1. Bookings, Deposits & Payments
Apple Vacations accepts payment by a variety of credit and debit cards, as well as the Uplift monthly payment plan. A $40 processing fee will be assessed to refund a previously applied credit card payment, and recharge the payment to a different credit card. When booking with an airline-sponsored credit card, benefits such as free baggage fees which may apply when booking with the airline directly WILL NOT apply to your Apple Vacation.
View deposit requirements here.
2. Travel Protection Plus
3. Changes & Cancellations
You must immediately notify your travel advisor to cancel or make changes to your vacation package. If you booked directly on the Apple Vacations website or through the Apple Vacations contact center, you may cancel your reservation online by retrieving your reservation here, or call 1-800-517-2000. If your plans change, your right to a refund is limited and subject to the penalties and fees shown in the table below. Passengers who do not travel are subject to 100% cancellation penalties. All changes and cancellations are subject to availability, limitations, restrictions, and fees imposed by Apple Vacations (“brand fees”) and its third-party suppliers (“supplier penalties’’ assessed directly by the airline, hotel, and/or feature providers, such as excursion operators). Certain excursion operators only allow a refund if canceled upon notice to them. Contact the excursion company for the applicable notice provision and to arrange a refund.
If you cancel your vacation or change your travel dates, flight, duration, class of service, name, departure city, or destination, the charges shown below become payable by you. Significant additional penalties (i.e. nonrefundable airline tickets and fees, nonrefundable or nontransferable hotel promotions) may apply. If the number of individuals occupying a room changes, the remaining traveler(s) will be responsible for any additional costs incurred as a result of a change in the per person occupancy rate. If all travelers change, it is considered a new booking and cancellation fees may apply. Nonrefundable hotels incur penalties upon deposit. Once travel has begun, there will be no refunds for any unused or partially used travel component for any reason. Contracted group bookings follow alternative change and cancellation policies according to the group’s contract. Many airfares and hotel reservations are nonrefundable and nontransferable, and you may be charged 100% cancellation/change penalties. Changes to, or cancellation of, a Basic Economy flight will result in forfeiture of tickets.
If you cancel your reservation and rebook within 7 days, Apple Vacations brand penalties are waived. Applicable supplier penalties may apply. Additionally, Travel Protection Plus (TPP), if selected, is considered unused if there are no supplier penalties, and can be moved to the new reservation without a reactivation fee. When rebooking 8 days or more after initial cancellation, normal fees apply, and TPP is considered used.
Exclusive Nonstop Vacation Flights
45+ days from departure: $50 per person + applicable hotel/feature penalties
44-31 days from departure: $125 per person + applicable hotel/feature penalties
30-0 days from departure: 100% nonrefundable*
Scheduled Air Packages
4+ days from departure: $100 per person + applicable air/hotel/feature penalties
3-0 days from departure: 100% nonrefundable
Land-Only Bookings: All travel dates: Applicable hotel/feature penalties
Exclusive Nonstop Vacation Flights change fees to new travel date or destination:
45+ days from departure: Applicable hotel/feature penalties
44-31 days from departure: $125 per person + applicable hotel/feature penalties
30-0 days from departure: 100% nonrefundable*
Complete name change**: $25 per person + applicable hotel/feature penalties
Other changes: $50 per booking + applicable air/hotel penalties
Other changes apply to change in airfare type/flights times, duration, class of service, departure city, or change to lower-priced hotel.
*Nonrefundable- Funds cannot be used toward a new reservation if changing dates or destination.
**Spirit Airlines does not allow complete name changes 7 days or less from departure.
Scheduled Air Packages and Land-only bookings: Applicable air/hotel/feature penalties
Scheduled Air and land-only change fees apply to new travel date, destination, flight/airfare type/flight times, duration, class of service, departure city, change to lower-priced hotel and complete name changes when allowed by hotel/airline.
Apple Vacations’ brand change fees do not apply for hotel only or scheduled air packages. Change fees apply for Exclusive Nonstop Vacation Flights (ENVF) and ENVF packages, and supplier penalties may apply. For changes to bookings with Travel Protection Plus (TPP) where no penalties were assessed, TPP is considered unused in the first instance and can be moved to a revised reservation without a reactivation fee. For changes to bookings with Travel Protection Plus (TPP) where penalties were assessed, the penalties are covered but the TPP reactivation fee applies if you wish to have this coverage on the revised booking.
4. Cancellation Reimbursement via Travel Credit and Cash Refunds
Cancellations WITH Travel Protection Plus (TPP): If you cancel your vacation, fees will be waived, and the amount due (less the cost of the TPP premium) will be in the form of travel credit if you selected the full travel credit option, or original form of payment if you selected the cash refund option.
Cancellations WITHOUT Travel Protection Plus (TPP): If you cancel your vacation, any amount due on air-inclusive vacations will be in the form of travel credit; any refund due for land-only bookings and contracted group bookings (after applicable penalties as shown below) will be in original form of payment. All applicable cancellation penalties are deducted from travel credit.
Refund allocations in original form of payment: Refund in original form of payment is posted to the original credit card charged. If multiple cards were charged, refunds are posted in proportionate amounts to the original charges. Refunds in original form of payment are generally processed within approximately 30 days of cancellation.
Reimbursement allocations in the form of travel credit:Travel credits are allocated equally among all adult (18+) passengers on the original reservation. If there were children under 18 years of age on the original reservation, their travel credit(s) are allocated equally among the adult (18+) passengers. Travel credits are generally processed one or two business days after cancellation.
5. Travel Credits
Standard change and cancellation policies apply to new bookings made with travel credit. Travel credits are valid for travel commencing within 395 days from original departure date, must be used for travel commencing by expiration date, are nontransferable and nonrefundable, have no cash value, and are issued in the names of the adult (18+ years of age) passengers on the original reservation. For more information on travel credits, visit https://www.applevacations.com/faq/policy.
6. Credit Card Transactions & Chargebacks
7. Travel Documents
8. Required Entry/ Re-entry Documentation
Passengers returning to the U.S. by air from any international destination must have a valid passport, and may be denied boarding by the airline if the passport is damaged, mutilated, or has excessive wear. A “Passport Card” is not acceptable. If your name on your passport (or for non-U.S. citizens, “valid travel documents”) does not match your name on your travel documentation, you will not be allowed to travel. A passport valid for up to 6 months past the date of completed travel is required when traveling internationally. Married or divorced women traveling under names other than what is printed on their travel documents must supply a marriage license and/or divorce decree. If you are not a U.S. citizen, contact your destination’s consulate or embassy to determine required entry documents.
Passports are NOT required for travel within the continental U.S., Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, travel to these U.S. destinations/ U.S. territories requires a valid state/government-issued picture I.D. or valid state-issued driver’s license. Beginning May 7, 2025, your valid state/government-issued picture I.D. or valid state-issued driver’s license must be compliant with the Real ID ACT in order to board domestic flights and access certain federal facilities. Visit dhs.gov/real-id for more information. If it is not compliant, visit tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification for alternate forms of acceptable ID.
Any passenger who is denied boarding due to lack of proper documentation will have their vacation canceled. Failure to comply with the above requirements will result in you not being allowed to travel and no refund will be given.
9. Traveling Minors
10. Denial of Entry
11. Flights & Airport Check-in
For international flights, we recommend arriving at the airport at least three hours prior to your scheduled departure time to allow time to check in and get through Security. For domestic flights, we recommend that you arrive two hours prior to travel but absolutely no later than one hour prior to travel. If you do not have pre-assigned seats and have seat preferences, we recommend that you arrive early as seats will be assigned upon check in based on availability. Pre-assigned seat selection is at the discretion of the air carrier and may require payment of an additional fee.
If you do not check in at the airport or gate at the required time, or do not possess proper documentation, you will be denied boarding and will not be eligible for a refund. Additionally, if you fail to check in for your flight without prior cancellation, you are considered a no-show and will not be eligible for a refund. Travel Protection Plus does not cover the instances noted above. Apple Vacations assumes no responsibility for any passengers making independent connections to flights booked through Apple Vacations. Some airlines do not charge for infants under two years of age, but the infant must sit on an adult’s lap. Other airlines do charge for infants or infant air-related taxes. Please check with your air carrier. If an infant reaches the age of two at any time during the vacation, federal law requires the purchase of a separate seat for any remaining portions of the flight. Some countries charge infant departure taxes.
12. Package Pricing - Exclusions
13. Airline, Hotel and Feature Taxes
14. Special Requests
15. Handicapped Services and Facilities
16. Apple Vacations & Other Service Provider Responsibility
Apple Vacations’ Responsibility: Apple Vacations makes arrangements with third party suppliers as independent contractors for the various components that comprise your vacation package. We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that proper arrangements have been made for your vacation. However, Apple Vacations is not an agent of these independent travel providers and we expressly disclaim any liability for their actions or omissions. Service providers reserve the right to refuse service to travelers at their sole discretion. Apple Vacations assumes no liability for the acts of the service provider in refusing service. Apple Vacations is not responsible for schedule changes issued by the airline and does not offer compensation for those changes. Apple Vacations will not pay an increase in fare for an alternative airline.
Apple Vacations is not responsible under any circumstances for any injury or damages you may suffer, in connection with air or ground transportation, hotel accommodations, or other travel or excursion services arranged by Apple Vacations. Furthermore, Apple Vacations and its third-party suppliers do not control and cannot be responsible for bodily injury, property damage or other loss or damage caused by factors beyond their control, including but not limited to: air turbulence, flight delays, extreme weather, government restrictions or regulations, strikes, war, acts of terrorism, mechanical breakdown, sickness or disease, epidemics or pandemics, quarantine, your physical, medical or mental disabilities, your failure to obtain valid travel documents or to follow travel instructions resulting in denied entry at destination or re-entry into U.S., and failure related to the public internet, telephone or other communication lines.
By booking with Apple Vacations and/or using the Apple Vacations online booking site, you waive any claim against Apple Vacations, its affiliated and subsidiary companies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, and agents, for any loss of or damage to property or injury to any person caused by reason of (i) any defect, negligence, or other wrongful act or omission or any failure of performance of any kind by any airline, hotel, ground transportation, or other travel provider, (ii) any claim for inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, mental distress or other similar claim, (iii) any delayed departure, missed connection, substitute accommodation, termination of service or change in fares or rates, and (iv) overbooking, flight cancellation, lost or misconnected baggage, or any claim arising of the air transportation portion of any vacation package. Under no circumstances will Apple Vacations be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages arising from the provision of our travel services or vacation packages. Some hotel room images on our promotional materials and our website do not depict the standard room category. Maps not to scale. Our hotel rating system is provided for your reference and may differ from other rating systems. We do not guarantee the accuracy of these ratings or that they are equal to other rating systems that you may be familiar with. We reserve the right to change a rating at any time with or without notice. Apple Vacations is not responsible for omissions or errors.
Your Responsibility: By booking with Apple Vacations, you agree to defend and indemnify us and all respective suppliers and any officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal fees, brought by third parties as a result of: a) your breach of these Terms and Conditions or the documents referenced herein; b.) your violation of any law or rights of a third party; or c.) your use of the Apple Vacations website and/or any travel documents.
Important Notice: Apple Vacations enters into contracts with hotels and air, land, or water transportation companies, but all such entities are owned and operated by independent contractors. Apple Vacations is not responsible for any negligent or willful act, omission or failure to act on the part of any such entity or its employees, or of any other third party beyond its direct control. The Apple Vacations name and logo may appear on posted or hand-held signs at the airport of your departure or destination, in vans, buses, coaches, hotels or elsewhere during your vacation. This use of the Apple Vacations name and logo is solely intended to help you identify persons or entities who might provide services to you during your trip, but does not indicate, and should not be understood by you to indicate that Apple Vacations owns, controls or operates any entity displaying such, a sign, or that Apple Vacations employs or controls any person holding or displaying such a sign. Apple Vacations sells leisure vacations. If this vacation is used for any reason other than leisure travel, the hotel may directly assess an additional surcharge or refuse service during holiday, convention, or special event time periods.
Certain exclusions may not apply in some jurisdictions. If you have a claim or dispute with any of the travel or excursion providers, we will provide you with as much assistance as reasonably possible.
17. Luggage & Personal Property
18. Advice to International Passengers on Limitation of Liability
19. Air Carriers
20. Hazardous Materials Restrictions and Insecticide Notice
21. Governing Law & Dispute Resolution
22. Health & Safety Tips for Travelers
Before booking travel and before your travel dates, we strongly recommend that you visit the U.S. Department of State website travel.state.gov, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, cdc.gov, which include important information on foreign travel such as travel advisories, warnings and restrictions issued by the U.S. government. You are responsible for complying with the health requirements of the countries you intend to visit. If you make a booking, you are confirming that you have followed our recommendations above and forever waive any argument that we should have done anything further with respect to warnings or alerts. Check with your physician regarding any immunizations that may be recommended or required. Use common sense while vacationing abroad. For example, if you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. In addition, be cognizant of the effects of mixing alcohol and certain medications. Should someone in your party become ill, alert the resort front desk for immediate medical attention or call the emergency number provided by the resort. Also advise your Resort Representative as soon as possible, who may be able to provide assistance. If you have medical issues or concerns about medical services, we urge you to contact your resort with specific questions. Please be aware that medical standards and training of emergency responders and resort medical facilities vary greatly, and health care abroad may not be the same as you might expect at home. It may be standard policy for hospitals and medical providers abroad to require cash payment upfront for services. Check with your insurance provider regarding claims for reimbursement. Sports and aquatic equipment, especially scuba gear, may not meet U.S. safety standards and many resort pools and beaches may lack lifeguards. Balcony railing heights in Mexico are lower than the mandated heights in the United States, and also may be lower in other countries. Low balcony railings create a risk of falls, which may result in serious injury or death. Bottled drinking water is recommended. BY OFFERING TRAVEL PRODUCTS IN PARTICULAR DESTINATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS, WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT TRAVEL TO SUCH AREAS IS ADVISABLE OR WITHOUT RISK, AND ARE NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR LOSSES THAT MAY RESULT FROM TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATIONS. No destination is 100% safe. By embarking upon your travel, you voluntarily assume all risks involved in such travel, whether expected or unexpected.
23. Post-Vacation Concerns
II. Additional Terms & Conditions Specific to Public Charter Flights
Apple Vacations is a brand of ALG Vacations Corp. ALG Vacations Corp., as the Charter Operator, is the principal. Public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp., 3805 West Chester Pike, Ste. 240, Newtown Square, PA., 19073 as principal and tour operator. For the most current listing of our public charter filings, click here. ALG Vacations Corp. reserves the right to substitute alternate air carriers if necessary. All air travel is subject to the terms and conditions of the operating air carrier. ALG Vacations Corp. is not responsible, unless negligent, for the personal injury or property damage caused by any direct air carrier, hotel or other supplier of services in connection with the charter.
Cancellation or Major Change by ALG Vacations Corp.If ALG Vacations Corp. makes a “major change” or cancels the tour or travel package 10 days or more before the departure date, we will notify you or your travel advisor in writing within 7 days of becoming aware of the change or need to cancel. ALG Vacations Corp. may not cancel a charter less than 10 days before the scheduled departure date, except for circumstances that make it physically impossible to perform the charter trip. Under these circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible. Our only liability will be to return all monies paid. For International Flights only: Additional restrictions may be imposed on the flights by the foreign governments involved, and if landing rights are denied by a foreign government, the flight will be canceled and you will receive a full refund. In accordance with federal regulations, a “major change” constitutes any of the following: a change in the departure or return date which ALG Vacations Corp. knows of more than 2 days before the scheduled flight date, unless the change results from a flight delay; any charter flight delay of more than 48 hours; a change in the origin or destination city for any flight leg, unless the change only affects the order in which cities in a tour package are visited; a substitution of any hotel; or a price increase occurring 10 or more days prior to departure and resulting in an aggregate price increase of more than 10%.
Your Right to Cancel in Case of a Major ChangeIf ALG Vacations Corp. makes a “major change” before the departure date, you have the option to cancel and receive a full refund by providing written notice of cancellation within 7 days of receiving our notice of the “major change”. If ALG Vacations Corp. makes a “major change” after the departure date, you have the option to reject the substituted hotel, changed date, origin, or destination of a flight leg and receive a refund of that portion of the tour package not provided; in this case you will receive a refund within 14 days of the return date for the tour package.
SecurityALG Vacations Corp. has surety trust agreements with WSFS Bank, 724 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087 for payment of any charter air package refunds as defined by the agreements. Under these agreements, unless you file a claim with ALG Vacations Corp. (or with the bank) within 60 days after termination of your vacation, both parties shall be deemed released from all liability to you. Termination means the date of arrival (or in case of a cancelled charter, the intended date of arrival) of the return flight. Make all checks payable to Shelby Financial Corporation, fbo ALG Vacations Corp., doing business as Apple Vacations.
Charter Operator/ Participant ContractIn accordance with Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) regulations, this booking form must be signed and sent with payment at time of booking for passengers traveling on charter air. Click here for the Charter Operator/ Participant Contract.
If any term or provision of this contract is held invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the enforceability of the remaining terms or provisions will not be impaired thereby. The above information is current as of 12/15/2022 and may be different on your booking or travel dates. (121522). CST #2139014-20