China Discovery Tours, a division of Travel Design USA, Inc. (hereafter referred to as CDT), as tour operator, acts only as an agent for contracted services. All travel arrangements included in this trip are made on participant's behalf upon the express condition that neither CDT nor its agents shall be liable or responsible in the absence of its (or their) negligence for any direct, indirect, consequential, or irregularity of any kind which may be accessioned by reason of any act or omission of any person or entity, including without limitation, any act of negligence or breach of contract of any third party such as an airline, train, motor coach, private car, cruise vessel, boat, or any other conveyance, hotel, sightseeing provider, local ground-handler, etc., which is to or does supply any goods or services for this trip. Participant understands that CDT neither owns nor operates such third party suppliers and accordingly agrees to seek remedies directly and only with those suppliers and nor hold CDT responsible for their acts, omissions or commissions. CDT is not responsible for any service, meals, tours, or trip exstentions the client makes on his or her own behalf. Without their limiting the foregoing, CDT and its agents are not responsible for any losses or expenses due to delay or changes of schedule, over booking of accommodations, default of any third parties, sickness, weather, strike, acts of God, acts of terrorism, force majeure, acts of government's civil disturbances, war, quarantine, customs regulations, epidemics, criminal activity or for any other cause beyond its control. All such losses or expenses have to be borne and paid for by the participant.
CDT accepts no responsibility for value, reliability, quality or authenticity of any goods purchased while on tour or for any mailing, freight or shipping arrangements. CDT reserves the right to substitute hotels, alter the itinerary, withdraw any tour and make any alteration for the convenience of the operation of tours. CDT reserves the right to cancel the tour prior to departure for any reason. Liability for such cancellation is limited to full refund of money received by CDT, and this will constitute full settlement with the tour member.
All tour fares shown are based on the value of foreign currencies in relation to the U.S. dollars as of printing of this catalog (Sept. 2013) and in current tariffs on the same date and are subject to change. In China, costs are quoted by the Chinese handling travel agency in US dollars.
However, the Chinese handling travel agency reserves the right to alter or adjust its costs. In the event that the Chinese handling travel agency increases the cost of any service within China, tour fares are subject to adjustment. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure for any reason. In such case, a full refund of all payment will constitute a full settlement with the participant. The Chinese handling travel agency has sole and exclusive control over the operation of all tours in China. The Chinese handling travel agency reserves the right to make alterations or adjustments in the itinerary as to destinations, transportation, accommodations and all other services. Neither CDT nor any subsidiary or affiliate of CDT shall be responsible for any such alteration made by the Chinese handling travel agency.
Baggage is carried at owner's risk and baggage insurance is recommended. CDT is not responsible for typographical or printing errors or omissions in this catalog. CDT accepts no responsibility for cost, which may occur as result of a participant failing to secure adequate insurance coverage, which coverage is highly recommended. Generally, your health insurance does not cover expenses outside the USA. CDT is not responsible for participant's visa or passport requirements, nor will a refund of unused services be made, nor reimbursement of any additional expenditure if a participant is denied entry to a country for this or any other reason.
CDT will not be held responsible for loss, death, physical harm or any expenses by passengers if they deviate from original tour itinerary or from tour group.
The general conditions under which you agree to utilize the services of CDT may not be amended in any way, except in writing, by an authorized officer of CDT. By utilizing the services of CDT, you agree that the exclusive venue for all claims shall be the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and such claims shall be determined according to the laws and jurisdiction of the State of California.
The issuance of tickets and vouchers shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions and to these terms and conditions.