Each Client must take out adequate and suitable travel insurance in order to take part in a tour organised by us and this is a condition of your contract with us. Clients are wholly responsible for arranging their own insurance. Travel Talk reserves the right to request a copy of their insurance policy and/or a receipt showing payment of the premium. Evidence of such insurances must be produced to Bougainvilla Travel guide on request and normally on day one of your trip. Insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive.
A suitable insurance policy should provide adequate cover for medical expenses arising through illness or accident prior to or during the holiday and loss of holiday monies through cancellation and curtailment of the holiday for insurable reasons, as well as any additional coverage per your personal needs and preferences.
You must be satisfied that your insurance fully covers all your personal requirements including pre-existing medical conditions, injury, repatriation, evacuation expenses, curtailment and all other expenses that might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to the passenger. Travel Talk will not accept responsibility for, and in no event shall be liable for loss or damage of valuables or other articles left at public spaces or facilities used by Travel Talk such as hotels, vessels, expedition vehicles, or any other mode of transportation. Losses due to ordinary wear and tear or acts of God are not reimbursable.
Clients making their insurance arrangements should ensure that there are no exclusion clauses limiting protection for the type of activities they will be undertaking during their tour and are solely responsible to cover any belonging taken on tour.
We reserve the right to cancel the booking, without any liability for refunds, of any customer who cannot satisfy us that they have purchased suitable travel insurance in accordance with this clause. Furthermore, if you choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, we will not be liable for any losses howsoever arising, in respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available.
Cancellation by Client
Cancellations must be made by the Client in writing Bougainville Travel at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the tour departure, following which the Client must receive confirmation of cancellation. If you do not receive confirmation, please contact us. Cancellation conditions within the balance payment period (60-0 days prior to departure) are as follows:
60 days or more prior to departure, deposit to be retained by Bougainville Travel
59-30 days 70% of tour fee is forfeited
29-15 days 85% of tour fee is forfeited
14-0 days 100% of tour fee is forfeited
Cancellation by Travel Talk
Bougainville Travel reserves the right to cancel a tour in any circumstances but will not cancel a tour less than 42 days before departure, except for Force Majeure, Low Bookings (minimum 4 pax for Asia tours) or the Client’s failure to pay the final balance. Unless the Client fails to pay the final balance, Travel Talk will, upon cancellation, return all monies paid excluding payment for travel insurance or offer an alternative tour of comparable standard (does not cover the flight ticket or any other item which is not related with the tour operator Travel Talk). No compensation will be paid to the Client if cancellation is because of Force Majeure or Low Bookings.
We do not accept liability for any loss, damage or expense resulting from war or terrorist activities threatened or actual, riot or civil unrest, industrial action threatened or actual, weather conditions, fire, flood, drought, closures, unforeseen alterations to public transport schedules, rescheduling of aircraft or boats, epidemic or outbreaks of illness or any other event outside our control which either delays or extends or reduces the trip, or compels a change in the trip arrangements after departure (“Force Majeure”).
It may be necessary, sometimes at short notice, to make changes to an itinerary due to weather, traffic or road conditions. Regrettably, coaches, trains, boats do occasionally break down, or suffer mechanical or technical problems, or certain facilities on board a coach, train, boat may become faulty. Every effort will be made to rectify such issues as quickly as possible. In some instances, it may be necessary to replace the vehicle or boat which cannot be repaired. We cannot accept any responsibility for delays caused by any form of breakdown.