Your Holiday Contract
When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to accept these booking conditions on behalf of yourself and your party.
You will have been alerted to the conditions of this booking as soon as we issue our confirmation invoice. This is when a contract will exist between you and All About Tailor-made Travel Ltd. Please check your confirmation invoice carefully and contact us immediately if any details are not correct.
This contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions, which are governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts.
ATOL Certificate: all the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it.
Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.
When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from All About Tailor made Travel you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.
We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable).
If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.
For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk
Credit Card Policy
We are happy to accept payment by credit card but please be aware that an additional charge of up to 3.5% will be levied by our merchant facilities provider. Additional documentation may be required if:
The following items may be asked:
Your holiday price will include the amount of £2.50 per person as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution. We pay this to the CAA.
Changes Made by You
If you wish to alter arrangements after we have accepted your booking, we will do our best to help although this may not always be possible. An amendment fee of £40 per person named on the booking will be charged. If you or another member of your party is prevented from travelling you may, subject to any supplier restrictions, transfer the booking to someone else provided that:
Certain travel arrangements cannot be changed after reservations have been made and therefore any request for alteration will be treated as a cancellation- details are listed below under Cancellation By You.
All requests for changes made by you will be confirmed subject to our discretion, we reserve the right to refuse any changes.
Cancellation by You
If you or a member of your party decides to cancel their holiday, you as the person who made the booking must advise us of this in writing. Cancellation charges will apply depending upon when we receive the written notification. If we receive written notification of your intention to cancel, prior to 56 days before departure, your deposit per person will be forfeited. However, from 56 days onwards the following cancellation charges will apply. Insurance premiums paid are non-refundable.
Period before departure date within which written notice of cancellation is received % of holiday cost (excluding insurance premium).
Days to day of departure
|Up to 56 days||Deposit, if applicable an additional sum for any arrangements that incur an advanced cost|
|55 – 28 days||50%|
|27 – 15 days||90%|
If some but not all party members cancel, additional changes may be payable by the remaining members (e.g. under occupancy).
Please note in some circumstances up to 100% cancellation charges will apply from time of booking, including holidays booked at peak periods; we will advise at the time of booking.
Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to claim these charges.
Passport, Visa and Inmigration Requirements
All passengers must be in possession of a FULL passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond the planned return date. In addition to this, visas may be required for some countries. We will give advice wherever possible, however, your specific passport and visa requirements and other immigration requirements are your responsibility, and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. Holders of Full British passports can check visa and immigration requirements at www.ips.gov.uk/passport/index.asp, all other passport holders should ask our staff for the relevant Embassy and/or Consulate contact details. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements.
Transfer times are given as a guide and will be subject to change dependant on road and weather conditions or the number of stops made en route.
Some destinations we feature may be affected by weather patterns, such as tropical storms, monsoons, hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, flooding and also seismic activity causing earthquakes and tidal waves. “Hurricane season” is only one example and affects theAtlantic, theCaribbeanand theGulf of Mexico. This is generally considered to be from June to November. However different weather patterns occur at different times of the year and throughout many destinations across the world. The impact of such adverse weather conditions on destinations can and often does vary.
If a hurricane, Tropical Storm, or any other natural disaster is forecast for any destinations, we will follow the advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. However, it is impossible to predict their path, how long they will last or the effects such weather conditions may have. Whilst the safety of all our clients is a top priority we do not accept responsibility for disruption to your holiday due to bad or unusual weather conditions.
It is not possible for us to provide detailed information on each destination we feature, as weather advice can frequently change. However we recommend you check the latest FCO Travel Advice for your destination by visiting www.fco.gov.uk/travel for up to date information.
Please refer to meteorological websites www.metoffice.gov.uk to view up to date weather and climate information for each destination.
Website room description and facilities
Photographs and descriptions of hotels and resort facilities are shown in good faith. Room descriptions are supplied by the hoteliers and in some cases we may sometimes refer to suites or deluxe accommodation. These are in general, larger rooms with additional features however this does not necessarily mean that the accommodation comprises more than one room. It is possible that occasionally facilities may be unavailable or limited, due to hotel maintenance, adverse weather conditions or seasonal restrictions etc. We have used all reasonable endeavours to ensure that nothing in our brochure is false or misleading at the time of going to press but reserve the right to change any brochure/website particulars before you book.
Where family rooms are available, occasional beds may be used, of the sofa or camp bed type. Please also bear in mind that specific requests made at the time of booking cannot be guaranteed.
Should you be travelling with young children, we recommend that you advise us at the time of the booking. The safety of your children is of utmost importance to us, however, we must stress that it is important for you to remain vigilant at all times during your holiday to ensure their safety.
Airline regulations state that women 28 weeks or more into pregnancy, at the time of return travel, must have medical certification of fitness to travel. Normally after 32 weeks permission to travel is refused however, Airlines have different policies and we would need to check as to whether they will agree to carry you, prior to confirming your holiday. It is imperative that you notify us of your pregnancy at the time of booking or as at such time you become aware.
Our Agreement with You
When booking by telephone, our sales consultants will quote to you the price of your package holiday at the time you make your reservation. Once you have paid your deposit, or the full cost of your package holiday and received our confirmation invoice, the cost of your package holiday will not change. The price of your package holiday is fully guaranteed and will not be subject to any surcharges, unless levied by acts of parliament, government, airlines or other circumstances outside of All About Tailor-made Travel Ltd control. We reserve the right to raise or lower our prices at any time before you book.
We are unable to guarantee any special requests at the time of booking, but will use our best endeavours to obtain any such confirmation of any request prior to departure. All About Tailor-made Travel Ltd cannot accept any liability for suppliers not complying with special requests, except where such requests have been confirmed in writing by the supplier and a copy of the confirmation has been supplied to you.
Changes made by us before the start of your holiday
We aim not to make any changes to your holiday but arrangements are often made many months in advance with our suppliers over whom we have no direct control and changes may be necessary. Most changes will be minor and although we endeavour to advise you of any minor changes before your holiday, we have no obligation to do so and will not pay any compensation. We will endeavour to inform you of a major change before departure, a major change is defined as a significant change of resort, a change of accommodation to that of a lower official category, a change of your time of departure or return by more than 12 hours or a change of departure airport (except London airports).
In the event of our advising you of a major change before your departure we will provide you with 3 options:
Whichever of the three options is accepted we will also pay you compensation as set out in the table below.
Period before scheduled departure date within which a major change is notified to you and compensation per person.
Days to day of departure
|57 days or earlier||0|
|56 – 14||£15|
|13 – 0 days||£30|
Important notice: Compensation will not be paid for situations beyond our control. Examples of situations beyond our control include but are not limited to war or threat of war, civil strike, industrial disputes, natural disaster, bad weather, terrorist activity, Foreign Office advice not to travel, technical or maintenance problems with transport, changes due to a rescheduling or cancellation of flights by an airline or alteration of the aircraft type. (Please see details of your insurance cover regarding flight delays). This also applicable to changes by us during your holiday.
Changes made by us during your holiday
We do not control the day-to-day management of your accommodation and if shortly before departure or on arrival at the resort we are advised that the reserved accommodation is not available we will take all reasonable steps to provide accommodation of the same standard and in the same resort.
Cancellation by us
We reserve the right to cancel your holiday although we will only do so in limited circumstances. However, provided we have received full payment (see paying for your holiday), we will not cancel your holiday less than eight weeks before departure except for reasons beyond our control in which case we will offer you the choice of an alternative holiday if available, or a full refund of all monies paid. In the case of Coach Tours we reserve the right to cancel any tour up to 28 days prior to departure as such tours operate subject to minimum numbers. Should we find it necessary to cancel a tour you will be advised at least 28 days prior to departure and offered the option of accepting an alternative holiday or a full refund, no compensation payments will be made for cancelled tours.
Our Liability / Responsability to you
As already stated, All About Tailor-made Travel Ltd is licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority ATOL No. 10510 and is fully bonded to protect customer holiday payments and repatriation.
All complaints are dealt with in writing. We do not deal with complaints over the telephone as it is our policy to hold written records of all communication relating to problems experienced by our clients. It is also a condition of this contract that you communicate any problem to the supplier of the services in question and (if applicable) our representative in resort. If you fail to follow the procedure detailed above, we cannot accept responsibility as we have been deprived the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem.
Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this contract that cannot be amicably settled between us may be referred to arbitration.
Overseas Standards Expectations.
We ask you to note that standards in certain overseas countries restaurants, bars and hotel services, are often quite different to those accepted as the “norm” in theUK, especially in third world countries, a fact recognised by seasoned travellers. Do not expectUKstandards overseas, expect the relative “norm” found elsewhere at your country of destination and often well explained in many good travel guides. There can be no monetary compensation in the case of such scenarios or disappointments.
We cannot stress enough the importance of taking out adequate holiday insurance against cancellation charges, unexpected curtailment of your holiday, medical expenses arising overseas, personal liability claims against you, loss or damage to luggage.
If you discover that you have misplaced any property during your holiday, please contact our Representative in resort, or ourLondonoffice, and we will endeavour to assist you in locating the item/s. Please be aware however, that it is your responsibility to ensure that your property is kept safe at all times. The Holiday Place cannot accept liability for any items lost during your holiday.
We constantly working with suppliers to negotiate the lowest and best possible rates for our customers. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that online prices are correct, during PEAK PERIODS, prices may vary according to availability. This can mean that the price offered to you is lower that listed, it can also mean that the actual cost can be higher that the list price.
It is the responsibility of all passengers to seek advice from appropriate sources with regards to inoculations, vaccinations or medical treatment that may be recommended/required for the country/countries they are visiting. We cannot accept liability for passengers who do not seek advice and are not adequately protected.
Flights and flight routings
Most flights operate on time but in the event of a delay we will do our best to arrange for agents of the airline to provide, if practical in the circumstances and given the airport involved, refreshments appropriate to the time of day for delays over 3 hours; overnight accommodation for delays over 12 hours extended beyond midnight subject to local availability and operational suitability. It may also be necessary before departure from theUKor overseas to alter the airline, aircraft or flight timings (by less than 12 hours) or your airport of destination for operational reasons. Where such changes occur, it is not possible to transfer to another holiday or to cancel without incurring normal cancellation charges. Please note that carriers such as airlines used by us may be subject to change. Such change is deemed to be minor change — other examples of minor changes include alterations to your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours and changes to aircraft type. The above is without prejudice to your rights under the European Denied Boarding Regulations 261/2004. Very rarely, we may be forced by adverse weather conditions (not necessarily at the point of departure) and other “force majeure” situations to terminate your holiday before, at the time of or after the due date or time of departure and/or make alternative arrangements for your return journey. This is extremely unlikely but if this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers), or pay you any compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result. Such a situation should be covered by your travel insurance policy which you should check before booking your holiday.
Independent Travel Arrangement
Flight timings may also change. Should this occur, and if we are able, we will inform you as soon as we are made aware of any changes to the previously confirmed timings given to us by the airlines. We cannot accept responsibility for independent travel arrangement made within theUKby clients, to reach their airport of departure or indeed their onward journey having arrived back to the UK.
The Company Secretary, All About Tailor-made Travel Limited, 59 Maidenstone Hill, London SE10 8SY.