Many people do not realize that some countries will not allow you into their country if your passport is set to expire within 6 months of your date of entry. Some countries use 3 months and others use 6 months. The bottom line is that if your passport expires within the next 12 months you had better start the process of getting it renewed so you don’t plan that perfect Italian get-away only to find out you can’t go because your passport is on its last leg. The U.S. State Department has a website you can visit to see how many months of validity left on your passport before you can enter the country. CLICK HERE to see.
Airlines having a lot of flash sales this week (Reminds me of Wac-O-Mole) –
Airlines around the globe from Southwest to Spirit to Emirates all have announced major flash sales offering great prices to very limited areas. These flash sales are kind of frustrating as they only last a few days with sale prices to a limited number of destinations and then they are gone. It reminds me a lot of that 1970’s game from Hasbro called Wac-O-Mole, where the mole’s head pops up and before you can wack it it hides again. CLICK HERE to see a video of the old Wac-O-Mole game.
Some people predict travel to Cuba may be reversed in coming weeks –
Word on the street is that the new administration may attempt to reverse the recent opening of Cuba to American tourists in the coming weeks. If this happens, it will be a big shocker as billions of dollars are now flowing to our neighbors to the south. I hope it does not happen as many people I know are excited to see Cuba in the coming years. I also know that many Cubans are struggling financially and the extra U.S. dollars are making life much more livable.
Your face may be your next boarding pass –
This month JetBlue Airlines is starting to test a new boarding process that screens people using the biometrics of facial recognition. Now, successful travelers will be able to board flights with a facial scan rather than a boarding pass. Wow, that is kind of spooky. According to BTN Magazine, we understand during the testing that JetBlue will photograph passengers at the gate who opt in, and the camera station will match their images to photos in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection database and verify flight details. This technology will catch on fast so be prepared to see more and more of this in the coming years.
The biggest mistake people make is putting off traveling until they retire –
In my thirty plus years in the travel business I can’t tell you how many times I have heard people tell me that they delayed traveling until they were retired but when retirement came around their health had failed to the point where they could not travel. How sad. That is why I always tell people to travel right now as you never know when your health issues (or those of your spouse) will keep you from traveling. No one’s work is so important that you can’t take two weeks a year to dream big dreams and visit new parts of this great big world. We would be happy to help you build your travel bucket list. Call one of our friendly vacation advisors today at 402-435-8888.
Our “Aloha Hawaii” Tour is back by popular demand! –
Back by popular demand, we are repeating our favored “Aloha Hawaii” tour this coming February. If you have Hawaii on your bucket list, then do not hesitate to join our wonderful, native Hawaiian tour hosts, Mailani Veney and AniAni Gwen, on an unforgettable trip to Hawaii this coming February 15-25. Our nine day tour includes a seven day cruise on the “Pride of America”, discovering Oahu, Maui, the Big Island and Kauai, an active volcano, blue, green and black beaches, waterfalls, and an unparalleled history and lifestyle including celebrating with the locals at a traditional luau under the stars. Call our friendly Group Department at 402-435-8888 or email us at GroupDepartment@executivetravel.com for more details and to sign up. To see the full tour program, CLICK HERE – do not wait. This tour is filling up fast.
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