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BOOK WITH OUR TRAVEL AGENCY
Plan for your vacation 9 to 18 months in advance and use our Travel Layaway Plan.
Do you have an idea for a vacation that is bigger than your budget? Want to set up a family reunion but everybody's broke? Have an
upcoming honeymoon or haven't taken the kids on vacation in a year or two? Always wanted to see Europe, Asia, The Caribbean or
whatever is on the bucket-list? We'll help you save with our travel layaway plan.
1.Contact us for quotes and select the trip you want.
2.We will get a confirmed price from our tour operator, cruise line or other vendor and explain mandatory initial deposit requirements.
3.You make your payments over time and pay your final payment on time as required by the vendor in the initial confirmation. Once
you pay final, your travel agent will get travel documents from the vendor and answer any questions you might have.
Plan Ahead for a Great Vacation
The way to get the most from our travel layaway plan is to plan ahead as early as possible. We see cruise line prices about 18
months in advance. We see all-inclusive hotel rates about a year in advance and airfares about 11 months from your return date.
Book as early as possible to get the lowest required monthly payment. Call (813) 868-0007, (800) 955-5594 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to get a specific plan for your vacation. Your travel agent knows when to book each component.
Every Trip we do is custom, and the payment plan is customized too.
Each trip we do is a little bit different so the payment plan varies based on the type of trip, what vendors are involved and how long
you have before you have to pay final payment. The timing of the payments is different to cruise lines than it is with air/hotel vacation
packages or escorted tours. You tell us what you want to do, your agent will set up the perfect trip and then tell you what each vendor
needs as a down payment. We also explain when final payments are due on the various components so you can make payments
between deposit and final to get everything paid off. Call (813) 868-0007, (800) 955-5594 or email email@example.com to get a
specific plan for your vacation.
Is my price locked in once I pay initial deposit?
YES. As long as you purchase any published (instant purchase) airfares at time of deposit. If you are using a contract airfare, you
might have to pay that off to avoid a price increase with notification as all airfare contracts are subject to change but we’ll call you if
that happens. Cruise lines require an initial deposit and do lock in the price subject to any change in taxes by the US Government or
ports of call and all vendors reserve the right to institute fuel surcharges in the event of extreme gasoline price run-up but other than
that your deposits do lock in prices once we advise you of deposits and you pay them.
There is no Extra Cost for using the payment plan!
We charge a $25 layaway deposit which is paid by credit card, check or money order in addition to your initial deposit required by the
vendor which can be paid by check (unless nonrefundability applies), debit or credit card. As long as you complete your payments,
the $25 layaway fee is applied to your final payment. If you do not complete your payments, we keep the $25 deposit as our
"accounting fee" for keeping track of your payments and processing your refund with the vendors. With most trips you can get a full
or partial refund depending on cancellation date if you are unable to take the trip. We do understand that things arise to make trips
impossible so we work with our layaway clients to get as large and as quick a refund as we can subject to our vendors rules and
requirements. We don't charge any extra fees with our payment plans as we have many of our customers already on this program to
afford a better trip next year. As we have been in the travel business for 30 years, we have not seen as much layaway since around
1990 when the abundance of credit cards hit the market. We notice more and more people are paying as they go since 2008, so we
formalized a plan that many of our customers were already doing.
What happens if the price goes down once I have paid payments?
We are the customer advocate so we always try to get you the best value for your money. We sometimes are able to renegotiate a
cruise price, if it is now coming in lower except for nonrefundable cruise fares that are identified at time of purchase. Companies like
Carnival Cruise Lines even have programs like Early Savers that guarantee the best price as long as you pay a nonrefundable
deposit. Sometimes we can even help if the price only goes lower after you pay final payment, but that usually comes in the form of
an upgrade or onboard credit. On tour packages and all-inclusive vacations we can sometimes match a lower land only rate, but
most airfares have change charges that go from $50 to $300 and we can only reissue tickets if the fare change is larger than the
change charge and we have to deduct the change charge from the fare difference. All of that explained, you usually get the best price
by booking way in advance as the airlines release a very small block of cheap seats that you usually get by booking early and cruise
line yield managers have set up better early booking deals as they got tired of being upside down right before departure so the early
booking rate is usually as good or better than last minute rates.
How does the layaway plan work with a Cruise?
Cruises provide the best opportunity for the layaway plan as they usually can be booked up to 18 months in advance. Cruises require
between $100 and $300 per person deposit depending on the length of the cruise. They all have to be paid in full 70-90 days in
advance so they allow a good opportunity for a low monthly payment. If you are flying in for the cruise, we usually design a payment
break 11 months from your departure so you can purchase the least expensive airline ticket. Pre and Post Cruise vacations usually
require a small deposit and final payments 45 days prior to departure.
How does the layaway plan work with a Vacation Package or All-Inclusive Resort?
We can usually pay $125 to $200 per person deposit on a land package but many of our airfares are instant purchase and fully
nonrefundable lately. This means that you have to pay the deposit plus the airfare when you are booking your package. Sometimes
our clients will make a deposit on a resort and then book the airfare a month or two later to break it all up. You can't lock in the
airfares until you pay for them and ticket but early booking means airfares are still readily available six, eight or ten months prior to
your trip so ask us about payments on anything you book.
How does the layaway plan work with a Exotic Vacations or Escorted Tours?
Each vendor has their own payment policies so each case can be different. If we are doing the airfare, you will have to pay and issue
the ticket when you do your land deposit to make sure both are in sync. Many of our tour operators have programs where you can
use contracted air and pay $500 deposit but go ahead and pay payments on the airfare package too between deposit and final
payment. Train tickets and rental cars can always be done 30 or 60 days prior to departure.
Does the layaway plan work for families, social groups or destination weddings?
Yes. We frequently use the plan for groups to be able to travel together after paying payments. Not all group members need to
purchase the same accommodations, number of nights or have the same payments. Each plan is designed on a custom basis for the
Pick a vacation and get started now with our layaway plan so you can have it all paid off by the time you go next year.
Check out our… Travel Layaway Plan