Your contract is with TRAVEL DESTINATIONS LIMITED, a member of ABTA
1. Your Travel Contract
When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these conditions. A contract will exist as soon as a booking is confirmed. This contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions, which are governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. If you had not seen these terms and conditions when you made the booking and you are not happy to proceed now that you have seen them, please return all documentation to us within 7 days of receipt. Your booking will be cancelled and all money will be returned, provided you have not commenced your travel. This does not apply if your booking was made within 10 weeks of travel.
2. Your Financial Protection
We are a member of ABTA, who provide for your protection in the event of our insolvency.
3. Your Travel Price
When you make your booking you must pay a minimum deposit of £50.00. The balance of your travel arrangements must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date. If the deposit or balance is not paid on time, we shall cancel your travel arrangements and retain the deposit. The price of your travel arrangements is fully guaranteed and will not be subject to any surcharges.
4. Insurance & Passports
It is obligatory that all travellers hold adequate travel insurance that includes repatriation due to illness or accident. We also recommend that you take out continental vehicle recovery insurance whilst driving abroad. A valid passport is required for the duration of your stay abroad. Non-EU nationals may require a visa for travel in Europe.
5. If You Change Your Booking
If, after confirmation, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, we will do our utmost to make these changes if they are possible. We reserve the right to ask for an administration charge, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made. Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after confirmation and any alteration may result in a cancellation charge of 100%.
6. If You Cancel Your Booking
You may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges. Cancellation more than 8 weeks prior to departure = Loss of deposit. Cancellation between 4 to 8 weeks prior to departure = 50% of total booking cost. Cancellation within 4 weeks prior to departure = 100% of total booking cost. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.
7. If We Change or Cancel Your Travel
It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements, but we do plan the arrangements many months in advance. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date. If we have to make a major change or are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements, you can either have a refund of all monies paid or accept an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available. Please note that carrier details such as ferry times are subject to change. Such a change is deemed to be a minor change. Other examples of minor changes are changes to carrier type and change of accommodation to another of the same standard. Please note that in cases of war, riot, industrial dispute, natural disaster/adverse weather conditions or other forms of Force Majeure any compensation claims will be void.
8. If you have a complaint
If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (eg. Your hotelier) immediately, who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to our Customer Services Department at 10, The Weltech Centre, Ridgeway, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 2AA, giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. This will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you. Disputes arising out of, or in connection with, this contract that cannot be amicably settled, may be referred to arbitration, under a special scheme arranged by ABTA, and administered independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
9. Our liability to You
(i) We accept responsibility for ensuring that your travel arrangements, which you book with us, are supplied as originally described. If any part of your travel arrangements are not provided as promised, due to the fault of our employees or suppliers we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. Our liability in all cases shall be limited to a maximum of twice the costs of your travel arrangements.
10. Personal injury unconnected with your travel arrangements
If you, or any member of your party, suffer death, illness or injury whilst overseas, arising out of an activity that does not form part of our package travel arrangements, we shall at our discretion, offer advice, guidance and assistance. We limit the cost of our assistance to you or any number of your party to £1000.00
11. Conditions of Carriage
The contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements will apply to this contract. These may contain terms that affect your rights to compensation.