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12 Jul 17 tips to save $
21 Dec 16 Cuba now open for travel
20 Jun 16 Visas
20 Jun 16 S.M.A.R.T.
01 Nov 15 Passport Update
12 Apr 14 Parking Update
16 Sep 13 All Ways Travel
05 Sep 12 Parking Partnership
18 Feb 12 D.O.T. Changes - advertising prices
11 Nov 11 Education Announcement
01 Jun 11 Kirtland Public Library
03 Feb 11 Travel Guard Insurance
31 Jan 11  RCCL Crown & Anchor and Bring a Friend
31 Jan 11 Your names must match
09 July 10 Passport prices to rise
14 May 10 Princess opens Alaska for 2011
04 Apr 10 City & Special Event Packages
30 Sep 09 Stay 4 get 3 FREE or stay 5 and get 2 FREE
30 Sep 09 Give A Day. Get A Disney Day
15 Sep 09 HAL's New Mariner Society Loyalty Program
15 Sep 09 Princess Summertime Balcony Bonus
12 Sep 09 Carnival Fly Away changes
10 Sep 09 Disney announces Alaska cruises
08 Sep 09 Travel Warning
03 Sep 09 Travel Warning
01 Sep 09 Carnival's Price Guarantee
01 Aug 09 Passport Changes

 

tips to save $:

Some great ways to save $ (from AARP)
Travel with a water bottle - fill it up after security


Reveal your age - ask restaurants if they have a senior discount


Get reimbursed for ATM fees - ask your bank if you get charged for another bank's ATM


Celebrate your birthday with free eats - search to see which restaurants offer this.


Buy a gallon of liguid hand soap and refill you small containers


Change you car's air filter yourself.


Use dryer balls rather than fabric softener - they reduce wrinkles


Before eating out, look for discount coupons


Car driven ubder 500 miles per year? Ask your insurance for a low milage discount


Buy SOME items that are reconditioned - as long as they have the same warrenty as new


Avoid foreign transaction fees - check with your credit card


Prolong the life of your fruits and vegetables - wrap them in a paper towel and put them in a bag or container


Go meatless once a week - it saves money and its healthy


Skip extended warrenties - If you buy with a credit card, some provide this extended warrenty


Use rechargeable batteries


Want Microsoft Office but don't like the price - Look into Apache Open Office or LibreOffice


Upgrade your dishwasher - they are Energy Star certified and save money


Be a chill driver - hard braking and speeding lowers your gas miles by 30-40%


Shopping - ask for "open Box" items - these were returned to the retailer but never opened


Free tax peparation - offered by AARP for people with low-moderate incomesTip


Save money on car insurance - take a driving class (ask your agent)


Is your car paid off - consider cancelling your collision coverage


Good student discount - if your teen gets good grades, ask your agent for a discount


Upgrade your washing machine - Energy Star certified washers save money


Audit a college course - you don't get credit, just a great education


Working at a company that offers a 401K match - MAX out your contribution

 

CUBA:

You are now able to travel to Cuba. Cruise lines are starting to offer cruises. However, you will be required to have a passport, visa and tourist card.

Visas:

Some countries require you to obtain a visa before being permitted to enter their country. This can be a costly and time-consuming process. There are a number of websites that offer this service. BE CAREFUL! We always assist our clients with the visa process.

 

SMART TRAVELER ENROLLMENT PROGRAM:

This is a U.S. government program that allow you to pre-register your overseas vacation locations, just in case you need assistance from the local embassy in the country you are visiting, STEP provides them the information they need to give you the assistance you require.

 

Passport Update:

If your passport is expiring in 2016, you may want to renew it now. It will be ten years since the US government required passports to Mexico and Canada.

 

Parking Update:

Use either of the two new links to sign up for DISCOUNTED parking and benefits. See the informational page.

 

All Ways Travel:

To clarify our travel scope, we are now registed with the state of Ohio as Doing Business As (DBA) All Ways Travel. This helps emphasize that we do MORE than just cruises.



 

Parking Partnership: Parking Partnership


 

D.O.T. Changes:

D.O.T. Changes - the details



 

Education Announcement:

Congratulation to Judy Orenics for attaining Commodore status with Princess Cruise Lines.



Partnership Announced

Kirtland Public Library

Kirtland Public Library

Travel Guard Insurance Now Available

For general information see TravelGuard Insurance

RCCL Crown & Anchor and Bring a Friend:

For details see http://www.royalcaribbean.com/cas/home.do

Your names must match:

The names on your travel documents MUST match your Passport (or other id).

Passport prices to rise:

For details see http://travel.state.gov/passport

Princess opens Alaska for 2011:

2011 cruises and cruisetours are now available for booking at the best rates. Captains Circle members enjoy additional benefits.

City & Special Event Packages:

Hotel and activities in a number of US cities.

Stay 4 get 3 FREE or stay 5 and get 2 FREE:

When you buy a non-discounted Walt Disney Travel Company 4-night, 4-day Walt Disney World® Resort room and ticket package at select Disney Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resorts, you'll get three more nights with tickets FREE.

When you buy a non-discounted Walt Disney Travel Company 5-night, 5-day Walt Disney World Resort room and ticket package at select Disney Value Resorts, you'll get two more nights with tickets FREE.

Call 440-256-1733 to get offer details, learn more and book your next Disney vacation.

This offer is available for stays most nights Nov. 1-24, 2009, Dec. 8-24, 2009, and Jan. 3 — March 27, 2010.
Book by Dec. 20, 2009. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.


Give A Day. Get A Disney Day:

Disney wants to inspire one million people to volunteer a day of service to a participating organization in their communities. So they’re celebrating their good works by giving each of them one-day admission to a Theme Park at the Disneyland® Resort or the Walt Disney World® Resort, free.* Go to Disney Parks for more information. * restrictions apply.


HAL Mariner Society Update:

Holland America Line has introduced a new Mariner Society Rewards Program, which provides past guests with new benefits from onboard discounts and special rates on select cruises to reduced or free third and fourth rates. Benefits are tiered and vary based on a guest’s cruise history. The rewards program offers a four-level progressive membership with a range of cruise and onboard savings and extra values. All guests who sail with Holland America Line are automatically welcomed into the Mariner Society, where they receive offers on upcoming cruises and advance information about new ships and the latest product enhancements. Based on past cruises recorded as cruise days, membership is in four levels offering ever-widening cruise options and enhancements. Guests automatically collect additional “cruise days” or cruise day credits based on their onboard spending or by booking a suite.


After one cruise, guests are automatically enrolled in the Star Mariner level, earning cruise days towards future cruises and an exclusive collectable gift. Among the features of Star Mariner status are special offers on select sailings, 50 percent discount for third and fourth guests on select sailings, hosted sailings with Holland America Ambassadors, an embarkation brunch on future cruises, a subscription to the Mariner Magazine and a champagne brunch on future cruises.


After 30 cruise day credits earned, Two-Star guests receive all the amenities of a Star Mariner plus 15 percent off merchandise from www.ShopHollandAmerica.com and 10 percent off logo apparel items in the onboard gift shops. Two-Star Mariners also will receive a complimentary ship photo and will be sent an annual cruise planner and recognition pin. With 75 cruise days earned, Three-Star guests are given all Two-Star amenities plus 10 percent off on select spa treatments; a 25 percent discount on wine packages, mini-bar purchases, Explorations Café drinks and alternative restaurant surcharges; advance notice of new itineraries; and a waiver of air deviation fees.


At the top of the tiers, with 200 cruise days earned, Four-Star guests receive the benefits of all Star levels and the bonus of free fare for third and fourth guests on select sailings; complimentary wine tasting and laundry/pressing; a 50 percent discount on wine packages, mini-bar purchases, Explorations Café drinks and alternative restaurant surcharges; a 15 percent discount on logo apparel items in the onboard gift shops; priority tender service and check-in; priority shore excursion pre-booking; and a free subscription to Food and Wine magazine or Travel+Leisure magazine. The new Mariner Society Rewards Program will roll out to the entire fleet by Oct. 18.



Princess Balcony Bonus: Princess announces the Summertime Balcony Bonus.
FREE DOUBLE UPGRADES on Alaska cruisetours
FREE balcony upgrades on Europe, Alaska and Caribbean sailings!

Carnival Fly Away changes: Effective October 3, 2009, roundtrip transfer service will no longer be included in Carnival's Fly Aweigh air supplement rates.  Transfers will be available at an additional cost and can be added to any Fly Aweigh booking.  Transfers can be purchased on a one-way or roundtrip basis.

Disney announces Alaska cruises: It's a Disney Cruise Line® first! The Disney Wonder® Cruise Ship is sailing to Alaska for a four-month season of 7-night cruises in 2011. Departing out of Vancouver, B.C., the ship will call on popular ports such as Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway.

Travel Warning: Effective 09/08/2009, Travelex policies written on or after this date will not be covered for Strike benefits in regards to the Jet Airways Pilot's Strike

Travel Warning: Effective 09/03/2009, Travelex policies written on or after this date will not be covered for Strike benefits in regards to the Royal Air Maroc Pilot's Strike.

Carnival's 110% Best Price Guarantee: Guests have 48 hours from the time they book to find a lower price. Carnival will give 110% of the difference in onboard credit. Best Price Guarantee only applies to publicly available online rates.

Passport Requirements: A Passport or other Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document is required per the guidelines located at  www.getyouhome.gov.  This is a government website to inform travelers about current travel document requirements.


  

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