TERMS, CONDITIONS & GENERAL INFORMATION
Please read the Terms, Conditions & General Information contained in these pages very carefully. They outline the terms under which your SITA tour will operate, and they limit our liability. Payment of deposit and/or final payment is an acknowledgement of receipt of these terms & conditions and constitutes acceptance of such as outlined.
RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENTS
Early reservations are essential to ensure availability of space. A deposit of 250 per person is due to SITA at the time of reservation. (A higher deposit may be required for some tours). Final payment is due to SITA 60 days prior to departure date If the reservation is made within the last 90 days of departure (and if space is still available), the entire tour price must be paid at the time of reservation.
CANCELLATIONS & CHANGES
Due to the special nature of the programs featured in this brochure, suppliers impose rigid cancellation fees; please be aware that SITA has no control over such fees and cannot make any exceptions to these charges. Note: All cancellations must be received by SITA in writing; cancellation/s will be effective when the written notice is received at SITA’s offices in Encino, CA.
If a cancellation is received after SITA is in possession of the initial deposit, but more than 60 days prior to departure , the cancellation fee incurred will be $250 per person (a higher cancellation fee may apply to some tours). If cancellation is received between 59 and 36 days prior to departure the fee incurred will be 75% of the entire tour price. No refunds whatsoever will be made for cancellations received within the last 35 days prior to departure.
NOTE: If you book as a share and request a change to a Single room or you request a share, are paired with a roommate and later cancel, the penalty is $225. Should we find a suitable match for your former roommate, the penalty will be credited back to you.
Airfares are subject to different rules and cancellation fees; some may be non-refundable. Details will be provided at the time of booking and are subject to change by the airline.
To protect against cancellation charges, we strongly recommend purchasing Cancellation Protection and Travel Interruption Insurance (see Insurance clause).
PRICES, RATES & FARES
All tour prices for WTG/SITA tours are based on the minimum number of passengers stated on each tour’s Prices page. All price rates shown are in United States Dollars and are per person sharing a double-bedded hotel room. as of print date above.
US Passport holders require visas for India Please ensure that your passport has 2 blank visa pages. and is valid for 6 months from your return date
U.S. citizens seeking to enter India solely for tourist purposes, and who plan to stay no longer than 60 days, may apply for an electronic travel authorization at least four days prior to their arrival in lieu of applying for a tourist visa at an Indian embassy or consulate. Please visit the Indian government’s website for electronic travel authorization for additional information regarding the eligibilities and requirements for this type of visa.
SITA recommends a reliable visa service that will assist in obtaining visa/s for nominal fee/s. Non-U.S. Citizen/s may have different requirements. It is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that all his or her visa and passport requirements are met.
UNUSED TOUR ITEMS
No refund will be made for any unused accommodations, missed meals, transportation segments, cruise portions, sightseeing tours or any other service. Such unused items are neither refundable nor exchangeable (no exceptions).
SITA strongly recommends the Travel Protection Program designed exclusively for guests on SITA tours, cruises and holidays and underwritten by Travel Insured International. By reading this insurance clause and acknowledging you have read the terms & conditions you acknowledge you have been made aware of the importance of travel insurance. If you elect not to purchase travel insurance you agree to hold SITA World Tours and its subsidiaries and affiliates harmless from any damages resulting from the failure to carry travel insurance.
Health regulations for some countries visited on featured tours may require proof of inoculation and/or vaccination certificates; such certificates should be in your possession throughout the entire tour. SITA strongly recommends that you consult with your personal physician or Passport Health at 888-499-7277 or via the web at www.passporthealthusa.com regarding your itinerary and required inoculations. You may also visit the website of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) at www.cdc.gov.
The airlines used in conjunction with tours and holidays featured in this web site are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passenger/s is not/are not onboard their aircraft. The passenger tickets in use by the airline, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and passenger/s. Airfares, where used, are subject to change without notice.
NON REFUNDABLE AIR TICKETS
For departures that are not guaranteed: If you are purchasing a non-refundable air ticket, please make sure that your travel agent explains to you and/or you understand the difficulties associated with these airfares. SITA cannot be held responsible for any change/cancellation penalties associated with non-refundable airfares.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
SITA (when deemed necessary) reserves the right to: (1) cancel any itinerary or any part of it; (2) make
any alterations to the itinerary (including, but not limited to, alterations to substitution of hotels); and (3) decline to accept or to retain any person as a tour passenger should such person’s health, mental or physical condition, in the sole opinion of SITA, impede the operation of the tour of the other passengers. Tour members are held responsible for being in sufficient good health to undertake the tour. If a passenger is asked to leave while the tour is in progress, that person will be responsible for charges incurred on account of such departure from the tour and/or their return to the U.S.A. In such a case, SITA will refund any monies that can be recovered for the unused portion of the tour, taking into account additional charges incurred by SITA. Other than to refund such sum, SITA will accept no further liability or obligation toward that person or third party.
SITA is not responsible for any errors, omissions or misquotes contained in brochures or on websites or any other accompanying promotional documentation. The contents of brochures, websites or promotional documentation may be changed at any time (including, but not limited to, rates and itinerary) without notice and at SITA’s sole discretion.