The $79 per reservation waiver is based on shared accommodations; we will change or cancel your land package for any reason, without charge or penalty, from the time of deposit to 72 hours prior to departure. The Waiver does not cover airline penalties. It does not cover game tickets or merchandise, within 45 days of departure. Waiver may only be purchased at time of reservation and is non-refundable.
Each change made to your reservation after payment has been received will be charged a $49 change fee. Change fees are waived for those who have purchased the Waiver.
Cancellation made 60+ days prior to departure - $100.00 per person. Cancellation made less than 60 days prior to departure - $200.00 per person in addition to any hotel penalties assessed. No refunds will be made on lost, stolen or unused game tickets, Walt Disney World theme park tickets or sports merchandise once shipped. Cancellation fees are waived for those who have purchased the Waiver.
Airline Tickets & Baggage Fees
Airline tickets are Non-refundable. Many airlines have a penalty to change, plus any fare difference. Some group airline tickets have no value if the ticket is not used. Flight schedules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions apply. Many of our packages do not include airfare. Please check your itinerary carefully. Fees for checked bags vary by airline. Please check with your carrier for the most up-to-date information, limits and fees.
Sports Marketing USA guarantees package price only when paid in full at time of booking.
Travel Documents and Merchandise
Documents are sent approximately two weeks prior to departure. Please note an additional charge will apply to ship documents to Canada or any address outside the United States.
Your rental car includes all taxes, fees and surcharges. These charges often exceed 30% of the base rental rate. Gas, insurance, drop charges, and overtime costs are not included and are payable by participants directly to rental car company. Driver must be 25, have a valid driver's license and a major credit card. Debit cards with a VISA or MasterCard logo are accepted however the card must have available funds of $200.00 to cover any incidental charges in order to secure the rental. Additional driver fee may apply.
Hotels generally require a credit card or cash deposit upon check-in to cover incidental hotel charges. Participants are individually responsible for all incidental charges. All incidental charges are to be paid directly to the hotel by the participant upon check-out. Guest requests for specific room types, including smoking, non-smoking or specific bedding types, are subject to availability at time of check-in and are requests only and cannot be guaranteed.
Travelers are advised that insurance is available covering lost or damaged baggage, medical needs trip cancellation, and certain travel-related accidents. SMUSA strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance from a licensed insurance company to cover losses due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances prevent or delay your trip. Contact SMUSA or your travel agent for additional information. The receipt by SMUSA of your deposit and/or final payment signifies that you have read and agree to these conditions.
The purchaser of a SMUSA Inc travel packages grants unrestricted right and license to use the purchaser likeness to any live or recorded video and photograph taken in connection with the Event or otherwise to the participating clubs, league, entities affiliated with the league or participating clubs, and their respective agents.
The responsibility of Sports Marketing USA Inc. also doing business as Spring Training USA is limited. SMUSA acts as agent for supplier principals, such as airlines, hotels, and car companies, who furnish lodging, transportation, and other services, and who are identified on SMUSA brochures, web site, and other promotional materials, itineraries, and travel documents. SMUSA shall not be liable for failure of travel service suppliers, including but not limited to airlines, hotels, steamship lines, railroads, car rental agencies, tour operators and consolidators to perform the services offered by such suppliers. SMUSA, in providing travel management services, does not guarantee or insure the services to be provided by any supplier, the financial position of such suppliers or the reimbursement to you from any loss experienced as a result of the financial condition of such supplier. In the event that a supplier defaults prior to providing the service to you for which payment has been made, the sole recourse for refund shall be with the defaulting supplier, from insurance covering such defaults if any or from other responsible third party unless such was caused by SMUSA. In those situations in which a supplier defaults prior to providing services, you may pursue any recourse against the supplier for refund, which may be
permitted by law or statute. SMUSA warrants that it provides the highest standards of service in the trade and will use appropriate care in selecting suppliers so as to protect you from such default. SMUSA further shall not be liable for any loss, injury, damage, or delay to any person, property (including baggage) or otherwise in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services provided by such principals. You agree that SMUSA is not responsible for any potential risks and or hazards associated with travel to destinations listed in the brochure or on the website. SMUSA further shall not be liable for any damages to any traveler in connection with terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, illness, local laws, weather, cancellation of baseball games, strikes, thefts, pilferage, defaults, additional state or local taxes assessed once travel commences, or cancellation of, or delays of, or changes in itineraries or schedules. SMUSA reserves the right to withdraw, at any time, any package or accommodations represented in its promotional materials, and to substitute hotels, or alter the itinerary as it may deem necessary. No refund for any unused portion of the travel package can be made. The passenger contract in use by the airlines concerned shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and the purchaser of these travel packages.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances, including but not limited to, negligence, shall we, and/or our providers or distributors, be liable for any damages to or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing on the site, or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, audio, or other information from the site. In no event share we and/or our providers or distributors, be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any special punitive, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind (including, but not limited to, lost profits or lost savings), whether based in contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, that arise out of or are in any way connected with the use, or the inability to use, the site or the services or materials on the site, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall our aggregate liability, or that of our providers or distributors, exceed the total charges set forth in the itinerary giving rise to any such liability. Any claim or cause of action arising from, or relating to, your access and use of, or purchase of products and/or services from the site, must be brought within one (1) year from the date on which such claim or action arose or accrued or purchase was complete. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. Your use of the site shall be at your own risk. We are acting as an intermediary or as an agent for providers of travel-related products and/or services by promoting, selling or accepting reservations or bookings for such products and/or services (such as air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, travel insurance, etc.)
Unless otherwise provided herein, notices given by SMUSA to you will be given by e-mail or by conventional mail. Notices will be sent to the e-mail address or mailing address you provide to SMUSA as part of the registration process, or to updated addresses which you provide to SMUSA via notice consistent with this paragraph. Notices given by you to SMUSA must be given by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or such updated address and number as SMUSA may provide you consistently with this notice provision. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, it is your sole responsibility to update your address for notices hereunder, and notice sent to the e-mail or conventional mailing address last provided by you to SMUSA shall be valid and binding on you regardless of whether such address has been changed, canceled, has expired, has been terminated, or otherwise becomes inoperative.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California notwithstanding any conflict of laws provisions. You irrevocably and unconditionally: (i) consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of the State of California (the "California Courts") for any litigation or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement, (ii) agree not to commence any litigation arising out of or relating to this Agreement except in the California Courts and (iii) agree not to plead or claim that such litigation brought therein has been brought in an inconvenient forum.
If any provision(s) of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect. Any failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to in writing. The section titles in this Agreement are solely used for the convenience of the parties and have no legal or contractual significance. This Agreement may be assigned in whole or in part by SMUSA Company. This Agreement may not be assigned in any manner by you without the express, prior written permission of SMUSA the Company.