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General terms and conditions – Daily trips

  1. GENERAL TERMS

These General Terms govern the mutual relations between Secret Adriatic d.o.o. Travel Agency, Put Mavarčice 1/a, 21223 Okrug Gornji VAT: 19000055254 as a tour organizer or an authorized agent (hereinafter referred to as the Agency) and the traveler or tour operator if the tour operator enters into a contract in favor of a third party as a passenger (hereinafter referred to as”the Traveler”) in connection with the organization of excursions.

The tour organizer is clearly indicated on the Certificate of Trip Purchase (card/account) as the responsible organizer (hereinafter: Tour organizer). If a tour operator or a direct service provider different from the Agency as the tour organizer, the Agency acts as an authorized intermediary.

 

  1. RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS

With a one-time payment of the excursion price, at the same time providing the necessary information to the Agency directly, by e-mail, by post office or via the Internet, the Traveler concludes with the Agency an Excursion Agreement comprising the Purchase Certificate (card / voucher), the program and the General Terms and Conditions contained in these documents. If the program does not specify otherwise, the Traveler is required to pay the full cost of the trip 72 hours before the date of departure.

 

  1. CONTENT OF THE PROGRAM

The content of the excursion and the price of the excursion includes everything stated in the excursion program. Additional services (transfers, extra meals, tickets, tips, etc.) are not included in the published price of the excursion.

The Agency may provide and include those in the Contract and the Traveler shall pay in particular. If the prices of extra services are not specified in the program, the Agency will inform the Traveler of the prices prior to the conclusion of the Contract.

For special and additional services that the Agency cannot provide and include in the Agreement and/or those requested by the Traveler during the trip and on-the-spot payments with the immediate service provider, the Agency shall not be liable as the organizer of the excursion regardless of the assistance of the Agency’s representative provide the Traveler with the provision of these services and information on the framework prices of those services.

The Agency may provide for any request from the Passenger that certain services be used abroad shall be paid on the spot in the currency of the country in which it is located or to pay in advance special taxes, fees or tickets specified by the special regulations charged by the Agency for the second and second bill the amount of which cannot be affected and is necessary for the provision of services or excursions.

For Services Paying on the Site, the Traveler submits any objection directly to the Service Provider. The Agency will inform the passenger in due time about the existence, the amount as well as any changes in the fee collection regime.

 

  1. CATEGORIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICES

Restaurants, transport facilities, and other services are described according to the official category of the local tourist organization or other competent authority at the time of the program. Food, transportation and other services in some places and countries are different and not comparable.

The Agency assumes no responsibility for any oral or written information that is inconsistent with the description of the Travel Service and the General Terms and Conditions applicable to the said travel and which information is obtained by the Traveler from the sales staff, by telephone, in writing from the unauthorized person or otherwise.

The organizer shall not be liable for possible errors in the press nor for any subsequent changes in the new releases of promotional materials and programs that have distracted the Traveler prior to the conclusion of the Contract.

In accordance with regulations, point-of-sale workers are obliged to make available to the Traveler any promotional material and general terms of excursion in writing or in electronic form, giving appropriate notice of basic border formalities and other formalities regarding travel and stay at the destination, as well as the time needed to fulfill these formalities.

Notices received by the Traveler at the place of registration do not oblige the Agency to a greater extent than the notifications and information provided in the excursion program itself.

 

            5.PROGRAM OF DAILY TRIP

The trip program equally compels the Traveler and the Agency. Time of departure specified in the excursion program Passenger must comply with the instructions and information provided by the Agency representative,  tourist escorts or guides, regarding the realization of the itinerary.

If the Traveler is disconnected from the group prior to receiving the appropriate notice of the time and place of the reunion of the group and the continuation of the journey, the costs and any damage that may be suffered cannot be charged to the Agency.

The Agency reserves the right to continue the journey and without the Passenger who does not appear in time at the point of departure or continuation of the journey, and the Passenger’s unavailability shall be deemed to be the cancellation of the excursion.

The Agency shall not be held liable if any activities and facilities that depend on weather and natural occurrences may not be carried out in accordance with the Travel Program or the Traveler’s expectations. In addition, the Agency is not responsible for any inconvenience caused by weather conditions (turbulent sea, heavy rainfall etc.) to the impossibility of executing all contents according to the excursion program, the change of order or duration of individual contents.

 

  1. PRICE OF DAILY TRIP

The excursion prices are published in the excursion program and are valid from the date of the program. The Agency reserves the right to change the price no later than 7 days before the start of the trip if there are any changes in the applicable tax regulations, currency exchange rate changes, increased transportation costs, including fuel costs or increased fees for certain services (air and other ports, etc.) that affect the price of the excursion.

In case of a smaller number of persons reporting than the required minimum, the Agency may propose a change of price or cancel the excursion with the refund of the paid amount of the excursion price. The increase in the price is calculated in the same percentage as the changes in the calculation elements mentioned above. In case of an increase in the price, the Traveler has the right to terminate the excursion contract and in that case, the Traveler is entitled to a refund of paid price without the right to compensation for damages and eventual costs of insurance and similar expenses.

 

  1. CHANGES OF PROGRAM AND CANCELLATION

The Agency shall inform the Traveler without delay of any change of the excursion program. The Agency may cancel the excursion or make changes to the program at any time, prior to the commencement or during the trip, of exceptional circumstances that cannot be prevented, avoided or eliminated (war, disorder, strike, terrorist action, sanitary disorders,sudden and unusual traffic stoppages, government intervention, sudden changes in timetables, delays in aircraft and other means of transport, weather incidents etc.) which would have been justified by the reason for the Agency’s failure to conclude at the time of the conclusion of the Agreement excursion contract.

In particular, the Agency reserves the right to change the day and hour of departure due to a change in the timetable or occurrence of the above-mentioned circumstances, as well as the right to change the direction of travel due to changed circumstances, without compensation for the Traveler and the applicable travel regulations.

The Agency shall not be liable for delays in the aircraft, ship or train as well as for changes to the program and the costs incurred due to such delays. The Agency reserves the right to cancel the excursion in whole or in part if it does not conclude excursion contracts for the minimum number of Travelers. In these cases, the Traveler is entitled to a refund of the price paid up to then, without the right to compensation for damages and any costs of insurance and similar expenses. In the case of cancellation, the Agency may offer to the Traveler other day of departure or other excursions.

The Traveler shall without delay have to indicate whether he accepts or refuses the modified or alternate excursion. If the Traveler refuses to make changes and replaces or does not agree with the Agency’s offer, then the Contract is terminated and the Traveler is entitled to a refund of the then paid price without the right to compensation and any costs of insurance and similar charges.In case of accepting an amended contract or substitute excursion, the Traveler has no claims against the travel organizer or agent on any legal basis except the right to refund the part of the price if the replacement trip has a lower price.

 

  1. COMPENSATION IN CASE OF CANCELLATION

If a Traveler decides to cancel a trip, the Agency reserves (unless otherwise stated in the program) for the compensation of the total price of the excursion:-up to 22 days before departure 30% of total excursion price-21-8 days before departure 50% of total excursion price-7-0days before departure 100% of the total excursion price. Passengers who do not arrive at the time indicated on the excursion card or program are not eligible for a refund of paid funds. If the damage is really greater than the above, the Agency reserves the right to charge the same, and into the maximum height 100% of the excursion price.

The mentioned cancellation costs apply to changes of the date of departure and at all other important changes made by the Traveler unless otherwise stated in the excursion program. The Agency may cancel the excursion for no reason which cannot be prevented, avoided or remedied at least 12 hours before the departure, and in that case, the Traveler shall be entitled to a refund of 100% of the cost of the excursion for damages if not otherwise stated in the program.

If the Agency cancels a trip due to the occurrence of circumstantial circumstances that cannot be prevented, avoided or eliminated, it can also be done at any time and then the Traveler is also entitled to a refund of 100% of the cost of the excursion unless otherwise stated in the program. Should the Agency cancel a trip or modify the excursion program for any reason, the Traveler will not be entitled to any cash refund, indemnification, insurance compensation fee and similar fees other than those expressly provided herein.

 

  1. LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY AND PERSONAL SAFETY

The traveler is obliged to have a Travel Card Certificate, a valid travel document if traveling abroad, and to ensure that he personally, his documents, luggage and belongings meet the conditions specified by the carrier and those envisaged at the border, customs, health and other regulations of his country as well as the state through which or in which he travels, and the Agency is not responsible for decisions of the official persons who deny the Passenger the transport, refuses to issue the visa or does not permit entry to the country or for the costs incurred for that purpose. If for the reasons stated above, the cancellation of the trip before or during the trip occurs, the Agency reserves the right to charge the damages as defined in these General Terms and Conditions.

In addition to the travel program, the Traveler is obliged to abide by the rules of the hotel in the hospitality and transportation facilities and cooperate with the representative of the Agency and the service providers in good faith. In the event of non-compliance with these obligations, the Agency shall not be liable for any damages incurred and the Traveler shall be paid at the place of the event. The traveler is obliged to observe the rules of personal safety during the trip, which would be used by every average person.

The Agency shall not be liable for any Passenger’s actions relating to his personal responsibility. Costs of loss or theft of documents during the trip are borne by the Traveler. Provided that this does not affect the realization of the excursion program and does not create an additional cost to the Agency, the Agency’s representative (Tourist Companion or Guide) will provide personal assistance to the Traveler in formalities related to contacts with local authorities, Croatian diplomatic consular missions, healthcare institutions and the like. In all other cases, the Traveler shall be liable for such formalities at his or her own expense. Should the Traveler not be able to continue the trip by program, the Agency will consider the cancellation of the trip as a result of such formalities.

Costs and any damages that a Traveler may suffer on this basis cannot charge the Agency. The traveler is obliged to inform the Agency in due time of all facts regarding his health, habits, etc. that could endanger the trip (health problems requiring special nutrition, chronic illnesses, allergies etc.).

 

  1. PASSENGER REPLACEMENT

If the Traveler is prevented from commencing a voyage, he may designate a third party as a substitute passenger to use the services contracted instead and shall promptly notify the Agency in writing. The Agency will accept a third person named as a replacement passenger if it is timely notified if a third party meets all the conditions for a trip if there are no statutory or other prescribed obstacles preventing the replacement of passengers and if it is possible to make a reservation change.

Before the commencement of a trip, the replacement traveler or Traveler is obliged to compensate the Agency for any additional costs caused by the replacement of the passenger.

 

 

  1. LUGGAGE

The Agency is not responsible for the carriage of luggage, nor is it responsible for lost or lost luggage, nor for theft of luggage or valuables in the means of transport. Losses for lost luggage the traveler sends the carrier or accommodation to the accommodation.

Special luggage (bicycle, surfboard, golf equipment, musical instruments, and similar items) The traveler is required to announce prior to the conclusion of the Contract and may be subject to a surcharge. If possible, the Agency will try to meet the pre-announced Passenger’s Special Request for a Special Bag but cannot guarantee the fulfillment of such a request. The carrier is entitled to not receive additional and special luggage due to capacity limitation.

The Agency is not responsible for any costs or damages that the Traveler is liable for. The passenger is obliged to take care of his belongings in the passenger compartment of the means of transport (bus, boat, van, car, etc.) and must take them with him when leaving the vehicle. Otherwise, the Traveler is liable for theft, loss or damage of the items left in the carriage of the means of transport without their supervision.

Pets are not allowed except in exceptional cases upon request and at an additional cost. The Agency cannot guarantee the fulfillment of such a request.

 

  1. COMPLAINS

If a Traveler objects to the excursion for a non-fulfillment or a failed fulfillment of a contracted service, he shall abide by the tour operator’s / service provider’s instructions and cooperate with the tour operator’s representative to remove the cause of the complaint from the place of service. In case of non-fulfillment or improper fulfillment of the services of a contracted excursion organized by Agency, Traveler may initiate a complaint procedure prescribed by these General Terms and Conditions to remove any irregularities detected. Immediately after the perceived failure at the point of delivery of the service, the Traveler is obliged to lodge a complaint for inadequate service to the person who provided the service in the presence of the Agency’s representative.

The traveler is obligated to cooperate with the representative of the Agency and the service provider in good faith in order to remove the causes of the complaint. If the Traveler does not accept the solicitation of a complaint that is in conformity with the contracted service offered at the place itself, the Agency shall not be required to accept the subsequent Traveler’s objection.Upon returning from the trip no later than 8 days, the Traveler submits a written objection to the place of sale to which he has paid for the excursion. The traveler is obliged to state the complaint to explain and present. The Agency will only deal with fully documented complaints received within the above-mentioned time period of 8 days and make a written decision on the Traveler’s complaint within 15 days of receipt of the complaint from the point of sale.

The Agency may postpone the deadline for solving the complaint for another 15 days for the purpose of collecting information and verifying the complaint of the service provider. Until the Agency makes a decision and within a maximum of 30 days of the written complaint, the Traveler shall waive the mediation of any other institution or judicial institution and shall waive the provision of information to the public and the media. Likewise, in the stated period of 30 days the Traveler is waived on the lawsuit.

A reasonable reduction in the cost per complaint may reach the amount of the unused portion of the service, and compensation for damage caused by non-fulfillment, partial fulfillment or improper fulfillment of the obligation is limited to the amount of the excursion price. This excludes the Traveler’s right to compensation for actual damage. Each customer complaint is submitted separately.

The organizer reserves the right to reject group complaints, complaints that are not received within the deadline, and those found that the cause of the complaint could be removed at the place of service, and the passenger did not cooperate with the organizer’s representative.

  1. EXCURSION OF OTHER ORGANIZERS

For all excursions where the Agency is main organizer applies these General Terms, except where the Agency is an intermediary or not the main organizer of the excursion. Such excursions will be specifically marked and the general conditions of the responsible organizer are applied to them and the Agency is not responsible for the excursion of other organizers.

  1. FINAL TERMS

This edition of the General Terms excludes all previous releases. Possible/anticipated deviations from these General Terms and Conditions must be listed in the excursion program. By purchasing a trip, a Passenger who is a parent of a minor child -a traveler confirms that another parent is familiar and explicitly with the Excursion Agreement, for which he is materially and criminally responsible. By purchasing a trip, the Traveler shall voluntarily make an available personal information to the tour organizer and allow it to be used for the purpose of carrying out the excursions and protecting the interests of the Traveler in all matters relating to the contracted excursion/service. The same includes the forwarding of personal data to third parties in the country and abroad necessary for the realization of a contracted excursion/service. Personal data may also be used for further mutual communication and delivery of the Marketing Message of the Agency. The Agency undertakes to keep the personal data in the database according to the Agency’s decision on the manner of collecting, processing and keeping personal data.

The Traveler confirms:

  • Before the conclusion of the contract, the tour organizer has made available appropriate notice of basic border, visa and health formalities regarding the trip,as well as the time required to fulfill those formalities.
  • Offering and recommending accident and accident insurance, baggage damages and loss, voluntary health insurance during trip, travel cancellation insurance and insurance to cover travel and return costs to the starting point in the case of an accident and illness, and to be familiar with the insurance content. In the event that a traveler requests such insurance, they may be directly contracted with one of the insurers or with the Agency as an insurance broker. By buying a trip it is considered that Travelers have been offered and recommended the travel insurance. Parties undertake to resolve any disputable cases by mutual agreement. If this is not possible, in the case of a dispute the court in Trogir is competent and Croatian law applies.