Is A Legal Name Is Required For Travel?
Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel. A general rule of thumb for international travel is that your passport is your primary source of identification. Many times, U.S. citizens forget this, as your driver’s license is often all you need for domestic travel. It’s imperative to remember that the name on your airline ticket must match your passport name for International travel. The name on your Driver’s license or other state photo identity card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) is fine for domestic travel within the U.S.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, if you plan to use your state-issued ID or license to fly within the U.S., make sure it is REAL ID compliant. If you are not sure if your ID complies with REAL ID, check with your State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Identification for Children
TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling within the United States. Contact the airline for questions regarding specific ID requirements for travelers under 18.
How Far In Advance Should I Book My Vacation?
At least 30 days before your travel dates but we recommend 6-9 months in advance.
Why Are Cost Not Always Itemized?
Itemized cost breakdowns are not always available. Often, we are bundling air and accommodations together for bulk rates that are not generally broken down by the airline. Many of our trips are sold as a complete customized package. For this reason, it’s important to discuss any budget-related goals or constraints before we get started.
Do I Need Travel Insurance?
Take Time To Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical, and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay, and more.
Is Travel Assistance Available While I Am Traveling?
Before your departure, all in-country and emergency contact numbers will be listed clearly on your final travel documents.
Do I Need Vaccinations?
It depends on where you are traveling and your vaccination history. Please visit www.cdc.gov for all current required and recommended vaccinations. If you still have questions, visit your local travel clinic.
Do I Need A Visa?
It depends on where you are traveling. For US citizens, tourist visas are required for entry into Australia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Bali to name a few. For all visa details please visit the state department.
What Is The Cancellation Policy?
Cancellations fees vary with tour providers and airlines. It often depends on how much notice is given prior to your departure date with cancellation penalties increasing as you get closer to the departure date. Airlines, tour operators, resorts, and hotels may have cancellation policies that carry penalties, especially during holiday and peak travel periods. Take Time To Travel will advise of cancellation policies that pertain to your vacation plans. Airline tickets carry strict cancellations policies and restrictions will vary.
Are There Luggage Restrictions?
Yes. Airline carriers charge for excess weight limit and each carrier has a different luggage restriction based on the class of service. Be sure to check your carrier’s website before traveling, so there are no surprises.