ALL ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE BETWEEN TRAVELINK GROUP LIMITED OF 48 - 50 VIVIAN AVENUE, HENDON, LONDON, NW4 3XH (COMPANY REGISTRATION NUMBER 1739785) AND YOU, THE CLIENT. THESE BOOKING CONDITIONS TOGETHER WITH ANY OTHER WRITTEN INFORMATION WE BROUGHT TO YOUR ATTENTION BEFORE WE CONFIRMED YOUR BOOKING, FORM THE BASIS OF YOUR CONTRACT WITH THE COMPANY. PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY AS THEY SET OUT OUR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS. 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, AND REFERENCES TO "US" AND "WE" MEANS THE COMPANY.
1. MAKING YOUR BOOKING
1. When making a booking, the first named person on the booking (“the party leader”) confirms that he/she is least 18, is authorised to make the booking on behalf of all members of the party, and has read these terms and conditions and has the authority to and does agree to be bound by them on behalf of all members of the party. The “party leader” is responsible for ensuring that the payment of any sums due in respect of that booking are duly made to the Company. In order to confirm your chosen holiday, a deposit of £150 per person or such other amount as is specified at the time of booking (or full payment if booking within 8 weeks of departure) must be paid at the time of booking. If you wish to purchase the insurance policy we offer, all applicable premiums must also be paid at the time of booking (you must be insured – see clause 12). For some flight inclusive arrangements, the full cost of the flight element must be paid at the time of booking, as well as a deposit for all other arrangements you may wish to also book. For these bookings, you will be advised at the time of booking of all monies due. All bookings are subject to availability. A binding contract will come into existence between you and us as soon as we have issued you with a booking confirmation that will confirm the details of your booking and will be sent to you or your travel agent. If your confirmed arrangements include a flight, we (or if you booked via an authorised agent of ours, that agent) will issue you with an ATOL Certificate and a confirmation.
2. The Company is not under any obligation to deliver any tickets, coupons, vouchers or documents until full payment of the booking has been received by the Company. Upon receipt, if you believe that any details on the ATOL Certificate or confirmation or any other document are wrong you must advise us immediately as changes can not be made later and it may harm your rights if we are not notified of any inaccuracies in any document within ten days of our sending it out (five days for tickets). Please check your ATOL Certificate, confirmation invoice and any other documents carefully as soon as you receive them. Contact us immediately if any information which appears on them appears to be incorrect or incomplete as it may not be possible to make changes later. (We regret the Company cannot accept any liability if we are not notified of any inaccuracies in any documents within 10 days of our sending it out).
3. The total cost of any booking must be received by the Company not less than eight weeks prior to the scheduled departure date of the holiday. In the event that payment is not received by the Company by that date, the Company reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled by the client. In this event, the cancellation fees listed below shall apply.
4. Any money paid to an authorised agent of ours in respect of a booking covered by our ATOL is held by that agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all times, but subject to the agent’s obligation to pay it to us for so long as we do not fail financially. If we do fail financially, any money held at that time by the agent or subsequently accepted from the consumer by the agent, is and continues to be held by that agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation to pay that money to us.
5. 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 (except as set out below). We both also agree that any dispute, claim or other matter of any description (and whether or not involving any personal injury) which arises between us must be dealt with under the ABTA Arbitration Scheme (if the Scheme is available for the claim in question - see clause 11) 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 any dispute, claim or other matter of any description which arises between us governed by the law of Scotland/Northern Ireland as applicable (but if you do not so choose, English law will apply).
2. CANCELLATION BY THE CLIENT
A client who wishes to cancel a booking must notify the Company in writing. The cancellation charges set out below will be payable from the date the Company receives the notification of cancellation. These charges are calculated as a percentage of the total holiday cost excluding insurance premiums, credit card charges and any amendment charges which are non refundable in the event of your cancellation.
Period before departure letter is received Cancellation Charge
|Prior to 42 days||Deposit only|
|28‑ 15 days||60%|
|14 days or less||100%|
Please note, the Company and/or our suppliers may impose different cancellation charges from those stated above depending on the particular package in question and/or method of transport and/or type of ticket booked. These may be higher than those set out above. Where different cancellation charges apply to your chosen arrangements, we will advise you of these at the time of booking.
3. CHANGES BY THE CLIENT
Should you wish to make any changes to your booking you must notify us in writing as soon as possible. We will endeavour to assist. Where we can, a fee of £30.00 per person (maximum £60 per booking) per occasion an amendment is made will be payable together with any charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers for making the change (where applicable). Please note that for changes to flight bookings, most airlines do not permit any changes, including name changes after tickets have been issued (and in some cases where bookings have been confirmed) for any reason, and as such any changes will be treated as a cancellation by the airline, and the cancellation charges are likely to be the full cost of the flight. Furthermore, we reserve the right to treat any alterations requested less than 2 months before departure as a cancellation incurring the cancellation charges set out in clause 4 below which must be paid in addition to any charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers for making the change (where applicable). Cancellation charges will not however, be payable where the change requested is to substitute a party member where the original person is prevented from travelling provided we receive not less than 14 days notice. In this situation, the person who is prevented from travelling may transfer their booking to someone else introduced by you without incurring cancellation charges although the amendment fee of £30.00 together with all additional costs incurred by us as a result of the transfer will be payable (including any charges incurred or imposed by any supplier). Where any agreed alteration involves a change in the number of persons booking, the price will be re charged on the basis of the new accommodation/party size. A new confirmation invoice and/or final invoice will be issued.
4. CHANGES AND CANCELLATION BY THE COMPANY
We start planning the holidays we offer many months in advance. Occasionally, we have to make changes to and correct errors in the brochure, website and other details both before and after bookings have been confirmed. We may also have to cancel confirmed bookings. Whilst we always endeavour to avoid changes and cancellations, we must reserve the right to do so. However, we promise we will only cancel your confirmed booking 8 weeks or less before departure where you have failed to comply with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time) or where we are forced to do so as a result of circumstances outside our control/"force majeure" as defined in clause 5. We will not cancel after this date for any other reason.
Most changes are minor. Occasionally, we have to make a "significant change”. "Significant changes" include the following changes when made before departure; a change of accommodation to that of a lower official classification or standard for the whole or a major part of the time you are away, a change of accommodation area for the whole or a major part of the time you are away, a change of outward departure time or overall length of time you are away of twelve or more hours, a change of UK departure point to one which is more inconvenient for you, the closure of the only or all advertised swimming pool(s) at your accommodation for an extended period and, in the case of tours, a significant change of itinerary missing out one or more major destination substantially or altogether.
If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of the following options:‑
(a) (for significant changes} accepting the changed arrangements or
(b) purchasing an alternative holiday from us, of a similar standard to that originally booked if available.
(c) cancelling or accepting the cancellation in which case you will receive a full and quick refund of all monies you have paid to us.
Please note, the above options are not available where any change made is a minor one.
If we have to make a significant change or cancel 8 weeks or less before departure, we will pay you compensation subject to the following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable and no liability beyond offering the above mentioned choices can be accepted where (1) 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 or (2) we have to cancel because the minimum number of bookings necessary for us to operate your holiday has not been reached - in this case we will notify you by the deadline specified in the details of the holiday in question.
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)
|Period before departure, a significant change or cancellation is notified to you||
Compensation per person (excluding infants)
|More than 56 days||Nil|
|13 days – departure||£20.00|
In all cases our liability for significant changes and cancellations is limited to offering you the above mentioned options and, where applicable, compensation payments. We regret we cannot pay any expenses, costs or losses incurred by you as a result of any change or cancellation. No compensation is payable for minor changes or where we make a significant change or cancel more than 8 weeks before departure. Very rarely, we may be forced by “force majeure” (see clause 5) to change or terminate your holiday after departure but before the scheduled end of your time away. This is extremely unlikely but if this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers), pay you any compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result.
5. IMPORTANT NOTE ‑ FORCE MAJEURE
Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation when the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected or you otherwise suffer any loss or damage by ”force majeure”. 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, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control.
6. THE COST OF YOUR HOLIDAY
The prices set out in our brochures and on our website were calculated on the date specified in the relevant brochure or website page on the basis of known costs and exchange rates then prevailing as set out in The Financial Times' “Guide to World Currencies” and which appear in the relevant brochure/ website. The Company reserves the right to increase or decrease the price of unsold holidays and travel arrangements at any time. You will be given the correct current price at the time of booking.
Once the price of your chosen holiday has been confirmed at the time of booking, we will only increase or decrease it in the circumstances outlined in this clause. Price increases or decreases after booking will be passed on by way of a surcharge or refund. A surcharge or refund (as applicable) will be payable, subject to the conditions set out in this clause, if our costs increase or decrease as a result of transportation costs (e.g. fuel, scheduled airfares and any other airline surcharges which are part of the contract between airlines (and their agents) and the tour operator) or dues, taxes or fees payable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports or airports increasing or decreasing; or a change in the exchange rates used to calculate your arrangements.
Even in the above cases, only if the amount of the increase in our costs exceeds 2% of the total cost of your holiday (excluding insurance premiums, credit card charges and any amendment charges), will we levy a surcharge. If any surcharge is greater than 10% of the cost of your holiday (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment charges or credit card charges), you will be entitled to cancel your booking and receive a full refund of all monies you have paid to us (except for any amendment charges and credit card charges) or alternatively purchase another holiday from us as referred to in clause 4 “Changes and Cancellations by the Company”. Although insurance (where purchased through us) does not form part of your contract with us or of any “package”, we will consider an appropriate refund of any insurance premiums you have paid us if you can show you are unable to use/reuse or transfer your policy in the event of cancellation or purchase of an alternative holiday. A refund will only be payable if the decrease in our costs exceeds 2% as set out above. Where a refund is due, we will pay you the full amount of the decrease in our costs. 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.
You have 14 days from the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice to tell us if you want to cancel or purchase another holiday. If you do not tell us that you wish to do so within this period of time, we are entitled to assume that you will pay the surcharge. Any surcharge must be paid with the balance of the cost of the holiday or within 14 days of the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice, whichever is the later. We promise not to levy a surcharge within 30 days of the start of your holiday.
Please note, changes and errors occasionally occur. You must check the price of your chosen holiday at the time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices as soon as we become aware of the error.
7. CONDITIONS OF SUPPLIERS
The provision of transport, accommodation and other services is subject to the conditions of the relevant carrier/supplier some of which may limit or exclude their liability to you often in accordance with international conventions (please see clause 8(5) below). Copies of these conditions are available on request.
8. THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY TO YOU
(1) (a) Where you purchase a package holiday from us, we will accept responsibility for the arrangements we agree to provide or arrange for you as an “organiser” under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 as set out below. Subject to these booking conditions, if we or our suppliers negligently perform or arrange the services which we are obliged to provide for you under our contract with you, as set out on your confirmation invoice, we will pay you reasonable compensation. The level of such compensation will be calculated taking into consideration all relevant factors such as but not limited to: following the complaints procedure as described in these conditions and the extent to which ours or our employees’ or suppliers’ negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your holiday. Please note that it is your responsibility to show that we or our supplier(s) have been negligent if you wish to make a claim against us.
(b) In respect of accommodation only bookings: we have a duty to select the suppliers of the services making up your booking with us with reasonable skill and care. We have no liability to you for the actual provision of the services, except in cases where it is proved that we have breached that duty and damage to you has been caused. Therefore, providing we have selected the suppliers with reasonable care and skill, we will have no liability to you for anything that happens during the service in question or any acts or omissions of the supplier, its employees or agents.
(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: -
(a) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party or
(b) 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
(c) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond ours or our supplier(s) control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or
(d) an event which either ourselves or suppliers could not, even with all due care, have foreseen or forestalled.
(3) We limit the amount of compensation we may have to pay you if we are found liable under this clause:
(a) loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions and money:
The maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of these claims is an amount equivalent to the excess on your insurance policy which applies to this type of loss per person in total because you are assumed to have adequate insurance in place to cover any losses of this kind.
(b) Claims not falling under (a) above and which don’t involve injury, illness or death:
The maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of these claims is twice the price paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you or your party has not received any benefit at all from your booking.
(c) Claims in respect of international travel by air, sea and rail, or any stay in a hotel:
i) The extent of our liability will in all cases be limited as if we were carriers under the appropriate Conventions, which include The Warsaw/Montreal Convention (international travel by air); The Athens Convention (with respect to sea travel); The Berne/Cotif Convention (with respect to rail travel) and The Paris Convention (with respect to hotel arrangements). You can ask for copies of these Conventions from our offices. Please contact us. In addition, you agree that the operating carrier or transport company's own 'Conditions of Carriage' will apply to you on that journey. When arranging transportation for you, we rely on the terms and conditions contained within these international conventions and those 'Conditions of Carriage'. You acknowledge that all of the terms and conditions contained in those 'Conditions of Carriage' form part of your contract with us, as well as with the transport company and that those 'Conditions of Carriage' shall be deemed to be included by reference into this contract.
ii) In any circumstances in which a carrier is liable to you by virtue of the Denied Boarding Regulation 2004, any liability we may have to you under our contract with you, arising out of the same facts, is limited to the remedies provided under the Regulation as if (for this purpose only) we were a carrier.
iii) When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim in question.
(4) It is a condition of our acceptance of liability under this clause that you notify any claim to ourselves and our supplier(s) strictly in accordance with the complaints procedure set out in these conditions.
(5) Where any payment is made, the person(s) receiving it (and their parent or guardian if under 18 years) must also assign to ourselves or our insurers any rights they may have to pursue any third party and must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require.
(6) Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss or expense or other sum(s) of any description: (a) 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 (b) relate to any business.
(7) 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 in our brochure or website and we have not agreed to arrange them and any excursion you purchase in resort.
When you book with the Company, you accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or loss must be paid direct at the time to the accommodation owner or manager or other supplier. If you fail to do so, you will be responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made against the Company (together with our own and the other party’s full legal costs) as a result of your actions. The Company reserves the right in its absolute discretion at all times to cancel or terminate holiday arrangements or require any person to withdraw from a holiday if in our reasonable opinion, or in the reasonable opinion of any other person in authority, you or any member of your party behaves in such a way as to cause or be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to any third party or any damage to property. In these circumstances, no refunds will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination. We will have no further responsibility toward such person(s) including any return travel arrangements.
10. UNUSED SERVICES OR ACCOMMODATION
No refund or compensation will be made or given for any unused accommodation or any unused services or feature of the holiday, nor will such accommodation, services or features be exchangeable for other accommodation services or features or be transferable to other persons except as set out in these booking conditions.
11. COMPLAINTS AND PROBLEMS
Any complaint concerning the services we provide must be reported to our local representative (or if there is no local representative to the Company direct) and the supplier of the service(s) in question immediately. If you fail to do so, we cannot accept any liability for any complaints or problems which could have been resolved had you reported them immediately. Clients must in addition set out any complaint in writing to the Company within 28 days of their return from holiday.
Disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contract which cannot be amicably settled may be referred to arbitration if you so wish under a special scheme arranged by the Association of British Travel Agents and administered independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 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). This 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 £1000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration and statement of claim must be received by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators within 9 months of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if the Company agrees, although the ABTA Code does not require such agreement.
It is a condition of this agreement that you take out suitable insurance. Details of the policy the Company offers are available on request. Please read your policy details carefully. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is adequate for your particular needs. We do not check alternative insurance policies. Travelink Group Limited is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts.
13. SPECIAL REQUESTS
If you have any special requests, you must ensure they are advised to the Company at the time of booking. Whilst every effort will be made by us to try and arrange your reasonable special requests, we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled. The fact that a special request has been noted on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation or that it has been passed on to the supplier is not confirmation that the request will be met. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract on our part unless the request has been specifically confirmed. We do not accept bookings that are conditional upon any special request being met.
Our tours assume a minimum of 16 people unless specified otherwise. If less than 16 people are booked for a tour, a supplement may be payable and the itinerary may be subject to amendment.
All tours, irrespective of tour numbers, are subject to amendment or withdrawal due to local prevailing conditions, e.g. Jewish Festivals or for security reasons.
15. FINANCIAL SECURITY
We provide financial security for flight inclusive Packages and ATOL protected flights. We do this by way of an ATOL held with the Civil Aviation Authority under ATOL number 1886. When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists the flight, accommodation, car hire and/or other services that are financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. The price of our flight inclusive arrangements includes the amount of £2.50 per person as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the CAA. This charge is included in our advertised prices. Not all holiday or travel services offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL Scheme. ATOL protection extends primarily to Customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.
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 the services you have bought (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.
If you book arrangements other than an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive package holiday from us, your monies will not be financially protected. Please ask us for further details.
16. Prices Brochure and Website Accuracy
Please note, the information and prices shown in our brochure, adverts and website may have changed by the time you come to book your holiday. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the brochure and prices at the time of printing, regrettably errors do occasionally occur. You must therefore ensure you check all details of your chosen holiday (including the price) with us at the time of booking.
This brochure and website is our sole responsibility. It is not issued on behalf of and does not commit any independent organisation/carriers whose services are featured in it.
17. Flights, Delays & Missed Transport Arrangements
If you or any member of your party miss your flight or other transport arrangement, it is cancelled or you are subject to a delay of over 3 hours for any reason, you must contact us and the airline or other transport supplier concerned immediately.
The Package Travel etc Regulations 1992 provide that in the event that you experience difficulty on the occurrence of circumstances described in clauses 8 (2) (a) (b) (c) or (d) of these booking conditions, we will provide you with prompt assistance. Where you experience a delay which is not owing to any failure by us, our employees or sub-contractors, this prompt assistance is likely to extend to providing help in locating refreshments, accommodation and communications but not paying for them. Any airline or other transport supplier may however pay for or provide refreshments and/or appropriate accommodation and you should make a claim directly to them. Subject to the other terms of these conditions, we will not be liable for any costs, fees or charges you incur in the above circumstances, if you fail to obtain our prior authorisation before making your own travel arrangements.
We cannot accept liability for any delay which is due to any of the reasons set out in clause 5 of these booking conditions (which includes the behaviour of any passenger(s) on any flight who, for example, fails to check in or board on time).
The Company may not be in a position to confirm the airline(s), aircraft type(s) and airport(s) of destinations which will be used for your holiday arrangements at the time of booking. Where this information is provided, any subsequent amendment will not be a "significant change' entitling you to cancel or transfer to another holiday without paying our normal charges. The flight timings given on booking are for general guidance only and are subject to change. The latest timings will be shown on your confirmation invoice. However, the actual flight times will be those shown on your e-tickets or itinerary which will be despatched to you approximately two 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 have changed even after tickets have been despatched we will contact you as soon as possible if this occurs.
Please note the existence of a “Community list” (available for inspection at http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm) detailing air carriers that are subject to an operating ban with the EU Community.
Under EU Law, you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from the airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. If the airline does not comply with these rules you should complain to the Civil Aviation Authority at www.caa.co.uk/passengers. Reimbursement in such cases is the responsibility of the airline and will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday price from us. If, for any reason, you do not claim against the airline and make a claim for compensation from us, you must, at the time of payment of any compensation to you, make a complete assignment to us of the rights you have against the airline in relation to the claim that gives rise to that compensation payment. A delay or cancellation to your flight does not automatically entitle you to cancel any other arrangements even where those arrangements have been made in conjunction with your flight.
18. Passports, visas and health requirements
The passport, visa and health requirements applicable at the time of printing to British citizens for the holidays we offer are available on request. A full British passport presently takes approximately 5 weeks to obtain. Requirements may change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure. If you or any member of your party is 16 or over and haven't yet got a passport, our recommendation is that you should apply for one at least 6 weeks before your holiday.
Information on health is contained in the Department of Health leaflet T6 (Health Advice for Travellers) available from your local Department of Health office and most Post Offices. For European holidays you should obtain a completed and issued form E111 (details in leaflet T6 referred to above) prior to departure.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you 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 correct documentation. If you or any member of your party is not a British citizen or holds a non British passport, you must check passport and visa requirements with the Embassy or Consulate of the country(ies) to or through which you are intending to travel. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results to fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly. Further information and advice on the country(ies) you are visiting is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (www.fco.gov.uk).
19. Disabilities and Medical Problems
We are not a specialist disabled holiday company, but we will do our utmost to cater for any special requirements you may have. If you or any member of your party has any medical problem or disability which may affect your stay, please provide us with full details before we confirm your booking so that we can try to advise you as to the suitability of your chosen arrangements. We may require you to produce a doctor’s certificate certifying that you are fit to participate in the tour. Acting reasonably, if we are unable to properly accommodate the needs of the person(s) concerned, we will not confirm your booking or if you did not give us full details at the time of booking, we will cancel it and impose applicable cancellation charges when we become aware of these details.