Travel Resources

Tips for Carefree Travel

Here are some helpful resources to help you simplify your travel planning.  Bon voyage!

Visa Services

Easily check to see if a Visa is required for your destination(s).  Click here for detailed information and to apply online to obtain up to 30% off the normal price through Gateway’s Oasis Agent affiliation with CIBT Services.  Need help or prefer to do by phone?  Call 1-800-929-2428 and make sure you reference Gateway’s account number 58068 to obtain discounted pricing.  Of course, call Gateway Destinations if you prefer we handle this service for you!

Passports

How do I obtain a passport or renew my passport? With new security requirements, the State Department is extremely busy processing passport applications, so don’t wait! Complete a new application or renewal at a major U.S. post office, or on-line at:
www.travel.state.gov/passport/get/get_840.html

Global Entry

If you do a fair amount of international travel, having Global Entry can speed up the process of going through Immigration and Customs.  Membership is for five years and the fee is $100 (Platinum American Express cardholders are reimbursed for this fee!) – enroll here:  Global Entry Application

Maps

Even though GPS is wonderful, maps still come in very handy.  Have a map delivered to your home before you leave for your vacation.
www.maps.com

World Electricity Chart

Unsure of how to use your electrical and electronic appliances when you  travel abroad? An informative website has been developed by Voltage Valet:

http://www.voltagevalet.com/mod_elec.html

Currency Conversion

Help plan necessary cash for your trip, go to:
www.xe.com/currencyconverter

Airport Security

What does airport security require? For carefree travel, find out the latest information required by domestic and foreign airports when traveling visit:
www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/index.shtm

Packing

Streamline packing for ease of travel. Remember — you want to leave room in your suitcase for shopping, so don’t over pack! Check out this website for some helpful tips:
www.fodors.com/wire/archives/001449.cfm

Weather

Check weather and pack accordingly…visit:
www.worldweather.org/europe.htm

Safety for Women Travelers

Safe Travel 4 Women is an interactive web directory listing female friendly accommodation, holidays and taxi services for the discerning woman traveler, whether on business or leisure.
www.safetravel4women.com