Refund and Cancellation Policy
We always attempt to offer a full refund on all payments made for our tour packages up until two months before the intended start date of the tour. However, subject to costs incurred to our organization we can only commit to refund as much of the deposit or payment as possible. In case of cancelation within two months before the intended start of the tour we can’t commit to refunding the deposit or the full payment taking into consideration significant costs incurred to our organization due to a late withdrawal.
If, for any reason, we are forced to cancel an event/tour in whole or in part, we provide refunds to the extent the tour was affected. For example, if a full trip is cancelled we provide a full refund. However, if a portion of a trip is cancelled but the majority remains intact, we will provide a refund that is proportional to the portion cancelled.
Please follow this link to see the details of our cancellation policy: link to the PDF document.
Recommendation: Trip Cancellation Insurance
To make Howe International Friendship League events a reality, we rely on local partners to coordinate events on the ground and provide logistical support.
Waiver and Release
Participants registering to the Howe International Friendship League tours agree to this release of all claims, waiver of liability and assumption of risk (“Waiver and Release”). Participants waive any and all claims they may have now and in the future, and release from all liability and agree not to sue the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League; its officers, agents, representatives, employees or tour guides [hereafter referred to as “Staff”] for any personal injury, death, property damage, or loss sustained by them as a result of their participation in a tour or experience offered by sue the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League due to any cause whatsoever, including without limitation, negligence on the part of the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League; its Staff, tour partners, or other participants, or death or injury as a result of war, civil unrest or epidemic. Participants further agree that if they violate this agreement and attempt to bring suit against any part of parties named herein, that they will be held responsible for attorney’s fees and any costs incurred by that person in defending such action.
Participants are aware that the tours and events offered, in addition to the usual dangers and risks inherent, have certain additional dangers and risks, some of which include: physical exertion for which they may not be prepared and weather extremes subject to sudden and unexpected change. Participants accept all the inherent risks of the proposed tour and the possibility of personal injury, death or property damage or loss resulting there from. Participants acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of the proposed form of tour or event is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by travel and activity beyond the accepted safety of life at home or work, and these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement, being a reason for their participation. Participants agree that if they suffer injury or illness the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League or its Staff can, at the participants’ cost, arrange any medical treatment and emergency evacuation service as it or they deem necessary for the participants’ health and safety. Further, participants agree at all times during the tour, to abide by and comply with any additional instructions given by their tour guide or any other Staff and they accept that non-compliance may result in injury, death or permanent disability. Participants understand that non-compliance may result in their removal from the tour.
Guest understands and acknowledges that the Tour involves transportation by various motor vehicles, including, but not limited to shuttle, van or bus transportation. Guest acknowledges and understands the inherent risks associated with these methods of transportation and acknowledges that Guest does not have any medical condition(s) that would prevent Guest from using these methods of transportation or result in any injury or harm to Guest as a result of using these methods of transportation. While Guest understands and agrees that the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League will exercise ordinary and reasonable care in the operation of any motor vehicle used for conveyance on the Tour, Guest understands that sue the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League assumes no responsibility, nor does it grant any express or implied warranties relating to other third parties, including other drivers of motor vehicles.
In consideration of Guest’s participation in the various activities that comprise the Tour, Guest understands and accepts the risks associated with participation in these various activities and agrees that neither the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League nor any of its officers, members, managers, directors, agents, employees, volunteers, independent contractors, vendors, business partners, or any other individuals or entitles associated with the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League, will be liable for any personal injury, death or damage of any kind whatsoever, unless caused by negligence or intentional malfeasance on the part of the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League.
Guest agrees and acknowledges that the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, theft or damage whatsoever to any personal property brought on the Tour by Guest, which may occur on or during the Tour. Guest hereby expressly waives any claim which Guest, Guest’s heirs, successors, assigns, spouse, family members, or legal representatives may have against the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League arising from or as a result of any such loss, theft or damage. It is therefore understood that all personal property that Guest brings on the Tour is brought at Guest’s sole risk and is Guest’s sole responsibility.
In entering this Waiver and Release, participants are not relying on any oral, written nor visual representations or statements by the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League or its Staff or any other inducement or coercion to go on the tour. Participants confirm that, by their own free will, they have read and understood the Terms and Conditions of this tour or event and Waiver and Release and agree that this Waiver and Release will be binding upon their heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and successors.
Participants agree to grant the sponsors of this tour or event to a worldwide, royalty-free license to use their photographic, video, or digital likeness solely for promotional, educational, and/or commercial purposes Guest hereby gives full consent to the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League to use and publish Guest’s likeness on advertisements, and acknowledges that the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League does not compensate guests in any manner for the use of images in any of the following: photographs, images, drawings and renderings, and for the use of including but not limited to: the Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League website, brochures, advertisements, bulletins, media releases, newspaper and magazine articles, and any other form of promotion, information and publication, both print and digital.
As a participant on the tour or event, participants accept full responsibility for their behavior, well being, and health throughout the tour, which may involve a variety of activities, unfamiliar locations, and modes of travel, including but not limited to: skating, running, or walking for a longer period than participants are used to. Participants further realize that the tour involves ice hockey games which can result in serious physical injury. Participants knowingly and willfully accept these risks and take complete and total responsibility for Howe International Consulting Group and its subsidiary, the Howe International Friendship League International Friendship League nor its Staff, or facility liable in any way should any harm come to the participants. By registering for tours on this website participants agree and affirm that they have fully understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release of Liability.
Online Payment Transfer Fees for the Payment of the Balance
We apply a transfer fee for the payment of the balance via credit card on our online payment system that amounts for 3% of the total. This 3% fee is based on transfer fees charged by our payment processing company (Stripe).
We also offer various payment options excluding additional fees such as direct wire transfer, Transferwise, Interac e-transfer and cash payment.