Signature Trips

JOURNEASE TRAVEL SPECIALISTS believe the perfect itinerary creates a balance between substance & leisure time, allowing you to experience every destination to its fullest. This selection of tours and cruises have been hand-picked with this balance in mind. We choose quality & value with every one of our departures, and identify these itineraries as our Signature Trips!

Travel Agents in Demand due to COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19’s first victim was the hospitality industry and did it ever feel the effects of the virus!

Those that had vacations planned for this year were faced with fears and uncertainties that included possible loss of deposits on future trips, quarantining requirements upon entering states and countries, and overall safety concerns.

If you did not work with a travel agent in planning your vacation you may have been in crisis mode attempting to get through to companies with call centers that were challenging to reach or hotels with limited resources due to furloughs.

Local travel agents that have personal relationships with their clients were able to continue to work while using social distancing guidelines returning calls and processing refunds.

Over the past few months, agents have taken the time to educate their clients about dream destinations to inspire future safe travel.

As the United States is opening and Europe has opened for their citizens we are beginning to be inundated with questions from new clients as to how to book travel and what will be required to ensure safety.

Once a simple trip to see a family member across the country is no longer a simple task.

Travel agents often work with partners to be able to offer travel insurance which may be in demand now more than ever as money is tight for a lot of people and a lot of people are coming to terms with the fact that “the unexpected is expected.”

Travel agents that have a true passion for travel and niche for customer service will have also taken this time to gain additional travel certifications educating themselves in cruising, international travel, or tours.

Journease Travel Specialists is a boutique travel agency located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania specializing in the creation of customized travel packages for intimate parties in the form of trips and tours. An agent can be reached by calling 717-462-4806.

Guided Tours

We work with a variety of high quality and reputable tour operators that provide safe, comfortable & desirable tours.  With a guided tour you don’t have anything to think about, all the details are taken care of. The planning is already done for you & you get to just take in the sights!

Corporate Travel

At Journease Travel Specialists we understand and respect that your time is valuable. We’ll dedicate a Travel Consultant to you, so that they can get to know your preferences, likes, dislikes, traveling expectations, etc, and make suggestions appropriately. Contact our expert staff to discuss the options for your Corporate Travel Planning and let the details to us.

Do I need a Travel visa?

Inquire if a Visa is required before the purchase of an airline ticket and avoid an unexpected surprise. 

Are you aware that  some countries abroad require that you obtain a VISA for entry (a specific a stamp endorsed in your passport). We provide assistance with completing the process of applying for an International VISA. We suggest that you begin this process 60 days prior to your travel date. Kindly note, that this service requires an appointment.

Traveling abroad doesn’t have to be confusing if you know the right things before you go.

Ten Reasons to get travel insurance

We understand that purchasing Travel Insurance can seem like an unnecessary expense, but the coverage could come in handy when you least expect it.

  1. You’ve been planning & preparing for your vacation for months, but just as your packing for the big adventure, someone becomes ill and all of a sudden, you are not able to travel. Or there is an expected death in the family. Your house floods, you can’t get off work or you are subpoenaed for jury duty. With Trip Cancellation Coverage, you’ll be able to recover your out-of-pocket expenses for these covered reasons and more.
  2. You have to abort a trip because something happens to you, your traveling companion or a family member at home and getting home quickly may be very expensive. With Trip Interruption Coverage you’ll be able to recover your pre-paid non-recoverable extra costs of returning home early or if continuing as a single traveler, if your companion has to return early.
  3. You’ve planned a cruise but you discover the connecting flight to get to the ship is delayed, preventing you from getting to the pier on time to board your cruise.  With Missed Connection Coverage, you can take another flight to catch the ship at the next port-of-call. You may also have assistance services to help you arrange and pay for those travel changes.
  4. You and your friends have planned a hiking trip to climb Machu Picchu since college. After your first night in Lima, you wake with severe stomach pains and a high fever. You cannot start your hike. Instead, you need emergency medical care. This could become very expensive. Will your medical insurance coverage extend to out-of-country providers? Probably not, but no worries, because with Travel Medical Coverage you can file a claim for re-reimbursement of these unexpected out-of-pocket expenses once you return home.
  5. During your trip to Spain, you are involved in an accident and you have to be airlifted to the nearest hospital and eventually returned to the states by a private medical jet. Medical Evacuation Coverage will cover you for this.
  6. You’ve planned an excursion to Egypt for years, but weeks before leaving a terrorist attack occurs. The airports are closed, Egypt is in chaos and the State Department has issued a warning against travel to Egypt at this time. It would be unwise to travel now, but you would lose all the monies you’ve paid for the trip if you cancel.  With Terrorism Coverage you can cancel your trip without losing any money.
  7.  Your special day has finally arrived – your destination wedding at a beautiful resort in St Lucia, but your luggage has been delayed … with your wedding dress, shoes & all your personal items. You only have 2 days before the big event. With Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Luggage Coverage, you can relax. You can purchase new articles of clothing, essentials, and even new luggage, with peace of mind that you’ll be reimbursed for these unexpected expenses and you can get on with the festivities.
  8. It’s your first trip to Europe and while you’re sitting at a cafe enjoying an espresso, you reach for your wallet to pay and suddenly realize that your passport and wallet have been stolen. Where do you turn for assistance in obtaining emergency cash, and how will you get your passport replaced? With Coverage For Lost Passports and a 24-Hour Emergency Hotline, you’ll have assistance with provided emergency cash and expediting the process of replacing and paying for a new passport.
  9. You’ve planned a trip to the home country of your family heritage, but on your way, the train is canceled for mechanical repairs. You don’t speak the language. Who can help you locate alternative transportation? With Emergency Assistance Services the cost of the service will be refunded and Travel Experts will be located and pay for transportation to get you where you want to be.
  10. 24-Hour Travel Assistance Hotline*.   Peace of mind that there is always someone to reach out too. Travel experts can help you replace a lost passport, get medical care in an emergency, re-accommodate you, call for roadside assistance if your rental car breaks down, and solve other travel dilemmas. The customer service department will speak your native language.
    *Most travel insurance plans include free access to a 24-hour travel assistance hotline.