Booking process: Complete the Trusted Travel Booking Form noting the group trip the participant wishes to attend. By submitting a booking form, you are confirming the participant’s intention to travel and you are confirming that you are a participant’s authorised nominee acting on their behalf. This is considered a valid booking unless advised by Trusted Travel. If the participant has requested an individualised holiday, you will be sent a quote/itinerary for their chosen holiday and asked to approve this in writing before any bookings will commence. Once approved in writing, the participant will be sent an invoice for their non-NDIS claimable expenses (or the cost of the holiday if you are not using NDIS plan). If the participant chooses to self-manage their NDIS Plan, you will receive two invoices (NDIS Claimable and non-NDIS claimable items). If self-managed costs are not paid within the timeframes listed below, Trusted Travel reserves the right to cancel the participant’s reservation. Cancellation of a participant’s reservation may incur cancellation fees, please see “Cancellation of Your Holiday” heading below for further information.
For any holiday using the participant’s NDIS plan, bookings are not finalised until a Service Agreement and Schedule of Supports are signed with Trusted Travel (The Disability Trust) for their NDIS supports. By completing the Consent section of our booking form, you agree to the terms and conditions of these documents.Payment Methods and Terms
The Disability Trust will use the information you supply in the Trusted Travel booking form to create a debtor ID. The Disability Trust accepts the following payment methods: BPAY, EFT. Cheque, money order, credit card, cash and direct debit. All invoices are payable as per the terms stated on the invoice received, or 14 days prior to departure date (whichever comes first). Please contact the accounts department on 02 4255 8000 or email email@example.com for invoice or statement enquiries.
As part of agreeing to these terms and conditions, you agree to have understood the application process for a credit account to be opened with The Disability Trust. You also confirm that the information provided in the Trusted Travel Booking Form is true and correct.
You understand that if there is any default by the Participant and/or Organisation in making payment to The Disability Trust, the information collected in this Agreement together with the information as to the amounts claimed by The Disability Trust to be owing and any related information may be accessed by The Disability Trust and their employees.
You acknowledge that full payment of any debt must be made within the terms as set out above.
You understand that the supply of goods and/or service/s to the Participant may be refused if any particulars requested by The Disability Trust are not provided by the Participant and/or Organisation or if these terms are not agreed to by the Participant and/or Organisation.
You acknowledge that The Disability Trust has requested the Participant and/or Organisation to let The Disability Trust know immediately in writing of any change to the account information. The Participant and/or Organisation acknowledges having been advised by The Disability Trust that Participant and/or Organisation is entitled to access the account information from time to time and require The Disability Trust to take all reasonable steps to ensure that all such information is accurate, complete and up to date.
If you choose to withdraw your booking after 14 days of submission, you may be liable for a non-refundable administration fee of $30. This fee may be waived in extenuating circumstances at Trusted Travel’s discretion.
Self-funded charges, excluding self-funded service packages, may be applied for late cancellation of a holiday. If you cancel, you may be liable for:
30 days or more where bookings have commenced – loss of 10% deposit of non-NDIS expenses
14-30 days - 50% of total cost of non-NDIS expenses
0-14 days - 100% of total cost of non-NDIS expenses
If a 3rd party is involved in the booking, extra cancellation fees may apply according to their schedule of fees.
Cancelled NDIS claimable supports are subject to the terms and conditions as outlined in your NDIS Service Agreement.
NDIS-funded charges may also be applied for service cancellation. Once a booking is received, Trusted Travel reserves the right to make NDIS-funded bookings on the participant’s behalf. Once bookings have commenced, the participant may be liable to pay up to 100% of the NDIS costs associated with the holiday even in the event of non-attendance or cancellation.
If the participant has elected to self-fund their service package, Trusted Travel reserves the right to make bookings on the participant’s behalf. Once bookings have commenced, the participant may be liable to pay up to 100% of the self-funded service costs associated with the holiday even in the event of non-attendance or cancellation.Holiday Change or Tour Cancellation
Trusted Travel will endeavour to operate all tours/holidays as planned and to the itinerary advertised. At times due to circumstances out of our control, or force majeure, we may need to cancel the holiday or alter the booking. We will notify you of any changes at our earliest convenience. If alternative or suitable arrangements cannot be made, you will be entitled to a full refund or transfer to another holiday of equal or lesser value.
Where variations are requested by a participant to the group holiday package advertised, prices may vary from the advertised price.Frequent Flyer Programmes
Trusted Travel will endeavour to use preferred suppliers by participants for all services where possible. If you’ve provided your Frequent Flyer details in the booking form, Trusted Travel cannot guarantee that the details you’ve provided will be relevant to the provider that you are flying with. This is due to conflicting airline schedules and potential increases in cost.Health
Please ensure that you are aware of any health requirements and precautions of the destination you are travelling. You are responsible for any vaccinations required. Please consult your doctor for any advice before travelling.Travel Requirements
If the holiday is international, you are responsible for any visas, immigration, quarantine, customs requests or requirements for the countries visited or transited. You are responsible for a passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the date of the trip. Please ensure these requirements are met prior to booking your trip.
Trusted Travel recommends registering with smarttraveller.gov.au prior to departure on an international holiday.
Baggage - limits are provided by travel companies and they must be adhered to. Any excess must be paid by the traveller.
Travel Documents - Please review all documents carefully once received to ensure correct details. Please ensure your name matches that of your identification. If you notice any issues, please contact a member of the Trusted Travel team as soon as possible prior to departure.
Travel Insurance - Trusted Travel recommends all participants take out relevant level of insurance cover. We can assist participants to source the right cover for them, however cannot support participants in purchasing or maintaining their appropriate level of cover.Support whilst on holiday
Trusted Travel will endeavour to provide the level of support as requested by you. We use the booking form to determine your support needs, and provide staffing support according to this and what is quoted at the time of the holiday enquiry. We ask that travellers be honest in the information provided when booking so to determine the correct level of support required, in particular health and personal care needs, behaviours of concern, and night time/overnight routines. Any extra support required whilst away on holidays may be billed to the participant at the relevant support rate from the most recent NDIS Price Guide.