Book Your Tour
Once you are ready to book we will put you in touch with the office staff to book you on your trip. This team is based in our office in Newfoundland and will work with you from the time you book, through to your departure on the workshop.
This team will also be my liaison while we are on the trip together. They are there to help us make sure all the logistics are taken care of, and our time together runs smoothly.
Insurance - we strongly suggest that all travelers purchase travel insurance when attending one of our workshops or tours. There are many options available and you should consult Merit Travel when you are booking your flights.
Tour Photography Leaders - If for some reason one of our photography leaders cannot make a trip, we will substitute a photography leader that we believe is of the same caliber or better. If a change happens you will be notified of this change.
Flight Delays and Cancellations - Due to unforeseen circumstances that sometimes arise, please be aware that we do not reimburse you for extra nights incurred for delays beyond our control. Mother Nature, Airline delays, Ground Transportation issues that occur before our workshop begins or ends.
Vaccinations - We strongly urge all travelers to check with your local doctor prior to departing for a foreign land. Different countries require different vaccinations and it is your responsibility to ensure you are protected.
Changes - We reserve the right to make changes to hotels and transportation for a trip that we are running.
PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO CANADA:
Deposits - There is a required deposit for any of our photo workshops and tours that are created by the tour companies that hire us. The standard deposit for all our photo tours is $750 or $1000 unless otherwise stated in the description of the individual photo tours. These deposits are paid to our office staff who will manage your booking process for you.
Deposits are non-refundable unless your spot is sold after you cancel, or if we ever have to cancel the workshop or tour.
The balance of all moneys to be paid for each photo tour is due 90 to 120 days prior to travel. Please see the details of each workshop or tour. All balances are paid to Merit Travel.
Trip Cancellation - All our photo tours are planned months or years in advance. In doing this, they are securing hotels and other various logistical support in advance of your photo tour with us. In almost all cases your deposits are non-refundable, and in some cases partially refundable. Therefore if you sign up for a photo tour or workshop, and have to cancel for some reason, the schedule below will give you a guideline of the money you will be refunded by the tour companies. However, if we can resell your spot to someone else, you will receive a 100% refund for all monies paid, less administration fees as outlined below.
It is best to discuss the refund policy and what travelers insurance will cover with our travel partners, Merit Travel.
Refund Schedule Guideline - If you cancel longer than 90 days before the tour you will normally receive any money paid on top of the deposit. Deposits are non refundable unless we can sell your spot. If we do resell your spot, you will receive a full refund
If you cancel less than 90 days prior to departure you will not receive a refund unless we can resell your spot.
Any money refunded will be subject to a cancellation fee of $50 to cover administration costs and banking fees.
If you have to cancel, and would still like to attend this workshop the following year, or another workshop, we will apply the funds to that trip.
Please contact us if you have any questions.