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Avoid Holiday Travel Headaches

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If you’ve already booked your holiday airfare, you may still have work to do. If you’ve yet to make reservations, now is the time. For each day that you delay, your fare can increase by four to five dollars, which only makes the already pricey fares that much more expensive. After you’ve purchased your tickets, here are some practical tips to make sure your holiday travel doesn’t become a nightmare.

Always be on the lookout for ticket changes. It’s very common for an airline to make changes when it comes to departure time or even worse, canceling a trip altogether. Make sure your contact information is correct so that you can be contacted in advance.

Keep an eye out for seats. If you weren’t allowed the option of choosing your preferred seat or there weren’t any you liked when you booked, check back to see if seats have been made available. You may be able to find seats when you check in for your flight.

Be aware of what you can and cannot bring through security. Food items like cakes, cookies, pies or sandwiches will be allowed, but are subject to being X-rayed. However, bottled items like liquor, salsas or jams are not allowed. If you’re concerned about what you can bring, check the TSA website.

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By Administrator at 16 Nov 2016

Tips for Experiencing the Abu Dhabi Nightlife

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Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has developed a positive reputation for its wealth, rich culture, and some of the most spectacular architecture in the world. As the second most populous city in the UAE, it is very tourist friendly. If you need some suggestions on where to go, we have a couple.

Abu Dhabi has some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, and many of them have their own themed bars. La Cava wine bar in the Rosewood Hotel is actually located underground and includes more than 10,000 distinct labels, including some of the priciest bottles in all of the UAE. The tropically themed Trader Vic’s is also a good option, known for its Polynesian-themed bar in the Beach Rotana hotel.

A night on the town isn’t complete without some dancing, and you’ll find plenty of world-class nightclubs in Abu Dhabi fusing fantastic music with the city’s astute attention to innovative, forward thinking design. Legends at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort is one of the recent clubs to emerge in the city and is known for its Monday Open Bar Night. A number of drinks are available at half their regular price.

Before you plan your trip to Abu Dhabi, make sure to purchase the necessary travel insurance and do your research on its customs.

This update is provided by travel insurance provider Trawick International. Some of our travel insurance plans include international and domestic inbound and outbound travel insurance, missionary travel insurance, trip protection and cancellation, visitor insurance, and Schengen Visa. Call 877-233-4591 for more information.

By Administrator at 14 Nov 2016

Traveling with Your Pet for the Holidays

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As important members of the household, the holiday season is probably one of those times when you really don’t want to leave your beloved four-legged friend at home. If your impending travel plans include bringing them along, you can make things easier for them, yourself, and your fellow travelers by simply being responsible.

Make sure to feed your pet at least an hour prior to leaving, and only feed them a small portion. This step will ensure that their food has digested and will reduce the odds of motion sickness. Giving them a walk is also a good idea so that by the time you’re ready to depart, he or she will be sufficiently tired and relaxed, perhaps even falling asleep.

If you’re unfamiliar with the country you’ll be traveling to, consider checking out the BringFido.com website, which provides information on pet-friendly accommodations across 100+ countries. There is also a useful iOS app available that includes not only accommodations but also attractions and pet-friendly restaurants.

Remember that traveling with your pet means having to follow any FAA guidelines as well as those that may be unique to the airline you’ll be flying with. Additional fees may be required and there may be restrictions on the size and breeds allowed to travel in the cabin or in the cargo area. Do your homework before booking a flight so that you don’t run into any surprises.

This update is provided by travel insurance provider Trawick International. Some of our travel insurance plans include international and domestic inbound and outbound travel insurance, missionary travel insurance, trip protection and cancellation, visitor insurance, and Schengen Visa. Call 877-233-4591 for more information.

By Administrator at 9 Nov 2016

Airlines Anticipate Quicker Holiday Travel

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We all know that holiday travel can become a nightmare with delays and cancellations but, if you’re planning on traveling this year, there is some good news to report. Many of the leading airlines in the country are confident they’ll be able to handle the increased Thanksgiving travel volume thanks to the greater number of people that have signed up for quick screening. These programs are aimed at speeding up the slow security lines.

Just over 27 million people are expected to fly the friendly skies on a U.S. airline over a twelve day beginning on the 18th of this month and ending on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Those numbers represent a healthy increase of more than two percent from last year. The airline industry anticipates airport lines will become more manageable because of the greater number of people enrolled in programs such as TSA PreCheck.

Per the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), close to four million people are currently enrolled in PreCheck, a substantial increase from 1.75 million in 2015. Over five million are enrolled in other screening programs such as Global Entry, a program overseen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Slow moving security lines were a major headache during the spring season, resulting in thousands of passengers missing their flights during the first five months of the year. To address this, the TSA has increased its staff and continues to encourage people to sign up for the PreCheck program.

This update is provided by travel insurance provider Trawick International. Some of our travel insurance plans include international and domestic inbound and outbound travel insurance, missionary travel insurance, trip protection and cancellation, visitor insurance, and Schengen Visa. Call 877-233-4591 for more information.

By Administrator at 4 Nov 2016

Traveling on a Budget

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With the arrival of November, the holiday season is about kick into overdrive. Since most people manage to get a couple of days off, it’s a great time to consider flying somewhere and experiencing something new. If you’re seeking to travel somewhere on a budget, you may be interested in reading further.

A popular travel website recently used its extensive database of hotels and flights to determine the most budget friendly travel destinations right here in the United States as well as around the country. The data used also included popular beach destinations and even New Year’s Eve travel destinations.

The capital of Costa Rica better known as San Jose made it to number one on the list, boasting prices that were over thirty percent lower than the overall median price for international flights. During the holiday season, a roundtrip flight to San Jose tends to average somewhere between $480 to $654.

In terms of U.S. cities for cheap holiday travel, you may be surprised to learn that none other than Las Vegas came out on top. The median airfare to visit “Sin City” is about $221 in January, and even in December, you can potentially book a flight for around $247 in December.

Bogota, Colombia, Reykjavik, Iceland, and Dublin, Ireland are some of the other international destinations that made the list. Remember that the time of the booking also factors heavily into the price, so the median ranges mentioned above may vary.

This update is provided by travel insurance provider Trawick International. Some of our travel insurance plans include international and domestic inbound and outbound travel insurance, missionary travel insurance, trip protection and cancellation, visitor insurance, and Schengen Visa. Call 877-233-4591 for more information.

By Administrator at 2 Nov 2016
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