Schedule of Services

Hotel Reservations

HOTEL ONLY BOOKINGS

For hotel only bookings, there is no Travel Planning Fee for:

  • A Virtuoso property booking (for a list of Virtuoso properties, please visit: VIRTUOSO HOTELS)
  • Non-Virtuoso Property bookings that exceed $1,000 (before taxes and fees)

If the above conditions are not met, a $25.00/reservation non-refundable fee will be assessed. For travel requests within 48 hours of departure, additional fees may be assessed.

You can also use the Virtuoso online booking system to plan your own hotel stays with VIP perks.


Cruise and Brochure/Package Travel

TRAVEL PLANNING FEE FOR CRUISES & BROCHURE/PACKAGE TRAVEL

For Cruise & Brochure/Package Travel that require no additional travel planning, there is no Travel Planning Fee. If travel planning is requested, a deposit will be required and a cancellation fee (in the amount of the deposit) will be in effect. This fee is in addition to any cancellation fee assessed by the travel partner.

Cancellation fee for Cruise & Brochure/Package Travel are as follows:

  • $100 (up to 46 days prior to departure)
  • $150 (22-45 days prior to departure)
  • $250 (0-21 days prior to departure)

Additional components outside of the established itinerary may be subject to additional fees. If applicable, these fees will be discussed in advance with the client prior to initiating travel plans.

LATE BOOKING FEE FOR CRUISES & BROCHURE/PACKAGE TRAVEL

Late Booking Fees applies to requests for all Cruise & Brochure/Package Travel that is requested within 21 days prior to departure. Once travel planning has commenced, the late booking becomes non-refundable.

  • $100 Cruise and Brochure Trip Late Booking Fee

Custom Itineraries

TRAVEL PLANNING FEE FOR CUSTOM ITINERARIES

A Travel Planning Fee is assessed on all custom designed itineraries and is due prior to commencement of travel planning. Prices vary depending on the duration, number of travelers and complexity of the trip. However, standard rates are:

  • $150 DOMESTIC* Travel Planning Fee (up to 7 nights)
  • $250 INTERNATIONAL Travel Planning Fee (up to 7 nights)
  • There is a 12% hotel management fee for any hotel bookings made outside of Amanda Watkins Travel (via points, discount websites, etc.). 

*DOMESTIC includes all US, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean destinations.

LATE BOOKING FEE FOR CUSTOM ITINERARIES

Applies to requests for initiating custom travel arrangements requested within 21 days of departure.  The Late Booking Fee is in addition Travel Planning Fee.  Once travel planning has commenced, the late booking fee become non-refundable.

  • $100 Custom Itinerary Late Booking Fee

Additional Fees

AIRLINE TICKETS

The fee for air travel is $50 per domestic ticket and $100 per international ticket. Please note that additional fees are charged for reward point/mile tickets. 

GROUPS

For more than six guests traveling as a group, additional fees may apply. Group fee detail will be discussed in advance with the client prior to initiating travel plans.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

As travel insurance is optional, but is always highly recommended for every traveler to protect all non-refundable travel components, it is also recommended that travel advisor fees are included in your coverage. Amanda Watkins Travel is happy to recommend several reputable Travel Insurance companies. 


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