Is there a fee to work with Bastian World Travel? Depending on the complexity of the trip, a nonrefundable fee may be applied for our expertise and time planning for you. Travel research can be consuming with the overwhelming information that exists on the internet. We have the experience and expertise knowledge to save you hours of your valuable time. Our fees start at $500 per trip. We will put in many hours of our time to ensure you have the exact experience you are looking for, saving you time and avoiding 1,000's of pages of search results to sort through on your own. We are confident that you'll agree this service fee will give you back infinitely more value, far above the actual dollars and cents.
What if I'm interested in only hotel or lodging bookings? We are a hotel specialist with personal connections to properties around the US and around the globe. Many of our clients, need only a hotel and work with us to get better than published rates, as well as hundred's of dollars in additional value added amenities like upgrades and complimentary breakfasts- all compliments of Bastian World Travel and our preferred partners. We have access to 1,000's of 4-5 star properties; reputable names like Westin, Four Seasons, Belmond, Peninsula, Relais & Chateaux, Fairmont Hotels, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, Kimpton, as well as unique boutique properties. We can also help with private villa research and bookings.
Does Bastian World Travel recommend travel protection/insurance? No one anticipates things going wrong on their long awaited vacation, however, there are hundreds of circumstances that could cause you to cancel your trip, return home early or force you to seek emergency medical treatment while traveling. We care that your investment is protected and we can guide you to reputable vetted travel insurance providers to help you with travel insurance.
What if I have questions regarding visas and or passport requirements? The U.S. Passports and International Travel website provides up to date passport and visa travel information for U.S. citizens traveling abroad. We will consult the site for you and share the latest information as well as forward you the site for your viewing.
How long will it take to plan a customized travel holiday? We specialize in customized itineraries unique to your travel needs. Every trip is different, but we will be extremely timely in our responses to you and communicate frequently so you know what to expect.
Can you help me with flight bookings? Yes, we are happy to book international business and first class flights for our clients. Many of the tour suppliers we partner with can provide and include flight reservations of all classes.
Can Bastian World Travel help answer questions regarding vaccination requirements to foreign countries? We recommend that you consult with your primary care physician regarding the countries you plan to visit and preventive care measures. In addition, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides up to date information regarding travelers' health. We will happily share with you CDC's latest information to help you prepare for your trip.
Will Bastian World Travel assist with dining reservations during my trip? We are happy to supply dining recommendations for the independent traveler for each destination you will be visiting. Depending on your needs, we can assist with the reservations, or we’ll make the suggestion that it is best to book direct with your restaurant of choice.
How do I get in touch with Bastian World Travel during my holiday if I need to? We understand that sometimes things may occur during the daylight hours where you're traveling but it's 2am at our home base. We will do everything we can to be available for you during your trip should questions or need for assistance arise. We are available via email, and text during off hours and will be expeditious in our response if you need our help.