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DESTINATION JOURNEYS BOOKING CONDITIONS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
All prices quoted are for payment by cash, cheque or direct deposit only, and are subject to availability and cost at the time of booking. Once your reservation has been confirmed and deposits paid the costs may change due to currency fluctuations up until the time of final payment.

PAYMENT
Payments for Destination Journeys can be made direct to our bank account or our office at The Travellers Hut.
THE TRAVELLERS HUT – client Travel account. Bendigo Bank Kincumber.

BSB 633000 ACCOUNT 133958249

CREDIT CARD
Should you choose to pay by credit card, a service fee will apply. Visa, Mastercard  and American Express – .89 % for all transactions made via credit card with The Travellers Hut.

Airlines, transport, accommodation, tour and cruise providers may have a different Credit Card fee structure, so we will asses the best method of payment for you to minimise any credit card bank charges.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel Insurance is strongly recommended. The premium is calculated on the number of days you will be away, however it is important that the policy be taken out when the booking is made, to cover any cancellation penalties that may apply from the time you make your reservation.

CONDITIONS
All arrangements are subject to the supplier’s (airlines/transport/accommodation/tour provider) regulations and conditions detailed on tickets, vouchers, travel brochures, at accommodation premises, on transport vehicles, or as advised at the time of booking.

CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENTS
With most bookings we do not charge for amendments while developing the bookings to suit your requirements. However once a deposit or payments have been made and you do have to alter or cancel your reservations there will be amendment fees and cancellation charges imposed by Destination Journeys, transport, accommodation, tour
and cruise providers. Please refer to the booking conditions of your provider for details. Every effort is made by our staff to minimise any fees incurred.

CANCELLATIONS

All deposits are fully non-refundable and once final payments have been made cancellation of up to 100 % will apply, depending on the airlines, hotels and operators booking conditions. Travel insurance is compulsory for all bookings made withe Destination Journeys and The Travellers Hut to cover for cancellation fees due to unforeseen circumstances.

SCHEDULE OF FEES THAT MAY BE CHARGED BY DESTINATION JOURNEYS AND THE TRAVELLERS HUT.

Destination Journeys and The Travellers Hut may charge the following fees for changes or cancellation to your booking over and above any fees charged by Airlines, Cruise companies, tour and accommodation providers.

ITINERARY PLANNING DOMESTIC $ 33 INTERNATIONAL $ 100
(Will be put towards your booking when the booking is made)
ACCOMMODATION / CAR / COACH / RAIL / FERRY ONLY BOOKINGS $ 33
FREQUENT FLYER BOOKINGS $ 100
ADDITIONAL NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT CHARGED BY THE TRAVELLERS HUT $ 165
VISA PROCESSING FEE (In addition to consular and courier charges) $ 20
AMENDMENT Domestic and Cruise $ 75 International $ 100
CANCELLATION (additional to your loss of deposits & operation cancellation fees)
Domestic 10 % of total booking or minimum $ 100
International and Cruise 10% of total booking or minimum $ 200

PASSPORTS
A valid passport is required to travel internationally (some countries insist the validity be for at least six months beyond your last date of travel.) It is the passengers responsibility to ensure they have the correct validity left in their passport prior to travel

VISA AND DOCUMENTATION RESPONSIBILITIES
It is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure they have the appropriate documentation including visas. We are happy to assist you in determining visa requirements wherever possible. Australian passport holders do not require a New Zealand visa unless they have a criminal record, or have a serious or contagious medical condition (e.g. Tuberculosis). For some countries, for example USA and Canada you are required to apply for an arrival visa, and will be required to be completed online.

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, India and other destinations require you to have a visa to enter their country.

A word of warning: Ensure you use the offical sites for any visa or arrival visa applications as there are bogus web sites that either charge you extra fees over and above the standard costs or indeed provide fake visas in which case you would be denied entry. Our staff will be able to assist you with the correct information and official visa application sites.

VACCINATIONS
Vaccinations or medication maybe required for overseas travel. As we are not medically trained the staff at Destination Journey are not permitted to advise on any preventative medication that may be need to be administered prior to or during travel .
Please check with your doctor for further details or visit Travelvax either in person or on line.

RECONFIRMATIONS
Most airlines do not require you to reconfirm your flights, however we recommend you check your flight times with the local airline office to ensure that no alterations have been made to the flight schedules. We don’t want you to miss your flight due to a schedule alteration.

APPROXIMATE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
First Class: 40 kg free baggage allowance per person.
Business Class: 30 kg free baggage allowance per person.
Economy Class:20 kg free baggage allowance per person – With some airlines up to 23 kg or in some cases 30kg.

For travel to and from the USA, the free baggage allowance is up to 2 pieces per person, depending on the airline.

Most budget airlines and even airlines within The Americas and Europe do not include luggage in their airfares

Please check with your consultant for dimension and weight information as details do vary from carrier to carrier.

YOUR LUGGAGE LIMITS WILL BE NOTED ON YOUR FLIGHT TICKETS

CHECK IN TIMES
Domestic flights – Check in at least 60 minutes prior to your scheduled flight departure.
International flights – Check in at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled flight departure.
Please allow additional checkin time on Public holidays, Friday afternoons, Monday mornings, Saturday and Sunday and also for destinations like USA where security checks can take a long time.

FREQUENT FLYERS
If you are a member of an airline frequent flyer programme, please retain your boarding passes and copies of tickets for point verification against your statement. Without these you may be unable to claim points. Should you have any questions regarding your travel, please contact the team at Destination Journeys and we will assist you.

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