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Terms and Conditions

We are Tailored Travel Planners Ltd trading as Tailorfare.com. References to “you” and “your” in these booking terms means all persons on the booking (including anyone added or substituted at a later date). “We”, “us” and “our” means Tailored Travel Planners Ltd.

These booking conditions, our privacy policy , and (where your holiday is booked via our website), our website terms and conditions of use can be found at http://www.tailorfare.com/our-policies/, along with any other written information we brought to your attention before we confirmed your booking form the basis of your contract with us for the travel arrangements making up your booking (‘your arrangements’). Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. By making a booking, you agree to be bound by all of them.
You must be 18 years old at the time of booking and possess the legal capacity and authority to act and travel as the lead name on the booking. We will only deal with the lead name on the booking in all correspondence.

Special Note: We endeavour to ensure the accuracy of all the information and prices in our advertising material. However, occasionally changes and errors do arise and we reserve the right to correct them in such circumstances. You must check the current price and all other information relating to the arrangements that you wish to book before your booking is confirmed.

In these terms, a ‘package’ means the pre-arranged combination of at least two of the following components when sold or offered for sale at an inclusive price and when the service covers a period of more than twenty-four hours or includes overnight accommodation:—(a) transport; (b) accommodation; (c) other tourist services not ancillary to transport or accommodation and accounting for a significant proportion of the package.

Except where otherwise specified, we act only as an agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any services or arrangements you purchase (“arrangements”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any arrangements. For all arrangements, your contract will be with the supplier of the arrangements in question (the ‘supplier(s)’). When making your booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the applicable supplier(s) of the arrangements. Your booking with us is subject to these Terms and Conditions and the specific booking conditions of the relevant supplier(s) you contract with and you are advised to read both carefully prior to booking.

Our agreement

A binding agreement for your arrangements will come into existence between you and the supplier of your arrangements us when we issue a confirmation on their behalf. Please check all details on the confirmation (or any other document issued) immediately on receipt. It may not be possible to make changes to your arrangements later so you should notify us of any inaccuracies in any documentation within ten days of our sending it out. It may harm your rights if you don’t.

The suppliers whose services make up your arrangements make those supplies in accordance with their own terms and conditions which will also form part of your agreement with us. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from ourselves or the supplier concerned.

Payment

You must pay a deposit of 25% of the cost of your arrangements before we will confirm your booking. If you are booking your arrangements 4 weeks or less before the date that they are due to commence, 100% of the cost of them will be payable before we will confirm your booking. The balance of 75% will be due 4 weeks prior to the date that your arrangements are due to commence. If we do not receive any payment due in full and on time, we may, on the instruction of the supplier to treat your booking as cancelled by you in which case the cancellation charges set out in clause 7 below will become payable. We will make a charge of 2% of the transaction cost for payments made by credit card but no charge will be made for payments made by debit card. All payments made to us will be held on behalf of the supplier at all times following their confirmation of your booking with them.

Insurance

It is a condition of our agreement that you are covered by adequate travel insurance for your arrangements. Such insurance as a minimum must cover your losses sustained as a result of cancellation, medical issues, and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. If you choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, we will not be liable for any of your losses howsoever arising, in respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available.

Special requests

Special requests relating to your arrangements must be advised to us at the time of booking and confirmed to us in writing. We will pass on all such requests to the supplier, but we can’t guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not. Special requests that have been noted on your confirmation or any other documentation do not amount to a promise to meet that request.

Disabilities and medical problems

If you or any member of your party has any medical problem or disability which may affect your chosen arrangements, please provide us with full details before we confirm your booking so that we can try to advise you as to their suitability for you. Acting reasonably, if the supplier is unable to properly accommodate your needs, we will not confirm your booking on their behalf and/or if you did not give us full details at the time of booking, on the supplier’s instruction, we will treat it as cancelled by you when we become aware of these details.

The price you pay

We and the supplier reserve the right to amend the price of unsold holiday arrangements at any time and correct errors in the prices of confirmed holidays.
Prices in all quotes are only valid for a period of 24 hours from the point of being provided.
The price of your confirmed arrangements is subject at all times to variations in:

  • (i) transportation costs, including the cost of fuel; or
  • (ii) dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports; or
  • (iii) the exchange rates used to calculate your arrangements;

Prices may go up and down but there will be no changes made within 30 days of your departure.

If your arrangements are a package, if prices go up, the supplier will only charge you any amount that exceeds 2% of the price of your arrangements, (excluding insurance premiums, amendment charges and/or additional services), plus an administration charge of £1.00 per person. If that means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your arrangements (excluding any insurance premiums, amendment charges and/or additional services), on behalf of the supplier, we will offer you the options in clause 8. If prices go down as a result of the above factors, and that decrease exceeds 2% of the price of your arrangements, (excluding insurance premiums, amendment charges and/or additional services), the supplier will make a reflective refund, but we will also charge you an administration fee of £1.00 per person and this may extinguish the value of the refund due. Also, note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on price due to contractual protections in place.

We will consider a proportionate refund of insurance premiums you have paid if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy.

Changes and cancellations by you

If you wish to make any changes to your arrangements after they have been confirmed, including if you wish to cancel all or some of them, you must inform us in writing as soon as possible. Your notice requesting a change or cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by us at our offices and will be effective from the date on which we receive it. We can’t guarantee that changes can be met, although we will do our best to assist. Since our suppliers incur costs in cancelling or changing your arrangements, all such changes and cancellations will be subject to the supplier’s charges set out below. Where the supplier is unable to assist with making a requested change, and you do not wish to proceed with the original booking on the supplier’s instruction, we will treat this as a cancellation by you.

Charges in the event of a cancellation

In the event of a cancellation, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below (The cancellation charge detailed is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges which are not refundable in the event of the person(s) to whom they apply cancelling):-

Please note that if any period of your arrangements are between 15th December and 15th January, 100% of the cost of your arrangements will be payable in relation to any cancellation notified less than 28 days prior to departure. If your arrangements are due to depart at any other time, the following charges will apply:-

Notification Cancellation charge
14 Days or more prior to tour start date: 25% of the Tour cost (Deposit)
13 -7 days prior to tour start date: 50% of the Tour cost
Less than 7 days prior to tour start date: 100% of the Tour cost

 

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. We will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

Charges in the event of a change

Please note that if any period of your arrangements are between 15th December and 15th January, the supplier is unable to process any amendment unless notified 28 days or more before departure. In the event the supplier can meet your requested change, you will have to pay £25 per person per change as well as any applicable rate changes or extra costs incurred as well as any costs incurred by ourselves and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any supplier(s). Any amendment requested 7 days or less before departure will be treated as a cancellation.

If your arrangements are a package and if any member of your party is prevented from travelling, that person(s) may transfer their place to someone else (introduced by you and satisfying all the conditions applicable to the arrangements, including an agreement to these booking conditions) providing we are notified not less than 28 days before departure and you meet all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by the supplier(s). If you are unable to find a replacement, cancellation charges as set out above will apply in order to cover ours and the supplier’s estimated costs. Otherwise, no refunds will be given for passengers not travelling or for unused services.

Changes and cancellations by us

Pre-departure changes and cancellations

Because the suppliers of your arrangements plan your arrangements many months in advance, in some circumstances they must reserve the right to make changes to them and cancel them. However, they will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 60 days before you are due to depart, except for reasons of force majeure or if you fail to make payment in accordance with these terms.

Most changes will be minor, and while we will do our best to notify them to you as soon as reasonably possible before your departure, neither we nor the supplier will have other liability to you in respect of them. An example of a “minor change” made before departure includes a change of accommodation to another of the same standard or classification.

Occasionally the supplier may have to make a major change to your confirmed arrangements. ”Examples of “major changes” made before departure include the following:

  • – A change of accommodation area for the whole or a significant part of your time away.
  • – A change of accommodation to that of a lower standard or classification for the whole or a significant part of your time away.
  • – A significant change to your itinerary, missing out one or more destination entirely.

If the supplier has to make a major change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible and if there is time to do so before departure, on behalf of the supplier, we will offer you the choice of:

  • i (for major changes) accepting the changed arrangements,
  • ii having a refund of all monies paid; or
  • iii accepting an offer of alternative arrangements of comparable standard, if available (you will receive a refund of any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value).

You must notify us of your choice within 7 days of our offer. If you fail to do so we will assume that you have chosen to accept the change or alternative arrangements.

If your arrangements are a package and the supplier makes a major change or cancel less than 60 days before departure, the supplier may also offer you compensation. The compensation that they offer does not exclude you from claiming more if you are entitled to do so and the supplier will not pay you compensation where:-

  • i) your arrangements are not a package;
  • ii) the supplier makes a major change or cancel more than 60 days before departure;
  • iii) the supplier makes a major change or cancels as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond their control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even with all due care;
  • iv) the supplier cancels your arrangements because the minimum number of participants to run them has not been reached. (We will tell you if we have to cancel for this reason not less than 45 days before departure).

Compensation is not payable and the above options will not be available where:-

  • i) the supplier makes a minor change;
  • ii) The supplier cancels as a result of your failure to make payment in accordance with these terms;
  • iii) where the change(s) or cancellation arises out of alterations to the confirmed booking requested by you.

Changes and cancellations after departure

If the supplier becomes unable to provide a significant proportion of your arrangements after you have departed, they will make alternative arrangements for you but if it is impossible to do so, or you choose not to accept them for good reasons, they will, where appropriate, provide you with equivalent transport back to your place of departure or other place you both agree. If your arrangements are a package, and if appropriate in all the circumstances, they will also pay you reasonable compensation but if any such changes or cancellations are caused by “force majeure” (see below), they will be unable to make any refunds, pay you compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result. The above sets out the maximum extent of ours and the supplier’s liability for changes and cancellations and we regret neither we nor they can meet any other expenses or losses you may incur as a result of any change or cancellation.

Force Majeure

Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions neither we nor the supplier will be liable or pay you compensation if our respective contractual obligations to you are affected by any event which we or the supplier(s) of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. These events can include, but are not limited to war, threat of war, civil strife terrorist activity and its consequences or the threat of such activity, riot, the act of any government or other national or local authority including port or river authorities, industrial dispute, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, chemical or biological disaster and adverse weather, sea, ice and river conditions and all similar events outside our or the supplier(s) concerned’s control. Advice from the Foreign Office to avoid or leave a particular country may constitute Force Majeure.

Complaints

If you experience a problem during your holiday, please immediately inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier) so that they can take steps to put things right. You should also contact us by info@tailorfare.com. If your complaint remains unresolved and you wish to complain further, please send formal written notice of your complaint to us within 28 days of the end of your arrangements, giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Failure to follow the procedure set out in this clause may affect ours and the applicable supplier’s ability to investigate your complaint, and could affect your rights under this agreement and your agreement with the supplier.

Your behaviour

If in our opinion, the supplier’s opinion or in the opinion of any person in authority, your behaviour is causing or is likely to cause distress, danger, damage or annoyance to any third party or property, or to cause a delay or diversion to transportation, on behalf of the supplier, we reserve the right to terminate your arrangements immediately. In the event of such termination our responsibilities to you will cease and you will be required to leave your accommodation or other service immediately. We will have no further obligations to you and will not meet any expenses, costs or losses incurred as a result. You may also be required to pay for loss and/or damage caused by your actions directly to the applicable supplier prior to departure from the service. If you fail to do so, you will be responsible for meeting any claims and costs subsequently made against us as a result.

Our Responsibilities

  • i) Your contract for the supply of your arrangements is with the supplier and its booking conditions apply. As agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the arrangements. Our responsibilities are limited to making the booking in accordance with your instructions. We accept no responsibility for any information about the arrangements that we pass on to you in good faith.
  • ii) We will not be responsible or pay you compensation for any injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense, cost or other claim of any description if it results from:-
    • (a) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected;
    • (b) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party unconnected with the provision of the services contracted for and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; or
    • (c) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond ours or our supplier(s) control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or
    • (d) an event which either ourselves or suppliers could not, even with all due care, have foreseen or forestalled.
  • iii) We will not be responsible or pay you compensation:-
    • a) for services or facilities which do not form part of our agreement or where they are not advertised by us. For example any excursion you book while away, or any service or facility which your hotel or any other supplier agrees to provide for you.
    • b) for any damage, loss or expense or other sum(s) of any description which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your arrangements prior to them being confirmed, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you; or that relate to any business.
  • iv) Any compensation that is payable will be calculated taking into consideration all relevant factors for example (but not limited to):-
    • (a) whether or not you have followed the complaints procedure as described in these conditions. It is a condition of our acceptance of liability under this clause that you notify any claim to ourselves and our supplier(s) strictly in accordance with the complaints procedure set out in these conditions.
    • (b) the extent to which ours or our employees’ or suppliers’ negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your arrangements.
    • (c) when making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from any transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim in question.

(Please also note that where any payment is made, the person(s) receiving it (and their parent or guardian if under 18 years) must also assign to ourselves or our insurers any rights they may have to pursue any third party and must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require.)

  • v) We limit our responsibility to you in the following situations:-
    • (a) Luggage or personal possessions and money

The maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of any claim for loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions or money is an amount equivalent to the excess on your insurance policy which applies to this type of loss per person in total because you are assumed to have adequate insurance in place to cover any losses of this kind.

    • (b) Claims not falling under (a) above and which don’t involve injury, illness or death

The maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of all claims not falling under (a) or (b) above and which don’t involve injury, illness or death these claims is the price paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you or your party has not received any benefit at all from your arrangements.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

These Booking Conditions and any agreement to which they apply are governed in all respects by English law. We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter which arises between us out of or in connection with your contract or booking will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only. You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you live in those places and if you wish to do so.

Financial security for packages

The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require travel companies to provide security for the monies that consumers pay for certain types and combinations of travel arrangements booked with them and for consumers’ repatriation in the event of their insolvency. Although we act as agent for the suppliers that provide you with your arrangements and so are not subject to this obligation, we have voluntarily taken on the responsibility to provide this protection by way of a trust account administered by independent trustees, Serenity Travel Trusts. This means that in respect of all arrangements requiring protection, in the event of our insolvency, funds will be available to ensure that you are not left stranded abroad or you will receive a refund of the money you have paid to us.

If you book arrangements other than a package, your monies will not be financially protected. Please ask us for further details.

Passport, Visa and Immigration Requirements and Health Formalities

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We can only provide general information about this. You must check requirements for your own specific circumstances with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates and your own doctor as applicable. Requirements do change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure.

Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. If your passport is in its final year, you should check with the Embassy of the country you are visiting. For further information contact the Passport Office on 0870 5210410 or visit www.passport.gov.uk

Additional guidance on Visa requirements to India can be found here.

Up to date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, visit www.fco.gov.uk

Non British passport holders, including other EU nationals, should obtain up to date advice on passport and visa requirements from the Embassy, High Commission or Consulate of your destination or country(ies) through which you are travelling.

We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.