Prices quoted on our web site and also in correspondence, are based on accommodation prices, land costs and rates of exchange at the date indicated. The following methods of payment are acceptable; bank transfer and credit cards – with an additional fee as levied on us by the card company. We reserve the right to adjust prices in accordance with input cost increases and currency fluctuations.
Not included in the prices are the following: flights (unless clearly indicated); visas and passport costs; travel insurance ( unless specified ), any direct costs incurred by clients on the way, in – and on the way back from the resort other than those clearly indicated in the offering; any personal expenses or any other costs not clearly indicated in our offerings. We will not and do not offer any Bill Back facilities.
On confirmation of the booking, a 20% NONREFUNDABLE deposit is due within 5 days of booking. The balance is due 8 – 12 weeks prior to departure. We reserve the right to cancel any reservation if any moneys due have not been received by due dates. The deposit will be forfeited in this case. Once the full price has been paid we guarantee the prices will not change, unless increases are outside of our direct control. Any prices are subject to the normal terms and conditions of the air carrier and skiAustria absolves itself of any responsibility in this instance.
|FINAL PAYMENT and LATE BOOKING FEE
Clients paying in any other currency other than EURO are subject to the rate of exchange as provided to us by First National Banks Foreign Exchange (or as nomintaed by ourselves). Since we price in EURO, if a client wishes to make a FULL payment we MUST first get a Forex rate from the bank, book the forex transaction and then recalculate the entire package and send you a final invoice. Once we are in the payment window of 8 – 12 weeks prior to travel, the exchange rate and final invoice is binding. We do not benefit from exchange rate fluctuations in any way and can not be held responsible for the fluctuations in any way. Once the Rate of Exchange has been fixed for a client, we can not reverse this process and payment is due within the stipulated time frame.Prices quoted are subject to fluctuations in exchange rate and any unforeseen price changes – rates will only be guaranteed on receipt of full payment IF skiAustria has provided the client with the rate ( as given to it by the bank ) after the quote stage and entering the final payment stage. Please note that while an indication rate of the exchange has been used in the quoting stage, the entire package will be recalculated at the prevailing rate of exchange as supplied to us by the financila institution of our choice and this creates a valid and binding foreign exchange contract. Deposit amounts paid are done so on the indication rate and have no bearing on the final rate of exchange used. The deposit is merely a measure of confirming the travel package.
skiAustria Tours is entitled to charge an additional amount as a late booking service fee, which amount shall not be more than 25% of the total advertised price.
In the event of a client wishing to cancel their arrangements, this cancellation must be made in writing and sent to us by registered post. skiAustria will be entitled to charge cancellation fees according to the following table:
|> 10 weeks prior to travel
|forfeiture of full deposit
|10 weeks prior
|35% of the tour fee
|8 weeks prior
|50% of the tour fee
|6 weeks prior
|75% of the tour fee
|< 6 weeks prior
|100% of the tour fee
En route cancellations or amendments any incur additional fees which will be bourne by the client.
Payments not made by due date, as specified for a transaction, will attract interest at prime plus 2% pa, calculated daily, on the outstanding balance until paid in full. Any costs incurred by skiAustria Tours to recover outstanding monies, are bourne by the client.
|CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS
Any changes and amendments to confirmed bookings may attract a service fee of EUR 50.00 – if these are made within 8 weeks prior to travel, then a cancellation fee may apply. If any documents have to be reissued, the service fee will be EUR 50.00
All scheduled transfers originate in Munich or Zurich (depending on resort) and will occur on a Saturday (unless specifically arranged). In the event that the client misses or alters the transfer, skiAustria can not be held responsible for this inconvenience and any travel arranged by the client in this regard is for the account of the client. If any flights are missed due to the transfer being late are also not the responsibility of skiAustria – again costs incurred in this regard by the client is for his/her account. Transfers may be done by coach, minibus, van, car or train and since this service is provided by a Third Party, skiAustria Tours can not and will not be held responsible for any occurrance or event outside of its control which affects the service.
All accommodation has been selected to suit clients’ needs and specific hotels/pensions/apartment are not illustrated which enables skiAustria to offer lower prices. The standard resort in the category pension will always be a minimum of B grade and in the category hotel will be to the star rating as indicated. Resorts have also chosen to reflect the ambiance and hospitality which is truly Austrian.In the event that the booked and confirmed accommodation or type of accommodation is not available, skiAustria Tours will endeavour to move a client to a similar accommodation type and grading as booked.
|SKI & OTHER EQUIPMENT
All equipment rented by the client is the client’s responsibility. Skiaustria is entitled to recover any costs from the client should they occur. All responsibility for equipment while in the client’s possession rests with the client and this obligation will only be terminated once the lendor accepts responsibility for equipment returned. In all of these instances, skiAustria has the right to recover any costs from the client as well as charge an admin fee of R250.00 per incident.
It is expressly acknowledged and agreed that skiAustria is an agent for all accommodation, transfer, equipment hire, service and flight providers and thus can not accept ANY responsibility should any service not perform according to expectations. In addition, skiAustria shall not be liable for any loss, damage, injury, delay or any other irregularity which the client may experience.
skiAustria does not hold itself responsible, nor can it be held responsible for delays during any part of the trip for which it was employed to give services as an agent. Any additional expenses will be for the account of the client. skiAustria Tours will at all times take utmost care in the selection of ski resorts suitable for client’s and time of year but can not be held responsible for any act of God. The lack of or abundance of snow is outside of the control of skiAustria Tours and should some or all ski runs be closed at any stage, refunds or delayed trips will not be entertained.
NO refunds will be made for any unused service for which the client has paid and will be treated in accordance with Clause 5 above as being within the 2 weeks time period, i.e. 100% cancellation.
Any travel documentation in terms with services required / requested will only be issued on receipt of full and final payments. It is the responsibility of the client to insure that the correct documentation has been issued to them. Clients are ultimately responsible to check all documentation and also to ensure that Visas, re-entry permits, passport, vaccinations, inoculations, etc. are in order. Whilst skiAustria endeavours to issue the correct documents and advise the clients correctly, skiAustria can not be held responsible for clients failing to ensure that correct documents have been issued nor if passport, visa or health stipulations have not been met.
|TRAVEL AND MEDICAL INSURANCE
skiAustria advises the client to take out insurance against cancellation, illness, loss of baggage, medical, personal liability, or any other reason for which insurance would be appropriate. Where we provide travel and medical insurance as specifically listed in our packages under inclusions, we use the services of a third party and we can not be held responsible for their performance, or lack thereof. If you have taken Travel & Medical Insurance with us, then this insurance only becomes active 14 days AFTER your final payment to us but always before your first day of travel.
is a trading entity skiAustria Tours CC and registered in South Africa and referred to as skiAustria or skiAustria Tours. This also includes the website skiLivigno.co.za or skiItlay.co.za as marketing efforts for sending clients skiing to Livigno in Italy.
|By making use of any services of skiAustria Tours, the client acknowledges all of these conditions and accepts all terms and conditions, tacit or implied.
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