The following Booking Conditions ("Booking
Conditions") form the basis of your relationship with Holiday Buzz Ltd with
company number : 13036365 and registered office address of 8 Thornton Road,
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, B8 2LG trading as Holiday Buzz. Please
read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations.
References to "you" and "your" in these Booking Conditions
mean all persons named on the booking (including anyone who is added or substituted
at a later date) or any of them. "We" "us" and "our" means Holiday Buzz Ltd
trading as Holiday Buzz.
References to "Travel Arrangement(s)" in
these Booking Conditions are to the accommodation, flights, transport,
activities, excursions and other services we feature on our website. References
to "Supplier/Principal" means the third party supplier of the Travel
Arrangements, including but not limited to accommodation providers, transfer
providers, car hire companies, airlines, tour operators and attraction
Please Note: We act only as an agent in
respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf however, our
obligations to you in relation to your booking depend on what you book with us.
On our website, you can book multiple Travel Arrangements which
create a Multi-Contract Package organised by Holiday Buzz, a third party
package (organised by a third party Supplier/Principal) or a single component
accommodation-only booking. Our obligations in relation to each booking as are
Holiday Buzz Multi-Contract Package
When you make a booking of multiple Travel
Arrangements in such a way as to create a package holiday, we, Holiday Buzz,
will accept responsibility for that as a "Multi-Contract Package" in accordance
with the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 (please
see clause 25 below for further information as to the circumstances in which
we, Holiday Buzz, will be acting as a Package Organiser. Please see
sections A, B and C for the terms and conditions which apply to your booking.
Third Party Packages
We also sell package holidays organised by
other tour operators (the "Supplier/Principal") and do so as their agent. In
this case the package holiday consisting of flights (or other transport
arrangements), accommodation or car hire and any other tourist services
accounting for a significant proportion of the holiday, will have been
pre-arranged by the Supplier/Principal and will be available to book through
us. Your contract will be with the third party Supplier/Principal organising
the package (not with Holiday Buzz ) and your payments will be covered
by financial protection organised by that Supplier/Principal in accordance with
the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018.
is only acting as an agent on behalf of the Supplier/Principal in
these circumstances. Please see sections A and C for the terms and conditions
that apply to your booking.
Single Component Accommodation-Only
You can also book accommodation with us as
a single component booking. This will not be a package holiday and as such does
not have any of the rights or protections afforded to package holidays under
the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018. For single
component bookings, we will always act as an agent on behalf of the
Supplier/Principal of the accommodation. Please see Sections A and C for the
terms and conditions which apply to your booking.
As a result of the above, our obligations
to you may vary depending upon which Travel Arrangements you book with us and
we have tried to set them out below as clearly as possible:
contains the conditions that
will apply to all bookings you make with us;
sets out the additional terms
and conditions that will apply when you make a booking with us for a
includes links to the Terms
& Conditions of the Supplier/Principals.
SECTION A -
APPLICABLE TO ALL BOOKINGS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON COVID-19
We both acknowledge and agree that the
COVID-19 pandemic has affected travel throughout the world and that we both
have responsibilities to comply with various laws, regulations and guidance
issued by governmental or regulatory authorities which seek to manage the risks
caused by COVID-19. In the light of these risks, it is a condition of making
your booking through us that you obtain travel insurance which includes cover
against any COVID-19 issues or incidents which may affect your booking.
You acknowledge that laws, regulations
and the Service Providers providing your holiday (such as airlines, hoteliers,
transfer providers and other service providers) may require you and employees
of your Service Providers to comply with various measures which have been
introduced to manage the risk of COVID-19. These may include (without
limitation) a requirement to undergo temperature checks, provide health
information or certificates, wear personal protective equipment such as
face-masks and gloves and abide by social distancing requirements. There may
also be other limitations implemented, which may include (without limitation)
limitations on the number of persons who may use facilities or services at any
particular time, limitations on the availability of certain facilities and
services (e.g. buffet and self-service restaurants may be replaced by
a-la-carte, spas and pools, kids clubs and entertainment may be closed),
changes to the way the accommodation is set out or how its services are run,
requirements to pre-book facilities and services, deployment of sanitisation
measures and other hygiene requirements.
You also acknowledge that certain
Service Providers, ports, airports, border control or other third parties may
require you and members of your party to undertake certain health formalities
(including, without limitation, obtaining COVID-19 PCR tests which satisfy
their set criteria and completing requisite travel passes or forms in the
prescribed format) or satisfy other requirements aimed at managing the COVID-19
risk as a condition to you travelling, departing, entering or residing in a
particular place or utilising certain services you may have booked. You agree
that it is your obligation to obtain details of these requirements ahead of
your travel departure date and ensure you and all members of your party comply
with and satisfy these requirements in full. If you fail to meet these
requirements, or refuse to complete them, you may be denied boarding, exit,
entry or the use of some other facility or service which forms part of your
booking. We shall not be liable to you for any refunds or compensation in
relation to such matters.
You also acknowledge that certain
countries may impose quarantine or self-isolation measures upon travellers,
whether in the place of destination or upon return and that such requirements
are subject to change, and may be imposed on short notice.
We strongly recommend that you
familiarise yourself with the advice from your national authority for overseas
travel before departing. In the UK, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development
Office's latest advice for travel to other countries is available here.
You agree to notify us immediately if
you test positive for COVID-19 at any time after you make your booking with us,
if you consider that you may have COVID-19 symptoms or if you become aware that
you may have come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for
COVID-19 or who may have COVID-19 symptoms. We may share this information with
the relevant Service Providers for your booking (or any other organisations, in
line with any legal requirements) in accordance with the terms of our privacy
If you notify us before travelling, and
we (or the relevant Service Providers) conclude that you are no longer able to
travel because of the COVID-19 risk, then your booking will be treated as
having been cancelled by you and our standard cancellation charges and the
Service Providers' standard cancellation charges will apply. We will, however,
explore with you whether it is possible for you to postpone your booking to a
later date, which may incur further charges and is subject to your Service
Providers' terms and conditions. It might also be possible for you to transfer
your booking to another person, subject to the terms of transfer set out in
these Terms and Conditions and in your Service Providers' terms and conditions.
If you notify us during travel, you
acknowledge that we or your Service Providers (or local laws and regulations or
health and safety bodies) may require you to follow certain measures designed
to manage the risk of COVID-19 and your Service Providers may refuse to provide
you with the relevant service(s). You may, for instance, be required to
self-isolate for a period of time. You agree to comply with these requirements.
In this instance, we will provide you with such reasonable assistance as we are
able to in the circumstances. However, we will not be responsible for meeting
any costs incurred by you or for refunding or compensating you for the
curtailment of your holiday, cancelled or rebooked transportation, additional
accommodation or other associated costs you incur in connection with the same.
We both agree that the measures set out
above are a necessary part of keeping you, other travelers, employees and the
public safe on holiday. You are making your booking in full knowledge that such
measures are likely to be a part of your holiday and do not amount to minor or
significant changes to your booking, nor do they amount to any Failure (as
defined in paragraph 20).
We shall have no liability to you or any
member of your party for any refunds, compensation, losses, costs, expenses or
damages you incur in connection with the matters described above or if you or
any member of your party are unable to travel or make use of all or part of
your booking because of these matters. These are risks which you must protect
against through obtaining comprehensive travel insurance.
You further acknowledge as a result of
the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry, many hotels are closing on short
notice or making changes to their facilities as set out in this paragraph in
order to ensure the safety of employees and
Where a hotel closure affects your booking, in accordance with paragraph 17, we
will arrange alternative accommodation for you to enable your holiday to
continue which will meet the criteria for a minor change.
When making your booking we will arrange for you to enter into a
contract with the applicable Supplier/Principal of the Travel Arrangements, as
specified on your confirmation invoice. Your booking with us is subject to
these Booking Conditions and the specific terms and conditions of the relevant
Supplier/Principal(s) you contract with and we advise you to read both
carefully prior to booking. The Supplier/Principal's terms and conditions may
limit and/or exclude the Supplier/Principal's liability to you. Please ask us
for copies of these if you do not have them.
booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Supplier/Principal will
exist when we send you confirmation on their behalf. Please see clause 2 for
an agent we accept no responsibility for the acts or omissions of the
Supplier/Principal or for the Travel Arrangements provided by the
Supplier/Principal, unless we have sold those Travel Arrangements in such a way
as to create a Multi-Contract Package (please see section B for further
information), in which case we will accept responsibility for those Travel
Arrangements as Package Organiser.
When you make a booking the first named person on the booking (the
"lead passenger") agrees that they:
have read these Booking Conditions
and the specific terms and conditions of the relevant Supplier/Principal and
has the authority to and does agree to be bound by them
he/she has consents to
use of personal data in accordance with Holiday Buzz Privacy
Policy and is authorised on behalf of all persons named on the booking to
disclose their personal details to us, including where applicable, special
categories of data (such as information on health conditions or disabilities
and dietary requirements)
he/she is over 18 years of age and
resident in the United Kingdom and where placing an order for services with age
restrictions declares that he/she and all members of the party are of the
appropriate age to purchase those services
he/she accepts financial
responsibility for payment of the booking on behalf of all persons detailed on
a booking is made all details shown on screen at the time of booking will be
advised to you. Once you have confirmed these details we will proceed to
confirm the booking with the Supplier/Principal. Once the booking is confirmed
a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you at which point a contract between you
and the Supplier/Principal will exist. Where you have provided us with an
e-mail address by which we can contact you (for example to send you an
e-ticket), you must check your emails on a regular basis. You must ensure that
the e-mail address you have provided us with is correct and does not contain
any typos or other errors and you must inform us of any changes. Please check
that all names, dates and timings are correct on receipt of your email and
follow up 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. As we act only as booking
agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except
where an error is made by us. The booking information that you provide to us
will be passed on only to the relevant Supplier/Principal of your Arrangements
or other persons necessary for the provision of your Arrangements. The
information may be provided to public authorities such as customs or
immigration if required by them, or as required by law. This applies to any
special category (sensitive) information that you give to us such as details of
any disabilities, or dietary and religious requirements. In making this
booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.
Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit checking
companies. If you are travelling to the United States, the US Customs and
Border Protection will receive this information for the purposes of preventing
and combating terrorism and other transnational serious crimes. If you travel
outside of the European Economic Area, controls on data protection may not be
as strong as the legal requirements in this country. If we cannot pass this
Information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we will be
unable to provide your booking.
Please click here for full details of our
relation to certain bookings a charge will be made for our own administration.
There is no charge for debit or credit cards. This amount will be taken on
payment of the total cost of the holiday or travel arrangements and will be
advised to you at the time of booking. You will be required to make full/part
payment of your booking at the time of booking as required by the Supplier/Principal.
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
Supplier/Principal, who may cancel your booking and charge the cancellation
fees set out in their terms and conditions.
where otherwise advised or stated in the terms and conditions of the
Supplier/Principal concerned, all monies you pay to us for Travel Arrangements
will be held on behalf of the Supplier/Principal concerned, with the exception
of bookings covered by an ATOL
money paid to us in respect of a booking covered by an ATOL is held by us on
behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all
times, but subject to our obligation to pay it to the ATOL Holder for so long
as the ATOL Holder does not fail financially. If the ATOL Holder does fail
financially, any money held at that time by us or subsequently accepted from
the consumer by us, is and continues to be held by us on behalf of and for the
benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation to pay
that money to the ATOL Holder.
Your bank or card issuer
may apply an additional foreign transaction fee for non-UK registered cards.
Low deposit/Instalment plan:
Where you pay a low deposit you must pay the full deposit and/or
final balance by the balance due date notified to you. The low deposit payments
will usually be by instalments that will be cleared from the same account used
at the time of booking on the same date each month leading up to the final
balance due date. There is no per transaction administration fee for paying
your balance in instalments. However, when you opt for Low deposit there will
be one time charge of Low deposit fee only if the supplier/principal is to be
changed who can offer low deposit or based upon your date of departure, which
will be notified to you at the time of booking. If full payment is not received
by the balance due date, we will notify the Supplier/Principal who may cancel
your booking and charge the relevant cancellation fees set out in their Terms
and Conditions. You will be liable to pay the full deposit in the event of
cancellation prior to the balance due date, this usually includes the full cost
of your flights plus a deposit for any accommodation and/or transfer
Credit Card Fraud Protection:
Your payment will be handled by our payment provider. If we suspect
a fraud, we reserve the right to cancel a transaction for security purposes. To
ensure that your credit, debit or charge card is not being used without your
consent, we will validate name, address and other personal information supplied
by you during the booking process and may use appropriate third party
databases. By accepting these Booking Conditions you consent to such checks
being made. A credit check is not performed and your credit rating will be
unaffected. All information provided by you will be treated securely and
strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Low cost airlines:
For most flights operated by low cost airlines, we will make full
payment at the time of booking direct to the airline using your credit or debit
card. The payment will be processed by the airline who will then issue you with
a confirmed ticket immediately upon receipt of payment, which we will forward
on to you. This flight will not be ATOL protected However, except as set out in
clause 20, our obligations are limited to making your booking with the airline
and passing on to you the confirmed ticket which we receive. We will have no
liability for the performance or non-performance of the flight or any other
services provided by the airline or for the acts and/or defaults of the airline
or any of its employees, agents, suppliers or subcontractors.
For all flights (Charter/Schedule), we act as an agent for the ATOL
holder through whom we book your flight. The name and ATOL number of that ATOL
holder will be confirmed during the booking process and be listed on the ATOL Certificate
issued to you. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get
information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.
you have paid a low deposit to secure a flight booking, the price of your
flight is subject to increase due to changes in the airline fuel surcharge and
government taxes applicable to your flight. These costs are not confirmed, and
the price of your flight is not guaranteed until you have paid for your flights
in full. If you wish to avoid the possibility of the price increases, we would
recommend paying for your flight in full at the time of booking.
Please note that where you have connecting flights on one booking,
or where you have different carriers or locators (bookings) for your outward
and return flights, cancellation or refund of one flight may not necessarily
result in cancellation/refund of the other flights on your booking. Since we
only act as an agent in the sale of flights, you will need to contact the
airlines concerned for further information if you're concerned about this.
Errors & Omissions:
We take reasonable steps to ensure that any information,
photographs, or any other details about Travel Arrangements featured on the
website, described over the telephone or featured in any of our marketing
publications is accurate. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of
all information and prices displayed on this site, regrettably errors do
occasionally occur. In the event that an incorrect price has been entered in
error, any booking made based on such incorrect price will not be valid. You
will be advised of the mistake at the earliest opportunity and you will then
have the option either to pay the correct price for the travel arrangements or
to cancel and receive a full refund of any monies you may already have paid. We
make no warranties or promises as to the availability or suitability of any
Travel Arrangements advertised. We reserve the right to change or vary the
price, flight, accommodation, or any other arrangements featured on our
website, discussed with you over the telephone or printed in any of our
publications at any time without notice. You agree that it is your
responsibility to ensure that all the details of your chosen accommodation are
confirmed with us at the time of booking.
reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time. We also reserve the
right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.
note: changes and errors sometimes occur. You must check the price of your
chosen Travel Arrangements at the time of booking.
Where you have booked a Multi-Contract Package, additional terms and
conditions apply, please see clause 44 for further information.
Please note that all additional charges are included in the total
cost. Additional charges include airport taxes, fuel supplement, security fee
and where applicable (when your flight is with a low cost airline) a card
Please note that city taxes are likely to be payable in most tourist cities.
These are not included in our quoted prices. If you have booked online or have
a question regarding city taxes please contact us on 0203 883 1777.
You are required to 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, and some Supplier/Principals require you to do
so. 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. It is your responsibility to ensure
that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular
needs. Please read your policy details on receipt and take them with you on
you choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, neither we nor the
Supplier/Principal will be liable for any losses howsoever arising, in respect
of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available.
We do not offer/sell
insurance and none of our prices incudes insurance, therefore please we advise
you to take out your travel insurance locally.
Any special requests must be advised to us at the time of booking
e.g. diet, room location, a particular facility at a hotel etc. You should then
confirm your requests in writing. We will pass your request on to the
Supplier/Principal but 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/Principal is
not confirmation that the request will be met.
Fitness to Travel and Medical Conditions:
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 trip,
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 Travel
Arrangements. We may require you to produce a doctor's certificate certifying
that you are fit to participate in your chosen tour.
reasonably, if the Supplier/Principal is unable to properly accommodate the
needs of the person(s) concerned, we will not confirm your booking on the
Supplier/Principal's behalf or, if you did not give us full details at the time
of booking, we will inform the Supplier/Principal who may cancel it and impose
applicable cancellation charges, when we become aware of these details.
Amendments OR Cancellation by You:
Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us in
writing, by email, and will take effect at the time we receive it. Please
ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your
booking prior to travel. Whilst we will try to assist, we cannot guarantee that
the Supplier/Principal will meet such requests. Amendments and cancellations
can only be accepted in accordance with the terms and conditions of the
Supplier/Principal of your Travel Arrangements. The Supplier/Principal may
charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions
(which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Travel Arrangements and will
normally increase closer to the date of departure). In addition, you must pay
us an administration fee of £25 per person per booking for any amendments to
bookings and an administration fee of £40 per person for cancellations or as
otherwise set out in the Service Charges table below. We will notify you of the
exact charges at the time of amendment or cancellation.
This clause 16, (and for Multi-Contract Package, Section B) outlines
the rights you have if you wish to cancel your booking. Please note that there
is no automatic statutory right of cancellation under the Consumer Contracts
(Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (Directive
flight bookings with all low cost airlines, the cancellation charges will be up
to 100%. Bookings that include Scheduled flights may incur different
cancellation charges as per their booking conditions.
the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance
policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. We will deduct the
cancellation charges from any monies you have already paid to us.
note that should one or more member of a party cancel, it may increase the per
person holiday price of those still travelling and you will be liable to pay
Changes & Cancellations by the
Sometimes your Supplier/Principal
may need to make a significant change to your booking. If you have already
booked we will let you know as soon as we can, if there is time before your
departure. We will also liaise between you and the Supplier/Principal in
relation to any alternative arrangements offered by the supplier but we shall
have no further liability to you.
Where you have booked a Multi-Contract Package, if a
Supplier/Principal makes a significant change to or cancels your confirmed
Multi-Contract Package booking, this clause 47 & 48 will apply.
Our Service Charges:
circumstances we apply a service charge for the agency service we provide, in
addition to any charge levied by the Supplier/Principal, as follows:
+ £40 per person
charge + £25 per person
Monthly payment on
instalments for low deposit bookings
Arranging Passports and
Visas (Currently we do not arrange this service)
Passport/Visa fee + £20
seats after confirmed booking
Principal's charge + £15
Delivering tickets by
£50 + 50p per mile.
Minimum charge £75
Tickets dispatched by
Cost of courier + £10
Tickets dispatched by insured
Cost of calls
Special requests after
booking has been confirmed
Our Super Travel Pack (STP) is as follows:
You will receive booking documents in post* (upon request) and as
well as in email
Dedicated agent to handle all queries even whilst in resort.
API (advance passenger details) will be submitted with the airlines
Online check-in will be done with airlines
Boarding passes will be emailed 4 days before departure.
Allocated seating will be arranged with all low cost flight
suppliers for both inbound and outbound flight.
You will receive booking documents in post* (upon request) and as
well as in email
Dedicated agent to handle all queries even whilst in resort.
API (advance passenger details) will be submitted with the airlines
Online check-in will be done with airlines
Boarding passes will be emailed 4 days before departure.
Allocated seating with all low cost flight suppliers only for
Booking documents will be emailed
Dedicated agent to handle all queries even whilst in resort.
API (advance passenger details) will be submitted with the airlines.
Online check-in will be done and boarding passes will be emailed as
per airlines policy.
*Documents in post will take
approxx 10 working days to receive; if the departure is within 10 days then
documents will not be posted.
As the contract for your
Travel Arrangements is between you and the Supplier/Principal, any queries or
concerns about your Travel Arrangements should be addressed to them in the
first instance. If you have a problem with your Travel Arrangements whilst using
them, this must be reported to the Supplier/Principal immediately. If you fail
to follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the
Supplier/Principal to investigate and rectify your complaint. The amount of
compensation you may be entitled to may therefore be reduced or extinguished as
If you wish to complain when you return home, write to the
Supplier/Principal. You will see their name and contact details in any
confirmation documents we send you.
If you remain unsatisfied, you can inform us, via our Customer
Relations Department as soon as possible and, in any event, within 28 days of
your return to the UK whereby we will endeavour to assist in our capacity as an
agent by liaising with the Supplier/Principal on your behalf.
Please note that we do not offer an Alternative Dispute Resolution
Our Responsibility for your Booking:
Your contract is with the Supplier/Principal and its booking conditions apply.
As agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Travel
Arrangements. Our responsibilities are limited to making the booking in
accordance with your instructions. We accept no responsibility for any
information about the Travel Arrangements that we pass on to you in good faith.
However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our
maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of the commission we earn
on your booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the
booking is affected).
We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal
injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our
employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.
Where you have booked a
Multi-Contract Package we will accept responsibility for that Multi-Contract
Package as a package organiser and additional terms and condition apply. Please
see section B for further information.
Chargebacks and claims against Service Providers:
Unless such rights have arisen under section 75 of the Consumer
Credit Act 1974, you agree not to issue any chargebacks or otherwise dispute
transactions with your payment card issuer against us ("Chargeback"). Rather,
your rights to refunds and other claims shall be governed solely by these Terms
and Conditions. You also agree that if you initiate a Chargeback (including
under section 75) or make a demand for payment from a Service Provider (which
may be satisfied by the payment of cash, issue of vouchers or as otherwise
agreed between you and the Service Provider), we shall be entitled to take such
steps as we consider reasonable to ensure that you are not paid twice for the
same claim. This may include suspending any obligations we may have to pay you
under these Terms and Conditions (or otherwise) until the Chargeback or claim
against the Service Provider has been finally determined and the time limit for
any challenge or appeal has expired.
Except where otherwise
expressly stated in these Booking Conditions we will not be liable or pay you
compensation if our contractual obligations to you are affected by "Force
Majeure". For the purposes of these Booking Conditions, Force Majeure means any
event beyond our or our supplier's control, the consequences of which could not
have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. Examples
include warfare and acts of terrorism (and threat thereof), civil strife,
significant risks to human health such as the outbreak of serious disease at
the travel destination or natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes or
weather conditions which make it impossible to travel safely to the travel
destination or remain at the travel destination, the act of any government or
other national or local authority including port or river authorities,
industrial dispute, labour strikes, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster,
fire, chemical or biological disaster, unavoidable technical problems with
transport and all similar events outside our or the supplier(s) concerned's
please note that
certain Travel Arrangements may be affected as a result of the United Kingdom's
decision to leave the European Union. This could include an unavailability of
certain flight routes, access to certain ports and airports and changes to the
visa requirements of British citizens travelling to, within or through the EU.
Please rest assured that this is something we will continue to monitor and will
advise our customers as soon as possible if we become aware of any confirmed
bookings that will be affected. However, since this is something which is completely
unprecedented and outside our control, we would treat any such changes as Force
Majeure, and whilst we will endeavour to provide suitable alternative
arrangements or refunds where possible, we will not be liable to pay you any
You are advised to
contact your GP as soon as possible for up to date health advice and
information for the destination you are travelling to. Certain vaccinations may
be recommended but not compulsory and other health precautions may need to be taken
to avoid any medical problems during your trip. It is your responsibility to
act upon the advice given as the Supplier/Principal would not be liable for any
such occurrences regarding health advice. Please check the Health office orders
issued by the relevant country of travel.
Passports & Visas:
It is your
responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration
requirements applicable to your itinerary. We can only provide general
information about this. You must check requirements for your own specific
circumstances with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates and your own doctor
as applicable. Requirements do change and you must check the up to date
position in good time before departure. All information provided relates to British
citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. If you are
not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your
own enquiries as to the applicable requirements. All customers (including
children) who make a booking are required to hold a current 10 year passport.
We will not be held responsible for any loss or delay that may occur as a
result of the passport or visa not being produced for travel. The carriage of
passengers and their baggage is subject to provisions of the applicable
international conventions such as the Montreal Convention, national legislation
and the carrier's conditions of carriage. Your specific passport and visa
requirements, and other immigration requirements are your sole responsibility
and you should confirm these with the relevant embassies and/or consulates of
the countries through or to which you are planning to travel. Requirements may
change so you must check the up to date position in good time before departure.
Neither we nor any Supplier/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. Please take special note that for all air travel
within the British Isles, airlines require photographic identification of a
specific type. If your passport is in its final year, you should check with the
Embassy of the country you are visiting. For further information contact the
Passport Office on 0870 5210410 or visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/citizenship/passports.
Special conditions apply for travel to the USA, and all passengers
must have individual machine readable passports. Please check https://uk.usembassy.gov. For European
holidays you should obtain a completed and issued form EHIC prior to departure.
Up to date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office, visit https://www.gov.uk/travelaware.
Non-British passport holders, including other EU nationals, should
obtain up to date advice on passport and visa requirements from the Embassy,
High Commission or Consulate of your destination or country(ies) through which
you are travelling.
We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur
any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa,
immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in
relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your
failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health
Law and Jurisdiction:
Conditions are governed by English law and we both agree that the courts of
England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute, claim or other
matter which may arise between us (unless you live in Scotland or Northern
Ireland, in which case you can bring proceedings in your local court under
Scottish or Northern Irish law, as applicable).
Accommodation Ratings and Standards:
ratings are as provided by the relevant Supplier/Principal and may not be the
official rating. These are intended to give a guide to the services and
facilities you should expect from your accommodation. Standards and ratings may
vary between countries, as well as between suppliers. We cannot guarantee the
accuracy of any ratings given.
Documentation & Information:
descriptions and content on our website or otherwise issued by us is done so on
behalf of the Supplier/Principal in question are intended to present a general
idea of the services provided by the Supplier/Principal. Not all details of the
relevant services can be included on our website. All services shown are
subject to availability. If you require any further details, in respect of any
Travel Arrangements or any other services please contact us.
Foreign Office Advice:
responsible for making yourself aware of Foreign Office advice in regard to the
safety of the countries and areas in which you will be travelling and to make
your decisions accordingly. Advice from the Foreign Office to avoid or leave a
particular country may constitute Force Majeure (see clause 22).
You are expected to
conduct yourself in an orderly and acceptable manner and not to disrupt the
enjoyment of others. If in the Supplier/Principal's opinion or in the opinion
of any other person in authority, your behaviour or that of any member of your
party is causing or is likely to cause distress, danger or annoyance to any
other customers or any third party, or damage to property, or to cause a delay
or diversion to transportation, the Supplier/Principal reserves the right to
terminate your booking immediately with no further liability to you. You
and/or your party may also be required to pay for loss and/or damage caused by
your actions and you and each member of your party will be jointly and
individually liable for any damage or losses caused. Full payment for any such
damage or losses must be paid directly to the Supplier/Principal prior to
departure. If you fail to make payment, you will be responsible for meeting any
claims (including legal costs) subsequently made against us because of your
actions together with all costs we incur in pursuing any claim against you.
We cannot be held responsible for the actions or behaviour of other
guests or individuals who have no connection with your booking arrangements or
Please ensure that ALL
documentation is thoroughly read and understood. It is your responsibility to
inform us of any discrepancies. Please note some suppliers may charge for
amendments and unfortunately in these circumstances, the client will be
responsible for any additional charges. Please ensure that you arrive in good time
for your departure, we cannot be held responsible for your failure to do so.
Hand baggage is included free
of charge. The allowance differs depending on the airline that you are
travelling on. We recommend that you check this with your specific airline
prior to travel as we cannot be held responsible for any items that exceed the weight/dimension
allowance. There is no hold baggage included in your holiday cost unless
otherwise stated. If you would like to add baggage to your reservation please
contact us on 0203 883 1777.
There are no transfers
included in your holiday cost unless otherwise stated. If you have added a
transfer to your booking, we will provide your mobile number to the transfer
supplier in order for them to send you a text message with your arrival and pick
up details. If you are not happy with us providing your mobile number, please
call our Customer Services team. If you have not booked a transfer, on arrival
at your destination you will normally find taxis just outside the terminal
building. To avoid getting overcharged, it is advisable to agree a cost before
you take the journey. If you would like to add transfers to your holiday,
please contact us on 0203 883 1777.
Please note inflight
meals are not included in the price stated unless otherwise advised at the time
Please be advised that
all inclusive starts at 12 noon on your day of arrival and ends at 12 noon on
the day of your departure. If you have booked late night flights and you miss
any meals on the first day they will not be offered to you on the day of your
Travellers under 18:
The person making
the booking accepts responsibility for paying for all the people on the
booking. They are also responsible for keeping everyone in the party informed
of the booking details. You must be at least 18 years old to make a booking
with us. The first named person travelling on the booking must be at least 18,
if all people travelling in your party are under 18 you need to provide a
letter of consent from your parent or guardian, please either email this letter
to [email protected] or send to:
Customer Service, Holiday
Buzz, Unit 305B, Collingham House 6-12 Gladstone Rd, Wimbledon, England, United
Kingdom SW19 1QT
. Not all airlines will allow unaccompanied minors to
travel, please double check with our reservations staff before booking your
Please note that if you are
hiring a car then you will need to supply a credit card as security when you
collect the car. No money will be taken from the card without your consent (all
details will be covered when you sign your agreements before taking the car).
In most destinations, you need to be over 21 to hire/drive a car. It is always
best to double check the age limit before booking. If you are hiring a car in
America further local taxes will be charged if you are under the age of 25, for
extra charges please contact one of our travel consultants.
If you have arranged to
park a car at a pre-booked car park please ensure that you know which car park
that you are to use. Please bear in mind that some airport car parks may
involve a coach transfer. Please allow time for this.
Ticket on Departure:
If you are
collecting documentation from the airport, this will normally ONLY be your
flight tickets. Please ensure that you have any other vouchers or insurance
documents either emailed, posted or faxed to you before you depart.
Flight Times & Tickets:
departure and arrival timings are given using the 24 hour system. Your flight
tickets will state the most up to date flight time information, so please read
them very carefully and ensure that you allow sufficient time to arrive at the
airport, normally 2 hours before departure for short and mid haul destinations
and 3 hours for long haul destinations. Tour operators make it a responsibility
of the traveller to re- confirm their homeward flight at least 48 hours before
departure. In accordance with EU Regulation 2111/2005, we are required to
advise you of the actual carrier operating your flight/connecting
flight/transfer, or if the actual carrier is not known at the time of booking,
the likely carrier that will operate your flights. Where we are only able to
inform you of the likely carrier we will tell you the actual carrier when we
become aware of it. There is an EC Community List of carriers which are subject
to an operating ban throughout Europe and we will not use one of these
airlines. In the event that an airline is or becomes listed, you may be
entitled to reimbursement or re-routing if your flight is cancelled because it
is subject to an operating ban. Please refer to the CAA's website www.caa.co.uk.
It is imperative that you confirm your inbound flight details with
the local office specified on your itinerary (not the Airport Authorities).
Failure to do so may mean that you may miss your flight because the departure
time has changed, or the airline may not allow you to board. We are not liable
for any losses if you do not reconfirm your inbound flight. For passengers who
will be 28 weeks pregnant at the time of the intended return flight, airlines
require a medical certificate confirming the passenger is medically fit to fly.
Airlines will not carry any passenger who will be 32 weeks or more pregnant by
the end of the intended return flight. Please contact your doctor or the
Department of Health for advice. Please note that in accordance with Air Navigation
Orders in order to qualify for infant status, a child must be under 2 years of
age on the date of its return flight. Flights timings on your confirmation
invoice are for guidance only and subject to change. You must check your flight
details and times on receiving your tickets and notify us immediately of any
errors. The times quoted on your documentation are local times and you must
check in at least 3 hours before the latest flight departure time advised by
us, regardless of any anticipated delay. Seats are not pre-bookable and you are
more likely to get seats that meet your requirements if you check in early. If
your outbound journey is not utilised, the inbound flight reservation is
automatically cancelled. We are not responsible for any losses if you arrive
late for the specified check-in time for the flight, or lose your flight
If you or any member of
your party misses 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.
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.
We cannot accept liability for any delay which is due to any of the
reasons set out in clause 19 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).
To ensure that we carry
out your instructions accurately, to help improve our service and in the
interest of security, we may monitor and/or record: your telephone calls and
customer transactions and activities on our website. All recordings are and shall
From time to time,
renovation or refurbishment and its associated noise are unavoidable at a
hotel. Often, we do receive advance notice of when it will begin, in which case
you will be informed prior to making your booking or within a reasonable time
of us being notified. If in any case you have not been informed, and we
consider the work will have a significant effect on your stay, we will then
review the option of partial or full refund.
We are able to
make enquiries of the supplier about the suitability of arrangements for you
and provide replies prior to booking. You must make all requests in advance
before a booking is confirmed.
Conditions of Suppliers:
Many of the
services which make up your holiday are provided by independent suppliers.
Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and
conditions Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own
terms and conditions which will form part of your contract with us. Some of
these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier's liability to
you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions. Copies of
the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from
us or the supplier concerned.
Data Protection & Privacy:
We are a
data controller in relation to your booking. 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 such as name, address,
any special needs/dietary requirements etc. We take full responsibility for
ensuring that proper security measures are in place to protect your information
whilst in our control. We must pass the information on to the relevant
suppliers of your travel arrangements such as airlines, hotels, transport
companies etc in order to arrange your booking. Where we are acting as a
package organiser, you may have booked through a travel agent and they may also
have their own data protection policy in place. The information may also be
provided to security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as
customs/immigration if required by them, or as required by law to detect and
By making a booking with us you agree to the use and disclosure of
the information you provide for the following purposes: to enable us to process
and fulfil your bookings (when it may be transferred abroad and /or to the
Service Provider), if you purchase insurance we may process your information
and pass it to insurers, for market research and analysis, to avoid fraud and
to enable us or our representatives to contact you by letter, telephone or
e-mail. You may unsubscribe from further contact at any time by clicking on the
relevant link in any emails we send you.
For more information on how we use your personal data, please see
Additionally, where your holiday is outside the European Economic
Area (EEA), controls on data protection in your destination may not be as
strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will not however, pass any
information onto any person not responsible for part of your travel
arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us
such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. If we
cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or
not, we cannot provide your booking.
Please note that where information is also held by a travel agent,
this is subject to your agents own data protection policy. You are entitled to
a copy of your information held by us. If you would like to see this, please
SECTION B: MULTI-CONTRACT PACKAGE
Multi-Contract Package Bookings:
Where your booking is for a Multi-Contract Package, as defined below, we will act as
a "Package Organiser" and you will receive the rights and benefits under the
Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 ("PTRs").
A "Multi-Contract Package" exists if you book a combination of at
least two different types of the following individual travel services, for the
purpose of the same trip or holiday:
rental of cars, motor vehicles or motorcycles (in certain
any other tourist service not intrinsically part of one of the above
provided that those travel services are purchased together from a
single visit to our website and selected by you before you agree to pay; or are
advertised, sold or charged at an inclusive or total price; or advertised or
sold under the term "package" or a similar term.
is called a Multi-Contract Package as you still have contracts with each of the
individual Supplier/Principals providing the Travel Arrangements, however we,
will accept responsibility for this booking as a Package Organiser.
NOTE: Please note that where you have made a booking which consists of not more
than one type of travel service as listed at (a) - (c) above, combined with one
or more tourist services as listed at (d) above, this will not create a
Multi-Contract Package where the tourist services:
do not account for 25% of the value of the combination and are not
advertised as, and do not otherwise represent, an essential feature of the
are selected and purchased after the performance of the transport,
accommodation or car rental has started.
will be treated as "Single Component" bookings and will not be afforded the
benefit of the rights under the PTRs. See Section A for the terms and
conditions which apply to these bookings.
Where you have
booked a Multi-Contract Package, we still act as agent on behalf of the
Supplier/Principals of your chosen Travel Arrangements but we will comply with
our legal obligations under the PTRs as your Package Organiser and this is
outlined in this Section B. This does not prejudice or otherwise affect our
agency status with Supplier/Principals.
Please note that
where you have booked airport parking, airport lounges travel insurance or
other such ancillary services ("Ancillary Services"), these products are not
considered "travel services" as defined in the PTRs, and therefore remain
outside scope of the PTRs, even where these are booked as part of a
Multi-Contract Package. Ancillary Services will always be treated as
"single-component" bookings - please see Section A for the terms and conditions
which apply to Ancillary Services.
Where you have booked a Multi-Contract Package, we reserve the right to
increase the price of confirmed Travel Arrangements within that Multi-Contract
Package solely to allow for increases which are a direct consequence of changes
the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from the cost of
fuel or other power sources;
the level of taxes or fees applicable to the Travel Arrangements
imposed by third parties not directly involved in the performance of the Travel
Arrangements, including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or
disembarkation fees at ports and airports; and
the exchange rates relevant to the Travel Arrangements.
will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% of
the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and
any amendment charges and/or additional services or travel arrangements. You
will be charged for the amount over and above that. However, if this means that
you have to pay an increase of more than 8% of the total price of the confirmed
Multi-Contract Package (excluding any amendment charges and/or additional
services), you will have the option of accepting the price increase and paying
the requested amount, accepting a change to another Multi-Contract Package if
we are able to offer one (if this is of equivalent or higher quality you will
not have to pay more but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the
difference in price), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies
paid to us, except for any insurance premiums and any amendment charges and/or
additional services or travel arrangements not forming part of your
Multi-Contract Package. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must
exercise your right to do so within 7 days from the issue date on your
the price of your Multi-Contract Package go down due to the changes mentioned
above then any refund due will be paid to you, less an administration fee of
£25 per person. However, please note that Travel Arrangements are not always
purchased in local currency and some apparent changes may have no impact on the
price of your Multi-Contract Package due to contractual and other protection in
will be no change made to the price of your confirmed Multi-Contract Package
within 20 days of your departure nor will refunds be paid during this period.
Transferring Your Multi-Contract Package
If any member of your party is prevented
from travelling on their Multi-Contract Package, that person(s) may transfer
their place to someone else, subject to the following conditions:
that person is introduced by you and satisfies all the conditions
applicable to the Travel Arrangements making up the Multi-Contract Package;
we are notified not less than 7 days before departure;
you pay any outstanding balance payment, an administration fee of
£25 per person transferring as well as any additional fees, charges or other
costs arising from the transfer; and
the transferee agrees to these Booking Conditions, the
Supplier/Principal's terms and conditions and all other requirements applicable
to the Travel Arrangements making up the Multi-Contract Package.
You and the transferee remain jointly and severally liable for
payment of all sums.
you are unable to find a replacement, cancellation charges as set out will
apply in accordance with clause 18. Otherwise, no refunds will be given for
passengers not travelling or for unused services.
If You Cancel your Multi-Contract Package
due to Unavoidable & Extraordinary Circumstances:
If you have booked a Multi-Contract Package, you have the right to
cancel your confirmed Multi-Contract Package before departure without paying a
cancellation charge in the event of "unavoidable and extraordinary
circumstances" occurring at your holiday destination or its immediate vicinity
and significantly affecting the performance of the Multi-Contract Package or
significantly affecting transport to the destination. In these circumstances,
we shall provide you with a full refund of the monies you have paid but we will
not be liable to pay you any compensation.
note that your right to cancel in these circumstances will only apply where the
Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against travel to your destination or
its immediate vicinity.
the purposes of this clause, "unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances"
means warfare, acts of terrorism, significant risks to human health such as the
outbreak of serious disease at the travel destination or natural disasters such
as floods, earthquakes or weather conditions which make it impossible to travel
safely to the travel destination.
If the Supplier/Principal Changes or
Cancels your Multi-Contract Package:
Where you have
booked a Multi-Contract Package and the Supplier/Principal makes a significant
change to or cancels the Travel Arrangements which form your Multi-Contract
Package, the provisions of this clause 51 will apply.
the Supplier/Principal makes a minor change to your Travel Arrangements, we
will make reasonable efforts to inform you as soon as reasonably possible if
there is time before your departure but we will have no liability to you.
Examples of minor changes include alteration of your outward/return flights by
less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to
another of the same or higher standard, changes of carriers. Please note that
carriers such as airlines used in the brochure may be subject to change.
the Supplier/Principal may have to make a significant change to your confirmed
Travel Arrangements. Examples of "significant changes" include the following,
when made before departure:
A change of accommodation area for the whole or a significant part
of your time away.
A change of accommodation to that of a lower standard or
classification for the whole or a significant part of your time away.
A change of outward departure time or overall length of your Travel
Arrangements by more than 12 hours.
A change of UK departure airport except between:
The London airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton,
Stansted, London City and Southend
The South Coast airports: Southampton,
Bournemouth and Exeter
The South Western airports: Cardiff and Bristol
The Midlands airports: Birmingham, East Midlands
and Doncaster Sheffield
The Northern airports: Liverpool, Manchester and
The North Eastern airports: Newcastle and
The Scottish airports: Edinburgh, Glasgow,
Prestwick and Aberdeen.
A significant change to your itinerary, missing
out one or more destination entirely.
If the Supplier/Principal has to make a significant change or cancel
your Travel Arrangements, we will tell you as soon as possible and if there is
time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of:
(for significant changes) accepting the changed
Travel Arrangements; or
having a refund of all monies paid; or
accepting an offer of alternative travel
arrangements of comparable or higher standard if available (at no extra cost);
if available, accepting an offer of alternative
travel arrangements of a lower standard, with a refund of the price difference
between the original Travel Arrangements and the alternative travel arrangements.
You must notify us of your
choice within 7 days of our offer. If we do not hear from you within 7 days, we
will contact you again to request notification of your choice. If you fail to
respond again we will assume that you have chosen to accept the change or alternative
Insurance If the
Supplier/Principal cancels or makes a significant change and you accept a
refund, we will provide a full refund of your travel insurance premiums if you
paid them to us and can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your
In addition to a full refund of all monies paid by you, we will pay
you compensation as detailed below, in the following circumstances:
If, where the Supplier/Principal makes a
significant change, you do not accept the changed Travel Arrangements and
cancel your booking;
If the Supplier/Principal cancels your booking
and no alternative travel arrangements are available.
compensation that we offer does not exclude you from claiming more if you are
entitled to do so.
Period before departure
in which we notify you
Amount you will receive
from us (per person)*
60 days or more
59 - 30 days
29 - 15 days
14 days or less
IMPORTANT NOTE: We will not pay you compensation in the following
where the Supplier/Principal makes a
where the Supplier/Principal makes a
significant change or cancels your Travel Arrangements more than 60 days before
where the Supplier/Principal makes a
significant change and you accept those changed Travel Arrangements or you
accept an offer of alternative Travel Arrangements;
where the Supplier/Principal has to
cancel your Travel Arrangements as a result of your failure to make full
payment on time;
where the change or cancellation by the
Supplier/Principal arises out of alterations to the confirmed booking requested
where the Supplier/Principal is forced
to cancel or change your Travel Arrangements due to Force Majeure (see clause
the Supplier/Principal becomes unable to provide a significant proportion of
the Multi-Contract Package that you have booked after you have departed, we
will, if possible, make alternative Travel Arrangements for you at no extra
charge and where those alternative Travel Arrangements are of a lower standard,
provide you with an appropriate price reduction.
Our Responsibilities in Respect of
Where you have booked a Multi-Contract
Package where we are acting as a Package Organiser, although we still act as
agent for the Supplier/Principals of your chosen Travel Arrangements and your
contract will be with the Supplier/Principals, we will accept responsibility
for the Travel Arrangements making up your Multi-Contract Package as an
"organiser" under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations
2018 as set out below. As such, we are responsible for the proper provision of
all the Travel Arrangements included in your Multi-Contract Package, as set out
on your confirmation invoice. Subject to these Booking Conditions, if we or the
Supplier/Principals negligently perform or arrange those Travel Arrangements
and we don't remedy or resolve your complaint within a reasonable period of
time, and this has affected the enjoyment of your Multi-Contract Package you
may be entitled to an appropriate price reduction or compensation or both. You
must inform us without undue delay of any failure to perform or improper
performance of the travel services included in this package. 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 Booking Conditions and the extent to which ours or our employees' or the
Supplier/Principal's negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your
Multi-Contract Package. Please note that it is your responsibility to show that
we or the Supplier/Principals have been negligent if you wish to make a claim
We will not be responsible or pay you
compensation for any injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense, cost or
other claim of any description if it results from:
the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected; or
the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party unconnected with the
provision of the services forming part of your Multi-Contract Package and which
were unavoidable and extraordinary; or
Force Majeure (as defined in clause 22).
We limit the amount of compensation we may
have to pay you if we are found liable under this clause:
loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions and
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 required to
have adequate insurance in place to cover any losses of this kind.
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 up to three times 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
Claims in respect of international travel by air, sea and rail, or
any stay in a hotel
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 Travel
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 Multi-Contract
Package booking 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
Multi-Contract Package booking.
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 arising out of your Multi-Contract Package booking, 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.
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.
It is a condition of our acceptance of
liability under this clause that you notify any claim to ourselves and our
Supplier/Principal(s) strictly in accordance with the complaints procedure set
out in these conditions.
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
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; or (b) relate to any business.
We will not accept responsibility for
services or facilities which were not included on your booking confirmation or
where they are not advertised in our brochure / on our website. For example any
excursion you book whilst away, or any service or facility which your hotel or
any other supplier agrees to provide for you.
Where it is impossible for you to return to
your departure point as per the agreed return date of your Multi-Contract
Package, due to "unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances", we shall provide
you with any necessary accommodation (where possible, of a comparable standard)
for a period not exceeding three nights per person. Please note that the
3-night cap does not apply to persons with reduced mobility, pregnant women or
unaccompanied minors, nor to persons needing specific medical assistance,
provided we have been notified of these particular needs at least 48 hours
before the start of your Multi-Contract Package. For the purposes of this
clause, "unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances" mean warfare, acts of
terrorism, significant risks to human health such as the outbreak of serious
disease at the travel destination or natural disasters such as floods,
earthquakes or weather conditions which make it impossible to travel safely
back to your departure point.
Insolvency Protection for Multi-Contract
We provide financial protection
Multi-Contract Packages which include flights, by way of our Air Travel
Organiser's Licence number 12057, issued by the Civil Aviation Authority,
Gatwick Airport South, West Sussex, RH6 0YR, UK, telephone 0333 103 6350, email
[email protected]. Some of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this
Website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does
not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. This
website will provide you with information on the protection that applies in the
case of each holiday and travel service offered before you make your booking.
If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL
protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip
are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our
booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial
protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.caa.co.uk.
When you buy a flight inclusive Multi-Contract Package from us you will receive
an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is 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 and European Economic Area (EEA).
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
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.
provide financial security for Multi-Contract Packages not including flights by
way of a bond held by a trust account Protected Trust Service (PTS).
you book Travel Arrangements that don't form part of a Multi-Contract Package
your monies will not be financially protected. Please ask us for further
Prompt Assistance for Multi-Contract
If you have booked a Multi-Contract
Package and whilst you are on holiday, you find yourself in difficulty for any
reason we will offer you such prompt assistance as is appropriate in the
circumstances. In particular, we will provide you with appropriate information
on health services, local authorities and consular assistance, and with
distance communications and finding alternative Travel Arrangements. Where you
require assistance that is not owing to any failure by us, our employees or
sub-contractors, we will not be liable for the costs of any alternative Travel
Arrangements or other such assistance you require. Any Supplier/Principal,
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 Booking 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. Furthermore, we reserve the right to charge you a fee for our
assistance in the event that the difficulty is caused intentionally by you or a
member of your party, or otherwise through your or your party's negligence.
Please note that clause 53 only applies to customers who have booked
a Multi-Contract Package.
SECTION C: SUPPLIER/PRINCIPAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
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