Travel with Confidence

Travel With Confidence

Your holiday plans are in good hands.

Our commitment to you

American Holidays are here to make sure your well-deserved holiday runs smoothly. We know there can be disruptions in the form of flight amendments especially as our sector recovers from the events of the last two years. Rest assured, booking with us means we will do our utmost to ensure that your trip goes ahead without issue. Our Team are on hand to ensure your eagerly awaited travels take place and should you need us we are here for you.

Free Change
• Up to 45 days before departure you can change your holiday once with no amendment fees (excluding any non-refundable costs for example Villa/Tours/Internal flights). Changes within 45 days and up to 48 hrs prior to departure are possible but are subject to fees.

• Holidays containing a cruise – amendments will depend on individual cruise line policies.

Refund Guarantee
• In accordance with your statutory rights, you will receive a guaranteed refund if we have to cancel your travel to a destination that contravenes the travel advice issued by the DFA or Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Call us today to speak to one of our Personal Travel Planner for further travel advice, destination recommendations or to begin planning your next holiday.

We highly recommend that you familiarise yourself with the travel advice provided by government bodies and sign up to the latest travel alerts relevant to the destination you are travelling to on your holiday.

For more information, you may find the below links useful:
To read more about Coronavirus:
World Health Organisation (WHO)

To check the latest Government travel advice:
Department of Foreign Affairs
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

To check the latest advice from your departure airport;
Dublin Airport
Cork Airport
Shannon Airport
Belfast International Airport
Belfast City Airport

Do I need extra insurance?

Travel insurance is essential and must cover medical evacuation and repatriation in the event that you become unwell and have to be transported home. Even with good travel insurance, you will need to follow the guidance of local public health authorities at all times, including self-isolating if you develop symptoms, this means your return travel home might be delayed.

We also recommend that you contact your travel insurance providers to confirm that related COVID-19 incidents are covered on your policy.

How will check-in and boarding be different at Irish and UK airports

There will be a number of measures in place to reduce face-to-face contact and maintain social distancing, such as:

Online check-in
Where possible, check in online and check in baggage to the aircraft hold to minimise any hand baggage. This will speed up boarding and disembarking and minimise the risk of transmission. Follow the public health guidance for public and private transport during your journey to the airport.

Be respectful
Treat staff and other passengers with respect. Change in procedures can be frustrating and while our normal transit through airports may take longer it is for our own safety.

Follow airport and airline instructions
Staff may give you instructions to follow, such as:
– where to sit
– how to queue at check-in, security or when boarding the aircraft
– instructions on screens, barriers or floor markings
– requests to move to less busy areas
– social distancing measures in departure and arrival terminals

Can I take hand luggage with me on the flight?

To speed up boarding and disembarking and to minimise the risk of transmission, you are strongly encouraged to check in all baggage to the aircraft hold and minimise any hand luggage. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information

Is It safe to travel on an aeroplane?

There is a lot of apprehension surrounding aeroplanes and airports.
However, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), “The air supplied to the aircraft cabin is either fresh or is filtered through filters of the same efficacy (99.97% or better) in removing viruses as those used in surgical operating rooms.”
To help protect yourself, infectious disease specialists recommend taking some basic precautions, including washing your hands, disinfecting surfaces (like your seat back pocket, tray table, and the restroom door handle). Additionally, you can follow these precautions:

– remain seated as much as possible
– use contactless payment where possible
– be aware there is likely to be a reduced food and drink service
– make the cabin crew aware if you feel unwell

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

What happens when I arrive at my destination airport?

Each airport may have a different process but be aware that you may:
– encounter enhanced screening/monitoring at entry and exit ports
– be required to show proof of recent COVID-19 vaccination

Before you travel, check the Department of Foreign Affairs or Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) foreign travel advice; (see the summary, health and entry requirements sections).
In addition to the local airport protocols there may also be specific accommodation protocols. If you have any questions please do not hesitate contact us.

Will all accommodation facilities be open at my hotel?

Each individual accommodation will have their own protocols in place for the facilities on offer. For more details, please contact us.