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Like us, your perhaps feeling positive and more confident about travelling again following the latest government lifting of restrictions on international travel. The removal of the traffic light system on 4th October in favour of a single red list, no PCR testing for fully vaccinated travellers from late October (England only) and the addition of some of our much loved destinations such as the Maldives, Kenya and Sri Lanka being added to the green list, certainly makes escaping a little less complex. For us, arranging trips has always been more of an art than a science – a mix of insight, creativity and meticulous planning to ensure the whole experience is just as flawless as it is sensational, so rest assured you’re in the hands of exceptional people.

As leaving and returning to the UK becomes an easier journey, it’s worth noting that many destinations around the world still have their own protocols and entry requirements which may still require PCR tests or quarantine and some remain closed to UK tourists. We are ready to advise you on where travel is now possible; to guide you on expected destination and resort reopening dates worldwide and to manage all of the logistics on your behalf. 

Where to go? How to go? Should we go? We’re certain that this has become a well-practiced mantra for many of you. For those of you that have been clinging to the possibility of escaping, we’ll cut through the noise and  help you on your way. We're here to ensure your plans are safe, flexible and fully protected - we'll save you the time and stress whilst guiding you safely to travelling once more.

A final thought: when it comes to flexibility, financial protection and freedom to easily change your plans at short notice, our Travel Made to Order terms mean we’ve got that covered too. You can also find answers to some of your concerns or key questions here in our Frequently Asked Questions. Meanwhile, Which? has once again recognised our booking policy as one of the most flexible available, relieving any pre-departure worries.

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It's people who will make the difference to your future travels

Travel in a rapidly changing world needs the human touch. The guidance and reassurances you need often aren’t available online, they come from people.  

Sometimes things happen; weather events, flight disruptions, and perhaps potential changes to the red list. We’ll be here for any eventualities, to make last minute amendments if required or to ensure you get the first possible seats home before any mandatory quarantine should your destination change status. We can also have you met at the plane door and whisked through immigration and security; avoiding crowds and any potential delays at the airport, so you can make the most of every second of your long-awaited trip.

With so many holidays re-booked from last year and the opportunity to now travel abroad, for some, space will be hard to come by. In these instances, the connections and relationships we have around the world should not be underestimated; securing premium rooms where others can’t, arranging exclusive use of a private hideaway, obtaining tables for hard to get dinner reservations or arranging access to unique and inspiring people.

A dedicated, personal travel expert, will own and manage your holiday from initial enquiry through to you returning home. This means they have a wealth of knowledge and contacts on any single booking, remaining accessible and available when you need them. Negotiating and liaising with partners on your behalf, highly attuned and empathetic to your needs, they go beyond to ensure your trip is seamless and sensational.

Everything is bespoke, including your booking conditions / Travel Made to Order

More time to decide, we’ll hold flight seats and rooms without deposit if you need a little more time to decide.

You can cancel with 100% refund, no questions asked.

Freedom to change your mind, we facilitate amendments right up to departure and even whilst in resort and we never charge fees.

We’re not one for temporary service pledges, earning trust and confidence takes time which is why we have always offered complete flexibility and tailoring of our terms and conditions; from amending or postponing holidays at no charge to fulfilling cancellations and 100% refunds should the holiday you booked not be able to go ahead. When you book with Carrier, you'll benefit from Travel Made to Order, where everything is bespoke including your booking conditions.

More time to decide

If you want something to look forward to but need a little more time to decide, we can reserve those highly sought-after business class seats and secret suites, without deposit or commitment until you are ready with all the flexibility to amend or cancel if you choose not to travel.

Cancel and refund, no questions asked

As restrictions can be imposed at any time, if we cannot provide the holiday you booked (right up to the day of departure) for any of the following reasons, you can cancel with a full refund which you will receive promptly:

- Your destination is placed on the UK's red list
- The FCDO advises against travel to your destination
- Your destination's borders are closed
- Your destination is not accepting arrivals from the UK
- Your destination has significant mandatory quarantine restrictions for arrivals

Freedom to change your mind, always

We facilitate amendments right up to departure and even whilst in resort and we never charge fees. We’re securing unprecedented flexibility with our suppliers to ensure you have the freedom and peace of mind you need to amend or postpone a trip. We negotiate individual requirements with our partners and will absolutely make you aware at the time of booking the options we have secured for you.

Here for you if you need more...

COVID-19 testing

The testing requirements vary by destination and can be subject to change. Our advice is to pre-book a clinical test as many destinations are not accepting postal tests. We have all the right contacts and are equipped with the latest information for each destination. We can advise you at the time of booking and will also keep you updated prior to departure so that you are fully informed and can travel with peace of mind. If you need any support sourcing or booking a test prior to departure, we are happy to help.

Tailored travel insurance

Wherever you’re travelling to, getting the right travel insurance at time of booking is one of the most important things to do. There are some specialist companies, such as Campbell Irvine who provide bespoke cover, that offer policies tailored to individual needs and include extensive COVID-19 cover; including cancellation prior to travel should you be required to medically quarantine, curtailment of your trip and medical expenses whilst abroad. To find out more click here.

Relax, you're in safe hands / Pre-travel concierge service

Our in-the-know Concierge Team have been providing exclusive assistance to our clients for years, for all requests, big or small. But right now, they are going to be even more crucial to ensure your trip runs smoothly and is as stress-free as possible. We’ve adapted and improved our Pre-travel Concierge Service to expertly guide you on the latest rules around international travel, quarantine and vaccination / test certificates; whilst keeping you well informed of the safety measures in place during your journey and at the destination. This is a complimentary service that will save you time and alleviate any anxiety you may be feeling as your holiday approaches: 

  • At time of booking we will provide you with an ‘Your Essential Covid Travel Guide’ detailing everything you need to know about the protocols for your destination, the testing/vaccination requirements for arrival and returning home, and the forms that may need to be completed.
  • If any tests are required, at the time you need start thinking about booking these, our concierge will be in touch to guide you along the process and advise of approved testing providers.
  • We constantly monitor changes to restrictions and protocols right up to the day of your departure and return home, so you don’t have to.  We will notify you of any changes that may impact you, whether that be a change in the red list or a potential impact on facilities in your resort. We will be on hand to assist should you require changes to be made to your trip.
  • Due to social distancing requirements and hotel protocols, our concierge advises pre-booking of services and activities such as restaurants, kids clubs and spa treatments for the best experience in resort.  We will be in touch at the right time to ensure you are pre-booked in advance, securing your preferred dining times and desired access to facilities and of course to arrange any special requests that you may have.

 From crafting your holiday to your return home, we’ve got you covered.

Your money is always protected

ABTA & ATOL bonded

Carrier is a member of ABTA, abiding by the ABTA Code of Conduct you can be confident and trust you are booking with a reputable travel company. You’ll also be reassured to know that package holidays sold by Carrier are financially protected by ABTA’s financial protection scheme as well as ATOL which covers all flight-based packages. This security means if a company failed and your holiday could no longer go ahead you would be entitled to a refund if you were yet to travel, and hotel costs and flights home if you were abroad.

It’s worth remembering if you book your own flights directly with airlines they are not protected under the ATOL scheme.

Part of a larger family

Carrier, along with our sister company Kuoni, are part of a large international food and travel retailing group, REWE and their travel division, DER Touristik. Being part of a leading pan-European travel company and a larger group gives us the financial support and leverage to achieve even more with regard to quality and terms.

 

 

Private journeys

As airports and airlines start to share the steps they are taking to make fliers feel comfortable again, Carrier already facilitate more private pathways to get clients to where they need to be. From private jets, security fast-track, private check-in to your own departure lounge and the option to board first or last, we work closely with exclusive airport service providers around the globe to enhance your safety and minimise your journey time.

Eliminate air travel stress by having a security-cleared, personal agent coordinate your movements and whisk you through the airport...

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Premium class travel

In-flight services may not offer the usual experience but premium travel is likely to become more valuable than ever. The added privacy and roomier spaces of flying business or first class can provide the reassurance to those clients wishing to keep a safe distance from others. Alongside dedicated check-in and lounges, faster security processes and home-to-hotel luggage delivery options all provide for an easier and more enjoyable experience away from the crowds.

Enhanced airport experience

A service that very few people in the world are aware of... you can now have a ‘private jet experience’ even with a commercial flight, with your own lounge and check-in, security fast-track and more. You can bypass the commercial terminal routes and crowds – and with discretion guaranteed, this is the only way to ensure complete privacy and luxury.

Private jets

If you don’t want to plan around a flight, we can plan a flight around you. Travelling by private jet offers more flexibility with a boutique service, getting you where you need to be in absolute comfort, complete privacy and considerable style. You can fly from smaller, local airports; you are not required to enter main terminals of airports or arrive hours before your flight. These are escapes that take you from door to door.

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