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The Gift of Travel

     Christmas is almost here, and if you’re like most people, there are still a few names on your list that haven’t been checked off. What to get that man or woman, or couple, that always seem tough to buy for?
            You could give the gift of travel!

            A gift certificate from Travel Designers Travel Leaders can be applied to any trip that your gift recipient might book in the future, or applied to any trip already booked, as long as full payment hasn’t yet been made. How much? Any amount can be applied to a gift certificate, and they never expire!
            The gift certificate isn’t very old, from a historical perspective. Major department stores first started issuing them in the 1930s. Clerks were instructed to hide the gift certificates behind the counter and sell them only to select customers upon request. It wouldn’t be until the 1970s that Christmas gift certificates became popular, with McDonald’s the first to introduce them. Now, gift certificates and cards account for a significant percentage of the dollars spent on Christmas gifts.

            A Christmas gift certificate from us can be a lot more memorable than one redeemed at a store for a few pairs of socks or another pair of shoes. The gift of travel will help your friend or loved one open a world of fun, adventure and memories that will last far beyond this Christmas. Give us a call to find out more!
            Merry Christmas to all, and to all, safe travels!


You moved your clock forward, you tested your fire alarms. Did you check your US Passport? After two years of sitting in the back of the drawer, US Passports are finally seeing the light of day again. And, we’re witnessing many customers open them up and having a moment of panic because their Passport has either expired or is about to expire. Remember: most countries require at least 6 months of validity to allow entry.
We’re receiving phone calls from distressed travelers on a daily basis because they’re attempting traveling internationally again, only to find their US Passport expired. So take a look today and plan ahead!
Beginning May 3, 2023, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.


Travel Designers Travel Leaders Team



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