About Us

Local experts, local knowledge

exceptional holidays.

AsktheTraveller is, we believe, the first truly tailormade travel market place that allows travellers to combine the best aspects of a traditional tour operator with the unique experience of building a holiday with a true local expert.

Our evolutionary idea brings together the very best expert and local knowledge combined with tried and tested industry skill and experience.
The beauty lies in the fact we act as a one stop shop offering the full package.  No messing about booking hotel or tailor-made ground products with one supplier - then booking your flights and finding visa experts and more all seperately.  We can combine all of these elements under one umbrella - connecting you with the local tailor-made experts, the international flight experts, the visa experts, etc all in one place.  Safe in the knowledge that you're fully ATOL protected.

Welcome to the next evolution in travel,

AsktheTraveller.

 
AsktheTraveller -
Booking terms & Conditions

 

These Booking Conditions, together with our privacy policy and any other written information we brought to your attention before we confirmed your booking, apply to your booking with AskTheTraveller Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 10430453, (we” or “us”) whose registered address is 2 Belgrave Cottages, Church Street, Bampton OX18 2NA. Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. In these Booking Conditions references to "you" and "your" include the first named person on the booking and all persons on whose behalf a booking is made or any other person to whom a booking is added or transferred.  At AskTheTraveller our aim is to be as informative and helpful as possible, our booking conditions are designed to be understandable and easy to read, however if you have any further questions then please contact our customer services team who will be happy to help you. 

 

We act in the following capacities: as a Package organiser, and as an agent to help you to arrange individual holiday products. Our obligations to you may vary depending upon which arrangements you book with us, and we have tried to set them out below as clearly as possible. Section A contains the conditions which will apply to all bookings. Section B applies to agency bookings and Section C applies to Package bookings.

 

Please note when you book all your ground arrangements with the local tour operator/agent partners (‘Local Expert’) (without scheduled flights) then the booking contract is directly with the Local Experts and subject to the Local Expert companies own terms and conditions, which are shown during the booking process and can be viewed on each Local Experts profile on our website. Your booking contract is with the Local Agent and, therefore, AskTheTraveller will be acting purely as a travel agent.  As such, in addition to the conditions set out in Section A, the terms and conditions set out in Section B shall be applicable.

 

Once you book flights together with accommodation/packages created by the Local Experts and/or AskTheTraveller bookings services directly with local principals and/or through third party wholesale providers, the contract becomes fully between you and AskTheTraveller. In addition to the conditions set out in Section A, the terms and conditions set out in Section C shall be applicable.

 

The exact nature of the relationship together with the appropriate terms and conditions shall be submitted during and after the booking process.

  

 

SECTION A – APPLICABLE TO ALL BOOKINGS

 

(1) Additional Excursions and Activities

During your holiday you may wish to purchase additional services and/or activities.  Please note that we are only responsible for excursions and activities sold by us prior to departure. Your contract and liability for any additional services purchased whilst on holiday are to be met by your supplier directly.

 

(2) Special requests

If you or your party have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location) you must inform us in writing at the time of booking.  We will always endeavour to advise suppliers of your requests, however we regret we cannot guarantee any request will be fulfilled unless you are specifically advised so at time of booking.

 

(3) Travel Insurance

Adequate travel insurance is a condition of your contract with either us or the supplier in question, as applicable. We strongly advise taking insurance from the date of booking your services.  You must take out a policy of insurance in order to cover you and your party against the cost of cancellation by you; amendment; the cost of assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and money; and other expenses. Your policy should also cover you for any activities of high risk that you are planning during your trip such as but not limited to; skiing, rock climbing, white water rafting, horse riding etc. 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.

 

(4) Accommodation Ratings and Standards

Accommodation ratings are displayed as provided by the supplier. These are intended to give a guide to the services and facilities you should expect from your accommodation. Standards and ratings may vary between countries, as well as between suppliers. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of any ratings given and no warranty is given or implied.

 

(5) Essential Documentation

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 and ensure that all passports are valid for travel with any appropriate visa as required.  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.  It should be noted that your passport should have clear clean pages free for any visa which will be required.  We require you to read all information provided especially checking your personal details and that of your party. Failure to check your documents properly may lead to additional charges and/or loss of holiday. All passengers must provide additional passenger information (API). Failure to do so may result in you being refused boarding for your flight for which we can not be held responsible. 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.  


 

(6) Force Majeure

As with all travel arrangements, upon occasion amendments, changes or cancellations occur due to “force majeure”, which are unforeseeable actions or events with circumstances beyond our control, with consequences we cannot avoid.  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. Such events can include but are not limited to, war , threat of war, civil disturbance and/or riot, terrorist activity (threatened or actual) and its consequences, 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, technical problems with transport, equipment or machinery power failure, natural or nuclear disaster, flood, fire, drought, adverse weather and river levels, acts of god, airport closures, changes to schedules or operational directives of transport providers and all similar events outside our or the supplier concerned’s control. Advice from the Foreign Office to leave a particular place may constitute Force Majeure.

 

(7) Law and Jurisdiction

These terms of business are to be governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction (unless you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, in which case you can bring proceedings in your local court under Scottish or Northern Irish law, as applicable.)

 

(8) 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 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.

 

(9) Data Protection and Privacy

Our full data protection policy [and privacy policy] can be viewed on our website.  However, it should be noted that in order for us to process your booking we shall be required to store, record and pass on appropriate information to those suppliers who are fulfilling your holiday. In addition, we use your information to update our mailing lists, for fraud prevention, market research and analysis purposes.

 

(10) Overseas travel advice

We at AskTheTraveller Ltd use our Local Experts for up to date on the ground information.  However, we refer to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for official advice about suitability to travel to destinations around the world.  For your guidance we also advise that you visit their website (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice) for advice on terrorism and general health and safety issues.


 

SECTION B: AGENCY BOOKINGS

This section applies to bookings we make for you when acting as agent.  

 

(11) Booking and payment

When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party these booking conditions. In order to confirm your chosen arrangements, you must pay a deposit as required by the supplier of the arrangements in question (or full payment if booking within 60 days of departure). Note that on specific services full payment may be required 90 days prior to departure and indeed to secure some services full payment may be required at the initial booking stage. Generally, the deposit required will be no less than 20% of the total value of your holiday and is non refundable. On occasion, due to more restrictive deposit conditions from local services and flights, we may require full payment for selected services which shall increase required deposit significantly.  However, exact deposit amounts shall be made clear at time of booking. In addition, full payment of services will generally be due 60 days prior to departure.  On specific services final full payment may be required 90 days prior to departure and indeed to secure some services full payment may be required at initial booking stage. You must also pay all applicable insurance premiums and booking fees. Your booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the supplier will exist when we send you a confirmation invoice.

 

Please note it is imperative that you check all travel details on your confirmation invoice and inform us immediately of any disparity and/or errors on such documents.  Please ensure that names are exactly as stated in the relevant passport. As we act only as booking agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us. All bookings with flights are subject to the conditions of carriage of your selected airline choice.

 

If you have paid a deposit, you must pay the full balance by the balance due date notified to you. If full payment is not received by the balance due date, we will notify the supplier who may cancel your booking and charge the cancellation fees set out in their booking conditions.

 

Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the supplier concerned, all monies you pay to us for arrangements will be held on behalf of the supplier and forwarded on to the supplier in accordance with our agreement with the supplier.

 

When making your booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the supplier (tour operator/airline/cruise company or other supplier) named on your receipt. As an agent we accept no responsibility for the acts or omissions of the supplier or for the services provided by the supplier. The supplier’s Terms & Conditions will apply to your booking and we advise you to read these carefully as they do contain important information about your booking. Please ask us for copies of these if you do not have them.

 

You may wish to purchase flights, hotel, car rental, transfer services or other services on our website.  Each component will be provided by different third party providers of the products you have selected. Your contract will be with the individual suppliers and not with us.  Since you create your own travel arrangements by adding each component separately to create your own bespoke booking, this is not a package and therefore you are not protected under the Package Travel Regulations (see section C below). Until a component has been confirmed by the individual supplier, no contract has been formed.

 

(12) Cancellation and Amendment

Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us in writing and will not take effect until received by us. If you cancel or amend your booking the supplier may charge the cancellation or amendment charge shown in their terms and conditions (which may be 100% of the cost of the travel arrangements) and you must pay us the cancellation or amendment charge stated below.

 

(13) Changes or Cancellations by the Supplier

We will inform you of any changes or cancellations as soon as reasonably possible. If the supplier offers alternative arrangements or a refund, you will need to let us know your choice within the time frame we stipulate. If you fail to do so the supplier is entitled to assume you wish to receive a full refund. We accept no liability for any changes or cancellations made to your arrangements by the supplier under your contract with them.

 

(14) Payment

If you have paid a deposit, you must pay the full balance by the balance due date notified to you. If full payment is not received by the balance due date, we will notify the supplier who may cancel your booking and charge the cancellation fees set out in their booking conditions.  Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the supplier concerned, all monies you pay to us for arrangements will be held on behalf of the supplier(s) concerned. Note that there may be bank charges as well as exchange rate differences between the price you pay in local currency and the conversation of those funds into pound sterling.


(15) Our responsibility for your booking

Your contract is with the supplier and its booking conditions apply. As agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the arrangements. Our responsibilities are limited to making the booking in accordance with your instructions. We accept no responsibility for any information about the arrangements that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.

 

(16) Complaints

Where we are acting as agent, the contract for your arrangements is between you and the supplier and any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. If you have a problem whilst on holiday, this must be reported to the supplier or their local supplier or agent immediately. If you fail to follow this procedure there will be less opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced or you may not receive any at all depending upon the circumstances.

 

If you wish to complain when you return home, write to the supplier within 30 days of your return. You will see the name and address plus contact details in any confirmation documents we send you. We will of course assist you with this if you wish - please contact Customer Services via email on contact@askthetraveller.com.

 

SECTION C: 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.

 

(17) Booking and paying for your arrangements

A booking is made with us when a) you tell us that you would like to accept our written or verbal quotation; b) you pay us a deposit (or full payment if you are booking within [60 days] of departure); and c) we issue you with a booking confirmation. We reserve the right to return your deposit and decline to issue a confirmation at our absolute discretion. A binding contract will come into existence between you and us as soon as we have issued you with a booking confirmation that will confirm the details of your booking and will be sent to you or your travel agent.

 

If your confirmed arrangements include a flight, we (or if you booked via an authorised agent of ours, that agent) will issue you with an ATOL Certificate and a confirmation. Upon receipt, if you believe that any details on the ATOL Certificate or confirmation or any other document are wrong you must advise us immediately as changes can not be made later and it may harm your rights if we are not notified of any inaccuracies in any document within ten days of our sending it out (five days for tickets).  

 

The balance of the cost of your arrangements (including any applicable surcharge) is due not less than [60 days] prior to scheduled departure. If we do not receive this balance in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you in which case the cancellation charges set out in clause 19 below will become payable.  

 

(18) Pricing

The cost of your arrangements shall be confirmed at deposit stage. 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 (no surcharges shall be made within 28 days of departure). 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.

 

(19) 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 and will be effective from the date on which we receive it. We recommend that you use recorded delivery. Since we incur costs in cancelling your arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below. The cancellation charge detailed is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges which are not refundable in the event of the person(s) to whom they apply cancelling:

 

General cancellation policy

Up to and including 60 days prior to departure

Loss of deposit

59-43 days

50% of holiday price

42-29 days

75% of holiday price

28 days or less

100% of holiday price

 

We will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

Note: Certain arrangements 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.

 

(20) If We Change or Cancel

As we plan your holiday arrangements many months in advance we may occasionally have to make changes or cancel your booking and we reserve the right to do so at any time.

 

Changes: If we make a minor change to your holiday, we will make reasonable efforts to inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure but we will have no liability to you. Examples of minor changes include alteration of your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same or higher standard, changes of carriers. Please note that carriers such as airlines used in the brochure may be subject to change.


Occasionally we may have to make a major change to your confirmed arrangements. ”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.

  • A change of UK departure airport, as long as that change is not from one London airport to another London airport. London airports are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City.

  • A significant change to your itinerary, missing out one or more destination entirely.

 

Cancellation: 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. We may cancel your holiday before this date if, e.g., the minimum number of clients required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached.

 

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:

    1. (for major changes) accepting the changed arrangements;

    2. having a refund of all monies paid; or

    3. 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.

 

Insurance If we cancel or make a major change and you accept a refund, we will provide a full refund of your travel insurance premiums if you paid them to us and can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy.  

 

Compensation

If we cancel or make a major change less than [60 days] before departure, we will pay compensation as detailed below. The compensation that we offer does not exclude you from claiming more if you are entitled to do so.

 

Compensation for major change or cancellation by us

43 days or more before departure

Nil

42-29 days

£50

28 days or less

£100

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: We will not pay you compensation in the following circumstances:

  • where we make a minor change;

  • where we make a major change or cancel your arrangements more than [60 days] before departure;

  • where we have to cancel your arrangements as a result of your failure to make full payment on time;

  • where the change or cancellation by us arises out of alterations to the confirmed booking requested by you;

  • where we are forced to cancel or change your arrangements due to Force Majeure (see clause 10).

 

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.

 

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.

 

(21) Financial Protection 

We provide financial security for flight inclusive Packages and ATOL protected flights. We do this by way of a bond held in favour of the Civil Aviation Authority under ATOL number 11325. 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.  For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.  The price of our flight inclusive arrangements includes the amount of £2.50 per person as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the CAA. This charge is included in our advertised prices. Not all holiday or travel services offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL Scheme. ATOL protection extends primarily to Customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.

 

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.

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 (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.

AsktheTraveller ltd is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with ''The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992'' all passengers booking with AsktheTraveller Ltd is fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of AsktheTraveller Ltd. This insurance has been arranged with Affirma a trading brand of MGA Cover Services Limited (registered address Farren House The Street, Farren Court Cowfold West Sussex RH 13 8BP, company registration: 08444204 authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 678541) under a binding authority with the insurer CBL Insurance Europe Limited (registered address 2nd Floor 13-17 Dawson Street Dublin 2 Ireland, who are authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 203120)

In the unlikely event of insolvency, you must inform Affirma (MGA Cover Services Limited) immediately on +44 (0) 20 3540 4422. Please ensure you retain this booking confirmation form as evidence of cover and value.

Policy exclusions: This policy will not cover any monies paid back to you by your Travel Insurance or any losses which are recoverable under another insurance or bond.

Many of the flights and flight inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:

www.atol.org.uk/ATOLcertificate. 

 

We provide financial security for holidays not including flights by way of insurance through The Travel Vault (www.thetravelvault.co.uk).

If you book arrangements other than an ATOL protected flight or Package from this brochure/website, your monies will not be financially protected. Please ask us for further details.

 

(22) 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 us 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.  

 

(23) Delays, Missed Transport Arrangements and other Travel Information

If you or any members of your party miss 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 1992 provide that in the event that you experience difficulty on the occurrence of circumstances described in clauses 15 of these booking conditions, 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.

 

Under EU Law, you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from the airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. If the airline does not comply with these rules you should complain to the Civil Aviation Authority at www.caa.co.uk/passengers. Reimbursement in such cases is the responsibility of the airline and will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday price from us. If, for any reason, you do not claim against the airline and make a claim for compensation from us, you must, at the time of payment of any compensation to you, make a complete assignment to us of the rights you have against the airline in relation to the claim that gives rise to that compensation payment. A delay or cancellation to your flight does not automatically entitle you to cancel any other arrangements even where those arrangements have been made in conjunction with your flight.  

 

We cannot accept liability for any delay which is due to any of the reasons set out in clause 10 of these booking conditions (which includes the behaviour of any passenger(s) on any flight who, for example, fails to check in or board on time).  

 

The carrier(s), flight timings and types of aircraft shown in this brochure or on our website and detailed on your confirmation invoice are for guidance only and are subject to alteration and confirmation. We shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as we become aware of it.  The latest flight timings will be shown on your tickets which will be despatched to you approximately two weeks before departure.  You should check your tickets very carefully immediately on receipt to ensure you have the correct flight times.  If flight times change after tickets have been dispatched we will contact you as soon as we can to let you know.

 

Please note the existence of a “Community list” (available for inspection at https://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air_en ) detailing air carriers that are subject to an operating ban with the EU Community.

 

This brochure is our responsibility, as your tour operator. It is not issued on behalf of, and does not commit the airlines mentioned herein or any airline whose services are used in the course of your travel arrangements.

 

(24) Complaints

Where you have booked a package holiday with us, please inform us (on the number listed on our website), the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier) and our Local Agent immediately. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 30 days of your return home by writing to our Customer Services Department giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. It is strongly recommended that you communicate any complaint to the supplier of the services in question without delay and complete a report form whilst in resort. If you fail to follow this simple procedure we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you were in resort and this may affect your rights under this contract.

Ask The Traveller - Privacy Policy (GDPR Compliant)

The team here at Ask The Traveller work very hard to keep your data safe.

We will ask for certain information relating to your holiday request such as title, first name, last name, address, postcode, telephone numbers and email address, but we do NOT pass on this information to any third parties other than those directly involved in your booking.

 

Periodically, you may receive a newsletter that we think you may be interested in, only if you have expressly requested to receive our newsletters. You can unsubscribe to our newsletters at any time.

 

When you are browsing our website, we collect user data in 2 ways.

 

Firstly, we may monitor the following:

 

* The domain from which you access our website

* The browser you use to visit our website

* The URL of the link or website you used to visit our website

* The URL’s of each page that you visit on our website

* The date and time you visit our website

* The operating system you use and screen resolution

 

Secondly, we’ll use cookies to collect and store information about visits to our website

A cookie is a small, numeric text file that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your browser.

If you would like to refuse or disable cookies on your browser settings, please visit www.aboutcookies.org

We use cookies, along with google analytics, to track campaigns, to see the number of visitors to particular destinations and other information to enable us to fine tune our website to deliver content that is interesting to our customers.

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Our website may feature links to third party websites which may be of interest to you. Once you have left our site, we have no control over the websites you are visiting and their privacy and data policies. They will not be governed by the data policy we adhere to you should check the individual policies on each third party website.

Please note, all of our data collection and promotional operations are in full GDPR compliance procedures.

 

We may record telephone calls for monitoring, customer service and training purposes

 

If you would like any further information on our privacy policy, kindly email:

info@askthetraveller.com