2017 USA Canada Tour Terms & Conditions

  1. These Terms & Conditions apply to the “USA and Canada Tour” in 2017 (the “Tour”) and are subject to change from time to time and without notice.
  2. Genetic Technologies Limited reserves its right to change these Terms & Conditions at any time and for any reason without notice and accepts no responsibility if such event occurs.  By participating in the Tour, travellers agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions.
  3. All “Tour” information on how to register and promotional material forms part of the Terms & Conditions. Registering for the Tour is deemed acceptance of these Terms & Conditions.
  4. The cost of the Tour will be approximately $10,500 NZD single share and $8,500 NZD twin share.
  5. To register for the Tour, travellers must:
    1. be 21 years of age and over;
    2. send back a completed Tour Registration Form together with a non-refundable NZ$1,000 deposit per person registering;
    3. hold a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after their return arrival date back into Auckland; and
    4. comply with these Terms & Conditions.
  6. Tour numbers are strictly limited. Places will be allocated on a first-in-first served basis.
  7. Genetic Technologies Limited reserves the right to dis-allow any person from travelling in its absolute discretion and without giving reasons cancel, amend or change any aspect of the Tour at any time.
  8. All decisions made by Genetic Technologies Limited are final and no correspondence will be entered into. Cost of passports, visas (where required), gratuities and excess baggage are not included.
  9. The Tour will take place between 22 July 2017 and 2 August 2017.  
  10. The Tour includes all airfares ex-Auckland, accommodation for the duration of the Tour, all domestic travel and transfers in the United States of America and Canada, standard travel insurance for the duration of the Tour, at least 15 main meals while on the Tour and departure tax (when asked, please advise the travel agent of any special dietary requirements each registered Pioneer contractor (“traveller”) may have).  Relevant airline, hotel and transport company terms and conditions will apply.
  11. Phone calls, beverages, in-room mini bar items, room service, laundry and items of a personal nature are not included and are the responsibility of each traveller. Each traveller will need to present a personal credit card at each hotel check-in for any such expenditure.
  12. Travellers are responsible for ensuring all travel documents (such as passports, visas and other travel requirements) are valid for travel to the United States of America and Canada.  Genetic Technologies Limited will not be responsible if for any reason any person is not able to participate in the Tour.
  13. ESTA Visas (United States of America Visa Waiver) and ETA Visas (Canadian Visa Waiver) must be issued for all New Zealand passport holders. If anyone is holding anything other than a New Zealand passport then they may need to check with the US Consulate and the Canadian Consulate and advise Genetic Technologies Limited as Genetic Technologies Limited may be able to assist with visa requirements. 
  14. If a traveller has any criminal convictions at all then they may not be allowed to enter the United States of America or Canada. 
  15. Should a traveller have a criminal conviction they will need to contact the US Consulate and Canadian Consulate to find out the process to obtain a visa.  Please contact House of Travel for further information.
  16. Travel will be undertaken as a tour on a group ticket. No awards or upgrades are available. Travellers must travel outbound with the group flight as allocated by House of Travel.
  17. Any costs associated with changing, add on trips or extended stay are the responsibility of the traveller. Any such changes must be made directly with House of Travel. House of Travel is the preferred provider for this purpose. Should the requested changes alter the Tour ticket or cost, travellers will need to deal directly with House of Travel. Amendment and cancellation penalties may apply.
  18. All travel is subject to availability. Itinerary and Tour prices are subject to change at any time. All prices are quoted in New Zealand Dollars and exclude GST. 
  19. Genetic Technologies Limited, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. and its associated or related companies and agencies shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered or sustained or any liability or cost incurred (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss, personal injury or death, or loss of or damage to any property, including baggage), as a result of or in connection with participation in either the Tour or travel whether due to the negligence or otherwise of the above entities or their servants, agents or employees.   By participating in the Tour, each traveller releases, discharges, indemnifies and holds harmless the above entities and their associated or related companies for any such damage, loss, injuries or liability to person or property.
  20. It is compulsory to have travel insurance for the duration of Tour. The Tour cost includes standard travel insurance for all travellers. A copy of the policy is available on request. This insurance has a NZ$100 plus GST excess per traveller. Completion of insurance documentation will be required by each individual prior to commencement of the Tour. Should travellers have a pre-existing medical condition this will require pre-approval with House of Travel and a surcharge may apply. If a traveller already has travel insurance, the cost of the included travel insurance will be credited back to the traveller. For any extended stay, travel insurance will be the responsibility of each traveller and can be organised with House of Travel.
  21. Tour registrations open on 1 March 2017.
  22. Tour registrations close on 31 March 2017.
  23. A Tour payment schedule will be available and distributed to all travellers after the registration close date.
  24. When final payment for the Tour is due, travellers who are confirmed on the Tour will be invoiced.  The traveller will be required to pay the outstanding amount by direct credit to Genetic Technologies Limited within seven days of the date of the invoice.
  25. All personal information collected will be held by Genetic Technologies Limited at 1 Banks Street, Gisborne or such other place as is notified to an entrant on request for the purposes of marketing relevant products and services to travellers from time to time.  Under the Privacy Act 1993, travellers have the right to access and correct any such personal information.  Travellers may correct any of the details about them by sending an email to events@genetic.co.nz.
  26. The Tour promoter is Genetic Technologies Limited, 1 Banks Street, Gisborne.