All information is strictly confidential and will only be used in relation to this application. Once we receive your registration information, we will contact you with instructions for making payments.
Travel and accommodation arrangements and prices detailed on our website are provided and coordinated by the Tibetan Buddhist Rime Institute (TBRI): ABN: 83 649 980 174
TBRI has taken due care and responsibility to verify and check all information included at the time of compilation, however, as this information is supplied by the relevant accommodation/organisers in specific to the destination, it accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracy or mis-description contained in the publications, such as hotel websites etc.
TBRI does not accept responsibility for any change in prices or variation of services as shown, and all services and prices are subject to change without notice.
TBRI does not accept any liability of whatever nature for the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of those service providers in connections with your convention pursuant to a contract between them and yourselves and over whom we have no direct control, such as travel insurance services, visa processing services, etc.
We do not accept liability in contract or in tort(actionable wrong) for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force majeure or other events which are beyond our control, or which are not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part including, but limited to war, civil disturbance, fire, floods, unusually severe weather, acts of Government or of any other authorities, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action.
It is essential that you check with us, or your travel agent (when booking flights separately to provided service) for any changes or variations to the tour information. This will allow us to advise you, or your agent, of any such changes that we are aware of either before you book your flights, or prior to your departure.
Terms and Conditions of Booking
Rates and Price Variations:
We reserve the right to vary prices and rates in the event of changes in exchange rates or price rises made by wholesalers or other suppliers. If the cost is any service increases due to exchange rate fluctuations, price increases, tax changes or any other reason, you are required to pay the increase when notified by us or you may cancel the booking which may result in cancellation fees.
We are not liable in any way if any increase occurs. Rates quoted are appropriate to the particular product at the time of quoting and these rates may change prior to the travel date. All prices are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice.
Deposit conditions for certain accommodation and tour products may vary, these are listed in the tour information pack. We will advise you in writing of these conditions at the time of booking.
Final payment is due 30 days prior to the event. No receipts will be issued until final payment is received in our office. Final payment conditions for certain accommodation and tour products may vary however we will advise you in writing of these conditions at the time of final payment. Please note the final payment may vary from the original booking price or quote if the product is subject to exchange rate fluctuations or price rises by wholesalers or other suppliers.
Please note that a card fee will be applied to credit card payment amounts. We will inform you of the credit card fee charges before the payment is made.
The fees cover a range of costs associated with processing bookings paid for by credit card including the merchant fees of the various credit card companies, payment processing costs, administration costs, the cost of maintaining IT systems used for payment security to minimise card fraud, credit card chargebacks and associated fees.
Payments by money order or direct deposit do not attract any fees.
Standard Cancellation Policy
All bookings cancelled inside 30 days prior to travel are non-refundable
Deposited bookings cancelled 30 or more days prior to travel – the first 25% deposit is non-refundable PLUS you will be charged any cancellation fees that are levied by the hotel or other suppliers.
Fully paid bookings cancelled 30 days or more prior to travel – the first 25% deposit is non-refundable PLUS you will be charged any cancellation fees that are levied by the hotel or other suppliers.
American Express refunds will be less 3.3% as American Express keeps the credit card fee. All other card companies refund the fee.
Cancellation must be in writing and should be addressed to TBRI who will handle the booking.
Special Cancellation Conditions
Certain accommodation and tour products will apply additional cancellation charges. These cancellation conditions and costs will be clearly advised to you in writing at the time of booking.
Any amendments made to confirmed bookings will incur a fee; bookings of a value over US$1000 a fee of US$50. The fees are charged per amendment. This is in addition to any fees that may be levied by the supplier or airline.
Change of Itinerary After the Tour Has Commenced
Any alteration or cancellation of services after your tour has commenced can incur penalties. There is no refund for unused services.
All refund requests must be in writing, and made direct to TBRI. Claims must be made within 10 days of completion or travel arrangements. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather or illness. These must be claimed through your travel insurance. AUS$50 processing fee applies to all approved refunds. No refunds will be made for services once travel arrangements have commenced. No guarantee is provided or warranted that any refund will be available.
Reporting of Incidents
Any abnormal incidents including injuries, service problems, cancellation of a service or dissatisfaction must be reported to TBRI during the event to allow us an opportunity to rectify the situation or provide assistance.
Validity of Rates
Prices are valid for the dates indicated
All rates are quoted in US dollars, or as otherwise indicated.
Child costs are based on sharing a room with adults and using existing bedding. Cost for additional bedding and rollaways are available on request.
TBRI offers a secure server for your credit card payments. Alternatively, you can send through your credit card details to us, send a money order or make a direct deposit. Contact TBRI to receive more information.
It is extremely important that you take out travel insurance. It is essential that this insurance covers you for involuntary cancellation of your tour (including airfares).
Accommodation is as specified in the accommodation section of our information pack. We reserve the right to offer alternative accommodation of a similar standard in case the accommodation operator overbooks their property or for any reason beyond our control. All rates are subject to change without notice. Not all properties provide instant availability and in these cases TBRI checks availability once we receive the booking request.
Single Supplement Costs
The tour has no single supplement option, all accommodation is twin share.
Ratings are based on supplier inspections. International accommodation rankings vary so our ratings are for guidance only and are not to be construed as AAA endorsement. All maps, photographs, illustrations and computer based graphics are included for general purposes only and are not always indicative of the subject matter. Hotel room photographs (graphics) may not be specific to the actual room occupied. Maps are not to scale.
All quotations are subject to availability of services and are not guaranteed until the booking is confirmed and deposit received.
Inclusions and Exclusions
Prices do include: Accommodation, teachings, breakfast and any other inclusions as specified in writing on the relevant information pack.
Prices do not include: Any costs incurred en-route to and from the destination, meals (except breakfast), alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, items of a personal nature, and personal services not specified as being included in costs in the information pack as specified to the tour.