Payment of travel inquiry fee, deposit, or full payment shall be deemed as consent by the traveler to the following Terms and Conditions.
RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS
Deposits & Reservations
A deposit along with a completed registration form is required by all private and hosted group travelers.
I authorize Prissi Travels to charge the credit card(s) provided according to the terms outlined in this agreement. The payment authorization is for the travel goods/services, for the amount indicated above unless changed verbally by me. I certify that I am an authorized user of this credit card and that I will not dispute the payment with my credit card company; so long as the transaction corresponds to the terms indicated in this form.
I understand this is a disclosure of business practices and permissive credit/debit card payment agreement for the purchase of travel services. I agree that payments may be made direct to selected travel suppliers on my behalf, and/or processed by Prissi Travels and submitted to suppliers on my behalf; paid in prorated amounts not to exceed the sum total of approved charges. I understand Debit Cards often impose “Daily Charge Limits” and multiple payments may be needed to complete the full balance due; for which you will be notified if the situation occurs.
Prissi Travels will not release personal information to ANY parties not listed on the reservation, reservation information will only be shared with those on the booking, unless provided in writing as an Emergency Contact and will apply due diligence in maintaining records in a secured, safe location.
Minimum Monthly Payment Installments
On certain itineraries Prissi Travels reserves the right to institute a minimum monthly payment policy. The traveler will be notified of this before they make their deposit. Once a reservation is secured with a deposit, a minimum monthly payment installment must be received before or on the 15th of each month (or whichever date designated on the event’s page) or the reservation may be cancelled, and all previous payments will be forfeited. The amount of the minimum monthly payment installment will be specified on the event page. All late payments will incur a $50 late fee, per payment.
Roommates must complete separate registration forms and submit their deposits within 24 hours to secure a reservation. Once the registration form and deposit are received each roommate can make separate payments. All roommates must state who will be sharing rooms on the registration form. It is all of the roommates’ responsibility to ensure that their fellow roommates are making their monthly payments in order to avoid having the reservation occupancy rate being adjusted to match the number of travelers occupying the room. In this case, the remaining roommate(s) are responsible for paying the difference in price for the new adjusted occupancy rate. A summary of a roommate’s payments can be provided upon request. A monthly invoice will be emailed to all involved parties each month.
Please Note: When making deposits on a vacation package inclusive of Flight & Hotel Accommodations, some suppliers apply payments to the air portion of the package first. If one traveler makes payments in larger amounts or quantities than their companion, funds are allocated towards both flights, regardless of which traveler made the payments. This can present an issue if the traveler paying less decides to cancel. Ideally all travelers should stick to similar payment plans and schedules. Please select your roommates wisely.
Final Payment Due Date
The final payment due date will be clearly marked on the event’s page, booking confirmations, and invoices. It is the responsibility of the traveler to make the final payment before or by the due date. Failure to make the final payment by the stated due date can result in automatic cancellation of the reservation and all previous deposits may be forfeited. Late Payments are at the discretion of the supplier. All late payments must be approved by Prissi Travels staff. A late payment fee of $50 (per late payment), must be paid for all payments received after the final due date, and will be processed before submitting the payment to the supplier.
Payment Processing Timeframe & Receipts
Payments will be submitted directly to the travel supplier and processed within 1-2 business days by Prissi Travels. Once the payment has been accepted by the travel supplier, the traveler will receive a receipt via email confirming the payment went through successfully. The receipt will also include the traveler’s remaining balance.
PLEASE NOTE: Monthly payments submitted through the payment forms are not automatically processed. Your credit card will not be charged until your payment information has been submitted by Prissi Travels to the travel supplier and successfully processed.
A monthly invoice will be emailed to all travelers under the same reservation number, which will include the entire reservation and each traveler’s: total rate, payments made and the balance due.
REFUNDS, ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHOD, CHANGE OF CREDIT CARD
Refunds & Transfer of Payments
Payments submitted to Prissi Travels are non-refundable and non-transferable for future events due to the policies and contractual agreements set forth by our suppliers. It is the traveler’s responsibility to insure they are able to attend and capable of paying for the event, along with any costs not included in the price of the reservation i.e. airfare, meals, activities etc. Travelers should seriously consider purchasing travel cancellation insurance in order to protect their investment.
Credit cards are the preferred method of payment. Payments will be submitted directly to our vendors, suppliers, to be processed unless otherwise specified on the event page. Late payment fees and other fees will be processed through Prissi Travels. If a payment by phone is being paid directly to Prissi Travels via PayPal/Square an additional 4% fee will be required. All payments by phone will require a credit card authorization form, a photocopy of the traveler’s government issued ID and credit card, which should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Change of Credit Card
The traveler can change their credit card information at any time by submitting a new credit card authorization form.
Name changes cannot be made on packages inclusive of flights. Prissi Travels will charge a $50 fee for all changes, including name changes. Some suppliers may charge a fee to change the name on a reservation, which is the responsibility of the traveler.
Prissi Travels requires a $100 cancellation fee per person to be received before a reservation is cancelled. Our suppliers may charge a separate cancellation fee. Cancellation fees charged by Prissi Travels may not be covered by all travel protection policies.
If Final Payment is not received by the final payment due date, the reservation will cancel and all payments made will be forfeit for trip abandonment. Please pay balance by the due date and communicate any changes or cancellations in writing before the final payment deadline.
Wedding & Hosted Groups: Once your reservation is made a $100 nonrefundable penalty will be assessed up until the date additional resort penalties take effect. The aforementioned is per person or entire room canceling (so if 1 person within the room cancels these same rules apply for that person). Cancellation penalties will apply and unless otherwise noted if your trip is within 75 days it is 100% non-refundable. Please note wedding group terms may override this term. If so, the trip is 100% non-refundable after the final payment date of the group as stipulated in said group/wedding. Please note some hosted itineraries are 100% non-refundable, this information will be provided at the time of booking and noted on your invoice.
Airline Tickets: if Prissi Travels booked your tickets, they are 100% non-refundable, and non-changeable and subject to individual airline penalties/fees.
Please consider travel protection to secure your vacation investment, note Prissi Travel Fees are not covered by all travel protection policies.
Travel Protection is not required but strongly recommended to protect your investment. Travel protection can also be helpful should issues arise during your vacation i.e. lost luggage, delayed/cancelled flights, hotel issues, medical emergencies, inclement weather etc.
Any modifications/ changes to the booking, including but not limited to changes of names, the original dates, destination, hotel, room category, # of passengers, etc, are subject to a $50 change fee for each occurrence. This fee must be paid at the time of the request. The supplier may charge additional fees for changes, which will be provided once the agency change fee has been received and processed.
TRAVEL DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS
Passport number, date of issue, expiration date, and all other pieces of data from the passport ID page are required to be submitted no later than the Final Payment due date for international trips. This information is required on all International trips and is only shared when required by local authorities. Passports are not required for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Passports should be valid for 6 months following the last date of your trip. Everyone, including children and infants, MUST have a VALID passport book to travel internationally (not Passport Card). Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding, no refund, no exceptions (out of the USA). PASSPORT CARDS ARE NOT VALID FOR TRAVEL INTERNATIONALLY VIA AIR! Invalid passports, denied boarding, and financial loss due to invalid passports are the responsibility of the traveler.
A visa may be required for certain international travel and is the traveler’s responsibility to insure the proper documents are submitted on time and a visa is obtained prior to the traveler’s departure date.
CRUISE TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
US Citizens on closed-loop cruises (cruises that begin and end in the same U.S. port) are able to re-enter the United States with proof of citizenship other than a passport or passport card. Acceptable proof of citizenship includes an original or certified copy of a government issued birth certificate (raised seal and signature) and a laminated government issued picture ID (typically, driver's license), Consular Report of Born Abroad Certificate, or a Certificate of Naturalization. NOTE: Baptismal records and certificates issued by a hospital are not acceptable.
It strongly recommended that all guests travel with a valid passport book during their cruise. This greatly assists guests who may need to fly out of the United States to meet their ship at the next available port should they miss their scheduled embarkation in a U.S. port; guests entering the U.S. at the end of their cruise; and guests needing to fly to the U.S. before their cruise ends, because of medical, family, personal or business emergencies, missing a ship's departure from a port of call, involuntary disembarkation from a ship due to misconduct, or other reasons.
Guests who need to fly to the United States before their cruise ends will likely experience significant delays and complications related to booking airline tickets and entering the United States if they do not have a valid U.S. passport book with them.
UNITED STATES TERRITORIES
U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR's) who travel directly between parts of the United States, which includes Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Swains Island and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), without touching at a foreign port or place, are not required to present a valid U.S. Passport or U.S. Green Card.
However, it is recommended that travelers bring a government issued photo ID and copy of birth certificate.
It is also recommended that you carry proof of your LPR status as all times in the event you are asked to prove your status. This may be in the form of a green card or passport.
Honeymoon & Anniversary Travelers
You MUST bring a copy of your marriage certificate to qualify for any complimentary honeymoon/anniversary package (photocopy is recommended). Failure to have such proof of marriage will result in the resort denying these complimentary privileges (if applicable). PLEASE notify your Prissi Travels agent if you are celebrating a Honeymoon or Anniversary so that they can annotate this in your reservation. Typically resort will honor these packages up to 30 days before or after your honeymoon/anniversary date.
ADDITIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR
PRISSI TRAVELS HOSTED GROUP TRIPS
Assumed Risk/Hold Harmless Statement
Travel has its own inherent risks, and the traveler acknowledges such risks exist, up to and including death. Prissi Travels will take all reasonable precautions to insure the health and safety of the traveler. The traveler agrees to hold Prissi Travels, its employees and agents harmless should illness, accident or death occur. Prissi Travels is not responsible for the actions, expenses or harm incurred by travelers who disregard the instructions of the Prissi Travels representative(s), travelers who depart from the planned activities of the tour, or travelers who follow the instructions of a non-Prissi Travels representative(s).
Prissi Travels is not responsible for time changes made by the airlines, bus conductor and railways. Flight times and seat assignments are solely at the discretion of the airlines. Hotel room location is the sole discretion of the hotel. Requests can be made but are not guaranteed. Baggage fees of the airlines are not included in group trip prices. If you decide to check baggage you must pay this fee directly to the airline. The carriers, accommodations and other suppliers providing services are independent contractors and are not agents, employees of Prissi Travels. Prissi Travels assumes no responsibility and will not be held liable for any personal injury, property damage, or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity by reason of (1) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of its suppliers, (2) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any employee of these suppliers, (3) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment or instrumentality owned, operated, or used by any of these suppliers, or (4) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under the control, direct or otherwise, of Prissi Travels, or (5) acts of God.
The traveler agrees for him/herself, his/her heirs and assigns, executors and administrators to hold harmless and release Prissi Travels, or any other sponsoring organization(s) and/or subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, representatives or successors (released parties”) from any and all losses, causes of action, liabilities, indirectly from participation in connection with hosted group trips and/or the condition of the property, facilities or equipment used for hosted group trips, regardless of when, where or how such claim may arise and regardless of whether caused by the disappearance of negligence of the Released Parties or otherwise, including, without limitation. Claims relating to (i) any theft, loss or disappearance of property, (ii) bodily injury (fatal or non-fatal) and (iii) property damage.
"Force Majeure. Neither Party will be held liable for failure to fulfill its obligations hereunder if such failure is due to a Force Majeure Event. A “Force Majeure Event” means, but is not limited to, an act of war; domestic and/or international terrorism; civil riots or rebellions; quarantines, embargoes and other similar unusual governmental actions; or extraordinary elements of nature or acts of God; provided that such Force Majeure Event is beyond the excused Party’s reasonable control, occurs without the excused Party’s fault or negligence, is not caused directly or indirectly by the excused Party and could not have been prevented or avoided by the excused Party’s reasonable diligence.
Activity Level and General Fitness
The activity level for all Prissi Travels hosted group trips require walking and other physical exertion. On some tour days, between walking tours and personal exploration, participants can expect to walk 2-3 miles over the course of a day. Travelers are required to manage their personal belongings without assistance. For these reasons, our hosted tours are not suitable for anyone physically challenged, anyone who is walking impaired, or anyone who is a slow walker who cannot keep up with the pace of the group.
Roommate Locator (Hosted Trips Only)
Passport number, date of issue, expiration date, and all other pieces of data from the passport ID page are required to be submitted no later than the Final Payment due date. This information is required on all International trips and is only shared when required by local authorities.
It is the traveler's responsibility to insure their passport is valid at least 6 months past the last day of the group trip or obtain a new passport in a timely manner to submit passport information by the Final Payment due date.
If the traveler's passport information is not received at least 90 days prior to the travel group’s departure date, the traveler will receive a "final request" email that removal from the tour will result if the passport information is not provided within 72 hours (3 days) of final request.
Arrival and departure flight details are required to be submitted no later than the Final Payment due date in order to arrange transfers and to know when travelers are expected.
If travel arrangements are not received by 90 days before travel, the traveler will be placed in the final arrival transfer group on the arrival day and the first departure transfer group of the departure day (when transfers are provided).
Arrivals, Transfers and Delays
Travelers arriving by air are responsible for allowing sufficient time to deplane, gather luggage and travel to the designated meeting location to join the group trip. Prissi Travels will not delay the departure of the group for travelers arriving after the designated start time as listed in the individual itineraries.
Travelers are required to provide Prissi Travels with their flight arrangements no later than the final payment due date of the tour. Travelers are also required to notify us in the event the airline should change the arrival or departure time of a flight.
If scheduled transfers are provided during a group trip, travelers who elect to take alternate transportation to the hotel, for any reason, will not be reimbursed for the transfer expense incurred.
Travelers who are delayed for whatever reason are responsible for notifying Prissi Travels of their situation and to communicate regularly with us as to their anticipated arrival time. Delayed travelers are responsible for joining the group as soon as possible and at their own expense if their arrival occurs after the last scheduled transfer.
Medical History Form
Information about medications, dietary, emergency contact, etc. is required to be submitted no later than the Final Payment due date. This information is held in confidence and is only used in case of an emergency.
If the traveler's medical information is not received by 30 days before travel, the traveler will not receive Final Travel Information until the information is provided.
Itineraries are subject to change. In the event there is an itinerary change, comparable lodging, meals and activities will be provided.
Cancellation of Hosted Group Travel
On rare occasions, Prissi Travels must cancel a tour, either because there are not enough travelers to operate the tour if travel arrangements are booked under a group booking that requires a minimum number of travelers, or for other events outside the control of Prissi Travels. Prissi Travels will cancel tours due to lack of travelers prior to final invoicing however, Prissi Travels reserves the right to cancel any tour at any time up to the day of departure, due to no fault of our own.
In the event of a cancellation by Prissi Travels, all monies paid to Prissi Travels for the canceled tour will be promptly refunded to the traveler. Prissi Travels is not responsible for any penalties imposed by the airlines.
from a Hosted Group Trip in Progress
Prissi Travels reserves the right to remove any traveler from group trip should the Prissi Travels representative(s) determine that the traveler cannot meet the physical requirements of the group travel as stated in the itinerary, or is disruptive to the tour time schedule or is adversely affecting the overall group dynamics. In the event a traveler is removed from a group trip, Prissi Travels will not refund any monies. Transportation costs to return home, airline penalties, and any other expenses will be the responsibility of the traveler.
In the event that a traveler voluntarily chooses to leave a group trip prior to its scheduled conclusion, Prissi Travels will not refund any monies for the unused portion of the travel arrangements. Transportation costs from the group trip departure point to the airport, airline penalties, and any other expenses will be the responsibility of the traveler.
USE OF 3RD PARTY OPERATORS
Some Prissi Travels trips, as noted in the itinerary, are scheduled with tour operators who sell their tours to the general public. The traveler acknowledges that other groups and/or individuals may be a part of the same tour.
USE OF TRAVELERS’ IMAGES IN PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
Photographs and video taken by Prissi Travels representatives while on tour are the property of Prissi Travels and may be used in promotional materials. Any traveler who does not wish to have their photograph or video footage used in promotional material MUST advise Prissi Travels in writing no later than the tour’s final payment due date.
Covid-19 release of liability
Covid-19 Waiver of Liability
In Spring 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) a worldwide pandemic. If contracted, this virus has the ability to cause the traveler extreme illness, including, but not limited to, death. I understand that I am taking the risk of traveling with the knowledge that of the effects of contracting COVID-19.
By agreeing to our terms and conditions, you also accept and acknowledge the following:
By agreeing to our terms and conditions, I acknowledge and represent that:
AMENDMENT OF TERMS & CONDITIONS
AMENDMENT OF TERMS & CONDITIONS
Prissi Travels have the right to amend the terms and conditions whenever deemed necessary.
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