Terms & Conditions of Agreement
CONSENT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Access to and use of the services of CASSIS TRAVEL SERVICES, INC. dba CTS and/or CASSIS TRAVEL (CASSIS TRAVEL and/or our ) and our website is subject to acceptance of these terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”). By accessing, using or obtaining any content, products, or services through our offices or through our website, you, the purchaser and/or traveler (Customer and passenger and you/your ) agree to be bound by these terms. PLEASE READ THE TERMS BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. If you do not accept all of these terms, then please do not use our services or our websites. These terms and conditions govern the relationship between CASSIS TRAVEL and you, the Customer. These terms restrict your rights and remedies and provide protection to CASSIS TRAVEL. These also include warranty disclaimers and liability exclusions. By using this website you acknowledge and agree (a) this is a fair balance because this website is accessible by you conveniently and at no charge to access the website; and (b) if you do not agree or do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you can easily choose to not use this website or CASSIS Travel offices. So, if anything is in these Terms and Conditions, including warranty disclaimers and liability exclusions, that you disagree with or are not willing to be bound by, or if something is missing from these Terms and Conditions that you consider essential, then you must not use this website. IF THERE IS ANY PART OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE OR CASSIS TRAVEL ™S SERVICES. No alterations to these terms and conditions may be made by any CASSIS TRAVEL employee, authorized representative or agent, unless in writing by an authorized officer of CASSIS TRAVEL.
RISKS/SAFETY. Travel to certain destinations may involve greater risk than others. CASSIS TRAVEL urges customers to remain informed on a daily basis as to current news events, as well as to review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by the United States Government prior to booking travel to international destinations. Information on conditions in various countries and the level of risk associated with travel to particular international destinations can be found at http://www.state.gov, http://www.tsa.gov, http://www.dot.gov, http://www.faa.gov, http://www.cdc.gov, and http://www.cbp.gov. The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. Registration is recommended and provided by going to https://step.state.gov/step/
BY OFFERING FOR SALE TRAVEL TO PARTICULAR DESTINATIONS, CASSIS TRAVEL DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT TRAVEL TO SUCH POINTS IS ADVISABLE OR WITHOUT RISK, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR COSTS, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES THAT MAY RESULT FROM TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATIONS. CUSTOMER’S PARTICIPATION CONSITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH EVENTS AT CUSTOMER’S OWN RISK.
USE OF CASSIS TRAVEL ACCESS AND INFORMATION FOR TRAVEL BOOKINGS. You warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and possess the legal authority to enter into this agreement and to make travel bookings with CASSIS TRAVEL by any means, including our Web site in accordance with all terms and conditions herein. You agree to be financially responsible for all of your travel bookings (as well as for use of your account by others, including, without limitation, minors living with you). You agree to supervise all usage of CASSIS TRAVEL communications by minors under your name or account. You also warrant that all information supplied by you or members of your household transacting business with CASSIS TRAVEL is true and accurate. Without limitation, any speculative, false, or fraudulent reservation or any reservation in anticipation of demand is prohibited. You agree that the travel services reservations facilities provided by CASSIS TRAVEL shall be used only to make legitimate reservations or purchases for you or for another person for whom you are legally authorized to act.
Separate supplier terms and conditions will apply to your reservation and purchase of travel-related goods and services that you select. You agree to abide by the terms and conditions of purchase imposed by CASSIS TRAVEL and any supplier with whom you elect to deal, including, but not limited to, payment of all amounts when due and compliance with the supplier’s rules and restrictions regarding availability and use of fares, products, or services. You understand that any violation of any such supplier’s conditions of purchase may result in cancellation of your reservation(s) or purchase, in your being denied access to any flights, hotels, cruises, or automobiles, in your forfeiting any monies paid for such reservation(s) or purchase, and in CASSIS TRAVEL debiting your account for any costs CASSIS TRAVEL incurs as a result of such violation. You shall be completely responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes, and assessments arising out of your travel bookings through access provided by CASSIS TRAVEL.
GENERAL. This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California, USA. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Los Angeles County, California, USA, in all disputes arising out of or relating to travel bookings with CASSIS TRAVEL, including the use of the CASSIS TRAVEL Web site. Use of the CASSIS TRAVEL Web site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph.
If any part of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and agreement shall continue in effect.
These Terms and Conditions (and any other terms and conditions referenced herein) constitute the entire agreement between the Customer and CASSIS TRAVEL with respect to travel bookings made with CASSIS TRAVEL by any means accessing such information, including its’ Web site, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between Customer and CASSIS TRAVEL with respect to communications with CASSIS TRAVEL, including the CASSIS TRAVEL Web site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms and Conditions to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
SELLER OF TRAVEL DISCLOSURES. Cassis Travel Services is a registered seller of travel in California , CST 1014633-40
(Registration as a seller of travel in California does not constitute the state’s approval.) The California Seller of Travel requires sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond. Pursuant to California Law, Cassis Travel Services maintains a trust account.
Cassis Travel Services is a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF).
This transaction is covered by the TCRF if the seller of travel was registered and participating in the TCRF at the time of sale and the passenger is located in California at the time of payment. Eligible passengers may file a claim with TCRF if the passenger is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel Services which the seller of travel failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded to you when required. The maximum amount which may be paid by the TCRF to any one passenger is the total amount paid on behalf of the passenger to the seller of travel, not to exceed $15,000. A claim must be submitted to the TCRF within 12 months after the scheduled completion date of the travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee. Claimants must agree to waive their right to other civil remedies against a registered participating seller of travel for matters arising out of a sale for which you file a TCRF claim. You may request a claim form by writing to: Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation; P.O. Box 6001; Larkspur, CA 94977-6001; or by visiting TCRC ™s website at: www.tcrcinfo.org.
If Traveler is purchasing from outside of California, this transaction is not covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund.
PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION. Final payment is due prior to departure according to each supplier ™s terms and conditions. If final and full payment is not received by the applicable due date, reservations are subject to cancellation and deposits shall be forfeited. As a result of such cancellation, CASSIS TRAVEL ™S and third party supplier ™s cancellation penalties will apply, which are detailed in your travel documentation, each supplier ™s Web sites and http://www.travelcts.com Cassis Travel will refund you 100% of whatever the supplier refunds to us, except for our $100/ per person cancellation fee. All cancellation fees will be charged to the credit card you authorized to pay for travel services, or deducted from the supplier ™s refund. Note: UNLESS SET FORTH IN WRITING, AIRLINE RESERVATIONS MAY NOT BE INCLUDED IN YOUR TRAVEL PLANS. In such event, it is the Customer ™s responsibility to make appropriate air arrangements, as well as transportation to and from the destination where the travel booking originates and returns. Cassis Travel shall not assume any responsibility for any air and/or ground schedule changes. Every attempt has been made to include all taxes in your package. In rare instances, certain departure taxes must be paid in cash only, upon departure from a country, and may vary in price.
California Residents only:
Upon cancellation of the transportation or travel services, where the Traveler is not at fault and has not canceled in violation of any terms and conditions previously clearly and conspicuously disclosed and agreed to by the Traveler, all sums paid to the seller of travel for services not provided will be promptly paid to the Traveler, unless the Traveler advises the seller of travel in writing, after cancellation. In California, this provision does not apply where the seller of travel has remitted the payment to another registered wholesale seller of travel or a carrier, without obtaining a refund, and where the wholesaler or provider defaults in providing the agreed-upon transportation or service. In this situation, the seller of travel must provide the Traveler with a written statement accompanied by bank records establishing the disbursement of the payment, and if disbursed to a wholesale seller of travel, proof of current registration of that wholesaler.
LATE BOOKINGS. Prospective customers are advised to reserve early to avoid disappointment and additional fees.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING TSA AND DHS ACCEPTABLE IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. It is the responsibility of each Customer to obtain and carry a valid passport, visa(s), and all other documents required by applicable government regulations. When travelling domestically or internationally, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advise that everyone carry at least two forms of acceptable identification in order to board a flight found http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/acceptable-ids. Examples: DHS-designated enhanced driver ™s license, USA Passport, a foreign government passport. The name, date of birth and gender that appears on the identification card must exactly match the same such data that is listed on airline ticket(s) and booking records. Cassis Travel strongly recommends that you take into account that certain countries will not admit a passenger, if their passport expires within six (6) months of the date of entry. Non-United States citizens may require additional documentation. Children and infants also require all such travel documents. Minors traveling with one parent, and/or without both parents, may be stopped and not admitted, unless authenticated and verified consent forms are provided to the authorities, please see https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/268/kw/travel . The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency requires that for USA child groups under age 19 arriving by land or sea from contiguous territory and traveling with a school group, religious group, social or cultural organization, or sports team, may also present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Naturalization Certificate. Parental or legal guardian consent must be provided to the supervising adult/Group Leader. You acknowledge any failure to strictly comply with these requirements may result in denied boarding or an undue delay at an airport security checkpoint causing Customer to miss flight(s), and subsequent scheduled travel bookings on cruises and tours.
INDIVIDUAL ENTRY AND EXIT REQUIREMENTS. Each foreign country holds different views of past criminal offenses, whether within or outside of their boundaries. If you have a current or past offense, and you are unsure how the country you are traveling to (or through) views that offense, please contact that country directly for entry and exit requirements. (See: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_4965.html) We feel it is an invasion of privacy for any member of our staff to make such an inquiry. For example, if traveling to or through Canada, Americans with a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) record should always check whether current rules exclude admission, and potential waivers. (See: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/faq/inadmissibility/index.asp)
REFUND OF UNUSED ARRANGEMENTS. As CASSIS TRAVEL tour prices are based on contract rates, there will not be any refund for any unused portion of a tour.
ALTERATIONS TO CONFIRMED BOOKINGS. If you decide to change any portion of your confirmed arrangements prior to departure, we will attempt to assist you at an administrative charge of $150.00 per change.
HEALTH AND SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. Each Customer is responsible to make absolutely 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. CASSIS TRAVEL 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. Prior to travel, required inoculations, if any, must be recorded by Customer ™s health practitioner on a valid vaccination certificate, which the Customer must carry for proof of inoculation where required. If you are concerned about taking any medications or receiving certain inoculations, check with your health practitioner BEFORE booking. Check the USA State Department Web site http://travel.state.gov, for relevant information relating to travel to specific destinations, and the USA Centers for Disease Control http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/ relating to health issues. For further information relating to security, safety issues, crime, the need for travel documentation (such as passports, visas, proof of health/vaccination certificates), health hazards, and other restrictions regarding travel to your domestic and/or international destination(s), and re-entry into the United States visit www.tsa.gov, www.dot.gov, www.faa.gov.us, www.ustreas.gov, www.cbp.gov on a regular basis for information regarding incidence of disease, terrorism, safety issues, crime, the need for travel documentation (such as passports, visas, proof of health/vaccination certificates), health hazards, and other restrictions regarding travel to your domestic and/or international destination(s), and re-entry into the United States especially your embassy and http://www.uscis.gov/ for non-USA citizens. (Customer is responsible to make Cassis Travel aware when traveling on a passport from a country other than the USA.) Please note that USA rules regarding entry and exit change on a daily basis. When travelling domestically or internationally, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advise that everyone carry at least two forms of acceptable identification found http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/acceptable-ids. Examples: DHS-designated enhanced driver ™s license, USA Passport, a foreign government passport.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. USA federal law prohibits passengers from bringing hazardous materials on the aircraft. (1) USA federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in the passenger ™s luggage or on the passenger ™s person. A violation can result in five years ™ imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124). Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radio- active materials. Examples: Paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles, and radio-pharmaceuticals. (2) There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and toilet articles carried in the passenger ™s luggage and certain smoking materials carried on the passenger ™s person. For further information, each passenger should contact the relevant air line representative(s) on their itinerary. Restrictions on hazardous materials are listed http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items.
INSECTICIDE NOTICE. All passengers are referred to always check the list of countries that require airlines to treat the passenger cabin with insecticides prior to the flight or while on the aircraft on the DOT ™s website, as this list is updated from time to time: http://www.dot.gov/office-policy/aviation-policy/aircraft-disinsection-requirements
E-TICKETS.E-tickets expire a year from issue date unless carrier fare rules in passenger ™s itinerary fare provide otherwise.
LIMITATIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND DISCLOSURE. Cassis Travel acts solely as a booking agent for disclosed principal supplier cruise lines, hotels, airlines, air charters, bus companies, ground transportation, boat purveyors or owners, and other independent contractors providing accommodations, transportation, and/or other services (supplier(s) ), and is not the source or provider of the travel services. Each of these supplier companies is an independent entity with its own management, and is not subject to the control of Cassis Travel. Customer is advised that the suppliers whose names appear in travel documentation are those actually responsible for providing the travel services purchased, and consents to the use of those suppliers, and understands and agrees each supplier ™s Terms and Conditions are contained in printed form and are set forth on their respective Web sites, which govern the transaction. All bookings are accepted by Cassis Travel as agent for the travel suppliers on your itinerary. The transportation, accommodations and other services provided by the identified sea, ground, and air operator suppliers offered are subject to the terms and conditions contained in the tickets, exchange orders or vouchers issued by them and/or their suppliers, including Terms and Conditions on their respective Web sites. BECAUSE CASSIS TRAVEL ACTS AS AGENT FOR DISCLOSED PRINCIPAL SUPPLIERS, AND DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONTROL THE OPERATIONS OF SUCH INDEPENDENT OPERATORS AND SUPPLIERS, YOU AGREE CASSIS TRAVEL IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, WHICH MAY ARISE OUT OF THESE SERVICES. CASSIS TRAVEL HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, IN CONNECTION WITH THE GOODS OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY ANY PRINCIPAL SUPPLIER BOOKING THROUGH CASSIS TRAVEL ™S OFFICE OR THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LIABILITY FOR ANY ACT, ERROR, OMISSION, INJURY, LOSS, ACCIDENT, DELAY OR IRREGULARITY WHICH MAY BE INCURRED THROUGH THE FAULT, NEGLIGENCE, WILFUL ACTS, OMISSIONS OR OTHERWISE OF SUCH SUPPLIER, OR OF ANY SUPPLIER OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SERVANTS, OR REPRESENTATIVES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR FAILURE TO DELIVER OR THEIR PARTIAL OR INADEQUATE DELIVERY OF SERVICES, FUEL INCREASES, AND OTHER MATTERS OUTSIDE OF CASSIS TRAVEL ™S CONTROL, AND YOU HEREBY EXONERATE CASSIS TRAVEL FROM ANY LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE SAME. Weather conditions, including but not limited to the presence or absence of snow, sunshine, and rainfall are not guaranteed to occur or not occur, and are clearly outside of Cassis Travel ™s control. Volcanic eruptions, ash clouds, and wind may be characterized as an adverse weather condition or a natural disaster by suppliers and your travel insurance company, which is beyond the control of Cassis Travel. Cassis Travel reserves the right to cancel any itinerary or any part of it, to make such alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary, and to refuse to accept or to retain as a member of any tour any person at any time. Cassis Travel shall not assume any responsibility for any air and/or ground schedule changes. Cassis Travel has solely received commission and fees for travel transactions and Customer agrees and understands that any recovery from Cassis Travel will be limited to the commission and fees actually received by Cassis Travel.
FORCE MAJEURE. “Force Majeure” means, in relation to CASSIS TRAVEL, any circumstances beyond the reasonable control of CASSIS TRAVEL, (including, but without limitation, acts of God, explosion, flood, tempest, forceful wind, fire or accident, war or threat of war declared or undeclared, acts of terrorism, sabotage, insurrection, riots, strikes, civil disturbance, requisition, sickness, quarantine, government intervention, weather conditions, defects in machinery and vehicles, delay, wildlife, or other untoward occurrences).
CASSIS TRAVEL shall not be deemed to be in breach of these terms and conditions or otherwise be liable to you, by reason of delay in performance, or by non-performance, of any of its obligations hereunder to the extent that any such delay or non-performance is due to any Force Majeure.
If CASSIS TRAVEL, and/or any of its’ travel suppliers, are affected by Force Majeure, they shall be entitled to, and may in their sole and absolute discretion, vary or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the trip. Payment of any refund by CASSIS TRAVEL to you as a result of the non-performance of any obligations hereunder shall remain in its sole and absolute discretion, although CASSIS TRAVEL shall use its reasonable efforts to reimburse you where possible. However, CASSIS TRAVEL shall be entitled to deduct from any refund recoverable the reasonable actual and potential costs to CASSIS TRAVEL of the Force Majeure and applicable cancellation fees.
Regarding civil unrest, once CASSIS TRAVEL has investigated the prevailing situation, as it deems fit, it shall remain in CASSIS TRAVEL’s sole and absolute discretion whether to proceed with the trip. You may in such circumstances cancel the trip subject to CASSIS TRAVEL ™S and each supplier ™s terms and conditions.
TRAVEL INSURANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. CASSIS TRAVEL STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT CUSTOMER PURCHASE THIRD PARTY TRAVEL INSURANCE. UNLESS SPECIFICALLY NOTED, TRAVEL INSURANCE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST OF CUSTOMER ™S TRAVEL BOOKING TO PROTECT AGAINST THIRD PARTY DEFAULT, DELAY, INTERRUPTION, CANCELLATION, MEDICAL EMERGENCY, LOST BAGGAGE, ILLNESS AND MORE. PROPER INSURANCE MAY PROTECT YOU FROM FINANCIAL LOSS IN ALMOST ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. Without appropriate travel insurance, Customer understands and agrees that if Customer cancels or interrupts Customer ™s travel for any reason, portions of the trip/tour may not be refunded and Cassis Travel ™s and travel suppliers cancellation penalties will apply resulting in the loss of monies up to the full cost of Customer ™s travel booking and related costs.
An additional charge will be made for insurance purchased. Cassis Travel strongly recommends that you purchase the following types of insurance:
¢ Cancel For Any Reason
¢ Job Loss Protection
¢ Accidental Death And Disability
¢ Travel accident/Sickness Medical Expenses
¢ Emergency Medical Evacuation/Emergency Transportation
¢ Baggage & Personal Effects/Lost Luggage
¢ Baggage Delay
¢ Trip Cancellation/Trip Delay/Trip Interruption
¢ Missed Connection for Cruises
¢ Trip Cost Supplier Default Protection
¢ Medical Expense
¢ Medical Evacuation & Repatriation
ALTERATIONS IN TRAVEL PLANS. Alterations in itinerary may be necessitated for any number of reasons, including but not limited to severe weather at the sole discretion of CASSIS TRAVEL and subject to supplier terms and conditions. If a property, supplier, activity, or area is deleted for any reason, it may be replaced with a comparable one.
NO COPYING OR EDITING. No material from this website may be modified, copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, displayed, transmitted, performed, licensed, used to make a derivative work, transferred, sold or distributed in any way, without our prior written consent. You may not frame or mirror any material on this website on any other server or other location. Unauthorized use of any such material on any other website or computer environment or elsewhere is prohibited.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS: CHANGES TO THESE TERMS. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change these Terms at any time. Updated versions of the Terms will be posted here on this website and are effective immediately on posting. Please check frequently, especially before you use this website, to see if these Terms changed. Use of the website after any changes to the Terms constitutes your consent to the changes.