Frequently Asked Questions
Why are the prices of Travel Talk so affordable?
Travel Talk is a customer-oriented company. We use cost-effective control systems and work to keep the administration and operation expenses as low as possible while maintaining our high standard of service, to make our Travel Talk tours more affordable for you.
What does the tour cost include?
The cost of your tour includes the services mentioned in the "Inclusions" section on every tour page. It mainly covers accommodation, transportation, guide service, breakfasts, sightseeing activities and some other inclusions depending on your itinerary. The total tour cost consists of two payments: the tour price and the local payment.
What Is The Local Payment For ?
We know that it’s not always easy to have sufficient cash to cover the cost of your entire holiday in one go; especially when you book your flight ticket and tour at the same time. We aim to ease your cash needs through our pay easy system (http://traveltalktours.com/pay-easy-system.html) by dividing the tour cost into two payments: the tour price and the local payment. You just need to pay the tour price to purchase your travel and the compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. You can pay the local payment in GBP, EUR, USD or the local currency; however we advise you to pay the local payment in GBP in order to avoid exchange rate differences at the destination. The local payment is a part of the overall tour cost and it covers a portion of the local expenses at the destination, including transportation, expenses of the local guide and the operation. The local payment does not cover extra costs like additional meals, entry fees, drinks, tips, personal expenses or other type of travel costs which are not stated in the “Inclusions” section.
What are the optional extras?
You can find detailed information in the "Your Budget" section of each tour’s page and also in the pre-departure file of the destination you are travelling to. Please also check our "Inclusions" sections for the services which are included in the tour cost.
Is my money safe when booking a tour with Travel Talk?
We are a member of ABTA, Association of British Travel Agents, membership number Y600X. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you an arbitration scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of this contract. The scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently. It is a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you for cost. Safeguarding your adventure holiday is important to us. You can be sure your holiday is secured and fully financially protected. Unrelatedly, we always oblige to provide customers with a high quality of service that align with the policies and objectives of Travel Talk.
What type of people travel with Travel Talk?
Most of our passengers ("Travel Talkers") tend to be between the ages of 18 and 39, but more mature travellers with a young outlook are also welcomed. The majority of Travel Talkers are from Australia, New Zealand, Britain, America, Canada or Europe.
I’m travelling alone; do I need to pay the single supplement?
There are always single travellers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveller of the same sex, then you do not need to pay the supplement. The single supplement is for travellers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour. Please note this option is not always available, especially for sailing tours.
Is it safe to book online through your booking form?
Yes, it is absolutely safe as the system is secured by 128-bit SSL.
Do I need to get my visa beforehand or can I get it on arrival at the airport?
Detailed information is available on the pre-departure files of the relevant destinations. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Please consult your travel agent or visa service well in advance to determine which visas you will require and how to obtain them. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could result in you not being allowed to enter the destination and could result in considerable expenses and inconvenience. Please also remember that on some tours you will need multiple visas to enter the same country more than once.
How can I get to my tour destination?
It is your responsibility to arrive at your tour’s destination on time. Travel Talk tours do not include any form of transportation to your tour destination.
How can I get to my arrival hotel or meeting point?
If your tour includes arrival transfer from the airport, you will be taken to your arrival hotel or meeting point. If your tour does not include arrival transfer from the airport, the meeting points are pre-determined and made available to you in your pre-departure file and our website prior to the commencement of your tour. In the case that you miss your welcome meeting or the departure of the tour, you can keep in touch with your tour guide to amend the situation and catch up with the group.
Are airport transfers included and how do I arrange it?
Most of our tours include airport transfers. If stated that an arrival transfer is included, you will be picked up from the airport on the first day of your tour, at any time. You must inform our call centre of your flight details (date of flight, flight number, arrival time and name of travellers) 10 days prior to your arrival for the confirmed arrangement of your transfer. You will be picked up by a Travel Talk representative holding a Travel Talk sign at the airport. Please also check "Airport Transfer" information in the "Inclusions" section of every tour’s page. Airport transfer/s are only available if stated under the “Inclusions” section of your selected tour.
How can I book a tour?
You have few options to book a tour;
How can I pay for my tour?
For standard bookings, a non-refundable deposit of £60 per person is required. All bookings will be confirmed by Travel Talk in writing to the lead passenger along with confirmation of balance payment details. The tour balance for all bookings will be direct debited from the payment details given at the time of booking 60 days prior to the departure date of the tour; if there is a failure to complete the payment Travel Talk reserves the right to cancel the reservation. For travel show and exhibition bookings, the required non-refundable deposit may be lower than £60 per person. Bookings made at the shows are subject to confirmation by Travel Talk within 15 days. Credit or debit cards (Master/Visa/Debit cards) can be used to pay for your tours.
Can I book a pre or post tour accommodation?
Depending on your destination, dates and hotel availability, we may be able to arrange pre/post-tour accommodation with our special prices. Please contact us for detailed information.
What about spending money?
In “Your Budget” section of every tour’s page, you can find the average daily spending money for optional activities, entrance fees, meals & drinks and personal expenses.