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  • What services do you provide?
    Favor Travel Tours and Tickets is one stop place for all your travel needs. Group faith-based tours and cruises, individual tours worldwide, vacations, adventure tours, organizing conferences, retreats, corporate travel, destinations weddings and much more!
  • Where do you organize faith – based cruises and tours?
    Favor Travel Tours and Tickets offers Christian cruises and tours to a variety of destinations including Israel, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Europe. Often our tours make multiple stops in surrounding areas. We will provide you with a detailed itinerary and a map of all the destinations your tour includes. You can view possible itineraries on our website. Interested in a custom trip for your church or group? Contact us about crafting an itinerary just for you.
  • What does it mean – group tour?
    A group tour refers to a travel arrangement in which a group of people, typically more than a certain number (commonly 20 or more individuals), travel together on a pre-planned itinerary. Group tours can encompass various types of travel experiences, including sightseeing tours, cultural excursions, adventure trips, educational journeys, and more. Key features of a group tour include: ​ Pre-Planned Itinerary: The travel itinerary is usually organized in advance, outlining the destinations to be visited, activities, accommodations, and other details. So you will need to be part of that and can not be flexible. Group Size: As mentioned, a group tour involves a specific number of participants. The size can vary from 16 to 50, but the shared experience distinguishes it from individual or small private tours. Guide or Tour Leader: Group tours often include a guide or tour leader who accompanies the group, providing information about the destinations, coordinating logistics, and ensuring the smooth execution of the itinerary. Shared Experiences: Participants in a group tour share the travel experience with others in the group. This can lead to a sense of camaraderie and the opportunity to meet new people. Cost Savings: Group tours may offer cost savings compared to individual travel, as group discounts can be negotiated for accommodations, transportation, and activities. Structured Schedule: Group tours typically follow a set schedule, with specific departure and arrival times, meal schedules, and planned activities. This structure can be appealing for travelers who prefer a well-organized experience. Inclusions: Group tours often include various elements such as accommodations, transportation, guided tours, and some meals in a bundled package. This can simplify the travel planning process for participants. Examples of group tours include guided faith-based tours, escorted cultural excursions, adventure tours, and educational trips organized by Favor travel.
  • Do I need a travel insurance?
    Travel Insurance is available and highly recommended. FTT&T recommends purchasing a Travel Protection Plan for coverage, including Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical, and more. Travelers can obtain the plan through Allianz Global Assistance.
  • Will you purchase travel insurance for me?
    We offer travel insurance for an additional cost. Coverage can include reimbursement for trip cancellation and trip interruption for covered reasons, emergency medical expenses, emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. We will provide detailed documentation about your coverage plan, if purchased, upon receipt of your deposit. You may decline insurance by selecting the option to decline coverage during the booking process.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    We accept cash deposit to bank account, check, Zelle transfer, PayPal, credit cards
  • When is the final payment due?
    Final payment for your trip is typically due 60 days prior to departure of the tour or cruise. If payment is not received 60 days prior to departure, a $100 late payment fee will be assessed. May be exceptions.
  • What immunizations do I need for my trip?
    Immunizations are up to you and vary depending on destination. We recommend you check the U.S. Department of State’s background notes on it’s website ( and the Center for Disease Control’s website ( for the most recent health advisories, immunization recommendations and advice on food and drinking specific to the country and region you are traveling. Depending on your health, we suggest check with your doctor before traveling internationally.
  • Is traveling to foreign countries safe?
    The safety of our tourists is a primary concern for Favor Travel tours &Tickets. In over 5 last years, we have never had aincident where a traveler was harmed. But travel does contain an element of risk. To address this, we monitor the situation in the places we travel. We also reserve the right to change or cancel our trip itinerary if a safety concern arises in an area.
  • Do I need a visa for my trip?
    Most of our destinations offer free 90-day visas for U.S. travelers that do not require an application. The only exceptions are Turkey and Jordan, where visas are required. The application process varies and for most trips, we will take care of it for you in advance of your tour. In others, you will obtain a visa upon entry into the country. If you book vacation we will help with information, where visas are required. NOTE: If you are not an American or Canadian citizen, you will need to check with the nearest consulate to find out if visas are required and, if they are, how to obtain one.
  • Do I need a passport?
    YES. A valid passport is required for international travel. It must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your return date. Only some countries have exception. If you do not have a passport, please keep in mind, in low volume seasons, it normally takes 4-6 weeks to process, and in high volume seasons, it can take several months. Once you have your passport, you must submit the information to your advisor by sending a photocopy of the picture page of your passport.
  • When should I get my passport?
    All travelers should apply for a passport at least three months before international travel. The time needed to process an application can vary dramatically depending on the work load of the Department of State. It typically takes six to eight weeks in cases where there are no complications. The Department of State does offer expedited service for an extra fee for travelers adding last minute. Passports must be valid for at least six months after your return date. For more information about applying for a passport, visit
  • What if I need to cancel my trip?
    In the event you must cancel your reservation or payments are not received by our deadlines, refunds are made at a variable rate on a schedule depending on the timing of cancellation. All cancellations are subject to an administrative fee plus a fee schedule dependent on date of cancellation. The specific fee amount are notated in the applicable Travel terms and conditions. What if my luggage is lost or damaged? File a claim at the airport Lost & Found department before you leave the baggage claim area. It is the airline’s responsibility to get lost luggage to you or compensate you for damages.
  • What if I lose something on the tour?
    FTT&T cannot assume responsibility for items lost while touring.
  • Is it possible to extend my trip to other destinations?
    Yes. We are happy to assist you in arriving early or leaving later. If you have another destination in mind, please let us know as early as possible, and we will do our best to accommodate you. All extra costs associated with travel deviations are your responsibility.
  • How early should I arrive at the airport?
    Due to the increased security at airports, we recommend arriving at least three hours prior to departure for domestic flights and at least three hours prior for international flights.
  • What should I bring?
    Useful items we suggest our tours include (but aren’t limited to) comfortable and breathable clothing, toiletries, comfortable walking shoes, sandals, a swim suit, a rain jacket, a hat, an ample supply of any medications you may be taking, sunscreen, passports, a water bottle, a small backpack or fanny pack, camera, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, snacks and a Bible. In most cases, you will be moving several times to different hotels throughout the trip, so packing on the lighter side makes for an easier trip on you and your group. Please leave all valuables at home. Most airlines allow bags of up to 50 pounds for international flights for no extra charge, however, this has been changing in the industry in recent years and some may add extra fees. You are responsible to check with your carrier and pay all luggage-related fees. Also, we will send you video recommendations before your trip!
  • Any last-minute items I shouldn’t forget?
    Passport, another form of photo ID, flight information, Bible, sunglasses, camera (with extra batteries & memory cards), electrical converter & adapter, prescriptions, money & sundry toilet items.
  • What about my prescription medication?
    Bring your medicines in their original containers along with a copy of your prescription as well as the generic name. If you have medication which needs to be refrigerated, you must inform our office at least 105 days prior to the tour so that we can make appropriate arrangements with the airlines and hotels.
  • Any other tips?
    YES, here’s a few… • Pack light. (Save room for souvenirs!) • Bring copies of important documents like your passport & prescriptions. • Be on time for the bus and prepared to rotate seats each day if needed. In some tours there are no rotation. • Keep all your receipts. • Settle personal charges at the hotel the night before you check out. • Remember: You are a guest in a foreign country. Customs and food will be different than at home. We encourage guests to embrace the new experiences. • Your final document booklet pdf file will be available approximately 5-3 days prior to departure
  • What is included in the cost of a trip?
    Each trip is custom designed, so each tour package is different. However, most trips include accommodation for double occupancy, most meals, transportation in country, guides, entry tickets to museums, archeological parks, all sights per itinerary etc., headphones, travel resources and advice. Some trips include airfare. All the information about each trip is at the website and brochure.
  • What if I can’t find a roommate?
    While we will try to match you with a roommate, we cannot guarantee one will be available. If no roommate can be found, you will be responsible for the single room supplement additional fee. This notification can come to you as late as 30 days prior to departure.
  • Where will we stay?
    Accommodations are based on double occupancy rooms with attached baths in first-class or deluxe hotels. Favor Travel reserves the right to substitute similar-category hotels as needed, with prior notice. Private rooms are available upon request, subject to additional Single-Room Supplement fees paid by the Traveler.
  • What meals are included?
    Unless otherwise stated on your brochure, as usual at group tours buffet breakfasts and dinners are included, from dinner day of arrival to breakfast in day of departure, with Travelers covering the cost of beverages not specified in the daily menu. No refunds are given for unused meals. In-flight meals may be provided by suppliers, but meals in the USA or during transit are not included in the tour. At cruises as usual All-inclusive meal plans. Check your tour or cruise meal plan with us.
  • What if I have dietary restrictions?
    If you have allergies or other dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance. We will communicate them to your tour leader, lodging and restaurants to the best of our ability. Although we do our best to provide alternatives and most restaurants we visit are very accommodating, there may be cases where special dietary needs can’t be guaranteed. We recommend those with dietary restrictions bring extra snacks to assure that you always have something you can eat available to you.
  • What can I expect upon arrival?
    After going through customs, you will be met by our representative just inside the baggage claim area or after baggage area, who will give you instructions. Collect your luggage and pay attention to the directions. En route to the hotel, you will also be told the procedures for luggage & checking in. Porters will only handle your primary piece of luggage. You are responsible for your carry-ons and personal items.
  • Will a company representative meet us at the airport?
    YES. Our personnel will meet you upon arrival at your final destination and will accompany you to the airport at the end of your tour. There will not be a representative at US airports.
  • What are the buses like?
    The deluxe touring coaches are air-conditioned and usually accommodate up to 40-55 passengers. In some countries (Israel) have wi-fi. Are there restrooms on a bus? There are no restrooms on the bus; however, sufficient stops will be made for your comfort. How long is the typically touring day? On most days, you will depart the hotel between 7:30-8:30 AM and will return late afternoon, around 5:00-6:00 PM. Your guide will announce the daily schedule.
  • How much walking is there each day?
    While this will vary, expect to walk 1-3 miles daily over varying terrain (stairs, cobble-stone, etc.). This will be intermittent and often there will be somewhere to pause for rest. If you are concerned about the difficulty, please discuss this with your travel advisor.
  • Am I fit enough to travel? What if I have mobility issues?
    Passengers registered for the tour accept the responsibility for being in good health and able to walk and travel on the tour. Because many of the sites are not accessible to the physically challenged, those needing oxygen, wheelchairs or other ambulatory assistance will find the tour extremely limiting to their experience. Guides, drivers and other staff are not permitted to assist with wheelchairs or the like for liability reasons.
  • Will my tour schedule change?
    We do allow flexibility for your tour guide to alter the schedule to give you the best experience. Also due to security reasons, weather or issues with roads, etc. tour schedule may be changed.
  • Have any lectures or special services been planned?
    Please refer to your brochure and/or detailed itinerary, which will be in your final document booklet PDF. In some tours – yes, in some – no.
  • How can I call home?
    Calls may be made from your hotel room phone for a fee. You may also either rent an international cell phone or bring your own cell phone with you. If you are able to make calls using WiFi, we recommend simply putting your phone on airplane mode in order to avoid international calling charges. NOTE: Contact your wireless carrier to find out if your phone will work overseas and, if so, what the rates will be.
  • Will I have Internet access?
    Nearly all hotels will offer internet access (charges may apply). Please see the front desk for current rates. Also, many touring motorcoaches have onboard WiFi. A Note on Electricity… You will need an international adapter (2 round prongs, Type C or a 3 round prong Type H) & converter set to safely use your electronics. Israel, Turkey, Greece and all European countries uses 220 volts, vs. 110 in the USA. Note: Some devices are “dual-voltage” and do not need the converter. Check your specific device to see if a converter will be necessary for you. Use caution with devices that heat up, such as flat irons and hair dryers as they can ruin your converter and appliance. It is best to purchase the kind that can run on 220 volts with the flip of a switch.
  • Will I be able to hear my guide?
    For your convenience, we are providing headsets to your group (if 20 or more are traveling on the tour). These will allow you to stay connected to your guide, even in crowded or noisy areas. For your comfort ,you may use your own headphones if you do not find the provided set to be comfortable. What should I wear on my Christian tour or cruise? We recommend comfortable, breathable clothing. In most cases, wear what you wear at home. A hat, sunglasses and a rain poncho are also a good idea. Some days will involve long rides and/or a lot of walking. So, comfortable shoes are a must! NOTE: At many holy sites, both men and women are expected to have their shoulders and knees covered. Please check with your guide for any clothing restrictions for the following day.
  • Is the water safe to drink?
    Please ask your guide upon arrival if your destination has safe, potable water. As many of our guests visit Israel during their travels, we can say that Israel has safe drinking water. But our recommendation to drink only bottled water in another countries to avoid any reactions of your body.
  • What will the weather be like?
    There is no way to predict the weather; therefore, we recommend checking www. before your departure to get an idea of current temperatures and conditions for the cities you will be visiting. Although the climates we visit are typically dry during spring, summer, and fall, we recommend packing rain protection.
  • Will I be able to shop while the tour?
    Yes, time will be allotted for shopping during the tour. Please be courteous of others while shopping, and be aware of when the group and bus are ready to leave. NOTE: Any purchases made are at your own risk. We are not responsible for your dissatisfaction with any purchases. Guides are not authorized to recommend any stores or shops on our behalf.
  • What is VAT in Israel?
    VAT (Value Added Tax) is a sales tax of at least 17% that is charged for most goods in Israel. This amount is part of the price and, is not added at the register. It is possible to claim back most of this tax for Israel. The best way to do this is to see if the retailer you are buying from is affiliated with tax-free shopping. If so, they will give you instructions for your refund. Generally, all you have to do is collect a completed form (receipt) from the store, which lists your purchases. You MUST have this form stamped by customs when you leave the country. At the airport you will find VAT refund desk and they will explain what to do.
  • What about using traveler’s checks and credit cards while travelling?
    We do not recommend the use of traveler’s checks as you may experience difficulty using and/or cashing them. You may also be subject to significant handling fees. Credit cards can be used for most purchases. IMPORTANT: Before you travel, contact your bank or credit card company to notify them about your travel plans to avoid difficulty using your card overseas.
  • Will ATM machines be available?
    ATMs are available at local banks and at most hotels. You will receive funds in the local currency. NOTE: You will likely be charged a fee and may be subject to daily withdrawal limits. Please, check fee and limits with your Bank.
  • What type of currency is used?
    Please check your destinations’ currency on their ministry of tourism website. If traveling to Israel, Shekels are used; however, in Israel, US currency is widely accepted. We suggest you take a good supply of small bills: $1s, $5s, $10s, etc.
  • How much money should I bring?
    Not included in your tour package are the following: lunches, spending money, optional tipping, and tips for the guide and driver. We suggest at least $500 USD to cover these and any miscellaneous expenses, but it is a personal decision.
  • Should I exchange money before I go?
    This may or may not be necessary, depending on your destination, but if you prefer to have local currency, you can exchange it at your local bank or the airport. Currency exchange may not be available at the hotel, so if you plan to exchange, do so before you leave or at the airport of arrival.
  • Guide and Driver tipping?
    Unless specified otherwise on your brochure, there will be a voluntary tip collected for your guide and driver. While in Israel, the suggested amount is $5-7 per person per day for your guide and $4-6 per person per day for your driver. Your group leader will pass around an envelope for this collection near the end of the tour.
  • What about tipping?
    Unless otherwise stated on your brochure, prepaid gratuities have been collected for the porters as well as the hotel dining, housekeeping, and front desk staff. However, if you request any special services from the staff, an additional tip of $1-3 or so would also be appropriate for your lunches and occasional other services (such as using the restroom at a church). Your guide will let you know when this is appropriate.
  • TICKETS AND FLIGHTS What airline will be used?
    We have contracts with many IATA carriers. Your flight schedule will be available approximately 45-30 days prior to departure.
  • What about frequent flier miles?
    Unfortunately, we are not able to process miles towards your flights and/or up-grades. However, you may earn miles for your flights. To do so, please provide a agent with your frequent flier number at check-in. Information about your airline’s frequent flier program is available on the airline’s website.
  • May I request special seating and/or meals on my flights?
    YES. Requests should be submitted to our office in writing at least 105 days prior to departure. However, we cannot guarantee that your requests will be honored. It is ultimately the airline’s decision.
  • What if I miss my flight or it is cancelled on the day of the departure?
    Contact us immediately. After that, speak to a gate agent to see when the next available flight will be. It is the airline’s responsibility to get you to your destination as soon as possible. Once you have your new schedule, be sure to call our office so we can let our overseas staff know when to expect you and so we can arrange a new transfer time for your group if necessary.
  • Who is responsible for any airline schedule changes and/or expenses?
    All flight times are subject to change by the airlines without advance notice. We are not responsible for changes and/or delays in airline schedules or any expenses associated with such changes. NOTE: Should you incur any expenses due to a scheduling change, make sure to keep your receipts as you may be able to be reimbursed through your travel protection policy if you chose to purchase one.
  • When may I receive my flight information?
    Flight information is available approximately 30 days prior to departure. Your travel advisor will remit your final documents to you. Please contact your advisor for questions about their standard way of remittance.
  • What if I booked my own flights?
    Please be advised that Favor Travel Tours & Tickets has only scheduled transfers between the airport and the hotel for those who book their flights through FTT&T. If you elect to purchase your own flights as a “Ground Only” passenger, you are ultimately responsible for securing transportation between the airport and the hotel, both for your arrival and departure. We recommend guests discuss purchasing a separate FTT&T transfer package with their travel advisor. Otherwise, please be prepared to make your own transfer arrangements from the airport to the hotel on arrival and then back to the airport at the end of your trip, as we cannot guarantee there will be space for you on any of our transfer buses.
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