IMPORTANT – RESPONSIBILITY
Your booking is only valid with World Photo Adventures receiving this completed Booking Form.
By ticking the above box, I acknowledge and confirm the following:
I waive any and all claims, now and in future against, and release from all liability and agree not to sue World Photo Adventures (also noted as WPA) and its officers, employees, sub contractors, guides, agents or representatives or licensor for any personal injury, death, disease, property damage, or loss sustained as a result of my participation in an adventure trip with World Photo Adventures, due to any cause whatsoever, including without any limitation, negligence on the part of World Photo Adventures, its staff or licensor. I am aware that your ‘adventure trip’, in addition to the usual dangers and risks inherent has certain additional dangers and risks, some of which may include physical exertion for which I may not be prepared, weather extremes subject to sudden and unexpected change, remoteness from normal medical services, and evacuation difficulties if I am disabled. I acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of adventure travel is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by travel and activity beyond the accepted safety of life at home or work, and that these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement being a reason for my participation. I agree that if I suffer injury or illness, World Photo Adventures can, at my cost, arrange medical treatment and emergency evacuation services, as World Photo Adventures deems essential for my safety. In entering into this agreement, I am not relying on any oral, written, or visual representations or statements by World Photo Adventures or its staff or any other inducement or coercion to go on the adventure trip, hence, only of my own free will. I confirm that I am over the age of 18 years and that I have read and understand the terms and conditions of contract and this Agreement prior to signing it and agree that this Agreement will be binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and successors. I agree that this Agreement shall be governed in all aspects by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Australia and its states.
It is important that you and all members of the travelling party are aware of the following terms & conditions for our overseas and domestic events. Please read carefully and contact our office if you have questions. You must sign and return the form to guarantee your booking and take part in the event. That is, each person booking, including partners.
All prices quoted on your invoice are correct at the time of printing. Prices are subject to change. Prices can be withdrawn or varied at anytime without notice and are often subject to bank rates or exchange rates. Deposits merely hold the reservations and do not guarantee prices. Price changes can take place up until the event start date. Balance of payments can not be made until final itinerary and a balance of payment request is sent to you from World Photo Adventures.
DEPOSITS – Are refundable, less a $500.00 cancellation fee per person, outside 1 year of departure. Inside 1 year, the deposit is non refundable.
FINAL PAYMENTS – are required 150 days prior to departure and are non refundable at this time.
(Travel Insurance is available to protect your payments and can be taken out 18 months prior to departure).
THE ROLE OF YOUR PHOTO GUIDE …
They are passionate to make sure that you get the best photo opportunities possible and to help you have a great holiday. It is your guides responsibility to be in charge and to maximise daily activities to suit the group, rather than cater to individual requests and interests. Please respect their judgment and experience.
They will be offering mini workshops during the tour. Your photo guides are always available to help in the field on all days and as required on ship. You only need to ask. This is their mission …
I DO, OR I WANT TO TEACH PHOTOGRAPHY
In this modern age, lots of enthusiasts are moving to teaching photography. We have always encouraged this and have several past customers who teach photography regularly. However, not at our events please! Our events are designed specifically for photo enthusiasts and semi professionals who shoot, but do not teach or run photo education events or services. (In any form.) We offer a separate special rate and service for those that aspire to teach photography, or those that are teaching photography.
COMMUNICATION AND EXPECTATIONS
If you have a grievance or disagreement with information supplied, World Photo Adventures is happy to resolve the matter. Email is the preferred form of communication, in the first instance. If unreasonable communications or expectations occur, World Photo Adventures reserves the right to cancel the booking and return all payments made without notice, before the event commences. In this case, the participant waives the right to pursue any legal action against World Photo Adventures and its operators.
World Photo Adventures acts as a travel agent/tour operator. Selling products on behalf of a supplier. Our obligation is to make arrangements with the supplier on your behalf. World Photo Adventures has no responsibility for the services of the supplier and does not provide warranty for them. World Photo Adventures is not a representative of the supplier. All bookings are subject to the terms and conditions set out by the relevant supplier. Should you be unhappy with the product, your legal recourse is against the supplier, not World Photo Adventures. World Photo Adventures accepts no liability for suppliers.
If you have any requests, such as – dietary requests, or hotel room type – every attempt will be made by World Photo Adventures to accommodate your request. However, as we are not the ultimate service provider, we are not in a position to guarantee the request.
TAXES & LEVIES IMPOSED
Various countries, states, towns and airports around the world and in Australia impose a variety of Security, Airport & Departure Taxes. All taxes are subject to change without notice. Any additional costs or taxes that occur such as departure taxes payable at airports in cash, will be the responsibility of the traveller.
Travel insurance is strongly recommended for all travellers by World Photo Adventures and the Department of Foreign affairs. It is compulsory for our international events. If you have any Pre-existing Medical Conditions cover for this must be pre-approved by the Insurer.
NOTE: Standard insurance policies will often only cover Camera equipment partially, or not at all. Please check these details and if required, pay a higher fee to obtain further camera equipment cover.
IMPORTANT: If you have taken out another Travel Insurance Policy or believe you have adequate cover from a credit card policy, we will require details of the insurance cover such as: The policy number, Insurers name and emergency medical assistance phone contact.
MULTIPLE BOOKINGS (One booking form)
I understand that World Photo Adventures allows one booking form to be filled in for the calendar year, this can represent more than one booking. Event confirmations is via email between parties. The same term and conditions apply for all events booked in this manner.
All of our walks are moderate or as stated in the itinerary. However, fitness and health levels can vary from person to person. It is the responsibility of participants to manage these walks and confer with the guide if problems arise. We suggest that you get out and walk ‘around the block’ as much as possible before departure. This could help your fitness level.
TRAVELLERS HEALTH ADVICE
Some areas of the world have special vaccination and health requirements. We recommend that you contact your nearest Travellers Medical Centre who is a specialist in this field. If you are unable to undertake travel because you do not meet the health requirements, World Photo Adventures will not be liable for any extra costs that may be incurred.
If you have any medical conditions – we must be advised in the booking form. Likewise, if there are any changes in your health after sending us your booking form, we must be told. While a travel medical kit is available, please bring your own small personal kit and extra medication if required. Details of any sickness arising during travel of any nature giving rise to events causing an onset of adverse health associated with any travel including air, boat, train and motor vehicle – World Photo Adventures can not be held responsible.
NON PHOTOGRAPHIC PARTNERS
All tour members are welcome to join all activities on any tour. All tours are the same price for everyone as all members are offered the same guiding services.
DEPT. of FOREIGN AFFAIRS & TRADE WARNINGS
For reasons of political unrest, acts of war or terrorism or natural disasters in certain parts of the world the Australian Government in conjunction with various other worldwide bodies may decide to issue a Government Advisory warning to Australian passport holders not to travel to that country. Whilst we are prepared to make these bookings on our clients behalf we do so without responsibility or liability. Should you wish to check with the Department of Foreign Affairs their web address is:
There is also another service provided to Australian travellers where you can register your personal details i.e. passport numbers, contact details in
Australia and the countries you will be visiting. These details are automatically passed on to the relevant embassies of the countries you will be visiting. Simply register via the website:
PHOTOGRAPHS & VIDEO
World Photo Adventures reserves the right to take photos of participants at the events to use for marketing and education purposes only. Group images of the adventure will be supplied after the event.
We do not include your international flights. (Or any other flights, unless included in the itinerary.)
To make sure you book the correct dates and times, we would request the following:
1. Don’t purchase any air tickets, until our guides flights have been booked, which we will do approximately 8 – 9 months prior to the tour departure. We will advise you when the guides flights are booked and you can then use this itinerary, to help you use points or similar. This will also coincide with confirming the tour departure, making sure we have met minimum passenger numbers for the tour and the logistics of the tour have not changed.
2. We suggest you arrive a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure – even 48 hours – to help with jet lag and in case of airline delays.
If you have made any flight connections with another agent, or privately, it is imperative that we know your flight and hotel information, so that we can contact you about any changes in our meeting place, or departure time.
All prices are based on payment by Direct Bank Transfer. Credit card payments may also be accepted. A Credit Card Authorisation must be completed for all Credit Card payments. We do not charge Credit Card Bank Fees. Credit Card Bank Fees do apply for American Express.
INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE
International class photo tuition and experienced Guide, and as per event itinerary – land transport, entrance fees, special tours, accommodation and meals.
NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE
Most events do not include flights, airport tax, alcoholic beverages and wine, laundry, tips to local staff and travel insurance. Check your event itinerary.
Please note that we work on a ‘personal responsibility’ system with all aspects of our events. The sheer nature of travelling, outdoor locations, new countries or locations has some risks. Please read ‘Responsibility’ section for further details, located on our booking form.
Accommodation – when ever possible, tour participants are lodged in comfortable, modern hotels/lodges/chalets. We select among the best available accommodation to a balance of optimising shooting opportunities and budgets. Some of the best photographic destinations are far from ‘normal’ accommodation. Please check the tour itinerary.
Meals are always a special part of our tours for the camaraderie they offer and the opportunity they provide to talk photography, and for you to try new foods from different areas. Depending on the tour and specific locale, meals may be included, or not. We balance this to the region and budgets.
Participants are responsible for their own bar tab including bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. Please check the itinerary.
All events are based on a minimum number of participants, as per event itinerary and personalised itineraries. Numbers are subject to change.
CONTACTS AND SUPPLIERS
WPA has built up a unique line of contacts and suppliers around the world. These are often our friends and are definitely an important facet to the success of our business. We are happy to help you make contact with these individuals and companies as we understand new friendships are made and that gifts might be sent. Please note that any other ‘business’ or ‘service’ requests, must be directed through our office. We have introduced you to our contacts. Service requests and travel needs will be redirected to our office.