Q: Do I have to get vaccinations?
A: Another good question that does not have a single good answer. Your travel destination will determine what vaccinations are required. Here is the link to the CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Click on Travelers' Health along the top, then follow the prompts.
http://www.cdc.gov (This link will open in a new tab/window)
Q: Is Trip/Travel Insurance Necessary?
A: In short, YES! Please talk to us FIRST, not all insurance is created equal!! An accident can happen at any time and any where. Not just a car accident... Accidents include falls, medical emergencies, even thefts, to name a few. While travel agents cannot answer all your questions about specific insurance coverage, we are knowledgeable about the policies and can provide the right plan for your travel experience. As a general rule, most travel agents won't travel without carrying trip insurance, so we are not trying to "sell" or advise you to purchase a policy we wouldn't purchase for ourselves!
Q: With all the online booking availability, why should I use a travel agent.
A: That is a very good question! As agents, we spend time creating relationships with our suppliers. Because we know theIr products and book with the suppliers, we are able to get "extras" for our clients that you would otherwise have to pay for. Agents are also familiar with the various room categories and amenities which can be very confusing with online booking. Here at Aspired Travel, there is never a stupid question! If we don't know the answer immediately, we have the contacts to get the answer for you. Our direct contact saves you valuable time. Lastly, most online bookings require immediate payment, but booking travel is our business. When we book your travel with your deposit, payment may not be due until 60-45 days before travel. These are some of the reasons why booking with an agent can give you peace of mind.
Here is a list of frequently asked questions with answers/resources to help you in your decision making.
A: Here is the website for passport information and the easy to follow steps to apply for or renew a passport. Currently a US passport is good for 10 years; HOWEVER, in many cases, your passport must be valid for 6 months from the time of arrival at your travel destination.