Blanco Travels Terms & Conditions Agreement
Blanco Travels is acting as an agent for its suppliers and is not the direct source or supplier of the travel services requested. By approving use of these suppliers, the traveler agrees not to hold Blanco Travels or its Travel Advisors responsible should any of these suppliers: 1) fail to provide the travel services purchased; 2) fail to comply with any applicable law; or 3) engage in any negligent act or omission causing injury, damage, delay or inconvenience.
Blanco Travels is not responsible for, nor can it be held liable for, any injury, damage or loss suffered because of any conditions, actions or omissions that are beyond its reasonable control.
Travel to many parts of the world may involve exposure to a variety of health and/or safety hazards, including but not limited to disease, crime, terrorism and warfare. Blanco Travels is not responsible for advising travelers of whether they should travel to any particular place at any particular time. It is the traveler’s responsibility to stay informed by referring to objective third-party sources of travel information, such as that maintained by the U.S. Department of State (travel.state.gov).
PROOF OF IDENTITY –
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires passengers to carry a government-issued identification (ID) card in order to board a flight. The name, date of birth and gender that appears on the traveler’s ID card must exactly match the same such information that is listed on the airline ticket and in the booking records.
International travel requires travelers to have a valid US Passport and may also require one or more Visas, depending upon the traveler’s destination and nationality.
Travelers under the age of 18 not traveling with both parents may need additional special or legal documentation to travel.
It is the traveler’s responsibility to be aware of, obtain, and provide the proper documentation required for their trip. Failure to strictly comply with these requirements may result in denied boarding, undue delays, and/or fees resulting in additional cost to the traveler(s). Blanco Travels is not responsible for these fees and no refunds will be made.
* Passport and visa information may be obtained by contacting the U.S. State Travel Advisory Department at (202) 647-5225 or by visiting the State Department's Web site at travel.state.gov. Non-U.S. passport holders should contact the embassies of their destination and transit countries to obtain entrance requirements. To obtain medical information, please contact the Centers for Disease Control at (404)332-4559 or visit the CDC's website at www.cdc.gov.
Non-Refundable Deposit: The deposit is non-refundable once authorized. All deposits to Blanco Travel or affiliates are non-refundable and non-transferable. Blanco Travels reserves the right to accept or reject any person as a trip participant, to expel any tour participant from the tour, to make changes in the itinerary or services whenever the company deems it necessary to the comfort, convenience or safety of the tour participants, and to cancel a tour at any time.
Domestic and International Air: Participants are responsible for their own flights to/from domestic US to connect with the int’l flights. No air deviations are permitted. Blanco Travels has no control over flight schedule changes, fare or tax increases; therefore any fare or tax increases will be reflected until the time of ticketing. The Travel Agent Podcast will not and cannot handle individual requests pertaining to air transportation including but not limited to seat assignments, special meals, frequent flyer miles or similar. All such requests must be handled directly between the passenger and the respective airline. Luggage is at traveler’s risk unless insured.
Not included: Tour prices do not include items not specified above: such as a passport or visa costs if applicable, meals that are not included in the tour, tips, laundry, mineral water, excess baggage, and items of a purely personal nature. The shipping cost of your travel documents are not included.
This engagement shall commence as of the signing of this agreement and shall continue through the culmination of Blanco Travels Trip, or cancellation by either party in accordance with paragraph 4.
Payments are non-refundable after March 31, 2023. Unused tour features are neither refundable nor exchangeable.
5. NO GUARANTEES
Company cannot guarantee the outcome of Blanco Travels and Company’s comments about the outcome are expressions of opinion only. Company makes no guarantees other than that the services described in the itinerary shall be provided to Participant in accordance with the terms of this agreement. Participant acknowledges that Company cannot guarantee any results for activities and services as such outcomes are based on subjective factors that cannot be controlled by Company.
6. INHERENTLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITIES AND RISK
Participant attests that he or she is voluntarily participating in all the activities involved in and related to Blanco Travels LLC. Participant acknowledges that the Services provided at the Blanco Travels LLC, as well as certain optional activities offered by the venue, are inherently dangerous or carry some inherent risk, including but not limited to yoga, hiking, water sports, adventure activities, and other physical activities. These activities can be strenuous and many occur in the natural environment among naturally occurring hazards. Participant expressly assumes the risk for any damage to self or property.
Participant represents and warrants that he or she has sufficient physical strength, ability, and experience to participate in Blanco Travels LLC and the activities and services provided. Participant represents and warrants that he or she does not have any health problems or medical conditions that might preclude participation in Blanco Travels LLC or the activities and services.
Participant understands that, while reasonable precautions have been taken to promote safety, not every situation can be controlled. Therefore, Participant assumes any and all of the risks of participating in the Retreat and agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and promise not to sue Company or any party or entity conducting a specific event or activity on behalf of Company and release those parties from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of Participant’s attendance and participation in Blanco Travels LLC. Under no circumstances will Company be held liable for Participant’s injury, illness, death, or any loss or damage of Participant’s personal belongings resulting from his or her participation in Blanco Travels LLC or during his or her travels to and from Blanco Travels LLC. Should Participant require emergency medical treatment as a result of accident or illness arising during Participant’s attendance and participation in Blanco Travels LLC, Participant consents to such treatment. Participant acknowledges and agrees to be financially responsible for any medical or legal bills that may be incurred as a result of emergency medical treatment. Participant will notify Company verbally and in writing if at any time Participant is injured prior to, during, or after Blanco Travels LLC in Participant’s travels or attendance, or if Participant has medical conditions about which emergency medical personnel should be informed; however, Participant understands that Company is not legally obligated to act on that information in any way or to provide any medical service whatsoever to Participant. Participant agrees that if he or she has any medical or psychological conditions that may hamper him or her from fully and healthfully participating in Blanco Travels LLC, Company retains the right to ask that Participant not participate in portions of or the entirety of Blanco Travels LLC.
7. ALTERATIONS TO THE SERVICE
Company reserves the right to make reasonable alterations the trip of Blanco Travels LLC, including activities as necessary to maintain the safety of participants and the integrity of Blanco Travels LLC experience. Participants understand that the route, schedules, itineraries, amenities and mode of transport to and from any activities may be subject to alteration without prior notice due to local circumstances or events, which may include sickness or mechanical breakdown, flight cancellations, strikes, events emanating from political disputes, entry or border difficulties, extreme weather and other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances or any other reason whatsoever.
8. FORCE MAJEURE
The Company is not liable for failure or delay in performance of the Company’s obligations under this Agreement if such failure or delay in performance is as a result of causes and/or circumstances beyond the Company’s reasonable control and without its fault or negligence, including but not limited to accident, illness, Acts of God (including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane, or other natural disaster) or of the Public Enemy, acts of war, acts of the government in its sovereign capacity, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, unusually severe weather, terrorist activities, nationalization, government sanction, blockage, embargo, labor dispute, strike, lockout or interruption or failure of electricity or telephone service.
Should any such occurrence impede or delay travel and execution of any obligation under this Agreement, every reasonable effort will be made by the Company to mitigate, modify or alter this Agreement as to meet the stated and agreed upon obligations. The Company is not entitled to terminate this Agreement under Paragraph 3 (TERM) in such circumstances, except by mutual consent and agreement in writing pursuant to the Force Majeure provisions. If the Company asserts Force Majeure as an excuse for failure to perform the party's obligation, then the Company must prove that it took reasonable steps to minimize delay or damages caused by foreseeable events, that the Company substantially fulfilled all non-excused obligations, and that the Participant was timely notified of the likelihood or actual occurrence of an event described in in this Paragraph 9. Should Force Majeure render the need for Company's services null and void, Participant agrees to terminate the contract amicably and bear their own expenses incurred to date unless otherwise indicated or specified.
10. RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Participant hereby takes the following action for himself or herself, his or her executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns:
(a) I waive, release, and discharge the Company and/or its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, sponsors, representatives, and agents, from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me during the trip or during my travels to and from Blanco Travels LLC.
(b) I indemnify, hold harmless and promise not to sue the Company or persons mentioned in this document from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in Blanco Travels LLC, whether caused by negligence or otherwise.
11. PHOTO AND VIDEO RELEASE
By participating in Blanco Travels LLC Trip, Participant understands that portions of Blanco Travels LLC may be recorded in video and audio and/or captured in still and/or digital photographs by the Company. Participant agrees that the Company and its assigns have the right and permission to use such recordings and photographs for any purpose without further compensation, permission, or notification.
Notwithstanding paragraph 11, and except as necessary to cooperate with the legal process, including law enforcement and governmental requests; or comply with applicable laws and regulations, Company agrees not to disclose Participant’s confidential information. Participant agrees not to disclose the confidential or proprietary information or ideas of other participants in Blanco Travels LLC. Participant’s breach of this paragraph, if discovered during the term of this agreement, may result in cancellation of Participant’s participation in Blanco Travels LLC trip without refund.
RATES & INCREASES –
All quoted rates are subject to change without notice until initial deposit or payment has been made. Discounted fares typically involve restrictions and changing any aspects of travel arrangements may result in additional payment due.
Airline tickets, air tours and/or other products may be subject to supplemental price increases after the date of purchase due to additional costs imposed by a supplier or government agency. This may include, but is not limited to, increased fees, fuel surcharges, taxes, fluctuations in foreign exchange markets or any combination thereof.
Blanco Travels strongly advises travelers to use a credit card as this may offer a better opportunity to dispute the charge should a vendor cease operating.
Refunds from a supplier may take 6-8 weeks to process.
TRAVEL INSURANCE –
Blanco Travels strongly recommends travel insurance be purchased for all travelers at the time of initial deposit to cover risks inherent in travel. Blanco Travels Advisors are not insurance experts and cannot guarantee the adequacy or extent of an insurance policy. Travelers are advised to read and become acquainted with policy documents and contact the insurer for clarification or concerns.
BLANCO TRAVELS COVID-19 TRAVEL WAIVER FORM
As the worldwide COVID-19 corona-virus pandemic remains ongoing at this time, I acknowledge that for this reason, and other reasons not reasonably foreseeable at this time, these travel plans may be interrupted or canceled by the supplier that is providing them, a government entity or other third party over which Blanco Travels has no control. I further acknowledge that the supplier's own cancellation, re-booking and refund policies, subject to any applicable law that is now or may later be in effect, will govern my rights and remedies, including my right to receive a refund, in such an event. Moreover, I understand that should I elect to purchase travel insurance, the terms of the policy will dictate whether, and to what extent, coverage for any financial loss may exist under the circumstances. By signing below, I hereby agree to hold Blanco Travels harmless and release the agency from any and all liability for any damages, including but not limited to monetary losses, I may incur as a result of such interruption or cancellation of these travel plans.
By clicking I agree to this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 while traveling. Such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and possible death. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I may experience or incur in connection with Blanco Travels.
As travel opens around the world, all destinations, airports, air carriers, hotels, restaurants, transfer companies, car rental companies, shops and excursions have established COVID-19 safety measures and precautions which may change from day to day. These safety measures may include, but are not limited to: curfews, attraction closings and reduced hours, size of group gatherings, social distancing requirements, health screenings, self-quarantine requirements and COVID test results. By signing this agreement, I accept ultimate responsibility for myself and my traveling party to have all the necessary provisions for travel (such as COVID test results, pre-travel questionnaires, etc.) Moreover, I understand that I should assume responsibility for the necessary documents (such as COVID test results, pre-travel questionnaires, etc.) considering COVID-19, in order to travel to my specific destination.
Credit Card Authorization
I understand that multiple payments may be needed to complete the full balance due, and that my information will be saved on file for future approved transactions made on my behalf. I have reviewed, understand and agree to all potential Cancellation, Refund, and Surcharge Policies and Fees by the suppliers within my reservation. I understand that Blanco Travels may assess an additional 15% processing fee for changes and/or cancellations, regardless if cancellation insurance has been purchased. I understand that should there be any issues with the credit/debit card used for my charges, I will be held responsible for all expenses agreed upon and will not hold Blanco Travels liable. I have been advised of Blanco Travels' Service Waiver and agree to all conditions.
By clicking "Yes" you agree with all Terms and Conditions of Blanco Travels, LLC. explained by the travel agent at the time of purchase.