Please read these Terms and Conditions before using Opodo's website (Website) and making any booking. When you make a purchase on the Site, you agree to accept these Terms and Conditions.
All correspondence regarding customer service or your booking should be sent to Opodo, 26-28 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 7BA or emailed by clicking here >
1.1 This Website is available to all users (hereinafter referred to as the "User" or "You"), subject to these General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as "T&Cs"). When you make a purchase on the Site or otherwise use this Site, you agree to accept these Terms and Conditions.
1.2 This Website is owned by Opodo Limited, a limited liability company with company number 4051797 and registered address at 26-28 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 7BA, VAT Number 766445988, and correspondence address Opodo, 26-28 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 7BA with telephone number 0333 300 0291 (local rates apply) or by email click here>; and granted the IATA number 91266033 (hereinafter referred to as "Opodo", “Us” or “We”).
1.3 The User hereby declares that he or she is an adult (at least 18 years of age) and has the legal capacity to be bound by this agreement and to use this Website in accordance with these T&Cs. Opodo expressly warns the User that by using the Website to make a booking, he/she is concluding a contract with payment obligations. Furthermore, the User declares that all information he or she provides to access this Website and while using it is true, complete and accurate, and he/she agrees to keep it updated.
1.4 This Website is solely and exclusively for the User's personal use. It may not be modified, reproduced, duplicated, copied, distributed, sold, resold or exploited for commercial or non-commercial purposes, except that you may print out copies of your travel itinerary for personal use, or forward your travel itinerary to a bona fide itinerary management company.
1.5 The User agrees not to use this Website for illegal or prohibited purposes. In particular, the User accepts that he or she will only use this Website for him/herself and that the products or services purchased through this Website will be for his or her own use or consumption, or the use or consumption of persons on behalf of whom he or she is legally authorised to act. The User shall not resell to third parties products or services purchased through this Website.
1.6 Opodo reserves the right to deny access to the Website at any time without notice.
1.7 All correspondence regarding customer service or your booking should be sent to Opodo, 26-28 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 7BA, or if you would prefer to contact us by telephone, please call 0333 300 0291 (local rates apply).
2.1 A "booking" means any order for products or services you make on our Website which is confirmed by us. When you make a booking via this Website, the contract will be between the Travel Supplier(s) and you. Opodo is therefore not a party to the contractual relationship in relation to the products and services you order on our Website, unless explicitly provided otherwise herein. Any queries or concerns relating to the product should be addressed to the Travel Supplier.
2.2 The term "Travel Supplier" includes as appropriate inter alia airlines, tour operators, package holiday suppliers, hotels, hotel chains and hotel aggregators, insurance suppliers and rental car suppliers.
2.3 Opodo makes the booking on your behalf and your contract will be subject to the Travel Supplier's terms and conditions, which could limit or exclude liability to you (often in accordance with various applicable international conventions). If you wish to review the relevant Travel Supplier's terms, we refer you to the Conditions of Carriage page of our Website where the Travel Supplier's terms are available through a link. In instances where it is not possible to access the Travel Supplier's terms by a link, we will at your request provide the Travel Supplier's contact details so that you may contact them. Please ensure you refer to the applicable Travel Supplier's terms and conditions for cancellation charges and other important terms and conditions.
2.4 By using this Website to book products and/or services, you authorise Opodo to act as your representative during the process of comparison between Travel Suppliers and booking of products and/or services from the selected Travel Supplier and to make the payment for such products or services in your name and on your behalf, as required. Accordingly, Opodo shall charge you with a service fee, depending upon which product you book. You will be advised of any fee before you confirm your booking. Where you provide us with the details of your credit card or debit card to make your flight booking, you authorise us to use these details to make the flight booking on your behalf. When payment is made in this way by us on your behalf, you will immediately receive a confirmed ticket issued by the operator of your flight.
2.5 Prices are confirmed at the final step of the booking path at the point when you click "Buy now", "Make the reservation" or similar, depending on product purchased and you will have all necessary information on the final full price before paying. Prices are shown with rates of exchange calculated on a daily basis. Prices may therefore differ on a daily basis to reflect any movement in exchange rate levels. Taxes fluctuate in line with exchange rates. When a booking is made the exchange rate will be fixed at that time and will apply to any amendments or cancellations to that item within the booking. Exchange rates are determined by Opodo. Where you will pay later, for example a post-pay hotel booking, or Opodo receives the price from the airline in a currency other than sterling and converts it to sterling, the applicable exchange rate will be that applied by your card provider at the time of payment.
2.6 After you confirm your booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a booking number. This is the moment that your contract in relation to the products and services ordered will come into existence. This confirmation email will provide all the details of the itinerary of your booking. Next, we will check that your booking has been correctly entered in the airline's booking system and that your payment can be correctly processed. Our obligation to issue the ticket will be subject to your payment having been received in cleared funds. In respect of a flight booking, immediately payment has been made for your flight you will receive a confirmed ticket issued by the operator of the flight. This will usually be within a few minutes of payment having been made whether or not we have used your credit or debit card to make the payment. Your contract of carriage with the operator is therefore directly enforceable against the operator without any intervention by us.
2.7 We reserve the right to cancel your booking immediately in the event we have reasonable grounds to believe it is fraudulent, in such circumstances you will either not be charged or any money shall be refunded to you. Opodo will have no liability whatsoever for any loss in such circumstances. We may (but are not obliged to) attempt to contact you or your bank to request further details which could help us determine if your card is being legitimately used. In such an instance there is still the risk that the ticket cannot be held or cannot be held at the same fare, in particular where the flight is to depart within the next 14 days. While we may offer to give you time or extend a deadline for you to provide us with further information we reserve the right to cancel at any time including during the time period allotted for further information, reasons include but are not limited to the airline cancelling your ticket for any reason (including but not limited to delays in ticketing while fraud checks are being undertaken) or a fraud agent advising cancelling. In such circumstances we will attempt to contact you, using the email address you provided at the time of booking, or your bank to inform you of the cancellation.
2.8 In the event that there is an error taking payment including but not limited to: your card failing (for example fraud tests or for insufficient funds), the card company or bank failing to process correctly or a failure on our side to take payment, you will be liable for the cost of your booking, and, additionally should we not be able to collect payment from you, you agree to assume our costs in pursuing you for such payments and the amount of the booking together with our administrative fee of £75 and interest at 3% above the bank of England's base rate until time of payment.
2.9 The electronic document by which your contract is formalised shall be filed in the Opodo records and may be accessed by you at any time upon request to Opodo.
2.10 In relation to the "special requests" options relating to any product (eg meals, disabled facilities, child seats etc.), Opodo does not guarantee any such requests but will pass these requests on to the Travel Supplier/hotel. It is your responsibility to confirm with the Travel Supplier or hotel whether such special requests can be fulfilled.
2.11 Opodo has put together a list of all the information that you will need to plan your trip (transportation conditions, baggage policy, etc.) from the airlines most frequently booked on our website. Please be aware that this information is managed directly by the airlines, and it is important that you familiarise yourself with these policies while planning your trip. If the airline you are flying with is not listed, please consult the conditions directly on the airline’s website.
3.1.1 As explained in clause 2.1, the contract for the product or service you have booked is between you and the Travel Supplier(s). This means that your ability to cancel or modify a booked travel product or service, and the method for doing so, will depend on the specific airline's fare rules or other Travel Supplier's terms and conditions. Please see clause 2.3 for details of how to access the Travel Supplier's terms and conditions. It therefore may not be possible to cancel or modify products or services ordered, or there may be specific requirements you will have to meet. However, Opodo will, at your request, assist you to cancel or modify the booking to the extent that it is possible, as explained in the next sections of this clause. In the event that you make any alteration to your booking (cancellation and/or modification), Opodo reserves the right to charge you a service fee of £25 per person to cover the administration costs incurred by Opodo. These charges do not include any charges imposed directly by the Travel Supplier or hotel, including any difference in fare/room rate/rental rate. In the event that you make a change to your booking, please note that any current fare available on the Website is not relevant to the cost of making your change.
3.1.2 (a) In relation to Flight bookings, please note that for itineraries built up of different routings and more than one fare base, more than one set of fare rules may apply. You should read all fare rules pertaining to your reservation. Please see clause 2.3 for details of how to access the Travel Supplier's terms and conditions.
(b) If changes or cancellations are permitted, then please call Opodo to make the change. Changes and cancellations cannot be made by email. You can reach the Opodo call centre on 0333 300 0291 from UK (local rates apply).
(c) Please note that a "no-show" for a flight may result in your full ticket being cancelled by the airline and therefore may not be refundable.
3.1.3 In relation to Hotel bookings the hotel's specific terms and conditions for cancellations and amendments are available online during the booking process and set out in your confirmation email where you make a booking modification, it is your responsibility to ensure that it does not conflict with any other product or service you have purchased.
3.1.4 In relation to Car rentals, the car rental Travel Supplier's specific terms and conditions for cancellations and amendments will be available during the booking process and, for most bookings, through a link provided in your confirmation email. If you fail to cancel your reservation prior to the pick-up time and do not collect the vehicle on the pick-up date, or of you fail to comply with the pick-up terms (see car supplier terms and conditions), Opodo on behalf of the car supplier reserves the right to make a "no-show" charge of up to 100% of the total car rental booking value.
3.2.1 The total price of your booking will be shown once you have selected all the specific products you would like to acquire. Such price will include the price of all products selected and Opodo's service fees. Opodo's service fees are independent of the price of the products and non-refundable in any case, as they are charged for the service provided by Opodo for the search, comparison and assistance in the booking process. Taxes fluctuate in line with exchange rates.
3.2.2 The amount of the service fees depends on the products acquired. Opodo may also charge additional service fees if you make a booking by phone or request changes or refunds. In the event that you use an unfunded credit card or a credit card which is rejected by the bank due to any other reason that is caused by you, Opodo will charge a service fee of £25 and will provide you with instructions to make effective the payment of your booking. The service fee will be added to the final price. Until you make effective the full payment, you will not be able to receive your products. Moreover, we hereby bring your attention to the fact that, due to the nature of travel products, it is possible that price changes occur between your booking and the effective payment and you will have to assume the cost of the selected products at the moment that you are making the effective payment.
3.2.3 If you pay by credit card, payment for your flights may be taken directly by the airline. If there are any problems with your payment, we will contact you within 48 hours of your booking (or within 24 hours if you are travelling within 48 hours). Opodo will not be liable for any subsequent price increase as a result of payment failure. Any price increase must be paid for by you before the booking can be confirmed. Please note that the airline payment and payment to Opodo for any other products or Opodo charges may appear as separate transactions on your credit card statement.
3.2.4 Payments can be made by all major debit and credit cards as detailed on the Website. Payment methods other than those stated on the Website will not be accepted and no responsibility is accepted for cash or cheques sent through the post. Full payment for all products is required at the time of booking, except for hotel or car rental pay-on-arrival bookings, where a deposit option may be available.
3.2.5 For some low-cost airline flights originating outside of the UK, we may receive prices from the airline in non-sterling (GBP) currency, which we then convert and display on the Website in GBP. In such cases, the amount taken from your card may differ slightly from this amount, as it depends on the exchange rate used by the low-cost airline. Your card issuer may also levy a non-sterling exchange fee to process the transaction. Opodo will not be liable for any fees relating to varying exchange rates and card issuer fees.
3.2.6 In order to provide greater security, you will be asked to enter all the information that is on your card for each purchase you make with Opodo, as this information is not saved in our files longer than necessary to process the payment of each booking or in the tax recovery process as referred below under 3.3. Please note that Opodo is required to pass your card details to the relevant Travel Supplier for fulfilment of the booking. In agreeing to these terms and conditions you authorise us to do this on your behalf. All information is encrypted on our secure server. You authorise Opodo to use the information on the credit card provided by Customer/you (i) in order to make the purchase of the services required and to process related service fees (ii) for the payment of the premium for insurance as applicable, (iii) for the processing of any applicable refunds and (iv) for the charge of costs and fees related to (a) the use of credit cards or (b) changes to your booking or to (c) tax refunds as referred to in section 3.3 of these terms and conditions.
3.2.7 In addition to our general service fee Opodo may charge you a fee for bookings made by credit or debit card. You will be notified of the relevant charges before you confirm the booking. Opodo reserves the right to pass on any charges relating to card charge-backs. If your booking is being paid for with a third party credit card we may require written authorisation to be provided by the card-holder. Opodo or the Travel Supplier reserves the right only to deliver e-tickets, confirmations, e-vouchers or other travel documents to your credit card billing address or email address when requested to do so by the credit card issuer. All email addresses used must be valid at the time of booking.
3.2.8 Further, in an effort to minimise the effects of credit card fraud, we reserve the right to carry out random checks, including checks of the electoral roll, and may request you to either fax or post to us proof of your address and a copy of the credit card and recent statement before issuing any tickets. Please be aware that these checks are only carried out during our standard business hours. As a result, any tickets for bookings made outside of our business hours may not be issued until the next working day. Opodo is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of these checks.
3.2.9 In certain cases applicable payment can also be made through electronic direct debiting scheme if you possess an appropriate account in the respective country where you do the booking. Between booking and flight date must be at least six working days. By choosing direct debit as payment method Opodo will be authorised to collect the complete amount of booking from your account at once. It is your responsibility to make sure that your account has sufficient funds. In the event that there is a charge back due to insufficient funds or to any other reasons that is caused by you, Opodo will charge a service fee of £25 and will provide you with instructions to make effective the payment of your booking. This fee consists of fees taken by the bank and the additional expenses incurred by Opodo. You are free to prove that less cost has occurred. When choosing direct debit as payment method Opodo reserves the right to retain possible refunds until receipt of payment is irrevocable.
3.3.1 In some cases, when you are unable to take your flight and the ticket is non-refundable, you may be eligible to claim some or all of the taxes charged at the time of purchase. We are fully compliant with financial protection requirements through the registration and licensing arrangement we have made with the relevant authorities. Many of the Services booked with us in the UK are financially protected by the ATOL, IATA schemes, which could provide you with financial protection should Opodo go out of business. However, protection does not apply to all the Services we provide. Accordingly, we confirm which protection may apply to your booking in your booking confirmation email.
(a) In case of tickets issued by IATA airlines, these airlines require that the demand for refund is submitted and managed through the travel agency issuer. If you wish to make an administrative claim to Opodo for any taxes that may be refundable, you must do so in writing within 12 months from the booking date to the following address: Opodo, 26-28 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 7BA. You hereby authorise Opodo to carry out all the activities necessary to obtain such tax refund. Please note that refunds can only be processed to the form of payment used at the time of booking and that all refunds are subject to the relevant airline's policy and a Opodo refund service fee. You hereby authorise Opodo to deduct the applicable refund service fee [of £25] from the amount of the tax refund payable to you. Please note that the deadline for requesting the refund of unreturned fees in writing is twelve (12) months from the date of purchase of the tickets or six (6) months from the date of the flight, if this is later.
(b) In case of tickets issued by non-IATA airlines or where payment for your flights has been taken directly by the airline, requests for refund should be made directly with the airline concerned but the refund service fee shall be due to Opodo. You hereby authorise Opodo to charge your credit card with the applicable service fee.
(c) We are registered under the ATOL number 10049 in the UK. ATOL is a UK scheme operated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) which provides financial protection when you book certain flight-based holiday products should the travel company with whom you booked go out of business. You will be protected under the ATOL scheme when you book a flight and accommodation as part of the same booking. You will also be protected under the ATOL scheme when you make a flight booking (for a flight into, or out of, the UK) and then make a separate hotel booking (either on the same day, the previous day, or the next day). When you make an ATOL protected booking with us, you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then your booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. For more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate, go to atol.org.uk/ATOLcertificate or packpieceofmind.co.uk.
3.3.2 Refunds, if applicable, will be processed to the form of payment used at the time of booking. This will be made payable to the person who made the original payment. When processing a refund for a flight ticket, please be aware that not all taxes are refundable. A tax refund will be processed in accordance with the relevant airline's refund policy in the country concerned with the £25 fee due to Opodo charged to the form of payment used at the time of booking.
3.3.3 Where you have purchased a fully refundable ticket that money will be refunded to you either by Opodo (less the £25 per person Opodo handling fee) or the airline as applicable. In case of a refund from the airline you authorise Opodo to charge £25 to the payment method taken at the time of booking.
3.4.1 Passport and visa regulations can change and you should therefore check with the relevant embassy well in advance of travel. It is your responsibility to be in possession of a valid passport and, if appropriate, a visa. It is important to remember to include all transit points in your journey which may also require you to obtain a visa. It can often take some time to obtain a visa, so you are advised to apply in plenty of time. We accept no responsibility for customers who do not possess the correct documents.
3.4.2 Each destination has its own requirements as far as entry formalities, vaccinations, etc. which can also vary depending on the passenger's nationality. It is your responsibility to collect that information. No incidents arising from the failure to comply with such official regulations will be considered the responsibility of Opodo. We therefore urge you to always verify the different formalities of the chosen destination or transit countries, as well as the time needed to take all of the related steps.
3.4.3 Opodo will not will not be liable if you or any person on your booking is denied boarding, deported or charged a fine due to non-compliance with the Travel Supplier’s or other governmental rules and regulations. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the passport, visa and health requirements that you are travelling to (including all transit points) and Opodo provides the following general advice by way of guidance only:
(i) Passport: We strongly recommend that you visit the UK Passport Agency’s website (if you do not hold a UK passport, please refer to the relevant government agency website); and the embassy website of all destination countries that you will visit (including countries travelled through for stop over purposes). Please remember that if the details on the ticket do not coincide with the ID document presented by the passenger, the airline reserves the right to refuse the passenger to board the aircraft. In such case, We accept no responsibility;
(ii) Visa regulations: The relevant embassy of the country which you are visiting (including the embassies of countries which you will travel through for stop over purposes) can provide you with information about visa requirements. Visa regulations can change and you should therefore check with all relevant embassies well in advance of travel;
(iii) Travel health: Each country has its own requirements regarding vaccinations, which can also vary depending on the person’s nationality. You should take health advice about your specific needs as early as possible prior to your departure. The Department of Health, your GP or a specialist travel clinic, as well as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, can provide you with health advice about your destination;
(iv) Travel while pregnant: Some airlines refuse to carry women who will be a certain number of weeks’ pregnant on the date of return travel. Likewise Eurostar and some airlines have specific rules about travel with infants and children. Please check with your GP, the relevant airline or Eurostar (as applicable) prior to travel if you are pregnant or are travelling with children;
(v) Travel with children: Infants must be a minimum of 6 weeks old or more to travel by air and must either sit on an adult’s lap or occupy an infant seat. Please contact the airline you are travelling with for details of appropriate seats. Generally children aged 2 years or more must occupy a seat;
(vi) Unaccompanied Minors: Depending on the airline, minors may travel unaccompanied as long as the airline provides this service. It is always advisable to check the terms and conditions before booking. Internet bookings for unaccompanied minors are not permitted; these may only be made through our Customer Service call centre. We kindly remind you that as a general rule, low cost airlines do not accept unaccompanied minors.
(vii) Special Assistance: All requests for special assistance should be made directly to the Travel Supplier. It is your responsibility to confirm whether such special assistance requirements can be fulfilled. Some Travel Suppliers may make a charge for providing special assistance. We will not subsequently be liable to you for any losses you incur if Travel Suppliers are unable to fulfill your special assistance requirements.
3.5.1 All tickets sold on this Website are e-tickets. E-ticketing is a "paper-less" way to book flights. Once you have made your booking, it is stored electronically in the airline reservation system. Opodo will send you a confirmation email with your booking reference number, which serves as a receipt for your e-ticket. You will NOT receive a physical ticket to present at the airport.
3.5.2 Please note that you may be required to produce your booking number and/or confirmation email to the relevant Travel Supplier as evidence of your booking. We recommend that you take a printout of your confirmation email with you, although not all airlines will ask to see this. Please note that airlines have their own rules and regulations with regard to e-ticketing. Opodo cannot be held responsible for non-compliance with these rules and regulations and strongly recommends that you check these details with your airline in advance of travel.
3.5.3 Opodo relies on the information that you provide as being accurate and therefore cannot be held responsible if your e-ticket does not arrive due to an incorrect email address or your junk email settings. You must notify us immediately if you change your email address or contact telephone number. In addition, please check that the name on your passport matches the name on your ticket and/or booking confirmation.
3.5.4 In exceptional circumstances, due to ticketing restrictions outside its control, Opodo may not be able to pass information about confirmed bookings to the airline to enable them to fulfil the booking. If this occurs we will attempt to notify you within 48 hours of confirmation and organise a refund or arrange an alternative. Where you choose an alternative and it is more expensive than your original booking, you will be responsible for paying the difference.
3.5.5 It is your responsibility to check all details of your travel documents and to notify Opodo of any inaccuracies within 48 hours of receipt (or 24 hours if you are travelling within 48 hours). If errors for which you hold Opodo at fault are reported after this time, we cannot be held responsible for any costs associated with correcting these.
It is recommended that you take out insurance for any travel, especially as there may be circumstances where the Travel Supplier will have no liability. If you elect to purchase Travel Insurance through Opodo website, your contract will be directly with the Travel Supplier, whose terms and conditions will apply to that insurance.
3.7.1 As part of the booking process for flight tickets or hotels, you are given the option to enter the details of any relevant frequent flyer or hotel loyalty programme of which you are a member. Please note that any such frequent flyer or hotel loyalty programme is subject to the terms and conditions of the airline or hotel through which it is offered. Those terms and conditions may not give rewards on all types of fare and class of service. Please contact the airline or hotel in charge of your frequent flyer or hotel loyalty programme if you are unsure of its terms and conditions. Please note that our Travel Suppliers have their own rules and regulations with regard to loyalty cards. If you have any questions, please contact them directly.
3.7.2 Different airlines offer different loyalty programmes. The benefits offered can vary between airlines and even for the same airline on the same route in the same class. By way of example only: an Economy ticket London to Sydney with the same airline on the same date and time may carry different airmiles depending on the class within Economy eg W, V, X etc. We are not responsible for these fluctuations and if it is important for you to know exactly how many airmiles you will be getting then please contact customer service before making your booking.
3.8.1 We provide below a description of all applicable service fees as described in these T&Cs and you hereby authorize us to deduct these costs from the corresponding refund or payment amounts as applicable.
Collecting funds due to an error in taking payment
as described in Section 2.8 above
SEVENTY FIVE POUNDS (£75)
Processing the modification or cancellation of a
booking as described in Section 3.1.1 above
TWENTY FIVE POUNDS (£25) per
person and journey cancelled or modified
Processing a booking where the
payment card has been rejected for any reason as described in Sections 3.2.2
and 3.2.9 above
TWENTY FIVE POUNDS (£25)
Processing tax refunds for any
reason (including IATA refunds) as described at Sections 3.3.1 and 3.3.2
TWENTY FIVE POUNDS (£25)
Processing refundable tickets for
any reason as described at Section 3.3 above
TWENTY FIVE POUNDS (£25)
In relation to flights the conditions set out in Annex 1 hereto shall apply, unless otherwise provided in the Travel Supplier terms and conditions.
In relation to car rental the conditions set out in Annex 2 hereto shall apply, unless otherwise provided in the Travel Supplier terms and conditions.
In relation to hotel and other accommodation the conditions set out in Annex 3 hereto shall apply, unless otherwise provided in the Travel Supplier terms and conditions.
4.4.1 A Travel package is a pre-arranged holiday package combining at least two of the following: (a) transport (b) accommodation or (c) another tourist service not ancillary to transport or accommodation and forming a significant part of your booking, and those two or more components are sold to you as a whole at the same time by us at an inclusive price with full payment being made to us.
Such Travel Package will be ATOL protected by Opodo and you will receive a certificate in an attachment to your confirmation email for those products to which ATOL cover applies.When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate
If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.
4.4.2 If you acquire a Travel Package in this Website, the terms and conditions as set out herein shall apply, unless this would be in violation with the applicable local implementation of the Package Travel Directive (as amended from time to time).
4.4.3 If you acquire a Travel Package in this Website your credit or debit card will be charged for the full amount of your package at the time of booking, unless you choose a Flight + Hotel package with a post-pay hotel. You may have separate credit card charges for each product, totalling the amount quoted for your package.
4.4.4 For the avoidance of doubt, products booked under these T&Cs are not a Travel Package if you, or our travel advisors on your behalf, put together two or more types of products or services, irrelevant of whether you book these products at the same time for one total price. In these circumstances your contract will be with the relevant third party supplier(s).
Contracts for Cruise are made directly with Our Holiday Centre, a trading name of ICE Europe Ltd., a company registered in England under company number 03793955, whose registered office is at Suite 8, Buckingham Parade, The Broadway, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4EB. (“OHC”) and Cruise bookings will be subject to their terms and conditions.
You will be ATOL protected by OHC for relevant bookings.
Opodo is not responsible for the fulfilment of your contract – OHC and OHC’s Suppliers are responsible for fulfilling your contract.
Opodo acts as an agent for you the Customer placing a booking on your behalf with OHC.
If you fail to cancel your booking prior to the pick-up time and do not take the cruise on the pick-up date, or if you fail to comply with the pick-up terms in accordance with the cruise line’s terms and conditions, the cruise line reserves the right to make a ‘no show’ charge of up to 100% of the total value of the ticket.
5.1 In compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998, we inform you that your personal data collected by Opodo Limited will be incorporated and processed, in order to provide and offer you our services and manage the bookings and the payments, send you information and advertising about the offers, promotions and recommendations that we believe may be of your interest, as well as perform surveys, statistics and analysis of market trends. We will use your personal data to build up a picture of your interests and we then try to ensure that when you visit our Website you do not miss the offers and information relevant to you. In any event, we will not use your personal data for direct marketing purposes, unless you expressly give us your previous consent.
5.2 We also inform you of the possibility of exercising rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition of your personal data, which are guaranteed by the Data Protection Act 1998, heading straight to the file to Opodo Limited. For your convenience, you can exercise the above rights also by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5.6 Users are hereby informed that their personal data is stored and processed by Opodo acticng as “Data Controller” according to the methods and for the purposes listed below, in accordance with the methods and purposes allowed by the data protection laws.
How personal data is collected:
(i) from Users via their direct electronic supply through the filling in of the registration form on the Website or by phone. This data includes the Users' name, surname, address, e-mail address, telephone number etc., which is necessary for the purposes of selecting and purchasing a flight, a hotel or another tourist Service and for the additional purposes provided in these terms and conditions;
(ii) via the computer systems and software procedures used for the operation of the Website in the course of their normal operation, in an implicit manner, as a result of the use of Internet communication protocols. This information is not collected to be associated with identified Users; yet, it is such that, as a result of its processing and association with data held by third parties, it might lead to the identification of Users. This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of computers of Users connecting to the Website, the URIs (Uniform Resource Identifier) of the resources requested, the hour of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the number code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, mistake, etc.) and other parameters related to Users' operating systems and computer environments. This data is used only to obtain anonymous statistical information on the use of the Website and to verify its proper operation. The data may be used to establish liability in case of potential computer crimes damaging the Website;
(iv) Users' personal data will be processed by hand or by using electronic means that are such as to ensure, in relation to the purposes for which such data is communicated and collected, data security and confidentiality, as well as to prevent unauthorized access to such data, for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes of its collection; and
(v) Data will be processed at the legal and operational headquarters of the Data Controller and at the server, and at the offices of the parties to which such data may be communicated.
5.7 Users are hereby informed that their personal data will be used for the following purposes:
(i) for data collection, storage and processing for the purposes of establishing and managing, in operational and administrative terms, the contractual relationship connected to the supply of the Services;
(ii) to send communications by email, phone or SMS on the contractual relationship, including communications relating to the good progress thereof;
(iii) to comply with statutory or regulatory obligations;
(iv) for data collection, storage and processing to carry out anonymous and/or aggregate statistical analyses;
(v) the sending by Opodo, in cases allowed by law and if there is no refusal from the User, of publicity material through email or other equivalent electronic communication medium, relative to analogous products and services or similar to products or Services offered on the Website;
(vi) without prejudice to the provision of the above section (v) and only with prior explicitly consent of the User, for the sending by Opodo through email, phone, mail, SMS or MMS of the best offers on products and Services traded by Opodo or their partners or commercial collaborators [who operate in tourism and leisure related sectors.
5.8 Should the User refuse to supply their personal data, they may not obtain the Services required in relation to the purposes set out in 5.7 (i) and (ii) above; in addition, Opodo may be prevented from supplying the Services correctly and from complying with its contractual obligations set out in the terms and conditions. Data processing for the purposes set out in points 5.7 (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) detailed above does not require the consent of the person concerned. The supply of personal data for the purposes set out in 5.7 (iv) above is optional. Data processing for the purposes set out in 5.7 (iv) requires the consent of the person concerned. The User's refusal to supply their data or to give their consent to these purposes signifies that, subject to 5.7 (iv),Opodo will be unable to send their deals referred to in 5.7 (iv) to the User.
5.9 Opodo will make sure that all personal data supplied by Users is not disclosed and is processed in such a way as to guarantee its security and confidentiality, as well as to prevent unauthorized access to it. All personal data and information provided by Users may be communicated, for the purposes set out above, to the following categories of parties:
(i) Opodo’s Group Companies and employees and/or collaborators who assist and advise Opodo on administration, products, legal affairs, customer care, information systems, as well as those in charge of maintaining the company's network and hardware/software equipment;
(ii) airlines, hotels, car hire firms, insurance companies, tour operators and all other parties to whom data communication is necessary for contract performance. Please note that airline companies are required, in accordance with the regulations introduced in the USA and in other countries, to allow the customs and border authorities to have access to flight passenger data. Therefore, information on Users and their travelling companions collected by Opodo may be communicated to the competent authorities of the countries touched by Users' travel itineraries, if so required by industry standards;
(iii) parties whose right to access data is recognized by statutory provisions or by orders issued by the competent authorities; and
(iv) parties that are delegated and/or appointed by Opodo to carry out activities related to Service supply.
5.10 Upon written request to Opodo acting as Data Controller, the User may:
(i) obtain from Opodo confirmation of the existence of their personal data;
(ii) obtain information about the source of their data, the purposes and methods of data processing and the logics applied where data is processed by electronic means;
(iii) obtain details of Opodo and of its data processors, if any;
(iv) obtain information about the parties or categories of parties to whom their personal data may be communicated or who may become aware thereof in their capacity of designated representative in the country, data processors or people in charge thereof;
(v) obtain the cancellation, transformation into an anonymous form or blocking of data processed against the law, and the updating, correction or, if interested therein, integration of their data;opodo.com.
(vi) obtain a certification that the operations referred to in point (v) above have been brought to the knowledge, even as regards their content, of those to whom such data has been communicated or spread, unless this proves impossible or involves a manifestly disproportionate use of means when compared to the right being protected;
(vii) object to data processing, in whole or in part, for legitimate reasons; and
(viii) object to data processing for the sending of advertising or direct sales material or for market surveys or commercial communications.
The above requests must be sent to email@example.com
5.11 The User also has the right, only upon express written request sent via email, to obtain a correction of any defective or inaccurate personal information or to obtain its deletion, within the limits provided by law. In addition, in order to no longer receive the commercial and promotional offers sent by email from Opodo, as well as exercising the rights mentioned above, the User can also follow the simple procedure activated by the “unsubscribe” link available in all commercial communications sent by Opodo.
6.3 Specifically, Opodo uses the following cookies:
1. Analytical cookies - Allow us to see how visitors move around the website and to record which content viewers view and are interested in. This helps us to improve the service which we offer to you by helping us make sure our users are finding the information they are looking for. These kinds of cookies are used in the domain: "opodo.co.uk".
2. Social cookies - Are necessary for Social Networks (Facebook, Google and Twitter). Its function is to control the interaction with Social Widgets on the page. Such Cookies are used in the domains:"facebook.com", "google.com" and "twitter.com".
3. Affiliated cookies - Allow us to track visits from other Web Sites which Opodo has an affiliation agreement. Such cookies are used in the domain "zanox.com","tradedoubler.com".
4. Behavioural and advertising cookies - These collect information about your preferences and choices in this website. They target advertising networks, which then use them to show customized ads on other websites. Such cookies are used in the following domains:" opodo.co.uk", "serving-sys.com", "avazudsp.net", "yieldmanager.com", "criteo.com", "neodatagroup.com", "grupozeta.es", "anttevenio.com", "adnxs.com", "anuntis.info", "prisacom.com", "rubiconproject.com", "adtech.de", "fastclick.net", "dotandad.com", "atdmt.com", "adtech.de", "atdmt.com", "admeld.com", "doubleclick.net"
5. Technical cookies - These are strictly for the use of this Website, Such cookies are used in the sites: "opodo.co.uk" and "opodo.it".
6. Functional cookies - These are strictly necessary to provide the services requested by users on this Website. Such cookies are used in the site: "opodo.co.uk".
6.4 You should be aware that if cookies are not enabled on your device, your Website experience may be limited and the use of our Services and navigation could be impeded.
6.5 There are several ways to manage cookies. By modifying browser settings you can choose to disable cookies or receive a warning before accepting one. You can also delete all cookies stored in the cookie folder of your browser. Each browser has different procedures for managing configuration.
Here’s how you can manage cookies on the major browsers. If you want information about managing cookies on your tablet and/or phone, please consult the operating manual or online help services.
7.1 All of the content on the Opodo Website (including, but not limited to, trademarks, texts, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio files and software) is owned by Opodo or its content providers and is protected by national and international industrial and intellectual property regulations. The compilation (understood as the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content of the Opodo Website is the exclusive property of Opodo and is protected by national and international industrial and intellectual regulations. All software used on the Opodo Website or belonging to its software Suppliers is protected by national and international industrial and intellectual regulations.
7.2 Any other use of the content on this Website is strictly prohibited, including its total or partial reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, subsequent publication, exhibition and/or representation. In particular, any type of use of the images contained on the Opodo Website outside this Website is strictly prohibited without the express consent of Opodo and/or its Suppliers.
7.3 Opodo and other names of products, services, graphics and logos of Opodo are internationally registered trademarks. The names of other products, services and companies mentioned in this document may be registered trademarks of their respective owners.
8.1 Opodo offers this Website as-is and exercises reasonable skill in respect of its updating, maintenance and functioning, but it makes no guarantees as regards technical faults, service infallibility, or that the system or portal will function at all times.
8.2 Opodo publishes on its Website various information about the products and services provided and offered by third parties, and it can make no representations about the truthfulness, accuracy, completeness and updating of the data contained in such offers. Some information is stored in cache from time to time, and will only be verified with real time information at the time you confirm your booking.
8.3 The limitation of liability of Opodo is in accordance with the current applicable legislation and particularly in terms of the sectorial regulations of travel agencies. In any case, Opodo assumes no liability for any damages arising directly or indirectly from the contract between the Travel Supplier and the Consumer relating to the purchase of a product or service offered on its Website.
8.4 Opodo's liability for damages shall at all times be limited to the fees received by Opodo for the services provided, subject to the applicable local implementation of Directives 93/13/EEC and Directive 90/314/EEC. Nothing in this term is intended to affect your rights as a consumer.
8.5 Opodo and/or companies from the ODIGEO Group are not liable in the even there are deficiencies with reservations, confirmations and/or execution of any trips or services purchased through Opodo due to reasons of force majeure (including, but not limited to, political, economic, security or climatic disorder that affects safety).
8.6 Without prejudice to the limitations set out in this clause 8, Opodo shall in no event be liable in respect of any claim in relation to products or services purchased on our Website unless a written notice of the claim is given by you to us within a period 12 months from the date of the booking.
9.1 The Opodo Website may contain links to other Websites that are not managed by Opodo, which are included only for reference purposes. Opodo does not exercise any control over these Websites nor is it responsible for their content. You acknowledge that the use of such websites will be done at your own risk.
9.2 The inclusion of links to other Websites does not imply that Opodo promotes, vouches for, guarantees or recommends these sites. These links are only used as informative references, without any valuation of the content, owners, services or products offered therein.
If you are travelling into or out of the EU, or on an EU carrier, you may have rights which you can assert against the relevant airline in the event that your flight is cancelled, delayed or you are denied boarding. For more information about EC Regulation 261/2004, please click here >
Please contact our customer services team if you have any other enquiries or complaints relating to your booking prior to departure. If you have a complaint relating to a Travel Supplier and/or hotel during your stay, please ensure that you officially log your complaint with the relevant Travel Supplier and/or hotel prior to your return.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not behave in a way which is inappropriate or causes offence or danger to others or which risks damage to property belonging to others (including but not limited to drunkenness and/or air rage) while on your holiday or using a service/product. If your behaviour is inappropriate and/or causes offence, or damage to others, or risks damage to property belonging to others, we and/or our Travel Suppliers (eg airline staff) may cancel you booking, in which case our and our Travel Supplier's responsibility to you will cease immediately and you will not be eligible for any refunds, payments of compensation and/or any reimbursement of any cost or expenses you may incur as a result of such termination. Further, you will be liable to reimburse us for any expenses we incur as a result of such termination.
If your behaviour or the behaviour of any members of your travelling party causes any aircraft to be diverted, Opodo and/or the carrier will hold you and those members jointly and individually liable for all costs incurred as a result of that diversion. This may also result in you being denied boarding on your return flight at the discretion of your airline as per their conditions of carriage.
We cannot accept liability for the behaviour of others in your accommodation, or flight, or for any facilities/services withdrawn as a result of their action.
10.4.1 These Terms and Conditions contain the entire agreement between the parties in relation to its subject matter.
10.4.2 If at any time any part of these Terms and Conditions (including any one or more of the clauses of these Terms and Conditions or any sub-clause or paragraph or any part of one or more of these clauses) is held to be or becomes void or otherwise unenforceable for any reason under any applicable law, the same shall be deemed omitted from these Terms and Conditions and the validity and/or enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall not in any way be affected or impaired as a result of that omission.
Opodo reserves the right to change or update these T&Cs from time to time without prior notice to you. The current version of the T&Cs will be displayed within the Website from the date on which any changes come into effect. Continued use of the Site following any changes to the Terms and Conditions shall constitute your acceptance of such changes.
You may not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these T&Cs without Opodo’s prior written consent. We may transfer any of our rights or obligations under these T&Cs without your prior written consent.
These General Terms and Conditions, as well as any relation between Opodo and the User, shall be governed by the laws of England & Wales. To the extent legally permitted both parties are subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts of the city of London for any litigious issue arising from the existence, content and/or interpretation of these General Terms and Conditions or from any relation between Opodo and the User. The European Commission provides for an online dispute resolution platform, which you can access here: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. If you would like to bring a matter to our attention, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We act as intermediary in the purchase of Your air ticket. The contract of carriage is between you and your Travel Supplier and will be subject to their terms and conditions.
Fare Rules: For itineraries consisting of different routes and more than one base fare, more than one set of fare rules may apply. In this instance, the most restrictive fare rules will be applied. Please ensure you read all fare terms and conditions relating to your booking. There can be additional terms which are specific for each fare. For example, tickets are normally non-changeable and non-refundable and most airlines reserve the right to make schedule changes and cancel confirmed bookings. We are not responsible for such actions and We will provide all reasonable assistance You may need through Our Customer Service team.
No show: If you have purchased a return ticket, a ‘no show’ for the outward journey may result in your return ticket being cancelled by the airline. Changes and cancellations cannot be made by email but you may contact Our Customer Service team by phone.
Combination Flights: In certain cases, in order to provide special return fares, We combine two one way fares on different airlines or on the same airline. This means that you will have two separate bookings (one for your outbound flight and one for your inbound flight) and each booking will have its own fare rules. If you need to cancel one of the flights, it is possible to keep the other without incurring any additional charges. Any cancellations, schedule changes or other modifications to one of the flights will not affect the other flight, and the fare rules of the other flight will still apply. For example, if you cancel one of the flights, the other airline is not obliged to refund the other part of the journey and offer you a change of itinerary. You may incur costs of any change with the other flight if it is necessary. Flights must be used in the order set out in your itinerary - eg a failure to use the outbound flight or first stage of a journey could invalidate the rest of the ticket.
Additional Services: Airlines may charge for additional services such as checked baggage, airport check-in, preferred seating, flight entertainment (if available), food, drink and snacks etc. Any charges for these additional services are not included in the price of your air ticket unless explicitly provided otherwise and must be paid to the airline directly. We are not responsible for any additional costs incurred and advise you to contact the relevant airline to add any additional services and verify charges.
Baggage Allowance: Please check your baggage allowance by visiting the airline’s website. Please note if your flight includes more than one route, you may have different baggage allowances. This can even be the case when flying with the same airline, if for instance one flight is international and the other is domestic. This may mean that you are charged for any luggage in excess of the lower limit on the flight which has the lower luggage limit.
Always ensure you check the minimum check-in time for your flight. The recommended minimum check-in time for international flights is 120 minutes prior to departure and for domestic flights, 90 minutes before departure. Nevertheless, it is possible that some airports and/or airlines may require a longer time. If you have purchased a return ticket, the airline requires you to confirm your return flight booking at least 72 hours before travel. If you do not reconfirm your return journey directly with the airline, it could be cancelled. It is highly recommendable (especially if You are travelling first class), that you check in with enough time if you have special requests regarding your seat. We have no control over the assignment of seats, even if they are reserved previously with the airline, and it cannot be guaranteed that specific seats are available on departure.
Transfers: We are not responsible for any cost incurred for transfers between airports or terminals.
Stop Overs: It may be possible that flights with special fares or better prices do not necessarily take the most direct route. Some itineraries require a change of plane en route. A flight described as direct is when there is no need to change planes during the trip. Nevertheless there could be stops en route to refuel or drop off/collect passengers. The details of stopovers will be provided during the booking process and will be clearly identified both on the Website and on your itinerary, which We will send you when you make your booking.
Time: Flight timings are provided by airlines and are subject to Air Traffic Control restrictions. All means of transportation are subject to weather conditions and the need for constant maintenance and the ability of passengers to check in on time. There is no guarantee that transport will depart at the times stated on any itinerary or tickets which you receive. All timings are estimates only, and We do not have any liability to you for any delay which may arise or for any schedule alterations. If you are notified of any change to your travel arrangements directly by the Travel Supplier, it is your responsibility to act upon this information and update Us if the change will impact any other part of your travel arrangements.
This section refers to flight bookings only. If you have booked a low-cost airline flight as part of a Flight + Hotel package, please refer to section 4.6 above.
In the event low-cost airlines are included in your flight search, we will search the low-cost airline database, and then if you choose to buy, we will process the booking on your behalf. You may receive a confirmation email directly from the low-cost airline.
Your contract will be with the relevant low-cost airline. You will be subject to the terms and conditions of the low-cost airline. These can be viewed before you complete your booking, by clicking on the Terms and Conditions link, upon request from our call centres and after booking on your confirmation email or on the low-cost airline's website.
Please note that low-cost airlines may depart from smaller, regional and/or secondary airports.
Denied Boarding Regulations
Where a flight ticket is downgraded or a flight cancelled, delayed, or boarding is denied by any carrier in circumstances which would entitle you to compensation under the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004, then you are obliged to claim the appropriate sums pursuant to those Regulations from the carrier. Any sums received by you in this respect constitute the full amount of your entitlement to compensation for all matters flowing from the carrier's actions and which fall within the scope of the Denied Boarding Regulations.
Contracts for car rental booked through our site shall be with the relevant Travel Supplier and subject to their terms and conditions.
All drivers must display a full valid driving licence at time of pick up. Licence must be valid for at least 12 months from the last day of your car rental period and both paper and photo licences must be presented. You may also be asked to present a credit card as security for any damage that may be caused to the vehicle during your rental. It is your responsibility to ensure that there are sufficient funds available on the credit card to comply with the terms and conditions of your Travel Supplier. Failure to meet any of these requirements will invalidate your car rental and Opodo will not be responsible for any costs you may incur. Customers renting a vehicle for pick-up in any country outside the European Union (EU) must be an EU resident and must present a full, valid GB or EC/EEA licence.
If you fail to cancel your booking prior to the pick-up time and do not collect the vehicle on the pick-up date, or if you fail to comply with the pick-up terms in accordance with the car supplier’s terms and conditions, most of the car rental providers reserve the right to make a ‘no show’ charge of up to 100% of the total value of the vehicle rental.
Contracts for hotel and other accommodation booked through our site shall be with the relevant Travel Supplier and subject to their terms and conditions.
Specific terms and conditions for cancellations and modifications will be available to view on Our Website during the booking process or by prior request to Our Customer Service centre and will also be explained in your confirmation email. When you modify a booking, it is your responsibility to ensure that it does not conflict with any other product or service you have purchased.
Classifications. We offer star ratings as a general guide. You should be aware that these are not necessarily the official local rating and that standards can vary between hotels and accommodation of the same class in different countries, and even in the same country. Different countries have different standards; a 3 star hotel in one country is not necessarily equivalent to a 3 star hotel in another.
Check-in / Checkout times - Generally guests can check into a hotel or other accommodation around 3pm and check out at 11am, local time. However, local variances may apply. Check-in and check-out times will normally be displayed on your hotel booking confirmation email. Should you require more information, please contact us.
Images - While we endeavour to ensure that property images and descriptions of amenities and facilities displayed on Opodo are an accurate and up to date representation of the properties, we cannot guarantee this always to be the case as we obtain this information from our Travel Suppliers. The images and information are provided to give a general "feel" for the hotel.
Images of room types do not necessarily represent the bed configuration of the room being purchased. For example, a triple room in North America may consist of one double bed and one single bed or a double room in Austria may consist of two single beds. Also, there may be an additional charge for extra beds or cots. Please contact the hotel directly to confirm the exact bed configuration before purchase if required.
Breakfast is not included unless otherwise stated. Some hotels may charge additional local taxes.
Unless we have provided you with specific cancellation terms, please be aware that in the event of cancellation or no show you will normally be required to forfeit the entire booking amount. If you are advised of a date by which you can cancel and if applicable a cancellation fee then after this date if you cancel or do not show up, the full amount is payable.