Methods of Payment.
To confirm your booking on an adventure a deposit of $300 NZD / $300 AUD / $300 USD / 200 GBP 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 in the event OTS is required to cancel any adventure that you are booked on, or you have to change your dates or trip.
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 change your trip.
For $ NZD domestic trips, just internet bank direct into our OTS Trust account of the NZD amount.
For $ USD priced trips, if you have USD cash or a USD account you can deposit direct into our $USD Trust account.
Alternatively you can pay in NZD via internet banking, using the exchange rate of the day you pay, by checking the rate on the Travelex website
Instructions = put the cost of the trip in the USD box to get the NZD amount due, then minus any deposit already made to get the balance
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.
For $USD priced trips, you can pay via PayPal accepting the small PayPal charge (I will send you the email associated with our account)
The final balance (cost of trip less deposit) can either be sent the same way via PayPal or 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, and we have to add a $15 fee to cover costs.
If like me you hate paying bank charges then setting up a Forex account takes just a few min, I have used this company over many years and find them very good, no fees for larger amounts and good exchange rates. USAFOREX If using this method you have to pay into our NZD account the rate at the day of the trade, i.e balance owing in USD converts to a NZD amount which is sent to our account.
For $NZD trips, use the Travelex website to work out the USD amount and then this amount less any deposit paid is what you will
international swift transfer to our OTS USD Trust account based in NZ.
Australians and UK
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 into our NZD trust account.
Balance use the Travelex website to work out the USD or NZD amount and then this amount less any deposit paid is what you will
international swift transfer to our OTS USD or NZD Trust account based in NZ.