Agency Booking Terms and Conditions
Except where otherwise specified, we Adventure Base Limited of 20 Anchor Terrace 3-13 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HQ (“we”, “us”, “our”) act only as an agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf.
We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any accommodation or arrangements you purchase (“arrangements”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any arrangements.
For all arrangements, your contract will be with the supplier / principal of the arrangements in question (“Supplier/Principal”). When making your booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the applicable Supplier/Principal of the arrangements. Your booking with us is subject to these Agency Terms and Conditions and the specific booking conditions of the relevant Supplier/Principal you contract with and you are advised to read both carefully prior to booking. The Supplier/Principal’s terms and conditions may limit and/or exclude the Supplier/Principal’s liability to you. Copies of applicable conditions are available on request from us.
Please Note: You may decide to make one or more bookings with us at the same time. The price charged in total for more than one booking will always equal the prices charged separately for each individual booking. All arrangements are available to be purchased separately at the same price as they are when more than one booking is made. This means that any multiple bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 or the Civil Aviation (Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing) Regulations 2012.
By making a booking with us, you agree that you:
1. have read these Agency Terms and Conditions and agree to be bound by them;
3. are over 18 years of age and resident in the United Kingdom and where placing an order for services with age restrictions you declare that you and all members of your party are of the appropriate age to purchase those services; and
4. accept financial responsibility for payment of the booking on behalf of all persons detailed on the booking.
1. 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/Principal of the arrangements in question (or full payment if booking within 6 weeks of departure). You must also pay all applicable booking fees.
Your booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the supplier will exist when we send you confirmation on their behalf. Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. 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.
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.
We reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices. Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur. You must check the price of your chosen arrangements at the time of booking.
You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. Some Supplier/Principals require that you do so. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details on receipt and take them with you on holiday.
4. Special Requests
If you have any special requests please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Supplier/Principal, but we can’t guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.
5. Changes and Cancellations by you
Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us in writing, by email, fax or post, and will take effect on the day we receive it. Proof of posting is not proof of receipt, therefore you are advised to also confirm all changes to us by telephone. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your booking prior to travel. Whilst we will try to assist, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.
Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Supplier/Principal of your arrangements. The Supplier/Principal may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). In addition you must pay us an administration fee of £30 per person for any amendments to or cancellations of bookings.
Please note: some Supplier/Principals do not allow changes and therefore full cancellation charges will apply.
6. Changes and Cancellations by the Supplier/Principal
We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Supplier/Principal needs to make a significant change to your confirmed arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Supplier/Principal in relation to any alternative arrangements offered by the Supplier/Principal but we will have no further liability to you.
7. Our Responsibility for your Booking
Your contract is with the Supplier/Principal 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 the commission we earn on 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.
8. Visa, Passport and Health Requirements.
Unless you tell us otherwise, we are entitled to assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports, valid for the entire duration of the arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Supplier/Principal of the arrangements, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before departure.
Because the contract for your arrangements is between you and the Supplier/Principal, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. If you have a problem whilst using the arrangements, this must be reported to the Supplier/Principal immediately. If you fail to follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Supplier/Principal to investigate and rectify your complaint. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to may therefore be reduced or extinguished as a result.
If you wish to complain when you return home, you should write to the Supplier/Principal. You will see their name and contact details in any confirmation documents we send you.
If you wish to complain about any service we have provided to you (i.e. our booking service) then please contact us directly.
Please note that we do not offer an alternative dispute resolution service. However, the European Commission’s Online Dispute Resolution Platform is available at http://ec.europa.eu/odr.
10. Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions are governed in all respects by English law. We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter which arises between us out of or in connection with these Conditions will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only. You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you live in those places and if you wish to do so.
11. Accommodation Ratings and Standards.
All ratings are as provided by the relevant Supplier/Principal. 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 Supplier/Principals. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of any ratings given.
12. Documentation & Information
All descriptions and content on our website or otherwise issued by us is done so on behalf of the Supplier/Principal(s) in question are intended to present a general idea of the services provided by the Supplier/Principal(s) in question. Not all details of the relevant services can be included on our website. All services shown are subject to availability. If you require any further details, in respect of any accommodation or any other services please contact us.
Data Protection: The collection and storage of personal information submitted to Adventure Base is governed by the UK Data Protection Act (2003). This means your details will not be divulged to third parties and we will not send you promotional information, by e-mail or post, unless you agree to it. Under the Data Protection Act, you retain the right to access and modify any data about you held by Adventure Base. When you register your details or purchase from Adventure Base, you agree to be governed by Adventure Base terms and conditions.
14. Accuracy of Prices and details
Important note: the information and prices shown on any advertising material that we issue may have changed by the time you come to book your arrangements. Although we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information and prices at the time of printing, regrettably errors do occasionally occur. You must therefore ensure you check the price and all other details of your chosen arrangements with us at the time of booking.