|FYI-Essence Music Fest 2015|
1) Is the booking fee per person or per group?
The Booking Fee for July and August (8/15/2014):
Individual (That person) Couple (For Both partners) Dueces/Trio/Fab (For the group)
The Booking Fee after 8/15/2015 it will be $100/pp
2) When is the payment due each month?
The payments are monthly – within the month as long as it is completed if the August payment is made sometime within the month of Aug you are okay if it is Sept 1 and you have not made the August payment it is considered late.
3) Looks like the max group is 4. Can we have more than one group and still get tickets to the festival together, i.e. - sitting in the same section/area?
Yes the max group is 4, however for large groups (12 – 16) that would be 3 or 4 fab groups the booking code given will assist in keeping those members together—a leader would have to be name within the group to keep members on target with their payments.
4) I didn't see any terms. What are the terms specific to refunds, late fees, cancellations, etc.
- I assume the package is non-refundable and any cancellation will result in loss of paid to date amounts.
Is it transferable before the hotel is booked?
- How much is the late fee and how many days before automatic cancellation?
It is specified within the packages this is a NONREFUNDABLE PACKAGE – We are acquiring the components of your package from vendors and that is nonrefundable due to contractual agreements we have. We can however transfer the package to another new member that the group acquire’s -- we do not shop for members to take over the package.
The late fee is $25/month -- if two months are missed the package is subject to automatic cancellation.
5) Do you offer trip insurance or will we have to find that on our own?
Trip insurance is available and you can independently purchase from:
The following are the plans available for residents in Texas-go to this link for your individual state: https://buy.travelguard.com/TGI2/proc/stateselector.aspx?br=agentlink&arc=00443413&ta_initials=YTB415815&agentlinkasp=yes&st=25&cn=1
Our Gold Plan is our most popular package of travel insurance & assistance services. Offering comprehensive coverage for individual travelers and families, this plan includes children 17 and under covered at no additional cost! If you purchase within 15 days of initial trip deposit, this plan provides additional benefits for pre-existing medical conditions, financial default increased Missed Connection to $500, and provides $50,000 Flight Guard coverage. Optional coverage upgrades include Cancel for Any Reason and Medical Evacuation home or to the hospital of choice.
My Travel Guard
A "build your own" travel insurance plan. Includes basic and 24-hour emergency travel services. Customize "My Travel Guard" with coverages and limits to meet your specific travel needs. Optional Coverage Upgrades include Cancel for Any Reason, increased medical, emergency evacuation and baggage coverages, Adventure Sports Coverage, Additional Unforeseen Events Upgrade and more!
Our Platinum Plan is for travelers who want the most comprehensive package of travel insurance coverage and assistance services. If you are looking for the total package that includes our highest level of medical coverage, plus additional benefits when purchased within 15 days of initial trip payment, then this is the package for you! The Platinum Plan also covers for pre-existing medical conditions, financial default - even trip cancellation due to job loss and other covered work reasons! You can also upgrade your Platinum Plan to include optional coverages like Cancel for Any Reason and Medical Evacuation home or to the hospital of your choice!
Our Silver Plan is for travelers and families who want basic comprehensive coverage and access to our 24-hour emergency travel assistance services. This plan provides even more benefits when purchased within 15 days of initial trip payment, including coverage for pre-existing medical conditions and financial default. Each child 17 and under is covered at no additional cost for each adult that purchases this plan.
6) If we wanted to come in earlier, would you coordinate/book it or do we have to work with the hotels ourselves?
You can do either if you book we will add it to your package $175 to $250/night
7) If we wanted to upgrade our tickets to floor, would you be able to do that? I do understand that floor seats are much more expensive?
The only tickets we will have in our packages are the Plaza level and the choice is either full weekend or one night. In the case of one night we will try and consider your first choice!
8) Does each person pay separately or do you require one payment for the whole group?
The package setup that each person pays their portion the exception is the couple that is per couple!!
9) What type of payments do you accept, i.e. - credit card, online, over the phone, checks, money orders, wire transfers, etc?
The payments are handled via our Eventbrite.com site (PayPal). You are given a receipt that is helpful to keep you on track. We will not take any financial information from you!! It is NOT the tickets for any events that is given directly to you on your arrival to New Orleans by your agency Hotel Coordinator. You will have to sign for the package on delivery
10) Can you choose what hotel you want?
From the list provided on our site as long as it is not SOLD OUT from the rooms in out inventory.
My Essence Music Festival and Capital Jazz Festival packages are designed for a full experience and great vacation value no one likes the feeling of being "nickel and dimed" on their vacation. The hotels selected are chosen for location, and customer satisfaction-I know that you will love them as much as my past and current client do! Each year is a learning experience and one aspect of my packages for EMF that I have omitted for 2013 is the roundtrip airport to hotel shuttle. Airport shuttle has the current contract for New Orleans Airport--they are 1. a great value and 2. 24/7 I will post a link for you to purchase and schedule post trip pick up (you must have your departure time information for this).
Package payments start Sept 1st- but some clients have request that I give them the option to start payments in August I will set it up so that you have a choice Aug or September to allow for all my vendor's deadlines Thank you!
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