Airline Change Fees Non Refundable Policy

To Our Valued Clients:

There has been a major increase to airline change fees in the last few days. The cost to change a non-refundable airline ticket, once as little as $25.00, has now increased to a record high $200.00.

All of the major airlines, as of May 1 with the exception of Southwest, have matched this fee increase. Southwest is also in the process of announcing a non-refundable policy for no-shows.

As always, we are able to VOID tickets issued for the first 24 hours, which will save your travelers the cost of these change fees.

We greatly appreciate your business, and wish you a Very Happy Spring Season.

Terry W. Brennan
President
Williamsburg Travel Management

President’s Corner January 2013

Dear Valued Clients,


On behalf of all of us here at Williamsburg Travel Management, we wish you a Very Happy and Healthy New Year. 2013 is looking like a banner year for travel. The economy has improved, we have at least some idea of what our tax rates will be, and the airline industry has stabilized after a profitable 2012.

The most desired travel itineraries for this year include unique experiences. For those wanting to see the majestic glaciers of Alaska, plan to go within the next few years or they may not be there since global warming has taken its toll on them. Another favorite destination, Venice, may change dramatically due to rising seas. For peak season cruises to Alaska and Europe, you will have to book early to get the best prices and accommodations. River cruising in Europe has also gotten very popular, and space is already tight on peak season departures.

Several of the premium cruise lines have added some great amenities. Crystal Cruises, the pioneer of large ship luxury cruising has changed to an all-inclusive model, with all beverages, including alcoholic beverages now included. Azamara Club Cruises has also added beer and alcoholic beverages to their complimentary wine service.

The new Boeing 787 is getting rave reviews as more U.S. Airlines are receiving deliveries and deploying them on the long haul International routes. This new aircraft does not require 0% humidity, so it minimizes the effect of jet lag and is also much more comfortable with larger windows, individual entertainment systems, and upgraded seating.

We look forward to assisting you with those unique experiences this year, and we Thank You for your business and your friendship.


Sincerely,

Terry W. Brennan
President
Williamsburg Travel Management

An Exciting New Year For Travel

Dear Valued Clients,

On behalf of all of us at Williamsburg Travel Management, we wish you a Very Happy New Year and a very successful 2011. It will be a very exciting year for the travel industry with many opportunities to travel to new and exotic destinations by air and by sea.

The Allure of the Seas has joined her sister ship, the Oasis of the Seas as the 2 largest cruise ships in the world. Both sail alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean Itineraries from Port Everglades and feature an amazing array of dining and entertainment venues. Azamara Club Cruises is Royal Caribbean’s boutique brand and has just added numerous service enhancements such as complimentary wine with lunch and dinner, a gratuities inclusive pricing structure, and new port intensive itineraries. They feature smaller ships with a more upscale, intimate and relaxed feel. Both ships have a capacity of approximately 700 guests and will sail longer, more exotic journeys to the Mediterranean and to South America.

This year there will be more cruise capacity in the Mediterranean than ever before. Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara will have 12 ships sailing in the Mediterranean and in European waters this year. Cruising is a great way to see Europe since you may pay for the cruise and shore excursions in U. S. Dollars.

Delta Air Lines has continued a major expansion of International routes to new destinations in Africa and across the Pacific. We look forward to their new terminal facilities at New York’s JFK International Airport and the completing of major construction projects at CDG International Airport in Paris.

We greatly appreciate your business and if any of us can ever be of special assistance, please do not hesitate to call.

Sincerely,

Terry W. Brennan
President
Williamsburg Travel Management