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  Copyright ©2019 Adventure Holidays Limited, Hong Kong.

TERMS OF SERVICE

 

TERMS OF SERVICE

CONSENT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This is the Terms & Conditions of Adventure Holidays Limited, for which Political Holidays is a trade name. Access to and use of the services of Adventure Holidays Limited. (“Political Holidays” and/or “our”) and our website is subject to acceptance of these terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”). By accessing, using or obtaining any content, products, or services through our offices or through our website, you, the purchaser and/or traveler (“Customer” and “passenger” and “you/your”) agree to be bound by these terms. PLEASE READ THE TERMS BEFORE USING OUR SERVICES. These terms and conditions govern the relationship between Adventure Holidays Limited and you, the Customer. These terms restrict your rights and remedies and provide protection to Adventure Holidays. These also include warranty disclaimers and liability exclusions. By using this website you acknowledge and agree (a) this is a fair balance because this website is accessible by you conveniently and at no charge to access the website; and (b) if you do not agree or do not accept these Terms of Service, you can choose to not use this website or Political Holidays offices. So, if anything is in these Terms of Service, including warranty disclaimers and liability exclusions, that you disagree with or are not willing to be bound by, or if something is missing from these Terms and Conditions that you consider essential, then you must not use this website. IF THERE IS ANY PART OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE OR POLITICAL HOLIDAYS SERVICES. No alterations to these terms and conditions may be made by any POLITICAL HOLIDAYS employee, authorized representative or agent, unless in writing by an authorized officer of POLITICAL HOLIDAYS.

DEPOSIT

Deposits are non–refundable. If you cancel your booking, deposits cannot be refunded. Cash in full must be paid upon arrival.

 

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

It is the responsibility of each Customer to obtain and carry a valid passport, visa(s), and all other documents required by applicable government regulations. The name, date of birth and gender that appears on the identification card must exactly match the same such data that is listed on airline ticket(s) and booking records. Political Holidays strongly recommends that you take into account that certain countries will not admit a passenger, if their passport expires within six (6) months of the date of entry. Children and infants also require all such travel documents. You acknowledge any failure to strictly comply with these requirements may result in denied boarding or an undue delay at an airport security checkpoint causing Customer to miss flight(s), and subsequent scheduled travel bookings on cruises and tours. Check each supplier’s website to ensure you and all members in your travel group or party obtain and carry travel documentation required.

When you receive any and all travel documents, it is the sole responsibility of the customer to review and verify all information. Contact Political Holidays immediately if changes or corrections are required.

 

INDIVIDUAL ENTRY AND EXIT REQUIREMENTS

Each foreign country holds different views of past criminal offenses, whether within or outside of their boundaries.  If you have a current or past offense, and you are unsure how the country you are traveling to (or through) views that offense, please contact that country directly for entry and exit requirements.  

 

RISKS/SAFETY

Travel to certain destinations may involve greater risk than others. Political Holidays urges customers to remain informed on a daily basis as to current news events, as well as to review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by your Government prior to booking travel to international destinations. BY OFFERING FOR SALE TRAVEL TO PARTICULAR DESTINATIONS, POLITICAL HOLIDAYS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT TRAVEL TO SUCH POINTS IS ADVISABLE OR WITHOUT RISK, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR COSTS, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES THAT MAY RESULT FROM TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATIONS. CUSTOMER’S PARTICIPATION CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH EVENTS AT CUSTOMER’S OWN RISK.

 

USE OF POLITICAL HOLIDAYS ACCESS AND INFORMATION FOR TRAVEL BOOKINGS

You warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and possess the legal authority to enter into this agreement and to make travel bookings with Political Holidays by any means, including our Web site in accordance with all terms and conditions herein. You agree to be financially responsible for all of your travel bookings (as well as for use of your account by others, including, without limitation, minors living with you). You agree to supervise all usage of Political Holidays communications by minors under your name or account. You also warrant that all information supplied by you or members of your household transacting business with Political Holidays is true and accurate. Without limitation, any speculative, false, or fraudulent reservation or any reservation in anticipation of demand is prohibited. You agree that the travel services reservations facilities provided by Political Holidays shall be used only to make legitimate reservations or purchases for you or for another person for whom you are legally authorized to act.

You agree to abide by the terms and conditions of purchase imposed by Political Holidays, including, but not limited to, payment of all amounts when due and compliance with the supplier’s rules and restrictions regarding availability and use of fares, products, or services. You understand that any violation of any such conditions of purchase may result in cancellation of your reservation(s) or purchase, in your being denied access to any flights, hotels, or other reservations, in your forfeiting any monies paid for such reservation(s) or purchase, and in Political Holidays debiting your account for any costs Political Holidays incurs as a result of such violation. You shall be completely responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes, and assessments arising out of your travel bookings through access provided by Political Holidays.

 

PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Unless otherwise defined during the reservation process, final payment is due upon arrival at the destination. Your right to a refund if you change or cancel your travel plans is limited. All cancellation requests must be sent to Political Holidays in writing. As a result of cancellation, Political Holidays’ and third party supplier’s cancellation penalties will apply. Cancellation penalties are advised at time of booking and provided to you upon confirmation. If you have any questions, or any penalties are unclear, please contact your Political Holidays agent. All cancellation fees will be charged to you.

AIR, CHECK-IN, SCHEDULE RECONFIRMATION

UNLESS SET FORTH IN WRITING, AIRLINE RESERVATIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TRAVEL PLANS. In such event, it is the Customer’s responsibility to make appropriate air arrangements, as well as transportation to and from the destination where the travel booking originates and returns. Political Holidays shall not assume any responsibility for any air and/or ground schedule changes. In rare instances, upon departure from a country, certain departure taxes must be paid in cash only, and may vary in price. Due to enhanced security, it is strongly recommended that you check in a minimum of 2 hours prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights and 3 hours prior to scheduled departure time for international flights. Reconfirm flight times at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure time for domestic flights, and 72 hours prior for international flights. Failure to use a reservation may result in automatic cancellation of all continuing and return flights, as well as forfeiture of airfares.

 

LATE BOOKINGS

Prospective customers are advised to reserve early to avoid disappointment and additional late booking fees.

 

TOURS: NO REFUND FOR UNUSED ARRANGEMENTS AND MINIMUM PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS

As Political Holidays’ tour prices are based on contract rates, there will not be any refund for any unused portion of a tour. Some group tours are based on minimum numbers of passengers traveling; if the number of passengers falls below the minimum required, a surcharge may be imposed or the tour may be canceled.

 

CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS

Currency exchange rates fluctuate. Prices are subject to change based upon currency exchange rate fluctuations, provided actual variations have occurred.

 

ALTERATIONS TO CONFIRMED BOOKINGS

If you decide to change any portion of your confirmed arrangements prior to departure or during your trip, we will attempt to assist you. Certain bookings may not be able to be changed. All desired changes must be made in writing to Political Holidays.

HEALTH/SECURITY/TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

Each Customer is responsible to make absolutely certain to have the proper immunizations and required documentation of such immunizations before travel, and to make the necessary accommodation for security rules imposed by government authorities. Political Holidays shall not assume responsibility for the accuracy of health requirements or vaccination and/or documentation prior to departure or upon landing at the final destination. See your health practitioner for advice. Prior to travel, required inoculations, if any, must be recorded by Customer’s health practitioner on a valid vaccination certificate, which the Customer must carry for proof of inoculation where required.

 

LIMITATIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND DISCLOSURE

Political Holidays acts solely as a booking agent for disclosed principal supplier cruise lines, hotels, airlines, air charters, bus companies, ground transportation, boat purveyors or owners, and other independent contractors providing accommodations, transportation, and/or other services (“supplier(s)”), and is not the source or provider of the travel services. Each of these supplier companies is an independent entity with its own management, and is not subject to the control of Political Holidays. Customer is advised that the suppliers whose names appear in travel documentation are those actually responsible for providing the travel services purchased, and consents to the use of those suppliers, and understands and agrees each supplier’s Terms and Conditions are contained in printed form and are set forth on their respective Web sites, which govern the transaction. All bookings are accepted by Political Holidays as agent for the travel suppliers on your itinerary. The transportation, accommodations and other services provided by the identified sea, ground, and air operator suppliers offered are subject to the terms and conditions contained in the tickets, exchange orders or vouchers issued by them and/or their suppliers, including Terms and Conditions on their respective Web sites. BECAUSE POLITICAL HOLIDAYS ACTS AS AGENT FOR DISCLOSED PRINCIPAL SUPPLIERS, AND DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONTROL THE OPERATIONS OF SUCH INDEPENDENT OPERATORS AND SUPPLIERS, YOU AGREE ANTHONY TRAVEL IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, WHICH MAY ARISE OUT OF THESE SERVICES. POLITICAL HOLIDAYS HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, IN CONNECTION WITH THE GOODS OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY ANY PRINCIPAL SUPPLIER BOOKING THROUGH ANTHONY TRAVEL’S OFFICE OR THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LIABILITY FOR ANY ACT, ERROR, OMISSION, INJURY, LOSS, ACCIDENT, DELAY OR IRREGULARITY WHICH MAY BE INCURRED THROUGH THE FAULT, NEGLIGENCE, WILFUL ACTS, OMISSIONS OR OTHERWISE OF SUCH SUPPLIER, OR OF ANY SUPPLIER OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SERVANTS, OR REPRESENTATIVES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR FAILURE TO DELIVER OR THEIR PARTIAL OR INADEQUATE DELIVERY OF SERVICES, FUEL INCREASES, AND OTHER MATTERS OUTSIDE OF POLITICAL HOLIDAYS’ CONTROL, AND YOU HEREBY EXONERATE POLITICAL HOLIDAYS FROM ANY LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE SAME. Weather conditions, including but not limited to the presence or absence of snow, sunshine, and rainfall are not guaranteed to occur or not occur, and are clearly outside of Political Holidays’ control. Volcanic eruptions, ash clouds, and wind may be characterized as an adverse weather condition or a natural disaster by suppliers and your travel insurance company, which is beyond the control of Political Holidays. Political Holidays reserves the right to cancel any itinerary or any part of it, to make such alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary, and to refuse to accept or to retain as a member of any tour any person at any time. Political Holidays shall not assume any responsibility for any air and/or ground schedule changes. Political Holidays has solely received commission and fees for travel transactions and Customer agrees and understands that any recovery from Political Holidays will be limited to the commission and fees paid by Customer actually received by Political Holidays.

 

FORCE MAJEURE

“Force Majeure” means, in relation to Political Holidays, any circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Political Holidays, (including, but without limitation, acts of God, explosion, flood, tempest, forceful wind, fire or accident, war or threat of war declared or undeclared, acts of terrorism, sabotage, insurrection, riots, strikes, civil disturbance, requisition, sickness, quarantine, government intervention, weather conditions, defects in machinery and vehicles, delay, wildlife, or other untoward occurrences).

Political Holidays shall not be deemed to be in breach of these terms and conditions or otherwise be liable to you, by reason of delay in performance, or by non-performance, of any of its obligations hereunder to the extent that any such delay or non-performance is due to any Force Majeure. THE PURCHASE OF TRAVEL INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ON ALL TRIPS.

If Political Holidays, and/or any of its travel suppliers, are affected by Force Majeure, they shall be entitled to, and may in their sole and absolute discretion, vary or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the trip. Payment of any refund by Political Holidays to you as a result of the non-performance of any obligations hereunder shall remain in its sole and absolute discretion, although Political Holidays shall use its reasonable efforts to reimburse you where possible. However, Political Holidays shall be entitled to deduct from any refund recoverable the reasonable actual and potential costs to Political Holidays of the Force Majeure and applicable cancellation fees.

Regarding civil unrest, once Political Holidays has investigated the prevailing situation, as it deems fit, it shall remain in POLITICAL HOLIDAYS’ sole and absolute discretion whether to proceed with the trip. You may in such circumstances cancel the trip subject to Political Holidays’ and each supplier’s terms and conditions.

 

Acceptance of Risk

Clients are only accepted on the understanding that they fully accept, appreciate and understand the possible risks of a tour and that they agree to take these risks of their own free will. The Client acknowledges that there is a significant element of personal risk in participating on a tour. The Client accepts and consents to the personal risks inherent in the implementation of this contract, and accepts the limitations of the Company’s liability set out herein as being reasonable. Further that it is to be understood that in many places in which The Company operates as per the brochure standards of hygiene, accommodation facilities, safety and law enforcement may be very poor or less than in the Client’s own country.

The Company will do all that is reasonably possible in the uninsured and uninsurable countries to look after the welfare of each client, to assist in the event of the need for emergency evacuation of any client within the bounds of what is reasonable in the particular circumstances. These circumstances will mostly be dictated by terrain, access to transport and possible problems caused by banditry, war and/or terrorism and also the circumstances of the other group members.

It is expected, and a commonsense and a reasonable requirement that Clients will carry emergency funds with them to cover any such emergency. Some of our destinations are under travel advisories by many governments therefore may not covered for Insurance purposes against War and Terrorism, the Company will not be held liable for any effects resulting from these causes. Clients will be deemed to have reasonably informed themselves of current situations in the countries, to have read the Company literature, and to have made up their own minds. These situations are expected to change in the future. If any potential client is not prepared to accept these conditions and the often inability of the Company to change circumstances, for reasons beyond its control, then please do not book with us.

The Client acknowledges that they are responsible to make themselves aware your government’s travel advisories and any other sources available to them in regard to the safety of the countries and areas in which they will be traveling and to make their decisions accordingly. Whilst we will do our best to inform clients of relevant changes to official Travel Advice service, it is up to the Client, and not the Company, to know what your government recommends in relation to a certain country, or region of a country and to be adequately insured to travel there.

The Company accepts no liability if the Client a) chooses to cancel a booking because your government advises against it or b) is not adequately insured to travel. Check travel advice from your own government's state department offers advice which states that your nationality specifically is at danger if travelling to the region. The Company reserves the right at any time to require the Client to produce a doctor’s certificate certifying that the Client is fit to participate in the tour.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

UNLESS SPECIFICALLY NOTED, TRAVEL INSURANCE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST OF CUSTOMER’S ITINERARY TO PROTECT AGAINST THIRD PARTY SUPPLIER DEFAULT/BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION, DELAY, INTERRUPTION, MISSED CONNECTION FOR CRUISES, CANCELLATION, MEDICAL EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION/EVACUATION & REPATRIATION, BAGGAGE & PERSONAL EFFECTS/LOST LUGGAGE & BAGGAGE DELAY, ILLNESS, JOB LOSS PROTECTION AND CHANGE OF PLANS, ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISABILITY, TRAVEL ACCIDENT/SICKNESS MEDICAL EXPENSES, AND MORE. PROPER INSURANCE MAY PROTECT YOU FROM FINANCIAL LOSS IN ALMOST ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. Without appropriate travel insurance, Customer understands and agrees that if Customer cancels or interrupts Customer’s travel for any reason, portions of the trip/tour may not be refunded and Political Holidays’ and travel suppliers cancellation penalties will apply resulting in the loss of monies up to the full cost of Customer’s travel booking and related costs. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to purchase any other product or service offered by Political Holidays. Employees of Political Holidays are not qualified or authorized to: answer technical questions about benefits, exclusions, and conditions of any insurance offered, nor evaluate the adequacy of the prospective insured’s existing insurance coverage

 

ALTERATIONS IN TRAVEL PLANS

Alterations in itinerary may be necessitated for any number of reasons, including but not limited to severe weather at the sole discretion of Political Holidays and subject to supplier terms and conditions. If a property, supplier, activity, or area is deleted for any reason, it may be replaced with a comparable one.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEOS

Political Holidays reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event or during any travel activity, without the express written permission of those included within the photograph/video. Political Holidays may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by Political Holidays, including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc. Any person desiring not to have their photo taken or distributed must contact Political Holidays in writing at info@politicalholidays.com of his/her intentions and include a photograph.

 

NO COPYING OR EDITING

No material from this website may be modified, copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, displayed, transmitted, performed, licensed, used to make a derivative work, transferred, sold or distributed in any way, without our prior written consent. You may not frame or mirror any material on this website on any other server or other location. Unauthorized use of any such material on any other website or computer environment or elsewhere is prohibited.

 

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS: CHANGES TO THESE TERMS

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change these Terms at any time. Updated versions of the Terms will be posted here on this website and are effective immediately on posting. Please check frequently, especially before you use this website, to see if these Terms changed. Use of the website after any changes to the Terms constitutes your consent to the changes.

 

ACCESS TO PASSWORD PROTECTED/SECURED AREAS

Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of this website is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of this website may be subject to prosecution.

 

RIGHT TO CORRECT ERRORS/OFFERS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

We reserve the right to correct errors. All land and event offers are subject to availability and may change without notice. In the event of a land or event pricing error or omission, we reserve the right to adjust such pricing or make any other corrections.

 

GENERAL

The laws of Hong Kong govern these Terms and Conditions. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts the British Virgin Islands in all disputes arising out of or relating to travel bookings with Political Holidays, including the use of the Political Holidays Web site. Use of the Political Holidays Web site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph.

If any part of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and agreement shall continue in effect.

These Terms and Conditions (and any other terms and conditions referenced herein) constitute the entire agreement between the Customer and Political Holidays with respect to travel bookings made with Political Holidays by any means accessing such information, including its’ Web site, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between Customer and Political Holidays with respect to communications with Political Holidays, including the Political Holidays Web site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms and Conditions to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

 

COPYRIGHT

No part may be reproduced or reused for any other purpose without due acknowledgement and advance written permission of the copyright holder. The content on this website is provided for information purposes only. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this information, Political Holidays makes no guarantee and accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions it may contain. This website also offers links to other Internet sites which are outside of the control of Adventure Holidays Limited. It is the responsibility of users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, reliability and correctness of information contained on these sites.

Last Updated: May 06, 2019