It is the responsibility of the user to read and accept the Globalgastronome.com Terms and Conditions before purchasing travel services through the Globalgastronome.com website.
It is also the responsibility of the user to read the rules and regulations of the tour company in which you are purchasing travel services from by visiting the tour operator rules and regulations on their official website.
These Terms and Conditions are applicable to all users of the website. By using this website you agree solely, without modification, to the terms and conditions listed below and to the terms and conditions of the respective tour company in which you are booking your travel services.
Users of the Globalgastronome.com website shall be referred to as ‘the customer’ in these Terms & Conditions.
Globalgastronome.com has the same responsibilities as a travel agency, as such it offers the service of providing travel information and reservations, as provided by various third-party suppliers, to the customer.
All customers must be at least 18 years of age in order to purchase travel services from Globalgastronome.com, unless written consent is given by the parent or legal guardian of the customer.
Pricing and Content
All prices within this website are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated. Airport fees, where applicable, are not included in the pricing. All prices on this website are subject to change without prior notice. Any changes in pricing that may occur before, during or after a purchase, as a result of a tour operator and/or airline change, are not the responsibility of Globalgastronome.com. Once a booking is complete, pricing CANNOT be adjusted. Pricing and availability on all packages and flights is not guaranteed until issued and paid in full. Any prices quoted are not guaranteed and are subject to change at any time until booked and paid in full.
All products are subject to availability and deliverable within The United States only. All informational content, such as hotel and destination information, on this website is provided only as a guideline and may not be an exact representation. Due to constant changes and occasional circumstances beyond our control, some of the hotel and destination information within this website may not be 100% accurate.
Price Drop Guarantees are offered through the Tour Operator for full terms, conditions and availability please visit the chosen Tour Operators official website. Globalgastronome.com is not responsible for losses or damages associated with the Price Drop Guarantee offered through your chosen Tour Operator.
Payment for online bookings is required in full at the time of purchase (unless otherwise stated). Online purchases can be made using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit cards. Flight and vacation package purchases are 100% non-refundable and have limited transferability. All payments made online including third-party credit card bookings may require written confirmation from the credit card holder. Suspected fraudulent purchases may be automatically canceled by Globalgastronome.com. All fraudulent purchase may be investigated and prosecuted.
Unless differently specified, all payments are due on the date indicated on the trip web page. Payments are automatically drafted from the guest’s credit or debit card on the payment date. Final payments are drafted for the entire remaining balance due for the trip.
Payments are non-refundable. In the event of a guest cancellation, funds may be transferred to another trip minus the deposit. This is to cover Global Gastronome’s time, effort and financial losses for canceling the guest’s participation in the trip. Vacation packages may be transferred to another individual with a minimum of 60 day’s notice from the date of departure and transfer fee of $200.
Confirmation and Delivery
Once an online purchase is made, the customer may receive an automatic email confirming their purchase. This email may contain a copy of all the information that the customer entered for the booking, such as passenger names and contact information. It is the responsibility of the customer to verify that the information on the confirmation email is in accordance with the travel product that they have purchased. The customer may also be contacted by a Global Gastronome Agent in order to confirm the details of the booking. Any changes required due to the customer entering incorrect information and/or spelling mistakes during the booking process may result in additional change fees as imposed by the tour operator and/or airline and/or Global Gastronome.
Flight Times and Confirmation
Flight schedules are subject to change as per airline terms and conditions. In the event of a flight schedule change, if notified by the airline, Globalgastronome.com may send a flight schedule change notice to the customer. Customers should reconfirm their flight times at least 24 hours prior to departure to ensure that no last-minute flight changes have occurred.
Airline counter opens 3 hours prior to departure and closes 1 hour prior to departure. Late arrivals may be refused boarding and subject to full cancellation penalties. Any passengers attempting to check-in within 1 hour of departure time may be denied boarding and not provided any refund or alternate options.
Travel bookings are now in the form of electronic bookings (e-bookings), unless otherwise stated. E-bookings may be emailed to the email address provided by the customer at the time of booking or sent via The United States Post to the customers mailing address. Travel Documents are released by the Tour Operator approximate. 4 weeks prior to departure. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure the correct information is provided and they receive all pertinent documents.
A valid U.S. passport is the only reliable and universally accepted evidence of U.S. citizenship and is required to travel outside of The United States. It is the responsibility of the customer to obtain all the necessary documents, such as passports and visas required to gain entry into the country or countries of destination. Certain countries require that the passport be valid for 6 months beyond the date of return to The United States. It is the full responsibility of the Customers to ensure that all required documentation is received before scheduled travel
One parent traveling with a child under the age of 18 may have to obtain a notarized letter of consent signed by the parent not traveling.
Failure to provide the required documents may result in being denied boarding privileges by the carrier or authorities, without the possibility of a refund or compensation. Global Gastronome is not liable for any aid or information given by its employees in connection with obtaining any necessary travel documents or complying with any laws, whether given orally, in writing or otherwise, or for the consequences suffered by any Customer resulting from failure to obtain such documents or to comply with such laws.
Cancellation, Changes and Penalties
Package and/or all other travel arrangements are non-refundable (unless otherwise stated). For all change and cancellation conditions, please refer to the Tour Operator or Carriers current brochure or official website and/or Global Gastronome. Change and cancellation terms are subject to change without notice.
Any bookings purchased outside of Global Gastronome business hours may not be booked or purchased until confirmation from the purchaser is obtained. Booking prices and availability are subject to change until booked and paid in full.
Global Gastronome highly recommends the purchase of travel insurance covering unexpected events that can occur when traveling abroad, namely medical and hospital expenses, trip cancellation or baggage loss. Failure to purchase travel insurance may require a signed insurance waiver. The waiver may waive any liability against Global Gastronome and/or the Travel Consultant for any costs incurred as a result of the choice not to purchase Travel Insurance Coverage or the selection of the principal sums and/or sums insured of the insurance(s) that is purchased.
Global Gastronome publishes and maintains a website to offer clients the ability to book vacations online or with a Global Gastronome Consultant. Global Gastronome is committed to providing our website visitors with the information they are seeking in a manner that respects their privacy.
All the contents of the Global Gastronome website are the property of Global Gastronome or its third-party suppliers. This website is for personal use only and may not be used for commercial purposes.
The Global Gastronome website is to be used to gather information on travel-related goods and services and to make legitimate purchases and/or reservations. The Global Gastronome website may not be used to make any false, fraudulent, or speculative purchases and/or reservations.