Terms and Conditions - Japan Photography Workshop/Tour Policies
DEPOSIT & PAYMENT
A deposit of USD $1000 per person is required when making your initial reservation. The deposit is nonrefundable, so please be sure of your travel plans and dates before you reserve your spot. In the case of a family or personal accident has broken bones etc., and you cancel, it is possible we will allow for a return of your deposit, minus banking transaction fees. The full balance amount per person is due 90 days before departure date. If you want to sign up for a Japan Photography Tour workshop within 90 days of departure, then the full amount will be due when signing up.
All Photography workshops by Japan Dreamscapes (JDS), airlines in Japan hotels require a deposit. Which we normally do six months to a year in advance. In almost all cases, this is either non-refundable or partially refundable. Therefore, if you sign up for a photo workshop and cancel for any reason, you will receive an amount of money back see below, “REFUND TIMING” If Blain can re-sell your place on the workshop, you can expect a 90% refund. JDS and its team members highly recommends that you have full travel insurance.REFUND TIMING
If you cancel 90 days before workshop departure, you will receive 90% refund.
If you cancel from 79-60 days before workshop departure, you will receive 70% refund.
If you cancel from 59-31 days before workshop departure, you will receive 50% refund.
If you cancel 30 days before workshop departure, you will not receive a refund, unless JDS can re-sell your place.
Itineraries are done to take advantage of the best photographic opportunities. Participants will allow for changes in itinerary due to change in weather, traffic, sudden price increase, or any other unforeseen event may occur.
The passenger in regard to travel including, but not limited to, sightseeing, meals, lodging, transportation, and all other services whether by motor car, SUV, van, motor coach, boat, ship, aircraft & Blain Harasymiw/Manami Kishimoto & team at blaininjapan.com & JDS Japan Dreamscapes assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason of a defect in any vehicle or for any reason whatsoever or through the acts of default of any company or persons engaged in conveying the person on the photography workshop tour or in carrying out the arrangements of the trip. Blain Harasymiw/Manami Kishimoto & team can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delays or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, natural disaster, or any other causes, such as viruses, pandemics, and hospitalization or facilities required due to injury or contracted illnesses. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the client or clients, as photography workshop fees provide for photography workshop arrangements only for the times & locations during the client's arranged photo workshop duration. Baggage is at the owner’s risk entirely, and itineraries are changeable without notice by Blain Harasymiw and the team. Blain Harasymiw or any of the Blain Harasymiw photography workshops leaders or team members can terminate a client's workshops or workshop's dates if the client's behavior is considered disruptive in any capacity, and there will be zero refund.
All workshops/vacations participants are strongly recommended very strongly, to have travel and health insurance. Japan is courteous when it comes to medical emergencies; health comes 1st payment last. Please have full medical travel coverage.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS Please let us know in writing beforehand about any medical conditions you may have or your co-travelers in your group may have that list must include any past or current medical conditions. In the event of a medical emergency & you require emergency medical care, we should know ahead of time to be able to give a copy of your documented medical condition(s) to the practicing physician at the medical facility, regarding allergies to medications and such.
If you also have any allergies to foods, please let us know when booking your photo workshop.
Safety at JDS Photography is paramount for your wellbeing.
These Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice, from time to time in our sole discretion.