A package tour can be cancelled, but this usually involves some costs. A package tour contract does not bind the traveller until the traveller has paid a booking fee. If the booking fee has not been paid, the tour operator cannot ask for any payment for cancelling the trip.
If the booking fee has been paid, according to the Package Tour Act the traveller can cancel the trip because of a force majeure (for example, the illness of the traveller, fellow traveller or a close relative) by paying the administration costs. The traveller can also cancel the trip because of a health or other safety risk, i.e. if the traveller has a justified reason to believe that the trip cannot take place without endangering the traveller's life or health. Furthermore, a trip can be cancelled if the tour operator has substantially increased the price or made changes in travel arrangements. In addition to the above, on trips which comply with the general package tour terms and conditions, the traveller can cancel the trip for no reason, in which case charges will increase the later the traveller cancels the trip.
Cancelling a trip