MINNEAPOLIS, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- While Mexico and the Caribbean continue to reign as the top international destinations among Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates' customers nationwide, travelers who may have reconsidered traveling by air because they didn't have the valid passports necessary to return home now have an easy solution for getting there this summer. From May 1 through May 15, qualifying travelers who book an exceptionally priced GOGO summer vacation package to Mexico or the Caribbean through participating Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associate locations will receive reimbursement of passport application fees for one passenger, it was announced today.
"For well over a year, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates have been at the forefront in actively advising customers on the new United States passport regulations that went into effect at the start of 2007. Yet we realize that many individuals have postponed -- for whatever reasons -- their application processes. We don't want the cost of the application to stand in their way, so in addition to the enticing pricing we're offering on GOGO Worldwide Vacations, we're also ready to reimburse the cost of passport application fees up to $97 with every booking," stated Roger E. Block, CTC, executive vice president of Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates. "Furthermore, with all of the special seasonal occasions right around the corner, our offer on Mexico and the Caribbean will enable you to 'make a splash' with your loved ones as you give the perfect gift."
Block also noted that should customers already possess valid passports, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates and GOGO Worldwide Vacations will offer a portable 7" DVD player as an alternative to the free passport for each qualifying booking; 5-night minimum stays are required.
According to Block, sample destinations and properties within the special offering by Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates and GOGO World Vacations include:
Mexico -- Cancun/Riviera Maya - ME Cancun, Occidental Grand Xcaret, Iberostar Paraiso Lindo, Cancun Palace, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Iberostar Paraiso Maya, Excellence Riviera Cancun, Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso -- Los Cabos - ME Cabo. Caribbean -- Aruba - Riu Palace Aruba -- Barbados - Hilton Barbados -- Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) - Barcelo Bavaro Beach & Caribe, Barcelo Bavaro Palace, Excellence Punta Cana -- Jamaica - Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club by SuperClubs, Grand Lido Braco -- Puerto Rico - Gran Melia Puerto Rico Resort & Villas
When your journey from a dream to a great story includes us, you travel better. To take advantage of Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates' special offering through GOGO Worldwide Vacations or to pick up travel gift certificates for your loved ones, contact the Carlson Wagonlit Travel location nearest you at 1.800.CARLSON or visit http://www.carlsontravel.com/ .
Note to Editors: Offer valid on new GOGO Worldwide Vacations Mexico or Caribbean bookings made May 1- 15, 2007. OFFER: 1 (one) 7" Dynex portable DVD player or 1 (one) passport application/ renewal per booking. Offer valid for the first 120 bookings. DVD OFFER: Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates reserves the right to substitute the DVD player for a similar product. PASSPORT OFFER: One passport application/ renewal, up to $97. Proof of purchase and photocopy of photo page of passport required for reimbursement. Customers will be reimbursed application/ renewal fees only after travel has been completed. SAVINGS ARE OFF OF ORIGINAL CONTRACTED RATES/ PRICES. Prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy accommodations. Most resorts valid for travel 7/1-8/31/07. Effective dates may vary by resort. Other travel dates are available. Surcharges apply for select activities. Rates are subject to change without notice. Availability, holiday blackouts, peak period surcharges and other restrictions apply. GOGO Worldwide Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions in the content of associated ads.
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