TRAVEL TERMS & CONDITIONS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING YOUR TRIP WITH MY STYLE OF TRAVEL
Access to and use of the services of My Style of Travel, (“MY STYLE OF TRAVEL” and/or “our” “us”) and our website is subject to acceptance of these terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”). By accessing, using or obtaining any content, products, or services through our offices or through our website, you, the purchaser and/or traveler (“Customer” and “Passenger” and “you/your”) agree to be legally bound by these terms. These terms and conditions govern the relationship between MY STYLE OF TRAVEL and you, the Customer. These terms restrict your rights and remedies and provide protection to MY STYLE OF TRAVEL. These also include warranty disclaimers and liability exclusions. By using this website, you acknowledge and agree (a) this is a fair balance because this website is accessible by you conveniently and at no charge to access the website; and (b) if you do not agree or do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you can choose to not use this website or MY STYLE OF TRAVEL services. So, if anything is in these Terms and Conditions, including warranty disclaimers and liability exclusions, that you disagree with or are not willing to be bound by, or if something is missing from these Terms and Conditions that you consider essential, then you must not use this website. The Terms and Conditions may only be amended, modified or waived by an authorized representative of MY STYLE OF TRAVEL. Any such modification, amendment or waiver must be in writing. The Terms and Conditions are subject to change. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL advises you to check the MY STYLE OF TRAVEL website for the latest version of the Terms and Conditions prior to booking your trip. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL has the right to amend the terms and conditions whenever deemed necessary.
USE OF MY STYLE OF TRAVEL ACCESS AND INFORMATION FOR TRAVEL BOOKINGS
You warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and possess the legal authority to enter a contractual relationship with My Style of Travel. You agree to be financially responsible for all your travel bookings (as well as for use of your account by others, including, without limitation, minors living with you). You also warrant that all information supplied by you or members of your household transacting business with My Style of Travel is true and accurate. Without limitation, any speculative, false, or fraudulent reservation or any reservation in anticipation of demand is prohibited. You agree that the travel services reservations facilities provided by My Style of Travel shall be used only to make legitimate reservations or purchases for you or for another person for whom you are legally authorized to act.
You shall be completely responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes, and assessments arising out of your travel bookings through access provided by My Style of Travel.
All reservations must be accompanied by non-refundable deposit to My Style of Travel. There are no exceptions to this deposit fee. This information is shared on the site, prior to your agreement to book your destination. Airfare and lodging will not hold any reservations unless secured payment.
PRICE POLICY; TRIP DEPOSIT; INVOICING; FINAL PAYMENT
All trip prices are as posted on the My Style of Travel website at the time of booking and do not include airfare unless otherwise stated. Trips are priced per person, based on shared occupancy. Single rooms may be available at an additional cost and the prices will be listed where applicable. Prior to booking, prices are subject to change without notice. If you are using our payment plan option, you must submit a non-refundable, non-transferable, per person deposit (equivalent to the first month’s installment payment or other amount determined by My Style of Travel in its sole discretion) at the time of booking to reserve your space. You may submit payments to My Style of Travel online transfers or credit card.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Traveler understands and agrees to satisfy their balance in full no less than 30-60 days prior to the date of arrival. Should Traveler fail to submit the final payment as specified, a 10% late fee will be assessed based on the original amount.
If Traveler fails to submit payment in full by final payment date, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL reserves the right to cancel booking and retain 100% of funds paid.
Monthly Payment Schedule: Once a reservation is secured with a deposit, traveler is required to make monthly payments. If no payment is received for 60 days the reservation may be cancelled, and all previous payments will be forfeited. The amount of the minimum monthly payment installment will be provided on the initial invoice.
Reinstatement: If your travel reservations have been cancelled, and you notify My Style of Travel within ten (10) days that you want to reinstate your reservations, a service reinstatement fee of $150 ($200 for international trips/tours) will be added to your invoice and must be paid in advance in order to apply for reconfirmation of services. Additional fee may apply if travel price has changed.
CREDIT CARD & BANK PROCESSING
MY STYLE OF TRAVEL uses a third-party credit card processing company to provide Traveler with a convenient way of submitting payment. Traveler agrees to update credit/debit card/bank account if closed, expires, or is no longer active for whatever reason. Traveler may contact MY STYLE OF TRAVEL directly to provide updated payment information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Declined Payment: In the event that payment is attempted by MY STYLE OF TRAVEL and is subsequently declined, the Traveler will receive a courtesy email notifying Traveler of the declined payment method. If the past due payment is not paid within seven (7) days of its due date, there will be a $50 late fee assessed for that interval’s payment. If payment has not been submitted within fourteen (14) days of the first payment attempt, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL reserves the right to cancel Traveler’s booking and & retain all paid funds.
REFUND, TRIP CANCELLATION, & DISRUPT POLICIES
Part of MY STYLE OF TRAVEL’s responsibility is organizing the activities, accommodations, and transportation that will make your Trip, one in a lifetime. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL does the necessary work ahead of time to make sure that everything is in place and ready for you.
Traveler understands that coordination of the scheduled travel requires a great deal of planning to take place months in advance. For this reason, the following policies apply:
In the event that a Traveler attempts to cancel within 120 days of the Date of Arrival, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL reserves the right to retain 100% of all paid funds. Traveler agrees not to file a dispute or chargeback through their bank and/or credit card and to instead utilize their travel insurance in the event that Traveler can no longer attend the Scheduled Trip. If we receive any dispute related to your trip, we will automatically cancel it and provide your agreement to the bank/credit card company with our cancellation policy and all the information they might need to see that this trip was booked by You the traveler.
Refund Policy. Traveler may receive a 100% refund (less any processing fees) within two (2) days of booking the Scheduled Trip, so long as at the expiration of those two (2) days is more than six (6) months away from the scheduled departure date.
MY STYLE OF TRAVEL is unable to offer any refund after expiration of the two (2) days following booking/payment.
Due to the nature of these services, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL is unable to provide any refunds post-trip. We value feedback from travelers and welcome them to share any comments or suggestion here: email@example.com.
Cancelled by MY STYLE OF TRAVEL: On rare occasions, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL must cancel a tour, either because there are not enough travelers to operate the tour if travel arrangements are booked under a group booking that requires a minimum number of travelers, or for other events outside the control of MY STYLE OF TRAVEL. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will cancel tours due to lack of travelers prior to final invoicing however, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL reserve the right to cancel any tour at any time up to the day of departure, due to no fault of our own.
In the event of a cancellation by MY STYLE OF TRAVEL, all monies paid to MY STYLE OF TRAVEL for the canceled tour will be promptly refunded to the traveler. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL is not responsible for any penalties imposed by the airlines.
*** If MY STYLE OF TRAVEL has to cancel a trip outside of their control (see Force Majeure clause below) a refund and/or credit will be based on what the vendor will provide. ***
Payment Disputes: Traveler agrees to not file a payment dispute or charge back through their credit card/bank/financial institution and to instead utilize her/his travel insurance in the event that she/he can no longer attend the scheduled trip.
Traveler agrees to not file a charge back in violation of MY STYLE OF TRAVEL’s Refund Policy. In the event that a charge back is requested and/or processed, Traveler agrees to repay MY STYLE OF TRAVEL for the full amount and be responsible for any fees incurred in recouping payment, including attorney’s fees.
Gift Cards: Occasionally, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL may offer a promotion which offers travelers the opportunity to receive a gift card of a specific amount. Traveler agrees to return said gift card or submit payment equal to the value of the gift card in the event that traveler cancels their reservation within the cancellation period or prior to the scheduled trip.
Currency Fluctuations: Currency exchange rates fluctuate. Prices are subject to change based upon currency exchange rate fluctuations, provided actual variations have occurred.
Passport and Travel Documents. Traveler is responsible for securing a valid passport. Upon signing up to attend a Scheduled Trip, Traveler will send via e-mail a photocopy of their passport, displaying the expiration date. Ninety (90) days prior to the date of arrival, traveler will send an updated copy of their passport.
Some destination countries require a tourist visa to be secured before entering the country. Traveler understands that it is their responsibility to secure the visa and will do so at the time of purchasing Traveler’s airline ticket(s).
If a visa is required for your scheduled trip, traveler agrees to purchase her/his airline ticket, if not already included in the purchased package, and obtain a visa within thirty (30) days of booking their trip.
It is the responsibility of the Traveler to ensure that there are adequate amounts of passport and visa pages within their passport booklet, in accordance with the requirements of the Scheduled Trip destination. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will not be liable in the event that traveler fails to ensure that her/his travel documents are in order.
TRAVEL INSURANCE (Effective 5/1/2020)
MY STYLE OF TRAVEL requires all travelers to purchase travel insurance for any Scheduled Trip through My Style of Travel. The ideal insurance policy would cover the cost of trip cancellations, flight delays and cancellations, loss of employment, and accidents and illness suffered by you that would prevent you from traveling on your booked trip or that may occur during the trip. You should consider purchasing additional coverage to cover any money you may have spent prior to your scheduled trip departure. Travelers must provide MY STYLE OF TRAVEL a copy of the policy within 30 days of booking or risk your trip being cancelled and loss of initial deposit.
It is MY STYLE OF TRAVEL’s recommendation each Traveler purchase a travel insurance policy within fourteen (14) days of booking their scheduled trip for maximum coverage. The recommended insurance policy would include a minimum of $100,000 of coverage and cover emergency transportation/evacuation and Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) at minimum.
MY STYLE OF TRAVEL may provide a list of travel insurance providers to the Traveler as a courtesy. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL does not provide any guarantees as to the coverage or service provided by these insurance agencies.
Traveler agrees to use this insurance policy in the event that they are unable to attend the scheduled trip, due to traveler’s fault or otherwise, or incurs any other loss related to the Scheduled Trip.
Purchase of Airline Ticket. Traveler is responsible for purchasing their airline ticket to the origination city of the Scheduled Trip (unless otherwise noted in writing). MY STYLE OF TRAVEL is not responsible for any delays caused by the airline, missed flights due to traveler error, or otherwise.
Traveler agrees to purchase their airline ticket as soon as possible, no later than 60 days prior to the Date of Arrival. Traveler will provide MY STYLE OF TRAVEL with a digital copy of their airline reservation 60 days prior to the Date of Arrival.
One (1) week prior to the Date of Arrival, Traveler will provide an updated digital copy of their travel flight itinerary to MY STYLE OF TRAVEL.
In the event that Traveler arrives prior to the Scheduled Trip Date of Arrival, transportation from the airport will not be provided by MY STYLE OF TRAVEL. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will provide Traveler with a window of time (based on local time) during which transportation will be provided, as outlined below.
Transportation. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL is responsible for arranging transportation during the scheduled trip for MY STYLE OF TRAVEL- coordinated activities. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will also arrange transportation to and from the airport on the date of arrival and date of departure as specified in the trip details. In the event that this schedule does not fit within the Traveler’s arrival or departure, Traveler is free to arrange transportation for themselves at their own expense.
Accommodations. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will provide accommodations for the duration of the scheduled trip. Should Traveler decide to arrive early or stay after the Scheduled Trip, Traveler will be responsible for their accommodations on those days/nights.
In the event that Traveler wishes to indulge in room service or causes some kind of damage to their room/accommodations, Traveler understands that they are solely responsible for any and all extra charges to her/his room/account and agrees to settle such balances prior to departure. Traveler is required to leave her/his credit card on file upon check-in.
In the event that Traveler fails to settle such charges prior to departure, Traveler agrees to indemnify MY STYLE OF TRAVEL in any situation of property damage or fees that remain unpaid.
In the event that MY STYLE OF TRAVEL must pursue unpaid fees/damages from Traveler, Traveler will be responsible for all expenses associated with securing such payment, including attorney’s fees.
False Representation. At no time shall Traveler make representations, directly or indirectly, to vendors, accommodations, administrators, or any other individual/company that Traveler is somehow affiliated with MY STYLE OF TRAVEL in an authoritative, management, or administrative role. This includes but is not limited to requesting confidential records and/or information on accommodations, bookings, excursions, etc. from vendors, etc.
Included in the Scheduled Trip unless specified otherwise:
Housing accommodations. Accommodations may be in the form of a hotel, Airbnb, hostel, villa, condo, homestay, or any combination of these.
Transportation. Roundtrip airport transport (arrival + departure), as stated in the previous section as well as to and from excursions specified in the itinerary.
Pre-Paid excursions. These activities can added to your trip. If purchased, it can be viewed on the Scheduled Trip Itinerary provided to Traveler by MY STYLE OF TRAVEL. Any activities/excursions outside of these are the responsibility of the Traveler.
Gratuities/Tips. Please note that gratuity/tips to service providers are not included in the Scheduled Trip.
Communication. Any Traveler on an international Scheduled Trip can communicate with MY STYLE OF TRAVEL via an electronic messaging program such as Whatsapp or other messaging program. Traveler will be notified of the messaging program of choice before the Scheduled Trip and will be added to a group conversation which will be used for text communications throughout the Scheduled Trip. Traveler agrees to maintain the designated mobile application on their phone and remain a member of the chat for the duration of the Scheduled Trip, as this will be the sole method of communication with the Traveler. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL is not responsible for any international charges accrued on any electronic device during communication made with MY STYLE OF TRAVEL by the Traveler.
Excursions. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL has access to vendors that provide excursions for its Travelers to participate in. In the event that a purchased excursion is cancelled by the vendor, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will make reasonable efforts to work with the vendor to substitute the excursion with another planned activity or reschedule for a different day of the Trip. Circumstances outside of MY STYLE OF TRAVEL’s control do not give rise to a breach of contract or refund. In the event a cancellation of a custom excursion crafted by MY STYLE OF TRAVEL, the same reasonable effort will be made to substitute or reschedule.
Should Traveler decide to opt out of a purchased or custom crafted excursion, Traveler understands that this does not entitle Traveler to a refund, partial or otherwise.
By participating in any and all purchased or custom crafted excursions, Traveler acknowledges that Traveler does not have any physical limitations, medical ailment, physical or mental disabilities that would limit or prevent that Traveler from participating in the excursions. If necessary, Traveler will obtain a medical examination and clearance to participate in said excursions.
Traveler releases MY STYLE OF TRAVEL from any liability stemming from personal property loss, injury, and/or death that Traveler may sustain while participating in the Scheduled Trip and/or its excursions.
In the event that a Traveler is late to the designated meeting location for the excursion, the company which the excursion is purchased with is not required to wait or delay the excursion. Refunds, partial or otherwise, will not be provided for any such absence. Should the Traveler not arrive in time to take the designated transportation to the excursion, they may secure transportation to the excursion at their own expense.
Luggage. Traveler is responsible for bringing with them everything they need for purposes of travel. The hosting hotel, hostel, Airbnb, etc. may provide items like shampoo, body wash, etc., however, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL does not guarantee any personal care or travel items to be available at the Scheduled Trip destination or accommodations.
MY STYLE OF TRAVEL is not responsible for the loss of or damage to luggage in route to the destination, at the time of departure, or for the duration of the Scheduled Trip.
Alcohol Consumption. Traveler agrees to engage in the consumption of alcohol in a reasonable manner and not to the point of becoming belligerent, violent, or detriment to self, others, property, and/or the overall Trip.
Illegal Activity. Traveler agrees to abide by the destination’s local, state, and federal laws and will refrain from engaging in any criminal activity, including but not limited to the possession, purchase, and consumption of illicit substances. Engaging in such behaviors will be considered as grounds for ejection.
In the event that a Traveler is incarcerated in the destination country, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL is under no obligation to provide bail money or otherwise. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will make reasonable attempts to notify the emergency contact provided by Traveler in this Agreement.
Social Media and Online Forums. Travelers are encouraged to share their Trip with the world! (If Traveler chooses to do so, we’d love to be tagged!) Traveler agrees to not publish any disparaging comments, posts, or photos with respect to MY STYLE OF TRAVEL, the host destination, as well as fellow Travelers.
Guests. We at MY STYLE OF TRAVEL encourage socializing and immersion into the local society. However, it is against MY STYLE OF TRAVEL policy to bring non-Traveler guests to any MY STYLE OF TRAVEL-provided accommodations.
Additional Travelers/Guests. Traveler agrees to not bring along any additional travelers that are not pre-approved by MY STYLE OF TRAVEL. Doing so will be considered as grounds for ejection at MY STYLE OF TRAVEL’s sole discretion.
Romantic/Intimate Relationships. Traveler agrees to not seek or pursue romantic relationships with any MY STYLE OF TRAVEL vendors, local partners, or other Travelers for the duration of the Scheduled Trip. Doing so will be considered as grounds for ejection at MY STYLE OF TRAVEL’s sole discretion.
GROUNDS FOR EJECTION. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL’S PRIORITY IS TO MAINTAIN A SAFE, ENJOYABLE TRIP FOR ALL TRAVELERS. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE AND/OR EXCLUDE ANY TRAVELER FROM THE SCHEDULED TRIP IN THE EVENT THAT TRAVELER’S BEHAVIOR IS DEEMED DANGEROUS OR POSES A DANGER TO OTHERS. OTHER GROUNDS FOR TRIP EJECTION INCLUDE INTENTIONALLY DAMAGING OR DEFACING PROPERTY, FIGHTING, USAGE OF ABUSIVE LANGUAGE, INAPPROPRIATE AND/OR DISRESPECTFUL TREATMENT OF MY STYLE OF TRAVEL STAFF, FELLOW TRAVELERS, VENDORS, TOUR GUIDES, AND/OR LOCALS WITHIN THE DESTINATION. EJECTION WILL BE AT THE TRAVELER’S EXPENSE AND DOES NOT ENTITLE TRAVELER TO ANY REFUND.
Liability. In the event that Traveler sustains a loss of personal property during the duration of the Scheduled Trip, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL maintains no liability and will not be held responsible for any such loss. In addition, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL maintain no liability in the event that physical injury and/or death occurs during a Trip.
Electronic Signature. Traveler understands that under law, signatures transmitted digitally and created electronically via touchscreen or computer mouse shall have the same force and binding effect as an original handwritten signature in ink.
Authorization. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL may hire a local photographer to capture snapshots of your Trip. Traveler expressly and irrevocably authorizes the use of his or her likeness for commercial purposes by the Company as well as its assignees, licensees, legal representatives, and transferees, unless otherwise agreed to in writing. This authorization permits for the publication and use of any and all photographs, pictures, portraits, videos, and/or images in any and all forms and media including for purposes of illustration, commercial art, publishing, advertising, promotion, publicity, social media and other electronic forms, for any products or services, or other lawful uses as may be deemed appropriate by the Company in the course of its business.
No Modification. Parties agree that there shall be no changes to this Agreement – unless in writing, agreed to, and signed by both parties.
Force Majeure. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL may choose to be excused of any further performance obligations in the event of a disastrous occurrence outside the control of MY STYLE OF TRAVEL that materially affects the Services provided in this Agreement, including but not limited to:
A natural disaster (fires, explosions, earthquakes, hurricane, flooding, storms, or infestation); or
2. War, invasion, act of foreign enemies, embargo, or other hostility (whether declared or not); or
3. Any hazardous situation created outside the control of either party such as a riot, disorder, pandemic or epidemic, quarantine, nuclear leak or explosion, or act or threat of terrorism.
In the event that this Section applies, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will be permitted to make a reasonable effort to reschedule Trips as needed in order to comply with the terms of this Agreement, however, will not be found in breach if this is not possible due to the circumstances. Refunds will not be provided, rather, any money paid by Traveler may be applied to a future MY STYLE OF TRAVEL Trip.
Transfer-ability. Traveler cannot transfer this Agreement or Trip to any other entity or individual. Any potential transfer may only take place with the written permission of MY STYLE OF TRAVEL.
Warranties. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL does not guarantee or provide any warranty, express or implied, with regards to any specific results or Trip.
Governing Law. The laws of the state of Tennessee will govern the validity, construction, and performance of this contract. Any actions relating to this contract will be handled in courts or providers serving Hamilton County, Tennessee.
In the event of a dispute, the first course of action to be sought by either party, after making a good-faith and reasonable effort attempting to resolve the matter amicably, shall be mediation with a mutually agreed upon mediator. Parties shall share in the costs.
MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will do its due diligence prior to confirming Traveler-status and official reservation of the applicant’s spot on the Scheduled Trip. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL reserve the right to cancel enrollment at any time within 14 days of initial payment, for any reason.
Wherever possible, each provision of this contract will be interpreted so that it is valid under applicable law. If any provision is held illegal or unenforceable, that provision will be reformed to the extent necessary to make the provision legal and enforceable. All remaining provisions will remain unaffected and will continue in full force and effect.
Traveler has been given the opportunity to seek independent legal advice prior to signing this Agreement. Traveler acknowledges and agrees that Traveler has carefully read this Agreement, that Traveler understands and is voluntarily executing this Agreement.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE
The following charges are not included in the trip price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your trip; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your tour director, local host, driver, local guides, rest room attendants; gratuities on ferries, trains; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted MY STYLE OF TRAVEL menu as presented at accommodations or restaurants (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the accommodation or restaurant); optional excursions; porterage at airports and train stations; travel insurance; and all other items of a personal nature.
AIR ARRANGEMENTS TO TRIP DESTINATIONS
Travelers must purchase their own airline tickets to the trip destination unless otherwise noted. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will not arrange air transportation and shall not be responsible or liable for a traveler’s airfare, airline ticket, or air travel arrangements. All issues with your air travel shall be resolved with the respective airline on which you are ticketed. In the event the airline cancels, reschedules, or delays a flight for any reason or you miss your departure flight or connection, no refunds will be provided by MY STYLE OF TRAVEL for missed portions of the trip. You are fully responsible for any additional expenses you may incur prior to joining the trip if you miss your departure flight or connecting flight. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL recommends all travelers purchase travel insurance with provisions to cover these unexpected expenses.
All tour directors, local hosts and local guides utilized by MY STYLE OF TRAVEL speak English. Travelers should be able to speak, read and understand English.
AUTHORITY TO REMOVE OR REFUSE TRAVELERS
In the event MY STYLE OF TRAVEL believes that a traveler may interfere with other travelers’ enjoyment of the trip, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL may, in its sole discretion, refuse to allow the traveler to commence the trip or remove a traveler from the trip. Travelers who (i) are considered a danger to themselves or others or (ii) have engaged in or are threatening to engage in behavior that may adversely affect the safety, security, comfort, enjoyment, or well-being of other travelers or MY STYLE OF TRAVEL representatives (including, but not limited to, behavior that is disruptive, verbally abusive, physically abusive, obnoxious, harassing, discriminatory, or obscene) or (iii) have failed or refused to following MY STYLE OF TRAVEL’s directives, recommendations, instructions, policies, or procedures, may be removed from the trip. In the event MY STYLE OF TRAVEL refuses transport or removes a traveler, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL may leave the traveler at any destination and shall not be liable or responsible for accommodations, transportation, meals, medical care, or any other expenses incurred by the traveler after refusal or removal from the trip. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will not refund any portion of the price paid by any traveler who is refused or removed and MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will be entitled to recover from the traveler any costs or expenses incurred by MY STYLE OF TRAVEL in removing or refusing the traveler.
MY STYLE OF TRAVEL require travelers to be 18 years of age or older to book a trip and travel alone. Persons under the age of 18 must have an adult (over the age of 18) accompany them on the trip and share accommodations.
On occasion, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL may organize trips to include family member(s). These specialty trips will have itineraries that are designed to include children. (“Specialty Trips”). On Specialty Trips, additional terms and conditions governing accommodations, travel requirements, etc. may apply and will be provided to the traveler prior to confirmation of booking.
SPECIAL ASSISTANCE TRAVELERS
Travelers who require special assistance due to a disability must notify MY STYLE OF TRAVEL when booking a trip. In the event, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL is unable to arrange acceptable and reasonable accommodations for special needs or disabled travelers MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will notify traveler and traveler will have the option to decide if they want to continue on the trip. However, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL shall not be responsible for any denial of services by accommodations, restaurants, or other independent suppliers during the trip. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will not provide individual assistance to a special need disabled traveler during the trip. Travelers must be able to independently partake in the activities of the trip. Special needs or disabled travelers should have a qualified and physically able companion accompany them and to assist during the trip. If a traveler fails to notify MY STYLE OF TRAVEL of a disability requiring special attention when booking the trip, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL reserves the right to cancel the booking or terminate the traveler’s trip. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL may cancel or terminate a trip if the special needs or disabled traveler is not accompanied by a person who will aid or if a traveler’s special needs or disabilities are not suitable for the trip. In the event MY STYLE OF TRAVEL cancels the booking or terminates the trip, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will not refund or cover any costs or expenses incurred by the special needs or disabled traveler after cancellation or termination. Some activities during the trip may require travelers to engage in extensive standing, sitting, or walking and facilities or sightseeing locations may not accommodate wheelchairs. The Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal law only applicable within the U.S.; therefore, facilities and accommodations for disabled individuals may be limited outside the U.S. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will not refund or cover any cost or expense incurred by a special needs or disabled traveler for any missed activities due to the traveler’s inability to fully participate with the group.
VISAS & PASSPORTS
International travel requires a passport. You must verify all requirements and obtain a passport and all necessary visas for the trip, including all health requirements if any. If you are refused entry into any country for failing to meet the entry and exit requirements, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will not be liable. All visa or passport information provided by MY STYLE OF TRAVEL is applicable to U.S. citizens only. Non-U.S. citizens must consult with the appropriate consulates to determine if any visas or other documents are needed. For more information on passport and visa requirements, please go to the U.S. State Department website at www.travel.state.gov.
MY STYLE OF TRAVEL utilize various accommodations such as hotels, hostels, Airbnb and bed-and-breakfasts to house travelers during a trip. Each trip will vary in terms of the accommodations used. Shared room accommodations, with twin beds, will be provided (double, triple or multiple bedded rooms). Single room accommodations may be available at an additional charge and must be requested at the time of booking. Room and bed preferences are not guaranteed. Check-in times vary worldwide. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL cannot control or guarantee check-in times.
SERVICE INQUIRIES AFTER THE TRIP
If a situation arises during the trip, please advise MY STYLE OF TRAVEL of your complaint, or claims as soon as possible. Any complaint involving MY STYLE OF TRAVEL services, or the services of its third-party suppliers must be relayed to MY STYLE OF TRAVEL within 30 days after completion of the trip. If not, you will forfeit any compensation or other resolution that may have been due to you.
Certain planned activities during the trip may be unavailable if such activities fall on dates that are designated local or national holidays. In the event a planned activity is unavailable, if possible, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will make every effort to offer an alternative activity. No refund or discount will be given to travelers for events that are cancelled due to local customs.
HEALTH; SAFETY; MEDICAL INSURANCE
MY STYLE OF TRAVEL endeavors to provide a safe environment and Trip for its travelers but cannot protect or guard traveler from certain risk and dangers when traveling outside of the United States. During a trip, a traveler may be faced with forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; accidents or illnesses or other situations that may endanger the life of the traveler. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL shall not be responsible for any risks and dangers that may arise and by booking a trip with MY STYLE OF TRAVEL, you agree not to hold MY STYLE OF TRAVEL liable for any harm suffered by you during the trip. You agree to hold MY STYLE OF TRAVEL harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. You must ensure that you are informed and aware of the applicable health requirements and recommended precautions relevant to the trip and that you carry all necessary vaccination documents, personal health information or personal medication. You run the risk of being denied entry into a country if you fail to present the required vaccination documentation. Prior to booking a trip, you should refer to U.S. Department of State’s website www.travel.state.gov for travel advice and vaccination requirements for the trip destination.
Photographs appearing on the MY STYLE OF TRAVEL website are used solely as a representation or similar depiction of the possible facilities and attractions and MY STYLE OF TRAVEL travelers should not rely on those depictions. Actual facilities and attractions will vary. On some trips, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL may hire a photographer to take pictures of the travelers, activities, and attractions. By booking a trip with MY STYLE OF TRAVEL, you agree to grant MY STYLE OF TRAVEL permission to use photos of you taken during the trip by the MY STYLE OF TRAVEL photographer on our website and social media platforms for marketing purposes only. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL may, in its sole discretion, make the pictures available to travelers as part of the trip or as an additional cost. In the event you upload your photos to the MY STYLE OF TRAVEL website, any upload grants a perpetual license to MY STYLE OF TRAVEL to use your photos for marketing purposes.
Optional excursions, outside of the planned MY STYLE OF TRAVEL trip activities may be available for booking through local operators or other third parties. These parties are entirely independent of MY STYLE OF TRAVEL and do not form any part of the MY STYLE OF TRAVEL trip. Any optional excursion you book will not be governed by these Terms and Conditions. In booking with a third party/local operator, you will be entering into a contract with said organizer or operator and will be subject to their terms and conditions, which may include limitations of liability or exclusions. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL shall not be liable for any optional excursions or for any acts or omissions of the third-party/local operator, its employees or agents or any other person connected therewith, even where MY STYLE OF TRAVEL advertises, suggests or assists with booking an optional excursion with the third-party or local operator. Any advice or assistance on or with any optional excursions provided by any local representative does not mean or imply that the option is sold, supervised, or controlled by MY STYLE OF TRAVEL, or that any such advice or assistance is given on behalf of MY STYLE OF TRAVEL. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL advises travelers to check with the operator of any optional excursion for the applicable terms and conditions before booking.
Wi-Fi connectivity may or may not be available during the trip. If available, it may be delayed, slowed, or otherwise interrupted. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL has no obligation to provide travelers with Wi-Fi connectivity during the trip.
My Style of Travel is a service mark owned and registered in the U.S. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL names, trademarks, service marks, logos, materials, and information shall not be used, reproduced, transmitted or distributed in any way, except with the express written consent of MY STYLE OF TRAVEL.
THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS
MY STYLE OF TRAVEL is an independent company acting as an intermediary to provide a trip comprised of services offered by third-party suppliers. Third-party suppliers providing trip services are not agents, employees, servants, or joint ventures of MY STYLE OF TRAVEL. MY STYLE OF TRAVEL has independent contracts with each of the suppliers for the services. All trip services provided by third parties are subject to the terms and conditions specified in the third-party supplier documents and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. The third-party supplier terms and conditions are available to you upon request. You agree that neither MY STYLE OF TRAVEL nor its representative shall be liable for any damage, loss (including personal injury, death, and property loss), or expense occasioned by any act or omission of any supplier providing services. After departure, if the services included in the trip cannot be supplied or there are changes in an itinerary for reasons beyond the control of MY STYLE OF TRAVEL, depending on the circumstance, MY STYLE OF TRAVEL will take reasonable action to arrange for the provision of comparable services. Any resulting additional expense will be the responsibility of travelers.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
To the extent permitted by law, neither MY STYLE OF TRAVEL nor any of its related companies, directors, employees or agents accept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise for any claim, injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of another traveler or third party providers over whom MY STYLE OF TRAVEL has no direct control, by force majeure or by any other event which is beyond MY STYLE OF TRAVEL’s control. Any limitation of responsibility stated for MY STYLE OF TRAVEL in these Terms and Conditions applies and extends to its related companies, directors, officers and agents. This limitation of liability provision does not make MY STYLE OF TRAVEL responsible for any costs and fees that are specifically stated as being your responsibility. Under circumstances where our liability cannot be excluded and where liability may be lawfully limited, such liability is limited to the remedies required of MY STYLE OF TRAVEL under applicable law.
GOVERNING LAW; DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Unless otherwise precluded by law, disputes or claims must be filed within three months following completion of the trip. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee, and any dispute, mediation or arbitration pertaining to this agreement must take place and may be brought only in courts in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mediation shall be the first form of resolution for any dispute between you and MY STYLE OF TRAVEL. The mediator used shall be one selected by MY STYLE OF TRAVEL. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, the parties must proceed to binding arbitration in the State of Tennessee to resolve the dispute. Arbitration proceeding shall be administered by and pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The prevailing party shall be entitled to receive from the other party, reasonable attorneys’ fees and reasonable cost and expenses. Arbitration against MY STYLE OF TRAVEL must be arbitrated on an individual basis. Disputes shall not be arbitrated on a class action basis or on behalf of the general public. You hereby waive any right to punitive damages.