cancellation received on day of departure or en-route will be
subject to full forfeiture of all monies paid on any program. There
is no refund for unused land services. Any voluntary alterations of
confirmed itineraries before departure will require a handling
charge of $50 for each change.
is the responsibility of passengers to see that proper documentation is
obtained in advance of the trip. A passport valid for a minimum of 6 months
is required of all nationals. In addition, visa for China, India, Nepal,
Indochina, Myanmar and Mongolia are required of American Citizens. Other
nationals should check with our reservations specialist regarding visa
requirements. Visits Plus, Inc. can obtain visa for the People's Republic of
China when included in the program for $150 per person. Booking made less
than 30 days will require a rush China fee of $180 per person.
Currently none of the countries included in the itineraries require
a certificate of vaccination. However, this is subject to change at
any time. Please check with our reservations specialist to ascertain which, if
any, countries in the tour require proof of any inoculation. It is
the passenger's responsibility to take all precautions with regard
to health regulations.
Air transportation is based on round-trip economy class travel on
airlines specified in each program. Transportation within China is
arranged locally. Airfares are not refundable once air
transportation has begun.
Baggage is at owner's own risk throughout the tour. Baggage
allowance on trans-Pacific flights is two (2) pieces of checked in
baggage. For flights within the Orient and China, baggage may not
exceed 44 lbs or 20 kilograms. Excess baggage charges are strictly
enforced and it is the responsibility of the passenger to pay these
charges at the airport.
All hotel accommodations will be provided in hotels mentioned or of
similar category. Visits Plus, Inc. reserves the right to substitute
hotels of similar category whenever necessary. All rooms are
randomly assigned by each hotel on a run-of-the-house basis.
SIGHTSEEING, TRANSFERS PORTERAGE AND TIPS
All sightseeing and transfers (except in Japan) will be conducted in
air-conditioned private motorcoaches when there are 15 or more
passengers. For less than 15 passengers scheduled (seat-in-coach)
sightseeing and transfer services may be used. In Japan, transfers
will be by limousine bus, public transportation or taxi. Transfers
include the handling of one piece of standard size luggage per
person. Only those passengers traveling on designated group flights
will be provided with airport transfers. Tips to guides and drivers
are not included and are mandatory.
TOUR DIRECTORS AND LOCAL HOSTS
For China series tours, when there are 15 or more individual tour
members, the services of an Visits Plus tour director will be
provided. For less than 15 passengers, the tour will be locally
hosted. All other tour programs are locally hosted.
All rates quoted include handling charges imposed by
Visits Plus, Inc. All rates published include the costs of communications,
financial transactions, preparation and distribution of passenger
documentation and promotional costs of these programs.
All land and air costs are in U.S. dollars
and based on tariffs, rates of exchange, costs and schedules in
effect Nov. 1, 2007 and are subject to change without notice. Any
fluctuation of currencies could result in a higher land cost. In any
case, no surcharge will be imposed after final tour payment
The land & air price includes hotel accommodations based on two
people sharing a room, round-trip economy class airfare, transfers
and sightseeing as specified in each itinerary.
Tour prices do not include meals unless specifically indicated in
the itinerary, service charge for obtaining visas, foreign airport
departure taxes and items of a strictly personal nature.
Visits Plus, Inc. gives notice that it is acting only in the
capacity of agent in all matters regarding travel, whether by
railroad, motorcoach, motorcar, boat or airplane, including all
matters of reservations, transportation and tour operation, and
assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or
irregularity which may be caused either by reason of defect in any
vehicle, or through the act or default of any company or person
engaged in conveying the passenger, or in carrying out the
arrangements of the tour(s), or otherwise. We can accept no
responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or
changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war,
quarantine or other causes or acts of God. Although Visits Plus,
Inc. anticipates no changes in the itineraries or accommodations,
etc. as printed herein, the right is reserved to make any changes
with or without notice that might become necessary in the best
interest of the tour. In such cases any additional expenses must be
borne by the passenger. The right is also reserved to withdraw any tour
announced in this program and to substitute hotels if necessary.
Visits Plus, Inc. reserves the right to decline, accept or to retain
any person as a member of any tour at any time.
The airlines concerned are not held responsible for any act,
omissions or event during the time passengers are not on board their
planes or conveyance. The passage contract in use by the airlines
concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between
the airlines and purchaser of these tours and/or passenger. Any
and/or all transportation companies herein mentioned shall have or
incur no responsibility or liability to any travel aside from their
liability as common carriers. All fares shown by the airlines are
subject to change at any time without notice, and land costs are
based on present value of foreign currencies in relation to the U.S.
dollar, and in current tariffs, and are subject to adjustment
(either way) until time of final payment by passenger. Visits Plus,
Inc. is in no way responsible for faulty, inferior or non delivery
of any items purchased by tour passengers during their trip.