Statement Of Conditions
Program cost and minimum number group size: $5,135 based on a group size of 22-26 participants; $4,965 based on a group size of 27-31 participants; $4,850 based on a group size of 32-36 participants. Program cost will increase if group size is smaller. Program cost based on exchange rates and tariffs in effect as of April 18, 2016 subject to change in the event that there is a fluctuation of more than 4%.
Air transportation included in cost: From Oklahoma City to Tel Aviv with return from Amman on currently confirmed airfare subject to change, restrictions and cancellation penalties by the airline; current taxes and surcharges of $544 are included and subject to change until ticketed.
Surface travel and transfers: By private, deluxe motorcoach for all transfers and touring plus handling of one piece of baggage in/out of hotels.
Accommodations and meals: Shared occupancy at hotels as indicated or similar with breakfast daily, two lunches and eleven dinners. Single accommodations supplement is $1,295. Upon request, Seminars International Inc. and sponsor/host(s) will try to pair participants traveling as a single with a roommate. There is no guarantee of a roommate and if one is not available, the single supplement is assessed at time of invoice. Some hotels provide a smaller room size for single occupancy.
Program arrangements: Professional, licensed English speaking tour manger/guides throughout itinerary, inside visits include entrance fees or donations as needed; audio headsets throughout Israel only; current Israel and Jordan border taxes and processing of visa for entry into Jordan. Note: Participants with special needs may incur surcharges for additional services. Handicap accessibility varies significantly from country to country.
Deposit and payment schedule: $600 per participant due to secure enrollment no later than November 6, 2016 as long space is available. A waiting list is maintained when registrations exceed 36. Full payment due December 21, 2016. Upon receipt of enrollment and deposit, a confirmation of registration is sent by Seminars International, Inc via email. Any payments by credit card incur an additional 3% to cover merchant fees. Invoices are sent in advance of final payment. Note: should the program be canceled due to a change in travel conditions, a $200 administrate fee per participant applies plus any unrecoverable airline costs.
Group insurance: The following Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) group insurance coverage is included for each participant. This insurance does not include individual trip cancellation and pre-existing medical condition coverage, additional insurance is highly recommended. Schedule of Benefits Policy # GLM N0496486A Coverage and Services Maximum Limits: • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Per Insured Person $10,000.
• Medical expenses (per Covered Accident or Sickness).
• Deductible zero. • Basic Medical $100,000 at 100%.
• Home Country Coverage Limit $10,000.
• Emergency Medical Reunion $3,000.
• Team Assist Plan (TAP): 24/7 medical, travel, technical assistance.
• Emergency Medical Evacuation 100% of Covered Expenses.
• Repatriation/Return of Mortal Remains 100% of Covered Expenses.
• Security Evacuation (Comprehensive) $100,000.
• Trip delay $100 per day to a maximum of $500/5 days if delayed more than 12 hours.
Refer to http://www.semint.com/pdf/CISI.pdf for further information.
Trip delay: In the unforeseen circumstance your program experiences travel delays and unexpected expenses are incurred, Seminars International will invoice participants for any additional costs associated with the delay minus the $100 per day CISI trip delay coverage, if qualified. Obtaining additional travel insurance as recommended on page three may offset these expenses.
Cancellation and refund policy: Should cancellation occur prior to 120 days before departure, the initial deposit will be refunded less a $100 fee per person. In additional to airline penalties, the following specified costs are non-refundable: 120-90 days = half of deposit; 89-60 days = full deposit; 59-46 days = 50% of program price; 45-15 days = recoverable costs only (possible forfeiture of entire program cost); cancellations received less than 15 days from departure will receive no refund. Cancellations must be submitted in writing; the date such notification is received by Seminars International, Inc. is the cancellation date. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
Leadership: The person(s) identified as the leader/host is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Seminars International. In the unlikelihood of a change in leadership, a qualified replacement will be selected by the sponsoring organization or previous leader. Seminars International will operate the program as planned and is not responsible for the change in leadership. The cancellation and refund policy remain as stated.
Exclusions: Items not listed above, including but not limited to meals other than those indicated; beverages except at breakfast; baggage handling at airports; optional entertainment and excursions; any baggage charges; all personal items, such as telephone calls, laundry expenses, individual room service; cancellation insurance; non-tour related gratuities; passport fees; increases in air ticket taxes or fuel surcharge; increases in VAT or city/hotel taxes.
Management and responsibility: Seminars International (SI) acts only as an agent and neither SI nor any employee or appointee nor any other person, party or organization or agency collaborating with it is or shall be responsible or liable for any injury or loss, accident or damage, delay or deviation or curtailment, howsoever caused or arising or the consequences thereof, which may occur during any part of the travel or program or during such free time as the members may elect to spend independently on the program. The airlines or commercial carriers concerned are not to be held responsible for any acts, omissions, or events during the time the passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances. The passage contracts in use by the airlines concerned, when issued, will constitute the sole contract between the airlines and the purchaser of this program and/or passenger.
Deviations policy: Some participants may wish to extend their stay, originate or deplane from different cities or purchase the land program only. Early flight departure on group airfare is not permitted. Every effort will be made to assist program participants within the rules of the group air contract for a $100 per person service charge, plus any additional charges levied by the airline or other supplier. Once the deviation has been booked, any changes may incur additional costs. Please note you are purchasing a group program and any deviation from the program arrangements requires staff time not calculated in the program cost. No refund may be granted to participants who wish to omit portions of the itinerary. All deviation requests must be submitted in writing no later than November 26, 2016.
Seminars International, with over four decades of experience crafting faithbased, educational, performing arts and special interest programs on seven continents, is proud of a proven record in providing attention to detail, safety, security, creativity and value. Our services allow leaders to focus on the purpose and goals of their program while we take care of the travel logistics, providing peace of mind from beginning to end.
Custom Design - We design customized faith-based international programs sensitive to the needs and interests of a group while focusing on value and affordability.
Pre-Departure - Our services include customized participant travel e-packets and tour literature focusing on being prepared and responsible travelers.
While Abroad - Along with our Chicago-based team, our network of onthe- ground international partners and CISI Team Assist are prepared 24/7 to provide support and assistance while traveling, particularly with an emergency situation.
Program Evaluation - Upon return we invite you to complete an evaluation to share feedback on how we may enhance your experience in the future.