Walt Disney World Resort is ending the year in style – foodie style that is – with plenty of treats to ring in 2023 with a satisfied stomach.
All across the resort, there are multiple delights to indulge in. From the Clock Strikes 12 dessert from Toledo - Tapas, Steak & Seafood to the 2023 Celebration Mickey Piñata at the All-Star Resorts, and the Champagne Beignet at Scat Cat's Club – Café, your tastebuds will be so excited to welcome the new year.
And for Guests who don’t have a dining reservation at a table-service restaurant, there are plenty of quick-service locations at the Disney Resorts with delicious dishes and sips to enjoy!
It’s time to countdown the treats coming to Walt Disney World Resort this new year in 3, 2, 1…
Available at Various Resorts Celebration Charcuterie & Cheese featuring cured meats, duck confit, aged cheeses, savory cookies, and accompaniments (Available Dec. 31 and Jan. 1); Available at the following:
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Sports ResortWorld Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, and End Zone Food Court (Available Dec. 31 only)
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort Landscape of Flavors and Everything POP Shopping & Dining (Available Dec. 31 only; mobile order available)
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Centertown Market and Spyglass Grill (Available Dec. 31 through Jan. 1; mobile order available)
Toledo - Tapas, Steak & Seafood
Disney’s Polynesian Village Pineapple Lanai (Available Dec. 30 through Jan. 1)
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory (Available Dec. 31 through Jan. 1; mobile order available)
Disney’s Riviera Resort Topolino's Terrace (Available Dec. 31 through Jan. 1)
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort The Market at Ale & Compass (Available Dec. 30 through Jan. 1; mobile order available)
Available at Various Lounges through Resorts (Available Dec. 28 through Jan. 1)
(Note: All offerings are subject to change and availability.)
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During the year our agency participates in many trainings and site inspections to learn more about the destinations we send our clients to. Earlier this month we spent a few fun filled days in Puerto Morelos, a small fishing village in Riveria Maya, and a quick twenty minute drive from the Cancun airport. We were hosted by The Fives Oceanfront and would soon find out it would become our new favorite hotel in the area by far. Many of our clients request a vacation to Mexico. When clients think of a vacation to Mexico, they think of the typical beach and an all inclusive getaway. Our visit to the Fives Oceanfront set some new standards for the typical trip to Mexico.
Upon entering their lobby, you'll marvel at the contemporary and creative design with Boho-Chic details. They offer a truly different approach as they skip the normal check-in area full of desks and seats. Instead, they have someone standing in the lobby that will come to you as you relax on the couch in a very informal setting, almost like visiting with a friend. I found this welcoming and very classy. This is not your typical giant cookie cutter all inclusive, this is a great quaint luxury boutique resort.
This specific resort offers some great options for our foodie friends for many different reasons. They do offer both an all inclusive as well as European dining plan. This is a AAA Four Diamond property so you better believe the food here is amazing, but so are the beautifully crafted cocktails. There are only a few food options in the resort itself, however they are top notch. One of the reasons we consider this a foodies dream is because the food they offer at the hotel is amazing, but the resort is also within walking distance to town where there are many additional great restaurants and bars to choose from.
We had a one bedroom suite and thought it was extremely spacious and clean. We loved the fact that it had a full kitchen since you can also stay with a European Plan. This way you can food shop and cook or just have a place to warm up last nights dinner. We also had a lovely balcony that you could access from the bedroom and the living space. You can review our room tour video below.
The Fives Oceanfront has two beautiful pools. One is more of a quiet infinity pool on the rooftop and it is truly stunning. There is also an amazing rooftop bar up there as well where you can enjoy one of their beautiful artisan cocktails. The other pool is closer to the beach. Both pools are on the smaller side but since this is a smaller boutique resort they never felt crowded.
It is hard to find a decent beach in any area of Mexico these days due to Sargassum, a wicked type of seaweed that haunts most beaches in the area. The smaller beach at The Fives Oceanfront seems easier for the hotel to maintain therefore we enjoyed a pretty clean beach. They have really nice cabanas you can rent for the day and if you have the all inclusive plan, you can have your food delivered for free. We enjoyed an absolutely amazing seafood platter the day we reserved ours.
The Fives Oceanfront is perfect for those who seek a quiet getaway or a place to lay their head at night after they explore Mexico all day. You can enjoy our property video tour below.
When you are ready to explore Mexico, let one of our experienced Starstuff Travel Planners help you.
There have been a few major events in history that have impacted the travel industry. Things like 9/11, the invention of the internet, and the Coronavirus pandemic have caused travel agencies to make changes in order to stay relevant and serve their clients well. What are those changes, and how do they affect you? Let’s look at a few key items so you can see why using an advisor is more relevant than ever.
#1 Travel Insurance Is Vital, It’s No Longer Just a Suggestion
Pre-pandemic, it was common to chance traveling without travel insurance. But now, with all the changes and requirements of travel, it’s more important than ever before. To accommodate, agencies and advisors have taken necessary steps to learn great products in order to make recommendations based on your needs. This also goes for testing, documentation, and ever-changing requirements. When you work with an advisor, they will be able to recommend the best travel insurance for you, as well as monitor any destination and/or testing requirements so you are prepared and ready to travel without the added hassle or risk.
#2: Planning Travel Is Complicated!
There are so many moving parts to travel though that hasn’t always been the case! Booking a vacation used to be far less complicated than it is now. Thanks to technology and ongoing learning, many advisors are adopting a new way of taking care of their clients. New school methods are client-centric and are about crafting a trip for you, rather than just picking a pre-made trip package. Technology has also allowed advisors to have better, more accurate information than what is “Google-able” by you as a consumer.
#3 Booking with A Travel Agent Is Not Transactional, It’s Relational
No one likes to be ghosted, especially when you’re shelling out your own hard-earned money. Nowadays, advisors tend to establish a working, ongoing relationship with clients. That’s why many in the industry are no longer just called “travel agents” (someone who creates bookings) but now go by something more effective like "planner “advisor” or “consultant” (implying a deeper level of service). They are there to take care of you.
#4 Advisors Have Access to Systems That the General Public Does Not
Travel advisors have an entire world of systems and tools at their disposal, far beyond what you can see as a consumer. What’s more, these systems and tools give advisors access to virtually anything. The trips advisors can create for you are so much more than you could create for yourself. Additionally, advisors make a point to build great relationships with vendors and other advisors, as well as continually learn, train, and network to bring you an even greater experience.
With so many changes overall to the travel industry, it is best to rely on experts for your travel planning. Most people hire an accountant to do their taxes or a mechanic to fix their vehicle, simply because there are too many unknowns and too many risks that come from doing it on their own. Apply this same concept to travel and leave planning to a true expert in the industry. We challenge you to put us to the test! Schedule a complimentary vacation consultation to see what we can do for you.
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Known as California Wine Country, Napa and Sonoma are the most iconic wine regions in the United States. And while wine may be the draw, there’s more to the area. Scenic views, incredible food, deluxe shops and spas, and exquisite lodging.
Are you thinking of visiting California Wine Country this year? If so, take our advice to make the most out of your visit. Cheers!
1. Hire a designated driver. DUI-related costs in California can quickly add up to $10,000 or more. California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement are serious about keeping people safe in wine country and are constantly on the lookout for impaired drivers. Trust us on this one. Hire a driver.
2. Make reservations for wine tastings. In the Post-Covid Era, most wineries require reservations, so plan ahead because drop-in wine tastings are few and far between.
3. Pace yourself. Plan on visiting three to four wineries per day. Although you may be tempted, less is more when tasting wines. Take time for lunch by bringing a picnic with you. Also, bring water bottles to keep you hydrated throughout the day.
4. Reverse your trip. Most travelers visit wineries closest to them first and then move to others that are further away. Reverse your plans to beat the crowds. Go to the winery that is furthest from you to start and work your way back to the hotel.
5. Learn to Swirl. Swirling allows the wine to aerate, bringing out its full fragrance. Hold on to the bottom of the wine glass and swirl five to eight times. After swirling, sniff and take your first sip.
6. Spend time talking with your sommelier. Wine can be more fun when you know the story behind the bottle, so ask your sommelier. They love wine and are happy to share and educate. Not only can they share about the specific location at which they work, but they can also let you know the best wineries and restaurants in the area.
7. Hit pause on the wine clubs. Every vineyard and winery you visit will try to sell you a membership to their wine club. Take the information home with you. You will still be able to join after you have returned home from your vacation if you’re still interested.
8. Budget for wine tastings. Tastings can run anywhere from $20 to $50 per tasting. Prices can go higher if you choose to elevate your experience with a class or food.
9. Don’t wear fragrances. Wine is first “tasted” by the nose. It will be impossible to appreciate the aromas of a wine if there are heavy smells of smoke, cologne, or perfume in the air.
10. Have fun! Wine tastings are social, fun events, not tax seminars. Smile. Laugh. Swirl. Sip.
For more information on booking your trip to California Wine Country, reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner by clicking here.
Hear ye, hear ye! Everyone is cordially invited to indulge in the delicious eats and sips coming to both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in honor of World Princess Week. From August 21 through 27, this celebration will highlight some of our favorite characters and featuring some tasty treats to enjoy along the way.
There are plenty of treats on both coasts, including the lovely Snow White 85th Anniversary Petit Cake from Amorette's Patisserie at Disney Springs and the Tangled Loaf Cake over at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. And there’s much more than just food. From merchandise, entertainment, and special announcements, this week will be the ultimate celebration honoring our classic Disney royalty. Stay tuned throughout the week for daily princess fun coming your way.
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
Oasis Sweets and Sips
Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Snack Shack and Happy Landings
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Landscape of Flavors
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Gasparilla Island Grill
Disney’s Polynesian Village
Kona Island Coffee Bar and Capt. Cook’s
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Le Petit Café
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and Disney’s Old Key West Resort
The Artist’s Palette and Good’s Food to Go
Red Rose Taverne
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Holiday Cart
GCH Craftsman Grill
Downtown Disney District
(Note: All offerings are subject to change and availability.)
To book your next Disney vacation, reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner today!
Are any of the Jurassic Park quotes as memorable as, "Welcome to Jurassic Park"? Even while typing it I can literally hear Dr. John Hammond's voice in my mind. Years after the first Jurass;ic Park film was released Universal Orlando Resort developed a dedicated land to these films in their Islands of Adventure theme park. It has everything you could imagine, realistic dinosaur encounters, the infamous jeep and even a river boat ride that will keep you cool on the hottest Orlando summer day. This is why it makes the perfect gift for your family this holiday season!
Below you will find what we call our "Jurassic Park Bible". This information can assist in creating the best Jurassic Park vacation possible in addition to working with your Starstuff Travel Planner. Let's get started!
WHERE TO STAY
If you want to live the dream Jurassic vacation, it is a no brainer, you have to go with Loews Royal Pacific Resort and their Jurrasic World Kids' Suites. The second you open the paddock door, you have entered the world where Velociraptors, Pteranodons, and even the Indominus Rex roam. Below is a video of this awesome themed room that you can see for yourself. I bet mom and dad might want to have a sleep over with the kids once they see this room in person! One of the best amenities of a stay here is the complimentary Unlimited Express Passes you get during your length of stay (park admission is required) allowing you to take advantage of as much Jurassic fun that you can have by being able to skip the lines for most rides and attractions. Once your children find out this is what you gave them, it will make it the best holiday ever!
WHAT TO DO
Take a dash through the raptor paddock on the new VelociCoaster. It is the fastest coaster in all of Universal. Once you’re strapped in and VelociCoaster starts going, you are in for over 2 minutes of nonstop adrenaline spanning more than 4,700 feet of ride track. The ride has no brakes until it’s over, did we mention it goes upside down?
You can also take a scenic water boat tour on the Jurassic Park River Adventure. Here you can see a baby Stegosaurus and other ominous creatures in their natural habitats. It’s all peaceful enough until you encounter an unexpected guest and plummet 85 feet!
Stop by Raptor Encounter and meet Blue from Jurassic World or the new baby Raptor, Sierra. This area provides some of the best photo ops in the entire park but try to remain calm because she will sense your fear and she will feed off it just like any other dino!
Head to the Discovery Center and unearth the mysteries of our planet's prehistoric past at this interactive center where dinosaurs have been brought back to co-exist with humans. You can even examine dinosaur eggs in the nursery where baby Velociraptors are ready to hatch (you have not seen anything until you have seen a dinosaur egg ready to hatch)!
We also love the idea of placing a few Universal Orlando Resort gift cards in their stockings so the kids can go souvenir shopping in this fun area when you travel.
WHERE TO EAT
If your not up for getting wet on the River Adventure then head next door to Thunder Falls Terrace and relax in the cool indoor dining room while you grab something to eat. You can also choose to watch the riders get drenched during their time on the adventure while sitting outside while eating since they offer outdoor dining that faces the attraction.
If you are visiting the Discovery Center and burgers are your jam, then head to the Burger Digs located on the top floor. The area is decorated with skeletal remains which is fun for those kiddos who want to play paleontologist on their lunch break at a research facility, do I sound like I have too much first hand experience at this?
For those on the go-go-go, stop by Pizza Predatorria for a slice of pizza, or maybe a meatball sub. The food here is always quick and easy, allowing you to continue your Jurassic day while appeasing your hunger.
We LOVE the Watering Hole and all they have to offer (especially their pulled pork nachos). If nachos aren't your thing you can also find hot dogs, snacks and churros here as well. They also offer some really tasty beverages!
If your trip includes dates during the holiday season, you may even find some tasty special holiday treats here as well.
WHAT TO BUY
I think it is a no brainer to say you are going to want to purchase a dinosaur, and not just one, probably many. There are a million dinosaur themed toys and stuffed animals so you are going to have a hard time deciding what to buy and what not to buy. Your also going to be overwhelmed by the amount of clothing and accessories that have the iconic Jurassic Park or Jurassic World logo on them. There are two different stores available in the land, which include Dinostore and Jurassic Outfitters. We recommend you wait until the end of your day to make your purchases so they don't get wet and you have less items you need to place in a locker when you ride your favorite Jurassic themed attractions. Again, great idea to gift a few Universal Orlando gift cards that allow the kids to shop on their own while visiting.
We have only just "scratched" the surface on all there is to see and do during your time at Universal Orlando's Jurassic Park. Wishing you a safe and magical holiday. To learn more or to book your next Jurassic vacation, reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner today!
At the end of the day Disney is about telling a story, painting a picture, and creating a complete experience, right? Staying on Disney property is certainly our recommendation because of this. Each resort has been carefully crafted and immerses you in a story and we LOVE that. Plus, staying on property comes with perks that hotels off site just don’t have. Added value! However, there are SO many resorts (more than 25). So, how do you select the one that is best for your family? Between all of our Starstuff Travel Planners, we have stayed at every resort a few times over and we’re here to break it down for you!
Disney separates its resorts into four categories - value, moderate, deluxe and villas (usually part of the Disney Vacation Club but can be booked for cash). Pricing usually follows this model as it sounds, value is a better price per night as compared to deluxe. Same goes for features onsite and availability of certain amenities. Let’s do a quick breakdown!
The bulk of rooms in this category are standard and approximately 260 square feet. There is a basic bath setup (sink often in the open and toilet and shower/tub in a separate room) and bedding could be two doubles or a king. Some rooms in this category are family suites coming in at approximately 520 square feet. They have a similar set up as a standard but double the baths and add in some convertible sleeping options. From here things at both are about the same. Views can differ from parking areas and wooded areas to swimming pools and naturally the better the view the higher the price. Speaking of swimming pools, the pools here are typically themed and could be interactive, but here’s your warning, no slides! Other forms of recreation can be limited think poolside games, a playground, and an occasional movie outside at night. Dining options are slim too with your only options being a food court or pool bar. Finally, transportation provided by Disney (a perk of staying onsite) will usually be via bus. The only exceptions to this are the Art of Animation and Pop Century, which were added to the Skyliner route.
Includes: All Star Movies, All Star Music, All Star Sports, Art of Animation, Pop Century, and Campsites at Fort Wilderness.
Standard rooms in this category are in the 300 square foot range with a similar bath set up as a value resort, but maybe an additional sink. Two queen beds or one king is the standard, but there might be a spot for a potential fifth person with a murphy pull down bed (otherwise four is max). Views are similar as well but throw in the possibility of a room facing/near a natural body of water. Pools, other recreation and dining options are a little more robust with the addition of “quiet pools,” water recreation, bikes, a health club (Coronado Springs), at least one table service restaurant and a lounge. Transport here is typically bus as well, but there might be a boat service from some resorts to Disney Springs.
Includes: Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Port Orleans French Quarter, Port Orleans Riverside, and Cabins at Fort Wilderness
There are a variety of rooms and sizes here. We’re talking anywhere from 344 to 440 square feet. The bath situation can vary too and includes what you’ll find in a moderate, but probably in a different configuration for more privacy. If the room is larger, there might be several baths. Bedding configuration is like a moderate property with nothing smaller than a queen. However, it’s the views, recreation, dining, and transportation that sets a deluxe apart. Pools will have slides, hot tubs, or other water features. Spa services might even be available. There are more table service restaurants, room service and maybe even a charater dining onsite. Lastly, these resorts are typically in close proximity to a park (very attractive to some), so transportation options open up. Buses, skyliner and boats could still be available, but add walking and monorails to the list as well.
Includes: Animal Kingdom Lodge, Beach Club, BoardWalk Inn, Contemporary, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Polynesian Village, Wilderness Lodge, and Yacht Club.
We’ll keep things simple here. Villas are a part of the Disney Vacation Club program but can be booked for cash. Villas can be found at some deluxe properties, but there are also three that are dedicated to Disney Vacation Club. Rooms are villa-style with more amenities and can range from a studio all the way to a three bedroom. Bath and bed configuration can vary by room size, but everything else is similar to a deluxe property.
Includes: Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary, Boulder Ridge Villas at Wilderness Lodge, Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Villas at Jambo House and Kidani Village, Beach Club Villas, BoardWalk Villas, Old Key West, Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, Riviera Resort, Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, Villas at Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
Evaluate each category as described and make your selection based on the needs of your family. From there, think about the story of the resort and what resonates with you most, Maybe it’s animation, the Caribbean, or the South Pacific, etc. With the breakdown above and these two tips, you’re on your way to selecting the resort that is perfect for you! If you are still stumped, our Planners have the education to assist you in making the best decision for your trip.
To book your next on property Walt Disney World vacation, reach out to a Starstuf Travel Planner today!
With Earth Day coming up on April 22, both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort are serving up limited-edition delights inspired by the world around us. As they celebrate our beautiful Earth this month, the chefs and mixologists at Disney Parks have put their creativity to the plate and cup with some truly wild treats. These delicious goodies feature some of the world’s most beautiful creatures while embracing the environments they come from.
As part of Disney Planet Possible, they’re dedicated to reducing their environmental footprint, supporting conservation efforts, and finding ways for us all to take part in the magic of nature this Earth Month. Taking action to help our planet this Earth Day and every day can help keep our beautiful planet, its creatures, and environments thriving for years to come, and what better way to celebrate than with food! This month, they’re playing homage to some of the Earth’s greatest treasures through culinary delights. From the Honey Bee Cupcake at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park to the Corn on a Cob Succotash at Disneyland Park, both coasts are sharing the love for Mother Earth.
Walt Disney World Resort
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Pizzafari and Flame Tree Barbecue (available on Mobile Order through April 28)
Isle of Java (available through April 28)
Creature Comforts and Restaurantosaurrus (available on Mobile Order through April 28)
Terra Treats (available through April 28)
Satu'li Canteen (available on Mobile Order through April 28)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
The Mara (available on April 22)
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
BoardWalk Bakery (available on Mobile Order from April 18 through 22)
River Belle Terrace (available April 21 through 25)
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
GCH Craftsman Grill (available on Mobile Order through April 30)
In addition to these special Earth Day-themed treats, Disney Parks and resorts also feature delicious plant-based offerings year-round! Plant-based options are not just tasty but good for the environment too as they can help reduce one’s carbon footprint and enhance biodiversity! Disney chefs have collaborated with Impossible to bring some tasty options for guests to enjoy while expanding their commitment to putting plants on the plate and into the mouths of foodies in delicious and creative ways. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park offers up the Impossible Spicy Southwestern Burger at Restaurantosaurus, while Liberty Tree Tavern at Magic Kingdom Park features a tasty Impossible Revolutionary Meatloaf! Over at Disneyland Park, a galaxy far, far away has the Felucian Kefta & Hummus Garden Spread at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo and the truly delicious Ronto-less Garden Wrap at Ronto Roasters. And don’t forget the Impossible Banh Mi at Lucky Fortune Cookery at Disney California Adventure park.
If you are ready try these mouthwatering items during a last minute trip, reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner today!
Nighttime spectaculars are coming back to Disneyland Resort! As the daylight fades on April 22, the “Main Street Electrical Parade,” “Disneyland Forever” fireworks, and “World of Color” will bring even more spectacular magic back to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park once again. And with this exciting entertainment returning, it’s only natural that there are some tasty eats and sips joining them.
Across both parks, Guests can enjoy delicious treats and eye-catching novelties to celebrate these spectaculars. From the Parade Macaron at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe to the Light-up Elliott Dragon Premium Bucket, these items are the foodie embodiment of these incredible entertainment must-sees.
For Guests looking to enhance their nighttime celebrations, consider one of the exclusive dining packages, featuring tons of yummy dishes as well as reserved viewing of a select spectacular! Over at Disney California Adventure Park, the World of Color Dessert Party serves up decadent delights and sips at Paradise Gardens Park, while the World of Color Dining Package can be enjoyed at Wine Country Trattoria for a 3-course meal or an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet at Storytellers Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. At Disneyland Park, enjoy the Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package at Plaza Inn featuring classic comfort dishes.
Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor hosted by Dreyer’s (available on Mobile Order)
Hub Churro Cart
Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe (available on Mobile Order)
Refreshment Corner Hosted by Coca-Cola (available on Mobile Order)
Town Square Churro Cart
Available at Various Locations Throughout Disneyland Park Throughout the Summer Season:
Disney California Adventure Park
Paradise Gardens Park
(Note: All offerings are subject to change.)
For more information on booking your next mouth watering vacation, reach out to a Starsuff Travel Planner today!
No one wants to think about facing hardships while traveling but it is an important piece of your travel plan that needs to be in place. Issues that arise on vacation come in all shapes and sizes but if you have travel insurance you can feel protected if something does happen.
While there are a vast amount of things travel insurance plans can help with, today we are going to talk about what we are noticing with airfare in the last year. As most of you know, the United States is struggling with a national staffing shortage and the airlines, airports, and TSA are not exempt from this shortage. What we are seeing right now is if there is one hiccup to a few flights, it throws future days or weeks into a complete uproar while the airlines try and play catch up.
Over the last year thousands of flights were cancelled due to things like severe weather. While the airlines play catch up it also gobbles up days worth of flight availability to get those cancelled home. Due to this situation, if you needed to get home during something like this, you may have been stuck for three or four days. Right now the airlines do not have enough staff to keep up with the amount of people who are traveling before something goes wrong. A few of our agents personally experienced this back in October when an airline cancelled their flight and the airline could not get them back home for seven entire days. They were able to book themselves through another airline to get home sooner and submit a claim for reimbursement through their travel insurance plan. Can you imagine the financial burden you could run into if you had to pay out of pocket and were not going to get reimbursed, or worse had to sit in the airport for days at a time?
These are just a few of the many reasons you need to make sure you are covered with travel insurance today. While we are not licensed insurance agents, we can assist you in making sure your vacation is covered by providing plan options to you and pointing you in the right direction to the insurance company we are partnered with. We are getting into the holiday season and weather in many places can delay or cancel flights. Make sure you are covered with travel insurance so you can make it to your families Christmas day festivities without being too stressed. Happy Holidays!
For more information on covering your vacation, reach out to a Starsuff Travel Planner today!