DEFINITIONS In the terms and conditions set out in this document, the following terms shall, unless contrary to the context, have the meaning specified.
"You" means the person / s in whose name and / or whose behalf the Booking is made. Alternatively, the reference may be made in the third person as "Tour Participant" / "They" / "Client" / "Them" / "His" / "Her".
"We" / "Us" / "Company" means Cox & Kings Limited.
"Infant" / "Child" mean respectively a person below the age of two years and a person more than the age of two and below the age of twelve years.
"Terms and Conditions" means the terms and conditions contained herein below, Brochure, itinerary, promotion booklet and other documents as may be notified from time to time. "Booking Documents" shall mean Booking Form and such other documents as we may deem fit including (without limitation) THE 'TERMS & CONDITIONS', 'HOW TO BOOK' RULES AND 'PRICE GRID'
"Contractor" / "Supplier" means supplier of any infrastructural facility and shall include hotel managements, airlines, caterers, restaurants, places of entertainment like theme parks, museums, art galleries etc. shipping company, railway, ferry, cruise, coach who are to provide the services to the Client.
"Price Grid" means a document which incorporates the standard tour package cost as of the date of proposal, the foreign exchange component and INR component along with tour package inclusions, exclusions, departure dates, important notes etc.
"Tour Cost" means the tour cost mentioned in the Price Grid / Brochures / online and other payments such as taxes, surcharges etc. payable by the Client to the Company
"Brochure" means printed Brochure, Website, Itinerary, Leaflets, Booklet, Price Grid.
"Website" means www.coxandkingsnri.com for guests travelling from U.S.A., U.A.E, U.K., and U.S.A.,
"Web pages" means pages on the Website www.coxandkingsnri.com
"Cancellation Policy" means and includes all the cancellation charges levied by the Company from time to time, third party cancellation charges etc. as more particularly described herein below or any other documents.
"Visa Cancellation Policy" means and includes all the cancellation policies of the concerned Consulate wherein cancellation charges are levied by the Consulate which also includes 100% cancellation charges of visa fees and any supplementary charges like visa facilitation charges, courier fees, SMS charges, urgent fees charged by the Consulate in addition to the administrative fees charged by the Company from time to time arising out of non - granting / delayed granting of visa by the concerned Consulate due to any reason.
"VISA" means a Certificate issued or a stamp marked (on the applicant's passport) by the immigration authorities of a country to indicate that the applicant's credentials have been verified and he or she has been granted permission to enter the country for a temporary stay within a specified period.
(Note: The Company does not have any role to play for issuance / rejection of Visas other than being merely a facilitator).
"Jurisdiction" means the geographical area over which a Court or Government Body has the power and right to exercise authority. Parties hereto agree to confer exclusive Jurisdiction to Mumbai Courts / Forums.
BROCHURE / WEBSITE INFORMATION - DISCLAIMERS We take reasonable care in preparing the Brochure, Price Grid, Web Pages and other Documents and in describing the services therein. However, we are not responsible / liable for any typographical / printing errors.
Furthermore, brochures may be printed several months in advance and the content may not always be fully updated. We therefore ask you to confirm the current information by contacting us.
Please note that the itinerary may have changed. The products and services displayed may have changed. The photos of meals / sightseeing / properties are for reference only and may differ from the actual meals / sights. Distance between places and temperatures are approximate and can change depending on travel, road conditions and climatic changes. Hotels may have to be booked far off from the central place.
We do not take any responsibility of third party products displayed on our website and cannot give any assurance or warranty regarding contents, quality or safety of the product in any way, nor would we be liable / responsible in any manner whatsoever for any deficiency, loss, damage or injury sustained by you as a result of availing such products and services.
PRICE GRID, ITINERARY MAY CHANGE AT ANY TIME We reserve the right to alter, amend, change or modify the tour package and itineraries before or during the tour. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you promptly of such changes / events sufficiently in advance during booking or prior to departure of the tour. If such changes / events occur during the tour, our tour manager or local representative will inform you of the changes on the spot and we solicit your full co - operation in accepting such circumstantial changes. Therefore, no grievance regarding any itinerary / service change which we are constrained to make, shall be entertained from the tour participants during or after the tour. Please note that promotional offers may have different terms and conditions which will be in addition to these terms and conditions and the requirements of the booking deposits, payments, deadlines and mode of payment may be defined in such promotions which will be over and above these terms and conditions.
Such changes may be necessitated due to factors beyond our control such as Force Majeure events, strikes, fairs, festivals, sport events, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels / flights, cancellation / re-routing of flights or railway, closure of / restricted entry at a place of sightseeing etc. Generally, we try to avoid dates when big Fairs, Exhibitions, Olympic etc. events and other events are held in certain cities as hotels are fully booked several years ahead. If you have to travel on such dates, you may have to stay in alternate hotels or hotels in other cities. In such cases, the applicable cancellation charges levied by third party suppliers such as hotels, cruises etc are 100%, which are payable by you.
Due to airline's requirements the points of entry and exit in a country may change. We may operate more than one coach per departure date and may for convenience reverse the direction or amend the itinerary.
Changes in the itinerary may also be required or necessitated on account of actions, inactions, defaults or condition of tour participants in the group.
We will make reasonable efforts to keep the overall package of services unchanged. However, we shall not be responsible / liable to refund any amount or pay any compensation / damages on account of any change in the itinerary.
In case the alternate arrangements made are materially superior as compared to the ones described in the Brochure, we may charge extra for the same at the time of booking or in the course of the tour.
Please note that promotional offers may have different terms and conditions which will be in addition or different to these Terms and Conditions and the requirements of the booking deposits, payments, deadlines and mode of payment may be defined in such promotions which will be over and above these Terms and Conditions and will take precedence over these Terms and Conditions.
PAYMENT AND SCHEDULE FOR DUNIYA DEKHO NRI GROUP TOURS Please find a chart of the schedule of payment for the Duniya Dekho NRI Group tours.
Amount in USD per person
Date of payment
Interest Free non-refundable booking amount
Immediately upon booking
Booking Amount Protection Plan
Immediately upon booking (if selected)
Tour Cost Protection Plan
Immediately upon booking (if selected)
As per the selected tour
30 days prior to the departure of your tour.
If you are booking your tour within 30 days of the departure date, then 100% of the tour payments must be made immediately, before any service can be provided. This booking will be subject to availability.
The advance amount is non-refundable and not secured like the booking amount;
Booking amount for any add - on packages or extensions taken with the main tour or separately will be USD 100 per person.
In cases where the tour price, as mentioned in the Price Grid, quoted to you comprises of both foreign currency (i.e. Euro, Sterling Pounds, US Dollar etc) and your currency component, then payment made by you in your currency for the foreign currency component of the Price Grid shall be subject to the rate of exchange ("ROE") prevailing at the date/time of making such payments. Therefore, please be informed that the total price quote stated at the date of booking may vary due to market led currency fluctuations applicable on the date of payment (as per the Payment Schedule). Such fluctuations are not within the control of the Company. The Company shall not be held responsible for any variance in the price quoted at the time of booking and the total amount required to be paid as per the payment schedule.
GENERAL NOTICE REGARDING BOOKING Please read carefully and understand the contents of the Tour Brochure / itinerary, the 'Terms and Conditions' herein and the other Booking Documents and such other documents as may be applicable, as all these will form part of your contract with us once you effect the booking. To effect the booking, we require you to sign the Booking Form and such other documents as we may deem fit including (without limitation) the 'Terms & Conditions', 'How to Book' rules and 'Price Grid' ('collectively defined above as Booking Documents'). Upon executing the Booking Documents and on payment of the prescribed non-refundable interest-free booking amount, a binding contract shall come into existence. You are required to make the payment towards the non-refundable interest free booking amount before we start processing your booking a per the Booking Documents.
We advise you to ensure, before making a booking, that you have and / or you will be able to provide all the required valid and genuine documents and your professional qualifications to enable you to complete the respective tour package. The company shall not be responsible or liable to apply for your visa, insurance etc. If the guests are unable to travel on the tour booked by them because either they could not get their visa in time or due to an error on the part of the embassy / consulate, an incorrect visa is issued to them, then in such case the cancellation charges as mentioned in the clause. CANCELLATION OF BOOKING BY YOU will apply. Please note that for the purpose of ascertaining the applicable cancellation rates, the cancellation would be deemed to have been made on the date the company receives the intimation of visa rejection from the guest.
Please note that guests other than the booked guest are not to be invited on tour by any booked guest and they are not allowed to use any of the services of the tour.
CONDITIONS OF OTHER THIRD PARTY OPERATORS In the event you are booking through us a tour / travel service of any third party operators, Cosmos, Star Cruise etc, the terms and conditions of such third party operators, including their payment schedule, cancellation, refund etc shall be applicable to you in addition to our Terms and Conditions.
ONLINE BOOKING You can purchase our services from our PA or agents or you can book your tour / services online through our website. We cannot give any guarantee or warranty with respect to the website booking engine which could malfunction due to well-known reasons including software or network errors. We have incorporated all modern protection technologies to ensure that information concerning you or your payments made are kept secure and confidential
It is made clear that the online booking shall be effective once you make payment towards the booking amount and confirm the Terms and Conditions, as follows. We would also require a copy of the first two pages and last two pages of your passport which show the date of your passport, place and date of issue and expiry.
The Company reserves the right to decline to register any person / s for any tour or to cancel their registration without assigning any reason.
ONE / SOME MEMBER(S) MAY SIGN BOOKING DOCUMENTS ON BEHALF OF A GROUP In case of one or more but not all tour participants named in the Booking Form sign the Booking Documents, it shall be deemed that the signatories have been duly authorized by all such tour participants to consent, accept (in case of online booking) and/or sign on their behalf assuming full responsibility and accordingly it shall be deemed that all such tour participants have signed the booking documents.
YOUR TRAVEL AGENT CAN SIGN THE BOOKING DOCUMENTS ON YOUR BEHALF Where tour participants are booking through a travel agent, if such travel agent signs the Booking Documents, it shall be deemed that such signature is for and on behalf of all the tour participants named in the Booking Form assuming full responsibility. It shall be deemed and construed that all such tour participants have duly authorized the said travel agent to , accept (in case of online booking) and/or sign the Booking Documents on their behalf.
CONTRACT Please note that in case of offline booking there is no contract between the Company and the tour participants until the Booking Documents are signed and received by the Company. In case of online booking, the contract between the Company and the tour participants is effectuated upon you accepting the Terms and Conditions of the Booking Documents and payment of non-refundable interest free booking amount. Irrespective of your booking made offline and / or online, the Company will not be under any legal obligation to start your tour booking process unless and until you have made payment towards non-refundable interest free booking amount as per the payment schedule set out in "How To Book" and the Company has received the non-refundable interest free booking amount. The full payment must be received in accordance with prescribed payment schedule. If not paid in accordance with the payment schedule the company reserves the right to cancel the booking with the consequent forfeiture of booking amount and to apply the scale of applicable cancellation charges as mentioned in the brochure.
Any payment that you make to your Travel Agent would not constitute payment to the Company until the same is remitted to the account of the Company.
CANCELLATION / AMENDMENT BY COMPANY We reserve our right to amend or cancel the tour booked by you, without assigning any reason. Such amendment or cancellation may be due to circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, we will offer you alternative tour dates / tours or you would have the option of traveling as individual travelers, not as part of the original tours. If the alternative date / tour is not acceptable or you do not wish to travel as individual travelers, we would refund the money paid by you without interest after deducting any costs incurred by us on your behalf, within a period of 45 days from the date of amendment or cancellation. However, we would not be responsible or liable to pay any compensation or damages or consequential loss or to refund any other expense incurred by you.
CANCELLATION OF BOOKING BY YOU Should you wish to cancel your booking, you must notify us in writing. Such notification shall be deemed to have been given to us only on the date of the receipt of your notice (by post or email as the case may be), since we can act only on receipt. Please state the reason for your cancellation as it may be covered by your insurance policy. Claims must however be made direct to your insurance company.
The following cancellation charges shall apply irrespective of the reason for cancellation. You understand and acknowledge that these charges are a genuine pre-estimate of the damages that we will suffer on account of cancellation. You understand that these damages are called liquidated damages in legal language, which are payable without proof of actual damages. You agree not to dispute such deductions or to demand proof of actual damages.
WHEN A CANCELLATION IS MADE
CANCELLATION CHARGES PER PERSON
Clear 30 working days or more prior to the date of departure of the tour or for non-payment of the balance tour cost.
Clear 29 to 15 working days prior to the date of departure of the tour.
50% of the tour cost
Clear 14 to 01 working days prior to the date of departure of the tour.
75% of the tour cost
Date of departure of the tour or 'NO SHOW' on the tour
100% of the tour cost
FOR TOURS WITH CRUISE / THIRD PARTY OPERATORS Less than clear 80 - 50 working days (depending on the cancellation policy of the particular cruise liner and / or third party operators) prior to the date of the departure of the tour for the Cruise portion.
Note: In case of third party products, such as cruise holiday, bus and train tickets, 5 Star hotels, services during the trade fair period, festival periods, the rules relating to the payment terms, cancellation and the cancellation schedule prescribed by the concerned third party service provider would be applicable.
Service Tax is subject to change as per directions of government of India and any such change shall be made effective immediately by us with or without informing you.
It is a clear understanding between the parties that for the purpose of this clause , cancellation can be due to any reason whatsoever including the reason of inability to participate due to any reason including illness, death, court orders, non- availability of travel documents etc. Regardless of the reason for cancellation the Company shall not be liable / responsible to pay any compensation, interest or damages to you.
If you wish to cancel your booking, you need to inform us by any of the following methods, provided that such information should be given on a working day within working hours:
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org followed by a written communication to our Registered Office listed below OR
In writing on working days within working hours at the Registered Office of the Company:
Cox and Kings Ltd, Duniya Dekho NRI Tours Customer Service Turner Morrison Building, 16, Bank Street, Fort, Mumbai 400 001, India.
CALIFORNIA Cox and Kings, The Americas, Cox and Kings Building 8060 Melrose Avenue, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90046 USA
If the Booking Documents have been signed by one or more persons for themselves and for others mentioned in the Booking Form, then the communication signed by such signatory / s would be treated as a valid communication with full responsibility for cancellation for all such persons mentioned in the form. Similarly if your Travel Agent seeks cancellation, we will act on the basis that he has been authorized or instructed by you to cancel and shall accordingly effect cancellation.
Cancellation shall take effect only from the time the written request reaches the Company at its office in Mumbai, on working days within office time at the address listed above. However, in the following cases you shall be deemed to have canceled the tour even if no cancellation notice is issued by you: (i) In case of visa rejection, you would be deemed to have cancelled on the date of intimation of such rejection. (ii) If you fail to pay the tour costs in time or if you commit any other default in relation to your booking, we may treat such failure or default as a cancellation of the booking by you. In such case, the cancellation charges shall be computed with reference to the date on which we issue you a notice of cancellation; (iii) If on your failure of payment or other default, no notice of cancellation is issued by us but your payment or default remains outstanding on the date of departure, the booking shall be deemed to have been cancelled by you without any advance notice, inviting the highest cancellation charge.
It is your duty to make payments on time regardless of whether we have followed up for the same or not.
You expressly agree to abide by the foregoing terms and conditions.
AMENDMENT OF BOOKING BY YOU If you wish to amend or change your booking, you have to communicate your request to us in writing writing via Email. Such requests for change or amendment will be accepted subject to availability.
Please note that:
The amended or changed booking will be regarded as a new booking;
An amendment fee of USD 150 is payable in case of every amendment or change; and
In case the amendment is carried out within the cancellation period, then a cancellation charge shall apply as if a cancellation was made on the date the request for amendment or change is made. Please note the cancellation charges specified in the preceding section. Terms and Conditions shall apply.
TRANSFER FROM ONE TOUR TO ANOTHER A request in writing for transfer from one tour to another will be treated as cancellation on that tour and a fresh booking on another. In such cases, a transfer fee of USD 150 per person will be applicable in addition to the costs for re-processing your visas, air tickets etc. due to the transfer to another tour. In case you transfer within the cancellation period, then the cancellation policy will apply. Terms & Conditions shall apply.
OUR SCOPE OF SERVICES We are travel and holiday organizers only. We inspect and select the services to be provided to you. However, we do not own, operate or control any airline, shipping company, coach or coach company, hotel, transport, restaurant, kitchen caravan or any other facility or provider etc. that is engaged to provide you services during the course of your tour.
Therefore, please carefully note that:
you will need to adhere to the conditions, rules and regulations of each service provider. For instance, you will need to check the baggage rules of the airline to understand what kind of baggage and how much baggage you can carry. You will need to check the hotel rules to check what the mealtimes are, at which you should make yourself available. The company is not responsible / liable for the consequences if you breach such rules and regulations;
If you cause any injury or damage affecting the service provider, then you may be liable to the service provider and if the service provider recovers any monies from us for such injury or damages, we shall separately charge you for the same;
we shall not be held responsible and / or liable for any delay, deficiency, injury, death, loss or damage etc. occasioned due to act or default of such service providers, their employees or agents.
We will not be held liable / responsible in case the hotel provided is not the same as mentioned on the Website at the time of booking. We reserve the right to change the hotel any time due to any reasons.
MEALS Please refer to the itinerary in the brochure / website for details of the meals which would be served to you on the tour. Unlike an airline, we cannot process a special meal, or a diet meal nor can we guarantee a special diet. The same is at the sole discretion of the service providers. We do not assure special meals or special timings or extra halts for infants, children, or passengers with diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure or any other condition. We cannot guarantee quantity of the food as may be provided by the service provider. If you have any such special requirements arising from medical conditions or from the needs of your children or otherwise, it would be advisable to travel on a customized tour and coach tours are not recommended.
In case of a Client booking a Premium Tour, meals will be local cuisine for lunch, not necessary that it will be in local restaurants but local cuisines may be served in Indian restaurants as well. We, however, reserve the right to change the meal arrangement, where circumstances compel us to do so. At some places a meal allowance may be paid to you at our discretion to enable you to have a meal of your own choice.
HOTELS The Company selects hotels for your stay at locations, which give comfort and value for money. For various reasons, such as reducing the overall traveling time on the coach for the following day, the hotels may be chosen away from the city centre. Unlike other countries, most hotels do not have air conditioners or fans. We cannot guarantee the availability of adjoining rooms / interconnecting rooms / non-smoking room / rooms on the same floor etc. Hotels in Europe may / may not have room service facilities.
The check in time is usually 2 p.m. and check out time is usually 11 a.m. The same is subject to change from time to time.
If you seek a change in rooming while on a tour, the same will be subject to availability and you will need to pay any additional charges as may be applicable.
Please note that hotels in Europe can have exceptionally small rooms unlike what you may have experienced in other countries.
In case of a Client booking a Premium Tour, accommodation will be provided in 4 Star hotel. Please note that the hotels may be chosen away from the city centre. Unlike other countries, most hotels do not have air conditioners or fans. We cannot guarantee the availability of adjoining rooms / interconnecting rooms / non-smoking room / rooms on the same floor etc. Hotels in Europe may / may not have room service facilities.
In case of a Client booking a Super Saver Tour, accommodation will be provided in hotels as per NRI standards. Please note that the hotels may be chosen away from the city centre. Unlike other countries, most hotels do not have air conditioners or fans. We cannot guarantee the availability of adjoining rooms / interconnecting rooms / non-smoking room / rooms on the same floor etc. Hotels in Europe may / may not have room service facilities.
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION In case you book on a single occupancy basis, you will have to pay a single room supplement unless another tour participant is willing to share your room. You shall also be liable to pay the single room supplement if earlier having booked on a shared room basis, you later have to take the room on single occupancy basis since your intended room partner has either dropped out of the tour for any reason or since you and / or your room partner are no longer willing to share a room.
Note that the single room supplement will be charged in all cases where a booking on a shared room basis has to be changed to single room basis including the following:
Intended room partner was arranged by you.
Intended room partner was arranged by us for you.
No room partner was found available for you.
DOUBLE / TWIN ACCOMODATION A double room has either a single queen-size bed or two separate beds joint together. If you request for a room with a queen-size bed, the same would be provided subject to availability as most of the hotel rooms in Europe are twin-bedded. In case of non-availability of a room with a queen-size bed, a twin bedded-room would be given.
TRIPLE ACCOMODATION We recommend a maximum of only three persons in one room. Triple rooms are usually no larger than twin rooms and the third bed is often a rollaway bed or cot placed in a twin room.
CHILDREN ACCOMMODATION A child travelling for whom 'without a bed' charge has been paid would not be entitled to a separate bed in the hotel. In case 'with bed' charge has been paid for the child and you decide not to avail such facility whilst on the tour, you would not be entitled to any refund. In case you decide to seek an extra bed for the child booked on 'without bed' basis on the tour, this will be provided subject to availability and you shall be bound to pay any additional amount charged by the concerned hotel directly.
PRE / POST TOUR / ADD ON EXTENSION PACKAGES Pre / post tour accommodation / add on packages or extensions are available to you at special rates. You must ensure that you request your travel agent or our PA sales officer for the same at the time of booking your tour OR latest 30 days prior to Tour Date.
COACH AND SEATING We generally engage air-conditioned / air-cooled luxury coaches but we are not responsible if the air-conditioning equipment malfunctions for any reason. On group tours, you are not allotted seat numbers as a seat rotation system is followed. You must follow the instructions of the Tour Manager in this regard.
The average traveling time by coach is approximately 8 to 10 hours or more a day in Europe and 4 to 5 hours in U.S.A. under normal road conditions. Comfort stops are provided every 2-3 hours, after appropriate intervals. The foregoing timings are indicative only. Though some of the coaches are equipped with emergency washrooms, such a facility can be used only in case of a dire emergency.
The coach drivers are bound by restrictions concerning maximum driving hours per day and per week and the itineraries are planned with regard to the same. It is therefore essential that the itineraries, schedules and timings are strictly adhered to by you so as to ensure that all the services can be duly provided. If you or any of your co-passengers misses any service due to unpunctuality, we shall not be liable to refund any amount. Further, we shall not be liable to refund any amount or pay any compensation / damages for any change in itinerary or for missing any service due to the unpunctuality or actions of your co-passengers or for any delays due to any reasons.
Please note that smoking, consumption of alcoholic beverages and snacks is strictly prohibited on coaches. Please keep the coach clean to avoid discomfort to yourself and other tour participants.
Please take care not to leave behind any property in the coach while disembarking. The Company would not be responsible or liable in case of loss of such property under any circumstances.
BAGGAGE ON COACH Please note that porterage is not included in the tour price. It is often difficult to get porters to assist as hotels may or may not provide this service and it is therefore advisable to use bags with wheels. Coaches have limited space for luggage and hence we permit only one suitcase and one handbag per person in the coach. The suitcase should be of a size of 158 cms. (width + length + height).
AIRLINES We shall in no circumstances whatsoever be responsible / liable to you or any person travelling with you, for loss of baggage by the airline, failure to provide meal of your choice by the airline, denied boarding or down-gradation due to overbooking or any other reason, failure on the part of the airline to accommodate you despite having confirmed tickets, quality or quantity of meals offered by the airlines, flight delays or rescheduling, flight cancellation, changes of flight schedule or routing, change of airline mentioned at the time of booking etc. In these circumstances, we will not be responsible / liable for the injury, loss or inconvenience suffered by you but you will be free to pursue your remedies against the concerned airline.
BAGGAGE ON AIRLINE Airlines have restrictions on the kind of baggage, number and weight of baggage that you can carry and you will need to carefully read and understand the rules and regulations of the airline, in this regard. Hence you must refer to the concerned airline's luggage rules and regulations. It is suggested that you carry one trolley bag and one hand bag for better mobility.
Typically, weight restrictions on baggage for Economy Class is 20 Kg, for Business Class 30 kg and for First Class is 40 kg and one hand bag (cabin luggage) not exceeding 7 kg per person except for flights to USA and Canada, where the passengers may be permitted to carry two pieces of checked-in baggage and one hand bag. In the case of low cost carriers are used by the Company during the tour, the permitted baggage allowance may be lower than what is mentioned above.
Baggage is not included for internal flights in USA. One needs to pay for every piece of baggage checked in. The charges vary from US $ 25 and US $ 35 per bag. Please check with our sales staff for correct details.
Please note that every airline has a different set of rules and regulations regarding the weight restrictions and furthermore, airlines keep changing the rules quite frequently. Hence, you are requested to please check the updated baggage rules of the individual airlines, with whom the ticket is booked.
We are not liable / responsible, in any manner, if you are unable to carry any baggage or if you have to pay any extra-charges due to restrictions imposed by the airline. You shall be liable to pay all such charges directly to the airline. Also, we are not liable / responsible for any loss or damage to baggage while it is in the custody of the airline.
AIRLINE DATE CHANGE BEFORE DEPARTURE(FOR FAMILIES OF NRI TRAVELLING FROM INDIA) If you wish to travel in advance or return at a later date after the tour ends, then you must pay the applicable difference between the group airfare within the package holiday tour cost and the market individual airfare for the changed sector. The same will be quoted by us to you on your request. Over and above this you will also be required to pay an 'Airline Seat Rebooking and Reservation Fee' of USD 400 or such amount as applicable per person per sector, per change depending on the airline (subject to availability of seats and ticket validity). If you wish to travel in advance or return at a later date after the tour ends you will be required to bear the excess amount towards Hotel cost over and above the tour cost.
Please note that you will not be able to avail of the group transfers and accordingly you will have to make your own way to meet up with the group on arrival and / or to your next destination when your tour ends. We shall not be liable / responsible to refund any amount to you in this regard. Terms & Conditions shall apply.
The Company does not assure or guarantee the hub and confirmed tickets as per your desire as it solely depends upon the airline. In the event of non-availability of tickets as per your requirement, you should not hold the Company responsible / liable and claim any loss, damages or compensation.
AIRLINE DATE CHANGE AFTER DEPARTURE(FOR FAMILIES OF NRI TRAVELLING FROM INDIA) It is absolutely necessary to have your return air seats to India confirmed prior to your departure from India.
If you wish to change the date of your return journey after departure from India, you will have to pay a "Change in Reservation Fee" if any, directly to the airline, subject to availability of seats in the same booking class. This fee may range between USD 75 and USD 200 or more per person and we will not be responsible for the same.
AIRLINE CONFIRMATION AND RE-CONFIRMATION Though you may receive a confirmed air ticket for a particular sector, airlines often overbook seats, due to which the airline may offload even confirmed passengers and may accommodate them on a subsequent flight. We will not be responsible / liable for any such offloading nor for any consequence of such offloading including delay, inconvenience or loss of tour services. As you are booked on a group fare ticket, please note that seat allotment will be made only when you physically report at the airport check in counter. You are advised to report at the airport check in counter at least 3 to 4 hours prior to the departure time. Seat allocation is a matter of airlines discretion and availability of seats is not in the control of Cox & Kings.
Hence Cox & Kings shall not be held responsible / liable if you do not get seats together or do not get your preferred seats. Please note that in case you are returning on a later date after the tour ends, the responsibility / liable to re-confirm air tickets 72 hours prior to the departure would be solely yours.
NOTE: In case you are returning on a later date after the tour ends, the responsibility to re-confirm air tickets 72 hours prior to the departure would be solely yours
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DOCUMENTS AND POSSESSIONS You will have to take the risk and responsibility of all your luggage, belongings, currency, valuables, documents and personal effects (collectively 'baggage') at all times during the tour, whether during travel on the airline or during your stay in hotel or during your travel in coaches, while on excursions or otherwise.
If you forget to carry or if you lose essential travel documents such as passport, visa, tickets etc., you may be compelled to curtail the tour and you may have to incur extra expenses, for which you alone shall be responsible.
In view of what is stated above, please carefully note that:
We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage in respect of your baggage etc. or their contents whether due to theft, accident, negligence or otherwise;
We shall not be responsible / liable for any cancellation or curtailment of your tour compelled by any such loss of baggage etc. and we shall pay no compensation or refund to you;
Some coverage in respect of baggage loss or damage may be provided by insurance (see below the Insurance section).
It is advisable that you do not carry valuables on the tour. However, if you carry any valuables, we recommend that you use all available facilities to keep them secure during your tour. In this regard, some hotels provide Safe Deposit Lockers (which may be charged separately). In case of airlines, we recommend that you declare your valuables to the airline at the time of check-in and pay an additional charge, as may be stipulated by the airline, to make the airline responsible for valuables. Without such declaration, airlines can invoke limitation of liability protections provided in international conventions and laws.
If your baggage is lost or misplaced at any time during the course of your tour, it is your responsibility to take all appropriate actions to file complaints with the concerned authorities, including police, airline office etc. Please understand that as the Tour Manager is responsible for the whole group of tour participants, he may not be in a position to escort you to lodge a complaint with the authorities, as it could compromise the convenience and time of the remaining group. Furthermore, Tour Managers / Assistants / Escorts are assisting the tourists throughout the tour and are not responsible for tourists' baggage or any kind of personal belongings. On the entire tour the tourists have to be responsible and carry the baggage on their own. Instructions as well as information of the tour are to be followed in the group tours and the tour manager / company is not responsible for any instructions overruled by the tourists and / or its consequences.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND CLEARANCES It shall be solely your responsibility to hold valid travel documents and statutory clearances, to enable you to travel on the tour such as passports, visas, confirmed air-tickets, insurance and medical insurance certificates and other statutory certificates including immigration clearance. Please note that your Passport must be valid for at least six months subsequent to the scheduled return date of the tour. If you cancel the tour due to non-availability of the passport, visas / mistakes on the issuance of your visa, etc, you will be liable to pay applicable cancellation charges. Under the circumstances, you agree not to proceed legally against us unless there is a manifest error from our end.
INSURANCE It is a condition for booking with us that you take out insurance at the time of or prior to making your booking. It is the responsibility of the guest to ensure that the insurance cover they purchase is suitable and adequate for their particular needs. Please note that you would have a direct contractual relation with the insurer. You shall directly submit claims to your Insurance Company. The Insurance Company shall directly pay the settlement amounts to you and any disputes in regard to rejection of claim or adequacy of settlement amount shall be settled by you directly with the Insurance Company.
HEALTH Please note that your health is entirely your risk and responsibility. Our tours are suitable for persons of reasonable fitness. They may not suit persons who are medically infirm or who have special needs or requirements whether due to age, medical conditions or otherwise.
It shall be your duty to inform us in case you have any medical condition that may affect your ability to fully enjoy our tour arrangements or where the interests of other tour participants may be adversely affected by such condition. In case of guests, who wish to travel with a wheel chair, the company will not be responsible and / or liable to provide any assistance / aid to such guests. Furthermore, such guests are required to inform the company about such disability at the time of booking. Incase of any delays, on part of the guest, he / she will be solely responsible. The company cannot be held responsible or made liable for any services missed by such guest due to any reasons whatsoever.
We reserve the right (without obligation) to ask you to undergo medical tests and to provide written certification of your medical fitness before departure or at any time during the tour and if you fail to undergo such tests or fail to provide such certificates, we may decline to accept you or to continue you on the tour. Our actions in this regard may be guided not only by concerns for your health but also the convenience and health of the other tour participants.
However, it is not our obligation to check your medical condition and if you suffer any injury or aggravation on the tour or if you are unable to enjoy / complete the whole or any part of the tour due to your medical conditions, we shall not be liable to compensate you nor to refund any amount to you nor to pay your medical expenses.
In this regard, please note that service providers such as airlines may decline to accept you on medical grounds. Please carefully read and understand the rules and regulations of the service providers, because we shall not be responsible for the consequences that you may suffer.
TRAWELLTAG COVER-MORE ASSISTANCE AND INSURANCE (ONLY FOR YOUR FAMILY, WHO ARE TRAVELLING FROM INDIA) Trawelltag is applicable to passengers travelling from India and if such passengers are your family, relatives, friends etc. Travel insurance for such passengers travelling from India (which is underwritten by United India Insurance Co. Ltd.) is an add-on benefit provided by TrawellTag Cover-More along with its assistance services and ancillary products, which is included in our tour package (excluding group tours and third party products) that entitles you to travel insurance cover during the duration of the tour. An additional charge is payable in case you wish to extend the duration of your tour. The cover is provided for all the passengers only up to 70 years of age . All passengers travelling overseas and above the age of 70 years should undergo the required medical tests post which the insurance company will issue travel insurance at an extra premium paid by the passenger. We shall not be liable for any consequences arising due to a pre-existing medical condition on participation in adventure sports even if you have opted for an additional adventure sports cover. It must be noted that pre-existing diseases are not covered under this insurance policy. Please take note that, in case of demise of the tourist (s) all the arrangements for transportation of deceased body including procuring the death certificate, post - mortem, re - patriation of deceased body and all personal effects / property and insurance claims etc. shall be made by accompanying relative and / or accompanying known acquaintances of the deceased . Company shall not be responsible for extending any help for the same. The entire expenses shall be borne by the accompanying relative / or accompanying known acquaintances of the tourist. The Company or any tour leader shall not be responsible for the same. In case any of immediate or distant relatives or friends wants to visit the country where the tourist has expired for taking over of the deceased body, all the necessary arrangements shall be made by the said relative/friends at their cost.
Please note that you would have a direct contractual relation with the insurance company and we are not in any manner responsible for the decisions taken by the insurance company. You shall directly submit claims to your insurance company. The insurance company shall directly pay the settlement amounts to you and any dispute in regard to rejection of claim or adequacy of settlement amount shall be settled by you directly with the insurance company. For details on risk factors, terms and conditions, please read the policy terms and conditions carefully.
LIABILITIES Please go through the terms and conditions carefully to understand your rights, responsibilities, risks and the extent of our liabilities.
As earlier stated, being tour organizers, we will not be responsible / liable to you for any loss, injury or damage in respect of life, limb or property, sickness, delay, discomfort, anxiety, service denial, service deficiency, additional expenses incurred by you or for any direct, indirect, consequential loss and / or damage or any kind suffered by you howsoever caused arising out of any act, omission, default of any contractor / supplier or of any servant or agent employed by the contractor / supplier or of any third person who may be engaged or concerned in the provision of accommodation, meals, transportation, entertainment, refreshment or any other service comprising the tour package. In view of this, please note that we shall have no liability in the following circumstances (amongst others):
Failure on the part of airline to accommodate passengers (despite having confirmed tickets) or cancellations change of route, delay of flights etc.
Overbooking of seats / rooms by the airline / hotel.
Loss of / delay of baggage by coach / cruise / train.
Any death, personal injury, sickness, accident, loss, delay, discomfort, increased expenses, consequential loss and / or damage or any kind of theft howsoever caused;
Rudeness or unprofessional behavior of staff of airline / hotel etc., quality of meals, facilities given etc.
Any kind of service denial or deficiency by any contractor / supplier
FURTHER, PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ANY CASE, OUR LIABILITY ARISING FROM THIS CONTRACT SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID FOR THE TOUR HOLIDAY. FURTHER, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE HAVE ANY LIABILITY IN RESPECT OF ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES / DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.
As earlier stated, any loss or damage to your baggage will be borne entirely by you and we shall not be liable for the same in any manner.
We shall not be responsible and / or liable for any damages caused to you due to reasons beyond the control of the Company (Force Majeure / Vis Majeure). Any overstay expenses due to delay or changes in bus / flights / ships / trains or cancellation of special bogie or other services due to sickness, weather conditions, war, threat of war, strikes, rebellions, disturbances, unrest, curfew or any other cause whatsoever, shall be borne entirely by you and we shall not be liable for the same.
We are not liable for any acts, omissions or defaults of other tour participants which may result in injury, damage to your life / limb or property or interfere with enjoying any services to be provided on the tour.
The immunities provided under this contract to the Company shall be available to the Company's Managers, including Tour Managers, Employees, Servants and Agents but not to the contractors / suppliers selected by the Company.
Please note that we will be entitled to retain custody of your documents or properties entrusted to us till we receive payment of all amounts that are due to us in relation to your booking / travel. br />
YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLY WITH TOUR CONDITIONS You will have to strictly follow the tour program and comply with the terms and conditions of the various contractors / service providers such as hotels, airlines etc.
You are responsible to register with the representative of the Company at the appointed date, place and time for departure and you would be treated as a no-show if you fail to do so and the consequences shall be yours entirely.
You are required to be punctual and adhere to the time-lines of the tour and of the contractors / service providers. If you are not punctual, you could miss your flight, your coach, your meals etc.
You shall not behave in a manner which may cause distress or annoyance to other tour participants or to any other person or which may create the risk of danger or damage to property belonging to us or other tour participants, service providers or any other persons. If you misbehave or disturb the decorum of the tour you may have to terminate the tour. In such an event, no refund or compensation will be paid to the tourist and he / she will have to bear and pay the expenses for his / her return travel. You shall not carry any item or object, the possession of which is forbidden by any law, rules or regulations. Nor shall you violate any other laws, rules or regulations. Should any tour participant misbehave or violate any law, rules or regulations, we shall have the right to discontinue his / her participation and exclude him from the tour at his / her risk, cost and expense. Should we suffer any damage or liability on account of a tour participant's misbehavior, we shall be free to separately charge and recover our losses and expenses from him / her.
NO REFUND FOR UNUTILIZED SERVICES It is clearly understood that there shall be no refund or compensation whatsoever for unutilized services. This general rule applies to all kinds of non-utilization or under-utilization of tour services, whether of the whole or part of the tour and whether as a matter of your choice, or caused by your fault or compelled by circumstances such as but not limited to Visa rejection or delay in receiving Visa, ill-health, weather, external factors etc.
As a consequence of the above rule, please note that no refund will be admissible in the following circumstances (amongst others).
There would be no refund if you fail to join the group at the commencement of the tour or join the group later or leave the group before culmination of the tour for any reasons whatsoever.
There will be no refund if you fail to or are unable to utilize any of the services on the tour like airline travel, hotels, sightseeing, rides, cruises, meals, entrance fees, optional tours etc due to any reason whatsoever such as late reporting, ill-health etc
In the case of multi-country package tour wherein there may be requirement for Visa of multiple jurisdictions, there will be no refund if Visa is rejected or delayed post your departure for a specific destination in your tour package and because of which you are unable to travel to that specific destination for which the Visa has been rejected or delayed.
EMPLOYEES / AGENTS NOT AUTHORIZED TO CHANGE TERMS No person including any of our employees, agents the PA has the authority to alter, amend, or waive any stipulation, representation, Term or Condition set forth in this document. Assurance if any, given by any of our employees, agents, the PA or any other person, whether given verbally / in writing / by email / by sms or otherwise, which is contrary to the Terms and Conditions shall not bind us, in any manner. This is important.
PLEASE CAREFULLY CHECK WHAT THE TOUR COST INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES Please refer to the relevant section of the Price Grid for the tour cost. All services to be provided to you will be as per those specified / confirmed and paid for as per the Invoices. If you avail any service such as porterage, room service, laundry, excess baggage charge, a la carte meals, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, paid toilets, tips or anything that is not specifically shown as included in the Tour Cost, then the payment for the same will have to be cleared by you.
TIPPING Tipping is customary (unless otherwise stated in the brochure) in all parts of the world for services rendered (e.g. porters, coach drivers, tour leaders, guides etc). Unless otherwise communicated the tip amount is 3 EURO per person per day in Europe for the coach driver, 3 EURO per person per city per guide in Europe and 3 EURO per suitcase per way for a porter in Europe. Everywhere else it is 4 USD instead of 3 Euros. Please check the Price Grid to ascertain whether such tips are included within the tour costs or are required to be paid by you separately.
MINIMUM PARTICIPATION Tours specified in the Brochure are operated subject to a minimum participation of paying adult Participants. If the participation is less than the minimum prescribed (as below) we reserve the right to amend, amalgamate, alter, vary, or cancel a tour without incurring any liability to pay any compensation. If we decide to operate the tour with participation below the minimum stipulated or if you are required to travel as individual travelers (not as a group) we reserve the right to collect an additional pro-rata amount. In such cases you may not be provided certain services, which would have been provided in the group tour including the service of a tour manager and you may need to travel on an amended itinerary and services, such as transportation on a 'seat in coach' basis, where the coach departures are at fixed times and routes etc.
45 Min. Full Paying Adults
PRIVACY OF INFORMATION We try to maintain the privacy of the personal information provided by you. However, it would be necessary for us to share this information with Consulates, Embassies, Airlines, Hotels and other service providers who would be providing you service during the tour. We would also be constrained to disclose such information if we receive an order of the court, a requisition from any government or statutory authority, subpoena, or where under any laws, rules or regulations, such disclosure becomes necessary.
You agree to let us photograph and / or videograph the tour and specifically you agree to let us photograph and / or videograph you in the course of the tour. You agree to let us publish such photographs / videographs through all media including print media, websites, letters, emails etc. You also agree to let us track usage statistics. You agree and accept that all such photographs and / or videographs and statistics are our absolute property and we have the unrestricted right to use them for any legitimate purposes including advertisement and commercial purposes. Further, you agree that if you share with us any photographs and / or videographs taken by you during the tour, we would be free to publish such photographs and / or videographs through all media including print media, websites, letters, emails etc.
We recommend that you register online so that we can send you updates and information on travel destinations.
SPECIAL REQUEST: Where special requests for room allocation, diet consideration, handicap assistance on tour / hotel / transportation / cruise etc. are made in writing at the time of booking, every effort will be made to try and deliver. However the Company will not be held liable / responsible for claims of damages or consequential loss if such requests are not honoured. In case of persons with special needs, it is necessary that a qualified companion accompanies such a person. Regrettably, the Company cannot endow any aid for walking, dining, getting on and off from vehicles and for other personal needs etc. to such persons.
COMMUNICATION Communications transmitted to your mailing address / email address on record shall be deemed to have been communicated to you even if returned as undeliverable for any reason. All communication from you to the Company has to be in writing, not orally.
Where you book directly with us, we will address communications to you at your mailing address and / or e-mail address given in the Booking Form. Where you have booked through a PA / Travel Agent, we will address communications to the PA / Travel Agent, who made the booking on your behalf and the PA / Travel Agent would be responsible for transmitting such communication to you. All monies paid to the PA / Travel Agent shall not constitute payment to us unless deposited by the PA / Travel Agent with the Company.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS APPLY IN CASE OF PROMOTIONS / OFFERS / SCHEMES Please note that in case of special offers, promotions or schemes, additional terms and conditions of these offers, promotions or schemes will be applicable in addition to these terms and conditions. You might have to adhere to the payment schedule prescribed under such offers, promotions or schemes in order to be eligible to avail benefits under such offers, promotions or schemes. If you fail to make the payment by the due date and / or do not comply with all the terms and conditions of the offer, promotion or scheme, you would not be entitled to receive the benefit under such offer, promotion or scheme.
We shall have the absolute right to withdraw any scheme or discount at any time after such scheme or discount is published.
BALANCE PAYMENT Please check your Invoice for the due date of your balance payments of the tour cost. This balance payment has to be made 30 days prior to departure date of the tour. If the booking is accepted within 30 days of the date of departure of the tour, the entire tour cost has to be paid upfront. A delay in payment of your tour cost (part payment or full payment) can result in a delay in processing your documents. We may treat such delay as a cancellation of booking by you, which will be subject to the applicable cancellation charges as per the cancellation schedule.
We reserve the right to amend the prices published in this Brochure and on the website and to adjust our charges based on various factors including currency fluctuations, fuel price rise, travel arrangements, special / high season charge levied by the suppliers, hike in any government taxes or any taxes or visa amounts and / or for any reason before the date of departure. All such increases in price must be paid for in full before your departure.
Exceptionally if the booking is accepted by us less than 3 days prior departure date of such tour, then you will have to pay the entire tour / balance cost only by DD / cash / pay order / RTGS on the day of booking.
ON TOUR ASSISTANCE Please promptly inform your Tour Manager of any grievances that you may have and immediately follow this up by writing to us. This will enable us to promptly rectify all genuine grievances in real time.
If you fail to do this, you will be deemed to have acknowledged and accepted the services of the Company in full satisfaction and you shall be deemed to have no grievance or complaint in that regard.
You should communicate the grievance to the Contractor on the emergency telephone number and adopt any of the following procedures provided that such communication should be made on a working day within working hours
By email to email@example.com, followed by a written communication to our Registered Office and our NRI office listed below with a copy marked to the Independent Contractor / Travel Agent, OR
In writing with a copy marked to the Independent Contractor / Agent, at the Registered Office of the Company:
Registered Office Cox and Kings Ltd, Duniya Dekho NRI Tours Customer Service Turner Morrison Building, 16, Bank Street, Fort, Mumbai 400 001, India
CALIFORNIA Cox and Kings, The Americas Cox and Kings Building 8060 Melrose Avenue, 3rd Floor Los Angeles, CA 90046 USA Any complaint made by you must be notified to the Company in writing within 21 days of the end of the tour. No claim notified to the Company outside this period will be entertained and the Company shall incur no liability whatsoever in respect thereof.
As to the interpretation of the foregoing terms and conditions, the decision of Cox and Kings shall be final and binding upon you. LAW AND JURISDICTION In the event of a dispute arising out of or relating to this contract, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, the parties shall first seek settlement of that dispute by mediation in accordance with the applicable rules. The Mediator shall be appointed by the Company.
If the dispute is not settled by mediation within [thirty] days of the appointment of the mediator, or such further period as the parties shall agree in writing, then the dispute may be settled in accordance with the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 by a sole Arbitrator to be appointed by the Company. The Arbitration proceedings will be in Mumbai. The arbitrator's decision shall be final and binding on both parties. In case of any dispute concerning the award the courts in Mumbai alone shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
This contract will be governed by Indian law. You agree that in the event of a dispute or difference between the parties the exclusive jurisdiction shall vest in the competent court / forum / tribunal in Mumbai only.
As to the interpretation of the aforesaid terms and conditions, the decision of Cox & Kings shall be final and binding upon you. The Company reserves its right to change the Terms & Conditions any time without any prior notice and without assigning any reasons thereof.
INTERPRETATION As to the interpretation of the aforesaid terms and conditions, the decision of Cox & Kings shall be final and binding upon you. The Company reserves its right to change the Terms & Conditions any time without any prior notice and without assigning any reasons thereof.
YOUR SUGGESTIONS: If you have any tips, which you might want to share with us, do write in to us at our Registered Office as listed above or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to us at 91 22 2270 9161.
On behalf of the persons booked, I / We have read, understood and accepted the Terms and Conditions, How to Book Rules, Cancellation Policy, Brochure, Price Grid, Itinerary, Promotion Booklet, Cancellation Policy and Web pages, a copy of each of which has been furnished to me / us. I / We being duly authorized by the said persons do hereby agree and accept the same assuming full responsibility for self and on behalf of the said persons .