Proper Prior Preparation Prevents a Poor Experience

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Traveling domestically and internationally requires a significant amount of coordination and planning. When planning an international trip there are often prerequisite(s) before entering the country.  Many Americans get frustrated before planning a trip, due to the complexity associated with obtaining passports, visas, and the inability to communicate in the native language.

It is estimated roughly 42% of the US population holds a valid passport. The United States has the fifth most powerful passport in the world. This means US citizens can visit 166 countries without a visa. With that said, do not preclude yourself from visiting countries where a visa is required, because many of these processes to obtain a visa are as simple as showing your passport and paying a fee. Some countries allow you to obtain a visa upon entry like Egypt and Turkey or you may obtain an evisa or apply for the visa process in countries like China.

As a member of Ketour Travel Club, all the planning of each trip is taken care of for you. All you must do is sign up, pay for your trip, ensure your passport is up-to-date, and follow any requirements Ketour Travel Club specifies are necessary for travel into the country. Ketour Travel Club will also help prepare you with information on cultural norms, whether to tip and how to tip, currency conversion, and countless other tips to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.

Additional services that can make for a smoother trip are known traveler numbers, as known as TSA Pre✓ and Global Entry. TSA Pre✓ is a program specifically for domestic travelers saving you time and stress. The membership cost is $85 and lasts 5 years. TSA Pre✓ allows you to speed through security and it does not require you to remove your shoes, laptops, liquids, belts, and light jacket. Global Entry is for those who travel internationally and want to reduce the time spent going through customs. The cost of Global Entry is $100 and is good for 5 years. Both programs require an in-person interview and a background check as part of eligibility. Check with your credit card provider, as some providers (Platinum Delta SkyMiles AMEX Credit Card) offer reimbursement of either the TSA Pre✓ fee or Global Entry fee to their members.

Ketour Travel Club can help you to understand how to maximize the benefits you currently have with different card providers and provide additional tips and tricks.  Join Ketour Travel Club by visiting https://ketourtravel.com/join-ketour-travel-club/Do not forget to subscribe to my newsletter, follow the Ketour YouTube channel, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

 

Roseland Hupp

Roseland Hupp

I am Roseland, and I travel, write, and take plenty of photos of different cities and countries I have travelled to around the world. My blog is for everyone who yearns to travel and learn about the diverse countries of the world. Subscribers to this blog will gain unique insight to travel through hands-on interactions rather than a hands-off perspective of a being a foreigner in a new land. Each post will reflect the truth of the locale it represents without any sugar coating added. You can learn more about me here.

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