All requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. Charges for cancellation are as follows:
▪Deposit + Insurance Premium: non-refundable
▪First Installment date + 1 day: 50% of tour price non-refundable
▪Second Installment date + 1 day: 100% of total tour price non-refundable
Responsibility & Jurisdiction
Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. and their agents, act only as an agent for passengers for all services supplied to passengers by others, including but not limited to: transportation, hotel, restaurants, guides, attractions. As such, GHT will exercise reasonable care in making the arrangements for, and the conduct of the tour. Passengers need to recognize that living standards and practices at the destination and the standards and conditions there with respect to the provision of utilities, services, meals, and accommodation will differ from those found in Canada. Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. does not assume any re- sponsibility or liability for any claims, damages, expenses or other financial loss whether to person or property arising out of injury, accident, death, cancellation, delay, alteration or inconvenience result- ing from any act of omission, commission, or inadvertence of any hotel, carrier, restaurant, cruise line or other company or person rendering any of the services included in the tour or caused by weather, sickness, strikes, quarantines or the willful or negligent acts or any other cause whatsoever beyond the control of Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. All tickets, coupons and orders are furnished and issued subject in all respect to the terms and conditions imposed thereon. In case of an accident or crime occurring during the land portion of the tour, the passenger must submit any claim therefore only to the competent judicial authorities of the jurisdiction where such accident occurred, to be determined exclusively in accordance with the laws of such jurisdiction. Airlines and other transportation companies whose services are featured in these tours are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their conveyance. The passage contract in use by these companies when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser of these tours and/or passengers. Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary when necessary for the convenience and safety of tour participants. Any extra costs in such cases are the responsibility of the tour participants. All or part of the deposit and payments paid by participants to Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. will be sent to the various suppliers of services. There is no refund for any unused portions of the tour. Georgia Hardy Tours Inc., as organizer of the group and its agents reserves the right to decline, to accept, or retain any participant or tour member at any time. The right is reserved to withdraw any or all of the tour, or portions thereof, at any point if the behaviour of the traveler is deemed harmful to him/herself, and/or other group participants. All additional costs associated with departure from the tour will be assumed by the participant, and there will be no refund for the unused portion of the trip. Any changes in health or medical status should be reported as soon as possible, and if serious may result in GHT withdrawing services and cancelling the participant’s trip. GHT tours are generally active and require a degree of physical fitness allowing approx 6 kilometres of walking per day; group trips are not purposefully designed to accommodate severe physical disability or limited mobility. GHT reserves the right to cancel a participant if their change in health from the time of the deposit to the commencement of the tour results in a loss of mobility or otherwise will compromise the ability of the group to complete the daily itinerary. Losses or costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the traveller. If the traveller has trip interruption/trip cancellation insurance, changes in health is will be covered by insurance. It is the individual responsibility of each participant to ensure they have adequate travel insurance to cover changes in health prior to departure. Dietary restrictions and allergies must be disclosed at the time of registration. Georgia Hardy Tours and individual restaurants do the best to accommodate and respect restrictions and allergies, but not all meal requests can be fulfilled and substitutions will be made where possible. Travellers should understand that meals in foreign countries reflect the local customs and may differ widely from Canadian standards. Kosher and/or Halal meals cannot be guaranteed, and in these cases travellers should select vegetarian meals. Georgia Hardy Tours bears no responsibility if a meal does not conform to a dietary restriction and does not bear responsibility if there is an allergic reaction.
Rates & Schedules
All rates are based on current tariffs and exchange rates, and are subject to adjustment in the event of changes therein, at the time of final payment. Schedules, departure dates, times and itineraries quoted by Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. are subject to change without notice. Any costs associated with changes must be borne by the individual. No price increases are permitted after the customer has paid in full. If the total price of the travel services is increased and the cumulative increase, except any increase resulting from an increase in retail sales tax or federal goods and services tax, is more than 7 per cent, the customer has the right to cancel the contract and obtain a full refund.
Travel insurance is not mandatory but strongly recommended. Travel Insurance may be purchased through Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. at the time of registration. GHT and its insurance partner, T.I.P.S, offer a wide range of travel insurance plans, including but not limited to: Ultimate, All-Inclusive, Emergency Medical, Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption. GHT offers an All-Inclusive Plan for students and youth. Please call GHT to discuss your individual insurance needs within 7 days of booking your tour. Do not assume credit card plans will provide Comprehensive Medical and/or Trip Cancella- tion/Interruption coverage. Emergency Medical Insurance does NOT cover Trip Cancella- tion/Interruption coverage. Insurance premium costs are NOT included in the tour price, unless specifi- cally stated on the trip brochure. Insurance premium payment is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable. If you decide to not purchase travel insurance offered by Georgia Hardy Tours Inc., you will be required to sign an insurance waiver. If you choose to travel without Medical insurance, you will assume in totality any additional costs incurred relating to medical issues, including but not limited to: hospital and doctor services, accommodations, medication, translation services, transport (includ- ing return to Canada), meals, or any other incidentals. If you choose to travel without Trip Cancella- tion/Interruption insurance, you will assume in totality any expenses related to cancelling your trip prior to departure for any reason (including medical), and unforeseen events on tour. Liability insur- ance is the responsibility of the individual. Please refer to the Insurance Policy booklet for full details of insurance plans and coverage.