Important Notices

 

Terms and Conditions

for Independent Travelers

Booking Conditions, Non-Refundable $300 Retainer, Final Payment:
A $300 non-refundable retainer must be sent to initiate any arrangements. The full value of the retainer will be applied to those arrangements, but should they be canceled or you not go forward with your plans, it will be retained by EB to offset our consultation time and efforts on your behalf. (If arrangements are being made for more than 2 people or 1 room, additional deposits may be required, i.e. per couple, per room.) Once an itinerary has been established, we will give you approximate estimates of cost, which may vary when booking begins, subject to availability, rates of exchange and other unforeseen factors. After confirmation of your itinerary, you are permitted 1 change at no cost. Each additional change/ revision will be be billed at $50 per change up to 7 days prior to departure. Thereafter, no changes can be made. When the arrangements have been confirmed, we require full prepayment no later than 30 days prior to departure. It may be made by check, American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card credit cards. If reservations are made within 30 days prior to U.S. departure, they can usually be accommodated; there will, however, be a $100 per booking “rush” charge in addition to the courier over- night delivery service charges which are to be billed to your credit card. For reservations made 14 days or less prior to departure, overseas hotel prepayments will be billed at the rate of $35 per property for European courier delivery service; domestic charges for delivery to you will depend on the size of your final document packet but should average between $10 and $18 for most programs. If you require individual consultations (answers to questions, logistics, assistance with itinerary planning, in-depth dining, or any other advice and information) and prefer to book, or have already booked, your own arrangements, time will be billed at the rate of $100 per hour with a 3 hour mini- mum, payable in advance.

Cancellation & Refund:
Cancellation outside of 30 days results in loss of the $300 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations made 30 - 21 days carry a 30% cancellation penalty, or minimum $300 per person; 20 - 15 days, 50% penalty or minimum $500 per person; 14 days or less, 100% of the booking is lost. Because payments are always made in local currencies, any amount returned may differ from that sent as all refunds will be processed back into U.S. Dollars, based on the current rates of exchange at time of submission to the bank. Please note that refunds from overseas can take a very long time, often as long as six months.  Guide, car & driver services are non-refundable with less than 30 days cancellation notice. There is no refund for unused services or arrangements cancelled once travel has begun or for “no show” of any arrangements!  We HIGHLY RECOMMEND TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE as protection against loss on any travel program.

What Do I Get?
Approximately 10 days prior to departure, assuming your costs have been paid in full, we will send all final documents including vouchers for hotels, any transportation arrangements made and other services requested. In the final document packet will be a detailed final itinerary written specifically for you IF a full program has been purchased. If only hotels are booked, we will provide contact information, dining suggestion sheets, general information sheets and other miscellaneous materials only for those areas where we have made arrangements.

Disputes: The Fine Print

Any arrangement provided by Endless Beginnings shall be construed by and governed under the laws of the state of North Carolina, and the parties irrevocably agree to submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the state of North Carolina, County of Mecklenburg, to resolve any dispute arising under or relating to these terms and conditions.

In any litigation, arbitration, or other proceeding, except mediation, by which one party either seeks to enforce its rights under these terms and conditions (whether in contract, tort, or both) or seeks a declaration of any rights or obligations under these terms and conditions, the prevailing party shall be awarded reasonable attorney fees, together with any costs and expenses, to resolve the dispute and to enforce the final judgment.

These terms and conditions may be supplemented, amended, or modified only by the mutual agreement of the parties. No supplement, amendment, or modification of any term or condition shall be binding unless it is in writing and signed by both parties.

Nothing in these terms and conditions, whether express or implied, is intended to confer any rights or remedies under or by reason of this agreement on any persons other than the parties to it and their respective successors and assigns, nor is anything in this agreement intended to relieve or discharge the obligation or liability of any third persons to any party to this agreement, nor shall any provision give any third persons any right of subrogation or action over any party to this agreement.

The waiver by Endless Beginnings of any term or condition of this contract is effective for that condition only and does not waive any other term and condition in the contract.

Thank you for reviewing Endless Beginnings' Terms and Conditions. Please Download this file, EB Terms & Conditions.zip, and return by mail, fax (704) 895-4773 or as an Email attachment your review and acceptance of our policies. This must be done before the finalization of any work can continue.

I, the undersigned, have read, understand and agree to abide by the terms and conditions outlined in this document.


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Responsibility: Please read this notice. It constitutes part of your contract for travel-related services. ENDLESS BEGINNINGS (EB) is acting as a mere agent for suppliers in selling travel-related services, or in accepting reservations or bookings for services that are not directly supplied to this travel agency (such as air & ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, cruises, etc.) EB, therefore, shall not be responsible for breach of contract or any intentional or careless actions or omissions on part of 3such suppliers, which result in any loss, damage, delay or injury to you or your companions or group members. Unless the term “guaranteed” is specifically stated in writing on your tickets, invoice or reservation itinerary, we do not guarantee any of such suppliers’ rates, bookings, reservations, connections, scheduling or handling of personal effects. EB shall not be responsible for any injuries, damages or losses caused to any traveler in connection with terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions or conditions outside EB’s control. Traveler assumes complete & full responsibility for, & hereby releases EB from, any duty of checking & verifying any & all passport, visa, vaccination or other entry requirements of each destination, & all safety & security conditions of such destinations, during the length of the proposed travel. For information concerning possible dangers at international destinations, contact the Travel Advisory Section of the U.S. State Dept., (202) 647-5225. For medical information, contact the Centers for Disease Control, (404) 332-4559. By embarking upon his/her travel, the traveler voluntarily assumes all risks involved in such travel, whether expected or unexpected. Traveler is hereby warned of the above risks as well as possible travel industry bankruptcies & medical & climatic disruptions, and is advised to obtain appropriate insurance coverage against them, which may be available at an extra cost through EB, or an independent agency. Travelers’ retention of tickets, reservations or bookings after issuance shall constitute a consent to the above & an agreement on his/her part to convey the contents hereto to his/her travel companions or group members.


Please mail or fax the original signed agreement to:

Endless Beginnings Tours

8121 Forest Shadow Cir.

Cornelius, NC 28031


Fax number: 704-895-4773

 

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