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The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

 

Where you are resident in the UK/EEA, and your booking is for a Multi-Contract Package, as defined below, we will act as a “Package Organiser” and you will receive the rights and benefits under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 (“PTRs”), as outlined in Section B of our Terms and Conditions

A “Multi-Contract Package” exists if you book a combination of at least two different types of the following individual travel services, for the purpose of the same trip or holiday:

  1. transport; or
  2. accommodation; or
  3. rental of cars, motor vehicles or motorcycles (in certain circumstances); and
  4. any other tourist service not intrinsically part of one of the above travel services,

provided that those travel services are purchased together from a single visit to our website and selected by you before you agree to pay; or are advertised, sold or charged at an inclusive or total price; or advertised or sold under the term “package” or a similar term. 

This is called a Multi-Contract Package as you still have contracts with each of the individual Supplier/Principals providing the Travel Arrangements, however we, Japan Ski Experience Limited, will accept responsibility for this booking as a Package Organiser. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that where you have made a booking which consists of not more than one type of travel service as listed at (a) – (c) above, combined with one or more tourist services as listed at (d) above, this will not create a Multi-Contract Package where the tourist services:

  • do not account for 25% of the value of the combination and are not advertised as, and do not otherwise represent, an essential feature of the package; or
  • are selected and purchased after the performance of the transport, accommodation or car rental has started.

Furthermore, if Resort Services are detailed as Unconfirmed items on your Booking Confirmation and in Manage my Booking and have not yet been paid for, these items will not be considered booked or purchased at the time of accommodation, and will not create a Multi-Contract Package. These bookings will all be treated as “Single Component” bookings and will not be afforded the benefit of the rights under the PTRs.

Where you have booked a Multi-Contract Package, we still act as agent on behalf of the Supplier/Principals of your chosen Travel Arrangements but we will comply with our legal obligations under the PTRs as your Package Organiser and these are outlined in Section B of our Booking Terms and Conditions. This does not prejudice or otherwise affect our agency status with Supplier/Principals.

 

Information for Passengers for Whom we Act as 'Package Organiser'

Part 1: General

The combination of travel services offered to you is a package within the meaning of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018. Therefore, you will benefit from all EU rights applying to packages. We, Japan Ski Experience Ltd will be fully responsible for the proper performance of the package as a whole. Additionally, as required by law, we have protection in place to refund your payments and, where transport is included in the package, to ensure your repatriation in the event that we become insolvent.

More information on key rights under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 can be found below.

Part 2: Key rights under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

  • Travellers will receive all essential information about the package before concluding the package travel contract.
  • There is always at least one trader who is liable for the proper performance of all the travel services included in the contract.
  • Travellers are given an emergency number or details of a contact point where they can get in touch with the organiser or travel agent.
  • Travellers may transfer the package to another person, on reasonable notice and possibly subject to additional costs.
  • The price of the package may only be increased if specific costs rise (for instance fuel prices), and if expressly provided for in the contract, and in any event not later than 20 days before the start of the package. If the price increase exceeds 8% of the price of the package, the traveller may terminate the contract. If the organiser reserves the right to a price increase, the traveller has a right to a price reduction if there is a decrease in the relevant costs.
  • Travellers may terminate the contract without paying any termination fee and get a full refund of any payments if any of the essential elements of the package, other than the price, are changed significantly. If before the start of the package the trader responsible for the package cancels the package, travellers are entitled to a refund and compensation where appropriate.
  • Travellers may terminate the contract without paying any termination fee before the start of the package in the event of exceptional circumstances, for instance if there are serious security problems at the destination which are likely to affect the package.
  • Additionally, travellers may at any time before the start of the package terminate the contract in return for an appropriate and justifiable termination fee.
  • If, after the start of the package, significant elements of the package cannot be provided as agreed, suitable alternative arrangements will have to be offered to the traveller at no extra cost. Travellers may terminate the contract without paying any termination fee, where services are not performed in accordance with the contract and this substantially affects the performance of the package and the organiser fails to remedy the problem.
  • Travellers are also entitled to a price reduction or compensation for damages or both where the travel services are not performed or are improperly performed.
  • The organiser has to provide assistance if the traveller is in difficulty.
  • If the organiser or the retailer becomes insolvent, payments will be refunded. If the organiser becomes insolvent after the start of the package and if transport is included in the package, repatriation of the travellers is secured. Japan Ski Experience Limited has taken out insolvency protection for package holidays sold to customers resident in the UK/EEA by way of Travel Regulation Insolvency Protection (TRIP). Please see clause 31 of our Booking Terms and Conditions for further information. Travellers may contact these entities if services are denied because of our insolvency.


Part 3: The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

can be found here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/634/contents/made

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