Newsletter #2

June 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

ESTA Visa

Each traveller needs to complete their own application for a travel visa (ESTA) to the USA.

It is REALLY important that you triple check you have entered the correct passport details and spelling of your name.

 

Step 1. Go to this website to complete your ESTA application- https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

Step 2. Click 'New Application'... if you already have an ESTA from the last 12 months, you can still use your current one but need to update the details

Step 3. Click 'Individual Application'

Step 4. Click 'Confirm and Continue'

Step 5. Acknowledge you have read the two sections by clicking 'yes' at the bottom of each

Step 6. Click 'Next'

Step 7. Complete the online form. Triple check you have everything correct. Incorrect information can prevent you from travelling with the group with no refund available.

Use the address of our Hotel in New York as your USA address

Hotel Edison

228 W 47th Street, New York, NY 10036, United States

Step 8. Keep a record of the 'Application Number' that you are provided with.

Step 9. Check back on the same website in two days to confirm that it has been accepted. Click 'check existing application'

Step 10. Provide us with a copy of your approved ESTA application number through the Travel Gang Portal

When you get your ESTA approved, we need you to provide us with a copy of it by completing the form on your Travel Gang portal page.

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Ladies and Gentlemen....drum roll please!!!!!

We are thrilled to announce that we will be presenting the

FLIGHTS

All flights are now booked as per your INT or DOM preference selections. We are unable to make flight changes anymore. Delta/Virgin Airlines Flights​. Sometimes we have to split the group over two aircraft because our group is so large. We will ensure that families are together. There will always be a tour guide with each group.

 

 

Please note that these flights are subject to change by the airline.

HOTELS

Hilton Universal City, Hollywood - IN NEGOTIATION

The Grand Legacy at the Park, Anaheim - IN NEGOTIATION

Hotel Edison, New York - CONFIRMED

Waverly Renaissance, Atlanta - APPLICATION SUBMITTED THROUGH JTF 

All of these hotels are in THE BEST locations which will reduce our transit times.

ROOM ALLOCATIONS

All room allocations have now been created.

The above rooming allocation list has been created based on requests.

If you have any issues or would like to change your rooming allocation please contact us, particularly in relation to gender shared rooms.

Note that different tour prices apply based on how many people are in your room.

We will endeavour to accommodate all people with their choices, however, it is complex and we may not be able to fulfill every request.

LUGGAGE DIMENSIONS

Each passenger is permitted ONE checkin bag and ONE carry-on bag with the following dimensions;

T-Shirt Size

Please go to your Travel Gang portal and complete the T-Shirt Order form. It has been a long time since we collected your T-Shirt size so please go on and provide updated information.

 

ITINERARY

Our itinerary has not changed since last newsletter. To see the most current itinerary please click the link below. Please keep in mind the itinerary is subject to change.

UPGRADES

Information for flight upgrades has been posted in our Facebook group. Please see the post in the group if you would like to upgrade your flights. Accommodation upgrades will be advised as soon as we can confirm all prices.

Stand-by!

NEXT PAYMENT DUE: OCTOBER 1

The next payment amount per person is $ XXXX .00 AUD

You should have received an email with a link to your online payment portal. Please login to your portal prior to the 1st October to make your 3rd deposit/s. Please make your payment as the full amount and do not break up your payment into smaller installments. We are not able to track smaller installment payments. 

We are putting a temporary hold on tour bookings made by us on your behalf. This means that we are not committing your money to any other bookings until further notice. As a result, you can also hold off on making payments to us. The payments that were due to us in April, July and September are now on hold. At this stage, we expect we will need full payment by 1 October. This date may change depending on the demands from our vendors so we reserve the right to make adjustments if necessary.

This time frame allows us to defer decisions about the tour to a time where we can make a better assessment of the risks of travel.


We encourage you to set the money aside so that it remains allocated for your tour. We will continue to remind you to do this so that when the time comes you can then make the payment to us. 
 

FACEBOOK GROUP

This will be used for communication before and while on tour.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/KiwiAllStars2021/

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* Prices indicated on this website are in Australian dollars and are estimates only. Costs are determined by fluctuating exchange rates, groups numbers, ground tour component availability, inclusions and exclusions. All estimates should be taken as just that and understand that we have provided them in good faith as a ball park indication for your convenience..

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