YOU AND THE GIRLS
Welcome to our Private Getaways Page! If you've landed here then you and the girls must be ready to ink those passports. This page is full of information and ideas on how to book and plan your next adventure with your favorite travel squad. You can also submit a group booking request so that we can get started with planning your private group getaway. Keep scrolling to see all of the information detailed here and how you can book your group with us.
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You've been dying to join The Globe Trotting Divas on a real-life tour, but the timing isn't quite right? It is not a problem! Allow us to help you plan the most out-of-the-way travel experience for Divas like YOU and YOUR Travel Squad. With over ten years of experience connecting like-minded women through travel, our expertise and product knowledge shine through in each destination, allowing you to book confidently and travel with less worry. TRUE has approved me to represent US Home Based and Smaller Travel Agencies, and CCRA has certified me to sell travel. We are a One Love Jamaica Travel Specialist specializing in all-inclusive beach vacations and food and culture themed travel events to beautiful Jamaica and we pride in the EPIC services we provide our Groups.
We offer professional trip planning services to tourists aged 21 and up who want to travel in a small group on a moderate to fast-paced itinerary. In addition to being a One Love Jamaica Travel Specialist, we offer our services and knowledge to the following:
Southern and Western Europe
United States Domestic
The wait is over. We truly feel your event deserves to be NEXT!
OUR SERVICES & FEES
The Globe Trotting Divas, like all other Travel Agencies and Tour Operators, charges fees for administrative services and professional consultation. Please see the list below for all current services and costs. There are no refunds for any of the costs listed.
GROUP TRAVEL QUOTES
All Group Travel Quotes are $35 per quote requested and include the following:
30 Min. Group Leader Consultation
1 Destination of Choice
Up to 3 Hotel / Resort Recommendations depending on destination
Additional quotes will incur a $25 additional charge and will be accommodated with same services listed above unless otherwise stated.
Our Definition of a Group
Small groups are where our expertise lies. We offer professional group travel planning services to groups ranging in size from 4 to 20 people with a minimum age requirement of 21.
To keep your rate for the duration of your Group Booking Process and to receive any Group Incentives agreed upon in your Group Booking Contract, your group must maintain the negotiated group size. If your group falls below the agreed-upon group size, you will need to re-price any/all remaining travelers.
GROUP TRAVEL HOTSPOTS
AND TRAVEL INSPIRATION
We're sure you've been thinking about where you and your travel squad could go next. Or maybe you've been thinking about the best places to visit for your group's travel preference. Friend, we are here to help you. No more perplexity!
With so many countries reopening, traveling has never been more rewarding. Reconnect with your group at one of these well-known tourist attractions. These exciting must-see locations are popular with groups, especially black women. So, take a look around to see what's hot, and then call the ladies.
WHOSE HOT: GHANA, TAZANIA & ZANZIBAR
TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR
WHOSE HOT: INDONESIA, JAPAN
THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS AND MEXICO
WHOSE HOT: JAMAICA, TULUM
SOUTHERN & WESTERN EUROPE
WHOSE HOT: GREECE, PORTUGAL
THE UNITED STATE AND TERRITORIES
WHOSE HOT: HOUSTON, PUERTO RICO
POPULAR TRIP THEMES
Most of the time, no one needs an excuse to travel. When the opportunity arises, however, incorporating a theme into your group event is some serious SLAY! We've gathered ideas from our clients as well as a few themes we've used to help bring our group travel events to life. We're not saying that incorporating a theme is required, but it often takes the stress out of planning and contributes to an unforgettable travel experience with your besties.
MOST POPULAR: GIRLS TRIP
MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND
GASTRONOMY AND LIFESTYLE
MOST POPULAR: FOOD & WINE
FOOD & WINE
PRIVATE CULINARY TOURS
INTERNATIONAL SHOPPING TRIPS
HEALTH & WELLNESS
MOST POPULAR: SPA WEEKEND GETAWAY
SPA WEEKEND GETAWAY
WELLNESS & ADVENTURE
SOUL- CARE RETREAT
HEALTH & WELLNESS RETREAT
POPULAR TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
To be honest, the last thing you want to do is arrive at a destination with your group and waste time figuring out what to do. That’s why we created the below guide to help you plan for your group’s arrival and so you can really maximize your time. We invite you to use the following guide to help you plan for a better travel experience. Use this guide to plan out how your group will spend its time sightseeing, etc. With so much to see and do in so little time, we recommend making the most of your time.
A visit to Dunns River Falls or a private catamaran sail is a must for anyone visiting Jamaica. Alternatively, spend the morning in Montego Bay on an off-the-beaten-path tour of the Rastafari Village, where you can learn about Rastafarian history and culture and even have lunch with the villagers. Add a private ATV tour for some excitement. Are you going to Paris? Take your girlfriends downtown and spend the afternoon creating your own perfume. That is a sure show-stopper! Better yet, go on an African safari where you can see wildlife, including the Big 5, or beach hop in Zanzibar. When you're in the Mother Land, the sun hits you differently!
We'd like to remind you that The Globe Trotting Divas, LLC provides your group with one customized itinerary, which is issued along with your official travel documents.
PRIVATE CULTURE TOUR
PRIVATE YOGA CLASS
LUXURY SPA EXPERIENCE
EXPLORATION OF TEMPLES AND PRIVATE STREET FOOD
THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS
DUNN'S RIVER FALLS
PRIVATE CATAMARAN SAIL
TACOS AND TEQUILA TOUR
DAY TRIP TO NEARBY ISLAND
SOUTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE
EUROPE BLACK CULTURE
WINERIES OF SPAIN
FLYING DRESS PHOTOSHOOT
LONDON HIGHLIGHT TOUR
MAKE YOUR OWN PERFUME IN PARIS
THE UNITED STATES AND TERRITORIES
SEE OLD SAN JUAN
PRIVATE YACHT SAIL
LAS VEGAS NIGHTLIFE
HOUSTON CITY MURALS
THE GRAND CANYON FROM VEGAS
BOOKING YOUR GROUP
Links to our agency's policies, procedures, and protocols are provided below. Please visit each of the links below to acquaint yourself with these policies. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAQ- PRIVATE GROUPS
The following are the most frequently asked questions about our hosted small group tours. These are the most frequently asked questions when booking our group getaways. Please review this FAQ page as some of your questions may be answered below. If you find that you still have questions please don't hesitate to contact us via email at email@example.com.
The Globe Trotting Divas, LLC is an online travel agency that offers women all over the world Off the Beaten Path Curated Group Travel Events. Since 2012, our owner, Anitra Byers, has been taking ladies around the world on curated itineraries that leave the traveler wanting more. We attract female professionals over the age of 40 who enjoy small group travel and are eager to explore new places. The Globe Trotting Divas, LLC is TRUE-certified to sell travel and has a $1 million E&O Liability Policy. More information about us can be found by clicking here.
What are your business hours?
We've switched to an online travel agency and no longer have a physical location. Our website is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we are available by phone, Facebook Messenger, and Whats App Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. est.
What is your Social Media handle?
We have a social media presence on Facebook and Instagram. Follow us @theglobetrottingdivas.
TRAVEL DURING COVID
When do we have to take the COVID test for our outbound or departure flight?
You must complete testing within 72 hours of your scheduled departure flight for countries that still require U.S. passport holders to arrive with a negative COVID test. The United States no longer requires a negative COVID test within 72 hours of your scheduled return flight for entry.
Do I need to take a COVID test before departure and returning to the United States?
Many countries are starting to welcome back U.S. passport holders. As such, As travel begin to loosen up again, many countries including the United States has downgraded their COVID travel restrictions. The United States no longer requires a negative COVID test for entry.
What if my group has to reschedule due to COVID?
We will make every effort to accommodate your group, including rescheduling or canceling your group booking, if your group is forced to reschedule due to COVID. If this occurs, and the canceled booking is due to the country being forced to shut down, we will issue full refunds less the cost of any travel insurance purchased through us.
Currently, while some countries have mandated mandatory vaccination for entry, not every country has done so. We strongly advise you to follow the CDC for the most recent alerts.
Will our hotel or resort provide free COVID testing?
Most hotels and resorts provide free COVID testing, but this varies by destination and hotel chain. We will always inform you whether the test is free or not and whether it is performed on-site or off-site.
What happens if someone in my group test positive for COVID prior to or during travel?
If you or anyone in your group tests positive for COVID within 72 hours of departure, you must notify us immediately by phone or email. We will not be aware of your situation unless you notify us immediately. To update your booking, we will follow the cancellation guidelines and terms and conditions established by our booking agreement and vendors. This may or may not result in a financial loss.
Do I have to wear a facemask during travel?
We advise you to always take precautions to protect yourself and those around you. While many top destinations are beginning to relax restrictions, such as the use of facemasks, staying safe is essential to having a good time on any trip. While wearing a facemask is no longer required in most destinations, including the United States, we recommend that you bring one with you just in case.
CANCELATIONS AND REFUNDS
If I cancel my reservation will I be refunded?
Because we offer all of our travel packages at the lowest possible price at the time of booking, all deposits and payments are NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE. We strongly advise you to invest in your trip by purchasing Travel Insurance from our preferred Travel Insurance Provider, Travel Safe. You can also buy Travel Insurance on your own from any of your preferred providers.
What happens if my roommate cancels and I still want to travel?
If your roommate cancels and you stay on the reservation, it will be converted to single occupancy and you will be invoiced at the new rate.
If your roommate cancels after you have paid in full or after the entire booking has been paid in full, you will be held responsible for any additional costs. Because there will only be one person in the room, your reservation must be changed to single occupancy. This is because your reservation was initially booked at double occupancy, which resulted in a lower room cost.
How long will it take to process my refund?
Refunds are processed at the time of the request. This procedure can take up to 21 business days to complete. However, in most cases, we process refunds within 14 business days or less.
What if I didn’t purchase Travel Protection and I need to cancel?
If you need to cancel your trip but did not purchase travel insurance, we will follow the cancellation policies outlined in your booking agreement and by our vendor (s). This can lead to financial loss in many cases.
When is my initial deposit due?
We typically allow travelers 30 days from the original trip announcement date to book our tours.
How long do I have to make my final payment? What happens anyone in my group misses the final payment date?
Final payment is collected 45 days before departure, and your invoice will show your final payment due date. If you discover that you will be unable to make your final payment by the due date, you must contact us immediately to avoid automatic cancellation. If the final payment due date does not work for you, we will do our best to accommodate you, however, we can NOT guarantee an extension date.
If I have a roommate do we have to book at the same time?
If you have a roommate, both travelers must book on the same date. Once booked, both travelers on the reservation can make additional and final payments at any time without the other traveler.
I haven’t yet applied for my passport. Can I still book a tour?
Although a valid passport is required for international travel and you will be denied boarding if you do not have one, you can currently book international travel without one. However, we require that your passport information be provided to our agency at least 30 days prior to departure. Furthermore, all travelers booking international travel without a passport must complete our Passport Liability Release Disclaimer.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS
Are passports required for all international travel?
Yes. All international travel requires a valid passport that is valid for at least six months after the trip ends. Domestic travel (the United States and all U.S. territories) allows citizens of the United States to travel without a passport. Without a passport, you can visit Puerto Rico, the Hawaiian Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands.
When will my group receive our travel itinerary?
Official Travel Documents are sent to each traveler via email within 30 days of departure as long as full payment has been received by the assigned due date.
What if my passport doesn’t arrive in time?
If your passport doesn't arrive in time please contact us right away.
Can I travel if my passport expires one month after my trip dates?
No, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your trip is over. Before leaving, you must renew your passport.
My middle name is on my passport but I didn’t record it on my booking form. How can I fix it?
Please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will update your name because it must match what is on your passport. Please be aware that there are change fees. These charges can range between $100 and $500 per name change. In some cases, name changes are not permitted.
What are your payment options?
Paypal is our payment processor. In addition to PayPal, you can make online payments through our website's secure payment form. When making online payments, all major credit cards are accepted. If you are paying with Paypal and do not have a PayPal account, please check out as a guest when prompted.
Do you offer a Deposit and Payment Plan Program?
Absolutely. Unless otherwise specified, all of our group travel events offer clients the option of paying in full at the time of booking or making a low deposit and taking advantage of our flexible payment plan. The final payment is due 50 days before departure. We require full payment at the time of booking if the reservation is made within 50 days of travel.
Are monthly payments required?
All of our tours require that you adhere to our payment plan. Depending on the trip cost, length, and destination, payment schedules will either be monthly or quarterly.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
We aim to keep our clients informed of the most recent travel industry news so that they are well-informed and prepared to enjoy their vacation without unpleasant surprises or worries.
You should familiarize yourself with the following links in preparation for your future group excursion. Note that the traveler is responsible for becoming knowledgeable about any travel regulations and restrictions.