Terms & Conditions
When entering into a booking with Croatia Times Travel Limited (“Croatia Times Travel”, “us”, and “we”) you commit to being aware of our Bookings Terms and Conditions as they are the foundations upon which our bookings are accepted.
RESERVATION /BOOKINGS AND PAYMENT
All reservations/bookings should be made in writing through Croatia Times Travel in Auckland via your agent. All Services must be paid in full not later than 45 days prior to arrival in Croatia. All Vouchers are issued only upon receipt of full payment of the arrangement.
All rates stated in the price list are in NZ$, unless otherwise stated. Rates indicated for tours do not include gratuities and national park and tourist attraction entry fees. Price does not include meals & drinks (unless otherwise stated), personal expenses and airport taxes & levies. Events beyond our control, such as currency fluctuations, changes to the price,cost of services or facilities may result in the prices charged to you being different to those shown in the rates. You should check all prices with Croatia Times Travel at the time of booking and prior to final payment. We reserve the right to increase the price up until the time of your final payment being received by us. Our prices are inclusive of the following services; product researching, consultation with travel agents, communication and documentation, brochure production, marketing and printing costs. No representation has been made by us to imply that the same product may or may not be obtained at a lower cost. Receipts of your payment signify the acceptance of the cost of service provided on your invoice.
NON REFUNDABLE BOOKING DEPOSIT
Cruises combo & deluxe package: NZ$750 per person
Cruise standard NZ$500 per person
Tours: NZ$250 per person
Rental Cars & Accommodation: NZ$150 per person
Yacht & Boat Charters: 50% of total charter cost
Note: Deposit requirements may vary with some overseas suppliers and these will be advised at time of booking.
PAYMENTS & CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS
Prices in this brochure are based on payment by cash/ cheque / bank deposit / bank transfer. In addition we accept payment by certain Credit Cards. Services fees will apply. Contact Croatia Times Travel for full details. In the event that you pay by credit card and a service provider is unable to complete the service which has been contracted to you, you agree that the remedy lies against that supplier & not Croatia Times Travel, furthermore you will not seek to dispute the credit card payment.
Deposits are NZ$500 per person at time of confirmation of quote. Additional deposits may be required from time to time to secure specific properties during peak travel times. Final payments are required 60 days prior to commencement of tour and no later than 45 days prior to NZ departure. unless stated otherwise
MINIMUM BOOKING FEE
Bookings NZ$500 and under may incur a nonrefundable booking fee of NZ$50 per file.
Cancellation charges are additional to the non refundable deposits. All refunds must be received prior to the commencement of services in writing to Croatia Times Travel and vouchers/tickets returned at the same time. No refund will be made for any unused service (or portion thereof) once date of services has commenced. Croatia Times Travel does not authorise any overseas supplier to commit to any refund on our behalf. Cancellation Fees apply as below:
91 days before departure Loss of Deposits
90 – 61 days before departure 40%
60 – 46 days before departure 50%
45 – 31 days before departure 75%
30 – 0 days before departure 100%
Yacht , Boat Charter & individual cruises: additional conditions may apply.
No Show: If you fail to check in at your designated hotel, tour, rental car provider, cruise or yacht charter, or any services as confirmed, 100% No Show Fee will be apply.
Ferry Bookings: Full payment required at booking. Nonrefundable and nonchangeable once issued.
Amendments per person, 1st change free. Other changes per item: NZ$100
Document Reissues per person NZ$50
Train, bus or Jadrolinija per person NZ$50
Late Booking Fee TBA
7 days prior to departure from NZ NZ$50
Under 7 days prior to departure from NZ NZ$100
Courier Fees for documents to be sent urgently TBA
Credit Card TBA
Setting up Specialist Itineraries NZ$100
Reservations of restaurants, show entry NZ$50
REFUND OF UNUSED TOUR ARRANGEMENTS
Unused hotel accommodation or any other service of any tour are not refundable or exchangeable for other accommodation, services or features unless agreed to prior to tour departure.
All special arrangements for groups, incentive programs etc are subject to a separate agreement between the Agent and Croatia Times Travel in addition to the standard Terms & Conditions of Croatia Times Travel.
Accommodation “from” & “to” prices are calculated in the lowest twin share room category and NZ$ prices quoted are based on lowest to highest season. Hotel prices change during conventions, congresses, fairs & special events and are subject to currency fluctuation. Hotel categories (official ratings in Croatia): 5* (Luxury), 4* (First Class), 3* (Tourist Class). The right is reserved to substitute hotels, when necessary, from those mentioned on tour. Single room standard in Europe usually means a small room with single bed. If a larger room or bed is required this may be requested as ‘Twin or Double room for single use’ and is at an additional cost. Twin room may have either twin or double beds. It is common in Europe to join two twin beds and use as a double bed (French bed). Triple rooms usually consist of two twins or one double bed plus rollaway or sofa bed as third bed.
MAPS & IMAGES
Maps and images are shown as general information and may not be to scale. Hotel and apartment photographs may not necessarily be the room that you occupy. Some images may show the location of the accommodation but not necessarily the apartment or hotel occupied due to limitations to available images.
CONSUMERS GUARANTEES ACT
The guarantees under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will apply to services supplied by us except where they are acquired, or held out as being acquired for business purposes. In the event that you are acquiring or hold out as acquiring our services for business purposes made under these conditions, we will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage of any kind to you, including any consequential loss or damage however it may be caused.
SUPPLY OF TRAVEL, CRUISES TOURS & ACCOMMODATION SERVICES AND FACILITIES & LIABILITIES
When we make bookings with Suppliers, we are acting as a booking agent for such Suppliers. All travel, tours and facilities and accommodation services are supplied directly to you by the Suppliers. We have no control over the facilities or services themselves, or the manner in which they are provided by the Suppliers. Therefore you should be aware of the following conditions: We will not be liable for any loss or damage for sickness, personal injury, accident, death, loss, damages, delays, increased expense or any other irregularity being incurred or suffered by holidaymakers as a result of the act or default of any company, firm or person concerned, who is not employed by Croatia Times Travel. Furthermore we will not be liable for any loss or damage which results from the act, default or omission of any person other than ourselves, our employees or any cause independent of human control – this includes (but is not limited to) loss or damage which arises directly or indirectly from any act of God, weather disruption, dangers incidental to the sea, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, acts of government or other authorities de jure or de facto, wars whether declared or not, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, deaths, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines or medical or customs regulations. All bookings, prices and taxes are subject to change to conditions imposed by such companies, firms or persons.
There is no smoking while on motor coach. On Escorted Tours frequent sightseeing and rest stops will be made at which time there will be opportunity to smoke.
TOUR & CRUISE VARIATION & CANCELLATION
Croatia Times Travel and its agents reserve the right to
amend, modify or cancel services due to events beyond our control including weather conditions, as well as cancellation due to a lack of sufficient participants being achieved, damage or delay of a cruise or tour programme.
HANDICAPPED & DISABLED PASSENGERS
Any person who cannot travel independently or who needs any form of assistance must be accompanied by a companion who will be able to assist this person. We regret that because of space limitations, wheelchairs cannot be carried on motor coaches and are not suitable on some cruises.
For all holidays in this brochure you will require a valid passport. You are responsible for arranging your own passport, visa and health requirements including inoculations. You should check with your travel agent who will be able to provide you with the necessary information.
If during your holiday you encounter any situation where the service supplied to you does not meet your satisfaction, please take the matter up with the Supplier immediately. Your contract for each service is with the Supplier. If this is not possible immediately, or if you are still dissatisfied, please contact your travel agent. Both we and your travel agent will endeavour to investigate on your behalf with the Supplier to resolve the matter as soon as possible so that you continue to enjoy your journey.
It is imperative that all claims are to be reported in writing to the Croatia or Europe Agent and Property at the time of occurrence and a copy must be faxed or emailed to Croatia Times Travel Limited prior to departing Croatia or the country of occurrence. All refund claims must be submitted to Croatia Times Travel within 7 days of completion of the tour. No refund will be made for any unused service (or portion thereof) and for any reason, once the client has departed from New Zealand (provided we have carried out the service with reasonable skill and care and to your requirements) and you may not be entitled to a refund from any supplier. Any claim or legal action in connection with the provision of our services to you will be governed by the laws of New Zealand. Any claim or legal action against the Suppliers is likely to be subject to the terms of your contract with them, and may be governed by the laws of other countries.
It is a condition of booking travel services & arrangements from this brochure that travellers are adequately insured for the full duration of their travel.
Product purchased online requires immediate payment and services are usually nonrefundable unless specified otherwise.
Travel documentation will not be issued until full payment has been received & all funds have cleared. It is our practise to send documentation electronically wherever possible. Hard copy requests may incur service fees.
PRICES / ERRORS / OVERSIGHT / OMISSIONS
We reserve the right to correct any error in rate quoted or calculated for any service notwithstanding that the invoice may have been paid in full. It is the responsibility of the Agent & traveller to ensure that all invoice details are correct and the client acknowledges all cancellation conditions, in the event of any errors, these must be notified to us with 24 hours of documents being issued.
PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTRIBUTIONS & CREDITS
We gratefully acknowledge photographic contributions from: Croatia Times Travel Image Library, Croatian Tourist Board, LADO, Goran Kačurov, Hrvatski Folklor, Zagreb Tourist Board, Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Pula Tourist Board, Zadar Tourist Board, ENIT – Agenzia Nazionale Del Turismo, Slovenian Tourist Board, Acampora Travel.
Special thanks to the following photographic authors: Ivo Pervan, Juraj Kopač, Sergio Gobbo, Damir Fabijanić, Milan Babić, Nino Marccuti, Renco Kosinožić, Davor Dragičević, Andrija Carlli, Željko Krčadinac, Josip Madračević, Zlatko Ramničar, Marijo Bandić, Darija Petrović, Miro Andrić, Josip Matković, Tomislav Šklopan, Ivica Puljan & Jurica Marinović – Juhi, Edi Masnec.
ENQUIRIES TO YOUR TRAVEL AGENT OR CROATIA TIMES TRAVEL
CROATIA TIMES TRAVEL LIMITED
182 Lincoln Rd, Henderson, Auckland
PO Box 104 056, Lincoln North
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 838 7700
Fax: +64 9 838 7722