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 participantís 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. 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 governmentís 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. 2011) 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 ownerís 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 participantís 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.