LAND ONLY: This package is sold land-only. By registering, I agree and understand that I am responsible for my own travel arrangements to and from Detroit in addition to any transfers to and from the hotel
INSURANCE: Travel/cancellation insurance is optional, but highly recommended. The cost varies with the price of the trip and age of the traveler. Insurance covers many aspects of travel, including trip cancellation and medical coverage. It must be purchased within 10 days of your trip deposit to get the best coverage. Please call Travel Guard, toll free at 1-877-248-8992 to purchase, or visit www.travelguard.com. Give the operator ID #23611545. Ask for “Cancel For Any Reason” policy.
RELEASE: StarVista/Time Life, Corporate Travel Service, Inc., and their employees, shareholders, officers and directors (collectively “SVTL/CTS”) does not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip, including, for example, lodging facilities, transportation companies, local ground operators, including, without limitation, various entities which may utilize the SVTL/CTS name, guides, sightseeing companies, entertainment, food or drink service providers, equipment suppliers, etc. As a result, SVTL/CTS is not responsible for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any person or entity. In addition, SVTL/CTS is not responsible for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any other person or entity it does not own or control. Without limitations SVTL/CTS is not liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damage, injury, death, loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity of any kind which may be occasioned by reason of any act or omission beyond its control, including, without limitation any willful or negligent act, failure to act, breach of contract or violation of local law or regulation of any third party such as a cruise line, airline, train, hotel, bus, taxi, van, local ground handler or guide, whether or not it uses the SVTL/CTS name, financial default or insolvency of any supplier which is to, or does supply any goods or services for this trip. Similarly, SVTL/CTS is not responsible for any loss, injury, death or inconvenience due to delay or changes in schedule, overbooking of accommodation, default of any third party, attacks or bites by animals, insects or pests, injury or death while on activities sponsored by lodging facilities or by other third parties, sickness, the lack of appropriate medical care, evacuation to same, if necessary, weather, strikes, acts of God or government, acts of terrorism, or the threat thereof, force majeure, war, quarantine, epidemics, or the threat thereof, criminal activity, or any other cause beyond its control. Should any speaker or special guest be unable to participate in this event, reasonable commercial efforts will be made to secure a substitute. Regardless of the participation of any artist, speaker or special guest the tour will proceed as scheduled on the dates listed. By signing this form to participate on this trip you agree that the terms of the cancellation penalty will be binding upon you regardless of whether any artist, speaker or special guest is able to participate. SVTL/CTS is not responsible for any loss incurred by traveler, including lost days of the scheduled cruise/tour, due to a cancelled flight or other means and modes of transportation.
PAYMENT TERMS: In order to meet deposit schedules with suppliers for this tour, SVTL/CTS asks for prompt payment on the requested dates. Please see the reservation form for the payment schedule. Late payments may result in cancellation of your reservation. SVTL/CTS also accepts Visa and MasterCard for payment. Traveler agrees not to dispute any credit card charges associated with this trip.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Unless otherwise notified, SVTL/CTS will mail you your travel information approximately 10-14 days before departure.
ITINERARY: The Itinerary as presented is tentative and represents what we are planning for you; however it is subject to confirmations from many organizations. Because of changes in local schedules, we may need to alter specified events, dates and/or venues to better fit the overall plan. The right is reserved to alter or cancel the itinerary, at SVTL/CTS’s sole discretion, as it may deem necessary or advisable.
ROOMS: Tour prices are per person according to a room type: a “Single” room is one person in a room and a “Double” is two persons in one room. Triples are one double bed with two persons sharing the bed and one single bed. Triples are not always available and are discouraged because of cramped quarters.
LUGGAGE: Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the tour.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: Travelers must be medically and physically fit for this tour. This tour requires significant walking, as motor coaches are not permitted to pick up and drop off in front of major attractions. The tour is not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for motorized scooters, walkers, and canes. Any special medical conditions or equipment must be advised in writing, for evaluation of feasibility, at the time of making your reservation. Should any special assistance be required, traveler agrees to bring a companion capable and willing to assist traveler.
CHILDREN UNDER 18: For a minor under the age of 18 to travel out of the United States without both parents or legal guardians, a notarized affidavit from the non-travelling parent(s) or guardian(s) must be obtained and presented upon departure and return to the United States. You may request a form from our office.
SWIMMING at HOTELS SWIMMING POOLS: Some hotels utilized on the trips have swimming pools. Some hotels provide lifeguards for certain hours and some do not provide them at all. On some occasions, your school or group provides a lifeguard for some hours. Under no circumstances may a minor swim in a hotel pool when a lifeguard is not physically present at the pool. Any such swimming is a violation of the contract with SVTL/CTS and is completely at the sole risk of the traveler. SVTL/CTS is not responsible for death or injury occasioned while a minor is utilizing a hotel pool or pool facilities, whether or not a lifeguard is present.
STATE DEPARTMENT & OTHER AGENCIES: From time to time the State Department (www.state.gov) and the Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) and other government agencies and departments issue travel advisories or warnings for one or more of the destinations that you may be visiting on tour. We encourage you to contact these agencies directly to obtain the most current information. SVTL/CTS cannot change the cancellation terms or conditions based on the issuance of any such warning or advisory or the occurrence of any terror, health or other incident in one or more of the places this tour is scheduled to visit. All cancellation penalties remain in full force and effect.
PHOTOGRAPHY: SVTL/CTS may take photographs or film of its trips and trip participants, and participant grants SVTL/CTS express permission to do so and for SVTL/CTS to use such for promotional or commercial use without payment of any fee or royalties.
UNUSED SERVICES: There is no right to a refund for any unused services including airline tickets.
CHANGES: Changes in any of the terms and conditions can be made only in writing signed by an officer of SVTL/CTS.
PARTICIPATION: SVTL/CTS reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any participant on any of its tours if, in its sole discretion, it deems accepting or retaining any such participant as being detrimental to the tour. In the event any participant is removed from a trip, SVTL/CTS’s only obligation is to refund to that person that portion of the payment allocable to unused services.
BINDING ARBITRATION: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating in any way to these Terms and Conditions or any other information relating in any way to the trip, or to the trip itself, shall be settled solely and exclusively by binding arbitration in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, in accordance with the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association then existent. Substantive (but not procedural) Michigan law shall apply in any such arbitration. The arbitrator and not any federal, state, or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this contract. Including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this contract is void or voidable.