Travel Classics West 2007
November 1-4, 2007
at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona

Registration Information, Terms & Conditions

Open to professional travel writers who have published a minimum of two major magazine articles within the last 18 months. A list of publication credits must accompany the application, along with two qualifying clips. Travel Classics Contest Winners need not send qualifying clips, but must send list of recently published articles.

Conference Fees:
Early bird (on/before June 15, 2007): $575
After June 15, 2007: $675
Spouse or guest fee: $500
Attendee and guest payments are due in full by September 1, 2007,
and are payable to:
    Travel Classics
    P.O. Box 288
    Irvington, NY 10533

Accommodations Fees:
The cost for three nights, refreshments, all scheduled meals, including breakfast, and Thursday night's gala dinner at the Westin Kierland is $387/single, $510/double, plus the following taxes: state and local occupancy taxes 12.07%; one time porterage fee of $12 per person and $4.32 per room per night housekeeping fee.

Attendees who live in the area and prefer to commute from home will be charged an all-inclusive fee of $75 per day, payable to the Westin Kierland Resort on the final day.

Availability at the Westin Kierland is guaranteed upon receipt of entire conference fee to Travel Classics. A deposit equal to one night's stay is required to hold each individual's reservation. Such deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the date(s) indicated, and, upon check-in, shall be applied to the first night of the reserved stay. This deposit is refundable if notice is received by the Westin Kierland Resort 7 days prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained. All deposits shall be charged at the time the reservation is made. Reservations must be made by September 1, 2007.

Final Payment to the resort is expected at time of departure; major credit cards are accepted. Once your registration is confirmed by Travel Classics, you will be sent a special web link to the Westin Kierland where you can make your room deposit online.

Payment to the resort is expected at time of departure; major credit cards are accepted.

Once you've registered:
Sign up for one-on-one editor meetings will begin October 1.

Please enclose a copy of your completed application with your check, FOR CONFERENCE FEE ONLY, payable to Travel Classics.

Included in all fees:
• 3 nights accommodations (not including day attendees)
• 3 scheduled breakfasts, lunches, and dinners (excluding guests)
• Refreshments during 4 scheduled breaks
• All evening activities (including transportation to and from off-site events)
• Editor presentations and one-on-ones as listed in the conference agenda

Not included:
• Airfare
• Ground transportation from airport
• Some gratuities
• Lunches for guests

Nonrefundable Deposit:
Please note that due to the selectivity of this conference, a nonrefundable $200 deposit is required at the time of registration for all accepted attendees. The deposit will be applied to the appropriate conference fee or returned immediately if the applicant is not accepted.

Guest Fees:
A charge of $500 for a non-participating spouse or friend will be applied to the attendee's conference fee to cover guest expenses, such as meals and activities not picked up by the accommodations fee. Attendee and guest payments are due in full by September 1, 2007.

Media Saver:
We are working on a media saver rate. These discounts, if available, will be posted shortly.

Ground Transportation:
It is a 15-minute cab ride from the Phoenix Airport to the Westin Kierland. Travel Classics will make every effort possible to help attendees with carpool arrangements in order to reduce ground transportation fees.


Cancellation Policy:
Please be reminded that due to the selectivity of this conference, a nonrefundable $200 deposit is required at the time of registration for all accepted attendees.

Attendees who apply early will be notified of their acceptance by June 15, 2007.

Before June 15, 2007: full refund, including $200 deposit
Between June 15 and August 1, 2007: full refund, less the $200 deposit
After August 1, 2007: full refund, less the $200 deposit and $75 cancellation fee
After September 1, 2007: NO REFUNDS GIVEN

Travel Classics is not liable for nonrefundable airline tickets or any other related expense incurred by the participant.

Program Participation:
It is the responsibility of the participant to be on time for scheduled tours, events and programs. No refunds or substitutes will be given for missing any scheduled meals.

Travel Classics is happy to negotiate special meal, accommodation, and transportation rates for conference attendees, speakers, and guests. Travel Classics is also pleased to work with tourism sponsors in providing complimentary pre- or post-conference trips for conference attendees and speakers. Travel Classics is not responsible for the acts or omissions of tourism hosts, change of flight times, delays, losses, injuries, inconveniences, cessation of operations, bankruptcies, acts of God and other events beyond our control. Travel Classics does not own, manage, control or operate any transportation vehicle, hotel, restaurant, or other supplier of services. Independent third parties provide transportation, accommodations, sightseeing, meetings and other services. All arrangements with such independent contractors are made solely for the convenience of Travel Classics conference participants. and are undertaken at the risk of the Travel Classics participant. All Travel Classics participants release Travel Classics and its operators from any claims for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for personal injuries or death, or for any loss from delay arising out of the acts, omissions or negligence of any independent contractors, including, but not limited to, air carriers, hotels, excursion providers, restaurateurs, transportation providers or medical providers.

Each Travel Classics participant agrees to indemnify Travel Classics and the operators for all penalties, charges, losses or expenses incurred by virtue of any act, omission, violation, or law by the participant. Participant will also indemnify Travel Classics for any reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses that Travel Classics may incur by reason thereof. Travel Classics does not assume and expressly disclaims responsibility for any claim, action, cause of action, injuries, losses or damages arising from the actions of third-party contractors supplying services.

Travel Classics is not responsible for any theft, loss, pilferage and/or damage to any participant's personal property. Suppliers such as hotels and airlines print and/or post the limit of their respective liability to passengers/guests.
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