Perhaps this is your first time traveling abroad. Or maybe you are emerging from a travel hiatus and could use a refresher. Here is Ker & Downey’s international travel checklist to make sure you are ready to travel overseas.
Beginning October 1, there will be changes to the New Zealand entry requirements. Most visitors traveling to New Zealand will need to request a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) to enter the country. This new travel document joins the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy implemented earlier this year, and both will be making a positive impact on New Zealand’s future.
In August 2019 the Tanzanian government enacted a new visa-on-arrival handling process at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), effective immediately. The process is cumbersome, and involves standing in three different lines, adding a significant amount of time to arrivals. With this change in place, it is our recommendation that all clients entering through JRO obtain a visa prior to departure, either by applying at the embassy or consulate, or processing the visa online.
A handy tipping guide for everything you ever wanted to know about tipping, but hesitate to ask. Learning the ins-and-outs of tipping ahead of your journey is an important part of pre-travel prep.
As of June 17, 2019, Brazil is finally eliminating its costly visa program. This means citizens from the United States, Canada, Japan, and Australia will no longer have to pay $160 per person in advance to visit to Brazil. Make no mistake: this is a game changer for travel to Latin America and even more of a reason you should put Brazil on your travel radar.
Our clients often ask us what they should pack for a safari. Our women’s safari packing list gives you a good guideline for a 10-14 day safari in southern and eastern Africa (excluding a Kilimanjaro hike). The number one thing to consider when packing for a safari is to avoid overpacking. Small chartered flights on safari adhere to strict weight restrictions for all luggage.
Going on safari and not sure what to bring? Get some ideas with our men’s safari packing list, suggested for a 10-14 day safari in southern and eastern Africa.
Air travel might be the most stressful part of any trip. Ker & Downey’s Air Department shares 9 packing tips for getting through the airport quickly… and getting on with your travels without the stress.
The people in Ker & Downey’s Air Department have a combined 95 years in the travel industry, so they know a thing or two about air travel, and what you should do to help start your trip off on the right foot.
If it’s your first time to go on safari, your list of wildlife to see probably includes the “Big 5.” Spotting them on the safaris of today can still be challenging… unless you know where to look.