What is GTI Tours?
GTI Tours is an independent touring and travel company specialising in sports group touring for all sports and at all levels, including national, professional, youth, senior, corporate and open.
GTI Tours was established for sports teams in 1996 by Con Athanasiou as an inbound tour operator in Australia
to handle local arrangements, assistance and ground support with training camps, competitions, and hospitality.
Fully travel agent licensed and IATA accredited as well as AFTA member and TCF Protected.
We can offer complete sports training travel services including planning and reservations
throughout the world and from beginner through to Olympic level.
For 2007 we are proud to be associated with some of the biggest youth tournaments in the
world, as well as offer our newest range of tours for senior sports people.
GTI Tours has defined its Mission as:
"... to enhance the value and pleasure of your travel & touring experiences,
through the provision of distinctive, quality, and culturally diverse
travel products and hospitality services "
in Prices and Itineraries: Prices are based on tariffs current at 1 May
In this time of escalating prices and economic instability, it is impossible
to foreshadow accurately
fluctuations in exchange rates or increases to the cost elements of the
tour, such as increases in
airfares, fuel, airport charges, hotelier rates and other service providers
tariffs. In the event of
such fluctuations or increases affecting the prices which we pay for transportation,
accommodation, and services generally, we reserve the right to adjust our
prices as may be
necessary at any time up to and including the day of departure of your
tour, even though the final
payment may have been made. If we are forced to changeyour booking or part
of it for reasons
beyond our control, for instance an airline changes its timetable
or if a hotelier overbooks his
hotel accommodation, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary and will
give you,notice thereof,
including any consequent changes in price. In the event that any one change
or series of
changes to your itinerary demonstrates that your tour has thereby become
from that contemplated prior to the change or changes being effected and
in respect of which we
have already accepted your deposit or balance payment, you have the right
to ask for a
rearrangement or to withdraw from the tour and monies already paid will
be refunded less any
charges levied by suppliers.
Deposits and balance payment: A deposit of 25% of total cost is payable
Balance payments are to reach GTI Tours no later than 30 days prior to
If for any reason your balance payment is not received by this due date,
we reserve the right to
treat your booking as cancelled and to apply the appropriate cancellation
charges, and the
deposit is forfeited.
Cancellation: Should you, or a member of your party, be forced to cancel,
you must advise
GTI Tours in writing. The letter should be signed by the person who made
the original booking.
Cancellations are subject to a charge to cover our estimated costs
* Up to 30 days prior to departure - A$ 100 per person
* Within 30 days of departure - A$ 100 per person plus any charges levied
by ground operators
If applicable, any other amounts, as required by Airline Tariff Regulations.
No refund is available for cancellations after the tour
has commenced, or in respect of
any tours, accommodation, meals or any other services not utilised.
Amendments: After payment of deposit, an
amendment fee of A$ 50 per person shall apply, in
addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground operators and airlines.
Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that, at the time of booking,
you purchase a travel
insurance policy of your choice.
Health and Immigration: Passengers should familiarise themselves with
any health or visa
requirements that may be applicable in the areas they intend visiting,
and they shall be
responsible for all exit, entry, health and other documents required by
laws, regulations, orders,
demands or requirements of the countries visited or transited. Each person
shall carry a valid
passport at all times. Kindly note that the passport and visa requirements
are not our
responsibility, and we are not liable for any loss or expense due to a
passenger’s failure to
comply with the above.
Travel and accommodation: It is important to note that all bookings
with GTI Tours are
subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed
by airlines, coach
operators, hoteliers and other service providers including, but not limited
to, shipping, rail,
car hire and restaurant operators, whose services we utilise, some of which
limit or exclude
liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage
Not included in price of tour: Items of a personal nature such as laundry,
taxis outside of
regular transfers provided, telephone calls, excess baggage charges, personal
insurance, postage and cables, drinks, room service, meals (unless specified).
Booking arrangements: All booking arrangements are to be made through
GTI Tours, or
alternatively your Travel Agent, and the person effecting a booking shall
be deemed to have
accepted the Booking Terms on behalf of all persons named in the booking.
The contract will be
governed by and subject to the Booking Terms. No variations of the Booking
Terms shall be of
any effect unless made in writing and with the authority of GTI Tours.
All communications from
us will be sent to you, or your Agent. Your Agent shall, on the receipt
of any tour monies, hold
such monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking
is confirmed, as
which time those monies shall be promptly remitted by your Agent to us.
Liability of GTI Tours:
GTI Tours shall assume responsibility for damage incurred by the client
due to wilful or negligent
acts on the part of GTI Tours in charge of tour arrangements during the
course of the execution
of the tour arrangements.
GTI Tours shall not be liable for damages incurred by the client owing
to the reasons listed
hereunder and those similar thereto;
(1) Natural disaster, war, disturbances, uprisings, and alteration or cancellation
of the tour itinerary due to such causes.
(2) Accidents or fire related to transportation, accommodation facilities,etc.,
alteration or cancellation of the tour itinerary due to such causes.
(3) Orders of either Australian or foreign government officials, immigration
isolation as the result of infectious disease, alteration or cancellation
of the tour itinerary
due to such causes.
(4) Accidents occurring during participant’s free activities.
(5) Food poisoning.
(7) Delays, stoppages, alteration of schedule and route in relation to
and alterations of the tour itinerary and shortening of staying times at
destinations due to such
(8) Any causes which are beyond the control of GTI Tours and/or its representatives
of tour arrangements.
Law of contract: The contract is governed in all respects by the law
of the State of NSW and any
legal action arising under the contract shall be litigated only in the
appropriate Court having
jurisdiction in that state.
Possible changes: GTI Tours reserves the right to change or cancel
the programme if necessary.
Your Feedback on our
Comments, by phone, mail or e-mail, should be directed
to the GTI Tours General Manager at the address in the Contacts section
at the end of this brochure.
For ease of handling, GTI Tours prefer that comments
be made in English. However, GTI Tours can translate and respond to comments
which are in languages other than English.
(Last revised on 1 May, 2007)
GTI Tours is committed to bringing you information
that's tailored to your individual needs and, at the same time, to protecting
your privacy. The following is a summary of the various ways we treat the
information you provide us while using GTI Tours.
GTI Tours does not collect personally identifying
information except with your specific knowledge and consent. And we do
not share such information with any outside party without your explicit
Sometimes you will provide us with data that doesn't
reveal your personal identity — what type of destination you're seeking
information about, for example. We use this sort of information for editorial
purposes, and occasionally for other internal purposes (maybe we'll show
football travelers a certain ad, for example) but we don't connect it to
any name, address or other identifying information. This way we can give
you customized information without compromising your privacy.
In a few cases — if you e-mail a question or some
feedback to us, for example — we may request your name, e-mail address
or other information so that we can, for example, e-mail you with a personal
reply. If you choose to supply this information we will use it only for
the specific purpose for which you supply it — unless we tell you otherwise
at the time of collection, in which case you'll have an option to forbid
other uses by us.
We may offer to send you information or updates
from GTI Tours via e-mail or otherwise; obviously, signing up will put
you on a specific mailing list. We will not put you on any other mailing
lists, from us or anyone else, without your permission.
Finally, while your individual information is protected
as outlined above, we reserve the right to use aggregated, anonymous data
about our users as a group. For instance, we might report to potential
advertisers that a certain percentage of our users are interested in travel
to Melbourne, based on information requests.
time; notice of changes will appear on this page, so check back often.
Any such changes will be prospective, never retroactive.
If you have concerns or questions about any aspect
of this policy, please send us e-mail.
We welcome your feedback.