TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.
These Terms and Conditions provide for the terms of the contractual relation between Bookmalta.com acting as a broker for various suppliers and a client and/or customer using this website and/or purchasing services through it (hereinafter referred to as "the client" or "the customer"). Bookmalta.com provides accommodation and transport from a wide range of accommodation providers and carrier airlines, ships and car rental companies. The provision of such travel arrangements will be subject to the terms of each supplier as part of the conditions of contract with us (either as agent for the supplier or as part of our holiday package. All of the suppliers’ terms and conditions cannot be listed here but the client / customer must read them carefully. The main companies that we do business with are listed below but due to the wide range of travel products that we provide, as agent as well as part of our holiday packages, there are many more. The conditions of carriage and/or contract for these suppliers may be found on their own web sites. If it is not possible to find these conditions of carriage and/or contract, contact should be taken with us.
All rates are in the currency specified each time. The rates are subject to changes due to currency fluctuations, the increase of VAT or of any other taxes. Any such increase/decrease will automatically affect the published rates. The valid rates for any service booked are as published on the Bookmalta.com website at the time of reservation.
2.1 RATES EXCEPT UK POUND?S?, US DOLLAR?S? & SWISS FRANCS
All currency rates except UK Pounds, US Dollars & Swiss Francs are provided for convenience purposes only. Bookings for such listings shall be accepted in Euro currency only and payment for such bookings shall accordingly be processed and cleared in Euro currency. www.bookmalta.com will not be liable for any fees or charges which may occur by the cardholder's issuer.
2.2 NON-REFUNDABLE RATES
Sometimes some rooms may appear to be non-refundable. These rooms carry special restrictions and conditions. Please read the rate rules below for any such rooms prior to making your reservation.
ADVANCED PURCHASE / NON-REFUNDABLE RATES. Rules & Restrictions on payments for bookings made via Bookmalta.com for Advance Purchase / Non-Refundable rates are not refundable and bookings may not be modified. Rooms & Rates are subject to availability at participating hotels.
ADVANCED PURCHASE / NON-REFUNDABLE RATES. Full payment in advance required. The credit card will be charged instantly for the full duration of stay even if the booking is not used. No restrictions to the online purchase date and subject to hotel availability at the time of booking. The Advance Purchase / Non-Refundable Rate discounts vary for each hotel. Reservations made with non refundable rates cannot be changed, refunded, partially refunded, exchanged, cancelled or transferred to another party. No refunds for non-arrival on check-in date.
Modification/Cancellation of Reservation: It is not permitted to modify a Non Refundable Rate reservation. In the event that a Non Refundable Reservation needs to be cancelled the full amount paid will be retained as cancellation fee and no refund or partial refund will be due.
Charges cannot be applied to other stays, services or merchandise. No rates or hotel availability are guaranteed until full payment is received. Bookmalta.com reserves the right to cancel a reservation without notice if we become aware of, or are notified of, any fraud or illegal activity associated with the payment for the reservation.
3. PAYMENT TERMS
Payments for the services chosen and agreed on must be done as displayed within this website and/or system. By clicking on the "Book now" button after entering your credit card number you are deemed to be submitting a binding offer to the Company.No contractual or other obligations will be created for Bookmalta.com, unless payment in full is received by Bookmalta.com for all the services to be provided to the customer/ client and agreed on through this website. Bookmalta.com reserves the right to enable/disable its prepayment option in this web site. The percentage quote of prepayment will be shown on this web site or during the payment process of the Partner Company and/or customer. Bookmalta.com reserves the right to increase/decrease the prepayment percentage quote at any time.
By making a reservation with Bookmalta.com you accept and agree to the relevant cancellation and no-show policy. The general cancellation and no-show policy of each service is made available on our website during the reservation procedure and varies according to the selected service and/or date. Please note that certain rates or special offers are not eligible for cancellation or change. Please check the room details thoroughly for any such conditions prior to making your reservation. Any lesser charges are subject to the discretion of Bookmalta.com, and after discussion with the affected partner.
In the event of a confirmed booking being unavailable, Bookmalta.com will endeavor to offer an alternative solution of the same or higher standard in same location/area or manner. In the event where this is not possible Bookmalta.com may offer a full refund if the alternative solution is not preferred. Bookmalta.com will also endeavor to contact the Partner prior to the client’s departure and advise him/her of this unavailability. In the case where this is not possible Bookmalta.com will endeavor to ensure that the relevant supplier looks after any changes as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Bookmalta.com reserves the right to cancel a reservation in the event of system error, system malfunctions and/or price calculation error.
4.1 CREDIT NOTE KEY INFORMATION IN CASE OF CANCELLATION
In the event that a client wishes to cancel a reservation, Bookmalta.com has the right to issue a Credit Note (after deducting any cancellation or administration fees). The credit due will appear in the client's online account for future use. In such cases a refund to the client's credit card will not be processed. If you are entitled to a Credit Note you will be notified via email where the credit will be available for your use once you log in to your online account. In the event that the credit voucher is not used within the given period and a refund is due, Bookmalta.com will deduct the administration fee relative to the value of the credit voucher.
5. PAY LATER OPTION
If applicable and available, certain accommodation providers offer the opportunity for reservations to be paid (wholly or partly and as required under the payment policy of the accommodation) to the accommodation provider during the reservation process by means of secure online payment (all to the extent offered and supported by your bank). Payment is safely processed from your credit/debit card or bank account to the bank account of the accommodation provider through a third party payment processor.
For certain rates or special offers, please note that your credit card may be pre-authorized or charged (sometimes without any option for refund) upon reservation and confirmation of the booking. Please check the room details thoroughly for any such conditions prior to making your reservation.
In the event of credit card fraud or unauthorized use of your credit card by third parties, most banks and credit card companies bear the risk and cover all the charges resulting from such fraud or misuse, which may sometimes be subject to a deductible (usually set at EUR 50 (or the equivalent in your local currency)).
By making a reservation with an accommodation provider, you accept and agree to the relevant cancellation and no-show policy of that accommodation provider, and to any additional (delivery) terms and conditions of the accommodation provider that may apply to your reservation or during your stay, including for services rendered and/or products offered by the accommodation provider (the delivery terms and conditions of an accommodation provider can be obtained with the relevant accommodation provider). The general cancellation and no-show policy of each accommodation provider is made available on our website on the accommodation information pages, during the reservation procedure and in the confirmation email. Please note that certain rates or special offers are not eligible for cancellation or change. Please check the room details thoroughly for any such conditions prior to making your reservation. Please note that a reservation which requires down payment or (wholly or partly) prepayment may be cancelled (without a prior notice of default or warning) insofar the relevant (remaining) amount(s) cannot be collected in full on the relevant payment date in accordance with the relevant payment policy of the accommodation and the reservation. Late payment, wrong bank, debit or credit card details, invalid credit/debit cards or insufficient funds are for your own risk and account and you shall not be entitled to any refund of any (non-refundable) prepaid amount unless the accommodation agrees or allows otherwise under its (pre)payment and cancellation policy.
If you wish to review, adjust your personal details or cancel your reservation, please visit the "My Reservation" section on bookmalta.com and follow the instructions therein. Please note that you may be charged for your cancellation in accordance with the accommodation provider's cancellation, (pre)payment and no-show policy or not be entitled to any repayment of any (pre)paid amount. We recommend that you read the cancellation, (pre)payment and no-show policy of the accommodation provider carefully prior to making your reservation and remember to make further payments on time as may be required for the relevant reservation.
6. RESERVATION AMENDMENTS
Reservation amendments will be charged at 10 Euros per booking or equivalent as per below currency exchange rates:
• EUR 10.00 = GBP 8.00
• EUR 10.00 = USD 10.00
• EUR 10.00 = CHF 10.00
Please note that the rate our Customer Service Team give to a guest for a requested amendment is subject to change and will be re-confirmed at the time of amendment.
Should the customer have reason to make a complaint, the complaint must be made and a remedy requested immediately on location to the office referred to in the confirmation. The right to raise claims is invalidated if a participant omits to notify a defect on location.
8. TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SERVICES
All contracts for flights concluded through Bookmalta.com are governed by Malta Law, E.U. Regulation 261/2004 of 11 February 2004, and the Rules set out by the International Air Transport Association as revised from time to time Clients/ passengers on a journey involving an ultimate destination or a stop in a country other than the country of origin or other than a E.U. Member- State, are advised that the provisions of a treaty known as the Warsaw Convention of 1929 may be applicable to the entire journey, including any portion entirely within the country of origin or destination. The Courts of the Republic of Malta have absolute jurisdiction for all contracts concluded hereby. All provisions provided in the terms and conditions 1-26 apply to the bookings of flights as well except when in conflict with the provisions of the present section 10.
Air Carrier: air transport undertaking with a valid operating licence.
Operating Air Carrier: air carrier that performs or intends to perform a flight under a contract with a passenger or on behalf of another person, legal or natural, having a contract with that passenger.
Package: pre arranged combination of not fewer than two of the following when sold or offered for sale and when the service covers a period of more than 24 hours or includes overnight accommodation: (transport, accommodation, and other tourist services not ancillary to the former two).
Denied Boarding: means a refusal to carry passengers on a flight, although they have presented themselves for boarding except where there are reasonable grounds to deny them boarding, such as reasons of health, safety or security, or inadequate travel documentation.
Cancellation: means the non-operation of a flight which was previously planned and on which at least one place was reserved.
Ticket is a valid document giving entitlement to transport, or something equivalent in paperless form, including electronic form (E-Ticket), issued or authorized by the air carrier or its authorized agent.
Validity: Tickets as a general rule are valid for one year, starting from the date issued, except when otherwise provided expressly in the tickets or in Air Carrier’s tariffs, conditions of carriage, or any relevant regulations.
Name changes: Not permitted
Other changes: Whether changes or cancellations can be made depends on the fare conditions of the specific ticket bought. Please contact us at least 3 working days prior to your departure date and before attempting to make any changes or cancellations.
An administration fee of EUR 20 per ticket will apply to this service in addition to any charges applied by the airline.
Courier delivery/ postal charge may apply.
Air Carriers reserve the right to modify the flight schedule at any time prior to departure.
Name of the Air Carrier
The Air Carrier’s full name and its abbreviation must appear in Air Carrier's tariffs, conditions of carriage, regulations or timetables. The Air Carrier's name may not appear in full on the ticket, but it must be abbreviated.
Address of the Air Carrier on the Ticket
The address of the Air Carrier shall be deemed to be the airport of departure as indicated next to the first abbreviation of carrier's name in the ticket. The agreed stopping places are those places indicated in this ticket or as indicated in carrier's timetables as scheduled stopping places on the passenger's route. Carriage to be performed hereunder by several successive carriers shall be considered as a single operation.
Limitation of baggage Liability
Liability for delay, loss or damage to baggage shall be borne entirely by the Air Carrier and is limited unless a higher value is declared in advance and additional charges are paid. For specific types of articles excess valuation may be declared in cooperation with the Air-Carrier. Some Air Carriers exclude liability for fragile, valuable or perishable articles. In the case of a damaged baggage and within a period of 7 days from the day of the receipt of the baggage, the Client-Passenger must file his/her complaint in writing and must be addressed to the Air Carrier. In case of delay of baggage, the complaint must be made within 21 days from date the baggage was delivered.
8.2 TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR VILLAS
Type of accommodation
Please note that the property you are renting may not be an official tourist structure, such as a hotel, residences etc, but a private dwelling. Being such, there is no standard of categories that are internationally recognized; indeed it reflects the architectures and furnishings, the local traditions and the personal taste of the owner. This is precisely the kind of holiday that we offer: the chance to partake in the culture of the area chosen, living for a few days or weeks in the same surrounding as an inhabitant would. We cannot however exclude the possibility that these differences can sometimes result in minor inconveniences due to the special nature of its architecture and of traditions in the area, but which cannot be perceived as complaints. In order to minimize this factor, of course we use certain minimum standards for all the properties we have.
License agreement for Aeolos Villas Malta
Please note that by renting a villa from Aeolos Villas Malta, you agree to the following terms & conditions:
a) Legal status of the license: By renting these premises you, our guest, are entering into a licensing agreement, the purpose of which is also to protect your interests and to make your holiday as comfortable as possible.
b) Entering this license always concerns a temporary and holiday residence. The premises may not be used as a principal, or even secondary, residence and the guest may not carry on any commercial, craft or professional activity there. Consequently, this license shall be governed by the provisions of as well as by the terms and conditions provided for in these presents.
c) Duration: The license will come to an end and on expiry of the period laid out in the reservation as requested and confirmed by Aeolos Villas Malta-who represents the owner of the premises- without any agreement to give notice. The license may not be extended without the prior written agreement by the owner and his representatives: Aeolos Villas Malta.
d) Number and minimum age of occupants: The premises covered by this license may, not be occupied by a number of persons greater than that given in the reservation also for your own comfort, because we will not prepare the villa for a greater number. Please note that unfortunately we will not accept any non accompanied tenants under the age of 18 years of age.
e) Insurance: We recommend our guests to be insured by a well known insurance company against risks of theft, fire, and water damage, both of his/her own licensing risks and for the property licensed, as well as for claims by neighbors, and to be kindly shown when requested by the owner. Consequently, the owner declines all liability for claims that it’s insurance may take against the guest in the event of a loss. Under no circumstances shall Aeolos Villas Malta be held liable if our guests are not insured.
f) Main obligations of the Guest: 1: Only occupy the premises as a holiday residence. 2: To kindly follow all residential rules & regulations. 3: Not to sub license the premises to third parties. 4: not to store any furnishings there with the exception of your small personal items. 5: Not to modify the layout of the property’s furnishings. 6: Although we respect the rights of animals and pets please do not bring any domestic animals without the owner’s consent. 7: During the license period, to allow for any work that needs to be carried out also for your benefit. 8: To take reasonable care of the premises and to return them in a good state of cleanliness-in case the apartment is not returned in such state, then unfortunately the guest may be billed 25 Euros for any additional hour of cleaning that needs to be done, because we, in our turn, will pay for these additional charges 9: To immediately inform the owner in case of an accident or deterioration so that we take all steps to re establish your comfort and enjoyment. 10: To make sure that the arrival and departure times are known by the owner as informed in the reservation and in accordance to terms and conditions given.
g) The owner’s main obligations are: 1: To give access to the licensed and reserved premises as agreed in good working condition. 2: To ensure the guest enjoys the premises licensed. 3: To maintain the premises in a condition to be used as intended. 4: At all times, keep keys of the premises and have access to the premises in order to improve or inspect levels of cleanliness and comfort as per our high standards. 5: To provide or have visible access to the relevant guest information.
h) Termination clause: In the case of non- payment of the license fee on the dates agreed, or the cost of consumption is greater than normal, or in the case of breach of any of mentioned obligations provided in clause e, the owner may unfortunately demand an immediate termination of this agreement.
Payments and deposits
In order to confirm your stay, a deposit of 10% of the full payment (or full payment if bookings within 30 days of arrival at the villa) must be paid at the time of booking. The deposit is unfortunately non refundable in the event of failure to pay on time.
Your Licensing agreement
A binding agreement (see above section concerning licensing agreement) between us comes into existence when you pay the deposit in order to ensure also the right to your holiday. If you cancel after paying the deposit our normal cancellation charges may apply.
Guests will be required to pay a security deposit of between 200.00 to 500.00 euro's upon arrival, according to the villa or apartment classification booked. This security deposit is to cover any costs due to any damage(s) by yourself or any member of your party. If no deductions are required, a full refund will be made upon departure from the property. Should the security deposit not be sufficient to cover any damage(s) or service charges incurred by yourself and/or your party, you will be responsible for the extra payment immediately and upon request by the owner's representative.
Cancellation Policy for Villas
Should you need to cancel your stay after the contract has begun, please immediately advise us by email or fax. Your notice of cancellation will be effective when it is received only in writing. As we incur costs from the time your bookings is confirmed and we may be unable to resell your period of stay, the following cancellation charges may be payable. Where the cancellation charge is shown as a percentage, this is calculated on the basis of the total cost of the booking excluding amendment charges. Amendment charges are not refundable in the event of cancellation.
Number of Days prior the check-in dates Cancellation charge
1 Day - 6 Days 100%
7 Days - 13 Days 75%
14 Days - 29 Days 30%
Over 30 Days Free Cancellation
Depending on the reason of cancellation, you may be able to reclaim these charges (less any excess) under the terms of any insurance policy you may have. Claims must be made directly to the Insurance Company.
Arrival & Departure times from the Villa
Our Guests may normally take possession from 4 pm on the day of arrival and are expected to vacate the property by 11 am on the morning of departure. This allows time for cleaning and making the villa ready for our next arriving guests. Any changes in arrival and departure times are subject to availability and request upon the actual arrival/departure days.
The cost of your stay
We reserve the right to lower or increase the prices of accommodation at any time.
The price of your stay will be confirmed at the time of booking, subject to the correction of errors.
We kindly reserve the right to correct errors in both advertized and confirmed prices. We will do so as soon as we become aware of the error.
Changes made by you regarding your reservation
Should you wish to make any changes to your confirmed booking, please notify us by mail as soon as possible. Whilst we will try to help, we cannot guarantee we will be able to meet any such requests. Where we can, an amendment - fee may be payable together with any costs incurred by ourselves.
From time to time, building work and its associated noise is unavoidable. We do not control such work, and we do not receive advance notice of when it will begin. Where we are aware of such building work, we will let you know as soon as possible if we think that relevant works will affect the quality of your holiday.
Should you have a problem on your holiday, please report it to our villa representative the soonest possible and no longer than 24 hours from the time of its occurrence. Any verbal notification must be confirmed in writing as soon as possible. Our duty is to investigate and give the best possible solution for you.
Special needs and requirements
Our Villas unfortunately may not be ideally suited for clients with disabilities, although some are more suitable than others. If you have a disability and need specific answers to specific questions, then it would be our pleasure to have them in writing, so that we include them on your final reservation. We are unable to give special facilities without knowing your requirements.
Electricity consumption & the environment
Electricity consumption is included in your price. However, if the demand is higher than expected, due to excessive use of electrical appliances such as air conditioners, we may ask for additional charges. Our environmental policy depicts that while not in the premises all electrical usable appliances must be shut off in order to conserve energy.
Inventory of household items
All items exceeding the amount of Euro 250.00 are listed and priced according to current market prices and an inventory may be conveniently placed in your Villa. In case of any damage, then a charge may incur according to these prices.
Public Liability Clause
Bookmalta.com accepts no liability for any injuries/losses incurred by the tenants and/or visitors during their stay in the property nor loss or damage to any luggage and/or personal belongings. Tenants are advised to take out their own personal insurance at the time of booking.
8.3 TRAVEL INSURANCE
Bookmalta.com strongly advises that you take out a policy of insurance together with your flight reservation in order to cover you and your party against the cost of medical expenses; in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and money; and other expenses. Please check it carefully to ensure that all the details are correct. Failure to disclose relevant information will affect your insurance. Please note that the sale of travel insurance on the Bookmalta.com website is administered by our partner Mondial Assistance (Greece) Limited, a member of the Mondial Assistance Group. The contract is subject to terms and conditions, which are accessible during the booking process. You can contact Mondial Asstistance directly regarding your travel insurance on the contact details mentioned on your Policy document issued and send by email to you after you complete your reservation.
Final travel arrangements
Please ensure that all your travel, passport, visa (if required) and insurance documents are in order and that you have a copy of your Insurance Policy in case you needed.
In case of dates changes of your journey you have to contact directly with the Travel Insurance company and request change of your Travel Insurance contract and policy. Bookmalta.com is not responsible for the availability, protection policy of personal information, page content, or any damage caused by the usage 3 party pages sites as you have access to those pages with your own responsibility. The supplier providing travel insurance on this website is independent contractor and not agent or employee of Bookmalta.com. Bookmalta.com is not liable for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any such suppliers or for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting there from. Bookmalta.com has no liability and will make no refund in the event of any delay, cancellation, overbooking, strike, Force Majeure or other causes beyond its direct control, and it has no responsibility for any additional expense, omissions, delays, re-routing or acts of any government or authority.
9. RESTRICTION OF LIABILITY
Any exclusion or limitation of liability of Air Carrier shall apply to and shall cover all agents servants and representatives of the Air Carrier and any person whose aircraft is used by the Air Carrier for carriage and its agents, servants and representatives. Bookmalta.com cannot be responsible for delays, accidents, losses, changes of schedules, damages, etc, that may occur in any of its suppliers' services. Bookmalta.com will not be liable for any damages or injury caused by, including but not limited to, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation of transmission, computer virus, or line failure.
Bookmalta.com will not be liable for any damages or injury, including but not limited to, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this website, even if there is negligence, or if Bookmalta.com or an authorized Bookmalta.com representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or both. In all cases, Bookmalta.com total liability for all losses, damages, and causes of action (in contract, tort including without limitation, negligence), or otherwise will not be greater than the amount paid to access this website and/or its services.
10. ITINERARIES AND PROGRAMS
Bookmalta.com reserves its right to modify and/or change, without notice, any itineraries or programs presented in this website, or anything else presented in this website, as a result of changes caused by service suppliers or third persons in general or any other reason.
11. STAR RATINGS AND QUALITY OF ACCOMMODATION
The client/customer/partner acknowledges that star and any other ratings are merely a general outline based on the ratings of our company’s contracting department combined with the official rating of Malta (governed by the Malta Tourism Organization) and may not be relied up on to identify the quality of the accommodation. Standards can vary within the classifications, and this is usually reflected in the price. The same applies for amenities offered and contracted such as: Single rooms, baby cots, roll down or pull out, or extra beds and any other amenities described.
12. ACCURACY OF INFORMATION
Bookmalta.com and its suppliers have taken reasonable care to ensure that the content of the website including all hotels and other information are accurate.The hotel and other information provided are listings provided by relevant suppliers. Bookmalta.com publishes such information in BONA FIDE. THE PARTNER ACKNOWLEDGES AND ACCEPTS THAT Bookmalta.com CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INACCURACIES IN SUCH INFORMATION, NOR CAN LIABILITY BE ACCEPTED FOR CHANGES TO FACILITIES WHICH ARE NOT NOTIFIED TO Bookmalta.com BY THE RELEVANT HOTEL AND OTHER SUPPLIERS IN QUESTION.
The order of the hotels appearance might be affected due to the commercial agreements we have with certain hotels. For those hotels that we have made special commercial agreements we have added a special label with the text <<Top Deal>> in the Hotel search results
THE CUSTOMER/CLIENT/PARTNER ALSO ACKNOWLEDGES THAT: (I) WHILE Bookmalta.com ENDEAVOURS TO KEEP ACCURATE AND UP-DATED ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE, Bookmalta.com CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR MISLEADING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE HOTEL OR OTHER LISTINGS OR INFORMATION, AND (II) THE HOTEL OR OTHER LISTINGS MAY CONTAIN ERRORS.
The room photos are indicative and may not correspond to the actual room type featured.
If a certain facility is important to the client, then the client/customer should check with Bookmalta.com or the supplier that this facility or feature will be available during the client’s dates of stay.
13. DUTY TO COOPERATE
In the event of disruption to the Services provided each participant is obligated in the framework of statutory regulations to cooperate in avoiding or minimising possible damage.
14. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
This web site may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than Bookmalta.com. Such Hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. Bookmalta.com does not control such web sites and is not responsible for their content. Bookmalta.com incursion of hyperlinks to such web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.
15. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS
Any software that is made available to download from this website ("software") is the copyright work of Bookmalta.com and/or of the owner of this website, its affiliates and or their suppliers.Any use of this software is subject to the "fore signed agency/or licence agreement." All materials contained in this Website are the copyright property of Bookmalta.com and/or of the owner of this website, or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third party licensors.No material from this may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. Only one copy of the materials may be downloaded on each computer.
16. RESTRICTIONS & PROHIBITION ON IMPORTATION & ON EXPORTATION
Trade is one activity that can lead to negative impacts on species, especially on endangered species. A number of such species have experienced serious decline in populations due to demand either for the specimens themselves, or for parts or derivatives therefrom.
Trade-related impacts on species are addressed on an international basis by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Known as CITES, this Convention aims at ensuring that international trade does not threaten wild plant and animal species. It does this by subjecting trade to controls on import, export and re-export of species by applying compliance controls and certifications. Differences apply whether goods are being moved within the European Union, where there is freedom of trade and hence lesser controls, or whether there is trade to or from outside the European Union.
Many people are quite mistaken in thinking that CITES only concerns exotic animals such as tigers or bears, or parts from such animals like elephant tusks and rhino horns, and that members of the general public are not really affected by its implications. In reality, many commonplace goods and transactions involve CITES species or derivatives. Many species of pets, such as tortoises and parrots, are CITES-listed, and so are many birds of prey. Food delicacies such as caviar (eggs of sturgeon), certain high quality timber used in furniture or musical instruments, such as rosewoods and certain mahoganies, the leather derived from certain animal species such as that of alligators, many cacti species, and various plant extracts used in the manufacture of cosmetics, health supplements and diet pills, are CITES-listed and require compliance checks and pre-authorisations especially when imported from outside of the EU.
You can find more information on all of the prohibitions and restrictions, which passengers may carry with them on the website of Malta Environment & Resources Authority (ERA) page in the section of Trade in Protected Species & CITES.
17. AREA OF JURISDICTION-GOVERNING LAW
These terms and conditions are subject to the Laws of the Republic of Malta and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of Malta.
18. FORCE MAJEURE
If as a consequence of Force Majeure, Bookmalta.com is obliged to curtail, Alter or cancel a booking and/or any services agreed, the partner and/or client/customer shall not be entitled to claim compensation and/or refund for any loss arising as a consequence of the said curtailment, alteration or cancellation. The term “Force Majeure” includes but is not limited to acts of God, natural disaster, fire and any other destruction of any accommodation booked, riots, acts of civil or international war, natural disasters, fires, exercise of municipal, legislative, military or other authority, strikes, industrial action, or any other reason beyond the control of Bookmalta.com.
19. AMENDMENT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Bookmalta.com reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time. This Agreement cannot otherwise be altered without prior consultation and agreement with Bookmalta.com.
20. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Terms and Conditions contain the entire agreement between Bookmalta.com and the Client and supersedes any prior understandings or agreements (whether oral or written) regarding the subject matter and may not be amended or modified unless expressly agreed by Bookmalta.com in writing.
21. SYSTEM INTEGRITY
The usage of any device, routine, or software which inhibits or interferes with the running of the Bookmalta.com website or any booking concluded upon it is strictly prohibited. Any action which creates a load on Bookmalta.com or infrastructure which may be considered unreasonable or disproportionate is strictly prohibited.
22. NO GUARANTEE OF CONTINUOUS ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE
Bookmalta.com does not guarantee continuous access without interruption to its website, nor does Bookmalta.com guarantee secure access to its services. The performance of Bookmalta.com may be interfered with many factors outside its control.
The headings used in these terms and conditions are included for convenience only and shall not define, extend, limit, or otherwise affect these terms and conditions.
24. EXTENT OF VALIDITY OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Any Party buying services from this website acknowledges that the provision and the purchase of such services are done according to these Terms and Conditions.
25. ASSIGNMENT IS NOT ALLOWED
The Partner/client/customer may not assign, subcontract convey or delegate his/her rights and obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
26. USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The person purchasing and/or booking services from this website agree that these Terms and Conditions are reasonable. The user consents to the use of his personal information by Bookmalta.com and/or the owner of this website and/or its third party suppliers for the purpose of providing the services contracted.
The user agrees that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists with Bookmalta.com and/or the owner of this website as a result of the use of this website or the purchase and/or booking of services through this website.
The invalidity of one or more provisions of these Terms and Conditions does not signify the invalidity of the whole Terms and Conditions.