Booking Conditions

The acceptance of all reservations are subject to these booking conditions which form a contractual relationship between InterAsia and its clients – any booking placed with InterAsia implies acceptance of these terms and conditions by the client.  It is therefore important that clients understand these booking conditions before making a booking.

To make a booking, InterAsia requires names in full (as per passports), date of birth, full passport details and next of kin name and contact details for all passengers, and a pre-departure contact phone number.  Any dietary or seating requests are also to be supplied at booking.

Once a booking has been made, a non-refundable deposit of $330 per person is due to InterAsia within 7 days. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure. Failure to pay by the due date may result in cancellation of the booking. For bookings made within 60 days of departure, payment in full is due immediately upon confirmation. Bookings made within 15 days of departure will be subject to a late booking fee of $50 per booking and pre-payment of all requested arrangements.

A service fee of $50 per person will apply to land only bookings of less than four nights duration.

We strongly recommend that a comprehensive travel insurance policy be purchased at the time of booking your holiday. Ask your travel agent or InterAsia for details.

Amendments to confirmed bookings will be subject to a fee of $50 per change. Within 60 days of departure and once documentation has been issued, amendments may also be subject to cancellation fees.

Should you need to cancel a booking, notification in writing must be made to InterAsia Tours. The following cancellation fees will apply, in addition to any fees charged by hotels and transport providers:

More than 60 days before departure: Deposit
Less than 60 days before departure: Deposit or 30% of total land cost plus standard IATA
airline cancellation fees, whichever is greater.
Less than 45 days before departure: 100% of land costs plus standard IATA airline
cancellation fees.

No refund will be given for unused or cancelled services once travel has commenced.

All prices are in Australian dollars, and are based on tariffs and exchange rates current at time of listing on website. Whilst considerable care has been taken to compile the information on this website, circumstances may change to necessitate changes in itineraries and cost. Decreases in cost will be passed on to the client, and any increase must be borne by the client, notwithstanding that deposits or full monies may have already been paid.  Where applicable, current pre-payable airport and departure taxes/fuel levies are included, but are subject to variation.

Group departures are subject to minimum passenger numbers and InterAsia have the right to cancel, amend, offer alternative tours, or refunds to clients should the minimum number not be attained.

A valid passport is required for all international travel. You need to ensure that your passport has adequate validity to meet the entry requirements of the countries you intend to visit (or transit). Some countries require travellers to have at least six months validity remaining on their passports beyond the period of intended stay, and immigration authorities may refuse entry if you arrive with less than this. Airlines and passenger shipping lines may refuse to carry you if your passport has inadequate validity.

Australian passport holders require a visa to enter China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Nepal, and Bhutan. For Sri Lanka and the Maldives an entry permit is issued on arrival for stays of less than 30 days. For travel to Brunei, Australian passport holders may obtain a visa on arrival for a stay of up to 30 days. Travellers visiting Tibet will require a China visa and Tibet permit – details on request.  No visa is required by Australian passport holders visiting Japan or South Korea for tourism if staying less than 90 days. No visa is required by Australian passport holders planning a stopover or visit to Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand or Malaysia if staying less than 30 days.  All of the visa requirements listed above apply to travel for tourism only – requirements may differ if travel is for other purposes, eg. business. InterAsia will not accept responsibility for passengers who fail to obtain correct travel documents.

International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing to take full advantage of the itinerary and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in all activities, without the need of assistance from others. In addition, we recommend that travellers seek advice from a medical practitioner regarding current health requirements, if any, for the countries to be visited.

We at InterAsia are committed to your travel safety through our full participation in the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and Australian Federation of Travel Agent’s ‘Charter for Safe Travel’ initiative. We can provide you with the latest safety information on your selected holiday destinations. Official travel advice issued by DFAT is available by calling 1300 555 135 in Australia, or visiting their website – we recommend that you review this information both prior to making a booking, and prior to departure.

The tour price does not include travel insurance, passport and visa fees, excess baggage charges, gratuities, laundry, phone calls and other communication costs, drinks, meals not listed in itinerary, and all items of a personal nature.

All forms of transportation and accommodation are provided by independent third parties, and standards and conditions may vary from quoted. InterAsia has no control over such changes and makes no guarantee regarding this.  Should any independent third party, service provider, hotelier or carrier cancel services or provide different services to those expressly mentioned by InterAsia, the client agrees to have no claim or cause action whatsoever against InterAsia. All travel documents, vouchers and tickets are issued subject to the terms and conditions specified by the suppliers and all services are subject to the laws of the country where the services are provided.

InterAsia and the client(s) understand the Booking Conditions described herein have been read and accepted by the client(s). InterAsia accepts no responsibility for any accident, damage, loss, injury, sickness, death, cancellation, delay, detention, deviation, substitutions or other unforeseen event unless caused expressly by the negligent or wilful act of itself or its employees. Every endeavour has been made by InterAsia to ensure that all services are accurate at the time of final payment and InterAsia shall not be under any obligation or be liable to any person for any loss or damage suffered as a result of an inaccuracy or misdescription contained herein; or which may arise as a result of any changes in or withdrawal of any price, detail or service appearing herein due to circumstances beyond it’s direct control due to the actions or failures of third party carriers, sub-contractors, governments bodies, military or terrorist actions.

The contract shall be governed in all respects by the law of the State of Victoria and any legal action arising under the contract shall be litigated only in the appropriate Court having jurisdiction in the State. The airlines utilised by InterAsia do not by virtue of their inclusion in InterAsia products represent themselves as either contracting with any purchaser of an InterAsia product or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser except as stated within Conditions of Carriage borne upon the International airlines ticket issued by them in conjunction with the passengers’ tour.

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