ELITE TRAVEL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
DOCUMENTS CAN NOTE BE RELEASED UNLESS SIGNED AND RETURNED WITHIN 24 HOURS
It is your responsbility to contact Elite Travel Inc. IMMEDIATLY - WITHIN 24 hours regarding any discrepancies . You are responsbile for any issues or cost(s) associated with non notification of discrepencies within 24 hours.
Electronic Signatures - We accept electronic signatures - instructions are emailed at time of purchase
You are responsible to review your invoice names, dates and all portions signing the order is correct
You authorize Elite Travel Inc. to make the charges outlined on invoices to purchasers credit card
Purchaser/passengers accepts full responsibility for any charge backs, disputes and other non-payment by the passenger, credit card company of issuing bank. Purchaser/passengers further agree to the rules and restrictions of the ticket or package they have purchased. Passenger will not hold the agency responsible for any wrong doing with the terms and conditions of the issuing card. Signed invoices or verbal instructions authorize and instructed Elite Travel Inc. and grant permission to utilize credit cards presented.
Travel Insurance is recommended and offered on all travel purchases
Passengers who accept insurance also accept to contact Elite Travel Inc and get a policy number.
Passengers are advised without a policy number and the premium being actually charged/paid you do not have coverage.
FOR PROFF OF INSURANCE YOU MUST RECEIVE A POLICY NUMBER TO BE COVERED. MARKING THIS BOX DOES NOT GUARANTEE COVERAGE UNTIL PREMIUM HAS BEEN PAID AND A POLICY NUMBER GIVEN
Policies: All Deposits are non refundable. Cancellation after final payment is 15% plus supplier fees. Vendor insurance does not cover deposits or agency cancellation penalties. Guarantee of reimburesement by insurance is based upon the policy and the insurance claims process - no payment of penalties or claims is promised or guaranteed by Elite Travel Inc.
NOTICE OF VENDOR INSURANCE POLICIES: All Insurance premiums are non refundable at time of purchase. Vender insurance does not cover deposits and does not cover Elite Travel Inc penalties of 15% or Initial deposit which ever is greater. Vendor insurance during travel is secondary medical
IF YOU ARE UNABLE OR PREFER not TO ELECTRONICALLY SIGN any itinerary and invoice, Purchaser/passenger must print out a copy of this document, affix their handwritten signature and date, and hand deliver, mail, or fax the signed document Elite Travel Inc.
All travel documents can not be released until all invoices are signed and returned.
ACCURACY: The invoice order is per your verbal authorization. Review for accuracy upon Immediate receipt regarding any discrepancies. Failure to do so may result in cancellation/Change Fees.
PENALTIES: Elite Travel's policy-All Deposits non refundable regardless of the vendor's policy. Deposits are not transferable to new dates, destinations or names; these changes are considered cancellations. In addition to the vendor cancel/change fees, a 15% per person penalty will be retained by The Agency. Airline tickets are non refundable and non transferable; the minimum change fee is $150 per person/ticket plus any fare difference. All travel services must be exchanged prior to the original travel date; otherwise all value is forfeited. No-shows are totally non refundable. Elite Travel Inc. and tour companies reserve the right to charge processing fees in the event of refund requests, changes or cancellations or special service requests.
Name Changes: Most products DO NOT allow a name change, but in the event a name change is allowable the minimum name change fee is $100.00 or more.
PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION: All travel requires proof of identification. For domestic travel inside the United States a valid non expired goverment issued photo identification is required for all passengers over age 15, children under 15 need their state issued birthcertificate with a raised seal. International travel outside the United States requires a Valid Passport BOOK for flights - Passport cards are NOT valid for flights. Passport Cards are ONLY valid for land and see (no flights). with a minimum of 6 months validity remaining.. Visas may be REQUIRED visit www.travel.state.gov for verification. Failure to provide proper proof of citizenship will result in denied boarding with no refund. Names on your travel documents Must Match the name on your Passport. Children traveling outside of the United States without both biological parents must provide proof of custodial rights and a signed affidavit of trave l and proof of custodial rights. Citizenship requirements are posted at //www.travel.state.gov
DEPOSITS/FINAL PAYMENTS: Deposits and Final Payments must be received at least 7 days prior to the venders payment deadlines or are subject to cancellation for lack of payment with full penalty. Late Payments that have not been cancelled are subject to a $25.00 late processing fee/overnight fees. Elite Travel Inc. and their agents are not responsible for paid monies in the event the supplier/vendor files for bankruptcy.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: This Travel Agency, Elite Travel Inc. is acting as a mere agent for suppliers in selling travel related services, or in accepting reservations or bookings for services that are not directly supplied by this travel agency (such as air and round transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, cruises, etc.). Elite Travel Inc., therefore, shall not be responsible for breach of contract or any intentional or careless actions or omissions or errors on the part of such suppliers, which result in any loss, damage, delay or injury to you or your travel companions or group members. Unless the term "Guaranteed" is specifically stated in writing on your tickets, invoices or official reservation itinerary, we do not guarantee any of such suppliers "rates", bookings, reservations, connections, scheduling or handling of personal effects. Travel Agent or agency, Elite Travel Inc., shall not be respon sible for any injuries, damages, or losses caused to any traveler in connection with terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction failures or diffculties, disease, local laws, climatic conditions, criminal acts or abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions or conditions. Included in addition is anything outside of the travel agents control. Traveler assumes complete and full responsibility for and hereby releases Elite Travel Inc., and its agents from any duty of checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccines and other entry requirements of each destinations, and all safety or security conditions at such destinations, during the length of the proposed travel. For information concerning possible dangers at international destinations, contact the Travel Advisory Section of the U.S. State Department. For medical information call the Public Health Service. By embarking upon your travel the traveler voluntarily assumes all risks involved in such travel, whether expected or unexpected. Traveler is hereby warned of such risks, and is advised to obtain appropriate insurance to cover against them. Travelers receipt of purchase and or utilization of tickets, reservation shall constitute to the above and is an agreement on his/her part to convey the contents here to his/her travel companions and/or group members.
Topless/Clothing optional notification - Many European, Mexican and Caribbean resorts allow topless sunbathing and may have clothing optional resorts. Some cruiselines have topless sunbathing decks.
Fuel Surcharges and Goverment Taxes- Please note on rare occassions after your package has been booked and paid for if there are any new Goverment Taxes or Fuel Surcharges instilled by the Vacation or Cruise line we are mandated to contact and collect and forward these funds to the Goverment or Vacation company implementing the increase. As your agent for details if you are not clear.In regards to Elite Travel Inc specifically The terms of this agreement shall be governed by the substantive law of the State of Missouri, without regard to conflict of laws provision, and the sole venue for all causes of action arising out of or related to this contract shall be in the Circuit Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, and the parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the same
Most beaches and tropical areas do have insects - Steps to avoid sand fleas, mosquito and other parasites
Zika Virus information: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/intheus/what-to-do.html
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PRICE INCREASE
Please note products under deposit are still subject to future price increases. Airlines and Cruise Lines and hotels may at a later date add fuel surcharges and or energy or usage and/or resort fees. This is to verify you were notified of such policies at time of booking.
Unaccompanied Minor Fees: All Airlines charge Unaccompanied Minor Fees which are NOT collected by Elite Travel Inc and Are not included in the airline pricing. Since pricing and age requirements vary it is the consumer and purchaser responsbility to contact the airline and also visit their web page to verify the most current unaccompanied minor age and cost requirement at the airline ticket counter. Elite Travel is not responsible for unaccompanied minor costs incurred by failure of passenger contacct carrier for most current information.
D.O.T. Required notifications:
Bookings where air is assgned at a later date : The identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier’s codeshare partner, will be assigned and disclosed at a later date.
The airline tickets or air/hotel/cruise tours I am purchasing are subject to supplemental price increases after the date of purchase due to additional charges imposed by a supplier or government.
You acknowledge you may be charged additional sums by Elite Travel and/or the vacation company selected to offset increased fees, fuel surcharges, taxes, fluctuations in foreign exchange markets or any combination thereof.
Purchaser hereby consents to any post-purchase price increases and authorize Elite Travel Inc and/or the vacation company selected o charge my credit card for such additional amounts to keep my reservation in good standing.
NOTICE OF BROCHURE PRICING: Prices in listed in brochure(s) were effective on the date it was issued. At the time you purchase your travel component/Tour/Cruise/Air/hotel Please note prices may be higher because of an increase in carrier charges
Flights are subject to inceticide spraying prior to flying or while on the aircraft. Federal law requires I refer you to the D.O.T. website airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/spray.htm
Federal law prohibits the carriage of certain hazardous materials in your luggage and on board the aircraft and can result in a fine or imprisonment
Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage or on your person. A violation can result in five years' imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124). Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. Examples: Paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles, and radiopharmaceuticals. There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and toilet articles carried in your luggage and certain smoking materials carried on your person. For further information contact your airline representative.”
Price Downgrades - Elite Travel Inc reserves the right to charge change fees and penalties for package down grades and usage of the LPG-lowest price guarantee program
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AIRLINE FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAMS
Most Scheduled airlines offer a frequent flyer program. Elite Travel does NOT automatically enroll you in this program which if you fly with the same airline FREQUENTLY allows you to build towards free travel. Unless you travel numerous times within a year, most clients do not earn benefits. Also all airline frequent flyer programs begin heavy junk mail solicitation including credit card solicitation and dispursing your data to other companies.
THEREFORE WE WILL ONLY ENROLL YOU IF YOU CONTACT US DIRECTLY REQUESTING ENROLLEMENT. ONCE REQUESTED YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR NUMBER PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO GET FLIGHT CREDIT
Vendor Bill of Rights: which do not include agency penalties and are in addition to Elite Travel Inc's bill of rights. Not all Vendors bill of rights are listed, but are available on the vendor utilized web page.
Apple Vacations: http://viewer.e-digitaleditions.com/i/606045-2016-apple-vacations-caribbean/156
Funjet Vacations: http://media.triseptsolutions.com/sites/vaxwebfjt/publishingimages/pdfs/billofrights.pdf
Carnival Cruise https://www.carnival.com/about-carnival/legal-notice/passenger-bill-of-rights.aspx
Royal Caribbean https://secure.royalcaribbean.com/content/en_US/pdf/CTC_Not_For_BR.pdf
Princess Cruise http://www.princess.com/legal/bill_of_rights/
PLEASE NOTE THAT RETENTION OF TICKETS, RESERVATIONS, OR BOOKINGS AFTER ISSUANCE SHALL CONSTITUTE ACCEPTANCE OF THE PROVISIONS IN THE CONDITIONS LISTED ABOVE HERE AS WELL AS THOSE TERMS AND CONDITIONS LISTED IN THE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CIRCULARS AND BROCHURES OF TOUR, VACATION,CRUISE, HOTEL PACKAGES AND/OR AIRLINE TICKETS.
Complete Terms and Conditions/Bill of Rights are given to you with your initial payment and can be found on our web page www.elite-trips.com