TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Important Tour Information from Opportunity Travel
Early reservations are recommended, since our group sizes are limited, tours do sell out quickly and airlines/hotel blocks are limited and often sell out of their best fares/rates, months in advance.
In order to hold a reservation, we require a non-refundable deposit, per person. Full, non-refundable payment is due 60 days prior to departure or as outlined in each tour/conference/event. Prices are quoted in US dollars. Payment for airfare is due at the time the tickets are issued. We accept VISA, MC, AMEX, money orders, or wire transfers. If you are paying by credit card, it will show up on your bill as being paid to Opportunity Travel. Make money orders payable to Opportunity Travel, 235 NE 4th Ave., Suite 102, Delray Beach, FL 33483.
Upon receiving your deposit, we will email you confirmation and a trip itinerary. Three weeks prior to the trip, we will mail you your airline tickets (should we be issuing them), general information on the country and our tour, hotel information and luggage tags.
Unless otherwise noted, accommodations are based on double occupancy. Participants who specifically request single accommodations must pay a single supplement. If you are traveling alone and wish to share a room with another participant, we will try to find a roommate for you, although we cannot guarantee a match. The single supplement cost is due when you register. If a roommate is available, we will issue you a credit.
Opportunity Travel Life Adventure Tours are completely non-refundable. If you cancel due to medical reasons that are covered by your purchased travel-insurance policy, we will advise the insurance company that your travel and conference or tour fees are non-refundable.
Rates are based on group participation and no refunds or allowances will be made for absence during the tour, or for activities missed, even if for the causes beyond the control of the participant.
Opportunity Travel & Conference Services, Inc. (OT & CS), reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including insufficient signup or logistical problems that may impede trip operations. The refund of all land payments received shall release OT & CS from any further liability. A trip canceled due to insufficient signup would normally occur a minimum of one month prior to departure.
OT & CS must normally make substantial payments to its suppliers (hotels, transportation companies, etc.) far in advance of the scheduled embarkation date. If a trip is canceled due to acts of God, war, labor strikes, earthquake, flooding, etc., OT & CS will promptly refund the portion of the trip cost not already advanced to suppliers and use its best efforts to recover and refund the balance as promptly as possible. However, OT & CS does not guarantee recovery of any or all of the advance payments made, and our use of best efforts to recover these payments will not include the institution of any legal proceedings in foreign jurisdictions.
RESPONSIBILITY & LIMITED LIABILTY
Your payment represents your acceptance of the following terms and conditions:
The responsibility of Opportunity Travel & Conference Services (OT & CS) is limited. OT & CS gives notice that services provided in connection with its itineraries, including transportation, hotel accommodations, restaurants, and other services, are purchased from various independent suppliers who are not affiliated with OT & CS . Although it endeavors to choose the best suppliers available, OT & CS has no right to control their operations and therefore makes these travel arrangements upon the express condition that OT & CS , and its own agents and employees, shall not be liable for any delay, mishap, inconvenience, expense, irregularity, bodily injury or death to person, or damage to property occasioned through the conduct or default of any company or individual engaged in providing these services. Each of these passenger conveyance companies, tour companies, hotels, restaurants, etc., is subject to the laws of the state or country where the service is provided.
OT & CS shall not be liable for: (a) expenses such as additional hotel nights and meals not specified in the individual trip itineraries that may be required either en route, prior to, or following a trip, when caused by individual clients’ travel arrangements, by airline scheduling or airline schedule changes, canceled flights, missed flight connections, or by other factors not under OT & CS’ control; (b) expenses incurred in recovering luggage lost by airlines, belongings left behind on a trip, or in shipping purchases or other goods home from abroad; (c) bodily injury or property damage for any reason, including but not limited to acts of God, weather, quarantines, strikes, civil disturbance, theft, default, detention, annoyance, changes in government regulations, terrorism, war, or failure of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, etc., over which it ( OT & CS ) has no control.
OT & CS reserves the right to take photographic or film records of any of our trips, and may use any such records for promotional and/or commercial purposes. OT & CS reserves the right to substitute both trip leaders and hotels from those listed in our promotion without notice. If improvements in the itinerary can be made, or unforeseen conditions beyond OT & CS’ control make changes necessary, they reserve the right to alter itineraries or substitute speakers without penalty. OT & CS reserves the right to decline to accept or to restrain from further participation any person it judges to be incapable of meeting the rigors and requirements of participating in the activities, or any person whose actions or deportment impede trip operation or the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of other trip members. A refund based on cost of unused land services is the limit of OT & CS responsibility in such a case.
The issuance of acceptance of vouchers or tickets shall be considered consent of the above conditions. By joining our tour you are assuming all these risks and agreeing to indemnify OT & CS , our partner organizations, their officers, directors and employees harmless for any and all liability that may arise in connection with your participation in an Opportunity Travel Tour or Conference.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO INCREASE THE PROGRAM PRICE IF CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS NECESSITATE IT. THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR CONFIRMATION FORM AND PAYMENT IS ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING CANCELLATION PENALTIES, AS STATED WITHIN THIS TEXT.
Limitations & Participant’s Responsibility:
Please realize that on this tour you will encounter many cultural and geographical differences such as ethnic foods, changes in altitude and weather. At times our tours could be physically demanding and may require climbing stairs and extensive walking. We try to stay at the best or most accommodating hotels in each area, but at times we may run into hotels with problems or limitations such as weak water pressure, limited or no hot water, lack of elevators and handicap facilities and no non-smoking rooms.
Participants have the responsibility to select a trip appropriate to their abilities and interests. We are happy to discuss our tours with you, as well as provide you with names of past participants who can discuss their experience with you. Participants are held responsible for being in sufficient good health to undertake the trip and are responsible for preparing for the trip by studying the itinerary and pre-departure information packets sent by OT & CS .
For the protection of your investment, we strongly recommend that you purchase individual TRIP, AIR, HEALTH, ACCIDENT, BAGGAGE AND CANCELLATION INSURANCE. We feel it is a must these days. Feel free to contact Maria Maher in our office at +800.926.6575 or +561.266.6570 for more information. Please note that rates are based on the total dollar amount of your trip and your age.