Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the relationship between Ideal
Getaways LLC (“Ideal Getaways includes AKA Christy’s Travels, Gigi’s Ideal Getaways ” and/or
“we/us/our”) and you, the purchaser and/or traveler (“Client” and “passenger” and “you/
your”). By planning travel with Ideal Getaways , you agree to be bound by these terms and
acknowledge that Ideal Getaways acts solely as a booking agent for disclosed principal supplier
tour operators, cruise lines, hotels, airlines, air charters, bus companies, ground transportation,
boat purveyors or owners, and other independent contractors providing accommodations,
transportation, and other services (“Supplier(s)”) and is not the source or provider of the travel
services. These terms include warranties and disclaimers and exclusions of liability and may
restrict your rights and remedies and provide protection to Ideal Getaways.
1. USE OF Ideal Getaways SERVICES, ACCESS AND INFORMATION FOR TRAVEL
You warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and possess the legal authority to enter into
this Agreement and to make travel bookings with Ideal getaways You agree to be financially
responsible for all of your travel bookings made on behalf of yourself and any member of your
traveling party and warrant that all information supplied by you on behalf of yourself, members
of your household, or others for whom you are authorized to transact business with us is true
and accurate. You agree that you will only make legitimate reservations or purchases with Ideal
Getaways and its Suppliers, and acknowledge that, without limitation, any speculative, false, or
fraudulent reservation is prohibited.
All bookings are accepted by Ideal Getaways as agent for the travel Suppliers on your itinerary.
Separate Supplier terms and conditions will apply to your reservation and purchase of travel-
related goods and services that you select, and you understand and agree to abide by the terms
and conditions of purchase imposed by any Supplier that you have selected as a service
provider on an itinerary you have approved.
2. PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
You shall be completely responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes, and assessments arising
out of your travel bookings through Ideal Getaways By submitting a credit card authorization
form to Ideal Getaways, you agree to allow Ideal Getaways to use your payment method to
purchase travel products from our Suppliers on your behalf. EXCEPTING IN CASES OF FRAUD,
YOU AGREE NOT TO FILE ANY DISPUTE WITH YOUR BANK OR CREDIT CARD COMPANY TO AVOID
OR VIOLATE ANY BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF Ideal Getaways OR ITS SUPPLIERS,
INCLUDING CANCELLATIONS OR CHANGES OF ITINERARY OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR REASONS
BEYOND THE CONTROL OF Ideal Getaways OR ITS SUPPLIERS. IF YOU ATTEMPT TO
CHARGEBACK, REVERSE OR RECOLLECT A PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED TRIP PAYMENT, Ideal
Getaways RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COLLECT ALL ADDITIONAL COSTS, FEES AND EXPENSES
ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH CHARGEBACK, REVERSAL OR RECOLLECTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ATTORNEY FEES.
All payments for travel are due prior to departure according to each Supplier’s terms and
conditions of booking. You understand that failure to make final payment or any violation of a
Supplier’s conditions of purchase may result in cancellation of your reservations, in your being
denied access to any flights, tours, hotels, cruises, or other travel services, or in your forfeiting
any monies paid for your reservations. In some cases, there is NO REFUND once a booking is
made and under deposit. You may not be entitled to a refund if you change or cancel your travel
plans after confirmation of a booking. All cancellation requests must be sent to Ideal Getaways
in writing. As a result of cancellation, Ideal Getaways and third-party Supplier’s cancellation
penalties will apply. Cancellation fees will be charged to the credit card or other payment
method you authorized to pay for travel services or deducted from the Supplier’s refund.
3. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING TSA AND DHS ACCEPTABLE IDENTIFICATION
It is the responsibility of each Client to obtain and carry a valid passport, visa(s), and all other
documents required by applicable government regulations. When traveling domestically or
internationally, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) advise that everyone carry acceptable identification in order to board
a flight. Acceptable identification can be found at http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/
acceptable-ids; examples are DHS-designated enhanced driver’s license, Passport, a foreign
government passport. The name, date of birth and gender that appears on the identification
card must exactly match the same such data that is listed on airline ticket(s) and booking
records. You acknowledge any failure to strictly comply with these requirements may result in
denied boarding or an undue delay at an airport security checkpoint causing Client to miss
flight(s), and subsequent scheduled travel bookings on cruises and tours.
WHEN YOU RECEIVE ANY AND ALL TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW
AND VERIFY ALL INFORMATION FOR ACCURACY. CONTACT Ideal Getaways IMMEDIATELY IF
CHANGES OR CORRECTIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Ideal Getaways strongly recommends that you take into account that certain countries will not
admit a passenger if their passport expires within six (6) months of the anticipated date of
return. Non-United States citizens may require additional documentation. Client is responsible
to make Ideal Getaways aware when traveling on a passport from a country other than the
United States of America. Ideal Getaways neither controls nor warrants the issuance of visas or
approval of visa waivers related to your travel. Should a visa not be issued, Ideal Getaways is not
responsible for lost payments made toward the contemplated trip. Please note that rules of
each country regarding entry and exit change on a daily basis.
Children and infants also require travel documents. Minors traveling with one parent, and/or
without both parents, may be stopped and not admitted, unless authenticated and verified
consent forms are provided to the authorities; please see https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/
Article-3643 for additional information. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency
requires that for groups of children under age 19 arriving to the United States by land or sea
from contiguous territory and traveling with a school group, religious group, social or cultural
organization, or sports team, may also present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate,
a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Naturalization Certificate. Parental or legal guardian
consent must be provided to the supervising adult/Group Leader in writing.
4. INDIVIDUAL ENTRY AND EXIT REQUIREMENTS
Each country holds different views of past criminal offenses, whether within or outside of their
boundaries. If you have a current or prior criminal offense, contact that country directly for
entry and exit requirements. You can visit the US State Department Website for further
information about these requirements. See, https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html. We do
not inquire about an individual’s criminal record in the interest of respecting our Clients’ privacy.
For example, if traveling to or through Canada, individuals with a Driving While Intoxicated
(DWI) record should review current entry requirements. See: https://www.canada.ca/en/
5. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Federal law prohibits passengers from bringing hazardous materials on the aircraft.
(1) Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in the passenger’s
luggage or on the passenger’s person. A violation can result in five years’ imprisonment and
penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124). Hazardous materials include explosives,
compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radio- active
materials. Examples: Paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles, and
(2) There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and
toilet articles carried in the passenger’s luggage and certain smoking materials carried on the
passenger’s person. For further information, each passenger should contact the relevant airline
representative(s) on their itinerary. Restrictions on hazardous materials are listed http://
6. INSECTICIDE NOTICE
We recommend that you refer to the DOT list of airports in countries that require airlines to
treat the passenger cabin with insecticides prior to the flight or while on the aircraft. This list is
on the DOT’s website and is updated from time to time: http://www.dot.gov/office-policy/
You must have the proper immunizations and health screenings and required documentation of
such immunizations and screenings before travel. Ideal Getaways shall not assume responsibility
for the accuracy of health, vaccination, or documentation prior to departure or upon landing at
the final destination. In some cases, required inoculations must be recorded by Client’s health
practitioner on a valid vaccination certificate, which the Client must carry for proof of
inoculation. If you are concerned about taking any medications or receiving certain inoculations,
check with your health practitioner BEFORE booking. Check the State Department Web site
http://travel.state.gov, for relevant information relating to travel to specific destinations, and
the Center for Disease Control http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/ relating to health issues related to
8. AIR TRAVEL, SCHEDULE RECONFIRMATION, CHECK-IN
Ideal Getaways shall not assume any responsibility for any air schedule changes. In rare
instances, upon departure from a country, certain departure taxes must be paid in cash only,
and may vary in price. Failure to use a reservation may result in automatic cancellation of all
continuing and return flights, as well as forfeiture of airfares.
Airline e-tickets expire a year from issue date unless carrier fare rules in passenger’s itinerary
fare provide otherwise.
Due to enhanced security, it is strongly recommended that you check in a minimum of 2 hours
prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights and 3 hours prior to scheduled departure time
for international flights. Reconfirm flight times at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure
time for domestic flights, and 72 hours prior for international flights.
9. RIGHT TO CORRECT ERRORS/OFFERS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
We reserve the right to correct errors. In the event of any pricing error or omission, we reserve
the right to adjust such pricing or make any other corrections. All offers, incentives and Supplier
promotions are subject to availability and may change without notice. Prospective Clients are
advised to reserve early to avoid disappointment, increases in fares and additional late booking
10. UNUSED ARRANGEMENTS, MINIMUM PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS AND
ALTERATIONS TO BOOKINGS
When tour, cruise or package prices are based on Suppliers’ contract rates, you will not be
entitled to any refund for any unused portion of travel.
Some group tours are based on minimum numbers of passengers traveling; if the number of
passengers falls below the minimum required, a surcharge may be imposed, or the tour may be
canceled. Any cancellations of a tour or package for reason of failing to meet the minimum
traveler requirement will be governed by the tour operator’s cancellation policy.
If you decide to change any portion of your confirmed arrangements prior to departure or
during your trip, we will attempt to assist you. Certain bookings may not be able to be changed.
All requests for changes to a booking must be made in writing to Ideal Getaways.
The Supplier may determine that alterations in itinerary are necessary for any number of
reasons, including but not limited to severe weather. Any alterations to an itinerary are at the
sole discretion of the Supplier, and Ideal Getaways bears no responsibility for any changes.
11. LIMITATIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND DISCLOSURE
Ideal Getaways acts solely as a booking agent for disclosed principal Suppliers and is not the
source or provider of any travel service. Each Supplier is an independent entity with its own
management and is not subject to the control of Ideal Getaways. The Suppliers whose names
appear in travel documentation are those actually responsible for providing the travel services
purchased, and you consent to the use of those Suppliers.
BECAUSE Ideal Getaways ACTS AS AGENT FOR DISCLOSED PRINCIPAL SUPPLIERS AND DOES NOT
HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONTROL THE OPERATIONS OF SUCH INDEPENDENT OPERATORS AND
SUPPLIERS, YOU AGREE THAT Ideal Getaways IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR
PROPERTY DAMAGE, WHICH MAY ARISE OUT OF THESE SERVICES. Ideal Getaways HEREBY
DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR
OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL
CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE GOODS OR
SERVICES PROVIDED BY ANY PRINCIPAL SUPPLIER BOOKING THROUGH Ideal Getaways,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LIABILITY FOR ANY ACT, ERROR, OMISSION, INJURY, LOSS,
ACCIDENT, DELAY OR IRREGULARITY WHICH MAY BE INCURRED THROUGH THE FAULT,
NEGLIGENCE, WILLFUL ACTS, OMISSIONS OR OTHERWISE OF SUCH SUPPLIER, OR OF ANY
SUPPLIER OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SERVANTS, OR REPRESENTATIVES,
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR FAILURE TO DELIVER OR THEIR PARTIAL OR
INADEQUATE DELIVERY OF SERVICES, THEIR CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES, FUEL
INCREASES, BANKRUPTCY, OR CESSATION OF OPERATIONS AND OTHER MATTERS OUTSIDE OF
Ideal Getaways CONTROL, AND YOU HEREBY EXONERATE TROPIGAL FROM ANY LIABILITY WITH
RESPECT TO THE SAME.
Ideal Getaways HAS SOLELY RECEIVED COMMISSION AND FEES FOR TRAVEL TRANSACTIONS
AND CLIENT AGREES AND UNDERSTANDS THAT ANY RECOVERY FROM Ideal getaways WILL BE
LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF COMMISSION AND FEES ACTUALLY RECEIVED BY TROPIGAL.
Travel to certain destinations may involve greater risk than others. Ideal getaways urges Clients
to remain informed on a daily basis as to current news events, as well as to review travel
prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by the United States Government
prior to booking travel to international destinations. Information on health and safety
conditions in various countries and the level of risk associated with travel to particular
international destinations can be found at http://www.state.gov, http://www.tsa.gov, http://
www.dot.gov, http://www.faa.gov, http://www.cdc.gov, and http://www.cbp.gov. The Smart
Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S.
citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information
about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an
emergency. Registration is recommended and provided by going to https://step.state.gov/step/.
BY OFFERING FOR SALE TRAVEL TO PARTICULAR DESTINATIONS, Ideal Getaways DOES NOT
REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT TRAVEL TO SUCH POINTS IS ADVISABLE OR WITHOUT RISK, AND
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR COSTS, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES THAT MAY RESULT FROM TRAVEL TO
SUCH DESTINATIONS. CLIENT’S PARTICIPATION CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH EVENTS AT
CLIENT’S OWN RISK.
In the event of emergent health or safety concerns, once Ideal Getaways has investigated the
prevailing situation, Ideal Getaways shall have the sole and absolute discretion whether to
proceed with any Ideal Getaways escorted trip or private departure, or to make alterations to
13. FORCE MAJEURE
Ideal Getaways will not be in breach of these terms and conditions or otherwise be liable to
you, for any failure or delay in performing an obligation under this Agreement that is due to any
of the following causes, to the extent beyond its reasonable control: acts of God, accident, riots,
war, terrorist act, epidemic, pandemic, quarantine, civil commotion, breakdown of
communication facilities, including web host and internet service provider, breakdown or
malfunction of equipment, destruction of or serious damage to facilities, natural catastrophes
including, but not limited to extreme weather events, floods and volcanic eruptions,
governmental acts or omissions, changes in laws or regulations, national strikes, fire, explosion,
generalized lack of availability of raw materials or energy, and any other unforeseen
circumstance which is beyond the control of Ideal Getaways. THE PURCHASE OF TRAVEL
INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ON ALL TRIPS.
In addition, each of Ideal Getaways Suppliers have terms and conditions which include Force
Majeure provisions. In the event that a Force Majeure event occurs, those Suppliers may be
entitled to, and may in their sole and absolute discretion, vary, postpone or cancel any itinerary
or arrangement in relation to the trip. Payment of any refund to you as a result of the non-
performance of any obligations hereunder shall remain in the sole and absolute discretion of
the Supplier, pursuant to their policies, although Ideal Getaways shall use its reasonable efforts
to secure reimbursement for you where possible.
14. CLIENT CONDUCT
Each participant in any trip escorted by Ideal Getaways is expected to act responsibly and
adhere to all behavior guidelines established by Ideal Getaways and our Suppliers. Ideal
Getaways and all local Suppliers reserve the right to remove you from any facility, hotel or resort
property, tour location or means of transportation if your health or your conduct appears to
endanger yourself or others, disrupts the general well-being of other clients on any element of
your trip or interferes with the operation or security of the places we visit. In any such case,
there will be no refund.
When you book with Ideal Getaways, you accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused
by you. Full payment for any such damage or loss (reasonably estimated if not precisely known)
must be paid directly at the time to the accommodation owner or manager or another Supplier.
You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against
us. We are not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a trip, or
any portion of a trip. You agree not to hold Ideal Getaways or any of its related entities liable
for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Baggage and personal effects are at all
times the sole responsibility of the participant.
15. TRAVEL INSURANCE
Ideal Getaways OFFERS ACCESS TO TRAVEL INSURANCE TO PROTECT PASSENGERS AND THEIR
INVESTMENT IN TRAVEL. UNLESS SPECIFICALLY NOTED, TRAVEL INSURANCE IS NOT INCLUDED IN
THE COST OF CLIENT’S ITINERARY TO PROTECT AGAINST THIRD PARTY SUPPLIER DEFAULT/
BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION, DELAY, INTERRUPTION, MISSED CONNECTION FOR CRUISES,
CANCELLATION, MEDICAL EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION/EVACUATION & REPATRIATION,
BAGGAGE & PERSONAL EFFECTS/LOST LUGGAGE & BAGGAGE DELAY, ILLNESS, JOB LOSS
PROTECTION AND CHANGE OF PLANS, ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISABILITY, TRAVEL ACCIDENT/
SICKNESS MEDICAL EXPENSES, AND MORE. PROPER INSURANCE MAY PROTECT YOU FROM
FINANCIAL LOSS IN ALMOST ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. Without appropriate travel insurance, Client
understands and agrees that if Client cancels or interrupts Client’s travel for any reason,
portions of the trip/tour may not be refunded and Ideal Getaways and travel Suppliers’
cancellation penalties will apply resulting in the loss of monies up to the full cost of Client’s
travel booking and related costs. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to
purchase any other product or service offered by Ideal Getaways , however if you decline to
purchase insurance, Ideal Getaways will require that you execute an insurance waiver. Ideal
Getaways is not a licensed insurance broker, and its advisors are not qualified or authorized to
answer technical questions about benefits, exclusions, and conditions of any of the insurance
offered, nor evaluate the adequacy of the prospective insured’s existing insurance coverage. An
additional charge applies for any travel insurance selected. Ideal Getaways CANNOT
GUARANTEE THAT ANY INSURANCE PROVIDER WILL APPROVE COVERAGE FOR A CLAIM MADE
UNDER THE INSURER’S POLICY AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE EXTENT OF
COVERAGE FOR ANY POLICY IT MAY OFFER OR QUOTE.
16. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS, CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change these Terms and Conditions at any time.
Updated versions of the Terms will be provided to Clients, will be posted on our website and are
effective immediately on posting.
The laws of the State of Georgia govern these Terms and Conditions. You hereby consent to the
exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Haralson County, Georgia in all disputes arising out
of or relating to travel bookings with Ideal Getaways.
If any part of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant
to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations
set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a
valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and
agreement shall continue in effect.
These Terms and Conditions (and any other terms and conditions referenced herein) constitute
the entire agreement between the Client and Ideal Getaways with respect to travel bookings
made with Ideal Getaways by any means, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous
communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between Client and Ideal
Getaways with respect to communications with Ideal Getaways. A printed version of this
agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or
administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms and Conditions to the same
extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally
generated and maintained in printed form.