Sometimes our suppliers increase their rates—in particular, airlines reserve the right to change fares, fees & fuel surcharges until tickets are issued. This can happen at any time until you make your final payment and we issue your tickets. In the rare cases when this does occur, our prices must increase accordingly.
If you don't like surprises and want to avoid changes in the price of your package, we now offer the option to pay a PriceLock Deposit. Available on select packages that include international airfare from the U.S., this is a larger deposit that allows us to issue your tickets immediately. This doesn't increase the cost of your package, just how much you pay up-front.
Selecting our PriceLock Deposit only locks in your international airfare from the U.S. This is the largest and most common source of price changes for our packages. Though very rare, prices could also increase slightly due to other components, such as cruise prices or airfare for local & inter-city flights, or other factors beyond our control (such as U.S. currency devaluation), until you make your final payment. So it should not be considered an absolute guarantee that your package price won't change.
Nonetheless, our PriceLock Deposit provides great peace of mind that the price you book is the price you'll pay, especially if you're booking a package that doesn't depart for several months. But it's not for everybody. Our deposits are non-refundable, and, as with most airfare purchases, tickets are non-refundable and unchangeable once issued. If you need to make any modifications to your booking that affect your flights, you could incur penalties up to the full cost of your ticket. So if there's a chance that you might need to change your booking or won't be able to travel, we suggest you pay only our standard deposit instead. We also strongly recommend Travel Insurance to protect your travel investment.
Our PriceLock Deposit is only available on some of our tours & packages. For all others, you can lock in the price by paying in full as soon as possible.
Questions? Ask us for more details.
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