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ALL BOARD - Caribbean Cruises

Caribbean CruisesThe smoothing waves of the Caribbean's turquoise waters and fine white, pink and black sand beaches call thousands of travelers near and far. There’s a certain mystique about the Caribbean, where the sky is twice as sunny and time stands still for your grand pleasure.

By using an experienced agent, you can expect premium cruising accommodations and activities to match your travel style - both on and off board. Most cruises are all inclusive, so that from the moment your vacation begins, you can just concentrate on having the time of your life.

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Travel Tips: Tipping Etiquette

Tipping EtiquetteTipping etiquette can be very confusing while on vacation. Whom should you tip? When and how much? Do you need to tip at all?

Never fear!

With this simple guide to tipping etiquette we'll take the guesswork out of tipping at airports, train stations, hotel tipping etiquette, tour guide tipping, tipping on cruises and more.

Travelsense will help you focus on more important things - like enjoying your vacation.

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Travel Agents Improve Your Travel Experience

Professional travel agents actively seek ways to take the hassle out of travel. For example, they want to make sure that all of an airline's "hidden" fees are disclosed up front, no matter how you choose to purchase your travel. You are entitled to full and honest disclosure of all fees and charges associated with air travel before you purchase a ticket, whether you choose to purchase directly from an airline or from a travel agency. ASTA member travel agents are working to make sure that is available to you.

In fact, 2014 research shows that travelers that use an agent travel more and are more satisfied with their trip. The research also shows that over half of Millennial, Xer and Boomer leisure travelers who used travel agents believe that vacations planned with travel agents were better than those organized without their assistance.

FREE Trip QuoteASTA member travel agents are the lead professionals in the field and are dedicated to providing you with great service. Use this with FREE Trip Quotes online or on your iPhone. A good travel agent will provide you with a broader knowledge and an entire range of services and information up front so that you, the traveling public, can make informed decisions.

Travel agents are there to answer your questions, help you save money, offer suggestions and ensure comfort throughout your journey. Travel agents have an abundance of helpful traveling tips. They can assist you in last minute changes to your travel plans, provide trip quotes, save money on hotels and air. The bottom line is that travel agents have a vital interest in providing you with an unforgettable experience.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton - "I have a deep appreciation for the magic [travel agents] work every single day. [Travel agents] help Americans follow their dreams."

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