Tour Terms and Conditions

LAPONT LANGUAGE CENTRE: FRENCH IMMERSION TOURS & COURSES

 

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

These Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) govern your relationship with LaPont Language Centre (“LaPont”) and form a binding contractual agreement between you and LaPont. For this reason, these Terms are important and you should ensure that you read and understand them before proceeding to make a booking.

PRICING POLICY

All prices are quoted in Australian dollars or euros and are subject to currency fluctuations. Accordingly, LaPont reserves the right to alter the price until paid in full. Once the full price is paid LaPont shall not charge you any extra or give you a refund for reasons of currency fluctuations.

INSURANCE

All clients participating  in LaPont Language Immersion Tours and Courses (“Immersion Tours”) are required to have adequate travel insurance to cover accidents, injury, illness, death, medical expenses including pre-existing medical conditions, emergency evacuation, repatriation, trip cancellation or interruption, loss or damage to baggage and personal effects and travel delays.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance. You must provide evidence of your insurance cover when requested by LaPont.

PAYMENT TERMS

A non-refundable deposit of euros 500 A$850  will secure your booking.

You are required to pay 50% of the total price within 30 days of being advised that your booking is confirmed (or by prior arrangement)

You are required to pay the balance of the total price at least 90 days before the departure date. Failure to abide by the Payment Terms allows LaPont to cancel your booking or charge a penalty at its absolute discretion.

CANCELLATION POLICY

You may cancel a booking in writing or by email. The email address is lapontlanguages@bigpond.com

and the postal address is LaPont Language Centre, PO Box 1663, Coorparoo, QLD 4151

There is a lot of coordination required in arranging Immersion Tours. You may cancel your booking but you may have to pay cancellation fees.

Initial deposit of euros 500 or A$800.00 is non-refundable.

Cancellation notified more that 180 days prior to commencement of tour incurs a penalty of 30% of the total price of the tour and forfeiture of the initial deposit.

Cancellations notified between 180 and 90 days prior to commencement of tour incurs a penalty of 50% of the total price of the tour and forfeiture of the initial deposit.

Cancellation notified less than 90 days prior to commencement of tour incurs a penalty of 100% of the total price of the tour and forfeiture of the initial deposit.

LaPont reserves the right to cancel a tour if a minimum number of participants is not achieved. If LaPont cancels a tour than you will receive a full refund of all moneys paid including the non-refundable deposit. LaPont shall not be liable for any costs that you have incurred.

 

EXCLUSIONS AND INDEMNITY

Occasionally circumstances beyond LaPont’s reasonable control will force changes, amendments or modifications to the itinerary and its inclusions. You may not make a claim for expenses or compensation for such changes, amendments or modifications.

LaPont and eligible parties are not responsible for any injury, damage, or loss in respect of any person or property for any reason  whatsoever. Eligible parties means and includes any carrier, tour operator, tour escort and providers of any service in respect of a tour.

You indemnify LaPont against any claim made against it which arise as a result of your actions. LaPont is not responsible or liable for your breach of any law or regulation.

LaPont acts as facilitators to provide comprehensive language programs combined with educational tours. Airfares, travel insurance, meals and other travel arrangements not included in the itinerary are the responsibility of the participant.

ELIGIBILITY

Immersion Tours participants have to be a minimum of 21 years of age on the commencement day of the tour. Younger participants must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian. Participants are required to have a certain level of mobility at the sole discretion of LaPont.

LaPont unfettered rights to exclude a participant or decline a booking request or eject a participant from a tour if it considers that a participant is disruptive or affects the enjoyment of other participants. Illicit drug use and alcohol abuse is not permitted. LaPont reserves the right to eject a participant if it considers, at its sole discretion, that a participant has breached acceptable codes of conduct.

In the unlikely event of a complaint, the participant shall make a LaPont representative, teacher or local school director aware of such problems immediately.