Travel Questions and Answers
How far in advance should I book?
Book one to two months ahead for domestic travels and two to three months for international travels. Add an extra month for upcoming events such as holidays or major events.
When is the best time of the year to travel?
Be as flexible as possible because it will mainly depend on where you are going. The more flexible you are, the more that travel opportunities will be available including a lower price.
The best deals on vacation flights seem to be in January and February, and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Do I need a passport and travel visas?
You are responsible for obtaining all necessary documentation prior to the departure of your trip. Take special note that visas can take up to six weeks to receive and a fee is usually included. If you do not get all the necessary travel documents it may end up causing you to miss part of your trip and could result in more expense and inconvenience.
Should I bring cash or credit/debit card?
It is recommended to bring a small amount and in smaller denominations of cash when traveling. The most accepted foreign currency is the American dollar, although travelers checks are also changeable in the banks of the larger cities. Domestic travel destinations throughout the U.S. have ATM’s accessible and almost all services available will accept most major credit cards.
Should I get travel insurance?
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to all our customers and to anybody traveling abroad. Travel insurance is necessary to avoid costly cancellation penalties and to offer you protection should you become sick or injured during your trip.
How can I avoid fees?
Look for airlines that don’t charge fees for common services like baggage. Know what the fees are before booking so you can make an informed decision. Many hotel fees can be avoided if you simply say no to the services.
What are my rights if the flight is delayed or canceled?
Airline’s policies differ and most will say that delays or cancellations within the airlines’ control, passengers will be rebooked on the next available flight, or to receive a refund for the unused portion of the trip. Some carriers will provide meal vouchers, hotel stays, and ground transportation.
How can I prevent credit card fraud abroad when I travel?
Keep your card with you at all times. Notify your credit card issuer about your travels and details, destination and length of stay etc. Swipe your own card and keep all your receipts.
What do I do when my bag ends up missing?
Report it to the baggage claims department on arrival. There you will provide information to the airline to help them track down your baggage.
Do you organize private tours?
Yes, we design and operate unique private and custom tours for your group or family.