Thursday, October 29, 2009

Vacation Payment Plan Enables Travelers


Did you know that we offer a flexible payment plan for our clients’ convenience? By planning your payments into your monthly budget, your vacation may be more affordable to you!

Here’s how it works:

• Depending upon the cruise, tour or resort package booked, you will have a deposit that generally runs between $100 – 500 per person at the time of booking.

• Depending upon the cruise, tour or resort operator, your final payment is normally due between 45 – 90 days prior to your vacation.

• Between your deposit and final payment dates, your travel consultant can work with you to plan either a set payment plan per month or you can just make payments periodically as you like.

    o You can set up automatic credit card payments during the most convenient time of the month or
    o You can send checks / money orders monthly or
    o You can opt to instead make periodic payments at your convenience. This is a popular option for people wanting to use tax refunds, bonuses or settlements toward their vacation.
Vacation payment plans work best for people who book 5 – 18 months in advance of their trip. The further in advance you book your trip, the lower your monthly payments will be.

If there is a price drop for which you would otherwise qualify, being on a payment plan will not disallow you from getting the lower price.

Isn't it time to book your next adventure?

~ Connie

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Top 10 Ways to Stay Warm this Winter

If this will be you watching Desperate Housewives this winter, you may be desperate to plan a warm winter vacation!

Top 10 Ways to Stay Warm this Winter

10) Keep stoking the fireplace.

9) Layers, sweatsuits and legwarmers. It might not look very snazzy, but only your nose and hands will be cold.

8) Bury under blankets. Keep them pulled up to nose.

7) Keep the thermostat up high. The heck with the gas, oil or electric bill.

6) Use plug-in heaters to add warmth to the room you’re in.

5) Snuggle with someone special.

4) Hang out in the warmest store you can find.

3) Keep moving. March in place when watching TV, washing dishes, brushing your teeth. When that’s not keeping you warm enough, switch to jumping jacks.

2) Burn an ocean- or beach-scented candle and think warm, tropical thoughts.

Call Connie George Travel Associates to book yourself on a warm Caribbean cruise or an island resort stay. Oh, and feel free to bring along that special someone to snuggle with even though you won’t be cold on your trip!

In fact, if you book your trip with us between 10/22/09 - 11/25/09 for a trip taking place in December '09 - March '10,
send an email to me the day you book with your CGTA agent's name and I'll send a free Yankee Candle to you to enjoy this winter!