GOLFER ESCAPES BOOKING CONDITIONS

Golf Travel Packages are provided by Golfer Escapes, travel license number 3104336. By booking a Golf Travel Package with Golfer Escapes you acknowledge and accept the following terms and conditions.

Financial Protection:

Golfer Escapes operates under travel license number 3104336, granted by the Office of Fair Trading Queensland.  

Product Validity:

Packages displayed are valid from 01 Dec 2014,except where noted.

Booking Arrangements:

Booking of travel arrangements and payment thereof shall be considered proof that you have read our booking terms and conditions, that you accept them without reservation as constituting the entire agreement between yourself and Golfer Escapes which can only be varied by an officer of Golfer Escapes in writing. Golfer Escapes does not own nor operate the airlines, hotels, sightseeing, shipping, transfer or vehicle hire companies or cruise lines (herein called "suppliers") whose transport, accommodation or meal services you may receive on your holiday. Golfer Escapes reserves the right to pass on any costs imposed by airlines for ticketing plus a service fee and GST. All holiday components sold by Golfer Escapes are provided by reputable suppliers, which operate in accordance with the standards set down by their own local authorities. Golfer Escapes bookings therefore are subject to the terms, conditions and limitations of such suppliers, some of which exclude or limit liability in respect of death, injury, delay, loss or damage to your person and/or effects. Golfer Escapes recommends that all passengers take out adequate travel insurance cover valid for the entire duration of the holiday.

Changes in Price and Itineraries:

Prices are in Australian dollars and are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice. Prices are based on the lowest price available for that package and may vary due to season or periods of high demand. In the event that currency fluctuations affect the price of your booking, we reserve the right to adjust our prices as necessary at any time. In the event of airline schedule changes or those made by our suppliers or for any reason beyond our control, we will notify you. In the event that new Trade Fair periods or new Trade Fair rates and /or dates become evident, Golfer Escapes will inform you of any change and invoice you at the new rates. Revised rates will apply to all bookings including those made before the change. If the change or changes result in your holiday costing more, or otherwise being materially different from that prior to the change or changes being effected and in respect of which we have already accepted your deposit or balance payment, you may rearrange your holiday or withdraw and monies already paid will be refunded less any charges levied by suppliers. The price that is applicable at any time is that which is quoted at that time by Golfer Escapes’ computer based system. Government taxes and charges imposed by third parties are subject to change.

Prices and invoice errors:

Golfer Escapes endeavours to ensure that all prices listed on www.qantasgolfclub.com are accurate and up-to-date. However, due to exchange rate fluctuations or increases in supplier rates, Golfer Escapes reserves the right, up to and including the date of check-in, to adjust any fees, charges or prices as necessary, even if the Products acquired have been paid for in full, to reflect such cost increases passed onto Golfer Escapes.

Golfer Escapes reserves the right to correct any errors in fees, charges, rates or prices quoted or billed, even if the Products acquired have been paid for in full.

Payment:

Deposit You will be required to pay a deposit or deposits when booking. Your consultant will advise you the amount.  All deposits are non-refundable for changes of mind or cancellations by you (subject to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law). Final payment is required no later than 6 weeks prior to departure unless otherwise stated. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.

All payments for bookings must be paid by Credit Card issuers (Visa, Mastercard or American Express), Cheque or Direct Deposit. Golfer Escapes will send a credit card authority via email or fax for completion and returning to Company office if this is the chosen choice of payment by client. Credit Card payments may attract a service fee of 2%.

Taxes:

Airline taxes are subject to change and are confirmed at the time your airline ticket is issued. There may also be a local tax charged at some airports.

Cancellations, alterations, refunds and reissues:

Refunds for bookings are subject to the terms and conditions of the individual suppliers and are specified in your booking invoice, this may include forfeiting full payment once the booking has been confirmed and paid. Prior to full payment all deposits are non-refundable. This may result in a delay in processing any refund due as we await confirmation of cancellation charges by airlines, hotels and ground/cruise operators. For this reason Golfer Escapes strongly recommends that your travel insurance policy includes cover for cancellation charges in the event of cancellation due to illness or other circumstances.

No refund is available for cancellations after holiday package has commenced or in respect of any tours, accommodation, meals or any other services not utilized. Please note that employees of any supplier are not authorized by Golfer Escapes to make any undertakings to a client in respect of refunds or other matters.

Document reissue fees:

To make any changes after your booking has been finalised, contact Golfer Escapes in writing.  A change fee of $33 per booking in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground/cruise operators or airlines, will be charged for document reissue. . A document reissue means an alteration to an existing booking and not a transfer to another package wherein cancellation fees may apply as well as a reissue fee of $33.  

What’s Not Included in the Holiday Price:

Unless detailed in the booking invoice additional items are not included in the price of a package, these include but are not limited to the following:  Airfares (International/Domestic) and airport taxes not included in booking invoices and paid prior to departure,  passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals, tips to Tour Directors, motor coach drivers and local city guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, expenses, fees or costs incurred in case of illness, or of refusal of entry, detention in, or expulsion or repatriation from a country or part of a country. Golfer Escapes is not liable for any expense, costs or loss incurred in relation to such matters. You agree not to hold Golfer Escapes responsible for any such things.

Insurance:

Golfer Escapes can organize Travel Insurance on client’s behalf. Golfer Escapes recommends travel insurance against loss of deposits through cancellation charges, baggage loss, medical expenses and theft. Golfer Escapes makes no representations or guarantees concerning reimbursements of funds paid by you under any insurance claim. You agree not to hold Golfer Escapes responsible for any decision made by insurers, and/or by any suppliers, or requirements of any overseas country or governmental authority or overseas laws and policies.

Special Requirements:

Please liaise with your consultant and provide in writing by email  at least 7 days prior to departure any special requirements you may have for your travel arrangements such as special meal and seating requests, room type or disabled access.  Please note special requests are placed with airlines, hotels and supplier but cannot be guaranteed by Golfer Escapes.

Schedule Changes:

We recommend that you contact the airline to confirm your scheduled departure time 24 hours prior to your flight.

Qantas Golf Club and Qantas Points:

Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn Qantas Points on bookings that are offered for sale via qantasgolfclub.com. Qantas Frequent Flyer members must provide Golfer Escapes with their Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number at the time of making the booking.

Qantas Frequent Flyer membership and the earning of Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions available at qantas.com/terms and Qantas Golf Club Terms and Conditions available at qantasgolfclub.com/terms-and-conditions.

The number of Qantas Points a Qantas Frequent Flyer member and a Qantas Frequent Flyer member who is also a Qantas Golf Club Premium member can earn on a golf travel package will be at the rate advertised  via qantasgolfclub.com. Qantas Points will not be earned for any flight bookings made in conjunction with an advertised golf travel package, other than the Qantas Points earned on eligible flights as per the Qantas Frequent Flyer terms and conditions.  Some or all Qantas Points that are offered in relation to a golf travel package sold via qantasgolfclub.com may be forfeited if changes are made to the advertised travel package or the booking is cancelled by the member.

These Golfer Escapes Terms and Conditions do not replace or alter the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions or the Qantas Golf Club Terms and Conditions.  However, Qantas shall not be liable for any of the goods and services offered by Golfer Escapes on qantasgolfclub.com and any claims in relation to a golf travel package advertised on qantasgolfclub.com must be made to Golfer Escapes pursuant to these terms and conditions.

To the extent of any inconsistency between two or more terms and conditions which apply to the purchase of a travel package via qantasgolfclub.com, those terms and conditions will be interpreted in the following order of priority, the Qantas Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions, the Qantas Golf Club Terms and Conditions and then these Booking Conditions.

For the purpose of this section, the following meanings apply to the listed terms: “Qantas Frequent Flyer program” means the loyalty rewards program operated under that name by Qantas Airways Limited ABN 16 009 661 901 (“Qantas”) or a related body corporate of Qantas. "Qantas Golf Club" means the online golf program operated under that name by Qantas Airways Limited ABN 16 009 661 901 (“Qantas”) or a related body corporate of Qantas.

Passports, Visa, Vaccinations and Baggage:

If you are travelling to the United States please see https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov for important information regarding compulsory pre-registration for their visa waiver program (“ESTA”). Australian passport holders will not be able to enter the United States without a valid ESTA (or visa). Please note, you may not meet the eligibility requirements of ESTA and may be required to obtain a visa.

A visa does not guarantee your entry to a country or permission to remain in it. Some countries may refuse entry because of your health, condition, or other circumstances or for other reasons, or may detain, expel or repatriate you. It is your responsibility to find out about applicable entry and other requirements of overseas countries you are intending to visit. These things are not our responsibility. You should check with the embassies or consulates or other authorities of the countries in which you intend to travel for any health, entry or visa requirements that are applicable and you should make the appropriate disclosures as required. A failure to disclose a health condition may result in the applicable country refusing you entry, or in you being detained, expelled or repatriated from it.

Golfer Escapes and/or its servants and agents accept no responsibility if you are refused entry into the country/countries of your destination. Golfer Escapes and/or its servants and agents are not liable for any expenses, costs liabilities or loss incurred in relation to such matters. You agree to not hold Golfer Escapes including its servants and agents responsible for any such thing. Golfer Escapes/and or its servants and agents are not responsible for any disclosures of a health condition made by other suppliers who provide services on the holiday or for the acts of any governmental instrumentalities of the countries connected to your holiday.

You are responsible for all visas, entry, health and other requirements and any documents required by laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited. Golfer Escapes and/or its servants and agents are not responsible for passport and visa requirements or for any loss you sustain for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited. To ensure the safety of all passengers, including you, it may be necessary for Golfer Escapes and/or its servants and agents to disclose your condition of health to suppliers of other services connected with your holiday. You authorise Golfer Escapes and/or its servants and agents to make such disclosure on your behalf and agree that a disclosure by Golfer Escapes and/or its servants and agents shall not amount to a breach of confidence or duty and you will not hold Golfer Escapes and/or its servants and agents liable in tort (actionable wrong) or in contract or under any anti-discrimination laws.

Hotel Check-In and Vehicle Rentals:

To guarantee charges for incidental items, Hotels and suppliers require validation of a current credit card upon check-in or pick up.

Room Bedding Guide:

Prices on this website are based on existing bedding in the room. Requests for particular arrangements must be made at the time of booking. eg. twin share - separate beds, additional rollaway beds may be arranged at time of check-in and charges are payable direct to the hotel. Please note that the ‘Bedding Guide’ is provided purely as a guide, which may change, subject to hotel renovations or other circumstances.  Early Check In and Late Check Out cannot be guaranteed by Golfer Escapes unless this has been charged to client and prepaid to hotel.  Some hotel specials may include Late Check Out by contract and this will be advised if available on your booking invoice.  

Holiday Variations:

If unforeseen circumstances beyond our control require us to make necessary changes to your holiday, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule departures and itineraries. Where it is necessary to change a hotel Golfer Escapes reserves the right to substitute accommodation of at least a similar standard.

Golf Tee Times & Spa Appointments:

If unforeseen circumstances beyond our control require us to make necessary changes to your tee times and spa appointments, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule accordingly.

Passport Checks:

Travel agents and clients are required to ensure names being used to make a booking with Golfer Escapes are exactly as those appearing in the passports. Any name/initial or spelling changes will incur a $33 fee per change.

Limitations of Liability:

Golfer Escapes arranges your holiday, which will be provided by other suppliers. Golfer Escapes has office an Australia with local representatives internationally. Golfer Escapes sells holidays in Australia that are arranged by Golfer Escapes or by entities related to or affiliated with it. Golfer Escapes provides you and other passengers with bookings, arrangements, ticketing and other ancillary and related services. Golfer Escapes does not itself provide the transport, accommodation, meals or other facilities described on this website that you may receive on your holiday, all of which are provided by air and land carriers, cruise operators, hoteliers or suppliers of other services as principals. Golfer Escapes agrees to make the reservations with the principals offering the services described on this website on these terms and conditions. All coupons, exchange orders, contracts, tickets or vouchers issued by Golfer Escapes (collectively "vouchers") are issued subject to all tariffs terms and conditions contained in the contracts in use by the principals when used and constitute the sole contract between the principal and the passenger. Acceptance of such vouchers constitutes acceptance of the foregoing.

Responsibility:

Golfer Escapes shall be responsible to the passenger for arranging supply of the services described on this website, except where such services cannot be supplied or the itinerary used is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the control of Golfer Escapes. In such circumstances, Golfer Escapes will do its best to arrange supply of comparable services and itineraries and there shall be no refund in this connection. In the absence of its own negligence, neither Golfer Escapes nor any agent or affiliate has any liability for any cancellations, diversions, substitution of equipment, variations, postponements or any other act, omission or default of air or land carriers, cruise operators, hoteliers or hotels, transport companies or any other suppliers nor for any consequences thereof such as changes in services, accommodation or facilities.

In the absence of its own negligence neither Golfer Escapes nor any agent or affiliate shall be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence, delay or from the act, error, omission, default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. Neither Golfer Escapes nor any agent or affiliate is responsible for any criminal conduct by any third parties. All bookings agreed to be made by Golfer Escapes with the provider of any transport or other services are subject to the terms and conditions imposed on such suppliers in relation to matters that may not be expressly the subject of our agreement with them and, in particular, to the applicable laws, requirements and policies of any government, governmental authority or employee including, visa, entry, exit or transit.

Where the passenger occupies a motor coach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Golfer Escapes nor any agent, affiliate or supplier concerned will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss damage or claim whatsoever arising from any accident or incident if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such accident or incident. Golfer Escapes accepts responsibility only for the services it provides. Golfer Escapes does not accept responsibility or liability for any acts, omissions or defaults whether negligent or otherwise, of suppliers. Neither Golfer Escapes, nor any agent or affiliate accepts any responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever for the acts, omissions or defaults (whether negligent or otherwise) of any governmental authorities, their officers, or employees or of any employees, or agents of airlines, air carriers, coach operators, other land carriers, shipping companies or operators, cruise or ferry operators, any other transport providers, hoteliers or other accommodation providers, any other facilities providers, tour directors, tour guides, travel agents, or the providers to you of meals, other goods or other services on your holiday or in relation to it and over whom Golfer Escapes, its agents or affiliates have no direct control. Neither Golfer Escapes nor any agent or affiliate accepts any responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever including but not limited to contract, in tort or under any other law for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused by your own acts and/or omissions, or other events which are beyond their control including force majeure or other events including but not limited to war, civil disturbance, fire, floods, severe weather, acts of God, acts of government or any other authorities, failure of equipment or machinery.

Neither Golfer Escapes nor any agent or affiliate accepts any liability or responsibility for any terms, conditions or requirements of any third party who provides some service in the course of your holiday. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirements of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. Neither Golfer Escapes nor any agent, accepts any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. Every effort is made to ensure website accuracy at all times. However, Golfer Escapes cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances.

Other Conditions:

It is your responsibility to comply with the terms, conditions and requirements of any service provider, or any country or governmental authorities, or to bear any costs or losses incurred as a consequence of you not complying with them.

 Standard of Service:

The standard of service in your holiday is based on various factors and neither Golfer Escapes nor its servants or agents represent or guarantee the standard or fitness for purpose of the accommodation or services provided. Law and Jurisdiction: The agreement between Golfer Escapes and the passenger in respect of the services to be provided by Golfer Escapes to the passenger and which is constituted by the terms and conditions contained on this website (and no other matters) is governed by the laws of Queensland, Australia. Golfer Escapes and the passenger submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Queensland and Courts of appeal there from.

Complaint:

Should be lodged in writing to Golfer Escapes within 14 days of return to Australia with supporting documentation. No airline by virtue of being depicted on this website represents itself either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from or as having any other legal relationship with such purchaser.

Financial Protection:

Golfer Escapes operates under travel license number 3104336, granted by the Office of Fair Trading Queensland. Golfer Escapes is a participant in The Travel Compensation Fund (TCF). TCF is a fund administered by a regulatory body established by government to protect consumer funds in the event of a member’s financial failure. Golfer Escape’s clients can have complete confidence that Golfer Escapes meets the strict financial criteria necessary for participation in the TCF.

Travel Advice:

We recommend that you contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or visit their website at www.smartraveller.gov.au for general travel advice, as well as specific advice (including safety alert levels) relating to the destination you wish to visit. You can also register your travel plans with DFAT, so that you may be more easily contacted in an emergency.

Acknowledgement

I acknowledge that I am 18 years of age or older and that I understand and agree with the above terms and conditions.