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No, but Galcations STRONGLY recommends purchasing travel insurance. You never know when you will have a life emergency (thus they are called “emergencies”). You, a family member, or a traveling companion may have a medical emergency prior to traveling or while on a trip and you want to ensure the value of your trip investment is protected and that you have medical coverage while abroad. A reminder that most U.S. insurance is not valid outside of the country and the cost for medical treatment can easily be in the thousands, tens of thousands, and even more for critical care treatment. Some countries even require full payment of treatment before you can leave a hospital.
Absolutely. There are a limited number of guaranteed single rooms on each group trip. There is a supplemental charge for these and the price will vary by trip. Galcations group trips are a fantastic way for single ladies to travel with a group inn a safe, fun environment, but still have the comfort of having their own room and personal space. Single rooms tend to sell out very quickly.
Yes, we are more than happy to facilitate ladies finding roommates, but we do not assign traveling companions. If you would like to find a roommate please let us know and we will do our best to introduce you to another female traveler. It is easier to do this if you have a specific trip or destination in mind. If we find someone that is interested in the same trip, we will verify with you before sharing your phone or email that you are still interested. We recommend taking the time to get to know a future roommate before committing to traveling together. Some things to discuss are if you each are smokers/non-smokers, drink alcohol, snore, early to bed or night owl, etc. If you would like us to help you find a roommate/traveling companion, click here (then we need to link this to a template/form
Currently we are hosting events (such as meetings and luncheons) in the Phoenix and Chicago metropolitan areas only since we require trained staff to host our events but we will expland to more cities in the future.
For each group trip, we post the vendor group air rate from the city where our Galcations hostess will be departing. We can request air from any U.S. city from the tour operator or cruise line providing the trip. We only sell air via preferred travel partners (tour and cruise companies). We don’t sell independent air nor book air for clients using points or miles. Travelers are not required to take or purchase air from Galcations for any trip but keep in mind airport transfers may be additional when arriving independently.
Galcations sends a “hostess” on organized group trips. Our female hosts are on the group trips to assist our ladies with all the little things that pop up during travel and to help make your trip as comfortable, relaxing and fun as possible. On guided tours, there is still a professional guide to handle all the details of the trip like time lines, working with the bus driver, hotels, and local guides.
Galcations hostesses are savvy, well-traveled, social, and know how to handle the unexpected. Having experience in the travel industry is a plus (travel agent, travel manager, etc.). Additionally, they must be able to manage events and give travel presentations and travel. A valid passport is a must!