Introducing Travel Impressions and Their GLBT Travel Products

I am thrilled to finally announce that our Travel Impressions Tour Operator GLBT Site is finally completed along with instructions, in order to help you navigate through the system. To learn more about Travel Impressions, I suggest that you read the previous post.

As we are all aware, there are several online travel booking engines and firms, some of which you may be aware. What separates Travel Impressions from the rest is that in most cases they offer a better value for your dollar as well as added amenities. Those added features can range from free hotel nights, free car rentals, hotel taxes all included, hotel room upgrades and a host of other offers. In my opinion it is a good product.

Once you are on the home page of the booking engine, you will see the name of the firm I work with: Rich Worldwide Travel; underneath that,  “Gay and Lesbian Travel.” This particular section has been specifically screened for those hotels and land tour operators that support the GLBT community. You will see that there are over 2000 properties worldwide that support all lifestyles and wish only to serve you in the most comfortable environment as possible; our goal is that you will enjoy your stay and make the most of it. The list of properties and destinations continues to grow to include destinations and properties that you may desire to visit or explore.

I would like to point out that should you find a destination and a product that you like, you will need to fax me a copy of your authorization to charge your credit card for the amount of the package within 24 hours of the reservation. Due to extremely high identity theft and other credit card issues, I must have this fax as a record. This will remain totally confidential and totally secure.

Next, you always hear about “those great deals.”. Travel Impressions has devoted a whole section to those deals, under the “Hot Deal Section” and I must say they are pretty inviting. For most of those deals, since they mature within a 60-day period,  the full payment will need to be processed at the time of the booking. The monetary penalties can be rather costly should you need to cancel your trip. Yet here again Travel Impressions offers you the ability to purchase trip cancellation insurance should  you need to cancel your trip for any reason, (such as a bad hair day ). If you should need to cancel the reservation, you will receive all the funds that were paid except for the cost of the insurance. I believe this is an excellent value and wonderful protection. I would also like to point out that on this site there is a section of “Activities” that you can select from; this is all about making your trip more enjoyable. Let’s say you are interested in a particular activity and you purchase this activity, but once you reach your destination you decide that you really do not want to do it. That’s no problem, just be sure to keep that paper voucher and return it back to me. You will receive a full refund for those unused vouchers, within 90 days after I receive them from you, no questions asked. The key is to provide a high level of service, and to provide you with a product that you feel secure and comfortable with.

Should you decide make travel arrangements at least 3 or more months in advance, this particular product will require you to pay in full at the time of your booking. In your best interests, I would suggest that, rather than making the booking online,  you contact me directly. By doing so, you will only need to put a deposit down on the reservation and then I can advise you of the date that final payment is due.  The deposit would insure that the package you want is held for you, at the advertised price.  However the cost of the trip insurance and applicable airfare would still need to be paid for at the time of booking. The balance of the total cost of the trip will be due at a later date, generally within 60 days of the date of departure.

Once any payment is processed and on record, you will receive an email response with the breakdown of the total costs plus confirmation that payments have been applied to your reservation. When the payment has been made in full, your documents will be mailed to me directly and then I will forward these documents to you via 2nd day Express Mail.

I am extremely proud to be working with Travel Impressions, and certainly thrilled to work with such an established, globally recognized firm that has over 50 years in the business . Our goal is to select the best value and properties for you, while keeping in mind individual budgets, tastes and preferences.

I hope you take the time and explore the site. If you have any suggestions, please feel free send them on.  I can be reached Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. (EST) should you have any questions and or concerns at 1-914-835-7600 Ext 226 or via email awright@richtravel.com

I look forward to working with, and getting to know you.

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