2022 New Zealand Ski Season Extra Booking Conditions
Effective 27 April 2022 until superseded. Conditions apply based on the date you pay your deposit.
In addition to the standard booking conditions provided on all quotes and confirmations (and available here), the following conditions will apply. It is travellers responsibility to read and understand these conditions;
CANCELLATIONS – LAND COMPONENTS:
In the event you are prevented from travelling and need to cancel your booking for Covid-19 related reasons*, more flexible booking conditions will apply.
- No cancellation fee for cancellations made prior to 31 March 2022.
- After 31 March, but more than 30 days prior to your travel date a $150 administration fee per booking plus supplier cancellation or amendment fees will be passed on.
- Within 30 days of travel but more than 72 hours, a $250 administration fee plus supplier cancellation or amendment fees will be passed.
- No refund guaranteed for cancellation within 72 hours of travel, however we will work with you to provide credits and refunds wherever possible.
As each supplier’s conditions vary greatly, these specific details will be provided for you prior to finalising your booking. It is travellers responsibility to read and understand these conditions.
AMENDMENTS – LAND COMPONENTS:
In the event you need to amend your booking (dates/location/inclusions) due to disruptions caused Covid-19 related reasons*, more flexible booking conditions will apply. No fees will be charged for date changes more than 30 days prior to travel. Within 30 days of travel the minimum fee will be $100 per booking. In addition to this, cancellation or amendment fees charged by the relevant suppliers in your booking will be passed on. As each supplier’s conditions vary greatly, these specific details will be provided for you prior to finalising your booking. It is travellers responsibility to read and understand these conditions.
CANCELLATION & AMENDMENTS – AIR COMPONENTS
Conditions vary by airline and fare and will be advised at time of booking. Ski Travel Company will charge $80 per ticket for issuing refunds in addition to applicable airline fees and $50 per ticket for reissuing for amendments or changes. These fees reflect the costs and time incurred for processing.
*Covid 19 Related Reasons
- Border closures in your home state or country, or the destination state or country which prevent you from travelling as planned including requirement to self isolate on arrival. These must be in place at the time of travel or 7 days prior to your scheduled departure to be considered to be preventing you from travelling.
- Government enforced lockdowns or stay at home orders which prevent you from travelling as planned, either in your home locale or destination. These must be in place at the time of travel or 7 days prior to your scheduled departure to be considered to be preventing you from travelling.
- You or a member of your travelling party are identified as a close contact and are forced into mandatory quarantine or isolation which prevents you from travelling as planned (proof will be required)
- You or a member of your travelling party contract Covid-19 which prevents you from travelling as planned (proof will be required)
We recommend you seek travel insurance and familiarise yourself with the cover included in relation to covid-19. If you cancel or change your booking for other reasons, standard terms and conditions will apply.
Northern Hemisphere 2021-22
Effective 1 September 2021 until superseded. Conditions apply based on the date you pay your deposit.
In addition to the standard booking conditions as outlined below, the attached PDF outlines the flexibility conditions which apply in the event your travel plans are forced to be changed or cancelled due to COVID-19 related restrictions. It is travellers responsibility to read and understand these conditions. Please CLICK HERE to read the latest version (opens in new tab). Conditions apply based on the date you pay your deposit and will be provided prior to booking.
Standard Terms and Conditions
All prices displayed are in AUD. Prices are subject to currency adjustment either up or down until booking is paid in full. You may pay in full at the time of booking to lock in your exchange rate, otherwise your final payment may be subject to change based on currency fluctuations. You are making a booking with Absolute Travel Enterprises Pty Ltd t/as Ski Travel Company (ABN: 28 166 129 282).
QUOTES: Any quote or saved itinerary provided by a Ski Travel Company consultant is subject to change and is not confirmed until payment is received and a Ski Travel Company confirmation is provided to you. No accommodation, transport or other products will be held for you until this time. Any prices displayed on the Ski Travel Company website (www.skitravelcompany.com.au) or in the Ski Travel Company booking engine are only applicable to online bookings and may differ from similar quotes provided by a Ski Travel Company consultant.
PAYMENT: The Ski Travel Company accept payment via VISA or MASTERCARD or DIRECT DEPOSIT. Full payment is charged at the time of booking unless otherwise specified, in which case a deposit is charged followed by an automatic charging of your registered credit card when final payment is due, usually 60 days prior to departure. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations until booking is paid in full.
CANCELLATIONS: Minimum cancellation fee is 20% of total booking cost will be payable for cancellations at any time. Any charges passed on by our suppliers will also be payable. Typically cancellations within 80 days of departure will incur additional charges or fees as levied by the hotels, apartments or operators which in many cases can be as high as 100%. Please note all deposits are non-refundable. If you wish to cancel you are advised to contact our support centre.
AMENDMENTS: If you want to change any details of your itinerary (such as eg travel dates or different hotel), we will do our best to help, but cannot guarantee that the changes can be made. You should call our Support Centre on (02) 9810 1000 in normal business hours (AEST). An amendment fee of $50 will be payable per change, as well as any additional costs passed on to us by our suppliers as a result of the change. The price of your new arrangements will be based on the prices that apply on the day you ask for a change. These prices may not be the same as when you booked the products or services. In some cases amendments may not be possible.
COSTING & RESERVATIONS are subject to availability and actual pricing at the time of booking. Actual prices are displayed in our booking engine and may be subject to change without notice. Costs within the Ski Travel Company booking engine are expressed and processed in AUSTRALIAN dollars. Prices may change on a daily basis due to exchange rate fluctuations and are not final until bookings are paid in full.
AIR FARES: Any airfares quoted include taxes but may or may not include checked baggage, meals or entertainment depending on the conditions of the fare. All airfare prices are subject to change until the day of payment and ticketing. Increases in fares and taxes are beyond the control of Ski Travel Company and are not negotiable.
NO FEES ARE CHARGED for online bookings made on www.skitravelcompany.com.au. STC support staff are available to take phone reservations in normal business hours (AEST). Any verbal quote provided by STC is an estimate only of the price.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: We strongly recommend that all travellers be insured to cover against cancellation, personal liability and theft of your personal belongings (including ski/snowboard equipment). Ski Travel Company clients are entitled to a 20% discount on their insurance with NIB, when purchased via this link
PHOTOS AND INFORMATION: Any photos and descriptions provided by the Ski Travel Company should be considered as an example only and may differ from the actual product you have purchased. While we make every effort to provide accurate and correct information, Ski Travel Company will not be held liable for any errors or omissions relating to the description or display of products within our website or booking engine.
PASSPORTS & VISAS: A valid passport (with a validity of at least 6 months after return date) is required for all persons departing from Australia and non-Australian a valid Australian re-entry visa to return. Australian passport holders require an entry visa for some countries. Non-Australian passport holders must check on their own individual visa requirements. It is the sole responsibility of any traveller to ensure they have the valid passport and visa requirements for the country they will be travelling to.
ENTRY TO THE USA: All nationals and citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries, including Australia, are required to obtain a travel authorization prior to initiating travel to the United States. This requirement commenced January 12, 2009. Authorization may be obtained online through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), an internet application administered by the Department of Homeland Security.
As of September 9, 2010, a fee of $14USD will be charged to submit an ESTA application. VWP travelers should be aware that unauthorized third-parties have established websites, which charge visitors an additional or higher fee for information and for submitting ESTA applications. These websites are not endorsed by, associated with, nor affiliated in any way with the U.S. government.
To find out more details please visit the US Embassy website here http://canberra.usembassy.gov/visa_waiver_prog.html or to apply for the Visa Waiver Program go to https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov
ENTRY TO CANADA. An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals flying to or transiting through Canada. The authorization is electronically linked to your passport and is valid for five years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. To find out more details and apply please see the Official Site: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp. We recommend applying for the ETA prior to booking.
LIABILTY CLAUSE: The Ski Travel Company does not accept any liability of whatever nature for the acts, omissions, or default (whether negligent or otherwise) of those properties/suppliers providing services in connection with your reservation pursuant to a contract between them and yourselves and over whom we have no direct and exclusive control. The Ski Travel Company, its respective servants, agents and employees shall not be liable for any death, injury, damage, loss, property (including baggage), additional expenses, accident, delay or irregularity, whether in property, person or otherwise resulting directly or indirectly from delay, changes in accommodation, breakdown in equipment or vehicles, weather, strike, sickness, theft, cancellation of or changes in itinerary, or other causes beyond their control. The Ski Travel Company reserves the right to alter the price, cancel or withdraw any property, component, service or tour.
The information we collect:
When you make a booking or enquiry via the Ski Travel Company web site or sign up for our newsletter, we need to collect information about you to process the transaction and fulfil your order. This information includes, but is not limited to, details such as your name, your contact details (email, phone, fax) and your credit card details. When you submit a request via our email support forms, we also collect your name and email so that we may respond to your request or query as quickly as possible.
How we use the information:
When you submit a booking request, we use the collected information in several ways:
- Personal identification and verification
- To complete your reservation
- To allow us to contact you for customer service, if required
- To make improvements to the Ski Travel Company web site
If you have opted to sign up for the newsletter offered by our website, you will occasionally receive updates from us about special rate offers, newsletters and any noteworthy changes to the website. You may opt out of receiving this information at any time.
We do not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. We disclose your information to third parties (such as our hotels) only for the purpose of completing your transaction with us, providing the above services to you and for the purposes of associated administration.
Unless otherwise prohibited by law or our contractual obligations, we may disclose personal information if required to do so by law, court order, or as requested by a governmental or law enforcement authority, or in the good faith belief that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable. Such situations may include: to perform, maintain or enforce contracts with our customers; to protect the rights or properties of Ski Travel Company, our business affiliates, our customers, or others; or when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing, or who may be threatening to cause, interference with or damage to our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise; or when anyone else could be harmed by such activities.
Like most web sites, there is certain information we automatically track, including the URL that you just came from, the browser you are using and your IP address. This data is utilized to improve the services of Ski Travel Company and does not include any personally identifying information.
Our commitment to data security
While being transmitted over the Internet, your credit card details are protected using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. Credit card details are only used to pay for accommodation booked through our service. These details are stored securely at all times, are not used for any other purpose and will never be provided to any un-authorised third parties.
We may, from time to time, use “cookies” to store your preferences, record session information and collect information on how you visit and access our Web pages. We collect information on the Web pages visited by our customers in order to help us to continue improving our services.
When does Ski Travel Company send you emails?
After you have made a booking, you will receive a confirmation message with all the information about your booking. After your stay at the hotel, we may send you a guest review survey, which we appreciate to be filled in by you. This completed guest review may be uploaded onto the relevant hotel’s information page on the Ski Travel Company website for the purpose of informing (future) customers of your opinion of the service (level) and quality of the hotel. To the extent that you have “Opted in” you may receive from time to time our newsletter or other information.
If you have any suggestions or remarks about this privacy statement, please send an email to info@SkiTravelCompany.com.au We are at all times entitled to change the way we collect, transmit and process the personal information and such other information as we may deem necessary. This Privacy Statement may therefore be amended from time to time in order to reflect the latest changes.
Opting out of promotional information
We at Ski Travel Company work hard to provide our clients with the best possible rates in all our products. From time to time, we will send our members newsletters, updates and specials for hotels in certain areas. You will only receive this correspondence if you have chosen to do so and we hope that you will find these items informative and useful. However, should you choose to not receive them in the future, you will have the ability to unsubscribe from the mail database by clicking on the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.
How to contact us
CUSTOMERS – Please DO NOT submit booking enquiries to the above email address, as they will not be answered. If you have a question about an existing or new booking, please see contact details on the About Us page.