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Terms & Conditions

For purposes of this agreement, “Vega Travel” shall include Vega International Travel, Inc. and its affiliate agencies.

“Client” shall include the person or entity paying for the travel services as well as those utilizing the services.  

“Crucial Information and Advisories” as set forth above are incorporated herein and made a part hereof.

 

Cancellations/Changes.

We generally follow cancellation policies of our travel suppliers. We do our very best to accommodate client's request and changes and cancellations when possible. Unless stated otherwise by Vega Travel in writing, all purchased arrangements are non-refundable. Changes are only allowed when specifically advised by Vega Travel in writing. Otherwise voluntary changes by the client are not allowed.

 

 

Fee Structure

The client represents that client has reviewed and accepts Vega Travel’s Fee Structure on behalf of client and anyone in client’s party.  Client acknowledges and accepts there are cancellation policies, change fees, and penalties that apply to client’s travel plans and services if same have been provided in writing. Client agrees to all such cancellation policies, change fees, and penalties, and understands that unused portions of travel vouchers are non-refundable.

 

Pricing, Changes in Pricing and Currency Fluctuation

Vega Travel will make every reasonable effort to honor pricing as originally quoted.  However, under certain circumstances, additional costs by a supplier or governmental entity may be imposed due to an increase in the cost for one or more of the applicable travel components.

Flight confirmation is subject to availability, and prices are subject to change after the date of deposit, including price increases in the price of a seat, baggage charges, applicable fuel surcharges, or increases in any government-imposed fee or tax.

Currency exchange rates fluctuate. Prices are subject to change based upon currency exchange rate fluctuations, provided actual variations have occurred.

 

Payments

If for any reason client’s credit card charges are later declined or reversed, Vega Travel is unable to receive payment for same, or client owes Vega Travel any other sums that are not paid within thirty (30) days after same are due, client acknowledges that Vega Travel shall be entitled to recovery, including reasonable attorneys’ fees in connection with collection and interest on unpaid charges at 18% per annum (or the highest rate permitted by law).

Client agrees that if client initiates a credit card chargeback that is successful and the supplier makes a claim against Vega Travel for some or all of such chargeback, client is responsible to Vega Travel for such amounts successfully claimed by the supplier.

Client agrees that client is responsible for all charges, regardless of the reason.

  • In this era of economic and political uncertainty, Vega Travel and it’s affiliate agencies encourage its clients to protect their travel funds by purchasing travel protection/insurance.

 

Behavior.  If client’s behavior prevents a travel supplier from rendering contracted services, Vega Travel is not liable for refund of such services.

 

Consumer disclosure notice, disclaimer of liability and assumption of the risk by client:

Vega Travel recommends that its clients pay for all travel plans by credit card, since credit card companies provide the best possible form of consumer protection against the loss of funds due to supplier bankruptcy. Whether a client pays by credit card, cash, check or debit card, Vega Travel will not be held financially liable for the failure of a travel supplier to provide all of their contracted-for services to you, whether due to bankruptcy, weather, labor problems, mechanical issues, terrorism, disease, epidemic, pandemic, political unrest, governmental rulings, acts of war, careless actions, cessation of services or other unforeseen circumstances that causes any sort of injury, death, damage, delay or inconvenience, or any indirect or consequential damages resulting therefrom.  Vega Travel is not the source or supplier of travel services and acts solely as an agent for the actual suppliers of such services. 

Vega Travel does not guaranty or ensure the services to be provided by any supplier, the financial position of suppliers, the ability or inability of a supplier to honor credits, and/or the reimbursement for any loss experienced as a result of the financial condition of suppliers.

 

The undersigned client and all persons in the client’s traveling party hereby release and discharge Vega Travel, and Vega Travel’s agents, employees, officers, directors, shareholders, and independent contractors (the “Releasees”) , from and against any and all liability arising from my participation in the trip, including third party negligence, Acts of God, force majeure, epidemic, pandemic, and the undersigned client and all persons in the client’s traveling party agree that this release will be legally binding upon them and their heirs, successors, assigns, and legal representatives, it being the client’s intention fully to assume all risk of travel and to release the Releasees  from any and all liabilities to the maximum permitted by law.

The client acknowledges that he/she/they are aware that the trip being undertaken involves potentially dangerous activities and, depending on the itinerary (whether or not in remote areas of the world), with a risk of illness, injury or death which may be caused by forces of nature, illness, disease, epidemic,  pandemic, accident, willful or criminal conduct of third parties, terrorism or other factors. The client represents that client make a conscious decision to assume the inherent risks of the trip’s activities. The client further acknowledge that weather conditions may be severe, adverse and/or unpleasant and that medical services or facilities may not be readily available or accessible or consistent with standards in the United States during some or all of the time during which the client is participating on the trip and that when same are available, they may not be of the quality which exists in the United States. 

By offering travel for sale to particular destinations, Vega Travel does not represent or warrant that travel to such destinations is advisable or without risk.  Vega Travel shall not be liable for costs, damages, or losses that may result from travel to such destinations. Participation by the client and a client’s traveling party constitutes acceptance of such events at each traveler’s own risk. 

 

FORCE MAJEURE:

 “Force Majeure” means, for the purposes herein, any circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Vega Travel, including, but without limitation, acts of God, fire, explosion, volcanic eruptions, earthquake, accident, war or  threat of war declared or undeclared, acts of any governmental authority or other authorities, strikes or labor disputes (other than a dispute involving the party seeking to invoke this clause), government intervention, acts or threats of terrorism, civil disturbances, invasion, act of foreign enemies, mobilization, embargo, epidemic, pandemic, outbreak, sickness, disease, quarantine, requisition, defects in machinery and vehicles, delay, wildlife, curtailment of transportation facilities, hazardous weather conditions, contamination by radioactivity from any nuclear fuel or from any nuclear waste, or other untoward occurrences, or any change in laws or regulations that makes it illegal, impossible, or commercially impracticable to perform the travel services.

Vega Travel shall not be deemed to be in breach of these terms and conditions or otherwise be liable by reason of delay in performance or non-performance of any of its obligations hereunder, to the extent that any such delay or non-performance is due to any Force Majeure.

If Vega Travel and/or any of its travel suppliers are affected by Force Majeure, they shall be entitled to, and may in their sole and absolute discretion, vary or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the trip. Payment of any refund by Vega Travel as a result of the non-performance of any obligations hereunder shall remain in its sole and absolute discretion, although Vega Travel shall use its reasonable efforts to obtain reimburse from third parties when reasonably possible. However, Vega Travel shall be entitled to deduct from any refund recovered the reasonable actual and out of pocket costs paid by or on behalf of Vega Travel relating to the Force Majeure, including work performed and costs expended prior to the date of cancellation due to the Force Majeure and applicable cancellation fees. Client agrees to accept as full and complete performance of travel services as Vega Travel and third-party travel suppliers can make.

 

GOVERNING LAW:

These Terms and Conditions shall be interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to any conflicts or choice of law principles and shall be as broad and inclusive as permitted by such laws. Venue shall be only in the state or federal courts of the State of Illinois, in the County of Cook.  If any provision of this contract is held unenforceable by a court, such unenforceability shall not affect any other provision.  In connection with any action or legal proceeding arising out of this Agreement, the parties hereby specifically and knowingly waive any rights that either party might have to demand a jury trial.