Registration, Cancellation, & Insurance
No. The trips are available to all. We encourage you to travel with friends, family and colleagues.
Yes, anyone from around the Country is welcome to join us on a trip but it is the travelers responsibility to be at LAX in time for the group flight.
If you purchase your own airfare, you will be entitled to a $400 credit on the trip. However, you must let the Chamber and Citslinc know in writing within 10 days of submitting your application or you will forfeit the $400 credit.
Yes. The quoted price assumes double occupancy in accommodations. See the trip flyer for the single supplement cost.
Please check this website to get updated travel advisories and sign up for any alerts.
Please refer to the registration form for the cancellation policy. All deposits are non-refundable.
It is possible that all of your communication from the agency and Chamber has gone to your junk or spam. Please check it daily and email the Chamber if you cannot find anything.
We encourage everyone to get their own travel insurance policy. This can be purchased from Auto Club, American Express, Allianz, etc. Sometimes Citslinc will get travel insurance for travelers but this has limitations and only covers you from the time the plane leaves the airport until your return to the States.
A copy of the policy will be sent to you if this is added by the agency. There is no additional cost to you for this, the agency pays it. With additional coverage that you purchase, you are covered should you have to cancel for reasons within their policy.
Citslinc purchases a Group Policy as this is group travel, your name will be listed closer to the bottom of the documents under the “Schedule of Benefits” where it will list all insured.
Airlines, Luggage, Pre-Departure Documents
You will be notified when lanyards are available.
Please pick up your lanyard from the Chamber Offices at 10875 Rancho Bernardo Rd Suite 106 San Diego, CA 92127 from Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM.
No, this is group travel and ALL seats are assigned when you check in at the airport. PLEASE do not email the agency or the Chamber asking about this as nothing can be pre-assigned.
In most cases, we have a tour bus that will take us from the Chamber Office in San Diego to LAX and back to San Diego dropping us off at the Chamber office. You will have to get transportation to the Chamber office as we do not allow cars to stay overnight in the parking lot.
Everyone gets one luggage tag and if you need additional tags you can purchase them on your own or ask at the check in counter. They have paper tags you can use.
Once you are provided your e-ticket, which will identify the airline you will be flying, please visit the airline's website to view all luggage information.
You will need a valid passport that does not expire within 6 months of your date of travel and, in some cases, a visa. It is also recommended to have a copy or picture of your passport. View this Traveler’s Checklist for required documents Traveler's Checklist (state.gov).
During Your Trip
We will have two tour buses for our group. You will be on either Bus 1 or Bus 2. The buses will always stay together, and we will be together on the tours. Please do not change buses as we count and make sure everyone is on their bus before we leave each venue. The buses hold 55 people and to ensure comfort we only put 30 – 35 people on each bus.
Your lanyard will have your name, bus #, and emergency contact listed on the front.
We ask you to wear the nametag and lanyard at all times as it helps ensure you remain with your travel group.
During Free time you can go out on your own. If there is a tour you want to miss, let your chaperone know you will not be joining the group so they can account for your absence when doing bus counts.
The hotels are nice, usually 3 or 4-star. All rooms in Europe are small. This is typical and we want to set your expectations ahead of the trip. They do not provide washcloths, only towels. Please bring one if you want one. Breakfast is served in the hotel each morning.
If you paid the additional fee for a single room, you will have your own room. If you registered with another individual, you will be placed in the same room, as designated on the registration form.
Bringing an empty reusable water bottle is recommended as you will be able to refill at most hotel locations. There are usually water bottles on the tour buses and in the hotel rooms.
Breakfast and lunch are covered each day. Breakfast is in the hotel before leaving for any tours and daily information will be given by your tour guide and/or chaperone. Each person is responsible for purchasing their own drinks, coffee, tea and juice is usually provided in the morning.
For airline meals it is best to contact the airlines directly to best plan for your in-flight meal. The daily breakfast at the hotel will have a variety of foods to choose from. During your daily lunch, notify your chaperone who will ensure your dietary needs are relayed to the restaurant.
Your tour chaperone will assist with checking in at each hotel, obtaining your room, and room card(s). Check out instructions may vary per hotel and will always be relayed to you prior to checkout by your tour chaperone.
- Tipping etiquette varies per country. Visit this website for a worldwide tipping guide World Travelers of America:.Worldwide Tipping Guide.
- Each traveler will be asked to give a $55 US Cash tip on the second or third day that will be divided up between tour guides, bus drivers, etc.
You can get the latest local currency and exchange rate by clicking on this link.
For information on international travel with cash or card please visit this website Is it Better to Travel with Cash or Card? | GoAbroad.com
It depends on the destination. In some places, US dollars may be accepted, but it is usually recommended to exchange a small amount for local currency to avoid any issues with exchange rates or acceptance. Where to Exchange Currency Without Paying Huge Fees – Forbes Advisor
You will need to bring US cash $55 as a tip for your tour guide, typically collected on the 2nd or 3rd day. Bring appropriate local currency if you desire to shop at local markets and stands. Most shops take credit cards and most hotels will exchange US currency for their local currency.
Yes, but it is important to notify your bank beforehand to avoid any issues with your card being declined or flagged for fraud.
There will be English guides at each destination that will be with you during travel. No need to worry about language differences.
Most hotels provide access to Wi-Fi and offer Internet at business centers. For a look at service providers offering international access, please visit this website. International Wi-Fi Internet Service Providers (lifewire.com)
It depends on the destination and the availability of Wi-Fi or cellular service. Consider using messaging or calling apps such as WhatsApp to communicate for free or at a lower cost than traditional phone calls or text messages. Contact your wireless carrier for any international minutes and/or plans you are eligible for. Information on WhatsApp can be found here WhatsApp.
Know Before You Go
Always check weather online for the latest and most accurate weather for the destination you are traveling to. https://weather.com/
We recommend wearing comfortable, close-toed walking shoes as you will be walking on various terrain while with the group. Attire that is comfortable for a day of standing, walking, and sitting is appropriate.
Please check this website to get the most updated information on culture, customs and practices for the country you are visiting. https://www.tripsavvy.com/culture-customs-guides-for-foreign-countries-33904
Visit this website which shows the time zones and more information as to your destination. The World Clock — Worldwide (timeanddate.com)
This website hosts an overview of all countries and their respective outlets/plugs. Full list: Plug, socket & voltage by country - World Standards. We recommend purchasing a Universal Travel Adapter which can easily be purchased for as low as $10 at a local store or online.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a list you may view of prohibited and restricted items you may not bring back into the United States. This list may be found here Prohibited and Restricted Items | U.S. Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov).
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has resources to inform you of any vaccines deemed necessary for travel to particular regions. Vaccines for Travelers | HHS.gov
It depends on the destination you are traveling to. You will be notified if this is a requirement. For up-to-date information on international travel and COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website International Travel to and from the United States | CDC.