Destination Journeys is the result of over 32 years in the travel industry, of which 28 have been owning and operating The Travellers Hut Kincumber.
During the course of 32 years I have travelled to the Asia region on over 60 occasions as either a guest of airlines, hotels, tour operators and tourist bureaus or on holiday. Educational and training experiences and escorting our Destination Journeys throughout the region.
Destination Journeys is the culmination of my experiences over the years . I’ve chosen destinations that are favourites of myself and my past clients combining experiences that allow you to fully immerse yourself into the sights, culture and cuisine. As your holiday is built from the ground up it allows your travel arrangements to be customised to suit your budget and requirements.
Featuring a personally selected range of hotels to complement and enhance your experiences. Catering for all budgets, so nobody misses out on a fabulous experience. There are usually too many choices when you start looking at accommodation to make your head spin, however I’ve chosen hotels for their standard and professionalism and not because they maybe perceived as being popular, as popularity is certainly no guarantee of quality.
Touring and experiences are vitally important to the success of your travel to any country. We rely heavily on our trusted tour operators and guides that we know offer you comprehensive touring and experiences. Again there is a lot of perceived touring choice available, however, not all are as they first seem… We ensure that the tours and inclusions we provide give you the experience you require to savour and enjoy each destination at it’s best.
During each season I host a number of Escorted Destination Journeys. Each journey is a result of having had many amazing experiences and visiting places that the large tour company’s either can not travel to or have deemed to out of the ordinary for main stream tourist. Destination Journeys Escorted was created so you can be immersed and experience the local life in each country .
Capped at a maximum of 12 guests. Our smaller numbers allow us to be flexible, enjoy unique experiences and visit places large groups cannot travel to. Allowing a more fulfilling personal experience and importantly we don’t overwhelm the local people with mass tourism.
Hoang Nguyen from Hoi An Vietnam joins us on our escorted journeys through Vietnam and Cambodia giving a locals perspective on every day of our journey to enhance our experience.
Destination Journeys relies on our preferred operators such as Luxperia, Insider Journeys, Viva Holidays, Asia DMC, and Heritage Line. With Tikka Tours and Travelscope in India and JTB in Japan. All of whom allow me to tweak their normal product range to suit your requirements.
I look forward in looking after your tailor-made independent travel arrangements or having you join one of the Escorted or carefully selected small group journeys. I will be personally assisting you to plan and book your holiday experience so you become fully immersed into your chosen destination.
E-mail GLENN at DESTINATION JOURNEYS for your next holiday.
DESTINATION JOURNEYS BOOKING CONDITIONS
All prices quoted are for payment by cash, cheque or direct deposit only, and are subject to availability and cost at the time of booking. A surcharge applies for payments made via credit card. Once your reservation has been confirmed and deposits paid the costs may change due to currency fluctuations in the Australian up until the time of final payment.
Payments for Destination Journeys can be made direct to our bank account or our office at The Travellers Hut.
THE TRAVELLERS HUT – client Travel account. Bendigo Bank Kincumber.
BSB 633000 ACCOUNT 1339 58249
Credit card payments can only be made when we can pass on the credit card details to the tour companies. Until the Covid 19 situation has ended we are not accepting credit cards.
A reputable and comprehensive Travel Insurance is essential for travel to the regions we travel to. The insurance policy cost is calculated on the number of days you will be away, however it is important that the policy be taken out when the booking is made, to cover any cancellation penalties that may apply from the time you make your reservation. We ensure that the cost of cancellation prior to travel is included in your insurance policy.
WARNING: There are a lot of Travel Insurance companies in the market claiming to offer you coverage, when in fact they only offer you part coverage or coverage that is no sufficient for your travel.
All arrangements are subject to the supplier’s (airlines/transport/accommodation/tour provider) regulations and conditions detailed on tickets, vouchers, travel brochures, at accommodation premises, on transport vehicles, or as advised at the time of booking.
CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENTS
With most bookings we do not charge for amendments while tailor making the bookings to suit your requirements. However once a deposit or payments have been made and you do have to alter or cancel your reservations there will be amendment fees and cancellation charges imposed by Destination Journeys, Airlines, transport, accommodation, tour operators and cruise providers. Please refer to the booking conditions of your provider for details. Every effort is made by our staff to minimise any fees incurred.
All deposits are fully non-refundable and once final payments have been made cancellation of up to 100 % will apply, and will also be dependent on conditions outlined by the airlines, hotels and operators booking conditions. Travel insurance is compulsory for all bookings made withe Destination Journeys and The Travellers Hut to cover for cancellation fees due to unforeseen circumstances.
SCHEDULE OF FEES THAT MAY BE CHARGED BY DESTINATION JOURNEYS AND THE TRAVELLERS HUT.
Destination Journeys and The Travellers Hut may charge the following fees for changes or cancellation to your booking over and above any fees charged by Airlines, Cruise companies, tour and accommodation providers.
ITINERARY PLANNING – $ 100 (Will be put towards your booking when the booking is made)
ACCOMMODATION / CAR / COACH / RAIL / FERRY ONLY BOOKINGS – $ 33
FREQUENT FLYER BOOKINGS – $ 100
ADDITIONAL NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT CHARGED BY DESTINATION JOURNEYS AND THE TRAVELLERS HUT – $ 165
VISA PROCESSING FEE (In addition to consular and courier charges) – $ 20
AMENDMENT FEE – $ 100
CANCELLATION (additional to your loss of deposits & operation cancellation fees) 10% of total booking or minimum $ 200
A valid passport is required to travel internationally (some countries insist the validity be for at least six months beyond your arrival home.) It is the passengers responsibility to ensure they have the correct validity left in their passport prior to travel. We will assist you with the requirements when you book your journey.
VISA AND DOCUMENTATION RESPONSIBILITIES
It is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure they have the appropriate documentation including visas. We are happy to assist you in determining visa requirements wherever possible. For most of the countries we offer you are required to apply for an arrival visa, usually before your depart Australia.
Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, India and other destinations require Australian citizens to have a visa to enter their country.
A word of warning: Ensure you use the official sites for any visa or arrival visa applications as there are bogus web sites that either charge you extra fees over and above the standard costs or indeed provide fake visas in which case you would be denied entry. Destination Journeys will assist you with the correct information and official visa application sites.
Vaccinations or medication maybe required for overseas travel. As we are not medically trained the staff at Destination Journey and The Travellers Hut are not permitted by Australian law to advise on any preventative medication that may need to be administered prior to or during travel .
Please check with your doctor for further details or visit Travelvax either in person or online.
As we are in the era of dynamic pricing by all airlines, with airfares constantly changing we usually do not include your flight in our journeys. Once we being to put your journey together we will search for the best available airfare options for your travel and book your flights for you.
Most airlines do not require you to reconfirm your flights, however we recommend you check your flight times with the local airline office to ensure that no alterations have been made to the flight schedules. We don’t want you to miss your flight due to a schedule alteration. We will monitor your flights and any change that we are made aware of we will inform you as soon as possible.
APPROXIMATE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
First Class: Usually 40 kg free baggage allowance per person.
Business Class: Usually 30 kg free baggage allowance per person.
Economy Class: Usually 20 kg free baggage allowance per person – With some airlines up to 23 kg or in some cases 30kg.
Please check with your consultant for dimension and weight information for your flights as details do vary from carrier to carrier.
YOUR LUGGAGE LIMITS WILL BE NOTED ON YOUR FLIGHT TICKETS
CHECK IN TIMES
Domestic flights – Check in at least 60 minutes prior to your scheduled flight departure.
International flights – Check in at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled flight departure.
Please allow additional check-in time on Public holidays, Friday afternoons, Monday mornings, Saturday and Sunday and also for destinations like USA where security checks can take a long time.
If you are a member of an airline frequent flyer programme, we can add your frequent flyer details into any flight booking we have made for you. Please retain your boarding passes and copies of tickets for frequent flyer point verification against your statement. Without these you may be unable to claim missing points.
We require your email and mobile numbers so we can keep in contact with you while you are travelling and in case of emergencies we require contact details of a family member that is not traveling with you.
MEDICAL or DIETARY REQUIRMENTS
Please advise us of any medical or dietary requirements you may have so we are able to advise our travel providers and guides to ensure your needs are met while you are travelling.
Should you have any questions regarding your travel, please contact Glenn at Destination Journeys and The Travellers Hut to assist you.