A FORCE MAJEURE EVENT IS AN OCCURENCE BEYOND OUR CONTROL THAT MAY MAKE IT DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE TO CARRY OUT NORMAL BUSINESS AND/OR ISSUE REFUNDS UNDER OUR CANCELLATION POLICY.
Specifically, a FORCE MAJEURE EVENT is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the following impediments:
- war (whether declared or not), armed conflict or the serious threat of the same (including but not limited to hostile attack, blockade, military embargo), hostilities, invasion, act of a foreign enemy, extensive military mobilization;
- civil war, riot, rebellion, revolution, military or usurped power, insurrection, civil commotion or disorder, mob violence, act of civil disobedience;
- act of terrorism, sabotage or piracy;
- plague, epidemic, pandemic, outbreaks of infectious disease or any other public health crisis, including quarantine or other employee restrictions;
- act of authority whether lawful or unlawful, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, curfew restriction, expropriation, compulsory acquisition, seizure of works, requisition, nationalization;
- act of God or natural disaster such as but not limited to violent storm, cyclone, typhoon, hurricane, tornado, blizzard, earthquake, volcanic activity, landslide, tidal wave, tsunami, flood, damage or destruction by lightning, drought;
- explosion, fire, destruction of machines, equipment, factories and of any kind of installation, prolonged break-down of transport, telecommunication or electric current;
- general labor disturbance such as but not limited to boycott, strike and lock-out, go-slow, occupation of factories and premises;
- shortage or inability to obtain critical material or supplies to the extent not subject to the reasonable control of the service provider(s) responsible for the tour.