A VIRTUOSO TRAVEL AGENCY
Use a Travel Agent!
Most agencies have the latest or up to date information on the hottest destinations, as well as recommendations for you in regards to safety or letting you know if a particular destination has any travel conditions. A Travel Agent not put you in harm’s way, and are “with you” from the beginning to the end of your trip.
Purchase travel cancellation and/or trip protection insurance
For many reasons!
However, 1. it protects your investment , 2. It assures your care in case of an emergency during your travels.
Travel with a private guide or with a group
Privately guided or group and escorted travel itinerary could be your best bet, especially if it’s the first time you’ve visited the destination. If you plan on going back to that destination in the future, you’ll have a better understanding of the local culture and the environment.
Resorts or Destinations stays
Where and when available, many travelers will book an “all inclusive” type vacation that will have pretty much all of your desired trip plans ready for when you arrive.
**For example: When you are in an “all inclusive” environment, unless you want to do a shopping trip, for example, or cultural excursion, you don’t have to leave the resort in most cases.
It is recommended that you use the services of that resort to set up any excursions unless you have the planned before arrival.
Steer away from or be very cautious of unknown online travel sites when booking a vacation or trip that requires more than just an airline ticket. Some of these sites can be very deceiving as far as their information, and, it might not be as thorough as an agency can provide.
Disclaimer of Liability:
Great Escapes Travel acts merely as an agent for suppliers in selling travel-related services, or in accepting reservations or bookings for services that are not directly supplied by this travel agency (such as air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, cruises, etc.). Great Escapes Travel shall not be responsible for breach of contract or any intentional or careless actions or omissions on part of such suppliers, which result in any loss, damage, delay or injury to you or your travel companions or group members. Unless the term “guaranteed” is specifically stated in writing on your tickets, invoice or reservation itinerary, we do not guarantee any of such suppliers’ rates, bookings, reservations, connections, scheduling or handling of personal effects.
Great Escapes Travel Agency shall not responsible for airline schedule changes, seat assignments, weather delays or missed connections**
The travel agent shall not be responsible for any injuries, damages, or losses caused to any traveler in connection with any terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, criminal acts or abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside the travel agent’s control. It is highly recommended that travelers purchase a travel protection plan. It is the traveler’s ultimate responsibility to reconfirm that all passport, visa, other entry requirements of are in order prior to departure date, and that
Great Escapes Travel has been given that information before any payment to travel suppliers have been made. On certain customized trip planning, commonly known as FIT’s, Great Escapes Travel may require an upfront plan to go fee that is non-refundable but applicable to your final invoice. This fee confirms our commitment to the traveler to work within requested guidelines and budgets as agreed before the planning of a trip starts.
This assures us that you are committed to a collaborative process throughout the property selection and itinerary design stages of building your experience. A collaborative process with us will result in an itinerary that does meet your needs, interest, requests and requirements. At most any time, rates and availability are never guaranteed until you have placed the required amount of funds to your trip determined by the travel supplier that has been utilized to secure the trip.