2022 LAKELAND UNIVERSITY 


2022 Lakeland University Women's Basketball Ireland Tour
May 9-18, 2022


Premier International Tours - A+ rating Better Business Bureau 

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Before you book:

Note: We have updated your 2020 team website for 2022. All changes are made in green.

  • Your original 2020 Tour Proposal (Downloadand the updated 2022 Tour Proposal (Download)
     

  • General (Cancellation) Conditions and General Information (Download) We strongly advise all participants to read these conditions to avoid any misunderstandings. The 2020 (and 2021) tour has been postponed to May 9-18, 2022. We have secured all reservations for 2022 . If people cancel the minimum cancellation fees are $ 660.00 per person. For detailed information about our cancellation fees please check our general conditions (see Download) starting with sub 5-item 3. 
     

  • Individual Waiver and Release (Download
    We require a signed waiver from all travelers to be e-mailed back within 3 weeks after the international travel bans are lifted but not later than October 15, 2021.

     

  • Fundraising - click here

After you have booked:

  • Your Tour Confirmation
    We have created a detailed tour confirmation - click here (to follow) to download. It is very important that all travelers review this document carefully.
    :
    May 9 Chicago-Dublin with AA 208 - departure 840PM and arrival 1005AM the next day
    May 18 Dublin-Chicago with AA 209 - departure 100PM and arrival 315PM the same day. 


    The tour costs are based on the exchange rate of the US$ and CAD$ towards the Euro and British Pound. Fluctuations of the exchange rates of all involved currencies can affect the tour costs. In addition to this, we reserve the right to increase the participant prices in case of an increase in airport (security) taxes and/or fuel surcharges for the airlines.
     

  • Your payment schedule 
    Most tour payments for 2022 have been done. Balance due payment is March 19, 2022.
     

  • Important information regarding your payment.
    In our proposals, we offer to help to manage and administrate all payments. To avoid any misunderstandings, we have created some guidelines for payments including the options we can offer.
    Travelers have two options to pay: by check or by credit card.
    By check: 
    Travelers can mail the checks to Premier International Tours, 17838 E. Easter Place, Foxfield, CO 80016. Please have each person include the name of the group and the name of the travelers with/on the check. Please make sure the check will be received on or before the payment date. We will send the group’s main contact (coach and/or manager) an updated financial review/invoice after receipt of these checks. We will not send any individual payment receipt confirmations to the travelers.

     

  • By credit card - automatic:
    Travelers have the option to complete a credit card authorization form with payments (a minimum of $250.00 per transaction) as per the payment schedule agreed upon with the coach and/or manager. We will only accept a c.c. authorization form from people who commit to have their card charged for the complete payment schedule.  We will forward a credit card authorization to your coach and/or manager which you can complete and return to your coach or team manager. Your coach or team manager will then send in these forms to us which will be processed for the payments. We will charge the credit cards on the dates as per authorization form (maybe 1-2 days before or after).

     

  • By credit card – one-time credit card payments:
    If you would like to make an on-time credit card authorization please click here (under construction) process your credit card payment. This is a secure website.
    A lot of people have a daily limit on their c.c. please tell them that they need to inform their bank before we charge the card. Every credit card transaction will be confirmed to the owner of the c.c. by sending them a receipt per e-mail. We will send the group’s main contact (coach and/or manager) an updated financial review/invoice after processing these credit cards.
    The fact that we offer credit card payments is a service for the coach and/or manager of the team because processing these types of payments are time consuming

    Please notice that our primary focus and goal is to organize a perfect tour for your group. Therefore, we must set some rules for the payments to avoid that we will be spending more time managing individual payment requirements than the group’s tour arrangements. We hope you understand.


    2022 Tour payment update: The above included 2020 tour payment information is not current anymore because Premier International Tours is no longer accepting credit card payments. Your tour contact (group leader or manager) will collect any additional payments (if needed) and wire the funds to us. 

  • Communication Structure
    ​We encourage that your group assigns one person (manager or coach) who will be the main contact of Premier International Tours. This person should always be copied in on all communications with Premier International Tours. 
    Your Premier International Tours contact is Loek van Zijl. His e-mail address in Loek@premierinternationaltours.com. Our telephone number is (800) 724-6076. 
     

  • Insurance
    ​2020 Tour information - this applies to all payers and coaches - Coach Peterson already purchased insurance for the delegation of 25 people players and coaches: We strongly encourage your participants to purchase travel and cancellation interruption insurance. Please click here to get detailed information about the policy of Travel Insured. Follow the instructions as per PDF file. Your coach or team manager will check with all travelers if they want to purchase insurance.  Please click here for the student policy enrollment form and please click here for the adult policy enrollment form. 


    2022 Tour Information - this applies to new travelers (parents and siblings) - We strongly encourage your participants to consider purchasing travel protection (insurance), which may include Accident and Sickness Medical Expense, Trip Cancellation, and Trip Interruption coverage. Your travelers can book travel protection plans through Travel Insured. Please note that this is supplemental travel insurance offered through a 3rd party. As such, any purchase, and applicable terms and conditions of any purchase, are solely between Travel Insured and the purchaser/traveler, NOT Premier International Tours. We recommend you consider the Worldwide Trip Protector Plus plan which includes Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage - a document with more information about this plan can be found by clicking here. Your travelers can book the travel protection on their own and choose the travel protection provider they prefer. The plan cost depends on a variety of factors such as the type of plan selected, age of the traveler(s) and tour cost. Please notice that Travel Insured requires that the Travel Protection including CFAR must be booked within 3 weeks of your deposits date.

    To check out, compare and purchase Travel Insured’s plans, click here.

    IMPORTANT: 
    The travel protection plan that includes Cancel For Any Reason requires that individuals purchase the travel protection plan within 21 days of sending in the deposit for the tour. CFAR coverage is up to 75% of the prepaid, nonrefundable trip cost (subject to $20,000 maximum). CFAR is optional and available for purchase at the individual level. Trip cancellation must be 48 hours or more prior to scheduled departure. For the Free Trip Cost (coaches tour) there is no CFAR. This CFAR benefit is not available to residents of New York State.

     

  • Day by Day Itinerary
    ​Between 2-4 weeks before departure Premier International Tours will post the final itinerary on this page. We will e-mail your manager and/or coach when this itinerary is available online. We will first post a provisional itinerary and between 2-4 weeks before departure the final itinerary.

     

  • Emergency contacts
    ​At each destination and/or tournament, Premier International Tours has its own staff available to assist you. Secondly Premier International Tours is available 24/7 in case of emergencies: In case of emergencies (mainly when you are dealing with issues within the USA or matters you cannot resolve with our local – at your destination - staff) please contact us at (720) 607-0783. 

     

  • COVID-19-related Travel Requirements - Traveling at Your Own Risk

    ​Please note that COVID-19 has caused countries around the world to devise policies governing travel by non-citizens to their sovereign territories. This has often resulted in the following circumstances below, creating much uncertainty as to the regulations and requirements that apply to group travel itineraries:
    * Numerous governmental entities at the destination country creating COVID-19 regulations, such as the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Health, Immigration Office, and others, often without coordinating with each other, which can result in conflicting and contradictory policies
    * Policies and regulations are often not clear, leading to potential misunderstanding.
    * Policies and regulations are often not translated to English correctly, leading to potential misunderstanding.
    * Policies and regulations are subject to frequent changes.
    * Policies and regulations are subject to the subjective interpretation of individual immigration officers and other governmental authorities at the destination and in-transit countries, leading to potentially arbitrary decisions about traveler entry into / transit through a country. 

    All of the above taken together create situations where you are potentially Traveling at Your Own Risk, but not limited to, being denied boarding an aircraft flying to your destination and / or being denied entry to the destination or in-transit countries. While our company will endeavor to ascertain all rules and regulations applying to your travel itinerary, ultimately you agree that you are Traveling at Your Own Risk.

Important Deadlines

110 days before departure:   
1. We encourage you to start working on your passport. Passports need to be valid 180 days from your return date. More information about passports and visas can be found at our Tour Preparation Guide - click herePlease notice that the wait times to get a passport is many times longer than 18 weeks. 
2. If you need a deviation (earlier flight departure than the group or later flight return than the group) you need to do this within the next week. We will not accept any deviations within 90 days from departure. The airlines charge a standard deviation fee of $150.00 per person (group rates are subject to availability) plus a possible increase in fare on the requested deviation. All deviation requests are subject to availability of flights. Please notice that airlines allow only a maximum of 10-20% of the group to deviate (percentage depends on the specific airline) and the deviations must be done with the same airline as the group. Deviations can be done for either the return flight only or outbound flight only (depends on the specific airline) but not both. Only a select few airlines allow routing changes on deviations so routing changes are also subject to the conditions of the specific airline used for the group flights. Most of the times you cannot upgrade group tickets to business or first class. 
3. Premier International Tours has a Tour Preparation Guide available. Please click here for all information you need to know.

               

90 days before departure:
This is one of the most important deadlines for your tour. By this date we cannot accept 1. any additional people 2. any deviation requests. By this date we need to know as well special meal requests like vegetarian, gluten free, etc. 
We will contact the coach and/or manager to reconfirm the number of people traveling, to get the official names (as per your passport or birth certificate including middle names) and DOB plus special seating requests.  We will ask your manager and/or coach as well to fill out a so called Team Profile Form (for friendly games tours only) and to create a rooming list.  
       

80 days before departure:    
Please make sure you read the ground transportation inclusions and the role of your guide - see Your Tour Confirmation above.          

               

70 days before departure:      
1. We have informed your coach and/or manager about possible excursions (not available for some of tournaments) your group can prebook. Now is a good time to get this finalized. 
2. If your team participates at a tournament, please familiarize yourself with the tournament rules listed on each tournament website.
3. Did you think about a gift for the opposing team(s)? We encourage your group to have team pennants for the opposing teams. Any other gift will be appreciated as well.  

               

60 days before departure:
We need to have all signed waivers e-mailed back to us.  Please click here to access our waiver forms.