Terms and Conditions

1. Tour Price Includes:
  • Transpacific round trip airfare from the gateway cities.
  • All intra-China transportation.
  • Accommodations at 4 or 5-star deluxe hotels (or local best); 5-Star cruisers for Yangtze River Cruise.
  • Comprehensive sightseeing of each city.
  • Entrance fees to selected sights and activities in the package.
  • The meals showing in each travel package.
  • English guided sightseeing, specified cultural entertainment.
  • Traveling Chinese Training (Not every customer needs it).
  • Culture and custom briefing (Not every customer needs it).
  • Travel Protection Insurance provided for your worry-free vacation at no additional cost, if you make your final payment at least 50 days prior to the departure date (Not every package includes travel insurance, always check with us before booking).
  • Name badge and luggage tag provided for your convenience.

2. Tour Price Does Not Include:
Air fare from your hometown to the gateway city. Prices listed in the packages are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change. Insurance Premiums. Airport taxes, fuel surcharges & September 11th Security Fee, optional tours, International airport embarkation taxes. All personal expenses such as passport, China visa processing, laundry, extra meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in the itinerary, travel insurance, optional sightseeing tours, tips to restaurant and hotel waiters, chambermaids and porters, gratuity or tips for tour director, local guides and drivers, communication charges, excess baggage fees, international, internal or any other airfares not listed as included with the tour, transportation to departure point or hotels before or after the tour. Port charges and gratuities to crew are not included on cruises.


3. Reservation, Deposit and Final Payment:
Deposit of US$350 per person MUST be received together with a completed Reservation Form and your Passport, signed visa application and one passport-size photo.

Failing to receive your deposit, we will release your hotel and air space due to the critical demand for hotel rooms and transpacific air space.
Final payment must be received 50 days prior to departure date. Final payment not received by the due date will be subject to cancellation and your deposit will be forfeited. In the event that the reservation is made less than 50 days before the trip, full payments are due immediately.


4. Cancellation:   
All cancellations must be in writing and may be sent by either of the following methods:
1) E-mail:
travel@bbmenterprises.com
2) Fax: 775-239-5075
3) Regular Mail: P.O. Box 2055, Louisa, VA 23093

Upon the receipt of your written notice, cancellation penalties apply as follows:    
              

60+ days before departure ……………………………you will forfeit 15% of the tour price or air ticket price if you only ordered the air ticket from us
30-60 days before departure.……………………….…you will forfeit 25% of the tour price or air ticket price if you only ordered the air ticket from us
15-30 days before departure.……………………….…you will forfeit 50% of the tour price or air ticket price if you only ordered the air ticket from us

3-14 days before departure.………………………….. you will forfeit 70% of the tour price or air ticket price if you only ordered the air ticket from us

3 days within or after departure date: 100% forfeiture of the tour price (or air ticket price) per person

The above  cancellation penalty also applies to Transfer of Tour or Departure Date if your deposit has already been received and processed by our office.
If your cancellation affects the price of your roommate, such as forcing them to pay a single supplement, we will deduct this amount from your refund in addition to your own cancellation penalty.      

                                                                                                        

5. Travel Insurance
The traveler should be responsible for having adequate travel insurance including provision for cancellation, hospitalization and medical expenses, repatriation and loss of baggage. Please note that BBME and its suppliers' staff are not trained in first aid.


6. Travel Documents:
Passports of at least 6 months validity are required. All document/tickets will be issued under your passport name. All applications must be forwarded to the Chinese consulate for their approval. We cannot guarantee the acceptance of your visa application. BBME shall assume no responsibility however should a traveler with valid traveling documents and valid visa be refused entrance by customs or immigration officials. No refunds or transfers can be made. If you are applying for your own China visa, a copy of your passport should be sent to BBME.



7. Baggage:
BBME is not responsible for damaged or lost baggage, or for excess baggage fees incurred on tour but will be at owner’s risk throughout. Baggage allowance differs for transpacific and China sections of your tour. If the tour you join has flights within China, only one checked baggage plus one carry-on is allowed per person. However, on your return flight home from China, transpacific allowance is two pieces of checked baggage, overall dimensions not to equal more than 107" and neither piece to exceed 62" (sum of Length+Width+Height) plus one carry-on (22"x14"x9" size limit) per person. Each piece of checked baggage cannot exceed more than 44 pounds per person and the one carry-on cannot exceed 10 pounds per person. Baggage in excess of one piece per person will result in excess baggage fees to be paid immediately. Any claims on damaged or lost baggage should be filed with the transportation company on the spot.


8. Health:
In order to ensure smooth operation of the tours , BBME or the Chinese handling travel agency requires exclusion of any person whose health condition makes them unsuitable for long trips due to mental illness, serious chronic or contagious disease, advanced pregnancy, senility or infirmity.  


9. Refund on Unused or Changed Tour Arrangements:
Portions of the transpacific air tickets, land arrangements, of hotel accommodations, or of any other service or feature of the tour that are not used are neither refundable nor exchangeable.


10. Air Transportation
:
All air transportation is via specified airlines and is based on special fares for round-trip open-jaw individual and group travel. All airfares and rules are subject to change without notice. Tour fare does not include any increase in airfare due to increases in fuel cost and or for any other reason.

We endeavors to follow the itineraries precisely; however, if flights are not available at the scheduled time, we reserve the right to modify air and land arrangements for smooth operation of the tour. For any tour, we reserve the right to cancel the tour.

 

11. DOMESTIC TRANSPORTATION, ITINERARIES, MEALS, ACCOMMODATIONS & TOURS IN CHINA:

China domestic airfares are subject to change. However, if it becomes necessary for the means of transportation and any other services to be changed, or for the tour to be prolonged through circumstances beyond the control of the Chinese handling travel agencies, any additional tour cost must be borne by the passenger and is payable immediately.

No individual itinerary changes are permitted after the bookiing confirmation.

In China, meals are only served as specified in the itinerary.

A
ccommodations are based on double occupancy, we, BBM Enterprises, cannot control the selection of hotels or assignment of rooms. Cruise accommodations are based on double occupancy of twin-bedded stateroom with private bath. All ships are of People’s Republic of China registry.

 

On occasion when accommodations must be assigned on a shared basis due to insufficiency of single rooms, an appropriate refund will be made after returning to the United States.

Hotels are subject to change. Substitutions, if any, are same class to listed hotels.

Due to occasional flight delays, some sightseeing tours might not be able to be scheduled. Also, cultural and acrobatic shows might not be available during the holidays and seasonal recess. The cruise between Wuxi and Suzhou will operate only with 10 or more tour participants; alternate transportation arrangements will be made accordingly.


12. TRAVEL ESCORT SERVICE

A bilingual tour manager throughout China will escort a group size of 10 or more participants. For less than 10 participants, the tour will be locally hosted.

               


13. SHOPPING:
Although the Tour Director will be happy to assist you with any shopping requirements, BBME does not take any responsibility for any items purchased at shops on the tour. Any after sales correspondence must be between the passenger and the shops.



14. RESPONSIBILITY:

By utilizing the services of the suppliers, you agree that neither BBME nor any subsidiary or affiliate of BBME shall be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident or delay incurred by you or those traveling with you in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services resulting directly or indirectly from any acts or default of the suppliers or from any occurrence or condition beyond the control of BBME, including defects in vehicles or breakdown in equipment. Nor shall BBME be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, or delay resulting directly or indirectly from delays, cancellations or changes in flights, itineraries, schedules, steamers or other services, strikes, theft, sickness, weather, quarantine or other causes. All tour itineraries and fares may be affected by alterations or delays in air or surface transportation services of the various countries. BBME reserves the right to withdraw any tour in this program and to make such alterations in the itineraries as may be found desirable for the convenience of the parties or the proper operation of the tour. BBME reserves the right to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of the tour party at any time.
All tour fares shown, except in China, are based on the present value of foreign currencies in relation to the US dollar and on current tariffs and are subject to change. Tour fares are subject to adjustment. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure for any reason. In such case, a full refund of all payments will constitute the full settlement with the passenger. In such cases, full or equitable amount will be refunded, but not to exceed the amount paid by passengers.
The Chinese handling travel agencies reserve the right to make alterations or adjustments in the itineraries as to destinations, transportation, accommodation and all other services. Neither BBME nor any subsidiary or affiliate of BBME shall be responsible for any such alterations made by BBME or the Chinese handling travel agency.
The General Conditions under which you agree to utilize the services of BBME in arranging the tours on this website may not be amended in any way except in writing signed by an authorized officer of BBME. Upon payment of a deposit, tour participants indicate acceptance of the above terms and conditions.


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