WALKBOUT BOOKINGS NOTICES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We are Walkbout Bookings the booking division for Walkbout International LLC. (“Walkbout”), facilitating the purchases of experiences, accommodations, transportation and other related services from various independent suppliers across the globe. At Walkbout, we will make every effort to ensure your desired experience is executed as planned, once not effected by unforeseen circumstances beyond Walkbout’s control.

We therefore look forward to the opportunity to act as your booking agent for your next travel and experience needs. These terms and conditions (the "Agreement") describe what you are legally entitled to expect from us when you purchase travel and experience related services through us, in addition to your obligations as a customer.

The terms "we", "us" and "our" refer to Walkbout Bookings. The term "you" refers to the customer visiting our website www.walkbout.com, booking a reservation through us or otherwise using our services.

1. Our Agreement With You

Products and Suppliers

We offer a variety of travel and experience related products and services from different suppliers and service providers ("Suppliers"). Each Supplier has its own terms and conditions that are applicable to your particular arrangements in addition to our general terms and conditions, and you should make sure you understand them. Certain software and content found on our website are owned or licensed by us or our Suppliers, your use of which may be subject to further conditions. Our website, which is referred throughout this Agreement, can be found at www.walkbout.com.

Walkbout is acting as intermediary or a "Booking Agent" for products and services that are not directly supplied by Walkbout (e.g., air carriage and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, cruises, etc.). Walkbout is not a co-vendor of such products and services. You will be entering into a separate contract with such Suppliers in connection with such products and services.

All bookings are subject to supplemental price increases that may be imposed after the date of purchase. Post-purchase price increases may be applied due to additional costs imposed by a supplier or government. You may be charged additional sums to offset increased fees, fuel surcharges, taxes, and fluctuations in foreign exchange markets or any combination thereof.

Acceptance of these terms and conditions hereby consent you to any post-purchase price increases and authorize Walkbout to charge your credit card for such additional amounts.[DH1] 

Deposits and Payment

Upon confirmation of booking, a 50% deposit payment of the total amount is required and the balance to be cleared at least 60 days prior to the date of your experience.

Any deposits from you are non-refundable. Payment of a deposit enables us to hold a reservation for you but does not guarantee the price. The price can only be guaranteed once we receive full payment and other travel documents have been issued, subject to any terms and conditions of the Supplier. We will advise you of the date that full payment is required. Upon your provision of your payment information, you are authorizing us to make the payment arrangements with the corresponding Suppliers.

We reserve the right to refuse personal checks as a method of payment. After full payment, the conditions of the contract with your Supplier may permit them to increase the cost of your arrangements. If we are acting as your Booking Agent, we will pass on any such increase to you as we become aware of such increase. If we have arranged a package, changes in transportation costs including the cost of fuel, taxes, fees and exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have paid in full.

Tips & Gratuities

Gratuities are not included in our booking fees and it is at your discretion to make any gratuitous payments following your planned experience.

Special Requests

Special requests should be advised at time of booking. Please note that every effort will be made to secure a special request, however, it cannot be guaranteed.

Documentation

Our general practice is to send documents to our customers electronically whenever possible. We reserve the right to charge an administration fee should you make a request for such documents to be sent as a hard copy.

Cancellations and Changes

Your contract with your Suppliers may allow them to cancel or amend bookings. If we are your Booking Agent, we will ensure that you are promptly notified of any significant changes once we become aware of such change if there is time before your departure, but we accept no liability for any changes or costs incurred that may result. Subject to the Supplier’s terms and conditions, you will then have the choice of accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative dates and times for the experience if made available by the Supplier, or canceling your booked arrangements and receiving any applicable refunds. We do not guarantee that any refunds will apply.

If you have booked an experience and we are alerted to a significant schedule change by our supplier before you depart for your arranged booking, we will contact you by email to advise you of this. [DH2] Please ensure that you have given your contact email address to us and that you regularly check for messages before you leave. We have no control over supplier schedule changes and accept no liability for costs which may arise as a result of such changes.

2. Your Agreement With Us

Your Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions

By booking your experience with us or using our website, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement, including Parts 1-3 of this Agreement and any additional terms and conditions of any Supplier that are applicable to your booking, travel arrangements or use of any website content. You agree on behalf of yourself and those you represent to comply with all such terms and conditions, including the payment of all amounts when due. You agree that any violation of any such terms and conditions may result in (a) the cancellation of your reservation or purchase, (b) your forfeiture of any monies paid for your reservation or purchase, (c) you being denied access to the applicable travel and experience related product or service, and (d) our right to debit your account for any costs we incur as a result of such violation.

You represent and warrant that (a) you are of sufficient age to use our services and website and can create binding legal obligations in connection with your use, (b) you are legally authorized to act on behalf of those you represent and accept these terms and conditions on their behalf, and (c) the information supplied by you or members of your group is true and correct. You are responsible for informing such other persons of all terms and conditions applicable to their travel and experience arrangements. You understand that you are financially responsible for any use of our services or website by you and those using your name or account.

If You Change Your Booking

Where a change requested by you to your travel and experience arrangements is permitted and possible, our standard service fees will apply in addition to any additional Supplier charges. Please review the ‘Travel Help’ section of www.walkbout.com for details of how to request changes. Please note that all reservation changes are subject to availability and the terms and conditions of the product, service or experience purchased.

Changes to name details are not allowed by many Suppliers. While we will endeavor to make such a change if necessary, please bear in mind that most Suppliers treat a name change as a cancellation, to which standard conditions and charges would apply.

If You Cancel Your Booking

If you cancel your arrangements, you may be entitled to a partial refund. In addition to the cancellation terms and conditions of our Supplier(s), our standard fees will apply as may be outlined on your receipt or booking confirmation[DH3] . We need to receive from you your original voucher before any applicable refund can be considered. If you decide to cancel arrangements before the balance due date, any deposits paid are non-refundable.

Refunds will only be paid to you once we have received the funds back from the Supplier(s). We are not responsible for a Supplier’s failure to pay a refund.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your travel insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim your cancellation charges through your insurer.

If You Have A Complaint

If you encounter a problem during your experience, please inform the relevant Supplier immediately. Should they be unable to resolve the matter, please immediately contact us through info@walkbout.com. [DH4] If you fail to timely contact us, we will not be permitted the opportunity to investigate your complaint and attempt to rectify any error in an effective and efficient manner.

Travel Documents and Destinations

It is your responsibility to ensure that all of the details on your booking arrangements are correct and to bring to our attention any errors or discrepancies immediately.

Prior to booking experiences that require international travel, we recommend that you review any of your Government’s prohibitions, warnings and advisories applicable to your destinations. By booking experiences with Suppliers on your behalf, Walkbout does not represent that travel in such destination is safe or without risk.

Passport, Visa and Immigration Requirements

It is your responsibility to fulfil the passport, visa and other immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. You should confirm these with the relevant embassies and/or consulates. We do not accept any responsibility in the case of you being unable to travel due to not complying with any such requirements.

You are also required to carry a valid International Student I.D., and International Youth I.D. or an International Teacher I.D. card if you are traveling on a special student/youth/teacher ticket. It is your responsibility to verify this with our travel expert who is assisting you.

Insurance

Travel insurance is a vital part of your arrangements. We strongly recommend that you have taken out adequate insurance for the duration of your journey. Travel insurance is a mandatory element of some travel arrangements. We may be able to arrange travel insurance to be provided to you, furnish you a quote, and answer any queries you may have regarding the insurance.

Travel Advice and Vaccinations

You should always refer to the travel advice posted by your local authorities for all the countries you intend to visit. Vaccinations may be required for some or all of the places you are intending to visit. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have arranged all necessary vaccinations for your itinerary.

Use of our Services and Website

You agree you will only use our website or services to make legitimate reservations or purchases and shall not make speculative, false or fraudulent reservations or reservations in anticipation of demand. You will only use our website and services in compliance with applicable law.

Without our prior written permission, you may not (a) access, monitor or copy any content or information on our website using any "robot", "spider" or other automated or manual device or program, (b) deep link to any portion of our website, or (c) "frame" or incorporate any portion of our website into any other website.

Our website may contain links to third party websites that we provide only as a convenience to you. You should take precautions to ensure that whatever links you access are free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other destructive mechanisms The existence of these links does not imply that we endorse such websites or any included content. We are not responsible for such websites or content or any data privacy practices of such websites.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify us and our affiliates, and any of our Suppliers, and any such parties’ officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, losses, damages, or other costs, (including reasonable legal and accounting fees) brought by you or third parties as a result of (a) your breach of this Agreement, (b) your violation of any law or rights of any third party, or (c) your use of our website.

Privacy Policy

You consent to our processing and sharing of personal information about you and other members of your party that you have provided to us in accordance with the terms of and for the purposes set forth in our privacy policy. You represent that you have read and agree to the terms of our privacy policy, which can be found at our website.

Data integrity

You represent that all of the information, data and other materials you provide on Walkbout’s website or to Walkbout through any other means are true, accurate, current and complete. You are responsible for updating and correcting the information you have provided as appropriate.

Electronic Communications

When you use Walkbout’s website or send emails to Walkbout, you are communicating with Walkbout electronically. You consent to receive electronically any communications related to your use of Walkbout’s website. Walkbout will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on its website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that are provided to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. All notices from Walkbout intended for receipt by a customer shall be deemed delivered and effective when sent to the email address you provide.

3. Additional Terms

Warranties, Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, REFERENCES HEREIN TO "US" "WE" AND "OUR" SHALL ALSO REFER TO OUR AFFILIATES. THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY US OR OUR SUPPLIERS OR PUBLISHED ON OUR WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS, INCLUDING PRICING ERRORS. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF, AND DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OTHER INACCURACIES RELATING TO SUCH INFORMATION THAT APPEARS ON OUR WEBSITE. WE EXPRESSLY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY PRICING ERRORS ON OUR WEBSITE AND/OR ON PENDING RESERVATIONS MADE UNDER AN INCORRECT PRICE. IN SUCH EVENT, IF AVAILABLE, WE WILL OFFER YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO KEEP YOUR PENDING RESERVATION AT THE CORRECT PRICE OR WE WILL CANCEL YOUR RESERVATION WITHOUT PENALTY.

ANY RATINGS FOR SUPPLIERS ARE INTENDED ONLY AS GENERAL GUIDELINES, AND WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF THE RATINGS. [DH6] WE MAKE NO GUARANTEES ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY OF SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY US OR CONTAINED ON OUR WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE INCLUSION OR OFFERING OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES BY US DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OUR ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION OF SUCH PRODUCT OR SERVICE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES THAT OUR WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS OR ANY EMAIL SENT FROM US OR OUR SUPPLIERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

THE SUPPLIERS PROVIDING SERVICES ON THIS WEBSITE ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND NOT AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES OF WALKBOUT. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTS, ERRORS, OMISSIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, BREACHES OR NEGLIGENCE OF ANY SUCH SUPPLIERS OR FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING THEREFROM. WE HAVE NO LIABILITY AND WILL MAKE NO REFUND IN THE EVENT OF ANY DELAY, CANCELLATION, OVERBOOKING, STRIKE, FORCE MAJEURE OR OTHER CAUSES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, AND WE HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSE, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, RE-ROUTING OR ACTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AUTHORITY.

IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, YOUR ACCESS TO, DISPLAY OF OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR OUR SERVICES OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO ACCESS, DISPLAY OR USE OUR WEBSITE WHETHER BASED ON A THEORY OF NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, AND EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IF, DESPITE THE LIMITATION ABOVE, WE ARE FOUND LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH ARISES OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY OF THE OCCURRENCES DESCRIBED ABOVE, THEN OUR LIABILITY WILL IN NO EVENT EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE GREATER OF (A) THE SERVICE FEES YOU PAID TO US IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH TRANSACTION(S) ON THIS WEBSITE, OR (B) ONE-HUNDRED DOLLARS (US$100.00) OR THE EQUIVALENT IN LOCAL CURRENCY.

THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY REFLECTS THE ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN THE PARTIES. THE LIMITATIONS SPECIFIED IN THIS SECTION WILL SURVIVE AND APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY SPECIFIED IN THESE TERMS IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

General

We are acting as an independent contractor and no joint venture, partnership or employment relationship exists between you and us or our Suppliers as a result of this Agreement or your use of our website.

We reserve the right at any time to modify this Agreement without prior notice to you. Please refer to our website at www.walkbout.com from time to time to review the most current version of the Agreement. Your continued access or use of our website or services signifies your acceptance of the modifications to the Agreement. You may not assign your rights or obligations under this Agreement to any third party. We may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason, and such termination shall not affect any right to relief to which we are entitled at law or in equity.

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the enforceability of the remaining provisions will not in any way be affected or impaired.
How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Conditions, please contact us by email at info@walkbout.com. You also may write to us at:

Walkbout International LLC

100W 25TH Street, I St. Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21218 USA

bookings@walkbout.com

www.walkbout.com