Your Vacation Plan-FAQ!
Yes, You Can Afford Your Next Vacation!
Escape Destinations Travel Layaway Payment Plan is as simple as 1-2-3!
1. Select the trip you want.
2. Escape Destinations Travel will confirm your price.
3. You make easy AFFORDABLE payments over time, then...HURRAH! YOU'RE GOING ON VACATION :)
The way to get the most out of our Layaway Payment Plan is to plan ahead. The more time you have from the start of your payments to your final payment date the less each payment will be. For Best results, plan today for the vacation you want to take 6-12 months from now.
The way it works is very simple. You will make payments over time to purchase your trip. Every vendor requires a deposit and we cover what you can expect those to be if you select a Cruise Vacation or a Land Vacation in separate sections below. But after you have made that payment you will use the next months to pay down what the final balance of your trip is. There might be some months that you want to pay a bit more and some you might want to pay less. Some of our clients make it an even payment each month and pay it, just like any monthly bill they have...but this one is going towards pure fun and adventure in the end! We personally receive and process each payment and send you a receipt so you’ll know where you stand at all times. We are available at all times to answer any and all questions you may have along the way.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?
This is super important. THERE IS NO UPFRONT COST TO OUR PAYMENT PLAN! All we ask is that once you start the plan, you complete it to your final payment date. We do not add one dime to the cost of your trip. With every trip, part or all of your trip deposit is refundable to you, depending on which vendor you have selected for the trip, and what type of trip you are purchasing. If you cannot complete your payments...and we do understand that situations can arise that require a cancellation of plans...we will retain $50 per person of that refundable portion of your payments to cover our services rendered. We require that this $50 per person portion of your deposit be paid by check or money order with your initial deposit. Our mission is to make travel possible to as many people as possible, so our payment plan is not a money maker for us it’s a service we provide.
It can happen that your price may go down after you start making payments. When that happens we’ll do all we can to help lower your price...if your trip was a cruise...unless the price we found you in the first place was a non-refundable price. Sometimes the prices we get are so low that the cruise lines have a non-refundable rule attached to them...this is happening more with cruises. If your trip is a tour or package the vendors have varying rules that govern price decreases, but we’ll always seek to get you the lower price. What happens far more often though is the price on your trip goes UP, and when that happens you are protected from price increase...your price absolutely stays the same.
DEPOSITS-PURCHASING A TOUR OR PACKAGE
Tour and companies that sell travel packages will want an initial deposit in the range of $200 per person. This would be your first payment and may or may not include a deposit on the air portion of your trip. You must satisfy the vendor's required 1st deposit before we may start the payment plan and all payments must be received by the vendor usually 45 days prior to the start of your trip. (Special Holiday travel has its' own schedule of payments, so be sure to ask us about those if you are planning a holiday trip.) If airfare is included the price of your initial deposit, it may include the total airfare price. This happens when the air price is a published price. One type of package that is very popular and that we do A LOT is the All Inclusive Layaway Vacations to destinations like Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and many more.
DEPOSITS-PURCHASING A CRUISE VACATION
The initial deposit required for a cruise varies by the length of your cruise. The shorter cruises have lower deposit amounts, the longer cruises have higher deposit amounts. On average a 7 Night cruise, regardless of where the cruise is going will carry a full deposit of $250 per person. If you are purchasing one of the many cruises on which we have negotiated prices the deposit may be as low as $50 per person. This deposit requirement is subject to change from each cruise line. Cruise vacations really work well when they are paid for in the payment plan, because we can obtain cruise prices so much further in advance than we do for land vacations. It is not unusual to have cruise prices over a year in advance of travel times. Again, and especially important since we have cruise prices come out so far in advance is for you to be assured that if prices go down from the cruise line (prior to final payment) you will pay a lower price, too; but if prices go up you are protected with your price being in our payment plan!
A GREAT WAY FOR FAMILIIES OR SOCIAL GROUPS TO PLAN A TRIP
It takes time to put a family or organizational trip together and having a payment plan to offer the group can really make it easier to assure full participation. Be sure to keep it in mind if you are the decision maker for such a trip! This is where we have been so very successful over the years!
FURTHER QUESTIONS? Feel free to email or phone us at 910.379.4033 for further details.
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO? GET THERE WITH A SIMPLE 1-2-3 LAYAWAY PLAN WITH ESCAPE DESTINATIONS TRAVEL!
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