Expat Tourism LLC Agency Terms of Business
These are the terms on which we will make a booking for your travel or holiday requirements. When making your booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the principal (tour operator/airline/cruise company or other supplier) named on your receipt. For charter flight, car hire, airport parking, resort transfer, chauffeur and attraction ticket bookings we act as agent for the principal but we act as your agent when making a booking with no frills airlines. As agent we accept no responsibility for the acts or omissions of the principal or for the services provided by the principal. The principalís Terms & Conditions will apply to your booking and we advise you to read these carefully as they do contain important information about your booking. Please ask us for copies of these if you do not have them.
Please check that all names, dates and timings are correct on receipt of all documents and advise us of any errors immediately. Any changes to these details will incur the charges stated below. Please ensure that the names given are the same as in the relevant passport.
You will be required to pay a deposit or make full payment for your booking at the time of booking. Where you only pay a deposit you must pay the full balance by the balance due date notified to you. If full payment is not received by the balance due date, we will notify the principal who may cancel your booking and charge the cancellation fees set out in their Terms and Conditions.
CANCELLATION and AMENDMENT:
Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us in writing and will not take effect until received by us. If you cancel or amend your booking the principal may charge the cancellation or amendment charge shown in their Terms and Conditions (which may be 100% of the cost of the travel arrangements) and you must pay us the cancellation or amendment charge stated below.
Many principals require you to take out travel insurance as a condition of booking with them. In any event, we strongly advise that you take out a policy of insurance in order to cover you and your party against the cost of cancellation by you; the cost of assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and money; and other expenses. If we have issued your policy please check it carefully to ensure that all the details are correct and that all relevant information has been provided by you (eg. pre-existing medical conditions). Failure to disclose relevant information will affect your insurance.
DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS:
All documents (eg. invoices/tickets/Insurance policies) will be sent to you by courier. Once documents leave our offices we will not be responsible for their loss unless such loss is due to our negligence. If tickets or other documents need to be reissued all costs must be paid by you. You can ask for delivery by other means subject to the charges stated below.
PASSPORTS, VISAS AND HEALTH:
We can provide general information about the passport and visa requirements for your trip. Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. Neither we nor the principal accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements. Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date.
We can provide general information about any health formalities required for your trip but you should check with your own doctor for your specific circumstances.
FINAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS:
Please ensure that all your travel, passport, visa and insurance documents are in order and that you arrive in plenty of time for checking in at the airport. It may be necessary to reconfirm your flight with the airline prior to departure. Please ask us for details at least 72 hours before your outbound flight. You should take a note of any reference number or contact name when reconfirming. If you fail to reconfirm you may be refused permission to board the aircraft and you are unlikely to receive any refund.
Any dissatisfaction regarding your travel or holiday arrangements must be reported to the principal or their local supplier or agent immediately. If you fail to follow this procedure there will be less opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced or you may not receive any at all depending upon the circumstances.
In certain circumstances we apply a service charge for the services we provide:
Cancellation or amendment
Principal’s charge + $50.00 per person
Tickets despatched by courier
Cost of courier + $5.00
Credit card charge
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PUBLISHED ON THIS WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. IN PARTICULAR, EXPAT TOURISM LLC, AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF, AND DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR INACCURACIES RELATING TO THE INFORMATION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE HOTEL, AIR, CRUISE, CAR AND OTHER TRAVEL PRODUCTS DISPLAYED ON THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PHOTOGRAPHS, LIST OF HOTEL AMENITIES, GENERAL PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS, ETC.), MUCH OF WHICH INFORMATION IS PROVIDED BY THE RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS. ANY HOTEL RATINGS DISPLAYED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE INTENDED AS ONLY GENERAL GUIDELINES, AND EXPAT TOURISM LLC, AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF THE RATINGS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. EXPAT TOURISM LLC, ITS AFFILIATES AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES ON THIS WEB SITE AT ANY TIME.
EXPAT TOURISM LLC, AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE AND THE INCLUSION OR OFFERING FOR SALE OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON THIS WEB SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION OF SUCH PRODUCTS OR SERVICES BY EXPAT TOURISM LLC, OR ITS AFFILIATES. EXPAT TOURISM LLC, SHALL USE REASONABLE CARE AND SKILL IN CARRYING OUT THE SERVICES CONTAINED IN THIS WEB SITE.
EXPAT TOURISM LLC, ITS AFFILIATES, AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND CONDITIONS, OF SUITABLE QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
THE CARRIERS, HOTELS AND OTHER SUPLIERS PROVIDING TRAVEL OR OTHER SERVICES FOR EXPAT TOURISM LLC, ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND NOT AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES OF EXPAT TOURISM LLC, OR ITS AFFILIATES. EXPAT TOURISM LLC, AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTS, ERRORS, OMISSIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, BREACHES OR NEGLIGENCE OF ANY SUCH SUPPLIERS OR FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING THEREFROM. EXPAT TOURISM LLC, AND ITS AFFILIATES HAVE NO LIABILITY AND WILL MAKE NO REFUND IN THE EVENT OF ANY DELAY, CANCELLATION, OVERBOOKING, STRIKE, FORCE MAJEURE OR OTHER CAUSES BEYOND THEIR DIRECT CONTROL, AND THEY HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSE, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, RE-ROUTING OR ACTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AUTHORITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL EXPAT TOURISM LLC, ITS AFFILIATES AND/OR THEIR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, DATA, PROFITS, SAVINGS OR OPPORTUNITIES), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF EXPAT TOURISM LLC, ITS AFFILIATES, AND/OR ANY OF THEIR SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. EXCEPT IN RELATION TO LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY FOR WHICH NO LIMIT APPLIES. EXPAT TOURISM LLC, ITS AFFILIATES AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT LOSS ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, UP TO A MAXIMUM OF THE TOTAL VALUE OF THE TRANSACTION UNDER WHICH THE CLAIM ARISES FOR ANY ONE EVENT OR SERIES OF CONNECTED EVENTS. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER.
IMPORTANT:THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND FOREGOING LIABILITY DISCLAIMER, DO NOT AFFECT MANDATORY LEGAL RIGHTS THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW (INCLUDING YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS UNDER ANY APPLICABLE NATIONAL OR LOCAL LEGISLATION IMPLEMENTING THE EC PACKAGE TRAVEL DIRECTIVE (90/314/EEC) AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME). SHOULD YOU DECIDE TO PURCHASE ANY TRAVEL PACKAGES ON THIS WEB SITE, SEPARATE HOLIDAY TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL ALSO APPLY.
You agree to defend and indemnify Expat Tourism LLC, its affiliates, and/or their respective suppliers and any of their officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought by third parties as a result of:
(a) Your breach of these Web Site Terms, Conditions and Notices or the documents referenced herein;
(b) Your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or
(c) Your use of this Web site.
Although most travel, including travel to international destinations, is completed without incident, travel to certain destinations may involve greater risk than others. Expat Tourism LLC, urges passengers to review any travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice Unit prior to booking travel to international destinations. Information on conditions in various countries and the level of risk associated with travel to particular international destinations can be found on the FCO's website currently located at http://www.fco.gov.uk/travel; Online medical advice for travellers can be found at the Department of Health's website currently located at http://www.doh.gov.uk. Otherwise, for medical advice regarding your journey, please contact your GP or the Department of Health
BY OFFERING FOR SALE TRAVEL TO PARTICULAR INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS, EXPAT TOURISM LLC, DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT TRAVEL TO SUCH POINTS IS ADVISABLE OR WITHOUT RISK, AND IS NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR LOSSES THAT MAY RESULT FROM TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATIONS.
USE OF EXPAT TOURISM LLC:
Expat Tourism LLC is provided solely to assist customers in determining the availability of travel-related goods and services and to make legitimate reservations or otherwise transact business with suppliers, and for no other purposes. You warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and possess the legal authority to enter into this agreement and to use this Web site in accordance with all terms and conditions herein. You agree to be financially responsible for all of your use of this Web site (as well as for use of your account by others, including without limitation minors (under 18 years old) living with you). You agree to supervise all usage by minors of this Web site under your name or account. You also warrant that all information supplied by you or members of your household in using this Web site is true and accurate. Without limitation, any speculative, false or fraudulent reservation or any reservation in anticipation of demand is prohibited. You agree that the travel services reservations facilities of this Web site shall be used only to make legitimate reservations or purchases for you or for another person for whom you are legally authorised to act. You understand that overuse or abuse of the travel services reservation facilities of the Web site may result in you being denied access to such facilities.
Separate terms and conditions will apply to your reservation and purchase of travel-related goods and services that you select. You agree to abide by the terms or conditions of purchase imposed by any supplier with whom you elect to deal, including, but not limited to, payment of all amounts when due and compliance with all rules and restrictions regarding availability and use of fares, products, or services. Special rules and restrictions may apply to a fare, product or service selected by you. You understand that any violation of any such supplier's conditions of purchase may result in cancellation of your reservation(s) or purchase, in your being denied access to any flights, hotels, or automobiles, in your forfeiting any monies paid for such reservation(s) or purchase. Further, such a violation may result in Expat Tourism LLC debiting your account for any costs Expat Tourism LLC incurs as a result of the violation. You shall be completely responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes, and assessments arising out of the use of this Web site.
If an airline cancels or delays a flight, is unable to provide previously confirmed space, fails to stop at your stop-over or destination point, or causes you to miss a connecting flight on which you holds a reservation, you are entitled to certain remedies from the airline and you should raise this with the airline concerned
If in the reasonable opinion of a person in authority including a pilot or captain you are not fit to travel, he or she may refuse to let you board the aircraft or train or ship. Normally this happens if such a person thinks you are likely to disturb or harm other passengers. In this case your contract with us will end immediately and we will no longer be responsible for you. In addition if your behaviour is such that an hotelierís reasonable opinion leads him or her to the view that they are unable to accommodate you, you may be asked to leave the hotel. In this instance no refund for lost nightís accommodation will be made and the cost of any other accommodation or travel expenses will be absolutely your responsibility we will also hold members of your party jointly and individually liable for any damage to the property, together with legal costs incurred in pursuing the claim. We can not be held responsible for the behaviour or actions of other individuals or guests who have no connection with your holiday arrangements or ourselves.