World Explorer Travel Inc.
PAYMENT & CANCELLATION: Once you have decided on a tour and it is confirmed you will have to pay a deposit to secure your reservation. Generally a $250 deposit per person holds your reservation. There are exceptions for special events, certain holiday periods or if a particular supplier involved with your tour requires additional funds. You will be informed of the correct deposit amount in your invoice. The balance is due in our office 45 days before departure unless otherwise noted. Should you discover you have to cancel your plans your deposit will be credited* in house toward a future World Explorer Tours trip to the original tour destination as long as you notify us more than 30 days before departure. Notice must be in writing via fax to 678-319-1448, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or postal letter to 724 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway #5010, Saint Marys, GA 31558 USA. A $100US service charge per person is charged for any cancellation. Cancellations within 30 days of the tour departure date forfeit the deposit. Should you have to cancel after paying the final payment but at least 15 days prior to departure an in house credit equal to the total value of the package (less the deposit and/or any cancellation fees of the various suppliers affected such as the airlines, hotels, ground transportation services, etc.) will be extended. This must be done in writing (fax, e mail, postal letter) and received at World Explorer Tours no later than 15 days prior to scheduled arrival. Cancellations within 14 days of arrival forfeit the entire value of the tour. *Any credits allowed have a limited life of one year (365 days) from the original tour departure date and must be used within the time allotted. Credits are not transferable without World Explorer Tours written permission. Credits for deposits may only be used as part of a final payment on a future tour and cannot be re-applied as a deposit.
RESPONSIBILITY: World Explorer Tours and cooperating agencies act only in the capacity of agent for the participation in all matters relating to transportation and/or all other related travel services and assume no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service including but not limited to, that resulting directly or indirectly from: acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays and expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, government restrictions or regulations, discrepancies or change in transit. Reasonable changes in itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well being of the participants. If for any reason beyond World Explorer Tours control, scheduled flights or air fares are changed, any increase in air fare will be collected from tour members; The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time the passengers are not on board the aircraft and/or conveyances. the airline tickets issued by the airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between these airlines and the purchaser of any of World Explorer Tours and/or tour members.
RISKS: The very nature of providing tours causes concern on the part of World Explorer Tours as to the safety of each tour participant. Due to this the company reserves the right to refuse to accept or retain any person as a client of any package at any time and for any reason whatsoever, which World Explorer Tours and/or its suppliers shall in our (their) sole judgment deem necessary. In any such event the companies involved shall not be held liable and the client shall have no recourse whatsoever, directly or indirectly against World Explorer Tours and/or its suppliers with respect to the cancellation.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: World Explorer Tours requires that all tour participants have travel insurance coverage including trip interruption, trip cancellation (cancel for any reason), health and life. Tour operators and agencies cannot be expected to refund or credit clients when circumstances beyond the control of World Explorer Tours prevent the client from completing their trip. Insurance should be considered as part of the cost of any holiday. Travel insurance is available on the internet from many companies.
VENUE: Any controversy or claim rising out of or relating to this contract, or the breach of this contract, shall be settled in the State of Georgia. Proceedings against the company must be filed within one year of the date of tour departure. World Explorer Tours nor any affiliate shall in any case be liable for other than compensatory damages, and all tour members hereby waive any rights to punitive damages. No party, other than an officer of World Explorer Tours by any means, including verbal or written, is authorized to vary, add, or waive any term or condition in this contract. On advancement of deposit the depositor and all tour members agree to the bound by the above recited terms and conditions. It is solely the responsibility of the depositor to inform all tour members of these terms and conditions and World Explorer Tours cannot be held responsible in any way for failure on the part of the tour organizer and/or depositor to adhere to this matter.
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