TERMS & CONDITIONS
All reservation services provided by and travel services coordinated by Dana Braun Travel Design, LLC. are governed by and subject to these Terms and Conditions. By booking a reservation online using our website at www.danabrauntravel.com (our “Website”) or through one of our representatives, or by making payment for a reservation made by you or on your behalf, you have agreed to and accepted these Terms and Conditions.
THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS: Dana Braun Travel Design is only responsible for reserving the items listed in the reservation details. The third-party suppliers providing transportation, accommodations, sightseeing arrangements, tours, excursions and other components of your vacation or trip (collectively, “Suppliers”) are independent contractors and are not agents, affiliates, representatives or employees of Dana Braun Travel Design, or any of its subsidiaries. Dana Braun Travel Design has no ownership interest in any Supplier. Any use of the Dana Braun Travel Design name by a Supplier is for identification purposes only and does not constitute ownership, agency, supervision or control by Dana Braun Travel Design. All documentation, receipts and tickets are issued subject to the terms and conditions specified by the Supplier.
GROUPS: If you are traveling as part of a group of 10 or more rooms, different deposit, payment and cancellation policies may apply than those set forth in these Terms and Conditions. See your Group Sales Contract for details.
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT: Dana Braun Travel Design accepts payment by credit and debit cards issued on the following: American Express, Visa, Mastercard or Discover. For land/air bookings paid by credit card, the supplier may split the payment between the resort and the air carrier booked. The land portion of the payment will be processed immediately and the airline will process payment at the time the air tickets are issued. Please note: Groups, Early Booking Bonus, and other special bookings may have different payment and cancellation policies and will be advised at time of reservation. If payment is not received by the due date, all components of the booking will be cancelled without a refund. A credit card authorization form (which can be found here http://danabrauntravel.com/payment ) must be returned to your Dana Braun Travel Design agent in order to process any payments towards travel Dana Braun Travel Design is booking for you. Dana Braun Travel Design is not responsible for any penalties, fare increases or fees incurred due to any late payments, all of which must be paid by the traveler. Any other person or entity (including a travel agent) who receives monies from individual travelers does so strictly as an agent of such travelers.
LAST-MINUTE RESERVATIONS: Reservations are accepted up to 3 days prior to scheduled departure and subject to availability. Any reservations made 14 days or less prior to departure may require payment of a $25.00 special handling fee.
RATES: All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted. Rates are subject to change at any time, without notice. Dana Braun Travel Design reserves the right to request to make adjustments on your behalf if a particular rate was incorrectly stated. Dana Braun Travel Design can guarantee rates only for reservations paid in full; therefore, it is recommended that full payment be made at time of booking. Airline tickets must be paid and issued to avoid rate increases, fuel surcharges and cancellation of airline reservations. Government and Supplier-imposed taxes and fees are subject to increase at any time, must be paid by the traveler and are not the responsibility of Dana Braun Travel Design.
QUOTED RATES DO NOT INCLUDE: Airline baggage charges, seat assignment fees or other ancillary fees, passport and visa fees, some departure taxes, gratuities, meals, beverages, resort fees, hotel energy surcharges, parking and valet fees, insurance, telephone calls, additional bedding charges, laundry service, and other miscellaneous charges of a personal nature are not included in our quoted fees, except where specifically noted.
REVISIONS AND CANCELLATIONS: Any revisions, changes or cancellations made to a reservation may be subject to a fee of up to $50 per booking, in addition to any other Supplier charges and penalties. Most airlines consider a name change to be a cancellation. No refunds will be granted on unused or partially used services once travel has commenced. Depending on the nature of the revision/cancellation, travelers will need to provide appropriate documentation in order to request any refund.
NO SHOWS: Failure to travel without prior notification is considered a no-show. No show penalties can be up to the entire cost of reservation and are subject to policies and procedures of the travel Suppliers.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel insurance is optional but highly recommended. Coverage varies depending on individual travel need and policy. Insurance is due in full at time of booking and coverage begins at time of booking. Payment for cancel for any reason insurance is due in full at initial time of booking. A travel insurance quote will automatically be offered to you in a pricing proposal. Dana Braun Travel Design and its agents are not licenses insurance agents but are authorized to sell a policy to protect your travel investment. Please contact the insurance company directly with policy questions. If you decline insurance you must do so in writing or by selecting decline on your vacation contract. If you decline to purchase travel insurance you fully understand that Dana Braun Travel Design is not liable or responsible for any expenses incurred as a result of cancellation & interruption, emergency medical/transportation, loss of baggage & personal effects, flight & travel accident, and/or rental car physical damage.
TRAVELER IDENTIFICATION AND PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires all airline passengers to provide the following Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD):
Full Name as it Appears on Government-Issued I.D.
Date of Birth
Redress Number (If Available)
The name of the traveler on all reservations and travel documents must be an exact match to the photo ID of such person that will be used during travel. The traveler is responsible for all fees and expenses that may be incurred due to an incorrect name, or to the denial of travel due to an incorrect name. Updated information regarding security measures and requirements for air travel are available at www.tsa.gov. It is highly recommended that travelers check this website prior to travel to their scheduled destination.
All US citizens traveling to or from any international destination via airline transportation must have a valid passport which must be valid for a minimum of six months beyond the return travel date. It is the traveler’s responsibility to verify current entry requirements and obtain the necessary travel documentation based on the country of origin, destination and any countries in which a stop is scheduled. Minors 17 and under traveling alone or with a single parent may be required to have additional documentation on international flights. No refund will be issued for losses incurred as a result of failure to obtain or provide required valid documentation.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Travel documents will be issued approximately two weeks prior to departure once full payment is received. You may be subject to a document reissue fee of $25 per booking plus any Supplier penalties will be charged for the replacement of lost documents.
AIR TRANSPORTATION & BAGGAGE FEES: Blissful has no control over and assumes no liability for airline strikes, schedule changes, flight delays, flight cancellations or other airline initiated changes. In the event of such an occurrence, the airline is responsible and will determine what action will be taken.
Baggage checked or carried on board an aircraft, vessel or vehicle are subject to fees based on weight, number and size. Many airlines have implemented a policy for charging for checked and/or carry-on baggage. These charges are payable directly to the carrier. Please contact your airline for exact details. Dana Braun Travel Design is not responsible or liable for any delay, loss or damage to baggage and personal property.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Facilities, guest services, amenities, hotel energy surcharges, resort fees and promotional offers are provided at the discretion of the hotel and are subject to change without notice. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the traveler and are payable directly to the hotel. Connecting rooms and bedding requests are not guaranteed and are based upon availability at time of check in. Hotel descriptions and photos do not necessarily depict the actual room in which guests will be accommodated; maps and images may not be exact or to scale, and are for general description purposes only. Room standards are the sole responsibility of the hotel. Hotel ratings are based on information provided.
RENTAL CARS: Each rental day consists of one 24-hour period. Overtime charges must be paid directly to the car rental company (CRC). Car rentals do not include gas, collision damage waiver, drop charges, personal accident insurance, personal effects protection, car seats, additional driver fees, upgrades or extensions of rental beyond the period included. All CRC claims must be settled directly with the CRC. NOTE: A valid driver’s license and security deposit must be provided to the CRC. Minimum driver age varies by destination and type of vehicle. Underage drivers may be subject to an extra surcharge payable directly to the CRC.
PHYSICAL DISABILITIES: Travelers requiring special facilities, services or accommodations must disclose such needs to Dana Braun Travel Design at time of reservation. Wheelchair-accessible transportation and accommodations may be requested, but cannot be guaranteed, as accommodation standards vary by hotel and are not within the control of Dana Braun Travel Design. Your foreign destination may not conform to the United States’ Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, and facilities for disabled persons may be extremely limited. Dana Braun Travel Design assumes no liability for the failure for the provision of accommodations by a travel vendor.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN, LLC.:
NEITHER DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN, LLC. NOR ANY OF ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES OR REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE OR BECOME LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY, AND EACH OF THEM HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR, ANY LOSS, COSTS, EXPENSE, INJURY, ACCIDENT OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM (I) THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF SUPPLIERS OR OTHER PROVIDERS OF GOODS OR SERVICES OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DELAYS OR CANCELLATION OF SERVICES, CESSATION OF OPERATIONS, BREAKDOWN IN MACHINERY OR EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY PROBLEMS, OR CHANGES IN FARES, ITINERARIES OR SCHEDULES, AND/OR (II) ACTS OF GOD, FIRE, ACTS OF GOVERNMENT OR OTHER AUTHORITIES, WARS, ACTS OF TERRORISM, PIRACY, CIVIL UNREST, STRIKES, RIOTS, THEFTS, PILFERAGE, EPIDEMICS, QUARANTINES, OTHER DISEASE, CLIMATIC CONDITIONS, WEATHER, DANGERS INCIDENT TO ACTIVITIES OR FROM ANY OTHER CAUSE BEYOND DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN CONTROL.
ALL RESERVATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN AND ALL TRAVEL ITINERARIES OR SERVICES BOOKED THROUGH DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR THROUGH OUR REPRESENTATIVES OR OTHERWISE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND ARE SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS, REGULATIONS, TARIFFS AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ANY AGREEMENT OR ARRANGEMENT WITH SUPPLIERS OR PROVIDERS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EGT EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND SECURITY AND ACCURACY AND ALSO ALL WARRANTIES ARISING BY USAGE OF TRADE AND COURSE OF DEALING.DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN MAKES NO WARRANTY, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY OBLIGATION THAT DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN WEBSITE OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE BASIS OR WILL BE UP-TO-DATE, COMPLETE, COMPREHENSIVE, ACCURATE OR APPLICABLE TO YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE OR THAT THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCT, ITINERARY, SERVICE, INFORMATION OR MATERIAL OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN WEBSITE OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
LIMITATION ON DAMAGES
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN NOR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS OR PROVIDERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR: (A) ANY DAMAGES TO OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY AS A RESULT OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THEDANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN WEBSITE, YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY CONTENT FROM THE DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN WEBSITE OR YOUR USE OF ANY DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN SERVICE; OR (B) ANY INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGE, LOSS, CLAIM, ACT OF GOD, ACCIDENT, DELAY OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OR THEFT OF DATA OR RECORDS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOST PROFITS AND LOST SAVINGS), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, ANY OTHER CONTRACT BETWEEN DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN AND YOU OR YOUR USE OF THE DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN WEBSITE, ANY DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN SERVICES OR THE PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OR DELAY IN PERFORMANCE BY DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN OR ANY PARTNER, SUPPLIER OR PROVIDER, EVEN IF DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES ARISING FROM USE OF THE EGT WEBSITE OR DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN SERVICES OR FROM SUCH PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE. IF ANY ITINERARY OR PART THEREOF BOOKED THROUGH DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN IS CANCELLED BY DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN OR ANY SUPPLIER OR PROVIDER, DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN LIABILITY, IF ANY, RESULTING FROM SUCH CANCELLATION SHALL NOT EXCEED A REFUND OF THE AMOUNTS RECEIVED BY DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN FROM YOU FOR THE ITINERARY OR PART THEREOF CANCELLED. BAGGAGE AND OTHER PERSONAL BELONGINGS ARE THE TRAVELER’S RESPONSIBILITY OR THAT OF THE SUPPLIER OR PROVIDER, NOT DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN.
IF, DESPITE THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS OR PROVIDERS IS OR ARE FOUND TO BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO ANY OF THE OCCURRENCES DESCRIBED ABOVE, THEN, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE LIABILITY WILL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE GREATER OF (A) THE TOTAL PACKAGE PRICE PAID TO DANA BRAUN TRAVEL DESIGN IN CONNECTION WITH THIS TRANSACTION OR (B) ONE-HUNDRED DOLLARS (US $100.00) OR THE EQUIVALENT OF LOCAL CURRENCY (THE “MAXIMUM LIABILITY”).
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Dana Braun Travel Design and its officers, directors, employees, representatives, affiliates, partners, Suppliers and providers from and against any claim, cause of action and/or demand, including, without limitation, costs, expenses and reasonable attorneys’, accountants’ and expert fees incurred in connection with such claim, cause of action and/or demand, commenced by you for an amount in excess of the Maximum Liability or any claim, cause of action and/or demand commenced by any third party arising from or relating to: (A) your breach of these Terms and Conditions or any other contract between Dana Braun Travel Design and you, including but not limited to, any applicable Group Sales Contract or our Terms and Conditions (B) your negligence; (C) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; (D) your use of our Website or (E) any other act or omission by you.
SELLER OF TRAVEL: For Customers Purchasing Travel in the State of California: Please request our California Seller of Travel Registration Number. For Customers Purchasing Travel in the State of Iowa: Please request our Iowa Seller of Travel Registration Number.
These Terms and Conditions are subject to change at any time at Dana Braun Travel Design sole discretion without notice.
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In the event of health pandemics or states of emergency, the suppliers operating your trip (for whom we act as sales agents) may change, delay, or cancel the services they offer for your trip at their sole discretion and with little or no advance notice.
Also, government officials in the destinations you visit may change entry requirements, health protocols, and other rules for inbound visitors (including health screenings and tests and mandatory quarantines) at their discretion and with little or no advance notice.
You agree that we as sales agents have no control over these decisions and we cannot be held liable for them. Further, you understand that it's your responsibility to comply with the government's rules in the destinations you're visiting that are in effect during your trip.
Passenger has been informed of the risks of traveling during a global pandemic by Dana Braun Travel Design, LLC. (hereinafter “The Travel Agency”), and has released The Travel Agency and all of its partners, suppliers and subsidiaries, from all responsibilities and liabilities. This includes but not limited to;
1. The Passenger has read and understands the travel restrictions and warnings advised by the government of the United States of America at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html
The Passenger has read and understands the travel advice and advisories for the destination they are traveling to at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html
2. The Passenger understands that they may have difficulty obtaining essential products or services, face strict movement restrictions and quarantines while in or traveling to or from the destination, and that consular services may be limited
3. The Passenger understands that they may be subjected to health screening, health questionnaires, COVID-19 testing, or even quarantining during their travels. The quarantining, if required, would be at a government-approved facility at The Passenger’s expense, with no refunds issued for the cost of the trip
4. The Passenger understands that their insurance may not cover travel or medical expenses
5. The Passenger understands that commercial airspace closures and movement restrictions can occur without warning and could prevent your return to the USA.
6. The Passenger has read, understands and agrees to the booking terms and conditions of the travel supplier as per their web-site including the change and cancellation policy and fees.
7. The Passenger agrees that they may be required to self-isolate or quarantine for 14 days upon return to the USA. This includes going directly to a place of quarantine without stopping anywhere, being in a place where there will have no contact with vulnerable people such as over 65 years or older or people with underlying medical conditions, they cannot have visitors or leave the quarantine area and must keep a distance of at least 2 meters from others. These regulations vary by State and it is your responsibility to obtain those restrictions.
8. The passenger agrees to follow state and local travel restrictions. For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check the state or local health department where you are, along your route, and at your planned destination. While you are traveling, it is possible a state or local government may put into place travel restrictions, such as stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders, mandated quarantines upon arrival, or even state border closures. Plan to keep checking for updates as you travel.
9. The Passenger agrees that if they develop COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of their return, that they isolate from all others, immediately call a health care professional and extend the quarantine to 14 days following the appearance of symptoms
10. The Passenger understands that if they have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they may not enter the USA by air to protect the health of all travelers.
11. The Passenger acts on behalf of and represents every person(s) as listed on their invoice and who had booked in this travel reservation.
On the date indicated below, I requested that Dana Braun Travel Design make one or more travel bookings on my behalf. As the worldwide COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic remains ongoing at this time, I acknowledge that for this reason, and other reasons not reasonably foreseeable at this time, these travel plans may be interrupted or cancelled by the supplier that is providing them, a government entity or other third party over which The Travel Agency has no control.
I further acknowledge that the supplier's own cancellation, rebooking and refund policies, subject to any applicable law that is now or may later be in effect, will govern my rights and remedies, including my right to receive a refund in such an event.
Moreover, I understand that should I elect to purchase travel insurance, the terms of the policy will dictate whether, and to what extent, coverage for any financial loss may exist under the circumstances.
The parties consent to electronic signature as an acceptable means to constitute a written acceptance of this Agreement, in which case, the signatures of the parties shall be deemed to be original.
All parties acknowledge that they are entitled to obtain independent legal advice regarding the terms of this document and its legal effect prior to signing.
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