ABOUT THE ‘FACILITY’
The Facility is the travel web site or one of its sub-sites and the ability to enter into transactions directly with us or with certain parties whose content appears on the site.
Where the Facility provides the ability to enter into transactions with third parties we are not responsible for those third parties or the goods or services they offer. Airlines and other third party travel providers impose different terms and conditions on the sale of specific travel products featured on this site. You should carefully read all the terms and conditions specific to the product you are booking before finalising your travel transaction.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
This agreement is governed by the relevant state laws in force. You irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the relevant state and Courts of Appeal from them and/or any relevant tribunals for determining any dispute concerning this agreement. We may legally assign any of our rights and obligations under this agreement at any time by giving you notice. Your use of this travel web site and on-line reservation facilities such as ‘booking enquiry’ and ‘search function’ here-by referred to as the ‘booking engine’ is subject to the following Standard Terms of Service and Trade:
- Ownership, copyright and trade marks
The content of this travel web site, images, booking engine, the licensor and / or provider of this site (‘the Agent’). Unauthorised use is strictly prohibited. All title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights, including copyright, rest with the Agent.
- Accuracy of information and limitation of liability
The Agent does not endorse or recommend any particular travel service provider. The Agent and its third party suppliers have taken reasonable care that the content of this travel web site, including all travel information and listings is correct but is subject to amendment at any time without notice. The Agent publishes such information in good faith. As user you acknowledge and accept that: The Agent cannot and has not checked the accuracy of all information provided by travel service providers such as airlines and hotels. The hotel listings may include errors and travel service providers such as airlines, hotels, wholesalers, tour and cruise operators, and car suppliers are requested and encouraged to correct and update their information regularly and as needed. The Agent will not be responsible for errors, omissions or misleading information in travel information and listings. You should make your own evaluation of the accuracy or completeness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through this website. You are solely responsible for the suitability of any travel services which you purchase by means of the service. In particular, we are not liable for any inconvenience caused or expense incurred as a result of any unsuitability of travel services for use in association with other travel services. Any Agent’s role in relation to your travel arrangements is limited to facilitating your booking and arranging travel documentation, payments and refunds as applicable. The Agent accepts responsibility for the performance of this role and for the negligence of its employees. However, to the maximum extent permitted by law, the Agent disclaims all liability for any technical errors, corruption of any data, unauthorised access to your personal data, inaccuracies in information supplied by third parties, or failure by the Agent to complete bookings where that failure is due to circumstances beyond its control. The Agent accepts no responsibility or liability for any failure or delay on the part of any third party in providing travel services to you where your booking has been properly processed by it; nor is the Agent responsible for any acts or omissions of airlines or other third parties in the course of delivery of such travel services. Where the Agent is liable to you under these terms and conditions its liability will be limited to providing the relevant booking services again or to refunding money paid in relation to services not provided because of the Agent’s default. Where refunds are due to you from third party suppliers of travel products or services, the Agent will provide reasonable assistance to you in claiming such funds from those suppliers. Under no circumstances will the Agent be liable for direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages including but not limited to lost profits or savings or damages for disappointment.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Agent grants no warranties, express or implied, regarding this travel web site and any service or facilities provided including the booking engine. The site and any service or facility are being offered to you “as you see it”. The Agent will not be liable to you for the breach of any alleged warranty.
- Use of the Booking Request Facility (booking request Online)
In making a hotel, air, tour, cruise or car reservation via the booking request facility, the Agent will be acting as agent of the hotel, wholesaler, tour or cruise operator, car hire company or airline concerned. The Agent accordingly accepts no responsibility or liability for any misunderstanding or error, whatsoever and howsoever caused, in respect of any reservation made through the booking engine. The onus rests on you to read the booking rules and ensure your booking abides by these, to carefully check and correct any mistakes in your reservation request and in any confirmation thereof received from the hotel, wholesaler, tour or cruise operator, car hire company or airline via the Agent.
- Use of your contact information
As user of this travel web site and any service or facility such as the booking Facility, you agree and consent that the Agent may use, including to share with third parties, your contact information (i.e. your name, e-mail and physical / postal address and / or other contact details) for all purposes directly connected with your reservation request.
As a condition for your use of this travel web site including any service or facility such as the booking request form, you agree to indemnify the Agent from and against any liability, damage or loss that the Agent incurs or suffers as a result of any action, inaction or omission on your part.
- Clients Responsibility
By registering for the service, you warrant to us that you are at least eighteen years old. You must have sufficient credit on your credit card account to meet all charges for travel services you book through this web site. You have read the travel-specific terms and conditions at the end of these terms and conditions and convey all information set out in those terms and conditions to any other parties covered by any booking you make. You must keep secure any means of identification that we provide to you in order to access the service. You must not resell the service or any products or services accessed by means of the service, or permit any other person, other than adult members of your household or others with your express permission and under your personal supervision, to use your user identification to access the service. You are responsible for all use of the service, and all transactions entered into by means of the service, using this user identification. You must not use the service for any activities which breach any laws, infringe any party’s rights, or breach any standards, content requirements or codes promulgated by any relevant authority. You must not use the service in any way which interferes with other users or defames, harasses or menaces anyone. You indemnify us from and against all actions, claims, suits, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses arising out of or in any way connected to use of the service by you or any other person using your membership identification or password. You acknowledge that copyright subsists in all software, including HTML code, provided in association with the Service. You must not modify, copy, transmit, display, perform, publish, license or create derivative works from any information or software accessed by means of the Service. Where copying or transmission is expressly permitted, you must not change or delete any author attribution or copyright notice. You acknowledge that we may receive all commission from transactions entered into using the service.
TRAVEL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Prices displayed in on this site are shown in Australian Dollars unless expressly noted and are to be used as a guide only. The prices displayed are usually based upon the lead-in (lowest) room category with two adults occupying the room. Where there are additional taxes, fees or charges imposed by suppliers, Alma Travel reserves the right to pass such charges on. All prices are subject to currency fluctuations up until the time of final payment and your booking will be re-costed prior to your final payment being due. Alma Travel Centre reserves the right to adjust its prices as necessary at any time. Airline/hotel/car/tour/cruise availability, fare conditions and class of travel can change at any time.
Routing restrictions and other special conditions may apply. Taxes, airport charges and any additional costs will be advised to you when your booking is confirmed in writing. Bookings made through the booking engine also constitute a request, and the correctness of this request in regards to abiding by the rules of the fare as stated is the responsibility of you, we do not guarantee the price quoted until the booking is confirmed in writing by one of our consultants. Airlines and other suppliers may change their prices without notice.
- Travel Documentation
Passport, Visa and Health requirements are the responsibility of all individual travellers. Passports are required for all travellers departing Australia. Permanent residents travelling on a foreign passport must hold an Australian Re-entry Visa. Many countries require that foreign nationals entering hold a passport with at least six months validity. We will assist in providing information based on the information supplied by you in the booking process. This information as well as other related information supplied by the Agent and any links within the site are supplied in good faith; however should be treated as a guideline only. The final responsibility for ensuring documentation is correct is that of the individual traveller. The posting/couriering of travel documentation is the responsibility of you. The agent will not be held responsible for tickets lost by a third party, any charges associated with reissue and resending of documentation will be at your expense.
We recommend that you contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or visit their website at www.smartraveller.gov.au for general travel advice, as well as specific advice (including safety alert levels) relating to the destination you wish to visit. You can also register your travel plans with DFAT, so that you may be more easily contacted in an emergency.
If you are travelling to the United States please see https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov for important information regarding compulsory pre-registration for their visa waiver program (“ESTA”). Australian passport holders will not be able to enter the United States without a valid ESTA (or visa). Please note, you may not meet the eligibility requirements of ESTA and may be required to obtain a visa.
You must ensure that you are aware of any health requirements and recommended precautions relevant to your travel and ensure that you carry all necessary vaccination documentation. In some cases, failure to present required vaccination documentation (e.g. proof of Yellow Fever vaccination) may deny you entry into a country. We recommend that you consult with your local doctor, travel medical service or specialist vaccination clinic before commencing your travel. General health advice for the destination you wish to visit is also available from DFAT (see smarttraveller.gov.au).
We cannot accept responsibility for any travel service, rules and conditions that are incorrectly represented within this system. The data and services shown are provided in good faith and ‘as is’. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or fitness for a particular purpose of any data or services provided and to the maximum extent permitted by any law disclaimer all implied warranties in connection with such data or services. In no event shall we be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage or any incidental or consequential damages, including but not limited to lost profits or savings, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of any display within this site.
- Booking Cancellation and Amendment Charges
Certain fees may be payable in respect of transactions entered into using the Service, as notified at the time of the relevant transaction. These fees may include cancellation fees and, where amendment is permitted, amendment fees. In some cases, Agents may charge cancellation and/or amendment fees in addition to those imposed by travel service providers. Before entering into a transaction, you should carefully check to see whether any other cancellation or amendment fees apply. These charges will be deducted from your credit card at the time charges are incurred.
- Payments by Credit Card and Debit Card
Credit card surcharges of 1.5% for Visa and MasterCard, 3.5% for American Express, and Diner’s Club will apply when paying by credit card.
Debit card surcharges of 0.60% for Debit card Visa and MasterCard, will apply when paying by debit card.
You authorise us to charge all fees incurred by you in relation to the services provided to the credit card or debit card designated by you. If payment is not received from the card issuer or its agents for any reason, you agree to pay us all amounts due immediately on demand.
- Travel Insurance
We offer and recommend that all travellers obtain travel insurance which includes comprehensive cover for cancellation or amendment fees as well as providing sufficient medical cover.
Please contact your travel consultant to take out travel insurance through us or if you have any questions about which cover suits your specific needs. If you purchase travel and decline travel insurance, you will be required to sign a disclaimer.
- Changes to these Terms and Conditions
The Agent has the authority and the right to at any time it sees fit to change or modify all or any part of these terms and conditions.
- Site Content Disclaimer
Alma Travel Centre has taken all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of the information on this web site. However we can give no warranty regarding the accuracy or completeness of the content of this web site. Hence we accept no liability for any losses or damages (whether direct, indirect, special, consequential or otherwise) arising out of errors or omissions contained in this web site.
Alma Travel Centre reserve the right to update, add, amend, remove, replace or change any part of the web site content, including but not limited to functionality and navigation at any time without prior notice.
Alma Travel Centre shall not be liable for distortion of data arising from any technical fault including transmission errors, technical defects, interruptions, third party intervention or viruses.
- Exclusion of Liability
Alma Travel Centre cannot guarantee that this web site shall be available on an uninterrupted basis and we will not be liable for any losses, costs or damages resulting from this web site not being accessible or for delays in access.
Access to and use of this web site is at the user’s own risk and we cannot warrant that the use of this web site or any material downloaded from it will not cause damage to any property, including but not limited to loss of data, computer viruses, Trojan horses and others. In addition, we accept no liability in respect of losses or damages arising out of changes made to the content of this web site by unauthorised third parties.
- Third Party Links
This web site contains links to other web sites which are hosted and maintained by third parties. Alma Travel Centre make no representation as to the accuracy, completeness or relevance of the information contained on such Third Party Sites. You follow links to such sites at your own risk, and we will not be liable for any loss or damage rising from your reliance upon or use of Third Party Sites.
Although our preferred local suppliers have privacy policies in accordance with the New Privacy Laws, you accept that some third parties can be located overseas eg hotels, car rental companies, etc, and may not have in place equivalent privacy policies. When you click on links to other Web sites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours.
- Copyright Laws
The information you receive online from this site is protected by the copyright laws of Australia. The copyright laws prohibit any copying, redistributing, retransmitting, or re-purposing of any copyright-protected material.
PRIVACY & SECURITY
Alma Travel Centre sometimes collects personal information necessary to respond to your requests for our customised products and services and to allow you to use the resources available on our website. Personal information includes, but is not limited to, name, physical address, email address, phone number and any other information that itself identifies or, when tied to the above information, may identify you as a specific individual.
Alma Travel Centre is committed to our clients’ privacy and security and to taking steps designed to secure your personal and financial information. We believe your private details should be kept just that and when you share personal information with us, we will make all reasonable endeavours to keep your details secure and private.
As a user or customer, you will occasionally receive email updates from us about changes or additions to Alma Travel Centre and other noteworthy news items. We hope you will find these updates interesting and informative. Of course, if you would rather not receive them, you may unsubscribe at any time.
Although our preferred local suppliers have privacy policies in accordance with the New Privacy Laws, you accept that some third parties can be located overseas eg hotels, car rental companies, etc, and may not have in place equivalent privacy policies.