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At Malmberg Travel, we enjoy the luxury of offering our clients a rare combination of qualities -- dedicated and experienced management, personalized service and advanced technological booking services which, together, provide for all of your travel needs. As a branch of Tzell Travel Group, and member of Travel Leaders Group, the largest traditional travel agency company in the United States ($18 billion in sales) and Signature Travel Network, we are routinely called upon to use the vast resources and capabilities that come with being an industry leader. We consistently arrive at client solutions with a level of dedication, detail, and personal service associated with a boutique agency.
Mission: The world was meant to be explored. We seek out the heart of a destination and create vacations so amazing, you'll want to tear up your return ticket. It's those pure life experiences that will open up your soul with unforgettable memories
COVID 19 update-
In light of new CDC advisories as well as airline, cruise line, hotel, and tour operator policies that continue to evolve, we want you to be confident that we are in contact with all of the above daily while the Coronavirus is still of concern. We will continue to keep you apprised of the situation as it pertains to your travel booked with us.
First and foremost, your health, safety and peace of mind is of utmost importance to JCo! We plan to be your travel advisors for all the years to come, and this is just one of the many times we hope our service makes life easier for you. Each one of us filter health, safety and peace of mind through different lenses, so your travel decisions must be made by you, and made by your determination on what is best for you and your family, along with advice from your family Dr if so needed.
I can tell you briefly what has been decided by Team JCo:
Nicole is currently cruising on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas with her family for spring break.
Kristina is leaving for Mexico to do resort inspections tomorrow.
Janelle is hosting a group of 50 to Mexico in 10 days. Amy Jo is going along on that trip. Janelle is also also planning to take her family on a cruise for Spring Break. They will not be visiting any countries that have any advisories from the WHO or CDC.
Ali will also be traveling internationally for her family’s spring break in less than two weeks.
Loryl is currently in Barcelona with her family for a soccer clinic for her sons. They started their journey with a few nights in Paris to take in the sights.
Kathy and Nicole are going to be checking out the new Virgin Voyage ship, Scarlet Lady, on an inaugural cruise out of Miami next week.
We have no intention of making any changes to our travel plans. That being said, we are healthy humans. We do not have any immuno-suppressed conditions that would cause us concern.
Should the situation in the destinations where we are traveling change between now and time of travel, we will make modifications accordingly. Otherwise we plan to enjoy life, be smart, and continue to make incredible memories.
Here are our recommendations regarding your upcoming travel plans:
For travel through the end of March 2020:
Please contact your doctor if you are concerned about your vacation. See what professional advice she/he may have for you personally, then contact your JCo agent. Many cruise lines, airlines, tour operators, and hotels have put temporary policies in place that can help you make smart decisions for immediate travel plans.
For travel through the end of April 2020:
Please allow us, the airlines, cruise lines and hotels to work with those who are most immediately impacted. As the situation continues to evolve, new policies, procedures and information will be released.
As you are already aware, information regarding COVID-19 is very fluid. The information we have today could be very different next week or the next.
Please be assured, we are staying informed from all credible sources.
For travel through the end of May 2020 and beyond:
Please do not make any decisions today for travel in May. It's too far off. If we need to make modifications to your plans for May, we'll be able to make much more informed decisions within the next month.
Not only is your safety, health and peace of mind important to us, but your financial investment is as well. Cancelling or delaying your travel plans too early can result in penalty and cancellation fees. If the situation were to worsen, those could be waived by our suppliers.
However, if the situation were to improve, how sad it would be to have missed an incredible opportunity that you've planned and prepared for.
Here are things that you may not be seeing: People are traveling! We have no less than 50 clients traveling TODAY. We have clients all over Europe (except Italy), the Caribbean, Mexico, on cruises, in Disney World, Disneyland, and so many other destinations, right now. We've gotten nothing but great feedback from each of them over the weekend. In a world where it's very difficult to know what or whom to believe because we have so much information thrown our way, I still recommend that you seek out reputable sources for your information.
As of this morning, the CDC has Level 3 Warnings for the following countries:
China, Iran, South Korea, Italy.
Level 2 Advisory:
The REST OF THE WORLD has no current warnings or advisories.
CDC Map of Warnings and Advisories
Here is the CDC’s website so you can monitor yourself if you’d like. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Should everyone travel to the rest of the world right now? NO.
If you are elderly, immunosuppressed, or have ongoing illnesses, you should be contacting your Dr, who will likely advise against cruising, and could be a case by case basis for other types of travel. If worrying while traveling is going to ruin your long-awaited trip, then that could be a no as well.
Should you take every health and safety precaution when traveling? ABSOLUTELY. And you should continue to do so, long after the word "Corona" is out of our vocabulary (unless it's the beer you're enjoying on the beach).
If you have any questions, please ask. Don't panic. Don't believe everything you see and hear. However, seek out the credible resources in order to make your best decisions in the coming months.
And, pray for those who are affected by this situation. Wash your hands frequently. Travel smart.
Here are some links for just a sampling of how some of the travel industry is handling the Corona Virus:
United Airlines- https://hub.united.com/united-coronavirus-covid19-safety-update-2645397564.html
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines- https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/itinerary-updates
Norwegian Cruise Lines- https://www.ncl.com/travel-alert/coronavirus
Southwest Airlines - https://www.southwest.com/Coronavirus/?clk=CORONAVIRUS_TA
We are here for YOU! We are in your corner always, and are available to do our best as we work though these uncertain times together. If we need to cancel, postpone, or reschedule your travel, please know we will go above and beyond to advocate on your behalf, and make it as painless for you as possible.
Thank you for continuing to allow JCo to be a part of your creating priceless memories!
Your Travel Professionals,
southwest.com Coronavirus Update - Southwest Airlines
🎉🎉Exciting Disney news this am🎉🎉
There is a new options when it comes to Disney World dining plans... Disney Dining Plan Plus!
This plan is EXACTLY what I have been wishing they had for years and gives you the flexibility of the Deluxe plan but has just the right amount of food like the Regular dining plan.
If you are interested in upgrading to this plan or would like a quote for a trip with this plan email [email protected]
Disney Cruise Line is releasing their Summer 2021 itineraries for booking this week.
In summer 2021, Disney Cruise Line will sail a variety of itineraries around the world including a return to Greece – back by popular demand – and exciting and varied European destinations, Alaska ports and tropical locales. Plus, Disney Cruise Line will visit three first-time ports of call in Greece, Sweden and Norway.
Platinum, Gold or Silver Castaway Club members, can book before they go on sale to the general public.
• February 25, 2020: Platinum Members
• February 26, 2020: Platinum and Gold Members
• February 27, 2020: Platinum, Gold and Silver Members
• February 28, 2020: all Guests
💵 Remember, this is when you will get the best pricing, as the ship fills up, the price goes up!!!!
Happy 50th Birthday Jeremy!!!!! 🎉
Well I pretty much celebrate this holiday every day 😍 but would love to see some fun pictures of your sweet babies!!! #kathyjcotravel #loveyourpetday #petsofinstagram #lovemydog #lovemycat #rescuedog #rescuecat
♥️ Happy Valentine’s Day ♥️
❤️ Last minute Gift ♥️
Virgin Voyages the first adults only cruise line is ready to set sail! It will be an unforgettable experience🚢⚓️🌊🧜🏽♀️🧜🏽♂️🔥🤩❤️
Book now with our LIMITED TIME OFFER and receive up to $400 onboard credit plus more of what’s already included On Us. Contact me at [email protected] or 703-618-1885 today to get all the deets.
#kathyjcotravel #virginvoyages #NewYearNewShipNewYou #rebelliousluxe
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Can’t wait for this event!!! Last year was amazing; we raised over $50,000 which has gone toward sports equipment, snacks, blankets, and more for kiddos in need. I can’t wait to see what we do this year. If you’re in PA (or even if you aren’t), this is a cant-miss event. If you aren’t able to attend but would like to support the foundation, stay tuned for auction items and opportunities to donate! Even check with your employer, as my husbands employer has a match program, that’s free money that can go to the kids 😊
Spring Break in Europe 🇬🇧🇮🇹🇫🇷
Take advantage of last chance savings up to $400 per person on select Adventures by Disney itineraries with this limited-time offer.
✈️Book By: March 26, 2020. Travel Dates: January 5 through April 30, 2020
Land Itineraries: Save $400 Per Person
Savings: $400 per person ($1,600 for a family of 4¹; $800 per couple on Adult-Exclusive departures⁴)
Destinations: Select itineraries throughout Europe, Book By: March 26, 2020
Travel Dates: January 5 through April 30, 2020
Save on the following select Adventures by Disney vacations*:
✈️Europe England and France March 13 & 27, 2020
✈️Italy March 27, 2020
April 14, 2020
Reach out for more information at [email protected] or 703-618-1885
Tell me - where in the world is the best pizza you’ve ever had while traveling?✈️🍕
My fave is in the comments below and I can’t wait to have it in just a few weeks!
#kathyjcotravel #nationalpizzaday #luxurytravelexperts #jcosintheknow #jcocangetyouthere #jcotravel
OMG, you guys! I feel like this is what we've all been waiting for!
It’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is out in movie theaters. “The Mandalorian” is streaming on Disney+. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance just opened inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland® Park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in Florida.
And it’s about to get even better. Reservations will open later this year for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, which debuts in 2021 at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. This new two-day and two-night vacation is an all-immersive experience that will take your Clients to a galaxy far, far away in a way that only Disney could create.
“Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a completely new type of experience,” says Ann Morrow Johnson, executive producer for Walt Disney Imagineering. “You’re going to live onboard a star cruiser…and you can get wrapped up in the larger Star Wars story.”
Check out this new video below for more from Ann Morrow, as she explains how this galactic adventure will unfold and gives just a taste of what your Clients will experience as they live out their own Star Wars story in an entirely new way.
Let me know if you'd like to be kept in-the-know about all the latest Star Wars updates!
Reservations will open later this year for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, which debuts in 2021 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This new two-day and...
Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about cruising with Royal Caribbean from the comfort of your own home- PJ’s and wine optional. 😉
JCo Travel and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line are hosting a special 1-hour virtual presentation at 7pm on Feb 12th.
Join us for this special online event and receive a Booking Bonus for any new sailing booked afterwards!
Back story- The Porter children lost their father in October to a brain aneurysm. The Heart of JCo had reach out their to mother, Shalon, to see what they could do to make Christmas magical for them. 3 hours after their 1st conversation, we received word Shalon had passed away as well, leaving these 4 precious littles without either parent, RIGHT before Christmas. We launched a fundraising campaign immediately, and boy did our community, and the travel community, come through!
The bank would not allow Karen, (Gramma), to take over the payments on the family van, as it was in Dad's name. So they were without a suitable family vehicle, and living in a small 2 bedroom apartment. During our 1st TV interview with the family, Dylan said what it would mean to him to go to Disney World, somewhere their parents had always hoped to take them someday. THoJCo then made that our next mission as well.
This was our big reveal surprising the family with their new Dodge Grand Caravan, and an all expense paid trip to Walt Disney World. This will be good for your soul
I have an irrational fear of losing my passport before/during travel. Like I keep checking it in my lock box (as if it could bust out of there) and when I’m traveling I check it multiple times (again as if it would grow legs and walk away). Who else is team #passportparanoia #kathyjcotravel #internationaltravel #passportready
The Heart of JCo
We have a big surprise tonight for the Porter Family that we hope to live stream, probably around 6:00 tonight!
Make sure you are following the page so you are notified when we go live, if warm fuzzy moments and happy tears are your sort of thing 😉🤫
I’m just gonna leave this right here. I mean, which kind of vacay would you rather have? 🤷🏼♀️😜
The Monday Blues are looking the only shade I want them to be.... 💙😎
What’s the Super Bowl situation in your house? 🏈🌭☀️
Share your thoughts below! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
JCo Travel LLC
🏰 Contest Time 🏰
Again with our obsession with Baby Yoda or "The Child"... but he'll always be Baby Yoda to us.
🏰 Like our page,
🏰 Either Tag a JCo Agent you have worked with, or a Friend you think could use a JCo Agent for their next vacation 😁
We will use a random number generator next Weds evening to select a winner for their very own new "Baby Yoda Spirit Jersey" in your size (S-XL), (this one is Janelle's 😊).
Spring break is right around the corner! Where do you want to go? If you’re not sure yet, follow along this week as I feature some of our top picks for destinations and resorts, and maybe even a deal or two 😉 Wherever you want to go, I can get you there! (703)618-1885 or [email protected] #kathyjcotravel #springbreak #familyvacation #travel
Spring Break is coming soon! Reach out to [email protected] or 703-618-1885!
NOW Sapphire has recently completed a 12 million dollar renovation! That is a huge investment waiting for you to enjoy! #NowSapphire
ALL NEW ACCOMMODATIONS AND SERVICES
• New beachfront, swim out suites
• New Family Suites with guaranteed connecting rooms
• New Master Suite room categories
• All suites updated with refreshed décor
• Brand-new beachfront wedding venue (terrace fitting up to 120 people)
ENHANCED ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
• New features at Explorer’s Club for kids with fun-filled waterpark experience including a splash park
• New family water park with slides for adults and kids
• Enhanced fitness center (air-conditioned yoga room added)
When do you want to travel?
I saw you online looking for a travel agent. You asked for recommendations and among all of the comments, you liked mine.
You. Liked. Mine.
You appreciate my planning, my knowledge of Travel ...
Shortly after, you messaged me. You even went and liked my page.
We exchanged messages about what you need for your vacation and I sent you pricing.
You didn’t reply.
You ghost me.
You'll be back. You need somebody dedicated, organized, and professional.
You need me. I’ll be planning your vacation.
We will work together.
I just know it.
#You #netflix #funnyJoke #repost #kathyjcotravel
At JCo Travel we enjoy the luxury of offering our clients a rare combination of qualities -- dedicated and experienced management, personalized service and advanced technological booking services which, together, provide for all of your travel needs. Member of Travel Leaders Group, We are routinely called upon to use the vast resources and capabilities that come with being an industry leader. We consistently arrive at client solutions with a level of dedication, detail, and personal service associated with a boutique agency.
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