- Explanation of board basis terms and shortcodes
Here are the shorthand codes and meanings for board basis:
- FO – Flight Only
- NO or RO – Room Only / No Meals
- SC – Self Catering
- HB – Half Board
- FB – Full Board
- AI or FI – All Inclusive
- MP – Meal Plan
- General Pricing Methods
The prices shown are based on certain occupancy levels. In addition to the prices shown additional charges may be levied for transfers and in-flight meals. Travel agents may charge security fees for each person which is common. For up to date prices call a travel agent.
Travel agents may also have card charges so ask before booking.
- Tour Operator Star Ratings
All accommodation ratings including star ratings are the tour operator’s own. They may differ from the accommodation’s official rating.
- What Is Allocation On Arrival?
If we state AOA the tour operator will allocate your resort and accommodation on arrival at the destination airport. It may include accommodation that has not previously appeared in a brochure.
- Special Requests
The forwarding of special requests including those of customers with Special Needs does not constitute a guarantee that these can be met by the tour operator or carrier.
- What Is Ticket On Departure?
If you have booked within 14 days of the departure date then tickets cannot be sent out to you by post. Instead they can be collected from the appropriate ticket desk at the airport. You will need the tour operator’s booking reference as stated on the receipt or given to you at the time you book. A fee of up to £10 per passenger MAY be charged for this service.
- Car Hire
You will need to produce the driving licence of all drivers when you collect your car. Various countries and car rental companies have different policies with respect to age and driving records. All convictions for driving offences must be declared. Additional insurance cover above the legal minimum is recommended when renting cars, especially in the USA.
- Travelling Party Ages
The age of children relates to the whole of the period when they are away including the day of return. If a child’s birthday occurs during its holiday including the day of return then the new age must be stated. Travel may be refused if the date of birth according to the child’s passport differs with the age on the tickets.
- 24 Hour Clock Format
All the times shown are based on the 24 hour clock and are local. Times 00:01 to 12:00 are AM (morning). Times 12:01 to 24:00 are PM (afternoon).
- About Your Passports
British Citizens including infants and children require a valid 10 year British passport for travel outside the British Isles. Certain destinations may require at least six months validity remaining on the passport on the date of return. For more information contact the United Kingdom Passport Agency on 0870 521 0410 or visit www.ukpa.gov.uk.
Non British Citizens including other EU Nationals should contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of your destination for up to date advice on passport requirements. For more information contact the United Kingdom Passport Agency on 0870 521 0410 or visit www.ukpa.gov.uk.
- Visa Information
Visas may be required for British Citizens for entry to non EU countries and for stays over three months duration in certain EU countries.
Immigration, visa and entry restrictions may apply both in the EU and elsewhere for other nationalities, including other EU nationals, and British Citizens who have conditions on their entry to the UK . You should contact the Embassy, High Commission or Consulate of your destination for up to date advice on immigration, visa and entry requirements. For more information contact the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on 0207 238 3838 or visit www.fco.gov.uk.
- Health Issues
For medical advice regarding your holiday destination or journey, including vaccinations, you should contact your general practitioner. The Department of Health leaflets ‘Health Advice for Travellers’ are available from the Health Literature Line on freephone 0800 555 777. For more information call 0207 210 4850 or visit www.doh.gov.uk.
- Travel Insurance Information
Travel insurance is an extremely important part of your travel, so much so that travel agents may only provide travel if:
1. All of the travelling party are covered by travel insurance provided by themselves.
2. All the party are covered by another policy which provides the same or better levels of cover than the travel agent providing travel and is in written receipt of the policy details by fax or letter within 48 hours of booking. Receipt of the details of an alternative policy does not constitute acceptance, qualification or endorsement by the travel agent that the alternative policy provides adequate cover or protection.
- ATOL Information
The holidays and flights advertised on this site are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority, and we act as agents for licensed tour operators. ATOL protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.