Prior to any booking, please read the following terms and conditions carefully and ensure that you fully understand the meanings thereof as such terms and conditions form the basis of your contract with Xi’an ANZ International Travel Service Co., Ltd. You must not make any booking unless you fully understand our terms and conditions and agree to be bound by such terms and conditions. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have carefully read, fully understand and agree to be bound by such terms and conditions.
References to “ChinaTours.com”, “China Tours”, “us”, “we” and/or “our” herein shall mean Xi’an ANZ International Travel Service Co., Ltd. References to “client”, “you” and/or “your” means all persons named on the booking (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later date), or any of them as applicable.
These Terms and Conditions apply to any booking you make with our consultants, over phone, by email, as well as online bookings you make on our website.
By making a booking, which becomes effective and binding on you at the time you receive a Purchase Confirmation, you undertake on behalf of all persons detailed in the booking that:
1. He/she has fully read these terms and conditions and has the authority to and does agree to be bound by them.
2. He/she has fully read the Important Information section specific to the tour package he/she has purchased, and agrees to those terms as stated therein.
4. He/she is 18 years of age or over and where making a booking with age restrictions declares that he/she and all members of the party are of the appropriate age to purchase those services.
5. He/she accepts financial responsibility for payment of the booking on behalf of all persons named on the booking.
i BOOKING & PRICING
ChinaTours.com is an online booking site and the trading name of Xi’an ANZ International Travel Service Co., Ltd. The registered head office is located at 14F, #72 Keji Er Rd. Xi’an Software Park, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China.
All bookings made with Chinatours.com are governed by these Terms and Conditions; whether through the ChinaTours.com company website, processed by consultants in our office in Xi’an, through a ChinaTours.com contracted travel agency, over phone, by email, as well as online bookings you make on our website shall be deemed as an offer made by the client to purchase the relevant tour package or other special travel arrangements subject to these Terms and Conditions.
No contract obligation between the client and ChinaTours.com shall exist until ChinaTours.com receives full payment from the client side and issues the Purchase Confirmation tax invoice. A client making the booking accepts these terms and conditions on behalf of all members of the travel party and is responsible for final full payment due from the travel party.
Booking through ChinaTours.com is only available for clients aged above 18 years or at least 18 years. Persons aged under 18 years who use the ChinaTours.com travel service need to be accompanied by at least one adult aged at least 18 years or above 18 years.
When a client enters into a booking process on chinatours.com, it will be recognized as the client’s own willingness to process the online booking in good faith.
Pricing shown on the ChinaTours.com website shall be recognized as the quote price based on basic information supplied by the Client and completed on our online pricing form. If there is any special condition or additional request from the Client, the final tour package price will be advised by our travel consultant via email as soon as we received your written request email.
All prices quoted or shown on the ChinaTours.com website are based on current suppliers’ quotations and are subject to change without notice. After the Purchase Confirmation tax invoice is issued to the client, the booking price is guaranteed against any changes unless due to the introduction or increase of any taxes or fees by the governmental authorities or any other cost increase beyond the control of ChinaTours.com.
If any incorrect price has been posted on the ChinaTours.com website, we reserve the right to cancel, amend or limit the order placed at the incorrect price.
By submitting a booking, the client acknowledges and warrants to comply with these arrangements.
i.i.i FULL PAYMENT AT THE TIME OF BOOKING
All day tours, city tours and cruise only tours require full payment by the client at the time of booking, whether through China Tours website, processed by our office in Xi’an, through a China Tours’ contracted travel agency or otherwise. This is due to strict terms set by our suppliers for certain travel arrangements, including, but not limited to, tickets for cruise, train or other transportation bookings, accommodation, and other certain travel arrangements.
i.i.ii DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT
All ChinaTours.com travel packages, custom tours or special travel arrangements require a 30 percent deposit at the time of confirmation except the aforementioned day tours, city tours and cruise only tours. If a client makes a booking through the ChinaTours.com website, a 30 percent deposit is required at the final payment step of the Booking Process. If the booking is made through our Xi’an head office or contracted travel agency, a 30 percent deposit is required after the client received the Confirmation Email from our travel consultant.
The balance or final payment is required 30 days before the client’s tour package start date, and 60 days for tour packages including Indochina tours and North Korean tours, or on the date of booking if less than 30 or 60 days as the case may be.
i.i.iii METHODS OF PAYMENT
The payment shall be paid in the manner stated herein:
Visa, Master, American Express or Discover debit card and credit card secure online payment via PayPal.
1. Debit/credit card payment – An additional 3 percent debit or credit card surcharge will be required and such cost shall be borne by the client.
2. PayPal – For payments made via the client’s PayPal account, please note an additional 3.5 percent surcharge will be required and such cost shall be borne by the client.
3. Any cost in connection with the bank transfer shall be borne by the client.
4. Western Union transfer payment. Any cost in connection with the bank transfer shall be borne by the client.
If a fraud alert is received from our credit card processor, the client’s confirmation and declaration is required in writing before the transaction can be processed. If the required confirmation and declaration is not received by ChinaTours.com from the client, we reserve the right to cancel the booking and refund to the Cardholder’s account the amount less any bank charges, if any, for security reasons before the tour start date.
i.i.iv PAYMENT FOR SPECIAL OFFERS
For certain marketing promotions, the client may be required to pay the full amount of the tour product price at the time of booking to redeem the discount (terms may vary by offer). General payment terms apply to all special offers unless noted otherwise.
i.i.v PAYMENT FOR CUSTOM TOUR PACKAGES
The client may choose to pay a deposit (30 percent of the total custom tour package price, depending on the services included) or the full amount of custom tour package price at the time of booking. If the customised booking is made less than 30 days before the tour start date, the client is required to pay the full amount of custom Tour package price.
i.i.vi DELAYED PAYMENTS
ChinaTours.com reserves the right to treat cases of delayed payment as a cancellation of the booking, and is entitled to withdraw its confirmation of services without incurring any liabilities. Please note this only applies if a payment has not been made at least three weeks prior to the tour start date, and no agreement has been made for paying the remaining balance.
iii ALTERATION OF A TOUR PRODUCT
If relevant changes to your travel arrangement is necessitated by unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule departures and itineraries. Where we deem it necessary to change accommodation arrangements, ChinaTours.com reserves the right to substitute it to of at least a similar standard without incurring any liabilities.
We are entitled to make changes to the tour product upon the occurrence of any of the following:
1. Events or circumstances such as war, fire, epidemics, health risks, typhoon, earthquake and other actual or potential severe weather conditions etc. That are out of our control occur. Under these circumstances, additional fares will be charged if incurred and regardless of cost.
2. The air schedule or surface transportation changes and/or events occur beyond the control of ChinaTours.com.
You may also request that an alteration be made to your tour product and ChinaTours.com will process the alteration free of charge before the booking. All booking alteration requests must be made in writing by the person who made the original booking request. However, any alterations made after payment of the deposit will incur a USD50 administration fee per request except the first request is free of charge. All expenses in relation of the booking alteration shall be borne by the client, including, but limited to, all fees and charges incurred by third parties, such as cruise operators, airlines and hotels.
If you intend to cancel a tour product Tour Package or special tour arrangement, our Travel Consultant must be notified as soon as possible. If you intend to cancel the Tour Package or special tour arrangement 72 hours or less before commence date of tour product, you must contact our Travel Consultant at the same email you contact with Chinatours.com or [email protected] and then call our main customer service phone number or, while you are in China, our emergency support line 4006160881 as soon as possible.
All cancellations request should be made in writing via email to ChinaTours.com and will be subject to the following general cancellation charges from the date the written cancellation request is received.
1. For China Tour Packages, ChinaTours.com charges cancellation fees at a percentage of the total tour package price, which are stated as follows:
-More than 60 days prior to tour start date: 15 percent cancellation fee
-45 – 59 days prior to tour start date: 20 percent cancellation fee
-30 – 44 days prior to tour start date: 30 percent cancellation fee
-15 – 29 days prior to tour start date: 50 percent cancellation fee
-Within 14 days prior to tour start date: 100 percent cancellation fee
Any charges applied by the third party (airline/cruise/train company, hotel, other service provider, card fee, bank fee) can not be waived.
2. For packages including Indochina tours, ChinaTours.com charges cancellation fees at a percentage of the total tour package price, which are stated as follows:
-More than 60 days prior to tour sta