Important Information to Know Before you Travel - U.S. Passports - The Passport Services Office provides information and services to American citizens about how to obtain, replace or change a passport. ALL PERSONS traveling outside of the United States are required to present a passport or other valid travel documents to enter or re-enter the United States. (see next question)
Travel Abroad - Check here for official requirements, download application forms, where to conveniently apply, and a wealth of other passport and international travel information.
Weather - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service
U.S. Travel Security - Transportation Security Administration information. The TSA has put together the most up-to-date and comprehensive set of information on aviation security.
Travel Warnings - Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country.
Beach Water Temperatures - Coastal Water Temperature Guide Change/Cancellation PoliciesAll changes / cancellations are subject to additional fees that are imposed by the suppliers and Grand Escapes Travel. It's important to read all terms and conditions of your reservation to see if cancellation or change fees apply.
Grand Escapes Travel reserves the right to impose a fee per passenger IN ADDITION to any fees charged by the supplier for any cancellation and/or changes.
Grand Escapes Travel highly recommends the purchase of Vacation Travel Insurance. No matter what/where your vacation is, you want to protect your investment. This policy is NOT just in case you need to cancel, it protects every aspect of your vacation, from delayed flights, lost luggage, to medical evacuation from a cruise ship. It's very affordable too.
Most Vacation Insurance Policy Packages include: - Medical Coverage - Emergency Evacuation - Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage - Last-Minute Trip Cancellation (due to illness, inclement weather, etc.) - Delayed or Lost Baggage Insurance (including reimbursement for the replacement of essential items) - Flight Delay or Cancellation Insurance (if your travel is delayed, the insurance company will cover food, hotel accommodations while you wait and make new travel arrangements on your behalf - Trip Interruption Insurance (if inclement weather, illness or injury cuts your trip short, you'll be reimbursed for the unused portion of your trip) - 24 Hour Worldwide Assistance (to help you find medical care, change travel plans and more.