You are acknowledged that the authorities in certain countries may impose certain additional taxes (tourist tax, etc), which have to be paid locally. You are exclusively responsible for paying such additional taxes.
You are acknowledged that, except as provided below with respect to tax obligations on our services, we do not collect taxes for remittance to applicable taxing authorities. The hotel suppliers invoice us, including, where appropriate, tax amounts. The hotel suppliers remit the applicable taxes to the applicable taxing jurisdictions. The tax recovery charges which we charge you on prepaid hotel transactions represent the estimated taxes (e.g. sales and use, occupancy, room tax, excise tax, GST, etc) that we pay to the hotel supplier for taxes due on the hotel’s rental for the room. They do not represent a collection of taxes from you for us to remit to the applicable tax authorities. The actual tax amounts paid by us to the hotel suppliers may vary from the tax recovery charge amounts, depending upon the rates, taxability, etc. in effect at the time of the actual use of the hotel by our customers. We retain our service fees as compensation in servicing your travel reservation. Our service fees vary based on the amount and type of hotel reservation.
Reservation charges are prepaid in full or part and your credit card will be charged the full amount or partial amount of the reservation at the time you book. Individual hotels collect payment for incidentals such as meals, movies, parking, and phone calls. These are reservations that must be prepaid because they are discounted rooms.
Online Card Payments
Visa, Master and American Express Card payments are processed through an online payment gateway system. You need not worry about your card information falling into the wrong hands because your bank will authorize the card transaction directly without any information passing through us. In approximately 25-30 seconds (depending on your internet connection) your bank will issue, using the online payment gateway, an authorization code and confirmation of completion of the transaction. You can be assured that we offer you the highest standards of security currently available on the internet so as to ensure that your online payment experience is private, safe and secure. We charge a service fee on all bookings. In case of cancellation of booking, this fee is non-refundable.
The booking status will be INTIMATED to you in a maximum of 12 Business Hrs. Our Business hours are Monday to Friday: 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM and Saturday: 9.30 AM to 1.30 PM and the company cannot be held liable due to Non-communication within the stated time. The booking is considered confirmed when an email stating as such is sent to the email address provided to “arabianexpedition.com” for communication. The responsibility for the authenticity of the email address and the general availability of the mailbox to receive the stated mail is solely yours.
In case of the requested hotel being non-available for your dates, we will find other hotels in the same city that are available for your dates. If you so choose you might go for the alternative and a new bill will be raised to which you are bound. But if you want to cancel because of non-availability, then the WHOLE AMOUNT WILL BE REFUNDED as per our refund policy.
Cancellation of Confirmed Bookings
The cancellations policies of our company are as follows :
0 -10 days prior to stay – No refund. (on the full amount)
11-15 days prior to stay – 50% refund (on the full amount)
16 -30 days prior to stay – 80% refund (on the full amount)
More than 30 days prior to stay – 90% refund (on the full amount)
There won’t be any refund during the festival seasons like Diwali, Pooja, Christmas and the long weekends when the hotel bookings are almost full. The main reason behind this being, the high rate of bookings that the hotels/resorts get during this time. Hence they find it difficult to adjust to the cancellations at the last moment. This can cause losses to them.
Refund will be done only through the original mode of payment. All refunds will be sent back from our side within 7 working days. The amount will be sent from our account within 7 working days and we do not guarantee the time it takes for you to receive it, as it is up to your bank to process the refund.GST paid will be deducted from the given amount in case of cancellation.