Terms & Conditions

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This website is operated by Worldly Escapes. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Worldly Escapes. Worldly Escapes offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.


By visiting our site and/ or purchasing travel arrangements from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.


Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.


You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.


By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.


A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.


Consumer Protection BC: 82458 



PLANNING FEES, DEPOSITS AND FINAL PAYMENT:


Planning Fees


During an initial complimentary consultation we will discuss options for your trip that best suit your interests and travel style. Our fee for service structure allows us to devote the time and expertise necessary to research and negotiate the best options for our clients. Since we are not affiliated with any cruise, hotel or tour company, we work for our clients, not the travel vendors. For every client, we work to create the ultimate travel experience you can trust, which is the greatest luxury of all.


Customized Itineraries


Trip research and planning fee starting at $350 +tax per household, which is non-refundable and non-­transferable. This fee is due after the initial consultation and prior to initiating trip planning. The trip fee includes consultation, research, planning, and quote preparation.

Quick trips (less than 5 days) or single travelers have a planning fee of $150 + tax per household


Escorted Tours only


Worldly Escapes waives the planning fee for established clients on Escorted Tours only bookings where the client has picked the destination and route. Our clients often receive additional benefits included in their fare. For pre- and post- tour itineraries, fees will vary depending on complexity and duration.


Airline tickets


These fees are in addition to any cancellation or change fees charged by airlines, cruise lines, hotels, tour operators or other vendors as outlined in their terms and conditions. No additional fees will be charged by Worldly Escapes on travel canceled by the vendor.


Flights: Any tickets issued/reissued/cancelled will require a $50 (domestic) and $100 (international) ticket reissue or exchange fee, in addition to any supplier-imposed penalties. 

 


Deposits:

A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total trip cost is required to confirm your reservations. Some properties require a higher non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and additional booking forms may be required by individual vendors. By paying a deposit you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.


The balance of your trip cost is required 90 days prior to your departure date. Reservations made within 90 days of departure require immediate full payment at the time of booking. If final and full payment is not received by the applicable due date, reservations are subject to cancellation and deposits shall be forfeited. There is NO REFUND once a booking is made and paid for.

 

Cancellations and Changes Fees:

In the event of cancellation at any time, the deposit and any fees are non-refundable. Cancellation within 90 days of travel will result in a 100% cancellation fee. All cancellation fees will be charged to the credit card you authorized to pay for travel services at the time of booking.


Customized itineraries: $200 cancellation fee per household to be charged to the credit card on file should the trip be canceled by the client for any reason


Escorted Tours: $50 cancellation fee per reservation.


Change fees: $100 per change. Fees are in addition to any cancellation or change fees charged by airlines, cruise lines, hotels, tour operators or other vendors.



NO REFUND FOR UNUSED ARRANGEMENTS. As Worldly Escapes prices are oftentimes based on contract rates, there will not be any refund for any unused portion of a travel booking. Some group tours are based on minimum numbers of passengers traveling; if the number of passengers falls below the minimum required, a surcharge may be imposed or the tour canceled.

 


Travel Insurance

We highly recommend that you purchase comprehensive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation insurance when you make your trip deposit; please contact us for a quote. Some countries and tour operators may require insurance as part of their booking policy and will be advised at the time of booking. Please be advised that if you decline to purchase Trip Insurance, we will not be held responsible for any financial disappointment caused by reasons beyond our control.

 

Airline Tickets

Airline tickets are either non-refundable or have substantial change/cancellation penalties. Please check that the names that are to appear on your air tickets coincide with the names on your passports. We will not be held responsible for incorrect names on tickets, and/or any fees associated with correcting them. Due to enhanced security, it is strongly recommended that you check in a minimum of 2 hours prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights and 3 hours prior to scheduled departure time for international flights. Review flight times at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure time for domestic flights, and 72 hours prior for international flights. Failure to use a reservation may result in automatic cancelation of all continuing and return flights, as well as forfeiture of airfares.

 

Travel Documentation

All travelers are required to have a valid passport from their country of citizenship with an expiration date of at least 6 months from date of return from your trip.


Advance visas may be required for certain countries and travelers with certain passports; Any minors traveling must have notarized permission from both parents; if traveling with one parent, then notarized permission from the parent who is not traveling is required. Additional custodial documents may be required. Visa fees are not included and are the responsibility of the traveler to apply for and obtain.


HEALTH/SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. Each Customer is responsible to make certain to have the proper immunizations and required documentation of such immunizations before travel, and to make the necessary accommodation for security rules imposed by government authorities. Worldly Escapes shall not assume responsibility for the accuracy of health requirements or vaccination and/or documentation prior to departure or upon landing at the final destination. See your health practitioner for advice. It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have the right documentation including but not limited to Covid testing and vaccination certificates printed and/or electronic, online health forms, pre-arrival forms, travel insurance, cellphone apps or other tracking systems each country has implemented.

 

General Conditions

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.


All rates are quoted in Canadian dollars unless specified otherwise, and are subject to change. For BC and Ontario residents, in accordance with CP and TICO regulations, if there is an increase of more than seven per cent (7%) in the price of services after a deposit has been paid for, and such price increase does not result from an increase in government taxes or a fuel surcharge allowed by the Canadian Transportation Agency, you have the right to cancel and receive a full refund. We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the service.


All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of us.


Covid protocols of entry requirements, testing, safety and hygiene are being adhered to in airports, hotels, transport and other service providers including but not limited to masks, sanitizer, vaccination or testing documentation, reduced capacity and operating hours. As changes to government policies can happen fast, we are not responsible if the traveler is not able to enjoy all the components of his or her journey.

 


Website And Social Media


You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.


You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).


You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.


We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.


Certain content, products and services available via worldlyescapes.com may include materials from third-parties. Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.


Occasionally there may be information on our site that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information if any information is inaccurate at any time without prior notice.


We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied should be taken to indicate that all information has been modified or updated.


Indemnification


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Worldly Escapes and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.


Governing Law


These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of British Columbia, Canada.