Terms & Conditions for Travelers
Please take the time to read and understand the Traveler Terms & Conditions detailed below prior to booking a trip with Judi Isaacson. If you decide to book a trip with Judi Isaacson, then you will be required to confirm your agreement to these Traveler Terms & Conditions as part of the online booking process.
In order to confirm your booking with us, you will be required to pay a non- refundable deposit of $500 towards the total price of your trip. However, if your booking is made within 60 days of the trip start date, then the full amount is payable at the time of booking.
2. Final Payment
Payment of the balance of the trip price is due by November 8th, 2019. If the balance is not paid on or before the due date, we reserve the right to treat your booking as canceled.
3. Passport, Visas and Other Travel Documents
For trips outside the U.S. (or your home country, if you are not a U.S. citizen), you must carry a valid passport and have obtained all other required travel documents (visas, permits, certificates etc.) for the country(ies) you will visit during your trip. For many countries, your passport must be valid for at least 6months beyond the duration of the trip; please make sure to research the applicable passport requirements for each country you plan to visit.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of all such required travel documents for your trip. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct travel documents.
4. Requests for Roommate Matching
If you are traveling solo but do not want to pay the higher price for “single occupancy,” then you should notify us at the time of booking. We will do our best to match solo travelers with a roommate/roommates in order to accommodate the request for a lower “multiple occupancy” (double occupancy or more) rate.
However, if we are unable to match you with a roommate as of November 8th, 2019, then you will need to pay the difference for a Single Occupancy room. Judi Isaacson makes no promise or guarantee that we can match you with a roommate (for a multiple occupancy rate) on any given trip.
5. What’s Included in the Price of Your Trip
The price of your trip includes:
All items as listed on our website under “What Is Included On This Retreat”
6. What’s Excluded from the Price of Your Trip
The price of your trip does not include:
Transportation to and from the airport
Excess baggage charges
Fees for travel documents (passports, visas, etc.)
Optional Activities, shopping, massage, etc.
7. Optional Activities
Optional activities (other than excursions which are listed on our website as “Included”) are not included in the trip price, and do not form part of the trip or this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that any assistance provided by any trip leader, yoga instructor or local representative in arranging optional activities does not render us liable for them.
8. Cancellation by Traveler
This is an intimate retreat that includes accommodations, activities, and most meals therefore we need a confirmed list of attendees. That means that we cannot accommodate refunds. However, if something comes up and you cannot attend, we will do our best to help you find someone to fill your spot, however, we cannot guarantee it.
All monies paid except the $500 deposit, will be refunded, if we can find someone to take you place. Note: As outlined in Section 12 below, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
9. Cancellation by Judi Isaacson
We reserve the right to cancel any trip or any portion of any trip at any time before the scheduled trip start date. In this event, the client will receive a complete refund of all monies paid to Judi Isaacson, including the deposit.
In addition, we reserve the right to cancel any trip at any time if, due to natural disaster, political instability or other disruptions and/or events beyond our control (“force majeure events”), the operating of the trip would be unsafe or otherwise unviable. In the event a trip is cancelled due to a force majeure event, the client will receive a refund equal to the monies paid to Judi Isaacson less any costs incurred by Judi Isaacson which are not recoverable. Note: As outlined in Section 12 below, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
10. Discretion to Reject Bookings and/or to Deny Participation by Certain Clients
Judi Isaacson reserves the right, in the exercise of its discretion and judgment, to reject any client booking and/or to deny participation by any client in a trip at any time prior to the trip start date, if we believe a client poses a risk or may be disruptive to other clients, trip leaders or any third party operators. If a client booking is rejected and/or a client is denied participation in a trip prior to the trip start date, then that client will receive a full refund of all monies paid to Judi Isaacson for that trip, including the $500 deposit.
The itinerary listed for each trip represents a general plan for that trip (including the day-by-day schedule of activities). However, you acknowledge and accept that circumstances may arise which result in changes to the listed itinerary. These changes may include, without limitation, delays and/or partial or complete changes in the following: the itinerary, trip leaders/yoga instructors, frequency of yoga sessions, quality or location of lodging, modes or quality of transportation, etc. You understand and agree that: (i) Judi Isaacson and/or its designees may make last-minute or on-site decisions to address changed circumstances, (ii) Judi Isaacson does not guarantee conformity with any itineraries that have been published or furnished to you or any other clients, and (iii) Judi Isaacson reserves the right to change the itinerary with or without notice to you.
12. Travel Insurance
Judi Isaacson strongly advises all clients to purchase travel insurance in connection with all bookings. While the coverage provided by travel insurance varies based on the policy you purchase, as a general rule, this type of insurance may provide coverage for a variety of losses which a client may incur relating to a booking, including losses relating to trip cancellation, illness, injury, theft, lost or damaged property, etc.
Be aware that, except for the limited refund rights outlined in Sections 7, 8 and 9 above for various cancellation scenarios, each client is 100% responsible for any losses, penalties, fees or other financial consequences arising out of any booking or trip, or the cancellation or interruption of any booking or trip (including, by way of example, costs related to airline tickets and fees, passport fees, visa fees, medical expenses, etc.). For all of these reasons, we urge you to purchase travel insurance promptly following booking.
12. Immunizations and Travel Advisories/Warnings
Each client assumes full responsibility for verifying any requirements relating to and/or obtaining any immunizations which may be necessary or desirable for travel in the applicable country(ies) and/or region(s). Each client also assumes full responsibility for researching the safety and security conditions in the applicable country(ies) and/or region(s) during the period of scheduled travel, and being aware of any applicable travel advisories and/or warnings. Clients may also wish to consult a physician who is knowledgeable about travel medicine and related medical issues in the country(ies) and/or region(s) to be visited.
13. Health Certification
By booking a trip with Judi Isaacson, you confirm that you are mobile and in good general health, and capable of performing the activities contemplated for the trip you have booked. You also confirm that you are capable of caring for yourself during the trip, and that you will not impede the progress of the trip or the enjoyment of other travelers. You also confirm that you have not been recently treated for, nor are you aware of, any medical condition, infirmity or disability (whether physical or mental) that would create an unreasonable risk to yourself or others in connection with the trip.
14. Third Party Operators and Yoga Instructors are Independent Contractors
Judi Isaacson does not own, operate or control any person or entity that provides any goods or services for your trip (“Third Party Operators”), including any lodging facilities, airline, ground or water transportation, yoga studio, tour operator, food service provider, etc. Rather, we contract with Third Party Operators to provide all goods and services for your trip; and you understand that all Third Party Operators are independent contractor(s), and not affiliates or employees of Judi Isaacson. In selecting Third Party Operators, we do our best to seek out reliable suppliers and contractors to provide the necessary travel-related goods and services. Accordingly, in the absence of gross negligence by Judi Isaacson, you understand and agree that Judi Isaacson shall not have any responsibility or liability for any acts or omissions of any Third Party Operators in connection with your trip. Without limiting the foregoing, we will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damage, liability, injury, loss cost or expense you may incur (including any claim relating to personal injury, illness, death, property damage or loss, delay or other inconvenience) arising out of or by reason of the acts or omissions of any Third Party Operator.
15. Assumption of Risk
Judi Isaacson is dedicated to providing a safe environment for all clients who participate on our trips. However, you must take responsibility for your own behavior and safety. Furthermore, you understand and assume the risks and hazards inherent in travel. These risks and hazards may include, without limitation, delays, injury, illness, death or other unanticipated events, and may be caused by force majeure events, the negligence of Judi Isaacson or other persons (including third party operators), the intentional and/or criminal conduct of others or other circumstances. Certain locations are remote and require additional travel time away from city centers and towns; as such, medical attention may not always be readily available or may be of inferior quality compared to what is available at home. Also, you may be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical environment is very different than where you live, and in some cases, these differences may present increased risks and/or challenges. You acknowledge and agree that your decision to travel is made after having considered this information, and you expressly assume the personal risks involved with such travel.
16. Limitation of Liability and Release
You acknowledge and agree that Judi Isaacson and its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees, successors and assigns shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damage, liability, injury, loss, cost or expense you may incur (including any claim relating to personal injury, illness, death, property damage or loss, delay or other inconvenience) arising out of or by reason of the acts or omissions of any Third Party Operator or any acts or omissions of any other parties or force majeure events.
By booking a trip with Judi Isaacson, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the Terms & Conditions outlined above, and agree to be bound by those Terms & Conditions.