This agreement contains the terms and conditions by which EastWest International Tours, Inc., 925 Acapulco Street, Laguna Beach, California 92651 (Tour Operator), agrees to provide these travel tours in consideration for a Participant’s payment.
RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSITS:
A deposit of $500 per person and a signed reservation form is required at the time of reservation. Written confirmation will be sent after the deposit check has been received. Deposits and all payments may be made by check or credit card (VISA and MasterCard). This money will be held in a Trust Account as required by California Law.
SINGLES WISHING TO SHARE:
Singles who wish to share with another tour member should request this at the time of booking and will be booked as a “single-share-if-possible” basis. The single price is charged initially. If at departure we have another person to “share,” the single supplement will be refunded within two weeks after the tour ends. “Shares” cannot be guaranteed.
Final payment must be paid in full at least 70 days prior to departure. If fuel surcharges and/or taxes on flights increase, they are added to your final bill.
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS:
Cancellation requests must be submitted to EastWest International Tours in writing, either by FAX or by letter. All cancellations will be subject to a $150 per person processing fee to offset the costs of handling the reservation. This fee will be charged regardless of the reason for the cancellation. In addition to the $150 cancellation fee the following charges will apply based on when EastWest International receives the cancellation with respect to the date of departure. All fees are per person.
90-69 days prior to departure – $500
69-46 days prior to departure – 35% of cost
45-31 days prior to departure – 50% of cost
30-0 days prior to departure – 100% of cost
Switzerland – No Visa Required
Argentina – There is a $160 reciprocity fee to enter Argentina, which is available online. http://www.embassyofargentina.us/en/consular-section/reciprocity-fee-for-us-citizens.html
Participants should expect to receive passports, tickets and other necessary documentation from EastWest International Tours at least two weeks prior to departure.
Transportation, transfer and gratuities for one (1) piece of checked luggage per person are included in the cost of the tour. The maximum weight will be determined by program as dictated by the internal flight air carriers. Each person is permitted to take and be responsible for one (1) carry-on bag not to exceed 9″X14″X22″. Any additional luggage will be subject to porterage fees.
For the benefit of everyone in your tour group, EastWest reserves the right to accept or reject any person as a tour participant, and to remove from the tour any participant whose conduct or health detracts from the enjoyment of the other participants.
EastWest travel programs are considered active and require participants to be in good health. Climbing steps and walking on cobblestone streets are common on most programs and wheelchair access on motor coaches is rare. Any disability or condition requiring special attention must be reported to the EastWest International at the time of booking. EastWest International is unable to provide individual assistance in walking, dining, boarding coaches and other transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. If a traveler requires such assistance an able companion must accompany them in order to be considered for participation.
Travelers are strongly urged to purchase insurance for protection against loss, cancellation, medical and other emergencies. Insurance applications will be provided for travelers.
Smoking is not permitted on motor coaches or during group meals.
International air, some meals, gratuities and personal expenses.
California: This business is a participant in the Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation. You, the passenger, may request reimbursement from TCRC if you are owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel services, which was not refunded in a timely manner by a seller of travel who was registered and participating in the TCRC at the time of sale. The maximum amount, which may be paid by the TCRC to any one passenger, is the total amount paid on behalf of the passenger to the seller of travel, not to exceed $15,000. A claim must be submitted to the TCRC within six months after the scheduled completion date of travel. A claim must include sufficient information and documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee. You must agree to waive your right to other civil remedies against a registered participating seller of travel for matters arising out of a sale for which you file a claim with the TCRC, if you were located in California at the time of the sale. You may request a claim form by writing to:
P.O. Box 6001,
Larkspur, CA 94977-6001;
or by faxing a request to: (415) 927-7698. Out of State: This transaction is “not covered” by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation.
Deviations to the planned itineraries shown in published sources may occur, even though every effort will be made to keep them as they are presented. In case it is necessary to substitute sightseeing, due to unforeseen circumstances, we will do all possible to provide excursions that are most similar to the original schedule and there will be no refunds for such itinerary changes. In addition, we reserve the right to substitute hotels, as necessary and any such change will not result in eligibility for refund.
RESOLUTIONS AND DISPUTES:
In the event legal or equitable action is initiated concerning an EastWest International Tours program, the exclusive venue of such action will be solely in the state, county and city of EastWest International Tours’ principal place of business.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIABILITY:
EastWest International Tours is the Tour Operator responsible for arranging and providing all the services and accommodations offered in connection with these tours. The Tour Operator acts on behalf of Independent travel suppliers associated with the tours, such as airlines, hotels, and bus companies. Accordingly, participant(s) agree to seek remedies directly with the suppliers and not to hold the Tour Operator liable for any loss, injury, delay, or expense which results directly or indirectly from any action or omission, whether negligent or otherwise, of any entity providing goods and services for the trip. Participants also agree not to hold the Tour Operator liable for circumstances beyond its control (e.g. force majeure). Participant(s) acknowledge that neither the Tour Operator, nor its agents have made any representations or promises with respect to the tours described herein, except as expressly set forth in the Tour Operator’s brochure, unless such agreement is in writing and signed by an officer of the Tour Operator. At any time, the Tour Operator may decline, for any reason, any person as a Tour Participant on a trip (or option) where upon the Tour Operator’s only obligation shall be to refund to that person the portion of payment allocatable to the unused services.
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