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Group Terms & Conditions


DEPOSITS

A payment of a deposit indicates an acceptance of all the conditions below by the purchaser and/or Client & By signing the groups booking Form which you would have been issued with this, this can also be found on our website www.chriswatsontravel.com.au 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Once a deposit is paid cancellation fee’s come into place and these are different for each tour as they are subject to airline, wholesaler terms & Conditions. Any escorted groups have a non refundable deposit. Deposits Vary, Cancellation of a Tour does incur loss of deposit with no refund.

SCHEDULE OF CANCELLATION FOR GROUP TOURS

These include: Tunes In the Tropics, Dance Fusion, Charmaine Wilson Cruise &  all group events. Loss of deposit up until 3 months prior:
- 90 Days or Less 50% of Total Cost
- 45 Days or Less 100% of Total Cost
Cancellation after departure – 100% of Total Cost and any out of pocket expenses at clients expense
(Airfare related taxes can be refunded up until 48 hours prior to travel) 

CMA MUSIC FEST NASHVILLE CANCELLATION

Loss of deposit up until 3 months prior:
- 90 Days or Less 75% of total cost
- 60 Days or Less 100% of Total Cost

CMC ROCKS QLD

1st & 2nd Deposit non-refundable  , Tour price is 100% Non Refundable from 90 Days prior 
Name change fee of $25 per change 

CONCERT COACH TOURS

Deposit non refundable. All other payments refundable until 90 days prior then 100% cancellation 

SEA SCOOT LINE DANCE CRUISE & CHARMAINE WILSON CRUISE

From the date of booking until 150 days prior the deposit is Non refundable .  If cancelled within between 90 and 150 days prior loss of 50% of the fare.  90 days of departure 100% of the cost of the trip is non refundable. Travel insurance is advised.

Name Changes May be possible on some tours, fees Vary. Please contact consultant for more information

REFUNDS

No refund will be issued to those failing to join their tour, or for tour accommodation or any other services not utilised, or for a partially completed travel.  Chris Watson Travel  reserves the right to cancel any departure in which case no liability shall fall upon Travel Partners or any of its associate businesses or wholesalers. In this case, participants' payment will be refunded in full. 

Special Departures and Special Escorted tours have a Non Refundable Deposit. By signing the booking from you agree to the non refundable deposit terms.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS 

All travellers require valid passports with at least six months validity remaining. Travellers are also responsible for necessary visas and health certificates, and must meet all costs incurred to comply with such requirements. Names must be as per passport as stated on your booking form, please make sure your booking form is correct before submitting. FOR a P & O Cruise Please note no documentation can be issued until the cruise personaliser is filled out on line at www.pocruises.com.au 

Name changes can incur a fee, it is imperative that you make sure your name on your booking form is correct as per your passport. 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

A single supplement may be imposed when one person is travelling alone by choice or circumstance, as all costs presume twin share occupancy.  Prices quoted are twin share unless stated.

AIRPORT DEPARTURE TAXES 


Departure taxes, where levied, are the direct responsibility of the client. These can change at any time.  Charges are normally included in your quoted price, please check with your consultant if you are unsure.

COSTS/EXCHANGE RATES

Prices and tariffs quoted for Tours are subject to change without notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as currency fluctuations, Government taxes, fuel costs , Airline Costs etc.  Chris Watson Travel Partners can not be held liable for cost increases due to currency fluctuations, major currency fluctuations are considered 5% of based currency at time of booking,.  All prices are quoted in AUD. Credit card fees apply Visa / Master Card 1.75% and Amex 3.3%.

ITINERARY 


We reserve the right to vary or cancel the itinerary, accommodation, or services nominated in the Tour descriptions should circumstances warrant that such changes would be in the best interest of the client, or for any other operational reason. 
The commencement of each Tour is subject to sufficient numbers booking a tour, and the right is reserved to cancel any Tour, should there not be sufficient bookings, in which case deposits will be refunded. However, travel costs already incurred CANNOT be refunded.  Special guests or tour escorts can change at any time without warning, Chris Watson Travel cannot be held liable to any change in advertised special guests. All standard Terms & Conditions Apply.

INSURANCE 

Insurance is highly recommended, we can arrange this for you or you can arrange your own we take no responsibility if you are un insured, by signing the booking form or making a deposit you acknowledge this. In their own interests, clients are strongly recommended to effect travel insurance through a reputable company. The policy should cover personal accident and sickness, accidental loss of baggage and money, loss of deposit, payment or cancellation fees and curtailment expenses.  Our consultants are happy to quote on your travel insurance.

CHANGES

Change fees apply to all airline, tour, cruise & travel bookings. Fees vary per supplier, for a full list of fees please request them through your consultant.

SPECIAL TERMS

Chris Watson Travel arranges travel arrangements. Chris Watson Travel do not accept liability of whatever nature for the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of those airlines, coach/tour operators, shipping companies, hoteliers or other persons providing services in connection with your tour pursuant to a contract between them and yourselves and whom I have no direct and exclusive control. Chris Watson Travel partners do not accept liability in contract or tort for any death or injury to any person, damage or loss of luggage or property, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience sustained in or during any journey, trip , tour or dance event booked by or through it and not withstanding that irs principle may be foreign company, corporation or person and that so far Chris Watson Travel Partners, the directors or employees of shall not be acting as such agents as above, it shall be deemed to be acting as agents for the passengers effecting bookings. No booking is transferable. The signed booking forms and or issuance of receipts, itineraries, tickets shall be consent by the passenger to the above conditions, Chris Watson Travel reserves the right to charge clients any fees/price increases charged by suppliers (ie: Airlines, Cruise Companies, Hotels etc) this includes exchange rate fluctuations. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Normal Travel Agent Terms also apply https://www.chriswatsontravel.com.au/terms-conditions. By signing the booking form you accept all terms & conditions.

STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES

In all matters relating to travel, accommodation and other associated services, Chris Watson Travel (hereafter called ‘the Company’) acts as a tour organizer for the Client who reserves and pays for such services and cannot be held liable for any person, firm or corporation who provides such services. 

The Company will take all reasonable care to ensure that the Client obtains travel, accommodation and other specified services and in making those arrangements does so as a convenience to the Client. However, the Company or its owners, staff or volunteers accepts no responsibility or liability for death, injury, sickness or accident & injury to any person or loss of or any damage to any property or otherwise, or any cancellation, delay, detention, irregularity, deviation, substitution arising out of or in connection with any accommodation, transportation, conveyance or any other services provided by hotels, restaurants, airlines, coach companies or any other services. The Company is under no obligation or liability to any person as a result of any inaccuracy, mis-description or changes to any Tour or itinerary or for the losses or additional expenses due to delays, strikes, war, quarantine, acts of God, improper documents, or any other cause. Neither the Company, not its servants’ agents or employees shall be or become liable or responsible for any additional expense or liability sustained or incurred by any tour member as a result of any of the foregoing causes. 
Prices quoted are subject to change without notice. 

Baggage and personal effects are at the passenger’s own risk at all times. Unused services cannot be exchanged or refunded. 

The Company reserves the right to cancel a tour or modify the itinerary in any way it thinks desirable or substitute services in any way, and further reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of the Tour 

Correct and Published as at 15 January 2018

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