RESERVATION/BOOKINGS AND PAYMENT
All reservations/bookings are to be received in writing from the Travel Agent/Client. All Services must be paid in full not later than 90 days prior to departure from New Zealand and prior to the start of the first service. All Vouchers are issued only upon receipt of full payment of the arrangement.
All prices quoted are subject to change without notice. All rates stated on the website are in NZ$, unless otherwise specified. Rates indicated for tours and trips do not include gratuities, National Park and Tourist Entry Fees or local taxes unless specified. Prices do not include meals and 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
You will be required to pay a deposit or deposits when booking as follows:
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 for some airfares or services and in these cases will be advised at the time of booking. All deposits are non-refundable for changes of mind or cancellations by you (subject to your rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act). Final payment is required no later than 90 days prior to departure unless otherwise stated.
PAYMENTS & CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS
Prices are based on payment by cash/bank deposit/bank transfer. In addition, we accept payment by certain credit cards. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge and a schedule of credit cards accepted and applicable fees are available upon request from Croatia Times Travel. When paying by credit card you authorise us to charge all fees incurred by you in relation to the services provided to the credit card designated by you. If payment is not received from the card issuer or its agents for any reason, you agree to pay us all amounts due immediately on demand. Where payment has been made to Croatia Times Travel by credit card, you agree that you will not seek to dispute any credit card charge with the credit card company.
In circumstances where 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 and you will not seek to dispute the credit card payment to Croatia Times Travel.
Deposits are from NZ$250 per person at time of confirmation of quotation. Additional deposits may be required from time to time to secure specific properties during peak travel times. Final payments are required 120 days prior to commencement of tour and no later than 90 days prior to NZ departure unless stated otherwise.
MINIMUM BOOKING FEE
Bookings NZ$500 and under may incur a non-refundable booking fee of NZ$50 per file.
CHANGE AND CANCELLATION PENALTIES
Cancellation charges are additional to the non-refundable deposits. All cancellations 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.
Where you seek a refund for a cancelled booking for which payment has been made to the supplier, we will not provide a refund to you until we receive the funds from that supplier. Refund processing may take several weeks from confirmation of cancellation.
Any refunds will be returned on the same card/account, same person(s) and same proportions as the original transaction. Cancelled bookings may also incur supplier fees, which can be up to 100% of the cost of the booking, regardless of whether travel has commenced. Supplier fees may also apply where a booking is changed and when tickets or documents are re-issued. Where we incur any liability for a supplier cancellation fee for any booking which you change or cancel, you agree to indemnify us for the amount of that fee.
Subject to your refund and remedy rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act, the following Change and Cancellation Fees apply as follows:
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 tour & cruise: 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, catamaran, bus & train bookings: Full payment required at time of booking.
Non-refundable and non-changeable once issued.
Amendments excluding supplier fees, from per person NZ$100
Document reissues per person NZ$50
Train, Bus or Jadrolinija per person NZ$50
Late booking fee 7 days prior to NZ departure per person NZ$50
Late booking fee under 7 days prior to NZ departure per person 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$50
REFUND OF UNUSED TOUR ARRANGEMENTS
Any unused hotel accommodation or any other service provided will be 100% non-refundable or exchangeable unless agreed to prior to departure.
RESERVATION/BOOKINGS AND PAYMENT
All special arrangements for groups, incentive programs etc are subject to a separate agreement between the Agent and Croatia Times Travel in addition to the standard Terms & Conditions of Croatia Times Travel.
Accommodation "from" & "to" prices are calculated in the lowest twin share room category and NZ$ 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 in your travel arrangements. 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. Hotel standards and services maybe different from those of New Zealand.
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.
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, civil unrest or threat, cancellation due to a lack of sufficient participants being achieved, as well as damage or delay of a cruise or tour programme.
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.
It is a condition of booking travel services & arrangements through Croatia Times Travel that travellers are adequately insured for the full duration of their travel.
Travel documentation will not be issued until full payment has been received & all funds have cleared. It is our practice to send documentation electronically wherever possible. Hard copy requests may incur service fees.
Product purchased online requires immediate payment and services are usually non-refundable unless specified otherwise.
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.
Most accommodation suppliers require a credit card deposit upon check-in to cover any additional expenses that is not included in your holiday costs. Should you not have a valid credit card, some suppliers will require a cash deposit. In some cases, a service supplier may hold a deposit against your credit card. It is recommended that you have sufficient funds to cover your other expenses in addition to deposits as it may take a few days before these funds are returned to your credit card once the services have been completed. Car Rental companies require that the Driver/Hirer to presents a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) at check-in. If you do not have the credit card available with the valid driver’s license and voucher, it may not be possible to uplift the vehicle and the booking would be null and void and no refund of unused services would be available.
SUPPLY OF TRAVEL, CRUISES TOURS & ACCOMMODATION
SERVICES AND FACILITIES & LIABILITIES
We exercise care in the selection of reputable Suppliers. 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, force majeure, 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.
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 some travel services, you may be required to present a Doctor’s Certificate to verify your level of fitness for travel.
REFUSAL OF CARRIAGE
Tour Operators, Cruise Companies and Airlines have the right to remove customers from their service for various reasons that may impact the enjoyment or safety of other participants. These reasons maybe but not limited to, the physical, medical, mental health of the participant, unruly or antisocial behaviour, or the carriage of prohibited substances or materials, failure to follow any reasonable instructions of the tour operator’s employees, commit any act that is illegal, obscene, or inappropriate while on a trip. Should the Tour Operator or any of their employees determine in their sole discretion to remove you or a member of your travel party, we will try to assist you in a reasonable manner to continue with your journey. Any cost relating to this will be at your sole expense. No refunds will be given for any unused portion of your trip in these circumstances.
There is no smoking while on board a motor coach. On Escorted Tours, frequent sightseeing and rest stops will be made at which time there will be opportunity to smoke.
For all travel services from New Zealand you will require a valid Passport with a minimum expiry period of 6 months from the date of return to New Zealand. Some countries also require you to have an electronically readable passport, You are responsible for arranging your own passport, visa, enter/re-entry permits, health requirements including inoculations and insuring they meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities in New Zealand and in overseas territories. Any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of passport, visa and health documents not meeting the requirements of those territories will be your sole responsibility. We do not accept liability should you be refused entry into any country regardless of having a visa, except to the extent caused by fault on our part.
We recommend that you contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade or visit their website at www.safetravel.govt.nz for general travel advice, as well as specific advice (including safety alert levels) relating to the destination you wish to visit. You can also register your travel plans with SafeTravel, so that you may be more easily contacted in an emergency.
If during your holiday, you encounter any situation where the service supplied to you does not meet your expectation, 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 reported in writing to the local handling agent or service provider at the time of occurrence & a copy must be faxed or emailed to Croatia Times Travel prior to departing the country of occurrence. All refund claims must be submitted to Croatia Times Travel within 7 days of completion of the travel services & arrangements. No refund will be made for any unused service (or portion thereof) & for any reason once the client has departed from New Zealand (provided we have carried out the service with reasonable skill and care), 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.
We are a fully Bonded Member of the Travel Agents Association (TAANZ) for your protection and peace of mind.
NEW ZEALAND HEAD OFFICE
CROATIA TIMES TRAVEL LIMITED
182 Lincoln Rd, Henderson
PO Box 104 056
NZ Toll Free: 0800 CROATIA
Tel: +64 9 838 7700
Fax: +64 9 838 7722