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Why Do Travelers Need to Think About Summer 2023 Flights NOW!!

Why Do Travelers Need To Think About Summer 2023 Flights NOW!!

 

Why Do Travelers Need To Think About Summer 2023 Flights NOW!! Some people have this down to a science, they know exactly the right day and the exact time when to purchase a flight in advance, especially for the holidays.

They call it the ‘Goldilocks Window’ – like the fictional storybook character, you want to book when it’s just the right time. For you.

Normally, it’s more of a time frame rather than a specific time. For domestic flights, the time when cheap flights are most likely to pop up is about 1-3 months before a trip. For international flights, it’s 2-8 months out. That might sound like a considerable time frame, but in reality, it isn’t, especially for an international trip.

But summer is different. For peak times, including summer, we recommend you start keeping an eye on prices even earlier, around the 10-month mark. For peak times, we also see the Goldilocks Window end a bit further out from the trip. Deals start decreasing at about 4 months out and get a lot more rare as you get closer to the summer. These ranges don’t have sharp cliffs, but the odds trail off substantially outside those ranges.

Remember, too, that spring and summer of this year could be an indication of things to come. More demand from the flying public, but fewer planes and fewer pilots, all adding up to the chaotic situation that developed this year.

That means the Goldilocks Window for cheap international flights for July and August 2023 is just around the corner, and for May and June flights, it’s already begun. To track your flight routes and be alerted when they drop, sign up for AirFareWatchDog.

So Why Do Travelers Need To Think About Summer 2023 Flights NOW??  If you know you are going to travel this spring or summer, you may want to think about planning and booking, sooner than later. And for those of you already booked for vacations with us, we are watching airfare pricing for you.

Also of note, we are already seeing limited availability for hotel and resorts stays for this coming spring and summer, so again, planning sooner than later is highly recommended.

Contact Your Trusted Trasformativa Travel Agent Today!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT TRASFORMATIVA TRAVEL

Trasformativa is a US based travel company with offices located in Durham, NC and Clarksville, VA.  We are  focused exclusively on transformational travel. Our experienced and qualified travel agents offer many different types of transformational travel opportunities. We work with individuals and groups of many sizes to help them find a true difference. Most of the people who contact us are luxury travelers and leaders of groups who are traveling together. This includes, yoga or fitness instructors, health and wellness professionals, human resource directors, sales managers, CEO’s, church group leaders, corporate trainers, personal chefs, wedding planners, brides, corporate travel professionals, and also individuals looking to plan an exciting and out-of-the-way trip for a group of their friends.

Our transformational opportunities include Exotic Group Travel, Jamaica Travel, Caribbean Travel, Europe Travel, Incentive Travel Reward ProgramsDestination Training Events,  Autism Travel, Girls Getaway

To learn more, visit our website or call us at (919) 616-3780.

 

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Time To Prepare For Holiday Travel

Time To Prepare For Holiday Travel

 

So we’ve made it through the crazy summer travel season, and now it’s time to start seriously planning your end-of-year travels because this holiday season is expected to be both busy and expensive.

According to travel experts who just released their 2022 Holiday Travel Outlook report, which indicates that this year’s holiday airfare prices will be the steepest we’ve seen in five years. Nevertheless, more than half of Americans are planning to travel for one or both of the November or December holidays, most of whom are going to visit family and friends.

Factors influencing the cost of airfare this year include high fuel prices, fewer available flights and pent-up travel demand which was triggered by two years of potentially missed holidays due to not traveling. At least 30 percent of travelers are planning on flying this holiday season, however, about two-thirds of them point to pricing as a primary consideration as they plan their holiday trips.

To help you navigate your holiday travels, we’ve put together some tips on how to find the best deals on flights for the holidays this year:

Book by Mid-October – If you are planning to fly this holiday season, we are advising travelers to book both your Thanksgiving and Christmas flights no later than the week of October 10. If you see a good deal on flights, GRAB IT, because prices are expected to rise and the limited number of available flights may sell out quickly this year.

Start Planning NOW – It’s best to get a jump on things now and be sure to book no later than mid-October. Historically, travelers who get an early start on planning their holiday trips have saved as much as 18% off domestic flights and 15% off international airfare.

Use a Price-Tracking Tool – Prices, especially for travel during the Christmas period, are predicted to fluctuate somewhat unpredictably over the coming weeks. Good deals on fares may spring up and be gone just as quickly, so we recommend using a price-tracking tool such as AirfareWatchdog  which will notify you as soon as prices drop for your pre-chosen destinations.

Keep Your Dates Flexible – Travelers can save as much as $300 by flying at non-peak times (i.e., before or after the actual holiday week). For Thanksgiving travel, look to depart on the Monday of Thanksgiving week and return any weekday of week after the holiday to get the best airfare pricing.  As well as for the Christmas weekend, try to depart the Monday or Tuesday prior to the holiday and return on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of the week after Christmas to find the best deals on flights.

If you take just one tip for booking holiday travel, it should be this: the earlier, the better. You’ll find cheaper rates and more availability. Plus, looser cancellation policies mean you can make adjustments later.

Happy Holiday Travels!!

Need Help Planning Your Holiday Getaways?  Contact Your Trasformativa Travel Specialist TODAY!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT TRASFORMATIVA TRAVEL

Trasformativa is a US based travel company with offices located in Durham, NC and Clarksville, VA.  We are  focused exclusively on transformational travel. Our experienced and qualified travel agents offer many different types of transformational travel opportunities. We work with individuals and groups of many sizes to help them find a true difference. Most of the people who contact us are luxury travelers and leaders of groups who are traveling together. This includes, yoga or fitness instructors, health and wellness professionals, human resource directors, sales managers, CEO’s, church group leaders, corporate trainers, personal chefs, wedding planners, brides, corporate travel professionals, and also individuals looking to plan an exciting and out-of-the-way trip for a group of their friends.

Our transformational opportunities include Exotic Group Travel, Jamaica Travel, Caribbean Travel, Europe Travel, Incentive Travel Reward ProgramsDestination Training Events,  Autism Travel, Girls Getaway

To learn more, visit our website or call us at (919) 616-3780.

 

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Jamaica Is Open With NO Travel Restrictions!!

Jamaica Is Open With NO Travel Restrictions!!

While I was in Jamaica, I got the good news that effective March 1, international visitors to Jamaica would no longer be required to fill out and obtain a travel authorization to enter the island, and shortly there after, it was announced that visitors would no longer be required to get a Covid test prior to arrival.  As well, travelers to Jamaica would no longer face travel-related quarantine measures.

Eliminating all these pre-arrival requirements and travel-related quarantines are the key steps in relaxing travel protocols as the global spread of COVID-19 declines. With these relaxed entry requirements, it will increase the appeal of Jamaica as a vacation destination of choice and help us continue on a path to recovery for tourism sector and the economy as a whole.

Jamaica also recently shortened the isolation period required for U.S. travelers who test positive for COVID-19 while in Jamaica.

Donovan White, the Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board said that “These changes are timed to go into effect as destinations across the globe are enacting similar revisions to their travel requirements.” making travel more appealing.

The “Jamaica CARES” program is a nationwide response to COVID-19 that includes the island’s health and safety protocols, which were among the first to receive the World Travel & Tourism Council’s “Safe Travels” recognition and allowed the island to reopen in June 2020.

Since then, visitors from the United States have dominated the island’s tourism growth, accounting for 1,278,679 arrivals last year, about 87 percent of all travelers to the island in 2021. And… the trend has continued into the first quarter of 2022. Here at Trasformativa, we are booking clients on Jamaican Vacations like CRAZY!!!

Want to see for yourself what all the buzz is about???? Contact Trasformativa Travel TODAY!! We are Your Jamaica Travel Specialist!!

 

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ABOUT TRASFORMATIVA TRAVEL

Trasformativa is a US based travel company with offices located in Durham, NC and Clarksville, VA.  We are  focused exclusively on transformational travel. Our experienced and qualified travel agents offer many different types of transformational travel opportunities. We work with individuals and groups of many sizes to help them find a true difference. Most of the people who contact us are luxury travelers and leaders of groups who are traveling together. This includes, yoga or fitness instructors, health and wellness professionals, human resource directors, sales managers, CEO’s, church group leaders, corporate trainers, personal chefs, wedding planners, brides, corporate travel professionals, and also individuals looking to plan an exciting and out-of-the-way trip for a group of their friends.

Our transformational opportunities include Exotic Group Travel, Jamaica Travel, Caribbean Travel, Europe Travel, Incentive Travel Reward ProgramsDestination Training Events,  Autism Travel, Girls Getaway

To learn more, visit our website or call us at (919) 616-3780.

 

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Unforgettable Family Vacations

Unforgettable Family Vacations

READY. SET. VACATION!

If the last couple years have taught us anything, it’s that sharing quality time with loved ones is the most important thing in our lives. Material objects aren’t as important as they once were, nor the nose-to-the-grindstone, 9-to5 to acquire them. Today, it’s about better time management, richer life experiences, and keeping our loved ones close by our sides. It’s also about getting back to what’s most meaningful in our lives – and for many of us that includes gathering the gang together for another unforgettable family vacation, but with a twist.

Today, family vacations aren’t just about grabbing your spouse or partner and any kids you may have, and heading off to seek new adventures. It’s about bringing along grandma and grandpa, and maybe Aunt Sue and Uncle Ernie. Family and multigenerational travel is exploding and it makes sense as it offers the perfect way to share time together away from demands of everyday life.

Keep in mind that planning ahead is of the utmost importance. You’ll want to choose a family-friendly vacation that offers plenty of options for everyone. Cruises and all-inclusive resorts are two of the best ways to maximize fun and everyone’s vacation dollars. A large number of family-centric Caribbean cruises, as well as family resorts in Mexico and Jamaica, cater to every age group, fit most budgets, and are easy to get to for most everyone. Europe and the Mediterranean are also ideal for families and have plenty to see and do. Ireland, Italy, Spain and Greece are especially perfect for families.

While planning a getaway that everyone in your brood will love may seem like a tall order, a little help from your Trasformativa Travel Specialist can make it a piece of cake – so Ready Set Vacation and have a blast!

See you at the airport soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT TRASFORMATIVA TRAVEL

Trasformativa is a US based travel company with offices located in Durham, NC and Clarksville, VA.  We are  focused exclusively on transformational travel. Our experienced and qualified travel agents offer many different types of transformational travel opportunities. We work with individuals and groups of many sizes to help them find a true difference. Most of the people who contact us are luxury travelers and leaders of groups who are traveling together. This includes, yoga or fitness instructors, health and wellness professionals, human resource directors, sales managers, CEO’s, church group leaders, corporate trainers, personal chefs, wedding planners, brides, corporate travel professionals, and also individuals looking to plan an exciting and out-of-the-way trip for a group of their friends.

Our transformational opportunities include Exotic Group Travel, Jamaica Travel, Caribbean Travel, Europe Travel, Incentive Travel Reward ProgramsDestination Training Events,  Autism Travel, Girls Getaway

To learn more, visit our website or call us at (919) 616-3780.

 

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International Travel 2022

International Travel 2022

The Easiest Destinations To Visit This Spring & Summer

International Travel 2022 – The Easiest Destinations To Visit This Spring & Summer.    The world has largely started reopening more than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and travelers have plenty of FANTASTIC destinations to choose from this spring. While COVID-19 vaccination, testing and quarantine requirements continue to vary by destination, there is a positive trend emerging with many countries dropping restrictions altogether, eliminating any and all confusion regarding travel restrictions after a long period of uncertainty.

Whether you’re planning your bucket list journey through Europe or a dream vacation to the Caribbean, the possibilities are endless in 2022, but some destinations simply cannot be beaten in terms of their ease of access.  Here are some of the least restrictive overseas destinations Americans can travel to RIGHT NOW!!  

Start planning your Spring and Summer Getaways!!

In the Caribbean, Mexico, Bahamas, Jamaica, Belize, St. Lucia and Aruba; In Europe, Ireland, UK, Spain and Italy and also Costa Rica, and the Maldives, these destinations have discontinued all or most of their travel requirements and restrictions for US citizens to visit.

With these lowered or discontinued entry restrictions/requirements, travel agents, such as myself, and tour operators have seen a significant increase in bookings in recent weeks for the upcoming spring and summer seasons, and there’s no sign of it slowing down; People Are Ready To Travel!!  We are seeing a strong desire among travelers to take Big Bucket List trips this year, particularly to far-flung international destinations and European cities, such as Bora Bora, Thailand, Italy and Iceland, just to name a few.  And travel to the Caribbean has BOOMED, even during the 2021 travel season and into 2022, people are flocking to Mexico and my favorite Caribbean island, Jamaica due to the ease of entry, and business as usual while in destination.

After these two crazy years, there is a renewed demand for travel agents.  Big trips often require big plans, which is resulting in a renewed demand for travel agents.  Professional planners, such as your trusted Trasformativa Travel Agent, can help you navigate Covid-19 tests, restrictions, changes in entry requirements, visas, flights, accommodation, activities and backup plans. even those diehard DIY travelers, who normally plan their own trips, are now seeking a trusted travel professional to help make sure their upcoming travels are seamless, and should something go array while traveling, your trusted travel agent is there to handle the issue while you continue on with your trip.

So Who’s Ready To Travel??  Contact your trusted Trasformativa Travel Agent TODAY, to start planning your next Fabulous Vacation.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT TRASFORMATIVA TRAVEL

Trasformativa is a US based travel company with offices located in Durham, NC and Clarksville, VA.  We are  focused exclusively on transformational travel. Our experienced and qualified travel agents offer many different types of transformational travel opportunities. We work with individuals and groups of many sizes to help them find a true difference. Most of the people who contact us are luxury travelers and leaders of groups who are traveling together. This includes, yoga or fitness instructors, health and wellness professionals, human resource directors, sales managers, CEO’s, church group leaders, corporate trainers, personal chefs, wedding planners, brides, corporate travel professionals, and also individuals looking to plan an exciting and out-of-the-way trip for a group of their friends.

Our transformational opportunities include Exotic Group Travel, Jamaica Travel, Caribbean Travel, Europe Travel, Incentive Travel Reward ProgramsDestination Training Events,  Autism Travel, Girls Getaway

To learn more, visit our website or call us at (919) 616-3780.

 

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Jamaica Travel Just Got Easier

Jamaica Travel Just Got Easier with NEW relaxed entry protocols!!

On my recent trip to Jamaica last month, I received the good new that effective March 1, 2022, that Jamaica would see a significant relaxation of several of its entry protocols. Travelers are no longer required to obtain a travel authorization through the Jamcovid or Visitjamaica websites, and quarantine requirements were also eliminated.

So, going forward if you are planning a trip to Jamaica, for all persons 12 years and older will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or Antigen), which was conducted within 72 hours prior to date of travel at check-in for their flights. Also, you can fill out the Jamaican C5 Immigration and Customs Form on-line rather than have to fill out a paper one on the plane to Jamaica.  

Our trip to Jamaica was awesome with a four night stay in Montego Bay at the AWESOME Iberostar Grand Rose Hall and then it was off to Negril for three nights at the lovely Sandy Haven Resort right on Seven Mile Beach.  7 days in paradise was exactly what we needed.

We departed on a Tuesday, so testing on Saturday and got our results back 2 days later.  We showed our travel authorization (which was required at the time we traveled) and negative test to TSA and then again at our gate and we were off to Jamaica!!  On our return, we tested at a testing center in Negril and got our results back within 30 minutes.  We showed our documentation at the airline desk and we were on our way home.

Jamaica has done an awesome job during these crazy times of Covid, so if you are ready to travel, traveling to Jamaica is seamless and easy.

Are your ready to Discover Jamaica?? Contact Us Today!!  Remember….. Trasformativa Travel is Your Jamaica Travel Specialist

 

 

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ABOUT TRASFORMATIVA TRAVEL

Trasformativa is a US based travel company with offices located in Durham, NC and Clarksville, VA.  We are  focused exclusively on transformational travel. Our experienced and qualified travel agents offer many different types of transformational travel opportunities. We work with individuals and groups of many sizes to help them find a true difference. Most of the people who contact us are luxury travelers and leaders of groups who are traveling together. This includes, yoga or fitness instructors, health and wellness professionals, human resource directors, sales managers, CEO’s, church group leaders, corporate trainers, personal chefs, wedding planners, brides, corporate travel professionals, and also individuals looking to plan an exciting and out-of-the-way trip for a group of their friends.

Our transformational opportunities include Exotic Group Travel, Jamaica Travel, Caribbean Travel, Europe Travel, Incentive Travel Reward ProgramsDestination Training Events,  Autism Travel, Girls Getaway

To learn more, visit our website or call us at (919) 616-3780.

 

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I Left My Heart In Jamaica

I Left My Heart In Jamaica!!

So…. On my recent return trip to Jamaica, as we were in the process of landing in Montego Bay, I was soooo excited to be back; but it wasn’t the same excitement that I always feel when I return to Jamaica. It was a feeling like I was returning home. Jamaica has definitely become my second home, and I love traveling there several times a year. According to the locals and my friends in Jamaica, I am now considered Jamerican.  At the end of every trip, I know I Left My Heart in Jamaica.  

I first traveled to Jamaica back in 1989 for my honeymoon, and returned again the following year for my anniversary and loved it. Since then, I have been traveling there multiple times every year and it never gets old. If I can somehow figure out how to live there, I’d die a happy woman.  Part of my heart is always left in Jamaica.

So what makes Jamaica so special? It’s not just one thing, but the entire Jamaican Culture. The mixture of beautiful beaches, and vibrant Jamaican culture makes it my number one destination to travel to and send my clients. Anyone who knows me, knows that if you ask me about Jamaica, it’s like asking me about my grandchildren; you just can’t shut me up once I get started.  What are the Top Ten Reasons to Visit Jamaica??

Everyone should visit Jamaica because the beaches alone will take your breath away. When my husband and I traveled to Jamaica for our annual anniversary trip last February, (his first visit there) we stayed in Montego Bay and he loved it. However, we took a day trip to Negril (known for it’s beautiful Seven Mile Beach of amazing blue water and white sand). He was hooked and announced “we are coming back here next year!!”. No argument from me.

Jamaica is know as the island of All Right, everyone should take a trip here at least once in their life because there’s something for everyone in the beautiful tropical climate. Each region is different, from Montego Bay to Ochos Rios to Negril. There are water sports and hiking for the fitness enthusiast, and there are beaches and charming places to stroll and shop for the more relaxed. There’s unique music, food, and dance. You can easily have a romantic getaway, or a sporting adventure, a family holiday or even a corporate event.

No matter how many times I travel to Jamaica, I find something new to love about this amazing destination, and always look forward to my return.

Would you like to hear more about Jamaica and why it is the most amazing vacation destination? Give me a call, shoot me an email, I’ll tell you everything you want to know. Likely, you’ll want to book your next vacation to Jamaica.

 

Remember….. Trasformativa Travel is Your Jamaica Travel Specialist

 

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ABOUT TRASFORMATIVA TRAVEL

Trasformativa is a US based travel company with offices located in Durham, NC and Clarksville, VA.  We are  focused exclusively on transformational travel. Our experienced and qualified travel agents offer many different types of transformational travel opportunities. We work with individuals and groups of many sizes to help them find a true difference. Most of the people who contact us are luxury travelers and leaders of groups who are traveling together. This includes, yoga or fitness instructors, health and wellness professionals, human resource directors, sales managers, CEO’s, church group leaders, corporate trainers, personal chefs, wedding planners, brides, corporate travel professionals, and also individuals looking to plan an exciting and out-of-the-way trip for a group of their friends.

Our transformational opportunities include Exotic Group Travel, Jamaica Travel, Caribbean Travel, Europe Travel, Incentive Travel Reward ProgramsDestination Training Events,  Autism Travel, Girls Getaway

To learn more, visit our website or call us at (919) 616-3780.

 

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Why You Should Visit Jamaica

Why You Should Visit Jamaica

Why Should You Visit Jamaica?   There are so many reasons one might dream of visiting Jamaica and their culture sits high on top of that list. There’s just something so unique about Jamaica, something undeniably exquisite that attracts travelers to this beautiful Caribbean island time and time again. As soon as you step foot onto Jamaican soil, you feel the vibe, and that energy is unmatched. Nothing can compare to experiencing Jamaica for yourself. Come dive into an authentic Jamaican vacation full of vibrancy, electricity, unrivaled charm, and untouched beauty that is Jamaica. 

Did you know, Jamaica was voted BEST Destination and BEST Culinary Destination in the 2021 Travvy Awards??? Now that’s a HUGE achievement in the world of travel.  They also won the Silver Award for Best Wedding Destination and Best Honeymoon Destination.  These are just a few of the reasons Why You Should Visit Jamaica.

Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Visit Jamaica

  1. Honeymoons:  From the naturally romantic heart-shaped jacuzzi at Reach Falls to incredible sunsets in Negril, ones so beautiful they make you fall in love, Jamaica is one of the most romantic destinations in the world.  
  2. Weddings: There’s no better place to get married than Jamaica. In Jamaica there are so many ways to rest, relax and enjoy your time before, during and after saying your “I do’s”, there’s no better place for a wedding.
  3. Nature: Come see for yourself why Errol Flynn, and countless others, have called Jamaica the most beautiful place their eyes have ever seen. Majestic waterfalls, grand rivers and lush landscapes are just the beginning of the journey. 
  4. History: Jamaica is one of the most diverse places in the world, and visiting Jamaica is a fascinating learning experience.
  5. Adventure: The island of rhythm and sway is also the island of adventure; offering countless opportunities and excursions to see all that Jamaica offers. Come and explore our top spots.
  6. Food: From jerk to patties to world-famous ice cream, Jamaica is a destination for foodies.  It is spicy and flavorful and full of fresh ingredients. 
  7. Beaches: Picturesque beaches await you in Jamaica; from beautiful Montego Bay, to the soft white sand beaches of Negril. Whether you’re interested in exploring the underwater world or soaking up the sun, there’s a beach for you in Jamaica. 
  8. Entertainment: Jamaica is the cultural capital of the Caribbean. Experience live reggae music, street dances, festivals, carnival and much more.
  9. Weather: Warm Caribbean weather with occasional liquid sunshine makes for an enjoyable holiday. Jamaica’s tropical climate brings warmth all year round, making it the perfect destination anytime of year.
  10. The People: Truly the BEST thing about Jamaica.  From the moment you land you’ll meet upon some of the friendliest people in the world. Say hi, chat with the local! Don’t worry they’ll likely teach you a bit of their dialect, patois. 

So….. now you know Why You Should Visit Jamaica; you won’t be sorry you did; and if it’s your first time visiting Jamaica, I can assure you…. It won’t be your last!! 

 

Remember….. Trasformativa Travel is Your Jamaica Travel Specialist

 

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ABOUT TRASFORMATIVA TRAVEL

Trasformativa is a US based travel company with offices located in Durham, NC and Clarksville, VA.  We are  focused exclusively on transformational travel. Our experienced and qualified travel agents offer many different types of transformational travel opportunities. We work with individuals and groups of many sizes to help them find a true difference. Most of the people who contact us are luxury travelers and leaders of groups who are traveling together. This includes, yoga or fitness instructors, health and wellness professionals, human resource directors, sales managers, CEO’s, church group leaders, corporate trainers, personal chefs, wedding planners, brides, corporate travel professionals, and also individuals looking to plan an exciting and out-of-the-way trip for a group of their friends.

Our transformational opportunities include Exotic Group Travel, Jamaica Travel, Caribbean Travel, Europe Travel, Incentive Travel Reward ProgramsDestination Training Events,  Autism Travel, Girls Getaway

To learn more, visit our website or call us at (919) 616-3780.

 

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Jamaica Travel Restrictions and Requirements

What Are The Jamaica Travel Restrictions and Requirements?

So you are ready to start planning your trip to Jamaica, but you’re worried about the Travel Restrictions and Requirements.  No Worries Mon, we have you covered!!  You are going to enjoy your vacation just as you planned it, in a safe, secure and seamless manner and Trasformativa Travel, along with the Jamaica Tourist Board are here to help you navigate your trip to Jamaica.  Jamaica’s new normal for travel delivers an authentic, relaxing and COVID-secure travel experience. 

Recently, The CDC downgraded Jamaica from a Level 3 travel designation to a Level 2 travel designation, which puts the destination at a lower risk designation than over 70 percent of countries throughout the globe.  This is a very positive sign for Jamaica as they continue to make progress on the path to recovery.  This reduced designation is a testament to the work of the Jamaican government and the Jamaican people themselves to help mitigate the impact of this pandemic.

Did You Know??   The Jamaica CARES protocols were among the first to obtain the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Safe Travels recognition.  Because of Jamaica’s proactive response to Covid 19 Safety Protocols, Jamaica was the #1 Travel Destination in 2021, and continues to welcome, and has welcomed more than one million visitors since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

So with that piece of mind, let’s plan a trip to Jamaica!!  

 

What To Know Before You Go – Jamaica Travel Restrictions and Requirements!!

       Pre-Departure & Arrival

       Along with an approved Jamaica Travel Authorization Form prior to boarding a flight to Jamaica, ALL travelers ages 12 and up, regardless of nationality, are required to show proof of a      negative COVID-19 Antigen or molecular (PCR, NAA, RNA) test performed by an accredited lab for which the sample was collected within 3 days of the travel date. Know that we are well-equipped to accommodate on-island testing prior to your return flight, as well.

Fully vaccinated travelers staying outside the resilient corridors who have a negative PCR test taken within 3 days of departure to Jamaica will not be required to quarantine on arrival.

Travel Authorization applications must be submitted within seven (7) days of the intended travel date.

 

      Health & Safety Protocols

      Jamaica has carefully developed an extensive health and safety program to ensure the highest levels of health safety for visitors, tourism workers and the local communities. Led by the formation of the “Resilient Corridors” that are governed by a strictly enforced set of protocols and standards for the tourism industry, along with other risk management initiatives, visitors can relax and enjoy the many treats that the island has to offer.

 

      On-Island Travel

      Central to the risk management efforts are the Controlled Entry Program initiatives. These include the categorization and assignment of all arriving travelers based on their purpose of visit and intended accommodation type of the Travel Authorization application. Visitors staying at approved accommodations within the resilient corridor can freely enjoy the many comforts of their stay, and can visit approved Covid-19 protocol compliant attractions within the “corridor”.

 

       Departing Jamaica

        For travelers departing the island, many countries and airlines require the presentation of a recent negative Covid-19 test result to board a flight. Jamaica has adequate testing locations and capacity available to meet the demand. In addition, many of the resorts and hotels offer approved testing services on property either free of charge or for a minimal fee.

 

Trasformativa Travel has had multiple clients travel to Jamaica in 2020 and 2021 and their trips were seamless as long as you follow the the restriction and requirement protocols.  We already have many more clients booked for 2022 travel to Jamaica, as well as our own personal trips booked.  So with all the information you need to travel to Jamaica at your finger trips, Join Us In Jamaica!!

Remember….. Trasformativa Travel is Your Jamaica Travel Specialist.

 

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ABOUT TRASFORMATIVA TRAVEL

Trasformativa is a US based travel company with offices located in Durham, NC and Clarksville, VA.  We are  focused exclusively on transformational travel. Our experienced and qualified travel agents offer many different types of transformational travel opportunities. We work with individuals and groups of many sizes to help them find a true difference. Most of the people who contact us are luxury travelers and leaders of groups who are traveling together. This includes, yoga or fitness instructors, health and wellness professionals, human resource directors, sales managers, CEO’s, church group leaders, corporate trainers, personal chefs, wedding planners, brides, corporate travel professionals, and also individuals looking to plan an exciting and out-of-the-way trip for a group of their friends.

Our transformational opportunities include Exotic Group Travel, Jamaica Travel, Caribbean Travel, Europe Travel, Incentive Travel Reward ProgramsDestination Training Events,  Autism Travel, Girls Getaway

To learn more, visit our website or call us at (919) 616-3780.

 

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AS THE WORLD SHUT DOWN, I WENT TO WORK

AS THE WORLD SHUT DOWN, I WENT TO WORK

Back in March, many travelers who “booked their own travel online” would have heard a message like this “Your call is important to us. All our representatives are currently assisting other customers. Your estimated wait time is two to three hours.” When they finally were able to speak to a live person, in many cases, they were not offered much help.

Did I have this message on my phone message? NO – I was available 24/7.

What the pandemic has taught us is that having a Professional Travel Advisor help plan your trip has made our value more apparent.

I, along with all the agents at Trasformativa Travel worked tirelessly around the clock to get our clients home safely, applied for refunds or credits for future travel and helped them rebook a future trip. We truly served as an advocate for them and did everything we could to help protect their travel investment.

It required long, tedious hours, and no earnings. It was the most challenging time of our career. My obligation was to take as much worry away from my clients as possible. As much as I wish I were making sales instead of refunding trips, I had to do the right thing for my clients. My focus was on walking clients through all their options to postpone versus cancel so they could make the best decision for themselves. I made it 100% right for each and every one of them!

Despite the impact the Coronavirus has had on the travel industry, I am remaining optimistic about the future of my business. I’m focused on preparing for the surge in travel I know will come when my clients feel it’s safer to travel. I know it will take some time for the travel industry to fully recover and that travel will look a little different, but I know travel agents will play a huge role in the industry’s resurgence.

I have been reading some recent horror stories of travelers “booking it themselves”. For example, being denied entry to countries such as Greece because they had failed to fill in the (Passenger Locator Form) correctly. Others have arrived to find their hotel closed or changed without prior notice. Why inflict that kind of stress on yourselves when someone like your Trasformativa Agent is here to guide you through?

With guidelines and policies varying by destination and supplier on an almost daily basis, it can be a lot to process by yourself. Travel agents will be key to helping travelers navigate this new world and provide guidance on safe destinations and activities. If clients who are going to travel want to know they will be safe, that’s what we are here for. It’s our mission to ensure everything is in place, protected and safe. When it goes wrong, you have someone advocating on your behalf to protect your travel investment.

Please contact Your Trusted Trasformativa Agent with any questions – We are truly here to help!

 

 

 

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ABOUT TRASFORMATIVA TRAVEL

Trasformativa is a US based travel company with offices located in Durham, NC and Clarksville, VA.  We are  focused exclusively on transformational travel. Our experienced and qualified travel agents offer many different types of transformational travel opportunities. We work with individuals and groups of many sizes to help them find a true difference. Most of the people who contact us are luxury travelers and leaders of groups who are traveling together. This includes, yoga or fitness instructors, health and wellness professionals, human resource directors, sales managers, CEO’s, church group leaders, corporate trainers, personal chefs, wedding planners, brides, corporate travel professionals, and also individuals looking to plan an exciting and out-of-the-way trip for a group of their friends.

Our transformational opportunities include Exotic Group Travel, Jamaica Travel, Caribbean Travel, Europe Travel, Incentive Travel Reward ProgramsDestination Training Events,  Autism Travel, Girls Getaway

To learn more, visit our website or call us at (919) 616-3780.