TERMS & CONDITIONS
Good Trip Terms and Conditions
Please take the time to thoroughly review these terms and conditions of Good Trip, LLC herein referred to as Good Trip, prior to booking your trip with us.
We strongly recommend that you carefully read all information regarding your trip prior to booking to ensure that you understand our services along with the level of comfort and physical demands of the trip you are undertaking. The addressee of this notice will be the only recipient of this booking receipt and terms and conditions. It is the sole responsibility of the addressee to inform all other parties traveling of the contents of these terms and conditions. The booking passenger, by accepting this receipt and making payment to Good Trip, acknowledges that they have been advised of, reviewed, and hereby accept these terms and conditions and contract for travel related services.
BOOKING ACCURACY/LEGAL NAMES: Passenger is required to immediately review all aspects of their booking to verify (but not limited to): passenger names, mailing address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, pricing, airfare, arrival/departure airports, passport/ID numbers or expirations, accommodations, and any/all organized activities on your booking receipt. Please notify Good Trip immediately if any omissions and/or corrections are needed regarding the booking details. Passenger(s) voluntarily assumes full & sole responsibility for any and all risks and/or costs or change fees involved with failure to report such errors and/or omissions. Passenger is required to verify the accuracy of the passenger’s LEGAL first & last names. It is mandatory that guest names on identification be identical to the Passenger(s) LEGAL first and last names and identical to the names as they appear on booking and travel documents.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Passenger(s) assumes sole responsibility to independently confirm all documentation requirements for all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry and/or travel requirements of each destination. Passenger(s) assumes sole responsibility for, and hereby releases Good Trip from any claims or responsibility for any and all damages incurred as a result of Passenger(s) failure to comply with applicable documentation requirements, including but not limited the requirement that all Passengers procure, and have on their person the proper travel documents at all times. Good Trip recommends the Passenger(s) consult with the appropriate domestic and foreign governmental agencies for the current document requirements.
Suggested reference materials for passport, visa, health requirements as well as travel advisories:
For US Citizens: http://travel.state.gov
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/western-hemisphere-travel-initiative
US State Department Travel Advisories: https://travel.state.gov/conten/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/
US Center for Disease Control for required vaccinations: http://www.cdc.gov/travel
Visa information for US citizens: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/americans-traveling-abroad.html (examples of countries requiring Visas: Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Russia, & Turkey)
*Note that this is not a comprehensive list of reference sites and is provided solely for your convenience. These sites are owned and operated by third parties who may alter the URL at any time without notice.
PAYMENTS: Passengers are subject to payment terms of each supplier. Unless otherwise defined during the reservation process, final payment is due prior to departure or consumption according to each supplier’s (airline, hotel, cruise line, transfer company, sightseeing operators, and other travel service vendors) terms and conditions involved in your travel booking. If final and full payment is not received by the applicable due date, reservations are subject to cancellation and deposits shall be forfeited. In some cases there is NO REFUND once a booking is made and paid for. Your right to a refund is limited if you change or cancel your travel plans.
If deposit/payment is not received by Good Trip on or before the Deposit Due Date, reservations are automatically cancelled. Failure to remit payments on a timely basis will automatically put your booking at risk of cancellation. Please contact us immediately, and in advance of your payment due date, if you will be unable to meet this obligation. Without limitation, Passenger(s) voluntarily hold Good Trip harmless for cancellation of any booking for either late payment, declination of a credit card, or debit card purchase limits.
PRICING: Prices and availability quoted by Good Trip are not guaranteed until deposit is fully paid. Pricing and availability may change without notice. Passenger agrees that Good Trip is not responsible for any errors or omissions in any quotes, advertisements, including on our website, resulting in inventory, content, or pricing discrepancies nor is Good Trip responsible for any errors or omissions that may occur as a result of incorrect information from third parties. Suppliers reserve the right not to honor any published prices that it determines were erroneous due to electronic, printing, or clerical error. You acknowledge this right and agree to hold Good Trip harmless for any actions or damages arising from Supplier pricing.
Good Trip reserves the right to charge Passenger(s) for any increase in taxes, fees or surcharges (i.e. fuel). Passenger(s) acknowledge this right and agree to pay any such additional taxes, fees, and surcharge.
a. General Conditions Governing Air Transport
Airline tickets are highly restrictive, often non-refundable and non-transferable. Modification of passenger names, dates, times, routings, or departure/arrival airports is at the sole discretion of the airline and, if permitted, will likely be subject to a substantial change fee. Passenger is responsible for any such fees. With regard to the purchase of air tickets, Good Trip acts simply as an intermediary between you and the airline. Once you book a reservation, your credit card or debit card will be charged for the amount shown – regardless of whether or not the reservation is used. Credit will not be given for any unused airline tickets and cannot be used toward any future bookings.
All tickets will be issued for economy class unless otherwise specified. All travel will be round-trip unless otherwise specified. Seat assignments are subject to the airline's policies and may not be able to be made until you are at the airport on the day of departure. Airline tickets booked through Good Trip may not be eligible to earn frequent flyer miles. You agree to confirm all bookings with the airline prior to the stated date of departure (Good Trip recommends confirming 72 hours prior). Good Trip and the airline cannot guarantee your party will be seated near each other.
Direct flights may be “non-stop” or may involve one or more stop-overs (in the latter case this means the same flight by the airline, because the flight number remains the same). The same applies to connecting flights that may be subject to crew changes. When you reserve a scheduled or charter flight involving a stop-over in a town, and the second flight takes off from a different airport to the airport of arrival, ensure that you have sufficient time for reaching the second airport. The journey to the other airport is at your own expense. Good Trip will not be able to reimburse you for these costs, nor will it be liable if you miss the second flight.
Good Trip’s responsibilities in respect to air travel are limited by the relevant airline’s conditions of carriage. The airline fulfilling your contract for carriage may change from the airline mentioned by Good Trip. Good Trip is not able to specify the type of aircraft to be used by any airline. If an airline cancels or delays a flight during travel, you must work directly with the airline to ensure you arrive at your destination on or ahead of time. Good Trip will not provide any refund for Trips missed, in part or full.
Each airline has its own policy regarding luggage. We recommend that you check with your airline ahead of time for any weight restrictions and baggage fees. You will be responsible for paying to the airline any additional charges for checked or overweight baggage, including, but not limited to, golf bags and oversized luggage. If you exceed the weight limit set by your airline, and excess weight is permitted, you must pay a supplement directly to the airline at the airport.
The airline is liable to you for the baggage you entrust to it only for the compensation contemplated in the international conventions and relevant statutes. In the event of damage, late forwarding, theft or loss of luggage, you should contact the your airline and declare the damage, absence or loss of your personal effects before leaving the airport, and then submit a declaration, attaching the originals of the following documents: the travel ticket, the baggage check-in slip, and the declaration. Good Trip strongly recommends that you obtain an insurance policy covering the value of your items.
c. Limitation of Liability for Air Transport
IN ADDITION TO THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, YOU AGREE THAT Good Trip IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY AIRLINE TIMETABLE CHANGES, DELAYS, CANCELLATIONS, MISSED CONNECTIONS, MECHANICAL PROBLEMS, INCLEMENT WEATHER, SEATING REASSIGNMENTS, LOST/DELAYED BAGGAGE, SCREENING AND SECURITY DELAYS, REFUSED BOARDING OR FAILURE TO CHECK-IN PROPERLY.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND ACTIVITIES: “Accommodations” are defined as lodgings in a dwelling or similar living quarters afforded to travelers including, but not limited to, hotels, condos, quarters in cruise ships, motels, time shares, camp grounds, and resorts.
a. Accommodation classifications
The number of stars attributed to the hotels and other providers of accommodations quoted by Good Trip correspond to a classification established as a point of reference in accordance with local standards in the host country. Please be advised that accommodations and the “star” designations may vary from country to country. The comments we make in our descriptions are based on our knowledge of the establishments and the comments we have received from customers. Good Trip makes no guarantee about the suitability or availability of accommodations, and if the particular accommodations sought are unavailable, we will do our best to reserve comparable accommodations, if possible. You would bear any additional costs, i.e. upgrades, etc. We reserve the right, for technical reasons, in cases of force majeure or actions by third parties, to replace the planned hotel with accommodation of the same category offering equivalent services. This would only be in exceptional circumstances and in such cases we will inform you as soon as we are aware of this necessity.
b. Taking possession of and vacating your room
Policies regarding taking possession of and vacating rooms often vary by hotel and/or country, so it is your responsibility to check with the hotel ahead of time to verify the relevant policies and times. Good Trip is not responsible for any charges and damages resulting from your failure to timely take possession or vacate your room.
c. Types of room
Room classifications and amenities may vary by hotel and/or country, so it is your responsibility to check with the hotel ahead of time to verify the specific amenities offered at the time of your stay. Good Trip makes no guarantee that its descriptions and photographs are an exact representation of the particular rooms offered.
d. Activities offered during your stay
An activity may not be appropriate for all ages or for individuals with certain medical conditions. Good Trip may not be held liable in the event of an incident or accident which is due to a lack of vigilance on your part.
It may happen that certain activities referred to in the Trip description are no longer provided by our local provider for climatic reasons, in the event of force majeure, during a stay out of the tourist season, or when the minimum number of participants required for providing a given activity is not reached (examples: group sports, children’s clubs). In the early or late season some activities may not be available, some of the facilities (restaurant, swimming pool, etc.) may be closed, or maintenance work may be in progress. As a general rule, entertainment and sports activities may vary in frequency depending on how many people are staying at the time and on climatic conditions. Particularly during the high season it is possible that the number of parasols, loungers, sports equipment, etc., are insufficient for the demand. The opening hours of bars, restaurants, and clubs, etc., may be irregular and dependent on the management of the establishment in question. You agree that Good Trip is not liable for activities unavailable due to any of the reasons listed above or otherwise at the discretion of the management of the establishment.
The sports activities offered for collective participation are often organized by outside providers. Any travel costs related to such activities are at the customer’s expense. Similarly these activities may be withdrawn at the discretion of the organizer if there is insufficient demand. This will not give rise to any entitlement to compensation.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF AN ACTIVITY MAY BE HAZARDOUS AND INHERENTLY RISKY, AND, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, Good Trip SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH; LOST, STOLEN, DAMAGED OR DESTROYED PROPERTY; OR OTHER LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE AND OPERATION OF THE ACTIVITY, AND ALL ACTIONS OR EVENTS OCCURRING PRIOR TO, DURING, AT OR AFTER, THE ACTIVITY.
We ask parents travelling with infants to bring with them the appropriate food for their child, as they may not be able to find it at their destination. You may be asked to pay a charge, for example for provision of a cot and/or for heating baby food and drinks. You should request this when making your reservation, though we cannot confirm the availability of such services.
f. Pregnant women
Good Trip advises pregnant women to consult their doctors before making any reservation, in order to confirm that it is appropriate for them participate in the Trip. You agree that Good Trip will not be liable for any damages arising from inability to participate in any or all of the Trip due to pregnancy or related illness and no compensation will be payable under such circumstances.
g. Travelers with special needs or disabilities
If you have special needs or a disability you must call the provider of your accommodations ahead of time and verify that special needs can be met. Good Trip makes no guarantee as to the ability of any accommodations, activity provider, or facilities advertised on its site to meet the special needs of disabled clients. Good Trip has no special knowledge regarding the suitability for disabled persons of any portion of any tour or activity offered. For information concerning the suitability for disabled persons for any portion of any tour or other reservation, contact the supplier directly.
CANCELLATION POLICIES: All cancellations or no-shows are subject to penalties imposed by the supplier. If you require a copy of these terms, please contact the supplier or your agent at Good Trip.
All cancellations MUST be in writing and sent to Good Trip by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to your Travel Experience Creator. Cancellations sent to any other address will not be processed. Upon making the booking, Passenger(s) hereby accept & acknowledge liability for all cancellation fees imposed by Good Trip and the supplier.
TRAVEL PROTECTION: Travel insurance protection is Strongly Recommended. As your travel agent, we have a professional responsibility to recommend the purchase of travel protection to protect both you and your vacation. While we do offer coverage through certain carriers, we cannot compare all the policies or companies currently in the marketplace. This responsibility rests solely with you the customer and we advise you to do your research and find coverage that best fits your individual needs. Good Trip is limited to advising you of the need for such coverage.
By declining travel protection, you acknowledge and accept liability for any cancellation penalties, damages and/or out–of-pocket expenses incurred. You also acknowledge and accept responsibility for arranging and paying for any treatment in case of a medical emergency while traveling. Please note that if you decline this type of coverage, you have waived your right to this important coverage and your confirmation will note “declined” next to the travel protection section of your confirmation. If you HAVE purchased travel protection, please remember to review your confirmation for accuracy and call us immediately if you believe you have travel protection and your confirmation indicates declined. Failure to contact us will be considered waiver of travel protection.
We urge you to read your policy when it arrives as it contains important information. This information includes, but is not limited to, details on the extent of coverage and procedures for making a claim.
All requests for service under the policy must be filed by the Passenger directly with the travel insurance provider, in accordance with the policy terms and conditions, which you the passenger are responsible for reviewing upon receipt of your travel protection policy. Good Trip is not able to give advice with regard to possible cancellations and any associated claims processing. All queries regarding cancellation, penalties, coverage should be directed to your particular travel insurance provider. Please note that the travel insurance provider may not be allowed to discuss your claim with Good Trip due to privacy laws (e.g. HIPAA). Accordingly, you acknowledge that Good Trip cannot be involved in any aspect of your claim/request for service. Passenger(s) acknowledge and agree that Good Trip has no control over the travel insurance provider or its coverage decisions, and as a result Good Trip is not responsible for and shall not be liable for policy coverage, claims processing, or the denial of any claims.
AGENT/INTERMEDIARY: Good Trip is simply an intermediary between the Suppliers and the public. Good Trip does not own or operate any of; hotels, shore excursions, tours, transportation providers, cruise lines, vessels, airlines, travel protection companies, attractions, or other travel-related Suppliers who provide goods or services for the Passenger(s)’ trip. Passenger(s) acknowledge and agree that Good Trip shall not be responsible for any loss, damage, delay, inconvenience or injury to Passenger(s) or group members as a result of a breach of contract, act or omission whether willful or negligent, criminal or otherwise of any person other than Good Trip or its direct employees, including but not limited to these Suppliers, their employees, agents, servants, or representatives.
Suppliers reserve the right to deviate from the direct, customary and/or scheduled route or itinerary for any reason, without limitation and without notice. Passenger(s) acknowledge and agree that Good Trip is not responsible for Supplier deviations, delays, cancellations, mandated overnight stays, missed connections or any other condition beyond its control. Good Trip is not liable for any loss due to Passenger’s gambling and is not responsible for any purchases made while on the trip.
Good Trip recommends that all Passengers be in good physical and mental health and have medical approval to travel. Any physical disabilities must be reported to Good Trip at the time of reservation upon initial booking so Good Trip can contact the Suppliers to investigate amenities and/or special accommodations offered. Passenger is required to provide his or her own personal or individually prescribed devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, or similar devices. If more than minor assistance is needed, Suppliers may require that the Passenger be accompanied by a companion who is capable of, and responsible for, providing such assistance. Suppliers often reserve the right to reject Passengers whose mental or physical condition may interfere with the itinerary. Passenger(s) acknowledge and agree that Good Trip shall be held harmless for any and all claims relating to Supplier rejection relating to mental or physical condition.
While Good Trip prides itself on selecting top quality Suppliers, no undertaking, guarantee or warranty is given or shall be implied as to the fitness or condition of the Supplier’s accommodations, transportation, or any food, drink, medicine, or provisions supplied. Passenger(s) acknowledge and agree that Good Trip shall not be responsible for refunding, either fully or partially, any amounts paid due to unsatisfactory services from any supplier. In no event shall Good Trip be liable for any accident which occurs in hotels, in resorts, on airplanes/in airports, on buses/in bus stations, on trains/in train stations, on board a cruise ship, on tenders, on shore excursions, or during any mode of transportation encountered during the trip, resulting from equipment or any other cause. The Passenger admits a full understanding of the nature and character of the mode of transport and assumes all risks of travel, transportation and handling of passengers and baggage.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Without limitation, Passenger(s) assume the risk of, and agree that Good Trip is not liable for any damages arising from or related to any act of God or public enemies, arrest, restraints of any government or rulers of people, piracy, war, revolution, extortion, terrorist activity, threatened or actual rebellion, political upheaval, civil unrest, riots, fire, lockouts, lockdowns, explosion, collision, weather conditions, dangers incident to the sea, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, abnormal conditions or developments, closure of airports/seaports/hotels/train stations, carrier or supplier logistical problems, computer problems stranding, food or water poisoning, illness, grounding, perils of the sea, rivers, canals, locks or other waters, perils of navigation of any kind, theft, accident to or from machinery, boilers, or latent defects even though existing at commencement of the trip, desertion or revolt of crew, or lost/damaged/delayed luggage.
COVID-19 TRAVEL WAIVER: As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues, passengers acknowledge that for this reason, and other reasons not reasonably foreseeable at this time, travel plans may be interrupted or cancelled by the supplier that is providing them, a government entity or other third party over which Good Trip has no control. The passenger further acknowledges that the supplier’s own cancellation, rebooking and refund policies, subject to any applicable law that is now or may later be in effect, will govern rights and remedies, including the right to receive a refund, in such an event. By retaining a booking, reservation, or tickets, passengers hereby agree to hold Good Trip harmless and release it from any and all liability for any damages, including but not limited to monetary losses, that may incur as a result of such interruption or cancellation of these travel plans.
If travel plans are delayed or cancelled for any reason there will be no refunds issued by Good Trip. There will be no refunds due to fear of travel from actual, perceived, or threatened terrorist events. There will be no refunds due to fear of travel from risk of exposure to an epidemic or pandemic, or personal/professional circumstances that disallow the Trip.
MODIFICATION OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The Terms and Conditions may be amended or modified by Good Trip at any time without notice. It is therefore essential that you consult the Terms and Conditions prior to making each and every booking, particularly in order to ensure what provisions are in operation in case they have changed since the last time an order was placed by you.
Only those who have accepted the Terms and Conditions and affirmatively indicated their consent to be bound by the Terms and Conditions may make a booking with Good Trip. Without this acceptance any order is subject to cancellation at any time.
The failure of Good Trip to act with respect to a breach of these Terms and Conditions by you, or others, does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. Good Trip does not guarantee it will take action against all breaches of these Terms and Conditions.
SEVERABILITY: If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
HEADINGS: Headings are for reference purposes only and do not limit the scope or extent of such section.
MANDATORY ARBITRATION / FORUM / CHOICE OF LAW: The Parties hereby agree that any and all disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be submitted to final binding arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association and shall be governed by the laws of the State of Iowa. The Parties agree that the arbitration shall take place in Polk County, Iowa and will be conducted by a single mutually agreed upon arbitrator. The arbitrator shall permit both sides to conduct reasonable discovery, in her/his sole discretion, and shall render a written award. Payment of the cost of the arbitration, including the arbitrator’s fees and room rental, shall be split equally between the Parties. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
The Parties acknowledge and agree that this arbitration is their sole recourse and that they may not file a lawsuit against Good Trip. If Passenger(s) fails to submit their claim to arbitration and instead files suit, Good Trip shall be entitled to recover its attorney’s fees and other costs incurred in the enforcement of the terms of this Agreement, including costs incurred seeking referral to arbitration. Passenger(s) and Good Trip agree that neither party shall be entitled to join or consolidate claims or arbitrate any claim as a representative or class action.
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