• Test Yourself, Ladies: Are You Ready or Your First Solo Trip?

    Test Yourself, Ladies: Are You Ready or Your First Solo Trip?

    Here is a checklist to answer privately and honestly. The Women’s Travel Group has many first timers!

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    Are you ready for the physical part of travel: moving luggage/tolerating plane rides/getting through airport crowds?

    If you live in a rural setting expect street noise and prepare for it with earplugs. Claustrophobic? Get help before you travel. Bad back/legs? Make sure your luggage is light and that you can move it both sideways and dragging.

    Do you have special needs? Diet?

     
  • Flight Cancellations: What to do Immediately

    Flight Cancellations: What to do Immediately

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    Our group in Argentina

    Flight cancellation Triage from www.thewomenstravelgroup.com especially during the pandemic era. Let’s face it, some airlines are not going to survive this disaster.

    The FAA cancelled flights of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 planes.  Here is what you need to do immediately if this or another crisis has hurt your travel plans. 

    If in the US: call your airline-on the local number not the 800; it might be faster. The local number will be on the airline site and you should keep it in your contacts in your phone anyway.…

     
  • “Invisible” Senior Women Travelers are Ignored

    International Women’s Day and Women’s Travel Rights 

    from       The Women’s Travel Group

    When traveling do you feel invisible? 

    Sense being ignored by the maitre d’ while business folks are welcomed?

    If so, you are an invisible probably retired woman traveler.

    Don’t get mad, get firm. 

    Don’t shout. 

    Learn to repeat.

    Complain to the right person.

    Hotel reception is poor? Get the card of the assistant or general manager. Are talking to is the person on the card. (That will be rare).…

     
  • Is Travel Scarier than Learning to Drive?

    Is Travel Scarier than Learning to Drive?

     

    Are you afraid to take your first trip with our group or anyone else? Many women admit yes.  Women of our age have surmounted  first steps and survived, often with a terrific high and new self importance.

    First day of school?  I was 5 and it was first grade in a New York public school: Public School 9.   I recall the teacher clearly: a nice middle aged Mrs. Levine with a soft voice and tricks to get us engaged.

     
  • 5 Recent Travel Headlines and How They Effect Your Trips

    5 Recent Travel Headlines and How They Effect Your Trips

    5 Recent Travel Headlines and What They Mean to Your Trips

    Please send us headlines or rumors about travel and we will be your detective. Email them here

    Fuel Costs are Up and this means ticket prices might rise. Most of us remember that huge $$ amount called Fuel Surcharges; it morphed into a vague phrase called International Charges but remained something you pay for in your taxes. Expect some increases. 

    The Dollar is remaining strong and this means that airline taxes for international tickets might fall as they are in foreign currencies.

     
  • Gene Autry and Your Next Trip? Watch here and share with other women

    We recently received a call from a the woman said: I have not traveled since my husband died and I think it is time to GET BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN. Her reference to the vintage Gene Autry song had us hunting on utube, to hear him sing. We realized that her reference meant something only to women of a certain age.  Autry appeared in 93 films, and between 1950 and 1956 hosted The Gene Autry Show television series. We, of that age, remember him from his Christmas songs and his straight shooting brave and honest roles.

     
  • Labor Day is for Women

    The Women’s Travel Group Wishes you a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend

    Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. (Wikipedia). We all know Labor Day as the unofficial end of Summer and the beginning of planning for the Autumn and Winter.

    Labor Day is also about women and our contributions to our country.

     
  • New TSA Regulations for Women Travelers

    New TSA Regulations and Old Ones You Forgot

    TSA is always refining their rules; adding new ones, or changing old ones. Recently TSA stopped allowing powder in carry on luggage. Any passenger on an international flight bound for the US who is carrying 12 ounces or more of powder cosmetics or talcum powder, dried spices, or protein mix must now place it in checked luggage,  If you do carry more than 12 oz. TSA will likely toss your powder, delay your movements and search you more thoroughly.

     
  • LOW and NO Tech Travel Hints- for Women Travelers

    Each time I see an article about travel technology, my brain melts. Most of us, of a certain age, are just not interested in technology. Yes, we want a smartphone that works, wifi information and maybe a GPS. Beyond that, we just want a written document with all the details of our trip.

    If you do not know how to operate your phone, stop right here and go to the Apple Store or wherever you bought it and learn basics.

    Are we Luddites?

     
  • OUR PARTNERS AWARDED BEST TOUR OPERATOR TO INDIA

    OUR PARTNERS AWARDED BEST TOUR OPERATOR TO INDIA

    DISCOUNTS ON AIRFARES, WHILE IT LASTS

    AWARD-WINNING TRIP: FESTIVALS OF INDIA TRIP THIS YEAR WITH TIGERS

    OCT 29-NOV 10 PLUS ADD TIGER VIEWING

    5 Reasons Women Avoid India and 5 Reasons They Can’t-Wait to Return. 

    Fear of the Unknown    Fear of Poverty    Fear of Beggars    Fear of Exotic Food    Fear of Bathrooms

    Five reasons women cannot wait to make their second trip.

    Spectacular sites, even tigers in the wild     Fabulous hotels with spas    Colorful people in brilliant garb    Terrific international food    Amazing bargains in fun markets

    PLUS THIS YEAR SOME OF THE BEST AIRFARES AND DIRECT FLIGHTS TO INDIA. 

     
 
 
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