TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Booking conditioned on your acceptance of the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any part of the following terms and conditions, you must not book with us.
SECTION A – APPLICABLE TO ALL BOOKINGS
Deposit & Balance Payments
Where your travel dates are 14 weeks or more after you book we may offer the facility to pay a deposit towards your trip with the balance due at an agreed later date. There are deposit restrictions on each individual element of any trip booked and you will be required to pay the full cost of any transfers booked along with the full cost of any flights if a low cost or scheduled carrier is used*. A percentage cost of charter flights and accommodation can be paid as a deposit. As we use a variety of different suppliers the deposit amounts can vary and will be advised to you at the time of making your booking online or by one of our sales advisors when booking over the phone. Deposit payments are non refundable in the event of client cancellation or cancellation by us due to non-payment of balance. The balance payment of your trip is required between 14 and 8 weeks prior to your departure date depending on the supplier and the deadline will be advised to you at the time of booking. If full payment is not received by the balance due date, we will notify the supplier who may cancel your booking without notice to you and charge the cancellation fees set out in their Terms and Conditions as well as loss of any money paid. Where you have booked a package, you will be subject to our cancellation charges. See section C below. *Variations to our deposit policy will apply to any booking which includes a cruise, as individual cruise line policies will apply to any deposit and balance payments due. These will be advised to you at the time of making a cruise booking with us.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit may have issued information about your holiday destination. You are advised to check whether or not such information has been issued on the FCO website prior to travelling.
If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the supplier but we do not guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.
Adequate travel insurance is a condition of your contract with either us or the supplier in question, as applicable. You must take out a policy of insurance in order to cover you and your party against the cost of cancellation by you; the cost of assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and money; and other expenses. If we have issued your policy please check it carefully to ensure that all the details are correct and that all relevant information has been provided by you (eg. pre-existing medical conditions). Failure to disclose relevant information will affect your insurance. If you fail to travel with adequate insurance cover we will not be liable for any losses in respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available.
Please be aware that the booking conditions of the supplier will normally state that your stay can be terminated, with no refund, if the behaviour of your party falls below an acceptable standard. Suppliers will also often require you to pay for any damage you cause to the accommodation in resort. We are under no obligation to you if any event such as this occurs. You agree to indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (including all legal costs) made against us by the supplier or any third party as a result of your conduct. \
Passports, Visas and Health
It is the responsibility of the lead passenger travelling to make sure that they hold the correct passport and visa requirements. Holiday Consultants.com Ltd T/A Sky Club will not be held responsible for any financial costs that may be incurred as a direct result of failure to do so. The information in this section is valid for British Citizens only. Non-British Citizens (including: citizens of British Dependent Territories; those who hold their citizenship by virtue of a connection with Gibraltar; British subjects who have a right of abode in the United Kingdom; and EC and other nationals) should consult the Embassy of their destination country and the Home Office Immigration Department regarding any special documentation for the countries they are visiting or for return to the UK. It is your responsibility to check with the applicable Embassy or Consulate to see whether the destination(s) that you are visiting requires a visa, especially if you do not hold a passport marked “British Citizen”. If you fail to do so, you will be solely responsible for any cost, loss or damage which you or we incur as a result of your failure. It is also important to remember to include all transit points of your journey, which may also require you to obtain a visa. Please note that many countries require that your passport is valid for six months beyond the period of your stay. Some countries apply different rules and you should contact the Embassy or Consulate of your destination for relevant current information. It is vital that you ensure that your passport is legible and intact, any sign of damage could result in a refusal of carriage or entry into your country of destination. If you hold a UK passport and require information in respect of the validity of your passport, procedure and time required to apply for a passport or renew an existing passport, the regulations in respect of minors, or if your passport has been lost or stolen, you can contact the UK Passport Service helpline. For passport advice, call 0300 222 0000. The line is open from 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am – 5.30pm weekends and public holidays. Calls to 0300 numbers are charged at your network provider’s standard national rate. Alternatively you can find advice online on the Home Office website. It is your responsibility to obtain the appropriate visa for your destination(s) and any applicable transit point. If you require information in respect of current visa requirements, procedure and time required to apply for the applicable visa, you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Their telephone number is 020 7008 8438 and their website address is www.fco.gov.uk. Please note that specific requirements for specific countries can be complex and subject to change at short notice. Children not already included on a valid British passport will need to hold their own passport if they are to travel abroad if: The child reaches the age of 16; or • The passport on which the child is included expires; or • The passport on which the child is included is replaced or an amendment results in the issue of a new passport. The name on the passport must match the name on the ticket, otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid. If, after booking a holiday but before travelling, any member of your party changes their name, e.g. as a result of getting married, we must be notified immediately so that we can endeavour to make the necessary changes to your holiday documentation. It is important that all travellers to the United States take note of the following: A visa will be necessary for entry to the United States of America (USA) unless passengers are eligible under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The VWP allows holders of full British Citizens Passports who have the right of abode in the UK to complete a Visa Waiver Form and submit this on arrival. You must ensure that you comply with all USA Government requirements as per the Visa Waiver Form before confirming your booking. All British passport holders, including children, travelling to the USA under the VWP will need their own machine-readable passports (MRP). This means that anyone without a MRP, including children who are currently on a parent’s passport, will need a visa to travel to the USA. A British Passport is machine-readable when the white strip at the foot of the personal data page (at the back of the passport) bears two lines of print. If there is no white strip, or the white strip is blank, then the passport is not machine-readable. If you have a serious communicable disease of public health significance including HIV you are not eligible to travel on the Visa Waiver Program, and must possess a valid visa for entry into the United States. If you have ever been arrested or convicted for any reason in any country, even if the arrest did not lead to a conviction including driving offences, you may require a visa and should consult the US Embassy directly (details are below). For further details on entry requirements for the USA and the VWP (as there are some restrictions and requirements change from time to time), check the US Embassy website: www.usembassy.org.uk or the Foreign & Commonwealth Office: www.fco.gov.uk. You should seek advice on any vaccinations and precautions that may be compulsory or recommended from a health professional – a GP, practice nurse, pharmacist or travel health clinic – ideally at least 8 weeks before you travel. Further travel advice can be found on www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk and www.nathnac.org. Information about how to get medical treatment abroad and how to get reduced cost, and sometimes free treatment in Europe can be found in the NHS leaflet “Health Advice for Travellers”. We can provide general information about the passport and visa requirements for your trip, but this is for guidance only and it remains your responsibility to check the requirements before you travel. 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. Neither we nor the supplier accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements. Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. Please take special note that for all air travel within the British Isles, airlines require photographic identification of a specific type. Please ask us for full details. We can provide general information about any health formalities required for your trip but you should check with your own doctor for your specific circumstances. Up to date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, visit www.fco.gov.uk.
In relation to package holidays sold by us, the Package Travel Regulations require us to provide security for the monies that you pay and for repatriation in the event of our insolvency. We provide this security by way of an ATOL (number 9595) administered by the Civil Aviation Authority. When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us 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. If you book arrangements other than an ATOL protected flight or package holiday from this website, your monies will not be financially protected. Please ask us for further details.
Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions we will not be liable or pay you compensation if our contractual obligations to you are affected by any event which we or the supplier of the service 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 all similar events outside our or the supplier concerned’s control.
Law and Jurisdiction
This contract is governed by the English Law, and any dispute arising between the parties is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England. You may, however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland.
Conditions of Suppliers
Many of the services which make up your holiday are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions which will form part of your contract 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 us or the supplier concerned.
All flight prices are subject to availability and offers may be withdrawn or amended at any time without prior notification. Holiday Consultants.com Ltd T/A Sky Club accepts no liability should any such offer be withdrawn or amended.
Many airlines operate on a codeshare basis with their commercial partners. This means that a flight can be operated on one carrier’s behalf by a partner airline and quite possibly bear more than one flight number. This particularly happens within airline consortia eg One World, Sky Team, Star Alliance etc whereby carriers are enabled to offer flights on their partner’s aircraft to destinations beyond their existing routes and to utilise their additional services for check in etc.
Whilst we have taken every due care and diligence with the production of our website and price list, there may however be occasions beyond our control where certain fares are withdrawn by the airline. We will not be held responsible if for any reason these fares are withdrawn. No compensation is payable in the event of withdrawal of any fares. Air fares are not guaranteed until tickets are confirmed and purchased. All fares are subject to confirmation and change prior to ticket issue.
Some airlines offer only electronic confirmation of your reservation, or ‘e-ticketing’, on certain routes. We cannot be held responsible if your e-ticket does not arrive due to an incorrect email address or your junk email settings. You can ensure your e-tickets get to you by adding Holiday Consultants.com Ltd T/A Sky Club to your ‘safe list’. You must notify us immediately if you change your email address or contact telephone number after making a booking with Holiday Consultants.com Ltd T/A Sky Club. In addition, please check that the name on your passport matches the name on your ticket and/or booking confirmation. It is your responsibility to advise us if you have not received your eticket confirmation. PAPER TICKETS An additional fee will be payable for postage of paper tickets and this will be confirmed to you at the time of booking. We send out paper tickets by registered post. We do not accept responsibility for documents mislaid or lost by the postal service. Please note that some airlines may apply a charge and follow a specific procedure for the re-issue of lost tickets or tickets delayed in the post. You shall be responsible for paying any fees (including our administration fee), losses and/or expenses incurred in respect of the reissue of lost or stolen tickets. You should contact us immediately in such circumstances. It is your responsibility to advise us if you have not received your tickets in time for travel.
In your itinerary from Holiday Consultants.com Ltd T/A Sky Club, flight times are given for guidance only. All departure/arrival times on your flight ticket are provided by the airlines concerned and are estimates only. They may change due to air traffic control restrictions, weather conditions, operational/maintenance requirements and the requirement for passengers to check in on time. We are not liable if there is any change to a departure/arrival time previously given to you or shown on your ticket or for any other alteration to your flight by the relevant airline. Also, please note that where a sector of a flight itinerary is not utilised without contacting the carrier directly any remaining sectors may be subject to cancellation without further notification. Where this situation arises we are unable to accept responsibility for any costs incurred. It is for this reason that you are required to reconfirm your flights with the airline in accordance with the airline’s applicable reconfirmation deadline. For all air travel it is your responsibility to check the departure and arrival times of your flights at the time of travel. We are unable to make any special concerned. Please arrangements for you if you are delayed as these matters are at the sole discretion of the airline note that the times shown on your ticket or itinerary are the departure times of the flight. Check-in times, as advised by the carrier or in the airlines’ timetable are the latest times at which passengers can be accepted for travel, allowing the necessary time to complete all formalities. Flights cannot be held up for passengers arriving late and no responsibility can be accepted by us or the airline in such cases.
We have no control over the airlines’ allocation of seats and so, if you have particular seat requests, you should check-in at the airport as early as possible. We cannot guarantee that these requests will be met.
Please note that a flight described on your flight ticket as “direct” will not necessarily be non-stop. A flight that is described as direct is one where there is no need to change aircraft during the journey.
Pregnancy & Children
Some airlines refuse to carry women who will be 28 weeks or more pregnant on the date of return travel. Please check with the airline concerned as their rules may vary and also consult your doctor. Infants must be 6 weeks old or more to travel by air and must either sit on an adult’s lap or occupy an infant seat. Please contact the airline you are travelling with for details of appropriate seats. Generally children aged 2 years or more must occupy a seat. A child must be under 2 years of age on the date of their return flight to be entitled to the infant fare level which is usually 10% of the International Air Transport Association’s (or IATA’s) published fare. Airlines regard those aged 0-23 months for the entire travel period as infants, and those aged 2-11 years for the entire travel period as children. Any other person is required to pay the adult fare.
Government imposed taxes, Fees & Charges
The price of your flight may include taxes, fees and charges which are imposed on air transportation by government authorities. They may represent a significant portion of the cost of air travel and are either included in the fare or shown separately on your ticket. You may also be required to pay taxes or fees or other charges not already collected, for example, it is not always possible to include all departure taxes on your ticket(s). In some cases departure taxes must be paid by you locally to the Government of the country you are departing from and are therefore non-refundable by us.
In accordance with European regulations we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a ‘Community list’, which contains details of air carriers that are subject to an operating ban within the European Community. The Community list is available for inspection at ec.europa.eu. We reserve the right to change your airline in the event that the airline is blacklisted under the EU regulations. Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate.
Baggage (Schedule Airlines) BAGGAGE
In most cases you will be permitted a free checked baggage allowance and a free cabin baggage allowance, the limits of which may differ by airline, class and/or route. It is recommended that cabin baggage is kept to a minimum. Extra charges may apply for checked baggage in excess of the permitted allowance. Please ask the airline for more specific information as these rules vary from time to time. You can refer to www.iata.org/bags for information and links. For safety reasons dangerous articles must not be packed in checked or cabin baggage. Restricted articles include, but are not limited to, compressed gases, corrosives, explosives, flammable liquids and solids, radioactive materials, oxidising materials, poisons, infectious substances and briefcases with installed alarm devices.
Baggage (No Frill Airlines)
In certain cases you will be offered the option to book baggage at an extra cost, at the time of the online booking. Holiday Consultants.com Ltd T/A Sky Club do not accept responsibility for any changes made by the airline before departure.
Denied Boarding, Cancellation or Flight Delays
Under European law you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at European airports and will also be available from airlines. However reimbursement in such cases is the responsibility of the airline. If your airline does not comply with these rules you should complain to the Civil Aviation Authority Council on 020 7453 6888 (Consumer advice line Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 2.30pm) or at the website www.caa.co.uk.
One Way Tickets
Please note that some one way (inbound) tickets e.g. Bangkok to London, shown on our site can only be purchased in conjunction with a valid ticket from the UK. Airlines retain the right to cancel one way tickets that do not adhere to this rule as they may not conform to visa regulations from the countries involved. For further information please email or Contact us.
Final Travel Arrangements
Please ensure that all your travel, passport, visa and insurance documents are in order and that you arrive in plenty of time for checking in at the airport. It may be necessary to reconfirm your flight with the airline prior to departure. Please ask us for details at least 72 hours before your outbound flight. You should take a note of any reference number or contact name when reconfirming. If you fail to reconfirm you may be refused permission to board the aircraft and you are unlikely to receive any refund.
All hotel prices are subject to availability and offers may be withdrawn or amended at any time without prior notification. Holiday Consultants.com Ltd T/A Sky Club accepts no liability should any such offer be withdrawn or amended.
A “Double room” does not guarantee a double bed; a Double room means a room for 2 persons, furthermore, please note a room sold as “Twin Room” does not guarantee twin beds. A “Triple room” means a room for 3 persons. A “Quad room” means a room for 4 persons. If you require either (1) Double bed in the room, or (2) single beds in a room, please REQUEST them at the time of booking.
Many of the self catering / apartments & villas, require you to make a payment of a security deposit in cash in local currency or credit card upon arrival at your accommodation. These amounts may vary and will be collected upon your arrival.
Please note that the information as to the distance from the city centre and the location of the hotel on the maps provided are for indicative purposes only. If a customer requires the hotel to be within a certain distance from the city centre or near a particular location, the customer should contact the hotel in question prior to booking.
Star ratings are used to symbolise the overall quality, level of service, food standard and range of facilities available in any given hotel property. The criteria applied within each country will vary depending on the specific requirements established by the relevant issuing body and are provided to you for information purposes only. They are not a guarantee or warranty of any kind by Holiday Consultants.com Ltd T/A Sky Club.
Please read the description of the hotel for other hotel policies applicable to your stay. You must be at least 21 years of age to check in to Las Vegas hotels. Please note that the hotels booked by us for you are not exclusive to Holiday Consultants.com Ltd T/A Sky Club. We are not responsible for any limitation in facilities because of other hotel guests or their activities. Holiday Consultants.com Ltd T/A Sky Club does not take responsibility for hotel content (including images, facility listings, etc.) displayed on our website. Hotels may change facilities and property features without prior notice to Holiday Consultants.com Ltd T/A Sky Club and it is the customers’ responsibility to confirm facilities directly with the hotel at the time of travel.
Local Taxes not included in Hotel Cost
Please note that there may be taxes levied abroad but not paid at the point of purchase that are payable in relation to your hotel booking e.g. local taxes, sales tax etc. Any local taxes will be payable by you directly to the hotel at the time of check in / checkout.
Descriptions & Photographs
All pictures and descriptions are displayed in good faith. However in certain circumstances beyond our control accommodation descriptions may be affected, such as sea views, which may be obscured by greenery, such as trees. We try to maintain up to date information on any changes and therefore all details printed should be regarded for general information only. Accommodation categories and star ratings shown on the website are provided by the accommodation, however standards can vary between accommodations of the same class in different countries, it is therefore important that the accommodation details are read in full.
All accommodation is reserved exclusively for use by the person named as the lead passenger plus the total number of passengers, whether adults or children, as shown on the Invoice / Accommodation Voucher. Unauthorised occupancy may result in the accommodation refusing occupation with immediate cancellation and loss of all monies paid. Most accommodation is sold on a twin/double room basis, however most properties have more twin rooms than doubles. If a double bed is requested please be aware that this may be two single beds pushed together. Additional beds for triple/quad rooms could either be a pull out sofa bed, foldable bed, rollaway beds, or bunk beds. Self-Catering properties usually do not offer a choice of bed type. Some properties impose a minimum number of nights per stay and bookings may incur a surcharge if less than the minimum period allowed.
Parties of 10 persons or more are classed as a group booking and must not be split into multiple smaller
Times are normally around 15.00 – 16.00 on the day of arrival and between 10.00 am and 12.00 hours on the day of departure depending upon property type.
On occasions there may be delays or missed departures, due to the failure of transportation or other circumstances. We cannot be held liable if the accommodation is not available on arrival unless the Property is notified directly using the telephone number provided on the voucher. Refunds will not be given for any no shows.
Due to continuous re-development throughout the world there is always going to be some building work going on somewhere. Provided that we are made aware by the Property that any such work is liable to interfere with the enjoyment of your holiday, then we will advise you accordingly. However please be aware that the accommodation has no liability to inform us of any building work in the surrounding area outside their property.
CAR HIRE BOOKINGS
All car suppliers have a minimum age to be able to rent without incurring any extra charges, this is normally 25 and above. Drivers between the ages of 21-24 will always incur an extra surcharge which is payable locally, is subject to tax and is non refundable. These fees can range from 10.00 euros a day in Europe and from US$25.00 to US$50.00 US in the United States. Once you have selected your car please read the car rental rules where you will be able to find the amount payable.
There are very few locations which have an upper age limit. These can vary from the age of 60 upwards. If you are over the age of 60 it is your responsibility to check with the rental supplier for eligibility. If you fail to check and you are over the age limit you may not be given the car.
Rental agencies only accept credit cards for securing your deposit at the rental location. You must use a credit card and it must be the driver’s credit card. We will not be liable for any compensation or otherwise if you do not have a credit card at the time of collecting your car and are refused rental by the supplier.
A valid driving licence is required for all drivers. The licence must be valid at the time of rental and remain valid throughout the rental period. We will not be liable for any compensation or otherwise if you fail to show a valid drivers licence to the supplier and are refused rental.
British Licence Holders
If you have the new photo id licence you must take the paper counterpart as well. If you do not present both the card and the counterpart you will not get the vehicle. If your licence is written in Chinese, Russian or any ‘picture’ script then you will need to obtain an international driver’s permit before you travel from your country of residence. This cannot be obtained in the United Kingdom.
Although our rates are fully inclusive there is always an excess to pay. This means in the event of accident/damage or theft, the driver will be expected to pay the first part of the claim. This can vary depending on the car you hire and the destination you are travelling to.
Late Return of Your Vehicle
The rental rate is calculated based on the return time agreed when picking up the vehicle. If the vehicle is kept longer than originally planned, you may be liable for an overcharge.
The rental agreement is given to you to sign when you pick up your vehicle. This has all the information about your rental. It is your responsibility to check this document carefully before you sign it and keep a copy. Holiday Consultants.Com.Ltd will not be liable in relation to any breach of this agreement.
Child Safety Seats
Children from their third birthday up to their 12th birthday or up to 135cm in height (whichever is attained sooner) must be restrained in a suitable seat in the rear of the vehicle. The law states that it is the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle to comply.
SECTION B: PACKAGE HOLIDAY BOOKINGS
This section only applies to Package Holidays booked with us as Organiser
Definition of Package:
A “Package Holiday” exists if you book a 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. Where you have booked a Package Holiday with us, we will accept responsibility for it in accordance with these Booking Conditions as an “Organiser” under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.
When you book travel arrangements with us, you must pay the full price of the travel arrangements at the time of booking. All monies you pay to the travel agent are held by him on our behalf at all times. We reserve the right to amend the price of unsold holidays at any time and correct errors in the prices of confirmed holidays. The price of your confirmed holiday is subject at all times to changes in transport costs such as fuel, and any other airline cost changes which are part of our contracts with airlines (and their agents), operators and any other transport provider; and to changes in the currency exchange used to calculate your arrangements and to rates, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports any or all of which may result in a variation of your holiday price. We will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges and/or additional services or travel arrangements. You will be charged for the amount over and above that, plus any applicable administration charges together with any amounts to cover agents’ commission. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your confirmed travel arrangements (excluding any insurance premiums, amendment charges and/or additional services or travel arrangements), you will have the option of accepting a change to another holiday if we are able to offer one (if this is of equivalent or higher quality you will not have to pay more but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid to us, except for any insurance premiums and any amendment charges and/or additional services or travel arrangements. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice. There will be no change made to the price of your confirmed holiday within 30 days of your departure nor will refunds be paid during this period. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your confirmed holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place.
If you Cancel
If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by us at our offices or by email. Since we incur costs in cancelling your arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown in the table below (The cancellation charge detailed is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person cancelling excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges which are not refundable in the event of the person to whom they apply cancelling). Please note that certain arrangements, particularly flights, may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above. 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 charges from any monies you have already paid to us.
If We Change or Cancel Your Package Holiday
It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements, but we do plan the arrangements many months in advance. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and we will advise you or your travel agent of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of clients required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it. However, we will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 60 days before your departure date, except for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay the final balance. ”Examples of “major changes” include the following when made before departure; 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 change of outward departure time or overall length of your arrangements of twelve or more hours. Examples of “minor changes” include the following when made before departure: any change in the advertised identity of the carrier(s), flight timings, and/or aircraft type; a change of outward departure time or overall length of your holiday of twelve hours or less, or a change of accommodation to another of the same standard or classification. If we have 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, 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 travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund 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 booking arrangements. If we make a major change or cancel, less than 60 days before departure, we will also pay compensation as detailed below:
ALTERATIONS MADE BY US PRIOR TO DEPARTURE
It is unlikely that we will need to make any material alterations to the accommodation booked, but if we do, a comparable or superior standard will be offered; if this is not acceptable we will offer a full refund on the accommodation only. If a lower standard of accommodation is offered and accepted, we will make compensation as follows.
- More than 56 days prior to departure no compensation
- 56-28 days £5 per person
- 27-15 days £10 per person
- 14-0 days £20 per person
We will not pay you compensation where we make a major change or cancel more than 60 days before departure or in the event that we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or if we cancel your arrangements because the minimum number of participants to run the arrangements has not been reached. (We will tell you if we have to cancel for this reason not less than 45 days before departure). The above sets out the maximum extent of our liability for changes and cancellations and we regret we cannot meet any expenses or losses you may incur as a result of change or cancellation. Please note: where accommodation with a higher price than the original accommodation is offered by us and accepted by you, the difference in price will be deducted from any compensation payable. In no case will we pay compensation if accommodation is offered by us and accepted by you with a higher price than that originally booked in the same location where no additional payment is made by you. We will not pay you compensation and the above options will not be available if we make a minor change or cancel as a result of your failure to make full payment on time or where the change(s) or cancellation by us arises out of alterations to the confirmed booking requested by you. Very rarely, we may be forced by “force majeure” to change or terminate your arrangements after departure. If this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any from our suppliers), pay you compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result. If we become unable to provide a significant proportion of the services that you have booked with us after you have departed, we will make alternative arrangements for you at no extra charge and, if appropriate in all the circumstances, will pay you reasonable compensation.
Our Responsibilities to you in respect of Package Holidays
1) We will accept responsibility for the arrangements we agree to provide or arrange for you as an “organiser” under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 as set out below. Subject to these booking conditions, if we or our suppliers perform or arrange your contracted holiday arrangements negligently, taking into consideration all relevant factors (for example following the complaints procedure as described in these conditions and the extent to which ours or our employees’ or suppliers’ negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your holiday), we will pay you reasonable compensation. Please note that it is your responsibility to show that we or our supplier(s) have been negligent if you wish to make a claim against us. 2) 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:- (i) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected; (ii) 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 (iii)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 (iv)an event which either ourselves or suppliers could not, even with all due care, have foreseen or forestalled. 3) We limit the amount of compensation we may have to pay you if we are found liable under this clause: (i) for loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions and money, the maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of these claims is £25 per person in total because you are assumed to have adequate insurance in place to cover any losses of this kind; (ii) for claims not falling under 3(i) above and which don’t involve injury, illness or death, the maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of these claims is twice 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 booking. (iii) for claims in respect of international travel by air and sea, or any stay in a hotel, the extent of our liability will in all cases be limited as if we were carriers under the appropriate Conventions, which include The Warsaw/Montreal Convention (international travel by air); The Athens Convention (with respect to sea travel); The Berne/Cotif Convention (with respect to rail travel) and The Paris Convention (with respect to hotel arrangements). You can ask for copies of these Conventions from our offices. Please contact us. In addition, you agree that the operating carrier or transport company’s own ‘Conditions of Carriage’ will apply to you on that journey. When arranging transportation for you, we rely on the terms and conditions contained within these international conventions and those ‘Conditions of Carriage’. You acknowledge that all of the terms and conditions contained in those ‘Conditions of Carriage’ form part of your contract with us, as well as with the transport company and that those ‘Conditions of Carriage’ shall be deemed to be included by reference into this contract. 4)In any circumstances in which a carrier is liable to you by virtue of the Denied Boarding Regulation 2004, any liability we may have to you under our contract with you, arising out of the same facts, is limited to the remedies provided under the Regulation as if (for this purpose only) we were a carrier. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim in question. 5)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. 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. 6)Please note, we cannot accept any liability 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 booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you. 7) We will not accept responsibility 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 whilst away, or any service or facility which your hotel or any other supplier agrees to provide for you. 8) We will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where we aren’t able 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).
Delays, Missed Transport Arrangements and other Travel Information
If you or any member of your party misses your flight or other transport arrangement, it is cancelled or you are subject to a delay of over 3 hours for any reason, you must contact us and the airline or other transport supplier concerned immediately. The Package Travel Regulations provide that in the event that you experience difficulties, we will provide you with prompt assistance. Where you experience a delay which is not owing to any failure by us, our employees or sub-contractors, this prompt assistance is likely to extend to providing help in locating refreshments, accommodation and communications but not paying for them. Any airline or other transport supplier may however pay for or provide refreshments and/or appropriate accommodation and you should make a claim directly to them. Subject to the other terms of these conditions, we will not be liable for any costs, fees or charges you incur in the above circumstances, if you fail to obtain our prior authorisation before making your own travel arrangements.
ATOL – Membership No. 9595
ATOL bonding gives you peace of mind and full financial protection. ATOL is a scheme for air holidays and flights managed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that protects you from losing money or being stranded abroad if the tour operator goes out of business. The CAA can give refunds to people who can’t travel and arrange for people abroad to fly home. Holiday Consultants.com Ltd T/A Sky Club holidays inclusive of flights are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 9595. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.
SkyClub.com is in partnership with Holiday Consultants.com Limited, registered in England. Company registration number: 06129488, VAT registration number 939444684, ATOL 9595 and ABTA Y3196 & L861X.