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Planning Your Winter Travel!

You have heard numerous times what to do when planning your winter travel. Be it business or vacation, the same rules apply :

1. Check your documents for validity.

2. Make the names on your passports match your tickets

3. Be sure nothing is expired or expiring, ask if you have not been told how long past your return travel  your passport needs to be valid.

4. Be sure you do not need a visa for entrance to the country you are visiting. 

5. Pad your trip by a day if at all possible, or go down the night before to the connecting point in your trip. If you are going to the Caribbean, fly to a warm destination and then leave for the island the next day.

6. With cruises it is crucial that you pad the trip by a day even in good weather so you make the check in on board the ship.

7. Check your seats, if you book 6 months out, often the airlines have unnotified schedule changes and change aircraft, even if you purchase seats they can be lost. Travel agents will notify you but you should always check ahead of time.

8. Be sure you have your travel agent or tour operators emergency information, if you cannot get your agent due to off hours, most agencies have services that will  help, but email your travel company first because most organizations will be on call during emergencies with extra staffing to assist you.

We are here to make your life easier, but sometimes things are out of our control, we cannot always be responsible for TSa pre check that doesn't work due to Airline checks, it is not guaranteed 100 percent of the time.

A great travel agent will keep you in the loop no matter what the circumstance! Try us you might be happy you did!

In the mean time if you are looking for a great vacation, try the Galapagos but plan well ahead, especially if you are trying to travel over a school vacation or a holiday.

Have a great winter everyone, looking forward to working with you!

  • 10 Reasons To Use A Travel Agent In 2017

    10/11/2017 5:23:03 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    Courtesy of Travel Market Report

    In this season for giving thanks, we at Travel Market Report want to thank all the professional, smart, caring  travel professionals who have supported and befriended us this past year. 

    In their honor, we bring you 10 reasons why you should always use a professional travel agent—and this year more than ever.

    1. Buying travel is a unique purchase, because you are buying both a product and a service. 
    A travel agent know how to sell both parts—the airline and resort and cruise line that best match your needs, and the service that will guarantee your vacation is seamless and stress-free.

    2. Travel agents are trained to take a critical look at each piece in your trip puzzle.
    They make sure each piece meets your specific needs, so you’re happy with every penny you spent.

    3. They can make sense of the multitude of offers from cruise lines and airlines and hotels.  
    This year travel companies are offering more brands than ever before in history—on land, in the air and on the seas. Is Fathom the right cruise for you? Is Delta Light good enough? A travel professional can decipher the subtle differences and choose the one that fits your requirements for this unique trip.

    4. Travel professionals save you time and money.  
    Whether they charge a fee, as many do, or base their businesses on commissions, the time and money you spend with them will be returned to you many times over in the form of perks, upgrades, convenience and great service. 

    5. They are your advocate.  
    Whether you need an upgrade to an ocean view or a ticket out of harm’s way after an earthquake, your travel agent will be there for you, intervening with suppliers on your behalf.

    6. They are the experts.  
    Like a doctor or an accountant, a travel counselor will ask the right questions, listen to your answers, understand your pain, and offer expert advice to guide you in making one of your most important decisions—how to spend your invaluable time off. Because there are no do-overs for a vacation gone wrong.

    7. Knowledge is power.  
    From the visa and passport requirements to the name of the maître d’ at the best restaurant in town, a good travel agent has the inside information that makes your trip perfect. 

    8. They have your back.  
    When things go wrong, a travel professional knows whom to call to get it fixed on the spot. If your flight is canceled, just have a seat and pick up the phone while the rest of the passengers are lined up trying to rebook. Didn't get the room category you booked? No need to argue with the front desk. One call will get it corrected.

    9. They are your personal shopper. 
    Over time your travel professional gets to know you and your family, your likes and dislikes. You are so much more than a sale to them—and they provide the human connection that makes every transaction more pleasant and meaningful. Plus by supporting local businesses, you support your community.

    10. They can offer customized experiences that no one else can.  

    After 20 or 30 years in the business, a travel professional has the connections to arrange for the side trips, the special passes, the upgrades and little touches that are not available to the general public. Because in this wide and amazing and wonderful world, you just don't know what you don't know. So ask someone who does—ask your local travel agent!

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