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Travel Protect: When “Seize the Day” Turns into “Save the Day”

As the saying goes, “Carpe Diem “or, “seize the day.” And if making the most of a day was a problem for any couple, it certainly wasn't for Charlotte and John M. of Brooklyn, New York, who loved to explore the world, one continent at a time.

Travel Insurance Information from Country Travel DISCOVERIES

Travel is fun, but also a deviation from routine. Even the best prepared traveler can meet with up the unexpected. That's why Country Travel DISCOVERIES has partnered with Travel Guard to offer Travel Protection Plan insurance.  Protect your travel investment against unexpected losses or damages and keep your piece-of-mind. Travelers may enroll in the insurance plan at any time up until final trip payments are made and you depart on your trip.  Ask our friendly Discoveries Reservation Specialists for more detail or click here.

Their most recent excursion was no exception as the couple’s travel plans started with sightseeing in Barcelona and progressed to a cruise aboard the “Nieuw Amsterdam” to explore ports in Italy, Monte Carlo, Greek Islands, Dubrovnik, Croatia and Venice.

“John and I love to cruise,” said Charlotte. “We traveled extensively in South America and Northern Europe, to the Black Sea, as well as the Caribbean. We wanted to start to explore the Mediterranean so we planned a cruise to that area over a time span of two years by researching every port and hotel down to the last detail.”

And explore they did. The itinerary was extraordinary. The couple reveled in wonder as they walked the narrow streets of Barcelona complete with beautiful cathedrals, amazing shops, quaint downtown squares and delightful restaurants.

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"Hopeful Honeymooners" and a Word About the Unexpected

We've said it before and we'll say it again:

Travel is fun, but also a deviation from routine. Even the best prepared traveler can meet with up the unexpected. That's why Country Travel DISCOVERIES has partnered with Travel Guard to offer a Travel Protection Plan insurance.  It's not just another product for us -- or a matter of trying to sell people something they don't want. (For more detail, click here.)

From our many decades of experience, we understand that the cost of your travel experience with us is a real investment.  Like any investment, it should be protected against unexpected losses or damages and keep your piece-of-mind.  We make it easy as possible for travelers to enroll in this partner's insurance plan at any time up until final trip payments are made and you depart on your trip. 

But we're not in the insurance business.  So, we asked Travel Guard for permission to share on our site and in newsletters some of the real-life anecdotes they've collected over time about some of the ways that even the best planned travel has sometimes unfortunately been marred by circumstances.

We wanted to share one here, both as food for thought and, frankly, as worthwhile for the sake of its happy ending.  This poor couple managed to finish and get the most of out of what could have been a disastrous honeymoon.  An excellent sign for the strength of their relationship in the years to come!  More power to them!

If you have anecdotes you'd like to share with us for future posts, we'd love to hear from you!

 

Hopeful Honeymooners

Guest Post by Travel Guard

Engaged and excited to plan our honeymoon, my husband, Scott and I went into our local travel agency to determine where to go. Our agent helped us decide to travel to St. Lucia. That's when our agent encouraged us to get a travel insurance plan. We debated for a while, whether it was worth it, and shared a couple testimonials of clients that bought Travel Guard. We decided to purchase a travel insurance plan.

Fast forward to our honeymoon... as we were snorkeling in St. Lucia, Scott suddenly pulled back from me in the water. When we came to the surface, he said his knee locked up. He was in a lot of pain. When we got back to shore, it took two men to help him off the boat. After we were assisted by the medical staff, the only crutches available for my 6'4'' husband were for someone 5'10''. We sat in our room and didn't know what to do. If we couldn't find crutches to fit him, we would have to go home. It was only the fourth day of our ten-day honeymoon. Could this really be happening?

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Travel More, Save More

TMSM-IconEscalating Discounts on Multiple Tours in a Calendar Year

One of the many ways Country Travel DISCOVERIES says "Thanks" to our loyal, repeat travelers is through our popular Travel More, Save More program.

Frequent Travelers: We want to make it easier for you to plan, afford and enjoy multiple vacations throughout the year—whether back-to-back or spread out seasonally. Now, enjoy escalating discounts to help you see more and do more this year!

BOOK 1 TOUR: Save $200.00 per couple ($100.00 per person)

BOOK 2 TOURS: Save $300.00 per couple ($150.00 per person) on 2nd tour

BOOK 3 TOURS: Save $400.00 per couple ($200.00 per person) on 3rd tour

Just mention code TMSM17 when booking a 2017 discovery tour to save.

(This deal may be combined with Travel Friends Thanks Bonus. Offer may not be combined with other promotions, except where otherwise noted. Offer is only good for travel within a calendar year and may not be "carried over" or combined with programs from the next calendar year.)

 

Refer-a-Friend Thanks Bonus

Past & Current CTD Travelers: Tell a Friend and Accept Our Thanks

Travel with Friends!Refer a friend who has never traveled with World Wide Country Tours or Country Travel DISCOVERIES, and you can BOTH enjoy a $100.00 bonus.

How to Get Your Bonus

1) If needed, request that a free copy of our Catalog be sent on your behalf to your friend.

2) Give our Reservations Team your friend's name and your referral code (if none, use code GIF17A) while reserving or paying for any tour you want to take.

3) Have your friend do the same!

When your friend makes a reservation, you will each receive a one-time $100 credit toward any trip with us.

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Refer-a-Group Thanks Bonus

Group in Munich by Eva Endlich

New Reward Program for Private Group Tour Referral

For years, we’ve offered a Refer-a-Friend Thanks Bonus to travelers who refer a new, first-time customer to CTD.

Then, a long-time customer mentioned to her pastor how relaxing and well-organized she found our trips. One thing led to another, and a volunteer trip organizer from her church contacted us. In addition to our regular public tours, we love helping group leaders create very special private travel programs, have decades of expertise in it, and were thrilled to collaborate on what became a great private tour with her church group.

To show our appreciation, we were pleased to introduce our new Refer-a-Group Thanks Bonus.  We know that the best "advertisement" is the good word of folks who have personally experienced traveling the CTD way.  If you enjoyed your travel experience with us, we’d be honored if you would consider passing on our contact information with your recommendation to your group contact who organizes trips—whether for a club, school, church, activity center, reunion, destination event or other organization. Should your recommendation materialize into a travel group of 10 or more, we will share a $200.00 cash bonus with you—even if you don’t travel with the group.

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Special Offers for Single/Solo Travelers

Solos Share Program FriendsCTD Solos Share Program

Country Travel DISCOVERIES welcomes solos of all kinds, on all tours. Upon request, we would be happy to help “pair up” solo travelers of the same gender, qualifying you both for the per person double occupancy price.

If we cannot match you with an acceptable roommate prior to your final payment due date, you can opt travel as a single at $100.00 off the single supplement price (savings may be combined with other offers), or receive a full refund.

Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone: Join us for a fun and fascinating discovery tour soon and travel among friends!

Other Travel Value Opportunities

Plan Your Group Travel

Country Travel DISCOVERIES' Reservations Team can offer special discounts to travel groups as small as 5 to 9 travelers. Groups of 10 or larger should visit our Group Travel page to learn more.

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