Q – Is TRIPS inc. a travel agency?
A – Yes! We are a full-service tour and cruise agency. We are CLIA/IATA Certified and an insured travel agency, we are more a travel service than anything else. We specialize entirely in Cruises, Tours and Vacations for both corporate and leisure vacations. We like to think of ourselves as a Travel Service, not a traditional travel agency.
Our travel agency, Trips Inc. is paid by the suppliers we sell and we represent all products in the industry. Your trip cost does not increase because you use an agency.
We appreciate you remembering to use TRIPS Inc. as your official agent.
Q – I hear horror stories all the time about Travel Agencies that went out of business, and people lost their vacations? What guarantees do I have doing business with you?
A – Since we don’t charge your credit card, and since you never pay Trips Inc. for your vacation, you will never have to worry about this. When making your reservations, you provide us with your credit card information for booking. We, in turn, provide that information to the supplier. The supplier then charges your card. This way you are assured that every payment you make towards your vacation is applied directly to your reservation.
Q -Do I have to pay you up front for my vacation?
A – No. The deposit requirements are set by the tour and cruise operators you select. (Deposit rates vary based on the resort or package you select). That deposit is made via Trips Inc. directly with the tour operator. At no time does Trips Inc. ever charge your credit card. This way you are assured that your deposit is applied directly to your vacation at the time of booking. Packages do require that you pay the balance 45-75 days prior to your arrival. Again, that payment is made directly to the operator.
We do charge $35.00-50.00 for airline only tickets, not associated with a travel package.
Q – Why should I use your service?
A – There are several reasons to use our service. First, if you are booking through Trips Inc., we constantly check to see if new deals are being offered that would lower your rates. Second, we will handle all of the details from start to finish, etc. and third, we will provide you with a detailed itinerary, customized to your needs. No other travel service offers this much!
Q – I want to use your service, but I have already made my reservations through my Travel Agent?
A – Out of professional courtesy, we can not convert reservations held by other Travel Agents.
Q – I want to use your service, but I have already made my reservations through a tour or cruise operator?
A -On many occassions, ff you have a booking number a tour or cruise operator will convert/transfer the booking to TRIPS Inc. to handle. Please ask us to help us with your transfers.