Important & Useful Travel Information
Health and safety protocols are all the more important today. Our lives seem ever more complicated. We seem to have so many more issues to deal with and concerns to worry about, so many more choices to make.
One reason to use a travel professional is to remove the worrying from your travels. While we serve as your travel advocates, you still need to take responsibility for your travels. The information and resources below may be useful.
Travel is important in generating positive benefits for local cultures and wildlife — like all things it has its downsides, too. Consider becoming a more responsible and respectful traveler and offsetting your carbon emissions (see below).
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Booking With One Expert
Besides making it seamless, in today’s world trip planning is complicated. If something goes wrong, you want a professional who has access to your entire trip and has the expertise to fully assist.
Not all travel advisors are airfare experts — in fact, many leave flight booking to someone else. It’s important your travel agency can get you the best airfares and be proactive when problems occur.
Travel insurance is important for your well being and to protect your trip investment and includes medical evacuation, trip cancellation and interruption. You'll also get 24/7 concierge access.
Who You Gonna Call?
Our travel advisor is your advocate when something goes wrong. We provide in-country contacts and you can also reach your travel advisor on the road via our Pocket Travel app.
Important Travel Considerations
Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions apply to every trip: it is important you understand TravelStore’s and those of individual suppliers whose services you may be using, and what penalties come into play if you need to change or cancel any arrangements.
As part of our procedures, we require all clients to review and accept the Terms & Conditions applicable to their trip. Ask your travel advisor if you require clarification, as each component may have its own terms. Click to review our terms.
It’s important to protect your travel investment. Unforeseen events, sudden sickness or injury could impact your plans. We offer a choice of insurance protection plans to help protect you and your travel investment. These can include 24/7 emergency travel assistance and medical services, even restaurant recommendations, event tickets and golf course tee times.
Passports & Visas
When traveling anywhere outside of the USA, US citizens must have a passport valid for at least six months beyond their return to the US. Visit travel.state.gov or call the Nat’l Passport Center at (888) 874-7793. Apply early (8 weeks or more) for a new or renewal passport.
Some countries require a visa. Some can be procured at your destination, others must be acquired in advance and require submitting your passport. For support with your passport or visa needs:
Useful Travel Resources
Travel insurance policies do offer emergency evacuation with restrictions. MedJet is a membership program providing medically-staffed evacuation with enhanced coverage. Covac Global is a newer evacuation program to help avoid quarantine overseas if showing symptoms and testing positive for Covid-19.
A U. S. Customs and Border Protection program that enables pre-approved, low-risk travelers to skip long lines and utilize automated Global Entry kiosks at many airports when re-entering the U.S. Applicants must apply and undergo a background check and interview. Click for more info.
Enroll in STEP
If traveling internationally, consider registering in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service for U.S. citizens and nationals traveling or living abroad. STEP provides information about safety conditions and, in an emergency, enables the U.S. Embassy to contact you and helps family and friends get in touch with you. Click to STEP.>>
The State Department issues travel warnings recommending Americans avoid, or consider the risk of, travel to a country when conditions make it dangerous or unstable, or when the U.S. Government’s ability to assist American citizens is constrained. For more information, Click the link>>
TSA’s travel requirements continue to change as the government works to maintain traveler security. It’s important to be aware of current travel requirements regarding: security lines, prohibited items, acceptable forms of ID, accommodations for travelers with disabilities & medical conditions. Click for more information>>
We Help You Travel Better
From travel advisors to hotel staff to flight attendants, all undergo enormous stress. Caring interactions and attention to travel etiquette go a long way and make for a safer experience for everyone. If you have questions about our procedures, please contact your travel expert for clarification. TravelStore is a Premium Member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), CLIA (Cruise Line International Association), and an affiliate member of BCD Travel. Our registered California Seller of Travel number is CST#2002736-10.
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