Have you got your passport yet?
As you all know,
Canadians are required to have a passport to travel by air to the United
States now or to any international destination. Cruise lines are also
requiring you to have a passport. As of June
1, 2009, Canadian citizens
are required to have a valid
PASSPORT to enter the United States by land, water and air.
Canadian citizens 15
years of age or under are
only required to present proof of citizenship, such as an original or a
copy of a birth certificate, or a Canadian citizenship card, when
entering the US by land or water. For more information on Passport
requirements visit www.ppt.gc.ca Passport Photos -
Now you can get your Passport Photos done at Topplane Travel.
Melanie Steeves, our daughter, is a commercial photographer -
Toppline Design Photography. She can take your Passport Photos.
Please call her at
905-779-0504 to make an
appointment. We also have Passport application forms.
What happens if
your trip takes a turn for the worst?
When you travel outside of Ontario,
whether it be for a couple of hours or an extended period of time, you
are leaving behind up to 90% of your Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
coverage. That is why we highly recommend Out-of-Province Medical
Insurance when you travel outside of Ontario.
Cancellation & Interruption Insurance are also important to
have. This will cover the cost of your trip if you have to cancel (for
a covered risk) before your departure and help cover costs if you have
to return home before your return date. Baggage Insurance
is also good to have in case your luggage gets lost or stolen.
Topplane Travel offers our clients Single Trip or
Annual Travel Insurance from 3 different insurance companies
so that we can find the right insurance coverage for each person.
TIC, Travel Guard and RBC are our preferred
travel insurance providers. We also sell travel insurance to people who
are travelling on their own and not on one of Topplane Travel "Fun
Trips". So give us a call when your travelling out of
Ontario and we'll give you a quote.
Why are some tours cancelled?
Regretfully, we have to cancel some of
our tours if we do not get enough interest from people by a certain
date. Booking components of trips is getting more difficult for
us. Most hotels, restaurants, concerts, attractions, etc. require
deposits when booking now. Most of these deposits are
non-refundable or become non-refundable at a certain date. Some
require full payment at a certain date which is non-refundable. In
some cases these payments are required months in advance of the trip.
Therefore, if we do not have enough people booked on trips by a certain
date, we have to cancel or lose the money we paid on deposits or final
payments. If you would like to travel with us on any of our tours,
we would appreciate it if you would contact us as soon as possible.
Travel plan a tour for your group or organization!
We plan and escort tours and day trips for groups and organizations, so if
you have some place your group would like to travel, please give us a
call. We also offer cruises for individuals and groups. Marlene is a
Master Cruise Counsellor and would like to assist you in your