Cost per person based on double occupancy $5,175.00
Single Room supplement $930.00
Deposits of $500 (check only) will be accepted on a first come first serve basis beginning October 1, 2008 until all 30 places are filled. Balance due upon receipt of invoice, 90 days before departure. ATA will accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express for final payment. If final payment is not received by 60 days prior to departure, your space is subject to cancellation.
An Egyptian visa is mandatory for this trip. In addition, your passport must be still valid for at least six months and have an empty page to stamp the visa.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Mathematical Association of America (MAA) or Academic Travel Abroad, Inc. (ATA). After confirmation on the tour, a nonrefundable processing fee of $200 per person will be charged upon written cancellation. Written cancellation between 90-61 days of departure: full refund, minus your deposit (including nonrefundable processing fee). Written cancellation between 60 and 30 days prior to departure: 50% refund of the tour price. Written cancellation within 30 days prior to departure: no refund. Reservations are not transferable without the explicit approval of MAA and ATA.
Cancellation on day of departure or after tour departs: no refund. No refund for unused portions of tour, including, but not limited to, missed meals, hotel nights and sightseeing. Cancellation of program by MAA and ATA: full refund. Cancellation of the program after departure by MAA or ATA: full refund of all land fees, less the cost of service up to the time of the groupís return. NOTE: Neither MAA nor ATA accepts liability for any airline cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a nonrefundable airline ticket to the tour departure city and return. We strongly urge applicants to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance.
While every effort will be made to carry out the program as planned, the itinerary as described is subject to modification and change by MAA and ATA.
We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance, which is available for coverage of expenses in conjunction with cancellation due to illness or accident. Baggage insurance is also recommended. In the event that you must cancel your participation in a travel program, trip cancellation insurance may be the only source of reimbursement. We will send you a brochure from Travel Insurance Services, or you may obtain coverage through a company of your choice. $150,000 of flight insurance is automatically provided with each ticket written by Academic Travel Abroad, Inc.
To enjoy your travels to the fullest you should be in good physical and mental health. Any physical condition requiring special attention, diets, or treatment must be reported in writing when the reservation is made. We reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a tour member should such a person's health, mental condition, physical infirmity, or attitude jeopardize the operation of the tour or the enjoyment of other participants.
ATA and MAA act only as agents for the passenger with respect to all transportation, hotels, and all matters of reservations and tour operation. We and our agents accept no responsibility for loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or irregularity, expense or liability caused by the defect of any vehicle or negligence or default of any independent contractors, their employees, agents, or representatives. Nor do we accept responsibility for losses or delays arising from sickness, pilferage, acts of terrorism, weather conditions or acts of God. All such losses or expenses shall be borne by the tour participant. We reserve the right to cancel any tour prior to departure in which case the entire payment will be refunded without further obligation on our part. We likewise reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any tour participant at any time without being under any obligation to assign any reason therefor. In the event of the exercise of this right, we shall be under no liability to such person(s) except to refund such amount as our absolute discretion deems reasonable to attribute to the uncompleted portion of the tour. Baggage is carried at the owner's risk entirely. It is understood that air, ship or train tickets when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the passenger and carrier concerned. The airlines and all other transportation companies involved in this tour are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time the passengers are not on board their plane or conveyances. All services are subject to the laws of the country in which they are rendered. The tour participant agrees on behalf of himself, his dependents, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to abide by the above conditions and to release and hold harmless, ATA, MAA, and any of their representatives from any and all liability for any delays, damage, loss, injury or death occurring in relation to this tour.
ATA is a participant in the California Seller of Travel program. California law requires that certain sellers of travel have a trust account or bond. ATA has a trust account. ATA is not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation.