TERMS & CONDITIONS

Payment of your deposit and/or final payment is an acknowledgement of receipt of these Terms, and constitutes acceptance of such as outlined.

RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSITS
A deposit of $300.00 per person is required to secure your reservations. Certain products may have additional deposit requirements. These will be advised to you at time of confirmation. Final payment of land services is due 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 60 days of departure require full payment at the time of confirmation, or as specified by the reservation agent. Final payment made by credit card requires a signed credit card authorization form. Third party credit cards are not accepted.

AIR TICKETS
Ticketing requirements vary per airline and per fare type, and will be advised at time of booking. ATOC Tours cannot be held responsible for any change/cancellation penalties associated with non-refundable airfares. Prior to ticketing, airfares and taxes are subject to change without notice.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS
All participants must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months past your return date. Visas may be required for the countries visited on your tour. Visa requirements for US citizens will be advised at the time of booking. Non-U.S. Citizens may have different visa requirements. Securing any needed visa is the responsibility of the tour participant.

REVISIONS & CHANGES
Due to the expense incurred in making any change, a fee of $30 per change, plus any fee charged by the supplier, will be assessed for each modification made on deposited bookings. Spelling corrections to clients’ names after air tickets have been issued will be subject to airline revision fees.

RATES AND FARES
Tour prices are shown in United States dollars, and include planning and operational charges. Prices are accurate at the time of publication, January 2008, and are subject to change at any time prior to departure to cover increased costs of tariffs, taxes, park fees, and fluctuations in foreign exchange markets. ATOC Tours is under no obligation to provide a breakdown of costs involved in any package or customized program. In case of printing/typographical error, computer or human error, we reserve the right to invoice or re-invoice participants with corrected billing.

CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations received:
60 days or more prior to departure: $300.00 per person *
59 to 46 days: 25% of entire tour price *
45 to 31 days: 50% of entire tour price *
30 days or less: 100% cancel fee.

* Plus any charges assessed by land suppliers, trains, cruise companies, and airlines.

To protect against cancellation charges, it is strongly recommend purchasing Cancellation Protection and Travel Interruption Insurance. Please see Insurance Section below.

ATOC Tours must receive all cancellations in writing. Refunds will be calculated from the date the written cancellation is received by ATOC Tours’ office in Encino. No claims will be considered after 30 days from the termination of the tour.

No refund will be made for any unused accommodations and/or any missed meals, sightseeing tours. excursions or unused services.

INSURANCE
ATOC Tours strongly recommends a Travel Insurance Plan to protect you and your investment in the event of a sudden emergency either before or during your trip. Please check with your Travel Agent or ATOC Tours for more details on insurance plans offered at additional costs.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
We strongly recommend that you consult with your doctor and/or the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA with regards to your itinerary and required inoculations. Please ensure that required inoculations are recorded on valid vaccination certificates, which must be in your possession during the course of the tour.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Package prices are per person, based upon double occupancy. Accommodations will be provided at the listed hotels or comparable properties. Comparable properties are those hotels listed in the itinerary under the same category, such as Deluxe, First Class or Standard. It is standard policy that hotel rooms are available for check-in in the afternoon.

TOUR DOCUMENTS
Final documents and tickets will be mailed approximately 3 weeks prior to departure. If documents are requested for earlier delivery, a handling fee of $50 will apply to cover extra handing and processing.

AIRLINE CLAUSE
The airlines used in connection with the package are not responsible for any act, omission or events during the time passengers are not onboard the aircraft. The passenger tickets in use by the airline shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the passenger. Airfares, surcharges, taxes and tariffs are subject to change without notice.

AIRLINES BAGGAGE REGULATIONS
Please check with all your respective airlines for up-to-date baggage allowance information. On smaller aircraft within foreign countries, stricter baggage allowance regulations may apply.

EXCLUSIONS
Tour prices exclude: Air transportation (unless specified otherwise), passport fees, visa fees, processing fees, inoculations, health certificate fees, airport taxes, any applicable country departure taxes, all items of personal nature including beverages, wine, liquor, meals not specified, tips, excess baggage charges, travel insurance, health insurance, and accident insurance, transfers (airport/Hotel/airport) when using airlines not connected with the tour and porterage fees (unless indicated as included in a specific tour). Any items not specifically listed as included are not included in the tour price.

DISCLOSURE NOTICE
Your participation in a tour has certain inherent risks and dangers which may arise, including but not limited to the hazards of travelling in undeveloped areas, travel by various conveyances, forces of nature, political unrest and accident or illness in remote regions without adequate means of evacuation or medical facilities. Please be aware and understand clearly that ATOC Tours will not accept any liability for provision of medical services nor accuracy of medical care rendered. ATOC tours will make best efforts to ensure that all adequate measures are taken to avoid such circumstances. Your participation in these activities is purely voluntary and with full knowledge that certain dangers are inherently involved and your participation is at your own risk. These dangers may include political instability in a particular region or particular dangers in certain areas after nightfall. The US State Department issues travel advisories for areas where such dangers may be encountered. Refer to www.travel.state.gov.

RESPONSIBILITY / LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
A Touch of Class Tours (ATOC Tours) / TS Travel of Encino, California and its affiliates herein after referred to as "ATOC Tours" act only in the capacity of an agent for the hotels, airlines, bus companies, railroads, shiplines, or contractors providing accommodations, transportation or other services to the client. The client is advised that ATOC Tours/ TS Travel purchases such transportation, hotel accommodations, restaurant and other services from various independent suppliers who are not affiliated with ATOC Tours/ TS Travel. ATOC Tours/ TS Travel makes every effort to choose the best suppliers of the aforementioned services. However ATOC Tours/ TS Travel has control of the operations of these agents and as a result, CANNOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR OTHER CLAIM which may occur as the result of (1) the wrongful, negligent or arbitrary acts or omissions on the part of the independent supplier's, agent's, their employees or others who are not under the direct control or supervision of ATOC Tours/ TS Travel; (2) defects or failures of any vessel, aircraft, vehicle or other instrumentality which is under the control of independent suppliers; or (3) loss, injury or damage to person, property or otherwise, resulting directly or indirectly from any Acts of God, dangerous incident at sea, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, or wars (whether declared or not), hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts pilferage, medical epidemics, quarantines, or customs regulation, defaults, delays or cancellations of or change in itinerary of schedules, or from any causes beyond ATOC Tours/ TS Travel control.

Further, ATOC Tours/ TS Travel is not liable for any loss or damage resulting from insufficient or improperly issued passports, visas or other legal documents. All coupons, exchange orders, receipts, contracts and tickets issued by ATOC Tours/ TS Travel is: issued subject to any and all tariffs, terms and conditions under which any services are provided by such hotels, airlines, bus companies, railroads, ship lines or owners or contractors or by their person in employ.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
ATOC Tours/ TS Travel (when deemed necessary) reserves the right to: (1) cancel any itinerary or any part of it; (2) make any alterations to the itinerary (including but not limited to alterations to substitution of hotels); and (3) decline to accept any person as a tour passenger should such person's health, mental or physical condition impedes the operation of the tour of the other passengers. Tour participants are held responsible for being in sufficient good health to undertake the tour.

DISCLAIMER
ATOC Tours/ TS Travel is not responsible for any errors, omissions or misquotes contained in its brochures, website, or any other accompanying promotional documentation. The contents of said brochure or promotional documentation may be changed at anytime (including but not limited to rates and itinerary) without notice and at ATOC Tours/ TS Travel sole discretion. IT IS AGREED THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS ENTERED INTO IN THE CITY OF ENCINO, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND THAT IN THE EVENT ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE ACTION IS INITIATED CONCERNING THE INTERPRETATION, ENFORCEMENT OR BREACH OF ANY TERM, OBLIGATION OR DUTY AS CONTAINED OR RELATED IN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS SET FORTH IN THIS BROCHURE, IT IS SPECIFICALLY AGREED THAT THE EXCLUSIVE VENUE OF SUCH ACTION SHALL BE SOLELY IN THE STATE, COUNTY, AND CITY OF ATOC TOURS/ TS TRAVEL PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS, WHICH IS THE CITY OF ENCINO, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA. It is also stipulated that the law of California and its interpretations shall exclusively apply.

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YOUR TRAVEL AGENT
ATOC Tours/ TS Travel recommends that you contact your travel agent professional for more information and to further assist with reservations on tours mentioned in its brochures/website or to arrange a customized tour of your choice. Your travel agent can also assist with obtaining visas, travel insurance and general destination information.

FOR TRAVEL AGENT INFORMATION:
A Touch of Class Tours (Div. Of TS Travel)
4917 Genesta Ave.
Encino CA 91316. USA.
Toll free reservations: 800-203-0438.
Tel: 818-285-2185 Fax: 818-285-0386
E-mail: sales@atoctours.com

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