TERMS AND GENERAL CONDITIONS
The terms and conditions set forth below govern access to and use of the Internet address booking.bookingexpress.com (hereinafter, the Website) belonging to TOR GLOBAL TRAVEL SLU Identification of the Parties The party of the first part, TOR GLOBAL TRAVEL SLU with registered offices at Calle Gran Vía 22 duplicado 5º IZQ 28013, Madrid (Spain), and Tax ID (C.I.F.) No. B87500856, hereinafter, Onlinetravel. The party of the second part, Booking Express, hereinafter, the Platform, which shall intermediate the services offered by Onlinetravel. And the party of the third part, the individual (hereinafter, the User), who accesses the page for information and to contract the services offered through the Website. The User warrants that he/she is of legal age and enjoys the legal capacity to acquire the services offered through the Website. Onlinetravel provides its services to the Platform and the User for the promotion and sale of tourist products and services, including but not limited to the following: Lodging Airline tickets Combined lodging and airfare packages 1. ORGANISATION Onlinetravel offers use of the Website to the User, subject to the User's full acceptance of the General Conditions set forth herein. The User's use of this Website shall be construed as his/her tacit acceptance of these General Conditions in their entirety. If the User does not agree to these conditions, he/she shall forfeit the right to use the Platform Website. Onlinetravel reserves the right to modify, limit or cancel the terms and conditions that apply to the above mentioned Website. The User warrants that he/she is of legal age (i.e. at least 18 years old) and that he/she enjoys the necessary legal capacity to be bound by this Contract and to use the Website in accordance with the General Conditions set forth herein, which he/she understands and acknowledges in their entirety. The User shall be responsible for taking all necessary measures to maintain the confidentiality of the passwords provided to him/her by the Platform for accessing the Website and for preventing unauthorized access by third parties. The User agrees to assume full liability for any costs stemming from access to this Website through the User's password, as well as for any use of the User's passwords by third parties. Additionally, the User warrants that all of the information he/she has supplied, both to gain access to the Website and whilst using it, is true, complete and precise, and agrees to maintain this information up-to-date. 2. REGISTRATION AND REIMBURSEMENT The Agreement may be executed through the Website booking.bookingexpress.com. Execution of the Contract occurs at the moment the service is confirmed, when the User accepts the General Conditions and makes the corresponding payment. The executed Contract shall be filed by Onlinetravel. During registration, the User must deposit the full amount for the contracted service, as no placement shall be confirmed until payment is effectuated, an unpaid placement shall be considered null and void and the conditions described in the Cancellation Section shall apply. The Platform shall deliver a Voucher to the User at the address provided by the latter, specifying the contracted services. The booking reference, which must appear on the Voucher, will confirm the reservation on the part of Onlinetravel. 3. PRICE REVISION The price of combination travel packages is calculated based on the applicable exchange rate, transport duty, cost of fuel and taxes as of the publication date of the programme or any subsequent versions in printed format. Any variance in the prices of the abovementioned items may result in a revision of the final price of the package, either upward or downward, in the exact amount of such variance. The User shall be notified of any such variance, either in writing or through another medium that documents the communication, and in the event that the difference is substantial, the User will have the option of either accepting the modified Contract or cancelling the travel package without incurring a penalty. Under no circumstances shall the price of a completed reservation be revised upward within the twenty days immediately preceding the departure date. 4. SPECIAL OFFERS When, as the result of a special offer, last minute offer or similar promotion, a combination travel package is contracted at a price other than that indicated in the programme, the price shall consist solely of those services that are specifically detailed in the special offer, even if the offer makes a reference to one of the described programmes, as long as such reference is made for sole purposes of providing general information on the destination. 5. THE PRICE INCLUDES: Indirect taxes (V.A.T., I.G.I.C.), when applicable Lodging at the chosen establishment in the contracted programme or at another establishment of the same calibre in the event of a substitution Round-trip transportation, whenever this service is included in the contracted programme/special offer, according to specifications All of the services and supplemental items specified in the documentation sent to the User. The only authentic interpretation of the services comprising the travel package shall be that offered by the Platform, which means that, in the event of any uncertainty, the User must consult the Platform prior to the beginning of the trip in order to avoid any subsequent claims. 6. THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Visas, airport fees, vaccination certificates, "extras," such as coffee, wine, liquor, mineral water, special diets, laundry and ironing, optional hotel services, such as parking and pay TV, and other similar items not specifically detailed in the paragraph above. In the case of excursions or optional tours where the price is simply indicated as "estimated," according to the circumstances, there could be variances in the initially calculated or anticipated costs. Tips are not included in the price of the trip. In the case of cruises, tips are not voluntary, and at the beginning of the cruise, the client is advised that he/she must commit to paying a determinate amount at the end of the voyage in proportion to its duration. This amount, which is fixed before the cruise begins, is solely intended for the service personnel. At some destinations, the fees applying to certain lodging/locations may vary in relation to the classification of the establishment and the destination. These fees shall be paid directly at the establishment. 7. APARTMENTS AND HOTELS Apartments.- At the time of making the reservation, the User is fully and solely responsible for correctly indicating the number of room or apartment occupants, including children, regardless of their ages. The User is forewarned that the Establishments may legally refuse to admit undeclared persons, and the User shall have no legal remedy in such cases. At the time of making the reservation, it will be necessary to confirm the time and place where the keys are to be picked up. Hotels.- The quality and content of the services provided by the hotel shall be determined by the official category assigned to it by the competent authorities in that country and shall be subject to administrative supervision. Given current Spanish legislation (which only establishes the existence of individual or double rooms, permitting some of the latter to be equipped with a third or fourth bed), it shall be assumed that use of a third and/or fourth bed is always made with the knowledge of the persons occupying the room. This tacit assumption stems from the certainty that occupation of the room has been indicated beforehand and is reflected on all printed copies of the reservations, as well as in the vouchers or other definitive documentation of the trip. When renting apartments, in general, the guest must sign the corresponding officially-authorised lease agreement on the premises. This Contract, to which the Platform is not a party, must be signed by the User, who shall pay the corresponding security deposit, if applicable, in order to cover any consequent damage to the property. Keys are normally picked up during office hours at the concierge desk of the building, or at the place indicated in the documentation of the programme/special offer, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and as a general rule, check-in shall be at 5:00 p.m. on the day of arrival and check-out shall be at 10:00 a.m. on the day of departure. Given the unique operations in this type of establishment, we strongly recommend strict adherence to these timelines in order to prevent problems and inconveniences that would be very difficult to correct. Schedules.- Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. for hotels and 5:00 p.m. for apartments. Reservations are normally held until 8:00 p.m. If a later arrival is anticipated, it is recommended to notify the establishment directly. Failure to do so could result in the establishment making the room(s) or apartment(s) available to other guests. In the event that the User anticipates arriving at the reserved hotel or apartment on a different date or at a different time than indicated, in order to prevent problems or misinterpretation, it shall be necessary to directly notify the Platform, hotel or apartments, as appropriate, of this circumstance as far in advance as possible. Likewise, when making the reservation, the User must consult with the Platform as to whether it is allowable to bring animals, as they are generally not permitted in hotels or apartments. In the event that the Platform is forced to change the confirmed hotel due to special events or other situations outside of its control, its liability shall be limited to offering another hotel of equal or higher calibre, and in the event that this is not possible, to pay the difference in price between the hotel offered in the Contract and the hotel actually occupied. 8. SURCHARGES When travellers request additional prepaid services that cannot be definitely confirmed by the Platform, such as individual room services, ocean views, private baths, etc., and these cannot be provided, the Platform shall not assume any liability beyond reimbursing the client at the conclusion of the trip for the amount paid for such services. 9. LUGGAGE The traveller's luggage is not part of the Contract between the parties, and for all legal purposes, it is acknowledged that the User shall keep his/her luggage with him/her and that it shall be transported at his/her own risk, without the Platform or Onlinetravel assuming any liability for any loss or damage that it could sustain for any reason during the trip. We recommend that travellers be present whenever their luggage is being loaded or unloaded. With regard to transport of the luggage by air, we defer to the conditions of the airlines, which are regulated by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In the event of any damage or misplacement, it is recommended to submit a timely claim to the Transport Company. 10. CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY Given the diversity of conditions that may apply to children, depending on their age, the service provider and the travel date, it is always recommendable to enquire about the scope of any special conditions that may exist and that at each moment will be subject to specific, detailed information. As such, families are recommended to enquire about the special conditions for free or discounted services for children. These free or discounted services should always be understood as applying when the room is shared by two adults and a maximum of two children. In the event that a cot is needed, please indicate this when making the reservation, given that the hotels avail of limited supplies. Furthermore, this must be paid for directly at the hotel, as if it were an "extra." Elderly people should enquire about the applicable surcharge for an additional bed to be occupied by an adult, as this may vary from one hotel to another. Some hotels have a very limited number of extra beds, so it is advisable to confirm availability when making the reservation. 11. CANCELLATIONS At any time, the User may opt out of the requested or contracted services and shall have the right to a full refund of any amounts paid, whether the total price or an advance deposit; however he/she must compensate the Platform for the following items: For a la carte services: The full administrative and cancellation fees, if applicable. For combination travel packages: In the event of cancelling or modifying a reservation, the User must contact the tour organiser by telephone, or at the email address the User received at the time of completing the reservation, at least three (3) working days in advance of the departure date. The cancellation fees and penalties shall be those that are explicitly indicated by the tour organiser for each specific trip. The User is urged to consult our travel agents regarding the specific cancellation conditions of the trip. If the User fails to be present at the anticipated departure time, the User shall forfeit their right to a refund of the amounts paid, unless such failure is due to demonstrable Force Majeure or to an alternative arrangement between the parties. In the event that the contracting of any of the cancelled services was subject to special financial conditions, such as in the case of airplane charters, coaches, apartment leases, special fees, guaranteed hotel placement, services provided in determinate apartments, services provided in determinate countries, etc., the cancellation fees shall be established in accordance with the conditions agreed upon between the parties. When a justifiable circumstance impedes the User from taking part in the trip, he/she may transfer the reservation to another qualified person, both parties being jointly responsible for payment to the Platform of the price of the reservation, plus any additional expenses resulting from the transfer. In order for the transfer to be valid, it must be accepted by the companies providing the services included in the trip, and any additional fees resulting from the transfer must be satisfied. In the event that the hotel room is vacated prior to the agreed date, the Platform shall not be liable for reimbursing any amount, unless it receives a written notification from the hotel stating that the unused days were not invoiced. The abovementioned notification must be requested by the User at the establishment and must contain the establishment's stamp. Hotel cancellation costs: In the event that the User cancels or modifies the reservation, the User must contact the tour organiser by telephone, or at the email address provided to the User at the time of making the reservation, at least three (3) working days in advance of the arrival date. The Platform's fees for modification, cancellation or No Show are indicated on every formal reservation. 12. ALTERATIONS The Platform agrees to provide the User with all of the services that are contracted through the programmes appearing on the Website, in accordance with the stipulated conditions and features. It shall be exempt from this obligation in the event of Force Majeure, i.e. abnormal and unforeseeable circumstances outside of one's control, with consequences that could not have been avoided in spite of all the diligence employed, or reasonable cause, encompassing those instances when the Platform, in spite of acting with due diligence and foresight, could not provide the contracted services for reasons that cannot be attributed to it. If it becomes impossible for the Platform to provide a service after having executed the contract but before the departure date of the trip, the User shall have the right to substitute this service for another of a comparable nature or quality, to terminate the contract and select another equivalent or superior combination travel package, in the event that the Platform can provide one, or to receive a full refund of any amounts paid, and the User must communicate this decision to the Platform within two (2) working days. It shall not be permissible to seek indemnification for breach of contract when such impossibility is the result of reasonable cause or Force Majeure, or when the User has opted for a substitution of the service that was impossible to provide. If for any reason, not attributable to the User and not justified by reasonable cause or Force Majeure, the Platform cancels the combined travel package after the contract is executed but before the departure date, the User shall have the right to obtain another combined travel package or a full refund in the terms established in the paragraph above, and the User must communicate this decision to the Platform within two (2) working days. It shall not be permissible to seek indemnification for breach of contract when such cancellation is the result of reasonable cause or Force Majeure. In the event of non-fulfilment or unsatisfactory fulfilment of the provided services involving more than 50% of the price of the trip, when this is not the result of reasonable cause of Force Majeure, the Platform shall choose other satisfactory solutions for continuing the combined travel package, without any surcharge to the User, and if necessary shall reimburse the latter for the amount of the difference between the anticipated services and those that are actually provided. If there are no such solutions or if the User refuses to accept them for objectively valid reasons, in any event, the Platform shall provide him/her with a return trip to the point of origin, reimbursing him/her for the corresponding prorated amounts. In these situations, the User may demand indemnification for breach of contract from the Platform. Such indemnification shall not be applicable in the event of reasonable cause or Force Majeure. If it is impossible to provide certain services and the Platform discloses this to the User before finalising the contract, no request for indemnification from the Platform shall be justified on the part of the User for breach of contract, given that the contract has not yet been finalised, and as such, modification of the programme falls within the normal process of negotiating it. In conclusion, the User may only request indemnification from the Platform when the services comprising the trip were lacking, were performed unsatisfactorily or were cancelled due to circumstances other than Force Majeure. 13. LIABILITY The User's responsibility for the correct performance of the obligations stemming from the combined travel contract is determined by Article 162 of Royal Legislative Decree 1/2007. When the User can ascertain on the premises a failure to perform the contracted services or the unsatisfactory performance of these, he/she must immediately notify the service provider of this fact, as well as notify the Platform within two (2) working days, so that it may take appropriate action. Failure to communicate with the Platform within this period shall necessitate the User proving such non-fulfilment of performance to the General Board of Tourism and/or the competent court, given that, outside of this time-frame, it would be impossible for the Platform to prove the veracity of the allegations or to achieve a solution that would be satisfactory to all of the parties involved. In no event shall the Platform be held liable for the costs of lodging, maintenance, transport or other expenses that come about as a consequence of delays in flight departures or returns due to technical or meteorological conditions, strikes or other causes attributable to Force Majeure. When a trip is conducted using coaches owned or leased by the Platform, in the event of an accident, regardless of the country in which it occurs, the User shall expressly submit to the legislation regarding traffic accidents in the nation in which the vehicle is registered, and with regard to bodily injury, may refer to the vehicle insurance and the liability coverage intended for such purposes, by virtue of which compensation shall be paid to the affected parties, the beneficiaries or their legal representatives, in the country where the vehicles are registered and in the legal currency of that country. In the Website, there may be links to other websites. Onlinetravel has no control over these websites and shall not be held liable for their content. Likewise, Onlinetravel shall not be held liable for the technical availability of any web pages the User may access through the Website. Furthermore, Onlinetravel shall not be held liable for any damages stemming from one User's infraction of the rights of another User or those of a third party, including copyrights, patents, confidential information and any other type of intellectual or industrial property rights. Onlinetravel shall not be held liable for any damages to the User stemming from the impossibility of providing the services pertaining to these General Conditions due to Force Majeure, acts of God or other causes not attributable to the former. Additionally, Onlinetravel shall not be held liable for the improper functioning of the service resulting from defective configuration of the User's computer equipment or from his/her inability to support the computer systems that are necessary for utilising the offered services. Onlinetravel will make every effort within its means to provide the information contained in the Website accurately and without typographical errors. In the event that Onlinetravel at any time inadvertently makes an error of this type, it shall be immediately corrected. If there is a typographical error in any of the indicated prices and a User has made the decision to purchase based on such error, Onlinetravel shall assume the cost of the error and shall honour the purchase, unless such error is so disproportionate in relation to the average price so as to be obvious enough that any person of average diligence would perceive it, the foregoing in order to prevent such User's illicit gains or abuse of rights, as typified under current Spanish legislation. 14. OTHER IMPORTANT MATTERS Likewise, Onlinetravel employs the utmost effort and diligence when indicating the descriptions of each service, which have been provided by the establishments themselves, on the reservation dates, and to this end, in the programme, it avails of informational photographs of people, scenery and apartments, with the intention that, at all times, these descriptions reflect the reality of the contracted services as objectively as possible, thus avoiding misleading, confusing or deceiving the consumer with regard to any substantial information. Due to the time-specific nature of photographs, they are not contractual in and of themselves, but rather must be taken within the context of the description of the contracted services. Meals: In the case of FULL BOARD, breakfast, lunch and dinner shall be served by the hotel, beginning with dinner on the check-in date and ending with lunch on the check-out date (this may be modified by the User through a prior request to the hotel, once the User is lodged in the establishment). In the case of HALF BOARD, breakfast and dinner shall be served, unless the User chooses differently and the hotel is willing to accept such substitution (e.g. dinner for another meal), except when it is specified in the services to be provided. In the event that the User vacates the hotel before the agreed departure date, the Platform has no obligation to make any reimbursement, unless the User requests from the establishment a written statement of Non-billing for the unused days or services, which must contain the stamp of the establishment. 15. DOCUMENTATION Without exception, all Users (including children) must have their appropriate personal and family documents in order, whether a passport or a national ID, in accordance with the laws of the country or countries they are visiting. When required, the procurement of visas, passports, vaccination certificates, etc. shall be done at the expense of the traveller. If any Authority refuses to grant a visa for reasons that are specific to the User, or if he/she is denied entrance to the country due to his/her failure to meet the requirements, due to an irregularity in the required documents or for not being the actual document holder, the Platform shall not be held liable for such occurrences, and any associated costs shall accrue at the consumer's expense. Under these circumstances, the conditions and regulations established for voiding or voluntarily cancelling the services shall apply. Likewise, all Users are reminded that they must make sure that they have fulfilled all of the applicable visa regulations and requirements before commencing their trip, with the goal of avoiding any possible complications when entering the countries they plan to visit. Minors under the age of 18 must be in possession of a written permission slip, signed by their parents or guardians, as this may be requested by any competent authority. The Platform shall provide the User with all of the pertinent information on the specific documents that will be required for the selected travel. 16. GENERAL PAYMENT PLAN CONDITIONS In order to take advantage of the payment plan, the User must fulfill the following requirements: The User must make a hotel reservation (payment plans do not apply to Flight + Hotel purchases). The minimum price of the reservation must be 300 Euros. The total shall be divided into two payments. The first installment shall be made upon confirmation of the service, and the second installment shall be payable thirty (30) days before the hotel check-in date. In the event of cancellation or modification, any administrative costs shall be in addition to the costs of the corresponding hotel. 17. PERSONAL INFORMATION The User agrees that the personal information he/she provides or will provide in the future to Onlinetravel may be kept in a personal data file. The information that is registered in this way may be used for statistical purposes, for sending advertisements and promotional materials, for prize contests, for subscription to newsletters, for administering the subscribed services and for incident management. The files created in this manner shall be under the ownership and responsibility of Onlinetravel. The owner of the information shall have the right to access the automated registry at any time in order to exercise his/her right of correction, deletion or dispute, within the terms compiled under data protection legislation. For such purposes, the owner of the information must send a letter to Global Travel Booking, S.L.U. at the address indicated above, including his/her username, password, requested action and address for sending confirmation that the action has been performed as requested. 18. VALIDITY AND JURISDICTION This programme is valid as of the first of October of two thousand and twelve, and the Platform is bound to it during this period. Nevertheless, any changes in this information shall be valid when they are communicated to the consumer before entering into the contract, or if the contractual parties have agreed to modifications. Onlinetravel expressly refuses to voluntarily submit to the Consumer Arbitration Boards or to any other arbitration procedures not expressly accepted by Onlinetravel. The parties, expressly renouncing their own venues, agree that this Contract shall be governed by Spanish legislation, and for purposes of resolving any lawsuit that could arise from it, submit to the Courts and Tribunals of Gran Canaria, except in the case of contracting with Users, in which event the Courts and Tribunals of the User's place of residence shall be competent. If any clause included in these General Conditions is declared fully or partially null or void, such nullity or voidness shall only affect the provision or portion of the same that has been declared null or void, with the rest of the General Conditions remaining in full effect, as if such affected provision or portion of the same was never included.
Updated 18-6-2018
General Lodging Conditions
Specific Conditions for Hotel and Apartment Reservations By and between, Tor Global Travel, S.L.U., with registered office in Madrid, Gran Via St, 22 Dup 5º, 28013, and Tax Identification Number (NIF) B-87500856. And the user, who accesses the website to learn about and contract the services offered through the website and who declares to be of legal age (that is, at least 18 years of age) and has the legal capacity necessary to enter into this agreement and to use this website in accordance with this Legal Notice and with the General Conditions of each type of service offered on the website, both of which the user hereby declares understands in their entirety. These terms supplement the provisions set forth in the legal notices appearing on the Website 1. Confirmation of hotel reservations Once payment has been made for the reservations, the User shall receive a voucher via email, which must be presented at the establishment. In the event that such information is not received, the User must contact his or her assigned agent or our Contact Centre. 2. Descriptions Some of the services provided by the hotels may involve additional fees. If these are not specified, it is suggested that the User verify them directly with the hotel. Unless indicated otherwise, room descriptions correspond to double-occupancy rooms with private bath. Some establishments offer the possibility of booking rooms with shared bath, which will be specified in the room description. In the event that the User discovers any anomaly upon arrival at the hotel, we recommend that he or she get in touch with our Contact Centre immediately. 3. Photographs Due to the inherently temporal nature of photographs, they are not of a contractual nature, but instead should be viewed within the context of the description of the contracted services. 4. Operating hours and seasons In some cases, certain services and facilities are not available 24 hours a day or 365 days a year. For example, unheated pools are typically only open during the summers, and heated pools in most cases are only heated during the winters. The internal operating procedures of each individual establishment determine when these services are open or available. 5. Prices All reservations, with the exception of those specified as being payable directly at the lodging establishment, shall be due and payable (unless a payment method other than a credit or debit card is accepted or whenever instalment payments are permitted) at such time as the User clicks on the 'Book and Pay' button, which shall be construed as his or her express consent to enter into the lodging contract and to effectuate the corresponding payment. All fees that are not specified as being payable directly at the lodging establishment shall be collected at such time as the User clicks on the 'Book and Pay' button. Our prices for lodging services include indirect taxes on consumption, when applicable, lodging at the chosen establishment with the contracted board type and all the services and extras specified in the voucher. Our prices do not include any other services not expressly specified in the voucher, including, but not limited to, visas, vaccination certificates, 'extras', such as coffee, wine, liquor, mineral water, special diets, laundry and ironing, parking, telephone use, cribs, TV lease, spa services, thermal baths, massages, medical, therapeutical or health treatments, or any other similar services offered by the establishment for an additional fee that is not included in the price paid for the primary lodging services that have been contracted. 6. Cancellation insurance During the reservation process, the User is given the opportunity to purchase cancellation insurance, which is recommended, as it allows the User to recover any cancellation fees paid, whenever the reasons for cancellation are covered under the policy. The cost of the policy is not reimbursable. 7. Taxes and fees on lodging For certain destinations, additional taxes may apply, including, but not limited to, lodging and location fees, which may vary in relation to the classification of the establishment and the destination. These fees shall be paid directly at the hotel establishment, and the User shall be solely responsible for their payment. 8. Use of rooms and apartments At the time of making the reservation for a room or apartment, the User is solely and exclusively responsible for correctly indicating the number of occupants, including children, regardless of their ages. The User is advised that management of the establishment may legally refuse to admit any undeclared persons, in which event the User waives the right to file any claims in this regard. 9. Picking up keys At the time of making the reservation, it is recommended that the User confirm the time and place where the keys are to be picked up, as keys are not always handed over at the same address where the apartments are located. Keys are generally picked up between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. 10. Establishment category The quality and content of the services provided by the hotel shall be determined by the official category assigned to it in the country where it is located and subject to governmental supervision. This classification may not correspond to that offered by other States, as quality may vary between accommodations of the same category in different locations, including locations within the same country. It is recommended that the User carefully read the information provided, as well as any additional information available on the various review and rating websites. 11. Double- and triple-occupancy rooms In light of the current legislation in certain destinations (which only establishes the existence of single- and double-occupancy rooms, permitting some of the latter to be equipped with a third or fourth bed) and the normal layout specific to the hotels, in the event that the reserved room has capacity for more than two persons (or reference is made to triple- or quadruple-occupancy rooms), unless confirmed by the hotel, this shall be understood as a double-occupancy room with one or two additional beds. 11.1 Double beds / twin beds If is not indicate, any reference to standard or double rooms can be understood to be both double bed and twin beds, depending on availability and internal policy of the hotel. OnlineTravel in any case can' t guarantee a particular type of bed, even if we inform to hotel about preferences of customers. 12. Check-in and check-out times for hotels and apartment hotels Unless agreed otherwise, hotel check-in time begins at 2:00 p.m., regardless of the time the User actually arrives at the hotel. Check-out time is at 12:00 noon, regardless of the scheduled departure time. 13. Check-in and check-out times for apartments Unless agreed otherwise, the check-in time at apartments begins at 5:00 p.m., and the check-out time is at 10:00 a.m. Upon the arrival of guests, it is customary for most establishments to request a security deposit, which is reimbursed at the time of check-out, once the flat is inspected to confirm that it has been left in good condition. The aforementioned deposit may be collected by the establishment via credit card or in cash, depending on the internal operating procedures of the individual establishment. 14. Valid period of the reservation Reservations are normally held until 8:00 p.m. on the scheduled check-in date. If a later arrival is anticipated, it is recommended to notify the establishment directly. Failure to do so may result in the establishment making the room(s) or apartment(s) available to other guests. 15. Groups The rates offered by OnlineTravel are for individual reservations only and are not valid for groups. The hotel may reject any reservations that, in its judgement, might constitute a group. 16. Minors Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to stay at hotels or apartments without the accompaniment of at least one person of legal age. It is recommended that the User confirm any special terms related to free or discounted services for children with OnlineTravel in light of the diverse criteria establishments may employ in this regard. These free or discounted services should be understood as applying only when the room is occupied by two adults with a maximum of two children. 17. Cribs and additional beds In the event that a crib is needed, the User must indicate this when making the reservation, given that the hotel establishments avail of a limited supply. As in the case of any 'extra', crib use shall be paid directly at the hotel. The User must enquire as to the applicable surcharge for additional beds for adults, as it may vary from one establishment to another. Some establishments have a limited number of extra beds, so it is advisable to confirm their availability when making the reservation. 18. Pets OnlineTravel cannot guarantee the possibility of bringing pets to the establishment booked by the User. While they are generally not admitted, we recommend verifying this information prior to contracting any services. 19. Board types 19.1. Full room and board Breakfast, lunch and dinner shall be served by the hotel, beginning with dinner on the day of check-in and ending with lunch on the day of check-out (if permitted by the hotel, this may be modified by the User at the time the reservation is made). Under certain circumstances, hotels may reserve the right to modify the order of meals in accordance with their internal policies. 19.2. Half board In the case of half board, breakfast and dinner shall be served, unless the User chooses a different plan, the hotel is willing to accept substitutions (e.g. lunch instead of dinner), and this condition is not expressly specified in the services to be provided. Under certain circumstances, hotels may reserve the right to modify the order of meals in accordance with their internal policies. 19.3. All-inclusive This varies, depending on the internal programme of the chosen hotel. The User can verify the specifics by contacting the hotel. Under certain circumstances, hotels may reserve the right to modify the order of meals in accordance with their internal policies. 19.4. Beverages The User is reminded that, unless stipulated otherwise in the voucher, drinks are not included in the meal plan. 20. Modifications and cancellations made by the User 20.1. Modifications prior to the scheduled sojourn at the lodging In the event of modifications to the User's reservation, OnlineTravel cannot guarantee the availability of the new dates or required conditions on the part of the provider. Once a request is received, the establishment is contacted in order to confirm the new conditions, which will then be offered for the User's approval and acceptance. The handling fee for modifying any lodging services that have been contracted through OnlineTravel is TWELVE euros (EUR 12), unless pertaining to a combined purchase of lodging and transportation services, in which case the fee shall be TWENTY euros (EUR 20) per passenger. 20.2. Modifications once the scheduled sojourn at the lodging has commenced In the event of modifications made to the contracted terms once the User has begun using the lodging services, OnlineTravel is committed to making every necessary effort to satisfy the User's requests. Any requested modification that involves new terms with the establishment shall be offered to the User in advance for his or her approval and acceptance. In the event that the User vacates the establishment prior to the check-out date stipulated in the reservations, in order to receive a refund for any unused services, the User must obtain written proof of check-out from the establishment, indicating that no amounts will be charged for the unused nights. 21. Special requests The confirmation of special requests depends solely on the hotel. 22. Cancellations During the reservation process, the User will be informed of the fees for cancellation, which will also appear in the email receipt that is sent once the reservation has been confirmed. It is important to point out that providers generally consider reductions in the number of nights or any changes in dates or reservation holders as cancellations. In the event that the fee is non-refundable, it will not be possible to modify or cancel the reservation. OnlineTravel applies a fee of TWELVE euros (EUR 12) per cancellation or modification per reservation, which shall be applied regardless of whether the establishment applies the agreed fees or not and regardless of any split payments or instalment payments. If the cancellation pertains to a combined purchase of lodging and transportation services, the fee shall be TWENTY euros (EUR 20) per passenger. 22.1. How to cancel a reservation If the reservation allows online cancellations, the User can simply use the link provided for such purposes and follow the instructions. If the reservation does not allow online cancellations, the User must contact his or her agent by telephone or at the email address provided during the reservation process. 22.2. No-show In the event of a no-show (a non-notified failure to appear at the establishment), the establishment may charge 100% of the total reservation as a penalty. OnlineTravel shall not be held liable in the event that the establishment retains these sums. 23. Right to cancellation In accordance with Article 97.1 of the Revised Text of the General Consumer and User Protection Act (known by its Spanish initials, TRLGDCU), the User is hereby informed that his or her right to cancellation shall be inapplicable, pursuant to the provisions of Article 103 of the aforementioned law. 24. Payments made at the establishment Payments may be made directly to OnlineTravel or directly to the establishment, depending on each individual lodging service provider. During the reservation process, we will indicate which method shall apply. In the case of payments made directly to the establishment, OnlineTravel does not collect the amount of the reservation, which shall be paid by the User upon check-in or check-out at the establishment. If the credit card used to guarantee the reservation cannot be correctly validated by the establishment, the establishment reserves the right to cancel the reservation. In order to guarantee a reservation, upon confirmation, the establishment may charge the amount of the cancellation fee. This amount shall then be deducted from the total price of the reservation during the User's sojourn or credited back to the User's credit card in the event that the reservation is cancelled and no cancellation fees apply. If the cost of the reservation is non-refundable, the hotel may charge the full amount of the reservation to the User's credit card upon confirmation. Non-refundable fees may not be modified or cancelled. 25. Waiver of liability OnlineTravel shall be responsible to the client solely for confirming the reservation, but shall not be held liable for its fulfilment, which is the sole responsibility of the lodging service provider. If the User has confirmed lodging reservations through OnlineTravel and a dispute arises prior to provision of the services by the lodging provider (e.g. the hotel), OnlineTravel agrees to act as an intermediary in order to offer alternative lodging at an establishment in the same category or better. If the User should decide not to accept the proposed alternative, OnlineTravel, in its capacity as agency, shall reimburse any amounts paid. OnlineTravel agrees to exercise maximum diligence in order to ensure that the data appearing on this Website is accurate and up-to-date at all times. The information displayed on this Website has been supplied by the providers, and OnlineTravel shall not be held liable for any possible inaccuracies. The Website may contain links to other websites. OnlineTravel has no control over such third-party websites and shall not be held liable for their content.
Updated 18-6-2018
Flight terms & conditions
General Terms and Conditions of Air Transport ServicesrnrnBy and between Tor Global Travel, S.L.U, with registered office in Madrid, Calle Gran Vía,22 dup, 5º, 28013, and Tax Identification Number (NIF) B-87500856. And the user, who accesses the website to learn about and contract the services offered through the website and who declares to be of legal age (that is, at least 18 years of age) and has the legal capacity necessary to enter into this agreement and to use this website in accordance with this Legal Notice and with the General Conditions of each type of service offered on the website, both of which the user hereby declares understands in their entirety. rnrn1. Definitions rnUnless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions shall apply. These definitions shall be understood as including both the singular and plural forms. rnTicket/e-ticket: this refers to the itinerary or receipt issued by or on behalf of the contractual transporter, electronic coupons and, if applicable, a boarding document of which these conditions are an integral part. rnContractual transporter: any air transporter that transports or agrees to transport the passenger and that passenger?s luggage under the air transport contract. rnDe facto transporter: another transporter that undertakes all or part of the transport services contracted with the contractual transporter under the latter?s authorisation. rnMontreal Convention: A Convention for the standardisation of certain rules for international air transport, signed in Montreal on May 28, 1999. rnEC Regulation 2027/97 of October 9, 1997 by the Commission, amended by EC Regulation 889/2002 of May 13, 2002, regarding the responsibilities of European Community airlines in relation to transporting passengers and their luggage. rnEC Regulation 261/2004 of February 11, 2004 by the European Parliament and the Commission, which establishes common standards regarding compensation and assistance to airline passengers in the event that boarding is denied or flights are severely delayed or cancelled, thereby repealing EC Regulation 295/91. rn2. Applicable regulations rnTransport conducted under a contract signed through the Website shall be subject to the regulations and limitations established by the Warsaw Convention of 1929 and the Montreal Convention in the versions in effect at the time the reservation is made, unless such transport cannot be considered international transport according to the definitions established by the aforementioned Conventions, in which case it shall be subject to applicable national legislation. Whenever it does not contravene this legislation, the transport and other services provided by the transporter shall be subject to the provisions appearing on the airline ticket, any applicable taxes, the transport conditions established by the transporter and the provisions contained in this contract, with the exception of transport conducted between any point in the United States or Canada and any other point outside these countries, in which case the regulations currently in effect in those countries shall apply. rn3. Valid term of the ticket rnAn airline ticket shall be valid for a minimum of TWELVE (12) months from the date of issue, unless a different period is specified on the ticket, in the transport terms and conditions, in the applicable regulations or in the transporter?s fee manuals. rn4. Fees and conditions rnThe prices indicated on the Website include airport taxes and fees, which are itemised whenever they are added to the airfare. However, the prices do not include the cost of visas or exit taxes for various countries and territories. rnAirport taxes and fees are subject to modification subsequent to the ticket purchase date. If a tax or fee is increased after the ticket purchase date, the passenger must pay the difference between the purchase price and the revised price. If delays in the payment of the reservation result in modifications of the applicable airport taxes and fees, these increases shall be passed on to the User from the moment of making the reservation until issuance of the ticket. rnIn order to offer the User the best price, both round-trip and one-way airfare shall be offered on round-trip reservations, i.e. for a round-trip reservation, one ticket shall be offered for the departure and another separate ticket for the return trip. The terms of cancellation and modification for each ticket shall be independent from those of the other, thus the policies specific to each flight and each airline shall apply. rn5. Documents required for the flight rnUsers shall be responsible for making any necessary inquiries in order to determine the documentation required by law and the authorities for flying to their destination and for procuring such documentation, as well as for fulfilling any specific requirements of the competent government authorities in each case (for example, vaccines), without recourse to any claims whatsoever against OnlineTravel arising from their inability to embark on a booked flight due to their failure to obtain the necessary documentation or to fulfil the requirements of the competent government authorities, as OnlineTravel has fulfilled its general informational obligations. rnThe User declares his or her knowledge of the government requirements in terms of documents, whether for entrance or exit, and agrees to comply with all applicable provisions. This information can be found in the website of Spain?s Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.maec.es or obtained from the appropriate agency corresponding to the User?s nationality. rn5.1. Domestic or national flights rnFor all flights, it is mandatory to be in possession of a valid ID. Some national flights may be considered international flights, in which case the passengers must be in possession of a valid ID or passport. rn5.2. International flights rnOn flights within the Schengen Area, whenever the User is a citizen of a European Union country, only a national ID is required, unless the Treaty has been temporarily suspended. rnIt will be necessary to carry a national ID or passport, and depending on the destination, it may be necessary to procure a visa, as well. In no event shall a resident card be accepted as the sole means of identification. Citizens of Spain in possession of a valid Spanish e-passport may travel to the United States without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) through the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA), which includes travel passing through the United States. rn5.3. Minors rnMinors under the age of 18 are not permitted to travel unless they are accompanied by an adult. The user is fully and exclusively responsible for booking the flight in compliance with the minimum age requirements. In the event that the reservation fails to comply with these requirements, please be advised that the airline may refuse to allow any non-compliant passengers to board.rn rnMinors up to 14 years of age travelling with parents must be in possession of their Family Record Book in order to fly within the national territory, and their parents must carry proper identification, as well. They will need a national ID for European Community flights (in the Schengen Area) and a passport (and visa if required by the destination country) for international flights and European Community flights not covered under the Schengen Agreement. Minors over the age of 14 must present the same documents as adult passengers. In any case, we recommend consulting the specific airline to verify exactly what documents will be required. rnFor unaccompanied minors, in addition to the aforementioned documents, the parents or guardians must submit a letter of authorisation and fill out the documents required by the airline for accepting unaccompanied minors. It is recommended to consult the airline regarding its specific requirements.rnPlease be advised that budget airlines (Ryanair, Easyjet, etc.) will not transport minors under the age of 18 without the accompaniment of an adult. rnThe User is solely responsible for obtaining a boarding pass through the means provided by the various airlines, as well as for choosing the most suitable option in each individual situation. rn6. Confirming flight departure times rnIt is mandatory that the User confirm the flight departure time with the airline at least 24 hours in advance, as airlines may modify departure times at the last minute without sufficient time to inform passengers of such modifications. rnFurthermore, in the case of special or charter flights, the airline ID data, the airplane class, the schedule, the itinerary and any possible layovers are merely general indications, so it is recommended that the User confirm this information prior to the scheduled departure of the flight. rn7. Luggage rnPayment for checking in any luggage besides carry-on bags must be made at the respective airline?s ticket counter, where the luggage will receive a bag tag. Any luggage that has been checked in will be handed over to the person holding the corresponding bag tag stub. rnThe fee for luggage check-in does not always apply from the point of origin to the final destination, as luggage may need to be checked in again at a connecting airport. The policy regarding luggage check-in depends on the airline (the luggage check-in fees of some airlines, such as Vueling, only cover the first flight when there is a layover) and on the specific airport or country in which the final destination or any layovers are located. rnThe airline is obligated to transport the passenger?s luggage, although it may limit the number or maximum weight of the bags and may opt to charge a fee, which must be established in the transport contract. We recommend consulting the airline regarding its policies on carry-on luggage prior to embarking on a flight. rnIn the event of any luggage incidents (damage, delays, loss, etc.), in accordance with the Montreal Convention, the airline is solely responsible for damages. rn7.1. Luggage incidents (loss, damage, delay, etc.) rnIn the event of an incident with the User?s luggage, we recommend reporting the incident at the airline ticket counter (or to the handling agent or representative if the airline has no ticket counter) prior to leaving the airport. Upon reporting the incident at the airport, the airline or handling agent will issue a Property Irregularity Report (PIR), including a copy to be retained for the User?s records. rnA formal claim must also be submitted to the transporter in writing, including a copy of the PIR. All claims must be filed within the time limits established by the Montreal Convention: rnDamaged luggage: In the event that luggage has been damaged, the corresponding claim must be submitted to the transporter within a maximum of 7 days from the date of such damage. rnDelayed luggage: If luggage is delayed, a claim must be submitted within 21 days of the date on which the luggage was supposed to be received. rnLost luggage: The Montreal Convention does not establish a time limit for lost luggage. However, it is recommended to submit a claim as soon as possible once the 21-day period during which the luggage is considered ?delayed? has passed or upon confirmation from the airline that the luggage is indeed lost. rn7.2. Claims company rnrnIn order to process claims against airlines, Tor Global Travel makes the services of Reclamador.es and Populetic available to the User. RECLAMADOR S.L. is a Spanish corporation with tax ID number B-86474012 and registered offices in Madrid at 76 Calle Zurbano, #7 Left, 28010, recorded in the Commercial Registry of Madrid in vol. 29,888, folio 121, sheet M-537869, and CUSTOMER CARE TECHNOLOGIES S.L. (Populetic) is a Spanish corporation with tax ID number B66546425 and registered offices in Barcelona at 97 Calle Rambla Iberia, 08205 Sabadell, recorded in the Commercial Registry of Barcelona in vol. 44875, folio 129, sheet B-470060.rnrnReclamador.es or Populetic will process the claim on behalf of the User.rn rnFor more detailed information on the claim submission process, please consult the company?s website using the above link. rn8. Cancellations and refunds rn8.1. OnlineTravel considers any reservations that include a booking reference number to be confirmed and therefore definite. Once a reservation is confirmed by the airline, the tickets are issued and the cancellation and modification policies established by the airline become effective. Neither OnlineTravel nor any third-party airline with which subsequent flights have been booked shall be held liable for any costs or damages arising from such cancellations or modifications. rn8.2. In the event that a flight is cancelled or delayed, the provisions of the corresponding legislation shall apply. If the airline cancels or delays a flight or denies boarding to a User with a validly issued ticket with the result that the User fails to arrive at the final or layover destination in accordance with the confirmed timelines established in the transport contract, or if such action results in the loss of a connecting flight, whenever such connection is part of the transport contract and appears as a guaranteed service contracted by the User, the latter shall have the right to receive compensation in the terms set forth by applicable legislation. If any of the situations mentioned in the preceding paragraph should occur, the User must immediately request that the representative of the airline responsible for carrying out the flight attempt to resolve the issue. rn8.3. If the User is denied boarding or is subjected to the cancellation or significant delay of a flight and the airline responsible for carrying out the flight fails to fulfil its duties, the User must submit a claim with the competent national authority. If the flight departs from a country in the European Union, the claim must be submitted in that country. If flying from outside the European Union on a flight operated by a company located in the European Union, the passenger must submit any claims in the European Union country in which the flight disembarks. To obtain the name and address of the competent authority or to learn about organisations that can provide advice or assistance with other claims (for example, those related to luggage, travel packages, bodily injury or death), the User may contact Europe Direct toll-free at 00 800 67 89 10 11 or via email at mail@europe-direct.cec.eu.int. rn8.4. Among the tickets offered by OnlineTravel, some have non-refundable airfare, which means that no type of reimbursement shall be available in the event of changes, modifications or cancellations initiated by the User. In the case of this type of airfare, the User agrees to the terms and conditions of the tickets he or she obtains from the airline, acknowledges that such tickets are not refundable under any circumstances and waives any right to reimbursement. For this reason, it is recommended that the User secure Cancellation Insurance at the time of confirming the reservation. rn8.5. Reservations made with budget airlines: Although OnlineTravel is available for inquiries, any cancellations related to these tickets must be made directly by the User. In the event of changes or cancellations initiated by the airline, the airline shall be solely responsible for these, as OnlineTravel merely acts in its capacity as broker for this type of reservation. rn9. Modifications requested by the User rn9.1. If a User makes a request to cancel or change the date of a reservation, the decision shall be made on a case-by-case basis, subject to the airline?s consideration and acceptance, and the User shall be informed as to the specific modification and cancellation policies applying to the reservation. OnlineTravel will charge handling fees in the amount of FORTY euros (?40) per person for date changes or cancellations. These handling fees are not refundable under any circumstances. In the case of budget or low-cost airlines, if the reservation permits changes, cancellations or requests for special services, it is mandatory for the User to contact the airline directly, as OnlineTravel cannot implement special requests, changes or cancellations in the tickets issued by the these airlines. rn9.2. In order to process a change or cancellation, OnlineTravel must receive the request and the User?s acceptance of the fees related to the change or cancellation in writing at least SEVENTY TWO (72) hours prior to the scheduled departure. In order for a request for modification or cancellation to be considered received, it must be delivered during office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. GMT +1 Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. GMT +1 on Saturdays. Otherwise, the request shall be considered as being received on the following business day (non-working days are Saturdays after 6:00 p.m. GMT +1 and Sundays). rn9.3. The data entered when confirming a purchase (personal information, selected flights, etc.) must be correct, as any subsequent modification may entail loss of the original airfare paid, plus any penalties imposed by the airlines and OnlineTravel's handling fees in the amount of TWENTY euros (?20) per passenger, as a consequence of issuing new tickets. If the reservation contains errors due to the User having provided incorrect data, the User must contact OnlineTravel as soon as possible in order to make the necessary arrangements with the airline and minimise any possible fees. rn10. Modifications made by the airlines rnOnlineTravel shall not be held liable for any flight changes or cancellations made by the airlines subsequent to confirmation and acquisition of the ticket. rnAny schedule change, cancellation or modification of the contracted flight is the responsibility of the airline acting as the User?s transporter. rnWhenever the airline notifies us sufficiently in advance, OnlineTravel will notify the User via email at the address he or she provided when making the reservation. It is important for the User to check his or her email carefully and to fulfil the obligation of confirming the flight 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure. rn11. Cancellation insurance rnOnlineTravel offers the User the opportunity to secure Cancellation Insurance, which, in accordance with the conditions and requirements stipulated in the policy, permits recovery, when necessary, of any sums paid for the reservation. OnlineTravel recommends purchasing this insurance, which becomes effective the moment the reservation is confirmed. OnlineTravel recommends reviewing the General Terms and Conditions of the policy, as well as any possible exclusions, prior to purchasing the insurance. rn12. Discount for residents of the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla rnDuring the reservation process, if the User checks the box indicating that he or she is a resident of these areas, the prices displayed will include the discount whenever permitted by the specific airline and flight, and the User?s consent will be requested to verify his or her resident status through the automated resident verification system (known by its initials in Spanish, SARA). rnConfirmation of the reservation shall be conditioned on the User?s resident status being verified.rnThis discount may not be applied retroactively to tickets that have already been confirmed or used. Before requesting a ticket including the resident discount, it is the User?s responsibility to make any necessary inquiries regarding the required documentation and whether or not the User?s nationality or legal status entitles him or her to this discount. rn13. Large family discounts rnIn accordance with Order 3837/2006 issued by Spain?s Ministry of Public Works, a discount shall be applied on national airfare for members of large families. This discount may be combined with the discount given to residents of the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla. rnIn order to obtain the large family discount, the User must prove his or her large family status to the airline by presenting a valid official large family certificate or individual document issued by the corresponding Autonomous Community. rnDuring the ticket purchasing process, the necessary information will be requested in order to confirm that the User qualifies for this discount. rnWhen electronic sales are not permitted, at the time of payment, prior to boarding, the User must present the documents required by the transporter for verification, even if the User has already been issued a boarding pass. If the User fails to prove his or her identity or large family status, or if the information does not coincide with the person whose name appears on the ticket, the User may not embark on the corresponding flight using that ticket. rn13.1 Large family discount with low-cost or budget airlines rnThis type of discount is not always applicable on flights operated by low-cost or budget airlines. Therefore, in order to take advantage of this discount, the User must request the information from OnlineTravel or make the reservation directly with the airline. rn14. Responsibilities of the airlines regarding passengers and their luggage rn14.1. Indemnification in the event of injury or death rnIn accordance with applicable regulations, the transporter is liable for damages in the event that a passenger suffers bodily injury or death, whenever the accident causing the injury or death has occurred aboard the airplane or during the boarding or disembarking process. The liability of the airline may be partially or fully waived if it can be proved that the negligence or undue action or omission on the part of the passenger caused or contributed to the incident. rnThere is no liability ceiling limit in the event of the injury or death of a passenger. The transporter may not contest any claims for indemnification of damages up to a maximum amount of SDR 100,000. Above this amount, the airline may only contest a claim in the event that it can prove that the damages occurred through no negligence or fault of their own or that the damages resulted solely from the negligence or other undue action or omission of a third party. rn14.2. Advance payment in the event of injury or death rnIn the event of the injury or death of a passenger, within fifteen days from the date of identifying the person to whom indemnification is due, the airline must pay a sufficient sum of money in advance to cover that person?s immediate financial needs. In the event of death, this advance payment may not be less than SDR 16,000. rn14.3. Delayed luggage rnIn the event that luggage is delayed, the airline is liable for damages whenever it has failed to take or been unable to take all reasonable measures to prevent such damages. Liability in the case of delayed luggage shall be limited to SDR 1,000. rn14.4. Destruction, loss or damage to luggage rnIn the event that luggage is destroyed, lost or damaged, the airline shall be liable up to the amount of SDR 1,000. With regard to checked-in luggage, the airline is liable even when not at fault, except when the luggage was already damaged. With regard to luggage that was not checked in, the airline is only liable for damage for which it is at fault. rn14.5. Higher limits for luggage rnThe passenger may increase the limits of liability by making a special declaration and paying a surcharge at the time the luggage is checked in. rn14.6. Liability of the airline with which the service was contracted and the airline responsible for providing it rnIf the airline responsible for carrying out the flight is not the same as the airline with which it was contracted, the passenger may submit a complaint or claim to either airline. If the ticket displays the name and code of an airline, this is the contracting airline. rn14.7. Time limits for submitting claims rnAny claim submitted before a court of law must be presented within a period of 2 years from the date of the airplane?s arrival or the date on which it was supposed to arrive. rn14.8. Basis of the information rnThe regulations described herein are based on the Montreal Convention of May 29, 1999, implemented in the European Community through EC Regulation 2027/97 (amended by EC Regulation 889/2002) and national legislation in the various member states. This notice, which is required under European Community (EC) Regulation 889/2002, may not be used as grounds for a claim for damages or for purposes of interpreting the provisions of the Regulation or the Montreal Convention. rn14.9. Passenger rights in the event that boarding is denied or a flight is severely delayed or cancelled rnArticle 5 of EC Regulation 261/2004 establishes that if a passenger is denied boarding or the flight is cancelled, the airline responsible for carrying out the flight is obligated to indemnify the passenger and provide assistance. Whenever payment has been made within the specified period, the following passengers shall avail of these rights for any flight, including charter flights: rn1. Passengers flying out of an airport located within the territory of an EU member state subject to the provisions of the Treaty rn2. Passengers flying out of an airport located in a third country whose destination is another country located within the territory of an EU member state subject to the provisions of the Treaty, unless they have the right to benefits or compensation and assistance in this third country, whenever the airline responsible for carrying out the flight in question is a European Community transporter. rn14.10. Denial of boarding rnWhenever the number of passengers exceeds the number of available seats, the airline must first ask for any volunteers to give up their seats in exchange for certain compensation, including a refund for the amount of their ticket (with a free return ticket to the original point of departure, if applicable) or an offer for alternative transport to the final destination. rnIf there are no volunteers, the airline must pay the passenger compensation in the amount of 250 euros for flights of less than 1,500 kilometres, 400 euros for flights over 1,500 kilometres within the European Union or flights outside of the Community between 1,500 and 3,000 kilometres, and 600 euros for flights over 3,500 kilometres outside of the European Union. This compensation may be cut in half if the delay in alternative transport is no greater than 2, 3 or 4 hours, respectively. rnThe airline is obligated to give the passenger the choice between reimbursement for the amount of the ticket (along with a free return ticket to the original point of departure, if applicable) or an alternative means of transport to the final destination, and to offer him or her sufficient food and drink, as well as lodging at a hotel, when necessary (including transport to and from the hotel), at no charge, in addition to providing means of communication. rn14.11. Cancellation of flights rnIn the event that a flight is suspended, the airline responsible for carrying out the flight must give the passenger the choice between reimbursement for the amount of the ticket (along with a free return ticket to the original point of departure, if applicable) or an alternative means of transport to the final destination, and to offer him or her sufficient food and drink, as well as lodging at a hotel, when necessary (including transport to and from the hotel), at no charge, in addition to providing means of communication. rnThe airline may also be required to compensate the passenger in an amount equal to that payable in the event of denied boarding, unless the passenger has been notified of such cancellation sufficiently in advance and has been offered alternative transport with a schedule close to that which was initially anticipated. rnAll compensation or refunds shall be paid in cash, via EFT, by check, or in travel vouchers upon the passenger signing an agreement thereto, and shall be effectuated within a period of 7 days.rnIf these rights are denied, the User must submit a claim with the airline operating the flight. rn14.12. Severe delays rnImmediate assistance: If the passenger makes the payment within the specified period for any flight, including charter flights, departing from an airport within the European Union or arriving at an airport within the European Union from another airport outside of it when the flight is operated by an airline from the European Community, and if the airline operating the flight anticipates a delay of 2 hours or more for flights of less than 1,500 kilometres, 3 hours or more for flights of more than 1,500 kilometres within the European Union or other flights between 1,500 and 3,500 kilometres, or 4 hours or more for flights of more than 3,500 kilometres outside of the European Union, the airline is obligated to offer him or her food and drink, as well as lodging at a hotel, when necessary (including transport to and from the hotel), in addition to providing means of communication.rnWhen the anticipated delay is 5 hours or more, the airline must also offer the User a refund of the amount of the ticket (along with a free return ticket to the original point of departure, if applicable).rnIf these rights are denied, the User must submit a claim with the airline operating the flight. rnSubsequent claims: If the party responsible for the delay of a flight in any part of the world is an EU airline, the User may claim up to SDR 4,150 in damages. If the airline is not in agreement with the claim, the User may resort to the courts of law. rnThe User may file a claim against the airline with which he or she contracted the flight or against the one operating it if they are not the same. rnLiability: Any limitation or waiver of the transporter?s liability shall apply to its agents, representatives and employees, as well as any other individual or entity whose aircraft is used by the transporter for transport and the representatives, agents and employees of that individual or entity. rnThe provisions of the Contract are binding to every agent, employee and representative of the transporter that does not have the authority to modify or renounce them. rnOnlineTravel shall not be held liable for any duplicate reservations the User may make, nor shall it be held liable for impracticable reservations, for example, if one passenger has reservations for flights to two different places at the same time. rn15. Unpaid airline tickets rnIf the User?s credit card is rejected or declined for the amount of the reserved airline tickets for any reason in a sale in which OnlineTravel acts as broker, the reservation may be cancelled without notice by the airline. rnIf there is a charge-back, cancellation or rejection of the charges made on the credit card, whether in full or in part, OnlineTravel shall have the right to charge a fee for non-payment upon having issued and paid for the airline tickets. rn16. Responsibilities of the User rnThe passenger is required to arrive at the airport at the time established by the airlines or sufficiently in advance to make all the necessary arrangements prior to the flight and, in any event, at least an hour-and-a-half before national flights and two hours before international flights. OnlineTravel shall not be held liable for the User?s failure to comply with this precaution. rnrn17. Connections rnrnIn the case of connecting flights, the User should be aware that there is a series of minimum connection times that must be observed. If the User complies with these and still misses the connecting flight, the airline shall be responsible for putting him or her on the first available flight, unless the passenger has some sort of restricted ticket. When connecting flights are provided by airplanes from the same airline and the flights are missed through fault of the airline, the airline shall be liable 100 percent of the time. rnIt is recommended that the User enquire with OnlineTravel as to the minimum connection time and that he or she always allow a sufficiently prudent margin between flights. rnOnlineTravel displays flights with connections that observe the minimum connection times established by each airport. These minimum times for each airport are established in relation to connections between planes without taking checked-in luggage into account, i.e. the connections are guaranteed whenever the User does not have to retrieve his or her luggage at the connecting airport and check it in again. In the event that luggage needs to be checked in again during the trip, connection times must allow for more than 2 hours. rnThe User is responsible for avoiding scheduling flights without allowing at least the amount of time indicated above in order to make a connection. Failure to observe this margin involves a risk that cannot be controlled or minimised by OnlineTravel. rnAirlines occasionally offer direct flights with technical stops at points other than the departure or arrival destinations. These stops may be for purposes of changing planes, picking up additional passengers or any other technical matter. OnlineTravel shall inform the User of these stops whenever the airline has provided this information. In no event shall OnlineTravel be held liable for any resulting damages or inconvenience. rn18. Special services required by the User rnIf the User needs to confirm any type of special service, such as a wheelchair, animal transport, either in the cabin or in the hold, or special dietary requirements, he or she must indicate this in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS field. In the case of wheelchairs, the User must specify the type of service needed, whether or not he or she can use stairs, etc. In the case of animals, the User must specify the type of animal, the means of carriage and the combined total weight of the animal and the carrier. rnIf the User wishes to confirm the reservation of a service, even if the service is denied by the airline, he or she is fully responsible for indicating this in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS field. In the event that the information is unavailable, we will confirm the reservation alone, without regard to the status of the requested service. rnrn19. Responsibilities of OnlineTravel rnOnlineTravel, as the legal owner of this Website, offers various air transport services to the User, acting in the name and on behalf of the air transporters. In no event shall the operation of this Website be construed as a means of direct sales in the name of these services, as OnlineTravel acts solely as a broker in all cases.Low-cost or budget airlines directly process the tickets they issue.
Updated 18-6-2018
General conditions for Trains
By and between, TOR GLOBAL TRAVEL SLU, with registered office in Madrid, Calle Gran Vía 22 Dcdo 5º izquierda 28013, and Tax Identification Number (NIF) B87500856. And the user, who accesses the website to learn about and contract the services offered through the website and who declares to be of legal age (that is, at least 18 years of age) and has the legal capacity necessary to enter into this agreement and to use this website in accordance with this Legal Notice and with the General Conditions of each type of service offered on the website, both of which the user hereby declares understands in their entirety. Onlinetravel's role as agent As the legal owner of this Website, Onlinetravel offers the possibility of reserving train tickets with railway transporters, either separately or in combination with other services, acting in the name and on behalf of such transporters. In no event shall the operation of this Website be construed as a means of direct sales in the name of these transport services, as Onlinetravel acts solely in its capacity as broker. Therefore, the User shall be bound by the General Conditions of the transporter. Reservation confirmation Once a reservation has been placed through the Website and the corresponding confirmation has been received via email, in order to travel, the User must print out the ticket and present it before boarding the train. Onlinetravel shall not be held liable in the event that a railway transporter denies boarding to the User due to the latter?s failure to present the printed tickets. Transporter fee conditions Onlinetravel considers any reservations that include a booking reference number to be confirmed and therefore definite. Once a reservation is confirmed by the railway company, the tickets shall be issued and the cancellation and modification conditions established by the transporter shall become effective. Upon issue of the tickets, any changes, modifications or cancellations shall be governed by such conditions and subject to the fees established therein. Modifications and cancellations In the event that the User wishes to cancel or modify a train reservation, the User must contact Onlinetravel to enquire about the rate restrictions and any corresponding penalties that will be imposed by the transporter. Handling fees The handling fees for reservations are EUR3 per passenger. If a reservation is modified or cancelled, Onlinetravel will charge a handling fee of EUR6 per passenger. In the case of combined purchases of lodging and transportation services, the fee shall be EUR20 per passenger. Minors The transport company is authorised to require any official documentation that may be necessary to certify the age of the minor.
Updated 18-6-2018