Terms & Conditions

Win a £250 AITO travel voucher competition terms and conditions

  1. The promoter is: AITO, The Association of Independent Tour Operators whose registered office is at 18 Bridle Lane, Twickenham.
  2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of AITO, AITO members, AITO direct relatives or Travel PR or anyone judging of the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via AITO.com
  6. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  7. Closing date for entry will be midnight 6th January 2018. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows: sign up to the AITO.com monthly newsletter.
  10. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  11. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  12. The prize is as follows: 1 travel voucher worth £250 which can be redeemed against a holiday offered by an AITO member tour operator. The voucher must be redeemed within 6 months, and your holiday must take place before the 6th January 2019.
  13. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  14. 1 winner will be chosen at random by an independent website
  15. The winner will be contacted by email within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick 1 replacement winner.
  16. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected or if it is delivered.
  17. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  18. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  19. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  20. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  21. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: louisa@aito.com
  22. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

December 2017 Portuguese Cookbook Competition terms and conditions

  1. The promoter is: AITO, The Association of Independent Tour Operators whose registered office is at 18 Bridle Lane, Twickenham.
  2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 12 years or over except employees of AITO, AITO members, AITO direct relatives or Travel PR or anyone judging of the competition. Entrants under 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to enter.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via AITO.com’s Facebook and Twitter pages
  6. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  7. Closing date for entry will be 4:30pm Thursday 14th December 2017. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows: Answer the question shown on social media.
  10. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  11. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  12. The prize is as follows: 1 of 3 copies of Dishes from Lisbon: Recipes from the Heart of Portugal cookbooks written by Rebecca Seal ‏ and Steven Joyce
  13. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  14. Winners will be chosen at random by AITO staff members.
  15. The winner will be notified by DM on Twitter or Facebook and within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick 1 replacement winner.
  16. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected or if it will be delivered.
  17. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  18. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  19. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  20. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  21. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: louisa@aito.com
  22. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  23. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network or the authors or publishers. You are providing your information to AITO and not to any other party.

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    Terms and Conditions of AITO Review Competition 2016

    1. The prize draw is open to all UK residents aged 18 and over, with the exception of AITO employees, their immediate families or anyone connected with the promotion.
    2. Unless otherwise advised entries can only be submitted on the official feedback entry form stated and by an individual who has travelled on an AITO member’s holiday in the past year. AITO reserves the right however to introduce additional and/or alternative entry routes at any time.
    3. AITO accepts no responsibility for entries lost, damaged or delayed, whether due to technical problems or otherwise.
    4. To be officially entered into the competition your review must be processed by your tour operator before the deadline (See 6.)
    5. Only one entry per person.
    6. Entries must be received on or before midnight 30 June 2016. The prize draw will take place within 14 days of close of competition. The winner will be chosen from all eligible entries.
    7. The prize consists of a holiday voucher worth £2000 provided by AITO to put towards an AITO member holiday. Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the winner's chosen holiday and has to be specifically requested. The prize does not include spending money which is the responsibility of the winner.
    8. The prize is subject to the terms and conditions of the AITO member providing the holiday.
    9. The winner will be notified by email no later than 14 days after the 30 June 2016.
    10. The prize must be claimed by contacting the AITO office before the 31 August 2016.
    11. The prize must be taken by 30 June 2017.
    12. The prize is as stated. There is no cash or other alternative. No refunds will be offered in cash should your AITO holiday amount to less than £2000.
    13. AITO's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    14. By entering this promotion the winner agrees to participate in all publicity accompanying or resulting from the promotion. No additional compensation will be awarded for such promotional activities.
    15. If the prize is declined, not claimed by 31st August 2016 or if the winner forfeits the prize under these terms or conditions, then an alternative winner may be selected.
    16. AITO reserves the right in its absolute discretion to add to or waive any of these terms and conditions, or to cancel the promotion at any stage in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
    17. This promotion shall be governed by the law of England and Wales and English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceedings or other matters arising in connection with this competition.
    18. Should the winner wish to cancel or amend the holiday after booking, cancellation /amendment charges may apply. The total cancellation /amendment fee will be as set out in the booking conditions of the AITO tour operator with whom the holiday has been booked. The winner must reimburse AITO for all applicable cancellation/amendment charges incurred unless otherwise specifically agreed in writing by AITO.
    19. Once contacting the AITO office to claim the prize, the winner will be sent their AITO voucher which they should submit to the AITO member they wish to travel with. The AITO member will get in contact with AITO HQ to verify that the winner is correct for 2016.

    PROMOTER: AITO, 18 Bridle Lane, Twickenham, TW1 3EG, +44 20 8744 9280

    The Association of Independent Tour Operators Limited (AITO)

    Registered in England No2614755

    Registered office: Studio 3, The Quays, Concordia Street, Leeds, LS1 4ES, England

    Operating office: 18 Bridle Lane, St. Margarets, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3EG