STAGSVSHENS LIMITED


    BOOKING CONDITIONS


    These Booking Conditions, together with our Privacy Policy at (https://stagsvshens.co.uk/privacy-policy/) and where your Arrangements are booked via our website (https://stagsvshens.co.uk/), our Website Terms of Use, together with any other written information we brought to your attention before we confirmed your booking, form the basis of your contract with STAGSVSHENS LIMITED with company number 12326730 and registered office address Clavering House, Clavering Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, NE1 3NG trading as “Stags vs Hens” (“we”, “us”, “our”, “Stags vs Hens”). Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. In these Booking Conditions references to "you" and "your" include the first named person on the booking and all persons on whose behalf a booking is made or any other person to whom a booking is added or transferred.  

    By making a booking, the first named person on the booking agrees on behalf of all persons detailed on the booking that:

    a.   he/she has read these Booking Conditions and has the authority to and does agree to be bound by them;

    b.   he/she consents to our use of personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy and is authorised on behalf of all persons named on the booking to disclose their personal details to us, including where applicable special categories of data (such as information on health conditions or disabilities and dietary requirements);

    c.    he/she is over 18 years of age and resident in the United Kingdom and where placing an order for services with age restrictions declares that he/she and all members of the party are of the appropriate age to purchase those services;

    d.   he/she accepts financial responsibility for payment of the booking on behalf of all persons detailed on the booking.


    1.       Booking & Paying For Your Arrangements


    You are able to make enquiries on our website and contact us directly about the type of package you would like.


    A booking is made with us when:


    a.   you receive a quote from us;

    b.   we send you an email including a link to make payment of the £50 deposit for the lead booker, unless agreed otherwise or stated otherwise in the quote;

    c.    you make payment of the lead booker’s deposit;

    d.   we email you to confirm the lead booker’s deposit has been received and we set out the next steps for the additional persons detailed on the booking (e.g. providing names and emails);

    e.   each persons detailed on the booking makes payment of the £50 deposit per person unless agreed otherwise or stated otherwise in the quote; and

    f.    we send the lead booker the “Provisional Booking Form”.


    We reserve the right to return your deposit and decline to issue a Provisional Booking Form at our absolute discretion. A binding contract will come into existence between you and us as soon as we have issued you with a Provisional Booking Form that will confirm the details of your booking and will be sent to the lead booker. Upon receipt, if you believe that any details on booking confirmation or any other document are wrong you must advise us immediately as changes can not be made later and it may harm your rights if we are not notified of any inaccuracies in any document within ten days of our sending it out (five days for tickets). 


    The balance of the cost of your arrangements (including any applicable surcharge) is due not less than 5 weeks prior to scheduled arrival unless stated otherwise. At which time, we will provide you with a Final Itinerary from us, with all the details of your booking, confirmation of payments made and any changes to the Provisional Booking Form. If we do not receive this balance in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you in which case we shall retain your deposit. You are able to pay your final balance earlier than this date.



    All payments can be made with any major valid Credit Card or Debit Card.


    2.       Accuracy                                                                                    


    We endeavour to ensure that all the information and prices both on our website and in our advertising materials are accurate, however occasionally changes and errors occur and we reserve the right to correct prices and other details in such circumstances. You must check the current price and all other details relating to the arrangements that you wish to book before you make your booking.


    3.       Insurance


    Adequate travel insurance is a condition of your contract with us. You must be satisfied that your insurance fully covers all your personal requirements including pre-existing medical conditions, cancellation charges, medical expenses and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. If you choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, we will not be liable for any losses howsoever arising, in respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available.


    4.       Pricing


    We reserve the right to amend the price of unsold arrangements at any time and correct errors in the prices of confirmed arrangements. We also reserve the right to increase the price of confirmed Arrangements solely to allow for increases which are a direct consequence of changes in:


    (i)           the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from the cost of fuel or other power sources;

    (ii)         the level of taxes or fees chargeable for services applicable to the Arrangements imposed by third parties not directly involved in the performance of the Arrangements, including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports; and

    (iii)        the exchange rates relevant to the package.


    Such variations could include but are not limited to airline cost changes which are part of our contracts with airlines (and their agents), cruise ship operators and any other transport providers.


    You will be charged for the amount of any increase in accordance with this clause. However, if this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 8% of the price of your confirmed Stag or Hen do (excluding any insurance premiums, amendment charges and/or additional services or Stag or Hen do  arrangements), you will have the option of accepting a change to another Stag or Hen do if we are able to offer one (if this is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid to us, except for any insurance premiums and any amendment charges and/or additional services or  arrangements. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 7 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy.


    Should the price of your Arrangements goes down due to the changes mentioned above, then any refund due will be paid to you less an administrative fee of £10. However, please note that arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place.


    There will be no change made to the price of your confirmed Arrangements within 20 days of your arrival nor will refunds be paid during this period.


    5.       Jurisdiction and Applicable Law


    These Booking Conditions and any agreement to which they apply are governed in all respects by English law. We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter which arises between us out of or in connection with your contract or booking will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only. You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you live in those places and if you wish to do so.


    6.       Cutting your Arrangements Short


    If you are forced to return home early, we cannot refund the cost of any arrangements you have not used. If you cut short your Arrangements and return home early in circumstances where you have no reasonable cause for complaint about the standard of accommodation and services provided, we will not offer you any refund for that part of your Arrangements not completed, or be liable for any associated costs you may incur. Depending on the circumstances, your travel insurance may offer cover for curtailment and we suggest that any claim is made directly with them.


    7.       If You Change Your Booking & Transfers of Bookings


    If you wish to change any part of your booking after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you must inform us in writing as soon as possible. This should be done by the first named person on the booking. Whilst we will do our best to assist, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet your requested change. Where we can meet a request, all changes unless agreed otherwise will be subject to payment of an administration fee of £100 per person per change, as well as any costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers in making this change. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the arrival date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Where we are unable to assist you and you do not wish to proceed with the original booking we will treat this as a cancellation by you. A cancellation fee may be payable in accordance with clause 8.


    Transfer of Booking:

    If you or any member of your party is prevented from travelling, that person(s) may transfer their place to someone else, subject to the following conditions:


    a.   that person is introduced by you and satisfies all the conditions applicable to the Arrangements;

    b.   we are notified not less than 7 days before arrival;

    c.    you pay any outstanding balance payment, an amendment fee of £50 per person transferring, as well as any additional fees, charges or other costs arising from the transfer; and

    d.   the transferee agrees to these booking conditions and all other terms of the contract between us.


    You and the transferee remain jointly and severally liable for payment of all sums. If you are unable to find a replacement, cancellation charges as set out in clause 8 will apply in order to cover our estimated costs. Otherwise, no refunds will be given for passengers not travelling or for unused services.


    Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended or transferred after they have been confirmed and any alteration could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

                                                           

    8.       If You Cancel Your Booking Before Arrival


    If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking, the first named person on the booking must notify us in writing to bookings@stagsvshens.co.uk. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by us at our offices and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.


    Should one or more member of a party cancel, it may increase the per person Arrangement price of those still travelling and you will be liable to pay this increase.


    Since we incur costs in cancelling your arrangements, you will have to pay the cancellation charges as follows:


    Period before arrival in which you notify us

    Cancellation Charge

    More than 5 weeks

    The total of all deposits paid by each member of the group

    5 weeks or less

    100% of the cost of your arrangements


    Please note that amendment charges are not refundable in any circumstances.


    Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

    If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.


    Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.


    Cancellation by You due to Unavoidable & Extraordinary Circumstances:

    You have the right to cancel your confirmed Arrangements before arrival without paying a cancellation charge in the event of “unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances” occurring at your Arrangements destination or its immediate vicinity and significantly affecting the performance of the Arrangements or significantly affecting the transport arrangements to the destination. In these circumstances, we shall provide you with a full refund of the monies you have paid but we will not be liable to pay you any additional compensation. Please note that your right to cancel in these circumstances will only apply where the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office advises against travel to your destination or its immediate vicinity. For the purposes of this clause, “unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances” means warfare, acts of terrorism, significant risks to human health such as the outbreak of serious disease at the travel destination or natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes or weather conditions which make it impossible to travel safely to the travel destination.


    This clause 8 outlines the rights you have if you wish to cancel your booking. Please note that there is no automatic statutory right of cancellation under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (Directive 2011/83/EU).


    9.       If We Change or Cancel


    As we plan your arrangements many months in advance we may occasionally have to make changes or cancel your booking and we reserve the right to do so at any time.


    Changes: If we make a minor change to your Arrangements, we will make reasonable efforts to inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your arrival but we will have no liability to you. Examples of minor changes change of accommodation to another of the same or higher standard, changes of carriers. Please note that some providers used on the website and in our advertising materials may be subject to change.


    Occasionally we may have to make a significant change to your confirmed arrangements. Examples of “significant changes” include the following, when made before arrival:

    (a) A change of accommodation area for the whole or a significant part of your time away.

    (b) A change of accommodation to that of a lower standard or classification for the whole or a significant part of your time away.

    (c) A significant change to your itinerary, missing out one or more destination, activity or event entirely.


    Cancellation: We will not cancel your arrangements less than 5 weeks before your arrival date, except for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay the final balance. We may cancel your Arrangements before this date if, e.g., the minimum number of clients required for a particular arrangement is not reached, which may have been agreed with you orally or as stated online, on the quotation, within our emails or any of our forms, which is usually approximately 8 people.


    If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible and if there is time to do so before arrival, we will offer you the choice of:

    i          (for significant changes) accepting the changed arrangements; or

    ii         having a refund of all monies paid; or

    iii        if available and where we offer one, accepting an offer of an alternative Arrangements (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value).  


    You must notify us of your choice within 7 days of our offer. If we do not hear from you within 7 days, we will contact you again to request notification of your choice. If you fail to respond again, we will assume that you have chosen to accept the change or alternative arrangements.


    Insurance If we cancel or make a significant change and you accept a refund, we will provide a full refund of your travel insurance premiums if you paid them to us and can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. 


    Compensation

    In addition to a full refund of all monies paid by you, we will pay you compensation as detailed below, in the following circumstances:

    (a) If, where we make a significant change, you do not accept the changed arrangements and cancel your booking;

    (b) If we cancel your booking and no alternative arrangements are available and/or we do not offer one.

    The compensation that we offer does not exclude you from claiming more if you are entitled to do so.


    Period before arrival in which we notify you

    Amount you will receive from us*

    More than 5 weeks

    £20

    5 weeks or less

    £30


    *IMPORTANT NOTE: We will not pay you compensation in the following circumstances:

    (a) where we make a minor change;

    (b) where we make a significant change or cancel your arrangements more than 5 weeks before arrival;

    (c) where we make a significant change and you accept those changed arrangements or you accept an offer of alternative arrangements;

    (d) where we have to cancel your arrangements as a result of your failure to make full payment on time;

    (e) where the change or cancellation by us arises out of alterations to the confirmed booking requested by you;

    (f)  where we are forced to cancel or change your arrangements due to Force Majeure (see clause 10).


    If we become unable to provide a significant proportion of the arrangements that you have booked with us after you have departed, we will, if possible, make alternative arrangements for you at no extra charge and where those alternative arrangements are of a lower standard, provide you with an appropriate price reduction.

     

    10.    Force Majeure


    Except where otherwise expressly stated in these Booking Conditions we will not be liable or pay you compensation if our contractual obligations to you are affected by “Force Majeure”. For the purposes of these Booking Conditions, Force Majeure means any event beyond our or our supplier’s control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. Examples include warfare and acts of terrorism (and threat thereof), civil strife, significant risks to human health such as the outbreak of serious disease at the travel destination or epidemics or pandemics (including but not limited to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus) natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes or weather conditions which make it impossible to travel safely to the travel destination or remain at the travel destination, the act of any government or other national or local authority including port or river authorities, industrial dispute, labour strikes, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, chemical or biological disaster, unavoidable technical problems with transport and all similar events outside our or the supplier(s) concerned’s control.


    11.    Special Requests  


    Any special requests must be advised to us at the time of booking e.g. diet, room location, a particular facility at a hotel etc. You should then confirm your requests in writing. Whilst every effort will be made by us to try and arrange your reasonable special requests, we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled. The fact that a special request has been noted on your confirmation invoice, provisional booking or any other documentation or that it has been passed on to the supplier is not confirmation that the request will be met. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract on our part unless the request has been specifically confirmed by us. We do not accept bookings that are conditional upon any special request being met.

                                                            

    12.    Disabilities and Medical Problems

    We are not a specialist disabled Arrangements company, but we will do our utmost to cater for any special requirements you may have. If you or any member of your party has any medical problem or disability which may affect your booking, please provide us with full details before you make your booking so that we can try to advise you as to the suitability of your chosen arrangements. We may require you to produce a doctor’s certificate certifying that you are fit to participate. Acting reasonably, if we are unable to properly accommodate the needs of the person(s) concerned, we will not confirm your booking or if you did not give us full details at the time of booking, we will cancel it and impose applicable cancellation charges when we become aware of these details.

    13.    Complaints

     

    We make every effort to ensure that your arrangements run smoothly but if you do have a problem during your Arrangements, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier, accommodation provider or restaurant manager) immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please contact 01916918790.


    If the problem cannot be resolved and you wish to complain further, you must send formal written notice of your complaint to us at our office, ideally within 28 days of the end of your stay, giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. This will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you. Failure to follow the procedure set out in this clause may affect ours and the applicable supplier’s ability to investigate your complaint, and will affect your rights under this contract.


    You can access the European Commission Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means of registering your complaint with us; it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved.


    14.    Your Behaviour

    All our customers are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and acceptable manner and not to disrupt the enjoyment of others. If in our opinion or in the opinion of any hotel manager or any other person in authority, your behaviour or that of any member of your party is causing or is likely to cause distress, danger or annoyance to any other customers or any third party, or damage to property, or to cause a delay or diversion to transportation (where relevant), we reserve the right to terminate your booking with us immediately. In the event of such termination our liability to you and/or your party will cease and you and/or your party will be required to leave your accommodation or other arrangements immediately. We will have no further obligations to you and/or your party. No refunds for lost accommodation or any other arrangements will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of termination. You and/or your party may also be required to pay for loss and/or damage caused by your actions and we will hold you and each member of your party jointly and individually liable for any damage or losses caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or losses must be paid directly to the hotel manager or other supplier prior to arrival. If you fail to make payment, you will be responsible for meeting any claims (including legal costs) subsequently made against us as a result of your actions together with all costs we incur in pursuing any claim against you.

    All of customers must also ensure that they comply with all age restrictions imposed by the suppliers; ensure that you comply with all arrival times; and dress appropriately for the event or activity as some suppliers may have a dress policy. We cannot be held liable in the event that the supplier refuses entry to the event or activity in the event you do not meet the desired requirements. It is your responsibility upon receiving the details of the booking to meet the expectations of the suppliers.

    We cannot be held responsible for the actions or behaviour of other guests or individuals who have no connection with your arrangements or with us.

    15.     Meals


    Breakfast is not included with accommodation bookings unless otherwise stated. The type of breakfast you will receive will be as stated on your itinerary. Restaurant meals may require a pre-order to be completed by the lead name of the group. Where requested, this should be completed and returned to us, or the venue prior to your arrival. If a pre-order has not been completed within the required time, meals may not be provided or there may be delays in providing the meals to you.


    16.    Our Responsibilities


    (1) We will accept responsibility for the arrangements we agree to provide or arrange for you as an “organiser” under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, as set out below and as such, we are responsible for the proper provision of all travel services included in your package, as set out in your confirmation invoice. Subject to these Booking Conditions, if we or our suppliers negligently perform or arrange those services and we don’t remedy or resolve your complaint within a reasonable period of time, and this has affected the enjoyment of your package Arrangements you may be entitled to an appropriate price reduction or compensation or both. You must inform us without undue delay of any failure to perform or improper performance of the travel services included in this package. The level of any such price reduction or compensation will be calculated taking into consideration all relevant factors such as but not limited to: following the complaints procedure as described in these Booking Conditions and the extent to which ours or our employees’ or suppliers’ negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your Arrangements. Please note that it is your responsibility to show that we or our supplier(s) have been negligent if you wish to make a claim against us.


    (2) We will not be responsible or pay you compensation for any injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense, cost or other claim of any description if it results from:

    (a) the acts and/or omissions of the person affected; or

    (b) the acts and/or omissions of a third party unconnected with the provision of the services contracted for and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; or

    (c) Force Majeure (as defined in clause 10).


    (3)        We limit the amount of compensation we may have to pay you if we are found liable under this clause:


    (a) loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions and money: the maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of these claims is an amount equivalent to the excess on your insurance policy which applies to this type of loss per person in total because you are required to have adequate insurance in place to cover any losses of this kind.


    (b) Claims not falling under (a) above and which don’t involve injury, illness or death: the maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of these claims is up to three times the price paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you or your party has not received any benefit at all from your booking.


    (c) Claims in respect of international travel by air, sea and rail, or any stay in a hotel:


    i)    The extent of our liability will in all cases be limited as if we were carriers under the appropriate Conventions, which include The Warsaw/Montreal Convention (international travel by air); The Athens Convention (with respect to sea travel); The Berne/Cotif Convention (with respect to rail travel) and The Paris Convention (with respect to hotel arrangements). You can ask for copies of these Conventions from our offices. Please contact us. In addition, you agree that the operating carrier or transport company's own 'Conditions of Carriage' will apply to you on that journey. When arranging transportation for you, we rely on the terms and conditions contained within these international conventions and those 'Conditions of Carriage'. You acknowledge that all of the terms and conditions contained in those 'Conditions of Carriage' form part of your contract with us, as well as with the transport company and that those 'Conditions of Carriage' shall be deemed to be included by reference into this contract.

    ii)   In any circumstances in which a carrier is liable to you by virtue of EC 261/2004 (denied boarding and flight disruption), any liability we may have to you under our contract with you, arising out of the same facts, is limited to the remedies provided under the Regulation as if (for this purpose only) we were a carrier.

    iii)  When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim in question.


    (4) It is a condition of our acceptance of liability under this clause that you notify any claim to us and our supplier(s) strictly in accordance with the complaints procedure set out in these conditions.


    (5) Where any payment is made, the person(s) receiving it (and their parent or guardian if under 18 years) must also assign to us or our insurers any rights they may have to pursue any third party and must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require.


    (6) Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss or expense or other sum(s) of any description:

    (a) which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you;

    (b) relate to any business;

    (c) indirect or consequential loss of any kind.


    (7) We will not accept responsibility for services or facilities which do not form part of our agreement or where they are not advertised in our advertising materials. For example any excursion you book whilst away, or any service or facility which your hotel or any other supplier agrees to provide for you. 


    (8) Where it is impossible for you to return to your departure point as per the agreed return date of your package, due to “unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances”, we shall provide you with any necessary accommodation (where possible, of a comparable standard) for a period not exceeding three nights per person. Please note that the 3 night cap does not apply to persons with reduced mobility, pregnant women or unaccompanied minors, nor to persons needing specific medical assistance, provided we have been notified of these particular needs at least 48 hours before the start of your Arrangements. For the purposes of this clause, “unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances” mean warfare, acts of terrorism, significant risks to human health such as the outbreak of serious disease at the travel destination or natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes or weather conditions which make it impossible to travel safely back to your departure point.


    17.    Excursions


    Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on Arrangements are not part of your contracted arrangements with us. For any excursion or other tour that you book, your contract will be with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator.


    18.    Insolvency Protection


    We provide full financial protection for our package Arrangements which don’t include flights by way of a trust account with Protected Trust Services (PTS) of 307-315 Holdenhurst Road Bournemouth Dorset BH8 8BX. Travellers may contact PTS via email: www.protectedtrustservices.com or telephone: 020 3820 5228.

     


    19.    Passport, Visa and Immigration Requirements & Health Formalities

    It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We can only provide general information about this. You must check requirements for your own specific circumstances with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates and your own doctor as applicable. Requirements do change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure.

    Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. If your passport is in its final year, you should check with the Embassy of the country you are visiting. For further information contact the Passport Office on 0870 5210410 or visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/citizenship/passports.

    Special conditions apply for travel to the USA, and all passengers must have individual machine readable passports. Please check https://uk.usembassy.gov. For European Arrangements you should obtain a completed and issued form EHIC prior to departure. 

    Up to date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, visit https://www.gov.uk/travelaware

    Non British passport holders, including other EU nationals, should obtain up to date advice on passport and visa requirements from the Embassy, High Commission or Consulate of your destination or country(ies) through which you are travelling,

    We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

    20.    Conditions of Suppliers


    Many of the services which make up your Arrangements are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions which will form part of your contract with us. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier's liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from us or the supplier concerned.


    21.    Prompt Assistance


    If, whilst you are on your Arrangements, you find yourself in difficulty for any reason, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is appropriate in the circumstances. In particular, we will provide you with appropriate information on health services, local authorities and consular assistance, and assistance with distance communications and finding alternative arrangements. Where you require assistance which is not owing to any failure by us, our employees or sub-contractors we will not be liable for the costs of any alternative travel arrangements or other such assistance you require. Any supplier or transport supplier may however pay for or provide refreshments and/or appropriate accommodation and you should make a claim directly to them. Subject to the other terms of these Booking Conditions, we will not be liable for any costs, fees or charges you incur in the above circumstances, if you fail to obtain our prior authorisation before making your own travel arrangements. Furthermore, we reserve the right to charge you a fee for our assistance in the event that the difficulty is caused intentionally by you or a member of your party, or otherwise through your or your party’s negligence. 


    22.    Delays, Missed Transport Arrangements and other Travel Information


    We do not sell flights as part of our packages, however we would like to notify you that, under EU Law, you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from the airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. If the airline does not comply with these rules you should complain to the Civil Aviation Authority at www.caa.co.uk/passengers. Reimbursement in such cases is the responsibility of the airline and will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your Arrangements price from us. If, for any reason, you do not claim against the airline and make a claim for compensation from us, you must, at the time of payment of any compensation to you, make a complete assignment to us of the rights you have against the airline in relation to the claim that gives rise to that compensation payment. A delay or cancellation to your flight does not automatically entitle you to cancel any other arrangements.


    We cannot accept liability for any delay which is due to any of the reasons set out in clause 10 of these Booking Conditions (which includes the behaviour of any passenger(s) on any flight who, for example, fails to check in or board on time). 


    Please note the existence of a “Community list” (available for inspection at https://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air/safety/air-ban_en) detailing air carriers that are subject to an operating ban with the EU Community.


    These Booking Conditions and our marketing material is our responsibility, as your tour operator. It is not issued on behalf of, and does not commit the suppliers mentioned herein or any supplier whose services are used in the course of your arrangements.


    23.    Foreign Office Advice


    You are responsible for making yourself aware of Foreign Office advice in regard to the safety of the countries and areas in which you will be travelling and to make your decisions accordingly. Advice from the Foreign Office to avoid or leave a particular country may constitute Force Majeure (see clause 10).



    COMPANY

    Stags vs Hens Ltd
    Clavering House
    Clavering Place
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Tyne and Wear
    NE1 3NG

     

    Tel
    0191 691 8790

     

    Opening Times

    Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    Saturday 9am - 5pm

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