Travel Suppliers Vacation Protection Info and Terms & Conditions

DRIVERS LICENSE for travel within the USA ONLY except for the following states: 
Drivers Licenses from 9 states won’t be valid for domestic flights starting in 2018. Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will need to use alternative forms of ID starting in 2018 such as military ID, permanent resident card, or passport.

Passport required for International travel. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the latest info on passports and travel 

Travel advisories is a new program recently rolled out by the State Dept. Review the destination advisories at travel.state.gov website. It seems that many popular destinations have a level 2 advisory (exercise increased caution) and not a level 3 reconsider or level 4 do not travel. Click here to search and view the advisories by specific destination https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html

PUNTA CANA QUOTES: 
Quote does not include tourist fee of $10 US pp ea paid in exact cash only collected at the airport by the Dominican Republic government at the airport on arrival in Punta Cana.

UPDATE: You no longer need to buy this card at the airport. The airlines are applying an extra $10 to your plane tickets on behalf of the Dominican government.

Tourist Card: MEXICO  Before you arrive in Mexico, the airline may give you paperwork to complete on the plane. One paper is your tourist card that you keep while in Mexico. Keep it in a safe place like inside your passport book as you must surrender the tourist card when you leave the country. If you do not have the tourist card to surrender you will be fined.
This may also apply to other countries. You will need to check the country that you are visiting tourism web site to see if this applies.

UPDATE: NEW Online Mexico Tourist Card 
MEXICO online tourist card please complete prior to travel to avoid delay at customs. Since the card is available online the airlines may not provide them on the plane. Click here for instructions and a link to the online form 
https://www.mexicotouristcard.com/instructions.html

“To ease the immigration entry process you can now fill out the Mexico Immigration Forms online prior to travel. Go to https://www.inm.gob.mx/fmme/publico/en/solicitud.html to complete the online forms. 
You will need your passport, flight information, address or name of the hotel where you are staying and a printer to print your completed tourist card(s). 
Please note that the tourist card must be completed for every person travelling, regardless of age and how long you are staying in Mexico.”

JAMAICA QUOTES - CLUB MOBAY:
Club MoBay - Arrival & Departure VIP Service - Montego Bay Airport VIP Lounge & Fast Track (valid for any passenger) ADD $80 pp each to the total

With this VIP Arrival "Meet and Greet" Service you will be: Greeted upon arrival by a dedicated representative. Provided with information about arrival procedure as well as the airport services. Escorted & Fast Tracked through Immigration & Customs. Assisted with luggage retrieval. Accompanied to the Arrivals Lounge to enjoy the lounge's wide array of amenities including private restrooms, comfortable seating, complimentary WiFi snacks and beverages. For your departure service, your tickets and detailed instructions for accessing the Club MoBay Departure lounge will be presented to you by a Club MoBay Representative. Departure Service: Fast track privileges through Immigration & Security. Access to the Departure Lounge for a unique luxury departure lounge experience with complimentary Jamaican snacks, beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic), unlimited WiFi and use of equipped business center.

FUNJET VACATIONS:
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes. Hotel change/cancellation penalties apply.
If All in one travel protection is included in your quote. Deduct it if you do not want it. Deposit may be higher without vacation protection. Everyone on the booking must take it to have it and it is paid for with the deposit.
• Cancel for Any Reason • Low Deposit • No Revision Fees • Price Guarantee • During Travel Insurance Benefits and more.
Please review the terms, conditions and exclusions of the Travel Protection Plan at this link https://www.archinsurancesolutions.com/coverage/FHF/FIE
Please review the Travel Supplier Terms and Conditions click here: 
http://media.triseptsolutions.com/sites/VAXWEBFJT/PublishingImages/Pdfs/billofrights.pdf

UNITED VACATIONS:
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes. Hotel change/cancellation penaties apply.
Terms and conditions click here:: http://media.triseptsolutions.com/sites/vaxwebuav/PublishingImages/Pdfs/Terms.pdf
If Premier vacation protection is included in your quote. Deduct it if you do not want it. Deposit may be higher without vacation protection. Everyone on the booking must take it to have it and it is paid for with the deposit.
• Cancel for Any Reason • No Revision Fees • Price Guarantee • Reduced Deposit • During Travel Insurance Benefits.
TEXAS - More info click here https://coverage.archinsurancesolutions.com/description-of-coverage/9aa468b5-b9c4-e711-8109-1418776a18cb

Europe Vacation protection: Cancel your vacation package for a covered reason and receive 100% of your non-refundable penalties (less the cost of travel protection). Cancel for a reason not covered under the plan, and receive 75% of your non-refundable trip costs (less the cost of travel protection). Also includes during travel benefits. View details here https://www.archinsurancesolutions.com/coverage/UVD/FIE


AMERICAN AIRLINES VACATIONS:
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes. Hotel change/cancellation penalties apply.
All prices are quoted in US dollars
Price exclusions: For car rental, additional taxes and fees apply. For itineraries that include flights, checked baggage fees may apply. For hotel stays, resort fees, incidental fees and parking fees may apply.
Tax Exemptions: For some international destinations you may qualify for a refund of a portion of the air taxes after you've finished booking. To claim an exemption, you may be asked to show proof of residency / citizenship at the airport.Tax exemptions and refund information.
Additional Baggage Fee Detail:
http://www.aa.com/i18n/fragments/fees/fees.jsp
Policies: All AAV Package Cancellations without Pre-Departure Protection (PDP) will be subject to the following penalties: • 15 days or more prior to departure, $200 per person + any third party fees • 14 days or less, 100% penalty All AAV Package Cancellations with Pre-Departure Protection (PDP) will be subject to the following penalties. • Prior to scheduled departure, cost of waivers** • After departure, 100% penalty *Cancellations for hotel packages (no air component) must be requested by 11:59 PM (Central Time) the day before check-in for PDP cancellation protection to be valid. After 11:59 PM the day before check-in, the full package becomes non-refundable. ** Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Resorts become non-refundable on the 15 day prior to travel and at that point are not covered by PDP.

If you would like Pre Travel Vacation Waiver ADD $89 pp each (non refundable) to the total and it is paid for with the deposit.
Pre-Departure Protection Waiver For $89.00 purchase travel protection for all travelers in this package.
Change/Cancellation policy:
All changes or revisions made to existing reservations are subject to change fees that vary by destination and dates of travel. Flight, date or hotel changes cannot be made 8 days or less prior to departure. Some packages or portions of packages are non-changeable. Changes in a package including, but not limited to, a change in origin, departure date, destination or hotel room category/configuration are subject to change fees in effect at the time changes are made. If changes involve a change in rate, payment will be required at the time of change. Standard change fees are $50 per person plus third party fees plus change in package price. Within 15 days of travel, the passenger is subject to a $200 per person reissue fee for domestic, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean packages, $350 per person for all other packages. If no PDP was purchased, name changes made to packages more than 15 days prior to departure may be subject to a $200 per person charge. Name changes are not permitted 15 days or less prior to departure. The standard change fee of $50 per person may be waived in the following circumstances: •Pre-Departure Protection was purchased with the package (see "Changes with Pre-Departure Protection) •A change that results in a higher price in the non-air components of the package •Changes to a return flight during travel are subject to availability, airline contractual agreements and/or additional change fees. AAV will not be liable to pay any compensation or damages if it cancels or in any way changes a trip or package as a result of unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond its control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even with all due care. These include but are not limited to problems with transportation, acts of God, war or threat of war, civil strife, industrial disputes, natural disaster, weather, epidemic or terrorist threat or activity.
Pre-Departure Protection (PDP)
The Pre-Departure Protection, an optional plan that can be purchased, allows you to revise your booking up to and including the 8th day prior to departure or to cancel the booking entirely at any time prior to your originally scheduled departure time, without incurring any revision or cancellation fees. Revisions may be possible within 7 days from travel however third party fees may apply. Please call reservations at 800-321-2121 for more information. PDP does not waive an increase to your vacation package price as a result of a change and any increase in price must be paid for in full at the time the change is made. PDP does not protect against airline flight/schedule changes. However, certain promotional tours, specific room categories and activities that are identified in the booking path as non-refundable or advance purchase are not covered by the PDP. Additionally, if booked on/before March 24, 20.16 Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Resorts become non-refundable on the 15th day prior to travel and will not be covered by PDP at that point, if booking after March 24, 2016 Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Resorts become non-refundable on the 30th day prior to travel and will not be covered by PDP at that point. PDP does not apply to any changes or cancellations once travel has begun.
PDP protects passengers up to 15 days prior to departure for name changes without penalty. Name changes are not permitted 15 days or less prior to departure. PDP does not apply to any changes or cancellations once travel has begun. PDP does not eliminate charges or cancellation fees for no shows. PDP is non-refundable in whole or part.
If one passenger purchases the PDP, it is mandatory for all other passengers (adults and children of any age) booked in the same package to purchase the PDP.
The PDP may only be purchased when the initial reservation is made and may not be added after any payment has been made in relation to the reservation.

PDP payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable
Embargo periods may apply during which the PDP is not applicable. These embargo periods are at the sole discretion of AAV. There may be black out dates that the PDP is not offered.

SOUTHWEST VACATIONS:
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes. Hotel change/cancellation penalty ties apply.
If Southwest Vacations Travel Protection is included in your quote. Deduct it if you do not want it. Deposit may be higher without vacation protection. Everyone on the booking must take it to have it and it is paid for with the deposit.
Travel Protection Benefits: Before You Depart Provided by Southwest Vacations
Cancel for Any Reason: Receive a full refund less the cost of Southwest Vacations' Travel Protection coverage and the cost of flights (issued as an airline credit for future travel*).
No Supplier Penalties or Fees: Hotel, rental car or activity penalties or fees will be waived when you make your change or cancellation at any time prior to departure. And, even nonrefundable hotels, rental cars and activities will be refunded to you*.
Hurricane Protection Benefit: If a hurricane affects your city of origin or destination prior to your departure, receive a refund* for your unused vacation.
*Receive a refund to the original form of payment for the full package price less the cost of flights and the Southwest Vacations' Travel Protection coverage. Flights are nonrefundable and will be issued in the form of an airline credit valid for future travel for up to 1 year from original time of purchase. 
Travel Protection Benefits: While You Travel Underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company. Baggage protection, Trip interruption or delay reimbursement
Medical coverage...and more!
Worldwide Emergency Assistance: Provided by On Call International
View details here: https://www.archinsurancesolutions.com/coverage/SWV/WWB

APPLE VACATIONS:
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes. Hotel change/cancellation penalty ties apply.
Vacation Protection info and rates click here http://www.applevacations.com/avok/
Terms and conditions click here to view http://www.applevacations.com/ftc/

BLUE SKY TOURS: 
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes. Hotel change/cancellation penalty ties apply.
Pre Departure Vacation Protection: ​Change or cancel their plans (one time only) for Any Reason up until the time of departure and receive a refund from Blue Sky Tours. This includes any normally non-refundable airfares provided that they were arranged by Blue Sky Tours. However, please note: The Cancellation Waiver does not reimburse certain surcharges and lost ticket fees. "No shows" (people who do not call Blue Sky Tours directly to cancel) and non-refundable hotel rates will not be refunded under this plan.
Vacation Protection info and rates click here https://www.archinsurancesolutions.com/coverage/BST/WWB

VACATION EXPRESS:
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes.
Travel Insurance Protection Plan (TIP)
For Air/Land packages: $129.00 per adult and $69.00 per child [age 2-12]
The TIP is underwritten by U.S. Fire Insurance Company and the travel protection coverages are in excess of all other valid and collectible insurance or indemnity, and shall apply only after such other benefits have been paid. Below is a brief description of the benefits included within the TIP. For full details please click on the link at the bottom of this page.
Trip Cancellation
TIP allows you to cancel for any uncovered reason and receive a refund [in a form Tripmate deems appropriate] equal to 75% of the unused non-refundable prepaid expense, less TIP fee, provided that you cancel your trip 48 hours or more before your scheduled trip departure time and that your premium payment is received within 14 days of initial deposit/payment for your trip.
TIP allows you to cancel for any covered reason and receive a refund [in a form Tripmate deems appropriate] equal to 100% of the unused non-refundable prepaid expense, less the TIP fee, provided that your premium payment is received within 14 days of initial deposit/payment for your trip.
Please note: This policy must be purchased within 14 days of deposit date or before final payment is due, whichever occurs first.
Click here for details: https://www.vacationexpress.com/trip-protection/?&ispopup=Y
Terms and conditions click here http://www.vacationexpress.com/terms/?SessID=A:3A3505FB-4A8F-4307-8973-DF42D4B4F8D4

GOGO VACATIONS:
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes. Hotel/change cancellation penalty ties apply.

Travel Ins. Essentials $196.50, Options $321.54
View Travel ins details here http://www.covermorepartners.com/gogovacations/coverage
Terms & conditions click here http://gogo.b2b.softvoyage.com/cgi-bin/term_condition.cgi?sid=8fd80e2c4b61e7fd253803684bea2814&search_id=5fa1a54a30877f45990e2e37fe15f078&product_choose=HO,R

TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS:
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes.Hotel change/cancellation penalties apply. Terms & Conditions click here http://www.travimp.com/about/terms.html
Vacation Protection click here for rates and info http://www.travimp.com/newins.html

VAX Published AIR:
Air once purchased is non refundable, cancellation, change fees apply plus diff in air may apply. No name changes. Vacation Protection is not available from this supplier for air only bookings.
Terms and Conditions
VAX VacationAccess, 777 W. Glencoe Place, Milwaukee, WI 53217

Thank you for choosing a VAX Agency Air (”Operator”) vacation. To ensure that you understand the conditions of your particular vacation, please read the following policies and procedures completely. All policies and procedures are subject to change at any time in Operator’s sole discretion without notice.

I. BOOKING/PAYMENTS
All published airfare bookings require payment at the time of booking. A credit card is required at the time of booking and will be charged immediately. A surcharge may apply for bookings made over the phone to Operator’s reservation center instead of booking electronically. Separate payment policies apply to holiday and special event periods. Please consult your travel agent.

II. CANCELLATION/REFUNDS 
If your plans change, your right to a refund is limited. All fees outlined below are per person. In addition to assessed airline revision and cancellation fees, you will be charged a $25 fee to make changes or cancellations to a ticket that allows revisions and $25 for a change to a non-refundable ticket, unless you make the change within 48 hours and in that case the revision/cancellation fee is $100 plus any supplier revision fees. A written refund request (subject to the penalties herein) must be submitted to VAX Agency Air no later than 90 days after the scheduled departure date or any payments and deposits shall be forfeited. Published Air Refunds will be on request and are subject to the rules of the fare that are imposed by the supplier. Most air carriers consider a name change to be a cancellation; to avoid penalties, full and complete names are required at time of booking. Separate cancellation penalties may apply to holiday or special event departures in addition to nonrefundable deposits. Refund requests should be sent to VAX Agency Air Refunds, 8969 N. Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217.

All published scheduled air tickets are 100% nonrefundable. However reusable tickets may be applied towards the air portion of a future air ticket, subject to the applicable airline re ticketing fee, any increase in the airfare cost, and applicable VAX Agency Air revision fees. Ticket reuse is only available if the air is paid in full at time of cancellation.

NOTE: WHEN A CANCELLATION IS MADE ALL REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE ORIGINAL FORM OF PAYMENT. NONREFUNDABLE TRAVEL AGENT FEES MAY BE INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE PRICE

Operator Penalties: All Operator penalties will be in addition to any supplier penalties (including airline penalties) and are subject to change any time. Your travel agent must request any refunds by sending a written request to Operator at the time of telephone cancellation or revision. For customer service issues, please consult your travel agent or Operator at 1-888-987-7801.

III. FLIGHT INFORMATION
Read your travel documentation carefully for arrival and departure instructions, including terminal information, check-in locations and flight times. Flight times are tentative and subject to change. Some countries may require aircraft cabin insecticide treatment for in-bound foreign flights. A list of such countries is available at http://www.dot.gov/office-policy/aviation-policy/aircraft-disinsection-requirements.

IV. PASSPORT REQUIREMENT
All international travelers must present a government issued passport for U.S. Customs re-entry after air, land or sea travel. For more information please visit the State Department’s consular website www.travel.state.gov or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s website www.dhs.gov. Please consult your travel agent or the Destination Consulate for further information. It is the traveler’s responsibility to provide proper documentation. Married or divorced women traveling under names other than what is printed on their travel documents, must supply a marriage license and/or divorce decree. Failure to possess required documents may result in denied boarding. No refunds will be made to passengers who fail to possess proper documentation and are denied boarding or entry into the destination. Foreign travelers, visit your local consulate for travel requirements (VISA or other written verification).

V. BAGGAGE LIMITATIONS AND CLAIMS
Baggage limitations vary by carrier. Many airlines impose additional charges for checked luggage which is collected by the airline at check-in. Please contact the airline or refer to its website for current fees and policies. Claims on checked baggage will be limited to the carrier liability of approximately $3,300 per person for domestic flights and $9.07 per pound for international flights subject to the Warsaw Convention, and 1100 Special Drawing Rights per person for international flights subject to the Montreal Convention, unless you declare a higher value and pay any applicable charges. All claims for loss and damage to luggage must be handled by the air carrier at the airport, subject to any requirements and time limits set by U.S. law for domestic responsibility for items such as soft-sided luggage, fragile or perishable items. Carryon baggage may be limited, please check with the airline.

VI. RESPONSIBILITIES
Travel Agents’ Responsibilities: The travel agent is responsible for providing information to you, examining and verifying all information, and ensuring that you understand all of the policies, fees and requirements to which you are subject. Any travel agent who makes a reservation on your behalf acknowledges this responsibility.

Operator’s Responsibilities: Operator is responsible to you for making arrangements for services offered, provided that in the absence of gross negligence on the part of Operator, Operator’s responsibility does not extend to any liability for personal injury or property damage arising out of or caused by any negligent act or omission on the part of any airline, hotel or motel operator, ground transportation contractor, optional tour operator or any person rendering any services being offered. Operator is not responsible for damage, delay or vacations affected by weather, air delays or cancellation or other force majeure events beyond the control of Operator. In no event shall any party be liable for consequential damages. Operator reserves the right to substitute and to make alterations in the itinerary, if necessary, due to circumstances beyond the control of Operator. Specials may be withdrawn at any time. Rates are based on availability.

Passenger Responsibilities: You must check in at least 2½ hours prior to the scheduled departure and report to the gate at least 30 minutes before departure time. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in the loss of your seat. You must examine all information to ensure accuracy and call to verify flight times prior to departure. Your rights and remedies set forth herein are in addition to any other rights and remedies under applicable law, but if you agree to a refund, you waive all other remedies.

VII. OTHER
All prices are shown in U.S. dollars.

Applicable Law: It is agreed by and between you and the Operator that all disputes and matters whatsoever arising under or in connection with or incident to these policies and procedures shall be litigated, if at all, in and before a court located in the State of Wisconsin, U.S.A., to the exclusion of the courts of any other state or country.

Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage or on your person. A violation can result in five years' imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124). Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. Examples: Paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles, and radio-pharmaceuticals. There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and toilet articles carried in your luggage and certain smoking materials carried on your person. For further information contact your airline representative. Please refer to the full list of TSA prohibited items at http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items.




CRUISE LINES: please review:

For cruise travel departing from/returning to the same US port: Birth certificate (original or official copy NOT a photocopy) and photo ID (driver's license)/Valid Passport is used for travel. NOTE: Passport required for sailings departing from/returning to international ports and if you need to fly to an international port during your cruise or back to the US from an international port. Also needed if visiting an international country before or after your cruise and if going on a shore excursion that crosses by land into another country from a US port during your cruise.

Carnival: cancellation/change policy
http://www.carnival.com/about-carnival/legal-notice/ticket-contract.aspx

Vacation Protection info let me know if you need a quote. It is added to the total and paid for with the deposit or at time added prior to final payment to include the cancel any reason receive up to 75% future cruise credit.

Vacation Protection info
http://www.carnival.com/about-carnival/vacation-protection.aspx

Celebrity:
http://www.celebritycruises.com/media/en_US/pdf/insurance/DofC_CEL_060607.pdf

Royal Caribbean: Cancellation/change policy
http://www.royalcaribbean.com/customersupport/faq/details.do?pagename=frequently_asked_questions&faqId=227&faqSubjectId=323

Travel Protection Info click here http://www.royalcaribbean.com/contentWithGallery.do?pagename=cruise_insurance&cS=NAVBAR&pnav=3&snav=7

Celebrity: Cancellation/change Policy
https://www.celebritycruises.com/company/customer-support/help-and-faqs/pre-cruise/cancellation-policy

Travel Protection Info click here https://www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-insurance

Disney: Vacation protection info https://www.archinsurancesolutions.com/coverage/disney/cruise

Terms and conditions click here https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/contracts-terms-safety/terms-conditions/united-states/


Rate quotes are based on availability, subject to change until booked. Restrictions apply. Not responsible for errors or omissions.

Denise Labrie
Owner, The Creole Poet
281-436-0405 (ofc)
713-560-3284 (cell)
deniselabrie@sbcglobal.net

The Creole Poet is an IATAN accredited travel agency. Denise Labrie US Mail Address 13165 W. Lake Houston Pkwy #422 Houston, TX 77044 Ofc 281.436.0405 Cell 713.560.3284 Fax 281-436-0406. Email deniselabrie@sbcglobal.net Website www.deniselabrie.com