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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Know Before You Go…

 

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 document to enter or re-enter the United States. .

Travel Warnings – Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country.

Travel Abroad – Check here for official requirements, download application forms, information on where to conveniently apply, and a wealth of other passport and international travel information.

U.S. Customs – Regulations for U.S. Residents. As an international traveler, you should be aware of the rules for bringing items back from your trip.

S.T.E.P – The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a FREE service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Besides what’s listed below, they can help you in case you loose or have your passport stolen.  You just never know!Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.

 

Helpful Links…

Weather – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service

Current Airport Status – Flight Delay Information – Air Traffic Control System Center

Currency Converter – Convert US dollars to worldwide currencies

Beach Water Temperatures – Coastal Water Temp Guide

 

Travel  Insurance Recommeded

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.

When planning a trip, nobody wants to think about the “what ifs”, but things can go wrong – even when you’re on vacation. Flights can get canceled, luggage can get lost and injuries can occur. Gopure | Travel recommends that everyone purchases a Vacation Insurance Policy to protect your vacation investment and assure you a great vacation.

Vacation Insurance – Protect Your Family

  • You become ill the day before you’re scheduled to depart on your family cruise.
  • You’re injured while on vacation and don’t have the access to proper medical care.
  • Severe weather forces an evacuation and you must depart early.
  • You fracture your leg and can no longer go on your adventure based vacation.
  • You arrive at the airport but your luggage is no where to be found.
  • Your flight is canceled and you miss a day of your vacation or cruise.

A Vacation Insurance Policy is a quick and relatively inexpensive way to protect your family and your finances so you can enjoy your travels worry-free. Vacation insurance is a type of insurance that covers the medical expenses and financial losses that could arise while you are traveling. It can be purchased for trips of any length and can be tailored to your specific needs.

Extra Fees /  Baggage fees / Resort fees


 

Airline Baggage Fees: What you need to know before you fly.

Baggage fees are per bag and per direction. So one way = one charge. Round triptwo charges. If your flight has a connection, bags will generally transfer from flight to flight and no additional fees will apply.

Hotel Resort Fees: What you need to know before you stay.

A resort fee is a daily mandatory additional charge that the hotel separates out from the advertised price. A resort fee is collected separately from the advertised room rate. The resort fee is almost always paid per room, per night (not per person).

Car Rentals: What you need to know before you drive. Insurance Yes/No?

Always check with your personal auto insurance about rental coverage. And those who aren’t covered by their own insurance, are likely covered by their credit card*.

All four major credit card issuers MAY provide some form of rental car insurance coverage. Drivers who aren’t sure about their coverage should call their credit card company before they leave for their trip.

To make sure you get covered, you must charge your entire car rental on your credit card and decline the supplemental collision damage coverage offered by the rental company. If you sign up for that insurance, you won’t be covered by the credit card company – https://www.esurance.com/info/car/myth-rental-car-coverage-is-always-necessary

 

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