December 16, 2016

To all the last minute shoppers, frustrated and lacking inspiration this season. We have a solution and its simple, the gift of travel. Do not spend the next couple of days fighting for a car space at the mall  or standing in long lines. Instead take our advice, we have done all the research all you have to do is read!

Each year with the arrival of Christmas comes the long list of must haves. And lets face it, with the rise of technology everything is getting more complex, expensive and less meaningful. We all dream about traveling, whether it be to the beaches of the Caribbean or the historic centers of a European city. This season you, your loved ones and friends can stop dreaming  and start planning!!

We’ve compiled a list of airlines and agencies that offer gift certificates or gift cards. Send that special someone on a trip this Christmas or give a head start to the one planning their backpacking adventure across the world.


Here’s what you need to know:

AIRLINES 

AIR CANADA

This season Air Canada’s gift card gives travelers the freedom to fly to any of the airlines 190 destinations. The card can also be used to pay for travel options and certain perks like advance seat selection etc. In addition when redeemed the gift card is compatible with other forms of payment. Select any amount starting at just $25 CAD and going up to $2000 CAD. (Can be used only by persons residing in Canada & US)

Choose from:

  1. Plastic Card – Create up to 4 cards,  include a personal message and have them delivered to your address for you to hand them out personally. Note: shipping and delivery may be an extra cost.
  2.  Virtual Card- Send up to 4 gift cards to different email addresses. Delivery is free and the recipient receives the gift card 48 hours by email after it was purchased and can use it right away.

https://www.aircanada.com/en/giftcard/

 

AMERICAN AIRLINES

The airline flies to 80 domestic destinations and 83 international destinations. This season American Airlines is offering the options of  either a plastic card and have it mailed or a virtual card delivered via email. Select any amount starting at just $50 US and going up to $1500 US. (Can be used only by persons residing in US, Puerto Rice or US Virgin Islands)

  1. Plastic Card -Create up to 8 cards include a personal message and have them delivered to your address for you to hand them out personally. Note: shipping and delivery may be an extra cost.
  2. Virtual Card- Send up to 8 gift cards to different email addresses. Delivery is free and the recipient receives the gift card immediately by email after it was purchased but  can only use it after 72 hours.

https://giftcards.aa.com/

 

THOMAS COOK AIRLINES

The airline flies to over 65 destinations around the world. This season Thomas Cook Airlines is offering the options of  either a plastic card and have it mailed or a virtual card delivered via email. Select any amount starting at just 10 GBP and going up to 5000 GBP. (Can be used only by persons residing in the UK)

  1. Plastic Card -Create any number of gift  cards have them delivered to your address for you to hand them out personally. Note: shipping and delivery may be an extra cost. This card is re-loadable.
  2. Virtual Card- Send one card at a time to the recipient’s email address, include a personal message. Delivery is free and the recipient receives the gift card 24 hours by email after it was purchased.

http://bit.ly/2hHjSWD

 

AGENCIES

FLIGHT CENTRE

With over 80 high street stores in the UK , Flight Centre’s expert travel consultants and customer service team are completely hands on. As a travel agency they specialize in flights and holidays. This season the agency is offering gift cards that can be purchased over the phone or in store. Select any amount starting at just 10 GBP and going up to 1000 GBP; you can also purchase multiple cards. (Can be used only by persons residing in the UK)

http://www.flightcentre.co.uk/customer-services/travel-gift-cards

 

LIBERTY TRAVEL

With stores across the United States, Liberty Travel takes care of all traveler needs. Offering flights, holiday packages and cruises. This season Liberty Travel is offering gift cards only  available at their stores. Select any amount and collect the card instantly; you can also purchase more than one. (Can be used only by persons residing in the US)

http://www.libertytravel.com/stores

GOING PLACES TRAVEL

Going Places Travel is located in Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Bequia, Carriacou, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & USA.  The company is equipped to handle flights, holiday planning, cruises and sight seeing arrangements. This season the agency is offering gift cards that are redeemable in any Going Places Travel office (except the USA offices) and can be used towards any kind of travel including cruises, tours, hotels, flights, car rental and travel insurance.

http://www.goingplacestravel.com/about-us/gift-cards.html

ACCOMMODATION 

AIRBNB

This year Airbnb has also joined in with the idea of a travel gift card. This time though the card can be used towards accommodation around the world; simply create an Airbnb account and the rest is easy. The card value goes all the way up to 250 US. Please note, the gift card cannot be used to purchase other gift cards or applied to a reservation of 28 nights or more. Gift Cards cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value or redeemed for cash.

https://www.airbnb.com/gift