is the passengers’ responsibility to be in possession of a valid machine readable passport and/or visa if required. This applies to children and babies. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the duration of your stay and visas may be required. Requirements may change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure. 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 failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly. These guidelines apply only to holders of UK Passports. Travellers who do not hold a UK Passport should check the passport and visa requirements with the relevant Embassy, ensuring they allow adequate time to complete formalities before the date of departure.
From 1 April 2016, all travellers wishing to enter the US under the Visa Waiver Programme will need to hold a passport with an integrated chip (an ePassport). British passports issued since October 2006 are ePassports and carry this internationally recognised symbol on the front cover. Those travelling under the VWP arriving by air or sea should provide details online at least 72 hours before travel. This is known as an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation or ESTA. If you do not have an ESTA you’ll be refused travel to the USA. For more information, and to apply online, visit the official ESTA website.
ESTA – ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR TRAVEL AUTHORISATION SCHEME
The majority of British machine-readable passport holders do not normally require a visa to visit the USA providing they will be in the USA no more than 90 days, hold a return ticket, do not have a criminal record and complete the Electronic System for Travel Authorization Scheme, known as ESTA at least 72 hours before travel. Any passengers holding a British passport issued overseas, will be required to prove, upon check-in and arrival, that they have accommodation booked in the USA and have the full address of that, including the zip (postal) code. We provide this information on your accommodation voucher so do ensure you keep this to hand. Please note that any passengers who are denied entry as a result of incomplete documentation will not be eligible for a refund. We strongly recommend that you contract your travel agent or the US Embassy for full details of the conditions of the ESTA and/or entry requirements as exclusions apply. Tel: 09055 444546 (calls are charged at £1.30 per minute) or visit www.usembassy.org.uk.
ESTA REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELLING TO MEXICO & THE CARIBBEAN VIA US GATEWAY CITIES
All passengers who are travelling to Mexico or the Caribbean via US Gateway Cities are required to complete both the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation scheme known as ESTA and must also provide Secure Flight Passenger Data information which applies to all carriers operating within US airspace. The ESTA can be applied for online at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov, fees apply.
APPROVED ESTAs FOR ENTRY INTO TO THE US FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY TRAVELLED TO IRAN, IRAQ, SUDAN, AND SYRIA, OR FOR THOSE WHO HOLD DUAL NATIONALITY OF THESE COUNTRIES
Approved ESTAs for entry into to the US for those who have previously travelled to Iran, Iraq, Sudan, and Syria, or for those who hold dual nationality of these countries, could be revoked from 21 January 2016 following a change to the VWP qualifying rules. You are advised to check with the nearest US Embassy or Consulate before travelling to determine if you need to apply for a visa. Changes to on-line information on the ESTA website about the new rules are not expected to be made until the end of February 2016. Therefore, if you have doubts about whether you're eligible to enter the US under the VWP, or if you have any questions about visa matters generally, you should contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate for advice.
CANADA ESTA FROM 15 MARCH 2016
Whilst we currently have limited information regarding the implementation of a digital travel verification system this will be a requirement from March 2016. We understand that there will be a $7 fee and it is valid for 5 years. For further information please contact: CIC-ETA-AVE@cic.gc.ca. The ETA, is a confirmation of a foreign national’s eligibility to travel to Canada. While quite similar to the typical visa, the ETA application will be conducted online. The Canadian ETA system will affect foreign nationals from countries that are visa-exempt, namely travellers hailing from select nations in Europe as well as individuals from New Zealand and Australia.
Meanwhile, foreign nationals from countries that are not visa-exempt will not have to file ETA applications as there is a separate travel verification process specifically allotted for them. A traveller will log onto the website of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and apply for an ETA by submitting required personal information such as name and date of birth and possibly a copy of one’s fingerprint, too. Authorisation to travel will then be dispensed via the site and the traveller will need to print this out and submit to the appropriate officials together with other travel documents prior to leaving for Canada. Since persons deemed undesirable or inadmissible, such as those with criminal records or those with no-fly orders, may be identified more effectively through the ETA system, then their entry into the country may be prevented.
PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED CUSTOMERS
We welcome all customers and we endeavour to meet all individual needs. In order to assist you, we must be advised at time of booking of any disability and special requirements and will forward an ABTA disability checklist for you to complete and return to us. Special facilities can be requested but may not be guaranteed. Please note that forms must be completed and returned to us within 28 days of booking or 21 days before departure, whichever is soonest. NB. Please note that whilst we try hard to meet the needs of every individual, the Grand Pineapple Resorts and also Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa are not equipped to cater for the physically challenged and therefore we do not recommend them to customers who require special assistance.
SANDALS SELECT REWARDS
Membership of Sandals Select Rewards is completely free (the only eligibility requirement is that you are a past guest of Sandals or Beaches Resorts). Upon joining members will receive 10,000 enrolment points. For further details view www.sandalsselect.co.uk. Telephone 0800 197 8946 or email Select@Sandals.co.uk. We are unable to guarantee that rewards will be credited to your account, and will not accept liability for any discrepancies.
SEASONAL CHANGES & PUBLIC/NATIONAL HOLIDAYS
Some destinations may experience certain times of the year when their resorts have lower occupancy levels. There are also Public, National holidays and local festivities when services may be disrupted. Should a feature be considered by you to be crucial to your holiday enjoyment it is essential you declare your specific interest/requirement at the time of booking to enable us to verify and confirm in writing, the availability of such a desired feature. We are unable to provide all details of National or Public holidays or any local festivities which may take place during your stay. Please contact the relevant tourist office for details.
SECURE FLIGHT PASSENGER DATA
Secure Flight has been introduced by the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for passengers on all flights travelling in and out of the USA. This means that all bookings must have the following Secure Flight Passenger data (SFPD) collected and shown in the passenger’s booking Passenger full name, date of birth, gender, itinerary. If applicable, Redress Number (Redress Number is a unique number given to a person who has previously been incorrectly identified as a watch list match). The TSA requires passengers to provide mandatory Secure Flight Passenger Data before ticketing. To assist data collection call our Reservations Team on 0844 55 70 626. Secure Flight is intended to address the security and efficiency of airline watch list checking. Compliance with Secure Flight is mandatory for all carriers operating within US airspace. Please be aware that Secure Flight does not replace APIS or ESTA and this information must still be provided. We strongly recommend that this information is captured as early as possible during the booking process to avoid difficulties with flight documentation.
If you have a special request for a facility or service e.g. adjoining rooms or low floor, we shall pass these on to the relevant supplier but we cannot guarantee that it will be met and we shall have no liability to you if it is not. We cannot accept any booking which is conditional upon special requests being met.
Transfers are not included in the price of your holiday, unless otherwise advised. Airport transfers are available at a supplement and are based on a seat in a shuttle bus. Shuttle services do not usually operate between midnight and 07.00 a.m. Private transfers may also be arranged, additional fees apply.
Confirmation Invoice and Travel Documents will be sent electronically using the email address supplied at the time of booking. If you do not receive your Travel Documents, please call our Customer Support Team on 0844 557 0770. Documents will not be issued until full payment has been received. In the event that we are asked to reissue travel documents and we agree to do so, an administration charge of GBP50.00 per person will be payable by you.
All parts of the world can be prone to erratic changes in weather patterns and many of the destinations featured have a tropical climate where heavy rainfall and strong winds occur. Some parts of the world are occasionally affected by hurricanes, tropical cyclones and unusual levels of rainfall particularly during June – November. Local tours and services may be affected by the weather. We cannot be held responsible for the weather, but will lend appropriate assistance if required. Should your travel arrangements be affected by weather conditions We will endeavour to assist and offer practical support, however, such occurrences are treated as ‘force majeure’ and we shall not be liable for any changes to your itinerary or arrangements.
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