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Brussels Gay Ski Week

!!! Ski Week fully booked !!!

 

9th edition – “La Folie Douce” is waiting for us!

 

Ever been to “La Folie Douce”?

Of course we have! We all know the famous place between Val d’Isère and Tignes where we’re able to enjoy a drink or a meal in a middle of a ski day. And, for sure, it won’t be the only place we’ll enjoy during this 9th edition of the Brussels Gay Ski Week!

(Re)discovering the slopes of the wonderful resort of Tignes-Val d’Isère 300 km of slopes, climbing till 3450 m high, loads of snow, we’re pretty sure there is no need to tell you anyone can find his way in Tignes.

This time, we’ll be lodging in a small Cap’Vacances Club in the village of Tignes-le-Lac.

 

The ninth edition of the Brussels Gay Ski Week will take place from 21 to 28 March 2020. The number of places available is limited, therefore, don’t hesitate and register to THE week of the year.

Caution! No more triple room available.
  • Practical information
  • Terms & Conditions

When? 21-28 March 2020

Where? Tignes (Savoie, France)

How much? 1 135 € all included!

 

What’s included?

As every year, we propose an “All Included” formula. Included in the price:

- Transportation by Thalys from Brussels to Bourg-Saint-Maurice
- Transfer from the station to the hotel
- Lodging in double or twin room
- Full board (from Saturday night’s diner to the next Saturday’s breakfast)
- 6 days ski rental (ski, shoes and sticks)
- 6 days skipass (from Sunday till Friday) Tignes-Val d’Isère
- Local taxes

 

A deposit of 357 € has to be paid upon reservation, the balance will have to be paid on 22.01.2020.

 

Above of all that you can choose some extra options (those one will be charged):

- Improvement ski material “Sensation”: 12 €
- Improvement ski material “Performance”: 16 €
- Insurance SnowCard: 30 €

 

You can get some discount on the moment of the balance payment if:

- You’ll go on your own (no train): 150 €
- You have your own ski material: 60 €

 

Travel organised by HolidayPride, travel agency (Licence A5542), Avenue Louise, 51 – 1000 Brussels (Belgium) exclusively for Brussels Gay Sports.

Specific sales conditions

 

BGS non-profit organisation organises this ski-week, in partnership with Holidaypride Ltd. acting as the travel agency for this trip. The agency’s General sales conditions will be applied.

BGS non-profit organisation has the right to cancel the trip when the minimum number of inscriptions is not reached on the day as agreed with the travel agency. In the case, the advance will be reimbursed to the member.

 

Advance

The advance represents 1/3 of the total price for the trip, with a minimum of 100 € per personne, except a higher amount will be stated in the Travel Agency’s Specific sales conditions. Whenever a train or flight ticket will be booked, the total price has to be paid immediately.

Except if mentionned otherwise on the orderform, final balance is due 30 days before departure, travel documents will then be delivered 7 or 10 days before the exact day of departure.

Holidaypride will not deliver the travel documents, when the final balance remains unpaid. In that case Holidaypride will keep the advance and whenever the member does not answer the invitation to pay or to pick up the travel documents, cancellation fees will have to be entirely paid.

 

File fees

Every time a new file will is created, file fees will be charged. The amount will be mentioned on the order form. File fees will be. Price list is available at the travel agency Holidaypride. File fees will not be reimbursed when the trip is cancelled.

 

File on request

Booking is definitive for specific services ‘on request’, when availability is confirmed by the service provider. When the services are unavailable, the advance will be reimbursed, after deduction of the file fees.

By signing the order form undersigned agrees with a full representation mandate for the travel agency, serving as the intermediate, and this for all contact with providers and organising bodies. More specifically, the travel agency can sign the delivered travel document(s) in his/her name.

A legal warranty guarantees our professional engagements according to the conditions as stated in the Royal Decree of 30.06.1966 and modified by the R.D. of 01.02.1975. Discussion is only possible after a registered letter putting in default, sent to the French Community commission for Tourism, Rue des Palais, 42 - 1030 Brussels, within 12 months after the execution of services resulting in this debt.

Every unpaid invoice will, legally and without formal notice, result in a delay interest of 1, 5 % per month. The amount of an unpaid invoice will raise with 10 % or with a minimum of 50 € (a maximum of 500 €) within 30 days after the invoice was due, this interest is justified as the damage caused, is mutually agreed on when delay in payment is identified, independently from conventional interests of 18 % in similar cases. The traveller can claim a similar indemnity when the vendor does not fulfil his obligations.

Brussels courts will be competent when litigation is identified and when the Litigation Commission does not have the required competences.

 

Cancellation conditions

Holidaypride cannot be held responsible for delays our cancellation in transport caused by ‘force majeure’. Fees resulting from these delays (meals, hotel,...) cannot be covered by Holidaypride.

Cancellation conditions for files concluded in a travel agency and when Holidaypride is intermediate are.

Whenever the traveller cancels the trip, he/she will have to refer to the service provider. For example, Holidaypride will claim 10 % of the total price of the trip, with a minimum of 50 €. File fees as mentioned on the order form will not be reimbursed when the traveller cancels.

Cancellation conditions for files when Holidaypride organises the trip, except if stated differently on the order form.

According to article 13, cancellation conditions are fixed as follows:

  • 50 € per person, if cancellation is done 56 days before departure;
  • 25 % with a minimum of 150 € per person, if cancellation is done between 55 and 30 days before departure;
  • 50 % of the total price of the trip with a minimum of 300 € per person, if cancellation is done between 29 and 9 days before departure;
  • 75 % with a minimum of 400€ per person, when cancellation is done between 8 days and 72 hours before departure;
  • Less than 72 hours before departure or in case of ‘no show’: 100 %.

When the traveller modifies the file and Holidaypride organises the trip, except if stated differently on the order form.

  • 50 € per person for every modification upon the traveller’s request and this 30 days before departure;
  • See cancellation conditions for all modifications within 29 days before departure.

Cancellation and modification conditions will not be applied to flight and train tickets, tickets related to ski-pass. Here for, the specific cancellation conditions of the organising companies will be applied.

 

General conditions of the Commission for Travel Litigation

 

Article 1: Application

According to the Law of 16/02/1994 about the Contracts for Travel Organisation and Intermediate, general conditions will be applied to all contracts related to the organisation of trips. No common law can be applied and all contracts from the travel intermediates will be ruled by the specific dispositions in above mentioned law.

 

Article 2: Promotion and offer

1. All information in the travel brochure contracts the travel organiser or intermediate who published the brochure, except when:

a) Modifications are clearly communicated to the traveller, in a written way and before the contract is concluded;

b) Modifications occur after concluding the contract, upon written agreement of both parties.

2. The organiser and/or intermediate of the trip is forced to temporally or definitively cancel an offer.

3. When the offer in the brochure depends on availability.

 

Article 3: Information coming from the travel organiser and/or intermediate

The travel organiser and/or intermediate are held to:

1. Communicate in a written way before the contract between travel organisation and/or intermediate is signed about:

  • General information related to visa and passport, as well as sanitary formalities regarding travelling and lodging, so the traveller can assemble all the necessary documents. Non Belgian nationals are invited to get the required information from the competent authorities.
  • All information related to subscription of insurances and/or travel assistance.

2. Deliver in a written way and with a final deadline of 7 calendar days before departure the following information:

  • Time schedule, stop-over, connecting flights and if possible, seats to be occupied by the traveller.
  • Name, address and telephone/fax number from the local representative of the travel organiser and/or intermediate, or from the local organisations able to help in case of problems, or direct information from the travel intermediate.
  • Information enabling to establish a direct contact with a minor child abroad or with a local correspondent.

The 7 calendar days deadline as stated in above paragraph is not valid when the contract is concluded late.

 

Article 4: Information to be provided by the traveller

The traveller must provide all useful information the travel organiser and/or intermediate requires. The travel organiser and/or intermediate can charge the extra fees they will have to pay caused by wrong information provided by the traveller.

 

Article 5: Conception of the contract

1. Conform to legislation, the travel organiser and/or intermediate hands over an order form to the traveller upon booking.

2. The contract about the organisation of the trip will be valid from the day the traveller or the intermediate – whenever they act in the act of the traveller – receives a written confirmation of booking from the travel organiser.

3. Whenever the content of the order form is different from the booking confirmation, or whenever the booking is not confirmed within 21 days counting the day the order form is signed, the traveller can presume the trip is not booked and can claim an immediate reimbursement of all the amounts already paid.

 

Article 6: Price of the trip

1. The price will be agreed on in the contract, is fix and includes all proposed services, except when a material failure occurs.

2. (OPTION) the agreed price can raise or fall until 21 calendar days before the foreseen departure, whenever this change is due to a modification:

  • Of the exchange rates related to the trip and/or
  • Transport fees, including the price of fuel and/or
  • Taxes related to specific services.

When the total cost raises with more than 10 %, the traveller can resign the contract without any fees. In that case, the traveller can claim an immediate reimbursement of all the amounts already paid from the travel organiser.

Modification in price will be applied proportionally and on the respective services sensitive to price changes.

3. Price and tariffs for a stay and for services abroad are based on the exchange rate of the publishing date of the brochure; transport fees on the day of ticket confirmation, and for charter flights in particular, price will be based on the mean fuel price upon publication of the brochure.

 

Article 7: Payment of the trip

1. The traveller pays the total price for the trip, with a minimum considered to be an advance (see specific sales conditions) upon signature of the order form, except for renting and if a different agreement is settled, (see specific sales conditions).

2. The traveller pays the final balance at least one month before departure date on one condition : the traveller must have received anteriorly or simultaneously a written confirmation of the trip and of the travel documents.

3. When booking takes place within one month before the departure date, total price for the trip will be required.

 

Article 8: Overdraagbaarheid van de boeking

1. Before the start of the trip, a traveller can transfer his booking to a third party, who will have to fulfil all conditions of the contract for the organisation of the trip. The original traveller must inform the travel organiser and if necessary the travel intermediate, within a sufficient delay before departure.

2. The original and new traveller are responsible for payment of the total price of the trip as well as for the transfer fees.

 

Article 9: Other modifications made by the traveller

The travel organiser and/or intermediate can claim from the traveller all extra fees resulting from any modifications the traveller asked for.

 

Article 10: Modifications before departure, introduced by the travel organiser

1. If it’s know that one of the essentials elements in the contract cannot be executed before departure, the travel organiser must inform the traveller as soon as possible, in any way before departure. The traveller needs to be informed about the possibility of resigning the contract without penalty fees, except if the traveller accepts the modifications the travel organiser proposes.

2. The traveller has to inform the intermediate or travel organiser within the shortest possible notice – before departure in any way – about his/ her decision.

3. When the traveller accepts the modification, a new contract has to be settled or an appendix to the contract must be add, mentioning the modifications as well as the influence on the total cost price.

4. When the traveller does not accept the modifications, he/she can ask for application of article 11.

 

Article 11: Resignation of the contract before departure by the travel organiser

1. If the organiser resigns the contract before departure for any circumstances the traveller cannot be responsible for, he or she can choose between:

a) Another trip from the a similar or superior quality, without extra fees; if the proposed trip is from an inferior quality, the travel organiser will have to reimburse the price difference without the shortest possible notice;

b) A complete reimbursement, within the shortest possible notice, of all the already paid amounts related to the contract.

2. The traveller can also claim indemnities for the non-execution of the contract, except:

a) If the travel organiser cancels the trip because the number of participants, as stated in the contract and necessary to execute the contract, is not reached and when the traveller is informed about this, written and the way as stated in the contract and at least 15 calendar days before departure;

b) Whenever the trip is cancelled because of ‘force majeure’; overbooking cannot be a reason. ‘Force majeure’ means abnormal and unexpected circumstances, independent from the will of the person evoking and when the consequences could not be avoid, even when all measures are taken to prevent.

 

Article 12: Partly or complete non-execution of the trip

1. When a part of the services stated in the contract cannot be executed during the trip, the travel organiser will take all necessary measures in order to offer the best and appropriate substitutes, free from charges, so the trip can continue.

2. When differences occur between foreseen and offered services, the traveller can receive indemnities compensating the differences..

3. If these arrangements seem to be impossible or when the traveller does not accept them for valid reasons, the travel organiser is held to organise a transport bringing the traveller back to his/her starting point. If this seems to be impossible, the traveller receives an indemnity.

 

Article 13: Resignation by the traveller

The traveller can at any time resign the contract, completely or partly. If the traveller resigns the contract for reasons he/she is responsible for, he/she will pay an indemnity to the travel organiser or travel intermediate for all the prejudices caused by the resignation. Indemnities can be of a fixed amount and can be of a maximum amount of one time the price of the trip.

 

Article 14: Responsibilities of the travel organiser

1. The travel organiser is responsible for a good execution of the trip, according to what the traveller can reasonably expect, based on what is stated in the contract proposed by the travel organiser. The travel organiser is responsible for all the obligations linked to the propositions in the contract, no matter if the services are to be provided by the travel organiser itself or by another provider and this without prejudice of the right to pursue the other service providers for their responsibility.

2. The travel organiser is responsible for all actions and failures from his employees and representatives during the execution of their tasks as well as for its own actions and failures.

3. If an international convention is to be applied on services provided in the contract, the responsibility of the travel organiser will be limited or even excluded, accordingly the convention.

4. If the travel organiser does not provide the services foreseen in the contract by itself, the indemnities the organiser will have to pay for any material or emotional loss is limited to two times the total price of the trip.

5. For all other case, art. 18 and 19 of the law mentioned in article 1 will be applied.

 

Article 15: Responsibilities of the traveller

The traveller will be held responsible for all damage caused to the traveller organiser and/or travel intermediate, by his/her own failure or when he/she does not fulfil all conditions of the contract. Failure is measured according to normal behaviour of a traveller.

 

Article 16: Treatment of complaints

Before departure:

1. Complaints from before execution of the travel contract are to be send to the travel organiser or intermediate, by registered mail or with a proof of reception, as soon as possible.

During the trip:

2. Complaints occurring during the execution of the contract have to mention locally as soon as possible and in the appropriate way so it can be used as proof material in order to search for a solution.

The traveller will have to contact the following parties in the following order: the representative of the travel organiser or the representative of the travel intermediate, more directly the travel intermediate and finally the travel organiser.

After the trip:

3. If it’s impossible to introduce complaints locally, or if they are not resolved in a satisfying way, the traveller can introduce the complaint s within one month after the end of the trip to the following parties: the intermediate or the travel organiser and by registered mail or with proof of reception.

 

Article 17: Travel Litigation Commission for Travel Litigation

1. ‘Litigation’ occurs whenever complaints cannot be solved upon mutual agreement or when they remain unsolved within 4 months after the end of the provide service(s), when the travel contract has never been executed.

2. Each litigation occurring after the contract was concluded, related to that contract and involving a traveller, can be treated by the Commission for Travel Litigation non-profit, upon request of the demanding party, except when litigation is about physical damage. If the defender is also consumer, he/she can fight the treatment by the Commission for travel Litigation. Here fore, he/she must inform the secretariat of the Commission for Travel Litigation within 15 calendar, counting from the day the defending party introduced the file concerning the litigation at the Commission for Travel Litigation, by registered mail, stating that he/she does not wish the file to be treated by the Commission.

3. Procedure and decisions are accordingly Litigation Rules and disposition of Legal Code concerning judgement (art. 1676 till 1723 included). A decision concerns both parties without possibility to appeal. A fee will be claimed to treat litigation; the fee is settled by the Litigation Rules.

4. Application of general conditions means acceptation of all rules and decisions from the Commission for Travel Litigation non-profit, and in particular Litigation Rules.

5. The address of the Commission for Travel Litigation non-profit is: Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 16 - 1000 Brussels.

Contact

For more information on the Brussels Gay Ski Week, please contact Laurent.

ski@bgs.org

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