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Polar Routes is a trading name of Latin Routes Limited, a company registered in England and Wales (Co.No. 07661074) whose registered office is at Suite 2, Millennium House, Eden Street, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1BL. Your contract incorporates these Booking Conditions and by making a booking with us you confirm your acceptance of these Booking Conditions
A.BOOKING AND PAYMENT
A.1 YOUR RESERVATION
A.1.1 When you make a booking and pay your deposit or full payment (as applicable), we will reserve your travel arrangements on the basis of these Booking Conditions. Your booking will be taken as confirmed in respect of all persons named on your booking and a binding contract between us will come into existence only when we send our Confirmation Invoice to you. Prior to doing so, we may send you an acknowledgement of your booking. Any such acknowledgement simply indicates that we are dealing with your booking request and is not a confirmation of it.
A.1.2 Please check your Confirmation Invoice together with all other documents send you as soon as you receive them. Contact us immediately if any information which appears on the Confirmation Invoice or elsewhere appears to be incorrect or incomplete, as it may not be possible to make changes later. We regret we cannot accept any responsibility if we are not notified of any inaccuracies in any document within ten days of our sending it out (five days for tickets). Whilst we will do our best to rectify any inaccuracies notified outside these time limits, you will be responsible for any costs and expenses involved in doing so except where we made the mistake and there is good reason why you did not contact us within the above time limits.
A.1.3 Any contract is with the “Lead Name” as shown on the Booking Form. We can only accept a booking if the Lead Name is at least 18 years old on or before the date of departure. If the Lead Name is under 18 at the time of booking, the written consent of a parent or guardian is required before the booking can be made.
A.1.4 The Lead Name is responsible for ensuring that other members of his/her party are aware of these Booking Conditions and that they consent to him/her acting on their behalf in dealings with us.
A.2 OUR PRICE POLICY, PAYMENT TERMS AND SURCHARGES
A.2.1 We reserve the right to alter prices shown in any of our brochures or in any website and we will inform you of any price changes prior to the issue of our Confirmation Invoice. Once our Confirmation Invoice has been issued then, save in the case of manifest error, any price changes may only be made in accordance with the remaining provisions of these Booking Conditions and we particularly draw your attention to the clause A.2.4 below in relation to surcharges
A.2.2 When you make your booking you are usually required to pay a deposit of £200 or 10% of the total price whichever is the greater. However, for certain of our packages an increased deposit may be required and we will advise you of the deposit requirements at the time of booking. If your travel is due to commence within 12 weeks of your booking, then the total price shall be payable at the time of booking. In any event the balance of the total price of your travel arrangements must be paid at least 10 weeks prior to travel commencing. Your booking will not be confirmed until we receive your deposit and if the balance is not paid by the due date then we shall cancel your booking and retain any deposit.
A.2.3 For payment by credit card there is a surcharge of 2% added by the card issuer. This will be automatically added to the amount required for payment. No further charge is made for payments by debit card
A.2.4 Changes in transportation costs (including the cost of fuel) duties, taxes, fees, exchange rates or supplier costs mean that we reserve the right to alter the price of your travel arrangements even after the issue of our Confirmation Invoice. No alteration shall be made to the price of your travel arrangements within 30 days of travel commencing. We will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% or less of the total price of your travel arrangements (excluding any amendment charges). You will be charged for the amount over and above that. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the total price of your travel arrangements (excluding any amendment charges), you will have the option of either
A.2.4.1 accepting a change to alternative travel arrangements if we are able to offer them. If any alternative travel arrangements are of 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
A.2.4.2 cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days of receiving details of our surcharges
If due to changes in costs etc as mentioned above, the price of your travel arrangements goes down by more than 2% of the total price of your travel arrangements (excluding any amendment charges), then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place.
B. CHANGES AND CANCELLATION BY US
B.1 IF WE CHANGE YOUR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE DEPARTURE
B.1.1 We hope and expect to be able to provide you with all the services we have confirmed to you in our Confirmation Invoice. We plan arrangements a long time in advance of travel commencing using independent suppliers such as airlines, hotels, cruise operators etc., over whom we have no direct control. On occasions changes do have to be made, and we reserve the right to make these. Most of these changes are minor. However, if we consider them a “Significant Change” we will endeavour to advise you as soon as reasonably possible. A Significant Change includes, purely by way of example, a change of accommodation to that of a lower category and/or price, a change of flight time of more than 12 hours, a change of UK departure airport, or a significant change of destination. In accordance with EU regulations we are required to advise you of the actual air carrier operating your flight/connecting flight/transfer. We do this by listing carriers to be used or likely to be used on the relevant brochure pages and/or on our website and/or on your Confirmation Invoice. Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Such a change is deemed to be a minor change.
B.1.2 In the case of a Significant Change before your departure we will provide you with three alternatives:
B.1.2.1 alternative travel arrangements of equivalent or of very closely similar standard and price, if available, or
B.1.2.2 alternative travel arrangements of a lower standard together with a refund of the difference in price; or
B.1.2.3 cancel your travel arrangements with a full refund of all monies paid.
In all 3 cases, compensation will be paid as detailed in clause D.1 below unless the change occurs as a result of circumstances beyond our control where clause H.1 will apply.
B.2 IF WE CANCEL YOUR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
B.2.1 In the unlikely event we need to cancel your travel arrangements we will tell you as soon as possible. However we will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 30 days before departure unless it is for a reason outside our control as provided in clause H.1. If we have to cancel your travel arrangements we will provide you with three alternatives:
B.2.1.1 alternative travel arrangements of equivalent or of very closely similar standard and price, if available, or
B.2.1.2 alternative travel arrangements of a lower standard together with a refund of the difference in price; or
B2.1.3 cancel your travel arrangements with a full refund of all monies paid.
In all 3 cases, compensation will be paid as detailed in clause D.1 below unless the change occurs as a result of circumstances
beyond our control (in which case clause H.1 will apply) or we cancel as a result of your failure to pay your deposit or the balance or any other sum when due or where clause B.2.2 applies.
B.2.2 We regret that some travel packages shown on our website or in our brochures can only be operated if a sufficient number of people book them. If there is insufficient demand, we have the right to cancel the travel arrangements in question. If we have to do so, we promise we will tell you no later than 30 days prior to departure. In this situation, you will then have the choice of the options shown in clause B.2.1 together with the option, if possible, of the same package departing on a different date. Where we cancel for lack of numbers in accordance with this clause B.2.2, no compensation or other amounts (for example, the cost of any connected travel arrangements you have made independently) will be payable.
C CHANGES AND CANCELLATION BY YOU
C.1 IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING
C.1.1 If you want to change your travel arrangements in any way you must inform us in writing as soon as possible. We will try to help you, although we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to do this as changes are subject to availability at the time. Please note that typically changes to scheduled flight tickets are very restrictive.
C.1.2 Where we can make a change, we will charge for any additional services, facilities, or other items changed, at the price which applies on the day the change is made. In addition, we will also apply an administration charge for each person on the booking and for each item you want to change as shown in the table below together with any further costs we incur, for example with our suppliers, in making any change
C.1.3 Any booking discount you may have received at the time your original booking was made may be altered or reduced whenever changes are made if such discount has since been altered, reduced or withdrawn.
C.1.4 If you have paid supplements for accommodation and the number of people in your accommodation changes, you may have to pay extra. In addition you may lose any free or reduced infant and child places or any free group places.
C.1.5 Any change to your departure date, airport, transport, destination, accommodation, or length of travel has to apply to all members of your booking.
Table of Administration Charges for Changes made by You
The costs shown are per change per person and do not include any further costs that we may incur in making the changes or any charges made by our suppliers for such changes
|Request for change received prior to more than 56 days prior to departure||Request for change received less than 56 days prior to departure|
Note 1: It is not possible to transfer your booking to a departure date more than 4 months after your original travel date without incurring cancellation charges.
Note 2: You are not permitted to change all the names on any booking and at least one of the passengers (over 18) on the original booking must remain, unless you are prevented from travelling for reasons beyond your control and not simply following a change of mind.
Note 3: When we refer to 'Optional Extras', we mean anything you choose to add to your booking that is additional to the inclusive transport and accommodation arrangements you book. For example, car hire, weddings or park tickets. If you cancel any Optional Extras for which there is a cost, we will apply the charges above.
C.2 IF YOU CANCEL YOUR BOOKING
C.2.1 If you wish to cancel all or part of your booking, you must write to us. If some or all of your party cancel their booking or we are entitled to treat your booking as cancelled in accordance with these Booking Conditions, we will levy a cancellation charge on the scale shown in the table set out in clause D.1. These charges are based on the estimated cost of cancelling your arrangements and the expenses and losses we are likely to suffer if we cannot resell the package.
C.2.2 If you are travelling on a scheduled service flight we cannot give you any refund until any air tickets issued are returned to us by you.
C.2.3 If the reason for your cancellation falls within your insurance cover, you may be able to claim a refund of your cancellation charges from the insurance company less any applicable excess.
C.2.4 If you or anyone included within your booking is unable to go for any reason or decides that he/she does not want to travel, you may be able to transfer the whole booking or the place on the booking of the person(s) concerned to someone else/other people suggested by you and acceptable to us subject to the following:
C.2.4.1 You must write to us with full details of who cannot or does not want to travel and who you would like to go instead. We must receive this information at least 14 days before departure.
C.2.4.2 If the change can be made, you will have to pay an amendment fee of £200 per person named on the booking together with any extra costs we incur or are asked to pay in order to make the change .
C.2.4.3 Anyone who travels in place of anyone who was originally due to travel must agree to these Booking Conditions and any other requirements which apply to the booking before the change can be finalised. If the full cost of the travel arrangements should already have been paid when the change is requested but has not been, this must also be paid before the change can be finalised.
C.2.4.4 Scheduled airlines often do not allow any name changes within a certain period prior to departure and generally not at all after flight tickets have been issued. If you want or need to make a name change when an airline will not allow it, you will have to cancel the original flight (which means you will lose all the money you have paid for that flight) and pay the full cost of another flight (which may not be the original flight or at the same cost as the original flight as the airline is entitled to offer the cancelled flight to anyone on a waiting list for it). This is the airline’s decision and we have no control over it.
C.2.5 The cost of your travel arrangements (provided that it includes a flight) includes an amount (currently £2.50 per person) which we are required to pay to the Air Travel Trust Fund as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (“the APC Sum”). If you cancel your travel arrangements the APC Sum is not refundable in any circumstances.
C.2.6 If any person on the booking cancels and you cannot fill that person's place, you may have to pay additional supplements for your accommodation. For example, you may have to pay single or under-occupancy supplements.
C.2.7 If you do cancel, you must still pay any amendment charges which arose before the cancellation, and any deposits paid for any pre-booked items or services.
D CHARGES, COMPENSATION AND DELAYS
D.1 CHANGES AND CANCELLATION CHARGES
The following table sets out the sums normally payable to us or you in the event of Significant Changes or cancellation. These sums are not payable where we have to make a Significant Change or cancel your travel arrangements as a result of:-
(a) matters outside of our control when clause H.1 shall apply or
(b) where your booking was accepted “subject to availability” or similar and the travel arrangements are not available
In addition they do not apply where compensation is available under the provisions of clause D.2
PLEASE NOTE that the table below may not apply in respect of certain packages booked through us. This can arise, particularly with cruises, where the requirements of our supplier mean that different rates or time limits will apply. In such circumstances, we shall advise you of such different rates and time limits at the time of booking
|Period before departure in which notice of cancellation or Significant Change is received||Amount you will receive from us if we make a Significant Change||Amount you will receive from us if we cancel||Cancellation Charge if you cancel|
|More than 84 days||£nil||Return of monies paid only||Deposit only|
|More than 30 days but less than 84 days||£15 per person||Return of monies paid plus £15 per person||75% of total price|
|30 days or less||£30 per person||Return of monies paid plus £30 per person||100% of total price|
NOTE “Total Price” means the total price payable by you for the travel arrangements excluding any fees payable for any changes made by you to your booking
D.2 DENIED BOARDING REGULATIONS
D.2.1 If any flight you have booked is cancelled or delayed, your flight ticket is downgraded or boarding is denied by your airline in circumstances which would entitle you to claim compensation against the airline under EC Regulation No 261/2004 – the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004, you must pursue the airline for the compensation due to you. All sums you receive or are entitled to receive from the airline concerned by virtue of these Regulations represent the full amount of your entitlement to compensation or any other payment arising from such cancellation, delay, downgrading or denied boarding. The fact a delay may entitle you to cancel 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 have no liability to make any payment to you in relation to the Denied Boarding Regulations or in respect of any flight cancellation or delay, downgrading of any flight ticket or denial of any boarding as the full amount of your entitlement to any compensation or other payment (as dealt with above) is covered by the airline's obligations under the Denied Boarding Regulations. If your airline does not comply with these rules you should complain to the Air Transport Users' Council on 020 7240 6061 www.auc.org.uk
D.2.2 TRANSPORTATION DELAYS
Unfortunately, flight or other transport delays sometimes occur. Depending on the length of the delay and surrounding circumstances, the carrier concerned should provide refreshments when and where appropriate. We are generally not in a position to provide any assistance in the event of flight or other transportation delays and cannot accept any liability except where expressly stated in these Booking Conditions.
E.LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY TO YOU
E1 If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed by us or our suppliers we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. However we will not be liable where any failure in the performance of the contract is due to:
E.1.1 you; or
E.1.2 a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or
E.1.3 unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control,
the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall.
E.2 Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of two times the cost of your travel arrangements.
E.3 Should you or any member of your party suffer illness, personal injury or death attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services, or as a result of failures due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall, we will offer you such advice, guidance and assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances.
E.4 Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to:
E.4.1 the contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation or other services for your travel arrangements which are incorporated into and form part of your contract with us.; and
E.4.2 any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage which are incorporated into and form part of your contract with us and we are to be regarded as having all the benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any other such conventions.
E.5 Unless otherwise expressly indicated by us in writing, excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are away are not part of the travel arrangements provided by us. For any excursion or other tour that you book, your contract will be with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator.
E.6 The provisions of clauses E.1 to E.5 inclusive are in addition to any other limitation of liability contained in these Booking Conditions
E.7 Nothing in these Booking Conditions affect any statutory rights that you may have under the relevant jurisdiction applicable pursuant to clause
F YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
F.1 SPECIAL REQUESTS
If you have a special request, we will do our best to help, but we cannot guarantee it except as set out below. Please advise us of your request at the time of booking and make sure that we are given as much detail as possible. If your special request is vital to your travel arrangements, it must be specifically agreed with us before or at the time you book. We promise to comply with any special request which we have specifically agreed and confirmed in writing. General confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed on to the supplier or the inclusion of a special request on your Confirmation Invoice or on the acknowledgement of your booking or any other documentation is not confirmation that the request will be met. Unless and until specifically confirmed in writing all special requests are subject to availability. If any additional cost is applicable, it will either be invoiced to you prior to your departure or should be paid for locally.
F.2 YOUR DOCUMENTATION
F.2.1 You are responsible for ensuring that you and all other persons included in the booking satisfy all passport, visa, travel insurance and health certificate requirements and we accept no responsibility for any refusal of travel or entry into any destination or for any liabilities, losses, delays or expenses incurred through any irregularity in such documentation. If you have any queries with regard to documentation and insurance requirements you must raise them with us well in advance of travel commencing. In the event we are asked to re-issue tickets that have been lost, destroyed or stolen and we agree to do so, any charges incurred as a result of this will be payable by you.
F.2.2 Many of the airlines that provide the flight element of the arrangements we sell impose fines and costs on us if any passengers who have booked with us do not have the necessary travel or other documents for the countries they are visiting or passing through, even where this occurs through no fault of ours. In this situation we have no choice but to pass on to you all fines, costs, surcharges, financial penalties and other sums of any description which are imposed on or incurred by us. You will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly in full.
F.3 HEALTH PRECAUTIONS
F.3.1 You should check what vaccinations and other health precautions are required or are advisable for your chosen destination and journey with your doctor in good time before departure.
F.3.2 Airline regulations state that women 28 weeks or more into pregnancy at the time of return travel must have written confirmation from a doctor that they are fit to travel when checking in for their outward flight. Normally, permission to travel is refused after 32 weeks. We can only accept your booking upon the clear understanding that we cannot be liable if any airline refuses to accept you or any member of your party as a passenger for this reason.
F.3.3 You must provide us with full details of any existing medical problem or disability that may affect your travel arrangements (including, in particular, any accommodation requirements) at the time of booking. If in our reasonable opinion, your chosen travel arrangements are not suitable for your medical problem or disability or you are not travelling with someone who can provide all assistance you may reasonably require, we have the right to refuse to accept the booking. If you do not give us full details of your medical problem or disability at the time of booking, we can also cancel the booking when we find out the full details if in our reasonable opinion the travel arrangements are not suitable or you are not travelling with someone who can provide all assistance reasonably required. If we cancel in this situation, cancellation charges as set out in clause D.1 must be paid by the person concerned.
F.4.1 We consider adequate travel insurance to be essential. Travel insurance is widely available and insurance providers should have a policy available for you to purchase. Please read your policy details carefully and take them away with you. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is suitable and adequate for your particular needs.
F.3.2 If you participate in sports and activities whilst travelling that have been organised and arranged independently of us, it should be understood that participation is at the individual’s own risk and it is your responsibility to obtain the relevant insurance.
F.5.1 You must be responsible for the behaviour of yourself and your party. We can refuse to accept you as a customer or refuse to continue dealing with you and/or any other member of your party by terminating your travel arrangements if behaviour is or is likely to be, in our reasonable opinion, or in the reasonable opinion of any airline pilot, accommodation supplier or other person in authority, disruptive, upsetting or dangerous to yourself or anyone else or if you or any member of your party have caused or are likely to cause damage to property. We will not pay any refund, compensation or other sum whatsoever or any costs or expenses incurred by you if we have to terminate your travel arrangements due to such unacceptable behaviour. In this situation we will then have no further responsibility for you or any other member of your party (including any return travel arrangements). If your unacceptable behaviour means you are not allowed to board your outward flight we will treat your booking as cancelled from that moment and you will have to pay full cancellation charges (see clause D.1).
F.5.2 With regard to any flights that form part of your travel arrangements the airline captain has authority over the aircraft and passengers at all times when they are boarding or on board. He/she may prevent you or any member of your party from travelling if you or such member are considered unfit to do so, or if you or such member pose a danger to the aircraft or passengers. In such circumstances we shall seek compensation from you for any losses caused by your behaviour or by the behaviour of any member of your party (e.g. the cost of diverting an aircraft). Disruption on board an aircraft is a criminal offence, and you may be prosecuted. If you are refused carriage because of your disruptive behaviour, or that you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, your airline may pass on your details and the date of the refusal of carriage to other airlines for their information. This in turn may make it difficult for you or others in your party to book other airline tickets.
G. IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT
G1 If you have cause for complaint whilst travelling, you must bring it to the attention of any local representative or agent and any accommodation provider immediately. They will do their best to rectify the situation. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to our Customer Service Department at 3 Ram Passage, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT1 1HH giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. This will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you. It is strongly recommended that you communicate any complaint to the supplier of the services in question as well as to our representative without delay and complete a report whilst in resort. If you fail to follow this simple procedure we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you were in resort and this may affect your rights under this contract.
H.1 CHANGES DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL
We will not be liable to pay any compensation if we are forced to cancel or in any way change your travel arrangements as a result of unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even with all due care. These include unavoidable technical problems with transport, changes imposed by rescheduling or cancellation of flights by an airline or main charterer, the alteration of the airline or aircraft type, war or threat of war, civil strife, industrial disputes, natural disaster, bad weather, epidemic or terrorist activity.
H.2 FINANCIAL SECURITY
H.2.1 Any travel arrangements we make involving flights are ATOL protected. We hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority. In the unlikely event of our insolvency the CAA will ensure that you are not left stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. This protection is only available if either the person who pays for the booking is present in the UK when the booking is made or the first leg of any flight or flights we arrange for you commence in the UK. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.
H.2.2 The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Polar Routes 5392, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:
1. non-flight packages and
2. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the EEA, which are sold to customers outside of the EEA.
ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if you are abroad. Please note that bookings made outside the EEA are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Polar Routes.
In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call our 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company.
You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/634/contents/made
H.3 PRIVACY & USE OF YOUR DATA
In the case of air travel, it may be mandatory for us to disclose information for security and anti-terrorism purposes and any other purpose imposed on us by governments or airlines. We may use your information for the purposes set out in our data protection registration with the Office of the Information Commissioner. We may disclose the same to companies who act as data processors on our behalf. Some information, for example relating to your religion or health, may be "sensitive personal data" within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1998. We need this information to cater for your needs, but it is collected on condition that we have your positive consent. If you do not agree to our use of your information, we cannot accept your booking. By making a booking with us, you agree to allow your insurers, their agents and medical staff to disclose relevant information to us in circumstances where we may need to act in the interests of everyone in the group with whom you are travelling. For example, if you contract an infectious illness whilst travelling, we may need to make special arrangements for you and ensure that you do not return with the group immediately. From time to time we may contact you by post or email with information about special offers or travel packages. If you do not wish to receive such information, please notify us. You have the right to ask us in writing for a data subject access request form to obtain a copy of the information which we hold about you. You will be charged a fee for this. Any request should be addressed to us at 3 Ram Passage, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT1 1HH
H.4 JURISDICTION/GOVERNING LAW
We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter of any description (and whether involving personal injury or not) which arises out of or in connection with your booking or travel must be dealt with under the Travel Trust Association’s Arbitration Scheme or brought in the Courts of England and Wales only (unless you are a resident of Scotland or Northern Ireland in which case any proceedings must be brought in either the Courts of your own country or those of England and Wales). We both also agree that English law (and no other) will apply to your contract (unless proceedings are brought in Scotland or Northern Ireland, in which case Scottish or Northern Irish law, as applicable, will apply instead). If this provision is not acceptable to you, you must tell us at the time of booking.
H.5 CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE
When you travel by air or by sea, your journey may be subject to certain international conventions such as the Warsaw Convention, Montreal Convention or Athens convention. You agree that the transport company’s own Conditions of Carriage will apply to you on that journey. When arranging this 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 these terms and conditions form part of your contract with us as well as the transport company. You can ask us to provide you with a copy of any of the conditions applicable to your journey. These may limit or exclude liability, especially in respect of lost or delayed baggage.
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