Holiday Booking Conditions

Our agreement with you

Please read carefully the booking conditions below. These set out the Terms and Conditions of the contract between you and Red Sea Holidays UK Ltd, trading as Red Sea Holidays (‘we', ‘us' and ‘our'). We are a limited company, registered in England. Our registered company number is 06418075 and our registered office is 5 New Street Square, London EC4A 3TW.

The contract will be governed by English Law and any dispute, claim or other matter which may arise in relation to your booking will be dealt with in the Courts of England and Wales. If you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you may choose to deal with any dispute in the courts of Scotland or Northern Ireland, as appropriate. These Terms contain some exclusions and limitations of liability. If any part of the conditions proves to be invalid or unenforceable, the rest of the conditions will remain valid.

Your holiday package

The person who signs the booking form, or completes the booking online or by telephone is the ‘Lead Name'. He or she must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking and will be responsible for the full cost of the holiday, including any insurance premiums and cancellation or amendment charges.

We will send any documents and other information regarding the booking to the Lead Name who is responsible for providing other members of the travelling party with full and accurate information, including details of any changes, and for confirming that all members of the party agree to be bound by these conditions, and the other information published in the relevant brochure or our website.

If you are making the booking on behalf of a minor under the age of 18, who is not travelling with a person aged 18 or older, we require a letter of consent from a parent or legal guardian. The minimum age of unaccompanied travel is 16 years on the day of departure.

All bookings are subject to our Terms in conjunction with the information in our brochure or website, and any restrictions described in our Holiday Information guide.

Our contract with you is made when we accept your holiday enquiry and send you a confirmation invoice, at which point we will set aside your chosen accommodation and transport. We will send you or (if you are booking through a travel agent) your travel agent a confirmation invoice within 7 days. Please check that the holiday on the invoice is the one that you wanted. We are responsible for providing the holiday we have confirmed to you. If you cancel or alter your booking later on, you may have to pay an amendment charge.

If you book within 7 days of your departure date or if there is not enough time to send you a written confirmation, a contract between us will exist when we confirm your booking.

We reserve the right to refuse your booking. If we do this we will refund any money already paid to us.

Prices

All prices advertised are accurate at the date published, but we reserve the right to increase or decrease any of those prices from time to time, and to correct any errors in the advertised prices.

The price for your holiday package will be confirmed at the time of booking and will include all charges and any UK taxes or governmental levies that apply to your holiday at the time of booking; subject to the correction of errors, we will only change the price in the circumstances described below.

Price changes after booking
Price increases or decreases after booking will be passed on by way of a surcharge or refund. A surcharge or refund (as applicable) will be payable, subject to the conditions set out in this clause, if our costs increase or decrease as a result of (as applicable) transportation costs, dues, taxes or fees payable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports or any changes in the exchange rates which have been used to calculate the cost of your holiday.

Even in the above cases, only if the amount of the increase in our costs exceeds 2% of the total cost of your holiday (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment charges) will we levy a surcharge. If any surcharge is greater than 10% of the cost of your holiday (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment charges), you will be entitled to cancel your booking and receive a full refund of all monies you have paid to the Company (except for any amendment charges) or alternatively purchase another holiday from us.

Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place.

You have 14 days from the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice to tell us if you want to cancel your holiday or purchase another holiday. If you do not tell us that you wish to do so within this period of time, we are entitled to assume that you will pay the surcharge. Any surcharge must be paid with the balance of the cost of the holiday or within 14 days of the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice, whichever is the later.

We promise not to levy a surcharge within 30 days of the start of your holiday. No refunds will be made within this period either.

Exchange rates
The exchange rates we use are calculated and updated bi-annually by reference to the FTO base date with exchange rates as published in the Financial Times under the section ‘FT Guide to World Currencies'.

Aviation insurance and security charge
We have included in our prices a charge representing the extra aircraft insurance and security costs, which have been imposed on airlines and tour operators. You should be aware that this charge may change between the date of publication and the time of travel. Since these costs are beyond our control, we reserve the right to increase the amount of this charge at any time. We will of course inform you of any such change should that become necessary.

Fuel
We have included in our prices an estimate of fuel costs based on our forward view of oil prices at the date of publication. In view of the current volatility of world oil prices, a fuel supplement may be added to the price of your holiday at the time of booking.

Financial protection

We provide full financial protection for our package holidays, by way of our Air Travel Organiser's Licence number, ATOL 9749. When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where we aren't able do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.

If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.

Payment

When you make your booking you must pay a deposit of £150 per person plus any insurance premiums. No deposit is payable for infants under the age of 2 years on the date of return. Payment of the rest of your holiday price is due at least 10 weeks before the date of departure. If you do not pay in full by 10 weeks before departure your holiday will be cancelled and you will lose your deposit.

When booking within 10 weeks of departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. Tickets will not be issued until your holiday has been paid for.

Some airlines require tickets to be issued at time of booking (restricted fares) and these may not be refundable; if we have to make special flight arrangements, we reserve the right to charge you the full cost of these flights by way of a higher deposit at the time you book your holiday, and will advise you of the increased deposit cost before confirming your booking.

We accept payment in cash, by cheque and major credit and debit cards. If you choose to pay by credit card, there will be a 2.5% fee added to your booking (3.0% for American Express). Cheques require 5 working days to clear, and will only be accepted where they will clear at least 10 weeks prior to departure. If you book through a travel agent, any money which you pay to that travel agent under or in contemplation of any contract with us is held by them on our behalf until the date of actual payment to us.

Insurance

It is a condition of your contract with us that you have insurance cover for the duration of your trip, and that it is adequate for your needs and the type of activities you will be undertaking as part of your holiday. We do not check insurance policies; however we reserve the right to request written details (insurer's name, policy number and emergency contact number) of your policy. You are responsible for indemnifying us in full in the event that we incur any losses or expenses arising out of your failure to take out adequate insurance cover.

Excursions

Excursions include sightseeing trips, diving packages, golfing, events and other tours in resort for which additional payment is required. These can either be pre-booked and paid for when you book your holiday, or booked and paid for in resort.

We are acting in the capacity of an agent for the supplier in the sale of excursion tours and tickets. When making an excursion booking, you accept that you are entering into a contract directly between the excursion provider and yourself. The excursion providers' terms and conditions will apply. If you decide to cancel your booking, then you may be liable for the full cost of the excursion booked; this will be up to your excursion provider.

We do not have any responsibility or liability for anything which may go wrong on an excursion. It is your responsibility to note carefully any conditions of contract contained in any excursion literature, ticket or receipt you are given. You may be subject to the laws of the country in which you take your excursion and may be required to bring any disputes or claims before the Courts of that country.

Excursions do not form part of your Package and are not governed by the Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

Changes you make before travel

For advice on amending a booking, please contact us in writing. We allow changes to be made to bookings already made, providing that these change requests are made to us at least 21 days before departure. Change requests must be sent to us at Red Sea Holidays, 2nd Floor, 4 Snow Hill, London EC1A 2DJ. The Lead Name must sign the letter. With the exception of name changes, you may not make changes to your booking within 28 days of departure. You may however cancel your booking within this period subject to the payment of cancellation charges as outlined within our cancellation policy. At all other times, you may make changes to your holiday subject to the payment of the appropriate amendment fee(s). The amendment fee(s) may vary based upon the type of amendment being requested and the number of days prior to travel at which we receive your change request.

Amendment fees

Type of Amendment Notice given of amendment



More than 70 days 29-70 days 15-28 days 0-14 days
Name change
£50 £50 £50 £150
Date of travel (earlier) £50 £50 Cancellation charges apply Cancellation charges apply
Date of travel (later) £50 Cancellation charges apply Cancellation charges apply Cancellation charges apply
Arrival/departure airport £50 Cancellation charges apply Cancellation charges apply Cancellation charges apply
Accommodation £50 £50 Cancellation charges apply Cancellation charges apply

Your amendment will not be confirmed until you are in receipt of the revised notice. Where you make a change to your booking that is subject to the payment of an amendment or administration charge, then this charge must be paid in full at the time the amendment is first made. Amendment, administration and credit card surcharges will not usually be refunded should you subsequently cancel your booking.

Where you request a change to any additional third party products or services booked to complement your holiday, they will incur an amendment charge equal to any unrecoverable financial commitment made to the product or service provider by Red Sea Holidays on your behalf. The third party will usually have their own terms and conditions related to the product or service provided to which you should also refer.

Where you make multiple changes to any combination of either your travel date, your holiday duration, the property at which you will be staying or your flight arrangements within a single transaction, Red Sea Holidays will usually only charge a single set of amendment fees per person and not a cumulative charge per change. Charges for all other amendments, for example to change passenger details, will usually be charged cumulatively per change. If people drop out of your party, we will recalculate the cost of the holiday for the remaining travellers. If fewer adults share the accommodation, you may have to pay the extra room chargesshown in this brochure. We cannot guarantee a twin room for the remaining customer from a party of two. One person who occupies atwin roomwill probably have to pay a significant extra charge.

Prices for revised bookings are calculated based on the following:
Type of holiday Revised price calculation
Brochure priced holidays (i.e. price does not include late adjustment discount)
Pay any applicable amendment fees, plus:
a) The full brochure price applicable on the day you request the amendment, including supplements and any brochured discounts that apply at that time. Excludes late adjustment discounts.
OR
b) The late deal selling price for the same holiday on the day amendment is requested if this is higher than a).
Late deals (i.e. price includes late adjustment discount) Pay any applicable amendment fees, plus:
a) The holiday selling price applicable at the time of your original booking, including supplements and the late adjustment discount that applied at that time.
OR
  b) The late deal selling price for the same holiday on the day amendment is requested if this is higher than a).


If you want to make changes while you are away on holiday, for example to upgrade your accommodation, we will try to help. These changes are subject to availability and must be paid for locally. You should notify us of any changes as soon as you are aware of them? 

Airline policies
Most airlines treat name changes as cancellations and impose extra charges, which you will have to pay. If you make changes after an airline ticket has been issued, you may have to pay for the cancelled ticket and buy a new ticket at full cost.

If you cancel your booking

To cancel the entire holiday, the Lead Name must write to our Administration Department by recorded delivery at the address on your booking confirmation. Cancellation takes effect on the date we receive your letter. If you cancel after we confirm your booking, you must compensate us for losses, as we incur costs from the moment you make the booking.

The following cancellation fees apply:

Time before departure when cancellation instruction is received by us Cancellation charge as a % of total holiday cost (excluding any insurance premiums and any amendment fees already paid to us)
70 days or more Loss of FULL deposit (£150 per person) 
69-64 days 30% (or deposit if greater)
63-50 days 50% (or deposit if greater)
49-22 days 70% (or deposit if greater)
21-11 days 90% (or deposit if greater)
10 days or less 100%


The full deposit for a holiday is £150 per person. If you booked using a low deposit offer, the balance of the full £150 deposit will need to be paid in full upon cancellation, if you have not already paid it.

If your booking includes a flight based on a non-refundable restricted fare, the cancellation charge may be higher, in some cases up to the full amount of the booking. We will provide details of this after we receive your cancellation instruction. No refunds are offered for taxes and charges associated with cancelled or unused flights.

If we change or cancel your holiday

Definitions
‘Major Change' includes (but is not limited to) the following:

• a change of accommodation to one with an officially lower rating;
• a change of more than 12 hours to your scheduled time of departure or return;
• a significant increase in the price of your holiday.

Any change in the airline or the type of aircraft from that stated in the brochure/website or on your ticket does not count as a Major Change.

‘Unavoidable Event' means unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control or the control of our suppliers, resulting in events that could not have been avoided even if all reasonable care had been taken. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, unavoidable technical problems with transport, closure or congestion of airports, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire and adverse weather conditions (including heavy/ insufficient snowfalls or non-freezing conditions).

Minor Change
We hope that we will not have to make any change to your holiday but, because our holidays are planned many months in advance, we sometimes do need to make changes. Most changes are minor and we will always tell you as soon as possible before your departure. In such circumstances, we will have no liability to you.

Major Change
Occasionally we may need to make a Major Change (see Definitions above). We reserve the right to do this at any time. We will let you or your travel agent know about any important changes when you book. If you have already booked, we will let you know as soon as we can, if there is time before your departure. If we do, you must tell us as soon as possible so that you can decide if you wish to accept the change or cancel the holiday with a full refund.

Cancellation
If we cancel your holiday before it starts, and it is not your fault, or if you cancel because you decline a Major Change as above, you have the following options:

• accept our offer of a replacement holiday of lower quality (if available), and we will refund the difference in cost; or
• accept our offer of a replacement holiday of equivalent or higher quality (if available); or
• ask for a refund of the money you have paid.

If you accept a Major Change, or if we Cancel your holiday, we will, as a minimum, compensate you according to the scale below, in addition to any refund. We will not pay compensation when the change or cancellation is due to an Unavoidable Event or because the number of persons who have booked is less than that required for the package.If you have paid reduced rates for children, we will pay credit or compensation on a pro rata basis of the adult rate. Children travelling on free child places, and infants, are not entitled to compensation.

Notice of cancellation Compensation per full-fare paying passenger
0-7 days £40
8-14 days £30
15-28 days £20
29-70 days £10
More than 70 days £0

In the event that you are unable to board your flight due to a problem within our control (you are ‘denied boarding') we will provide welfare as appropriate for the period of any delay. If any similar alternative flight offered is not acceptable, you have a right to reimbursement of the cost of any flight (youshould note that this is not a right to reimbursement of the full holiday cost unless the above paragraph in relation to cancellation applies). You will also be entitled to compensation, according to the length of your flight on scales laid down by the European Commission, details of which are available on request.

Minimum numbers

A minimum number of people need to book to enable the advertised holiday to take place. If this number is not achieved and we have to cancel your holiday we will tell you immediately, at least 6 weeks before departure. We will refund the full cost of your holiday and the insurance premium, unless you obtained cover with another company. Where we cancel for this reason you are entitled to the options detailed in the paragraph ‘If we change or cancel your holiday', but you are not entitled to compensation in these circumstances.

Termination and compensation

You and your party must behave reasonably while on holiday. We reserve the right, at our reasonable discretion, to terminate the holidays of people who indulge in serious misconduct. If we do so, we will have no further responsibility or liability to you. If you or any member of your party wilfully, recklessly or negligently damages any accommodation, property or person, or causes delay to or diversion of any flight or other means of transport, you agree to compensate us for any loss we may suffer, including legal costs. Guests who participate in organised sports and watersports activities in all hotels do so at their own risk. They must follow the supervisors' instructions.

Passport, visa and immigration requirements

Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements.

Our liability to you

We will accept responsibility for your holiday as an ‘organiser' under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 as set out below. Subject to the other provisions of this Clause, we accept responsibility for ensuring that your travel arrangements, which you book with us, are supplied as described by us. If, after departure, any part of your travel arrangements are not provided as promised, due to the fault of our employees, agents or suppliers, we will pay you appropriate compensation, if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. However, our liability in all cases shall be limited to a maximum of twice the value of the element not supplied excluding flights. The level of such compensation will take into account all relevant factors including the invoice price of the holiday, any steps it was reasonable for the client to take to minimise the inconvenience/damage suffered and the extent to which the deficiency or improper performance can have affected the client's enjoyment of the package.

Please note that we will not be liable for any injury, illness, or death or consequent losses suffered by you or any member of your party, unless you are able to prove that such injury or illness was caused by lack of reasonable care and skill on the part of ourselves or our suppliers in the performance of our obligations under our contract with you. It is a condition of the payment of compensation that you notify us of any complaint or claim strictly in accordance our complaints procedure and, further, assign to us any rights that you may have against any third party in connection with your claim. You must co-operate with us and our insurers in this regard. If you suffer a personal injury, death or serious difficulties as the result of an activity which does not form part of the package you booked with us - including for example any additional services or facilities provided to you by a hotel or any other supplier which was not included as part of the original contract between us - we will not be liable to pay you any compensation but will offer you such advice and guidance as is reasonable in all the circumstances provided we are advised of the incident within 90 days of the occurrence. We will not be responsible where you do not enjoy the holiday or suffer any other problems because of a reason which you did not make us aware of when the holiday was booked.

In all claims of whatever nature we will not be liable where the alleged loss or damage results from any of the following:

a) the fault of the person affected or any members of their party; or
b) the fault of a third party not connected with the provision of your holiday which we could not have predicted or avoided; or
c) an event or circumstances which we or the supplier of the service in question could not have predicted or avoided even after taking all reasonable care; or
d) the fault of anyone who was not carrying out work for us (generally or in particular) at the time.

Important notice in respect of limits on liability.
Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to:

a) The contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements. You acknowledge that all of the terms and conditions contained in those ‘Conditions of Carriage' form part of your contract with us, as well as with the transport company and that those ‘Conditions of Carriage' shall be deemed to be included by reference into this contract; and
b) Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions.

You can ask for copies of the transport companies' contractual terms, or the international conventions, from our offices: Red Sea Holidays, 2nd Floor, 4 Snow Hill, London EC1A 2DJ. The promises we give to you regarding the services we have agreed to provide or arrange as part of the contract, and the laws and regulations of the country in which your claim or complaint occurred, shall be used as the basis for ascertaining whether or not the services in question have been properly provided. If the services in question which caused the claim or complaint complied with the local laws and regulations applicable to those services at that time, the services shall be treated as having been properly provided. Such shall be the case even if the services did not comply with the laws and regulations of the UK which would have applied if those services had been provided in the UK. Where we are found liable for loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions (including money), the maximum amount we will have to pay you and your party is £25 per person in total.

We strongly recommend that you and your party take out adequate travel insurance for your particular needs whilst on holiday and for the purpose of these Booking Conditions you and your party are assumed to have done so.

Additional help
If you or one of your party suffers personal injury, illness or death during the holiday through no fault of your own, we may, at our discretion, give you general and/or financial assistance. We may do this even though the damage may not be the result of one of our holiday services. We will only give you this assistance if you request it within 90 days of the event happening. The financial assistance is limited to £5,000 per booking. If your claim is successful or if you are insured for these costs, you must repay any financial assistance we give you as soon as you recover it.

Limitations on our liability
Our liability to you for any loss or damage which you may suffer is limited to two times the price of your holiday. This excludes personal injury resulting from the non-performance or improper performance of the services involved in the holiday, and is subject to the limitation of liability described below.

In respect of travel by air, sea and rail, and the provision of accommodation our liability will be limited in the manner provided by the relevant International Convention. You can ask for copies of these international conventions from us. Health and safety standards applicable to the services provided by us under this contract should meet the local standards applicable to your holiday destination. However you should be aware that these vary widely across the programme and may well not match those standards we enjoy in the UK. Any compensation payable by us shall be limited in accordance with the lowest limit allowed under applicable International Conventions governing the services, or the amount you can recover from them under the laws of the UK or the country in which they operate. Transport operators have their own conditions of carriage, which form part of your contract with us. These conditions generally limit the liability of transport operators.

Flights and flight times

The flights shown in our brochure and website are operated by UK, European and international charter airlines. We may change airlines or aircraft types at any time; this does not count as a Major Change. Some flights may need to stop en route. If we know about this in advance we will tell you.

Flight times shown in our brochure and website and on your booking confirmation are not guaranteed. Actual flight times are shown on your tickets. A night flight means one that departs the UK between 22.00 hours and 05.59 hours, or arrives in the UK between 00.00 hours and 05.59 hours.

You are reminded that Captains of aircraft have absolute authority over the aircraft and its passengers while boarding or in flight. The Captain or other authorised representative of the airline can refuse to carry anyone if they are unruly, unfit to travel, or a danger to the flight or other passengers. If you or any member of your party is refused carriage in these circumstances, the contract between us will terminate immediately and we will have no further responsibility for, nor liability to, you or any member of your party.

Brochure and website accuracy

We publish our brochure and website information many months in advance. As far as we know, all the information is correct at the time of publication. However, circumstances can change after publication, so our team of experts check regularly to see if we need to update the descriptions, information and prices shown. We will tell you of any changes that we know about when you book your holiday. If you have already booked, we will tell you of any significant change in circumstances that would affect your holiday as soon as we can before you leave.

Data protection policy

When you make a booking with us, or contact us to request information, you agree that we may collect, use and disclose personal information about you and the other people on your party for the purposes described below. The personal information we collect may include your names, contact details, travel preferences and any special needs, disabilities or dietary requirements. You are responsible for ensuring that other members of your party are aware of this, and consent to your acting on their behalf in dealings with us.

How we use your information
We use your information for the purpose of providing you with our services, including your holiday, flight or insurance. This includes passing your information to third party suppliers, such as hoteliers and airlines, and to customs and immigration authorities. This may involve sending your information to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), where controls on data protection may not be as strict as in the UK.

We may also collect and process your information for other purposes described in our registration with the Information Commissioner's Office, and disclose this information to our sister companies, to companies who act as ‘data processors' on our behalf, or to credit and fraud agencies (some of whom are located outside the EEA). These purposes include: customer care; compliance with legal requirements (including passing your information to public authorities); detection and prevention of crime; customer purchasing preferences; market research and analysis; and direct marketing.

We may monitor and record telephone calls for training and quality purposes, and for preventing/detecting crime.

Direct marketing
We may contact you by email, post or telephone with details of holiday offers, brochures, new products, events or competitions from Red Sea Holidays. Our website will assume that you to agree to email communications when you make a booking. If do not wish to receive such information, you can ask a sales adviser at the time of booking, use the ‘unsubscribe' option in our email, or write to us at Red Sea Holidays, 2nd Floor, 4 Snow Hill, London EC1A 2DJ. Once properly notified by you, we will take steps to stop using your information in this way.

Your rights
You are entitled to a copy of the information we hold about you, and to correct any inaccuracies. A £10 administration fee applies, and you should write to us at the address on your booking confirmation.

Complaints

If you have a complaint about your holiday while you are away, you should tell the accommodation management or the airline staff immediately. If they are unable to resolve the problem, you should contact our resort representative straight away and we will do our best to assist. If our resort representative is not available, you should contact us directly by phone, fax or email.

If we are unable resolve the problem at the resort or during your flight, and you are still not satisfied on your return to the UK, you must notify us in writing within 35 days of your return from holiday to allow us to investigate your complaint properly. You should send your letter to our Customer Services Department at Red Sea Holidays, 2nd Floor, 4 Snow Hill, London EC1A 2DJ.

If you do not give us the opportunity to resolve any problem locally by reporting it to the supplier, our representative or by calling/faxing/emailing us, our ability to investigate the issue could be seriously hampered, and we may not be able to deal with your complaint on your return (unless there is a valid reason why you did not inform us). You can, of course, pursue your claim elsewhere.

Disputes about your holiday that we cannot settle can be referred to arbitration under a special scheme administered by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme provides a simple and cheap method of arbitration based on documents alone. It does not apply to claims over £5,000 per person or £25,000 per booking form. A limit of £1,000 per person applies to any part of a claim for personal injury or illness. You must apply for arbitration within nine months of your return from holiday, but in special circumstances it may be offered outside this period. Information regarding complaints may be shared with other tour operators.



Published December 2012
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