Escapes Travel Group Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales, company number 12100682, trading Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2NX
“We/us” Means “Your Company”
“The Event” Means any holiday, accommodation, activity or function organised or advertised by us.
“You” Means the person who made the booking and includes all the people on whose behalf you have booked for and agreed to the below Terms and conditions.
“Supplier” Means the company or person that is holding or providing the event or any part of it.
“Price” Means the total cost of the event.
1. Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions govern the contract between you and us to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions save for those implied by law, and no variation to these terms and conditions shall be valid unless in writing and signed by you and the company director.
2. Formation of Contract
No contract shall arise between you and us until we have received the deposit payable and we have sent to you written confirmation (This can be in the form of an email) of our acceptance of your booking.
3. Lead Name
The lead name on any booking with us accepts the full responsibility of collecting the full balance payable for the booking and indemnifies “Escapes Travel Group” against any loss from any individual failing to pay within your group. The lead name of the group is also responsible for ensuring that all group members are aware they are bound by our terms and conditions. The lead name is also responsible for the completion of the online guest list on behalf of all persons on the booking. It is understood that those booking via email or telephone agree to, and accept our terms and conditions.
4. Payment & Deposits
Deposits are payable at the time of booking and the balance of payments are split into the following phases:
i) An agreed non-refundable non-transferable deposit is payable at the time of booking.
ii) Monthly instalments will be required, which will be broken down at time of booking. Late payments will result in a £10 per person/ per month late charge or could result in your booking being cancelled.
iii) The final balance is to be paid no less than 86 Days before the date upon which your event is due to start. Failure to pay by this date will result in a £10.00 per person late payment charge.
If you do not make your deposit payments by the due dates given, then you can be deemed to have cancelled your booking. Deposits are used by us to enter into the contractual arrangements on your behalf and are non-refundable. Payments can be made with a valid Credit Card or Debit Card via online payment system or online bank transfers made payable to “Escapes Travel Group”.
5. Cancellation by Us
We may cancel the event or any part of it:
for safety reasons if we or our supplier(s) regard adverse weather conditions or other safety concerns as unacceptable and which cannot reasonably be overcome; If we reasonably believe that you may cause harm or damage to our reputation or to the reputation of our suppliers or to property belonging to our suppliers; If a supplier or suppliers are unable to host the event for any reason; If changes you wish to make to the booking mean it is uneconomical or impractical to hold the event. If we cancel the whole of the event we shall use our best endeavours to rearrange the event on a mutually convenient date, or provide a refund to you of the cost to us of the event. Save as above we shall be under no further liability to you for cancellation of the event or any part of it.
6. Cancellation by You
You may cancel your booking within a period of 14 Days after the initial deposit however this initial deposit is non-refundable. After 14 Days you may cancel your booking however all deposits and (if applicable) any additional payments made to date on the booking are non-refundable. All cancellations must be made in writing from the lead name on the booking. After 7 Days the amount of the cancellation fee is calculated according to the date on which we receive written notice of your wish to cancel. If you cancel with us more than Three Weeks in advance of the travel date then the cancellation fee is a minimum of 35% the total booking cost, or the total amount paid to us at that time on the booking. If you cancel with us within one week of the travel date then the cancellation fee is 100% of the total cost of the booking.
7. Failure to Provide an Event
If, due to reasons beyond our control, an event is unable to take place due to (but without limitation); closure of premises, the ceases of trading, a change in supplier management, weather restrictions, we will provide you and your group with an alternative event and if this is does not prove possible, a refund to you of the cost to us of the event.
If your booking includes accommodation, the named accommodation will remain confidential to “Your Company” and only be disclosed to you upon receipt of the completed secondary deposit and written confirmation from the supplier.
Breakfast is included with accommodation bookings unless otherwise stated. The type of breakfast you will receive will be confirmed upon arrival at your accommodation. We will endeavour to meet any specialist dietary requests for any member of your group, but cannot guarantee these requests. We accept no liability if our suppliers are unable to meet these requests in advance, or once at the venue. If your group arrives late then we accept no liability.
10. Alterations + Surcharges Applied By Us
If due to circumstances beyond our control it becomes necessary to substitute an alternative supplier, or make any other alterations to the event (including accommodation) we shall inform you of the changes as soon as possible. In this instance there will be no surcharges applied by us.
11. Alterations made by You
We shall try to accommodate any reasonable changes you wish to make to the event. Alterations and amendment requests should be made with us and not end suppliers and should be made in writing to us by the lead name. These changes shall not be deemed accepted until we have confirmed in writing to you. If you wish to increase or decrease the number of persons participating in the event you may do this up to two weeks prior to the date upon which your event is due to start. Amendments after that date will incur our administration charge of £25.00 per person. Changes such as arrival / departure dates and destination changes will also be subject to our administration charges. We cannot guarantee that the change to the price will be pro-rata, but will depend upon the arrangements we are able to make with our suppliers. Subject to our written agreement you may transfer your booking to a person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the event.
12. Your Obligations
You shall always behave in a safe, responsible and courteous manner; comply with all instructions; regulations and codes of practice issued by us or our suppliers; ensure that you comply with all age restrictions imposed by our suppliers; ensure that you comply with all arrival times, and dress appropriately for the event. If you breach these obligations we may cancel or curtail the event or any part of it and in those circumstances you shall not be entitled to any refund. You shall take out insurance suitable for your needs (including delays for events involving travel by land, sea, or air) before the event.
We shall take reasonable care and skill in arranging the event and comply with all applicable laws in relation to the event; where ever possible, re-schedule the event instead of cancelling or offer a refund to you of the cost to us of the event. All of the photographs and illustrations we use on our website and in literature (including quotations) we send you are for marketing purposes and may not entirely represent the actual products received.
14. Customer Feedback
If you have a problem whilst on your booking then you must contact the appropriate person(s) at the earliest opportunity, for example accommodation / restaurant manager or Escapes group rep. Unless there is a valid reason why you did not report your problem to the appropriate person(s), we will not consider ourselves liable for those complaints. If they are unable to resolve matters to your satisfaction then you must write to us within 7 days of the conclusion of the event. No complaint will be accepted outside of this time frame thus deeming you fully satisfied with all aspects of the event and the services we have provided to you. We will acknowledge any correspondence within 5 working days and endeavour to deal with the complaint as quickly as possible.
15. Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999
No part of this agreement shall confer on any third party any benefit or right to enforce any terms of this agreement.
16. Flights and Protections
All ‘Flights Only’ are ATOL
Protected under our flight providers ATOL Number 4091 (Travel Centre Clapham).
Flights Only are direct with British Airways: Flight number ‘BA081’: London
Heathrow (Terminal 3) to Kotoka International Airport, Accra. Escapes Travel Group accepts no
liability for flight delays or cancelation. Flights Only are non-refundable or
This agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with any disputes arising between you and us or our suppliers.
18. Changes to these Terms and Conditions
We may need to make changes to these terms and conditions. Any changes can only be made by us and not any third party member. We reserve the right to amend or improve these terms and conditions without prior notification. When it is necessary for changes to be made, we will forward you a copy of these changes and all reservations will abide by the amended terms, except for reservations already made.
19. COVID 19
As it currently stands all passengers will require a negative covid 19 test result prior travel. Please check with your local test centre.
Ghana Escapes have put in place many protective measures including:
- Mandatory face mask
- Provision of sanitisers
- Social distancing on coaches and at excursions
- Accomodation covid 19 measures
Should Ghana Escapes 2021/2022 be postponed or cancelled customers will be refund full amount paid, minus initial deposit paid which will be credited in a voucher form for a future Ghana Escapes.