These Booking terms and conditions govern all bookings that you make with Tour Designers (UK) Ltd, a company registered in England with company registration number: 05771644 trading as ‘Tour Designers’ (“we”, “us”, “our”). In these Booking Conditions, references to “you” and “your” include the first named person on the booking and all persons on whose behalf a booking is made or any other person to whom a booking is added or transferred. Your use of our service is expressly conditioned on your acceptance of the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any part of the following terms and conditions, you must not use our service.
If you make a booking by telephone you must provide us with all the information which we require. You must also ensure that all information which you provide is accurate and that passenger information is provided as it appears on the passport. You must also ensure that the credit or debit card you are using is your own or, subject to our acceptance, if it is a third party’s you have their express authorization to use their credit or debit card and that sufficient funds are available to cover the cost of the arrangements which you book with us. Please note that a telephone booking confirmation is as firmly confirmed as if it were made/confirmed in writing immediately
In order to process your booking and to ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly and meet your requirements, we need to use the information you provide.
You are responsible for checking all passport, visa and health requirements and ensuring your travel documents are in order.
Passport and Visa: You must consult the relevant Embassy or Consulate for this information. Requirements may change and you should check the up-todate position in good time before booking/departure.
We accept no liability if you are refused entry onto the flight or into any country due to failure on your part to carry the correct passport, visa or other documents required by any airline, authority or country. You must have a passport which is valid for six months after your intended date of return. You must ensure you have correct visa and health entry requirements for all countries visited including countries you may just be transiting through
Adequate travel insurance is a condition of your contract with either us or the Supplier/Principal in question, as applicable. We recommend that you take adequate insurance cover prior to the travel. The insurance cover must include cancellation charges, unexpected curtailment of your holiday, medical and repatriation expenses including air ambulance, personal accident, delay loss or damage to your personal effects.
If you choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, we will not be liable for any losses howsoever arising, in respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available.
If you have any special requests, please advise us at time of booking. Although we will endeavor to pass any such requests on to the relevant supplier, we regret we cannot guarantee any request will be met. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract on our part. If you have any medical problem or disability which may affect your arrangements, you must advise us in writing before of booking giving full details. Regrettably, many overseas destinations do not have even basic facilities required by disabled travelers. If we feel unable to properly accommodate your particular needs, we must reserve the right to decline/cancel your booking, and charge any applicable cancellation charges
Airline regulations state that women 28 weeks or more into pregnancy, at the time of return travel, must have medical certification of fitness to travel. Normally after 32 weeks permission to travel is refused however, airlines have different policies and we would need to check as to whether they will agree to carry you, prior to confirming your holiday. It is imperative that you notify us of your pregnancy at the time of booking or as at such time you become aware.
You must telephone us or the airline at least 72 hours before the departure time shown on your ticket to confirm that there have been no changes. This applies to both outbound and return flights. We will not be liable for any additional costs due to your failure to reconfirm flights. Reconfirming your flight at least 72 hours before departure is a minimum requirement.
Please note that a flight described in your flight ticket as “direct” will not necessarily be non-stop. All departure/arrival times on your flight ticket are provided by the airlines concerned and are estimates only. They may change due to air traffic control restrictions, weather conditions, operational/maintenance requirements and the requirement for assengers to check in on time. We are unable to make any special arrangements for you if you are delayed; these matters are at the sole discretion of the airline concerned.
Please note that where a sector of a flight itinerary is not utilized without contacting the carrier directly any remaining sectors may be subject to cancellation without further notification. Where this situation arises we are unable to accept responsibility for any costs incurred.
Air tickets returned to us for a refund (including airline cancellations) are subject to an administration charge of £35 per ticket, irrespective of the number of tickets returned and you will be also required to pay a per ticket cancellation charge imposed by the airline or the consolidator pursuant to their terms and conditions. There is no automatic right to a refund and, when you return an air ticket to us, we will arrange for it to be presented to the respective airline or consolidator to assess eligibility for a possible refund in accordance with the relevant airline’s or consolidator’s terms and conditions. There is no refund value for a fully non-refundable / special fare ticket. Refunds will not be paid to you until they have been received by us from the relevant airline or consolidator. In the case of airline ticket refunds this is normally 4 to 6 weeks from the point the tickets are submitted for consideration to the airline. In exceptional circumstances airlines may take even 16 weeks to process the refund.
Whilst we do our utmost to accommodate any changes that you may make after receiving your contract, such changes are subject to availability and where permitted by the carrier. These changes attract a £35 administration fee plus any additional costs these changes may incur. If the travel arrangements have been “issued” on “non-changeable” special fares, we will not be able to make any modifications to your travel itinerary. Name changes or departure changes are not always permitted by the carrier and may be treated by them as cancellations and charged accordingly. If airline tickets have been issued in this instance, any changes made to the booking may mean that you will have to pay for the cancelled ticket and purchase a new ticket at full cost.
Should your flight be cancelled your rights and remedies will be governed by the airline’s conditions of carriage. As a result you may be entitled to: (a) Carriage on another flight with the same airline without additional costs; (b) Re-routing to your destination with another carrier without additional costs; (c) Receiving a full refund; or (d) Some other right or remedy.
If a schedule change occurs to your itinerary prior to our receipt from you of the full price, or prior to the issue of your tickets (on either the outbound or return flight) we will do our best to notify you on behalf of the carrier.
We take care in providing all holiday arrangements through reputable suppliers. We will monitor and control the performance of the suppliers and judge their performance against the standards and customs in the country of service provided. We will pay compensation if they fail to provide the services as part of the package sold to you. We will accept liability for claims for personal injury arising as a result of our staff and suppliers being negligent in the course of their employment or contract. Liability is not accepted in the following instances:-
1 if you or any member of your party is at fault;
2 if the fault was due to a third party not associated with the booking; and
3 any unusual or unexpected circumstances beyond our control that we could not have avoided.
Our liability to you for loss or damage which you may suffer is limited to two and a half times the price of your holiday, but subject to the limitation that any loss that you suffer because of failures by transport operators or hotel keepers to perform services involved in your holiday is limited to the amount that you can recover from them under the law of England, the country in which they operate or under any applicable convention. Conventions in particular in relation to conditions of carriage usually limit the liability of the transport operators.
These Booking Conditions and any agreement to which they apply are governed in all respects by English law. We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter which arises between us out of or in connection with your contract or booking will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only. You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you live in those places and if you wish to do so.