Methods of Payment and currency conversion.
To confirm your booking on an adventure a deposit of USD$500 or $750 NZD or $750 AUD or 500 GBP/EUR is required at the time of your booking. This is a non-refundable deposit (as OTS will incur costs in arranging the trip) But is fully transferable to another adventure should you need to cancel as long as 90 days notice is given.
In the unlikely event OTS is required to cancel any adventure that you are booked on, the deposit will be refunded.
Balance of payment can be made any time but no later than 60 days prior to the commencement of the trip.
Due to the nature of Adventure travel and the prices of the resources on which it depends, the published price of any trip is subject to change at any time, before or after booking confirmation, up to 30 days before the departure of such Product.
Before paying in full please insure you have read the Terms and Conditions re cancellation charges and have protected yourself by taking out sufficient travel insurance cover to cover any cancellation charges should the unexpected happen and you have to cancel your trip.
Deposit for New Zealanders
For $ 750 NZD, just internet bank direct into our OTS Trust account the NZD amount.
Credit Cards can be accepted for NZ using PayPal, there is a 4% charge for this on the amount paid on your card. You may need to pay some on CC to validate some CC travel insurance policies.
$500 USD, you can pay via PayPal accepting the small PayPal charge (I will send you the email associated with our account)
Pay into our USA based account using your internet banking usually FREE but may have a daily limit.
The final balance (cost of trip less deposit) can either be sent via a international swift transfer to our OTS USD Trust account based in NZ (Your bank will usually charge you a small fee for this) or as above FREE but may have a daily limit and need to do more than one payment.
Australians and UK
Deposit $750 AUD can be made into a Australian bank using internet banking.
Deposit $500 GBP can be made into a UK bank using internet banking.
Contact us for the details as we accept payments via internet banking into accounts in these two countries
Rest of the world
Deposit can be paid via PayPal in USD if you have an account or via a forex company, or your bank into our USD trust account in New Zealand.
Balance of payment.
Due 60 days prior to the start date of the trip.
Payment methods are same as the deposit
Converting other currencies to USD.
We have found TRAVELEX to be consistently better than the banks when it comes to the buying rate for USD and we will be using this rate when sending you details of the final payment in your own currency. You can then pay in your own currency using internet banking and the same details as the deposit EASY.
We then convert to USD transferring the money to the OTS USD TRUST ACCOUNT and pay all the fees associated with this.
Alternatively, if you have a FOREX account or would like to use your own bank to buy USD and transfer internationally just let us know. We will send you the account details for you to make an international transfer.
You can check the daily rate by using the Travelex website to work out the USD amount, to do this you must go to the travelex website of the country you live in.
You will only ever pay a max of one currency conversion fee for your holiday, this is our guarantee, whichever currency you are paying in.