PASSPORTS & VISAS: Everyone, including children and infants, MUST have a VALID passport to travel internationally (not Passport Card). Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding, no refund, no exceptions (out of the USA). The Fairy Godmother is NOT responsible for passports in ANY way. Passports are required to be valid for 6 months from your return date. PASSPORT CARDS ARE NOT VALID FOR TRAVEL INTERNATIONALLY VIA AIR. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have secured the correct travel documentation for each county you are visiting. Each passenger must check with the appropriate consulate for each country for exact visa & passport requirements. Failure to secure the correct documentation may prevent you traveling to or entering the country resulting in forfeiting the cost of your trip. The Fairy Godmother is not responsible for ensuring you have the correct travel documents.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SAFETY: The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. This program allows travelers to receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans, it helps the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency, and it can help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency. Visit https://step.state.gov to find out more about the STEP program and/or enroll. I also strongly encourage my clients to know where the local US Embassy is located when traveling international. Visit https://www.usembassy.gov to locate the local U.S. Embassy, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions.
REAL ID: After October 21, 2021, only the Enhanced or REAL ID will be accepted to get on a domestic flight, enter certian federal buildings or military bases (unless you have a Passport). If you plan to travel, The Fairy Godmother recommends you upgrage ASAP. To find out if your state is in compliance, please visit: Homeland Security website (www.dhs.gov).
HONEYMOON & ANNIVERSARY TRAVELERS: You MUST bring a copy of your marriage certificate to qualify for any complimentary honeymoon/anniversary package (photo copy is recommended). Failure to have such proof of marriage will result in the resort denying these complimentary privileges (if applicable). PLEASE notify The Fairy Godmother agent if you are celebrating a Honeymoon or Anniversary so that they can annotate this in your reservation. Typically, resorts will honor these packages up to 30 days before or after your honeymoon/anniversary date.
AIR TRAVEL: Federal law forbids the carriage of certain hazardous materials, such as aerosols, fireworks, and flammable liquids, aboard the aircraft. If you do not understand these restrictions, contact your airline or go to http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/hazmat_safety/.
Due to a new Federal requirement, the traveler’s birth date, gender and full name, including middle name or initial, if it appears on the traveler’s ID, will be required for TSA use. The new Federal law went into effect May 1, 2009.
https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer provides additional up-to-date information regarding air travel.
BAGGAGE FEES: Due to continual changes in airline baggage policies it is suggested that you inquire with your airline's website for up-to-date fees & information. Your Gallivanting Guru is NOT responsible for additional fees incurred for baggage or seating. BAGGAGE FEES ARE NOT PART OF AN ALL- INCLUSIVE PACKAGE! Please review "Updated Checked Bag and Carryon Bag Rules" at www.TSA.gov
AIRLINE SCHEDULE CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS: Occasionally airlines change flight schedules, & may even cancel flights entirely. These changes are beyond Your Gallivanting Guru's control. In the event that such a situation occurs; Your Gallivanting Guru will do it’s very best to assist you with finding best possible alternate option(s). If the flight time change is minor (2 hours or less) the airline will automatically make the change (airline policies/rules entitle them to legally do so). Your Gallivanting Guru will notify you of major changes. Please Note: there may be additional costs to re-book a new flight should the airline cancel or make a major change to your original flight itinerary. Your Gallivanting Guru is NOT responsible for any additional costs or fees imposed by the airlines. It is the responsibility of the passenger to check for last minute airline flight time changes within 24 hours of departure. Your Gallivanting Guru is not responsible for changes that may occur within 24 hours of original flight departure time.
RE-CONFIRM YOUR FLIGHTS: Your Gallivanting Guru advises you personally to re-confirm your flight schedule within 24 hours prior to departure directly with the airline in case of any last-minute changes or delays. Most airlines allow you to check in online 24 hours prior to departure using the “Record Locator” (found in your Your Gallivanting Guru travel documents)
AIRLINE CHECK IN: Please check in with your airline at the airport no later than two (2) hours prior to scheduled flight departure time.
CAR RENTALS: If the itinerary includes a car rental, the price quoted only covers the basic rental cost, VAT taxes of the vehicle and, if selected, CDW charges. Local charges, such as one-way drop fees, location service charges, vehicle licensing fees, and road taxes are all paid upon return the vehicle. Clients must present a credit card in the main driver’s name. If the client does not present a credit card in the main driver’s name the car rental agent may refuse the release the vehicle and no refunds will be issued.
FINAL PAYMENT: The final payment MUST be received NO LATER THAN 60 days (depending on the Travel Supplier booking agreement) prior to departure. Final payments are not automatically charged. Please note your calendar of this final payment date as reminders may not be sent, however The Fairy Godmother aims to send reminders about a week before payment is due. You must go to www.ownfairygodmother.com on or before the date you'd like the payment to be posted. You may also text The Fairy Godmother to notify preferred payment dates. The Fairy Godmother is not responsible for cancellations due to payments made after final payment due date. Late fees will apply if the reservation can be reinstated.
CHANGES TO RESERVATIONS: ANY changes made to your existing reservation are subject to the current rates, promotions, and terms at the time of change.
TRAVEL SUPPLIER CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Pertaining to the room portion of your trip; once your reservation is made a nonrefundable penalty will be assessed up until any additional resort penalties take effect. The aforementioned fee is per person or entire room canceling (so if 1 person within the room cancels these same rules apply for that person). Additonal fees will apply to canceled bookings.
THE FAIRY GODMOTHER CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Cancellations made to approved and deposited bookings are subject to a $100 agency fee per person.
ITINERARY CHANGE PENALTIES: All changes made to an approved and deposited itinerary are subject to a $25 per change per person fee.
LATE FEES: Final payments not received prior to the due date above will incur a $25 per person late fee. All reservations are subject to cancellation and hotel penalties as described above if final payment is not received on the due date. Late fees are not covered by the travel insurance and are always non-refundable.
TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN: Children under 18 years of age not traveling with both parents or legal guardian(s) may need to present a notarized letter from the absent parent/guardian granting permission to travel outside the United States and provide emergency medical care if necessary. Please refer to this website for more information and sample letters: http://www.globetrektravel.com/minortravelforms.pdf
. The Fairy Godmother is not responsible for lack of compliance to provide proper documentation to authorities. It is the responsibility of the traveler & the traveler’s parents/guardians to provide proper documentation to authorities.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Travel documents will be sent to you no later than five (5) days prior to departure date. Please read through these documents immediately; misprints, misspellings, incorrect dates etc. are not the responsibility of The Fairy Godmother. It is very important that you take your travel documents with you.
RESORT CHECK IN: Check-in time at most resorts is 3:00pm (local time). If you arrive prior to 3:00 pm your room may not be ready. The resort will store your luggage in a secure location on property so you may start enjoying your vacation without delay. Change into something more comfortable and enjoy a nice lunch, swim in the pool, walk along the beach, etc. until you are notified that your room accommodation is ready for check in.
DRESS CODE: ** MEN ** - Please be advised that some resort restaurants may require long pants, collared shirt, & Closed-toe shoes. Please pack accordingly.
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